It’s the most wonderful time of the year…!
We know that there is no greater excitement for a child than the sight of presents under the tree on Christmas Day. If your kids haven’t already dropped some major hints or flat out told you what they want, we’ve taken out the guesswork for you and have rounded up some of the most creative, engaging and fun gifts on the market this year. These are all definitely kiddo-approved and believe us when we say that your children will be thrilled to receive these!
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Looking for something truly unique to gift this Christmas? For fun, unique, children’s Christmas gift inspiration look no further than Gift Something. Gift Something specializes in international and exclusive brands which are often difficult to find in HK. Browse the site to find everything from novelty accessories, luxury baby products, beautiful bouquets and experience gifts. For the kids, we’re looking to get The Classic Joke Kit Set ($148) for our little comics. And for would-be intrepid explorers, we love the Luckies Stamp Map ($328), where you can stamp your next destinations onto the beautiful copper map – we think any travel-loving tween or teen would love this addition to their bedroom. Oh, and there’s free delivery, too!
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Pick up something for the kids designed to last more than one holiday season from Indigo Living. There are plenty of precious pieces to choose from to inspire young imaginations and transform bedrooms into places of play. The super quirky and soft Trophees ($890) are extremely cool wall decorations that can either be grouped into a family of animal faces or left as one standout statement piece. The collection includes lion, tiger, elephant, panda, dinosaur and unicorn designs. A portion of the sales of these pieces will go directly to the charity, Animal Friends of the Globe.
Go the whole hog and revamp your kid’s bedroom this Christmas. To create a truly cosy corner, hang a Bed Canopy, available in grey or pink ($1,990) and make their own special story-time nook by adding an armchair ($890) to snuggle into and a Tidy Books Bookcase ($1,990) to display their favourite titles. And darker winter days don’t have to be so gloomy now, thanks to these adorable Rabbit Night Lights ($750). They’re made with LED lights which don’t generate heat so they’re safe for little fingers. Encourage some make-believe fun with the Happy Day Big Cooker ($1,399) too, or liven up playrooms with kid-friendly artwork like the Panda, Circus or Rocket Posters with Oak Frames ($1,490 each).
If you are looking to update your little one’s wardrobe this Christmas, a new online Japanese clothing brand has caught our eye. HÄP & CRAFT has some great tees, hoodies and jackets to choose from. The brand puts comfort first, by using Smile Cotton® (which has got the seal of approval from Japan’s Atopic Dermatitis Patients Association) in its products. It’s meant to feel like cotton wool, softens the more it’s washed and is even recommended for those with sensitive skin. We anticipate the only problem you’ll have with this brand is trying to persuade your kids to take these clothes off! It’s also good to know the company has a warehouse in Hong Kong, so if you’re impatient to receive your purchases you can be guaranteed of speedy delivery.
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Age: Size range from 100cm up to 140cm
Where to get it: www.kids-hapandcraft.com
How much: T-shirts are priced around $260, with hoodies for under $500.
Offering classic wooden toys inspired by Hong Kong, The Lion Rock’s toy collection this Christmas is perfect for mamas looking to ditch plastic while giving a gift that represents our beautiful city. The Yum Cha Tea Set is a fantastic choice if you want your little ones love to play pretend. Suitable for children aged 18 months and over, the Hong Kong Lacing Beads are also simple, good-old-fashioned fun which also help to improve kid’s concentration. If your child is mad about cars, the Push-Along Hong Kong Taxi is a wonderful option to bring the familiar HK sight to your living room!
Age: Suitable for ages 18 months and up
How much: Yum Cha Tea Set – $380, Push-Along Hong Kong Taxi – $90, Hong Kong Lacing Beads – $200
Where to get it: thelionrockpress.com. The collection is also available for purchase at selected retailers, including all Bookazine stores.
Perfect for children aged 3 and up, this lunchbox set features a personalised tablecloth (you can have any name stitched into the cloth) and a variety of ingredients for your mini chef de cuisine to whip up their fave lunch. If you’re having trouble getting your kids to eat anything green, this is also a great game to introduce them to different types of fruit and veg. Free shipping is available, too!
Age: 3 and up
How much: $498.43
Where to get it:
Suitable for children ages 3 to 8, this DIY set is a fantastic gift to inspire hands-on, problem-solving and creative play! The barrel contains 50 accessories such as wooden planks and screws so your child can create just about anything from aeroplanes to motorbikes. Free shipping is offered on orders over $400. For orders below $400, a delivery cost of $49 is applicable. In-store pickup service is also available at Petite Bazaar’s Wan Chai and Central locations.
Age: Suitable for ages 3 to 8
How much: $289
Where to get it: Petite Bazaar, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong) and (9 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.petit-bazaar.com
Musical gifts always go down a treat at Christmas…well maybe not so much for the neighbours (sorry 17D!). With cool light effects and pre-programmed tunes, the Light Up Keyboard is perfect for budding pop stars looking for a chance to perform. The keyboard comes with ready-made musical beats including; eight rhythms, six instruments and four drum effects. Your kids will love creating their own compositions and recording their musical masterpieces.
Age: Suitable for ages 4 and up
How much: $239.00
Where to get it: Little Whale, Discovery Bay Shop G-10, G/F, 92 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau, little-whale.com/collections
Time for some science exploration! The Magnetism Discovery Board is a STEM learning tool to help inspire a love of science in kids. By placing magnets near the metal power box, children will be able to visualise the magnetic field lines and understand magnetic power. The compass also helps teach about how magnetic fields work in the world around us. Fun and educational? Win-win!
Age: Suitable for ages 3 and up
How much: $359
Where to get it:
Parker The Augmented Reality Bear is perfect for our tech-savvy, mini geniuses out there. With an innovative spin on the classic teddy bear, Parker activates augmented reality to create an interactive world of doctor role play. On top of this toy having the ultimate cool factor of AR, it also helps children develop critical thinking skills, digital literacy and empathy. By downloading the complimentary Parker App, your kid will be able to examine Parker’s bones, take Parker’s temperature, and complete mini-games.
Age: Suitable for ages 3 and up
How much: $498.00
Where to get it: Seedling, Suite B, 11/Floor, 88 Commercial Building, 28-34 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.seedling.com.hk
Time for a big adventure! PJ Masks Playland is a mini interactive playground that comes 20 colourful soft-flex balls, which will turn your leaving room into a ball pit. Suitable for children aged 2 and up, your kid will have hours of fun in the Playland! Free shipping is offered from Toys “R” Us for over $2,500. For orders under $2,500, a delivery cost starting from $35 is applicable. In-store pickup is also available.
Age: Suitable for ages 2 and up
How much: $299.50
Where to get it: www.toysrus.com.hk
Shh…time for some quiet time. These books are adorable keepsakes and would make a very special present to keep well beyond this holiday season. Made with love and care, the book comes in multiple designs, tell different stories and can be personalised by having a name added to the cover. Inside there is a variety of interactive pop-ups and pockets to play with. We have personally been impressed by the customer service from Little bean’s Toy Chest, too!
Age range: Suitable for ages 1 and up
How much: $315 – $400
Where to get it: see all stockist here
Featured Image courtesy of getty. Image #1 courtesy of The Lion Press, Image #2 courtesy of Gift Less Ordinary, Image #3 courtesy of Petit Bazaar, Image #4 courtesy of Little Whale, Image #5 courtesy of Tic Tac Toe, Image #6 courtesy of Seedling, Image #7 courtesy of Toys-R-Us, Image #8 courtesy of Little Bean’s Toy Chest