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Hong Kong Gift/Shopping Guide 2020

Buy local, support your neighbours

HK is a complex place and you may not have heard of all of these shops and spaces - please email if we have missed any of your favourite local shops/services! Consider ditching Amazon and supporting your local communities this Holiday Season (and year round for that matter) ! I have included links and a very brief description where I can - the descriptions are my own - click on the link to find out more. This list includes established local shops like Bookazine to small one person travel services like Tiny Trekkers Travel Agency. Support your neighbours and have a great holiday!

Kids

HappyMade 開心手作 - handmade hair accessories for babies, kids and dolls

Mini Love Tales - HK inspired children’s book (Website)

Snug-a-licious - makes the most soft, comfy and lovely, lounge and sleepwear just for kids. (Website)

Activity-box - craft kits for kids aged 3 - 8 mailed to you! (Website)

Smallprint HK - silver jewelry made from your child’s fingerprint, handprint or drawings. (FB Page)

Gamma Leonis Books - Fairy tales for kids (Website)

Little Bean's Toy Chest - Quiet books - activity books made from felt and other sensory materials for small children. (Website)

Snuggles - a platform to find affordable memories for you and your little one! We provide everything from personalised products to customised party printables.

Food

Tai Ma Sauces - family run small business in Kwun Tong, best sauces in HK (according to Scott) (Website)

Adults 

Heritage Refashioned - sustainable fashion handbags and accessories made with up-cycled vintage Japanese kimonos and end-of-use Chinese Wedding Kwan Kwa dresses. A pairing of colourful history with sustainable fashion. Unparalleled quality, sustainable luxury. Handmade in Hong Kong. Stylish masks also available. (Website)

Saimun- Customized hats, bags and accessories for anyone who can’t find their own piece. (Etsy shop)

Rosey Cloud - Locally handmade soaps suitable for all ages and all skins types. (Website)

Batik Cantik Hong Kong - Individual made Batik collections; scarves, bags, clothes and soft furnishings - all hand made. (FB Page)

Kayla Layla Handmade - All natural beauty products for adults and children (FB Page)

Silversmith - Wearable art by local designers and artisans, affordable, stylish and stand out designs made by local craftspeople and curated by Ivan Keung. (Website)

Dee Gogh - Unique, locally handmade jewellery made with HK Coins. (Website)

ShAnho Jewelry - Nature inspired handmade jewelry with precious and semi precious stones. Classic looks and affordable prices. (Website)

Solemate for You - Hand painted original shoes by Roshani - (IG link)

Lion Rock Press - Family run HK based business - greeting cards, Candles, book, puzzles and games, toys and so much more. HK themes. (Website)

Karen Aruba - Illustration and Majong sets by talented artist and master craftsman. (Etsy Shop)

Mountain Folkcraft - we are a shop in hong kong specialising in asian folk art since 1969 (Website)

Wild Boar Fabrics - Wild Boar Fabrics is your go-to shop for hand picked, unique fabrics and notions for busy people. (Website)

Needlepointhk - Collaboration between visual artist and retired tailor. Cotton Masks individually made in Hong Kong.

Parallel 51 - versatile, stylish and affordable clothing for women. (FB Page)

C’est Pas Grave - menswear label started in Montreal Canada and moved to HK since 2008. Includes fashion accessories and home furnishing. Made in Hong Kong in small qualities. Stylish, reusable masks available. (FB Page)

Lotus Beauty - Vegan skincare focusing on lip gloss. (Website)

Casetify - Mobile phone cases custom made with your own photos/designs.

GNL Accessories - GNL accessories beautiful ethical, cruelty free handbags made from teak leaves and cork. (Website)

Gienne Tsui - aromatherapy based natural skin care products and beauty service. (Website)

Kindness Matters - #kindnessmatters products and a wide range of new + used clothing - all proceeds go to support Impact HK. (Website)

Bakbamboo- reusable, durable, biodegradable bamboo products that can replace daily life single-use, throwaway plastic products.

BobaBolo - Quintessential stickers inspired by Hong Kong

Classes, Experiences and Adventures

Tiny Trekkers Travel Agency - a travel agency for the armchair traveller. You stay at home, we do the travelling for you.

Wild at Art Studio - Locally based art therapy and art classes with Katie Flowers, an art therapist, art educator and a practicing mixed media artist, she passionately believes in the powerful healing capacities of hands on art making. She offers art-making experiences with a focus on emotional health, well being, and creative self-care. (Website)

Artisens - Local glass and ceramic workshops run by a talented artist - check the website for details or email for gift certificate options. (Website)

senselessart Studio - offers ad hoc classes in bookbinding, basic sewing, painting, papercraft and more in the Prince Edward Studio. Also a suitable space for rental for small gatherings (under 40 ppl) or hosting classes. Gift Certificates are

Africa Centre HK - runs Chung King Mansion tours, cooking classes and more.

Crosscountry HK offers mountain biking guiding and training in HK for beginners to experts.

HK Rock Climbing Adventure - Guided rock climbing tours with certified guides. Safe, knowledgeable and super fun! (Website)

Wild Hong Kong - Focuses on leading hiking, cycling and kayaking adventures around various parts of rural Hong Kong, exploring individual or multiple environments. Half and full day routes are available. (Website)

Sunset Survivors - Filled with the city’s twilight industries, Sunset Survivors is a celebration of Hong Kong’s cultural identity. Sunset Survivors is a tribute to the city’s character, a celebration of its roots and a guide to its evolution. They also conduct tours of Hong Kong. (Website)

Wild Creatures in Hong Kong booklet - a book from a dedicated wildlife enthusiast which is an excellent stepping stone into HK wildlife. (Website)

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden - 148 hectares of land on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan, a place to experience, explore and relax. Includes animal exhibits, insect house, nature walks and educational activities for all ages. Also do rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife. - You can purchase a membership - makes a great gift! (Website)

Kembali - nature based rewilding experiences - the forest as a therapist - walks, workshops based on the wisdom & patterns of the natural world, helping to reconnect and rediscover ourselves.

i-discover app and Map - iDiscover is about the spirit of place. We work with locals who show us their favourite places and tell us their stories. We put them in a handy map and savvy app to create honest and authentic routes in Asia’s most captivating neighbourhoods. We help keep heritage alive for a vibrant and viable urban future. (Website)

Uncatagorised (but still cool!)

Playground of Possibilities Card Deck - 52 cards, with 52 questions for you to ask yourself, to prompt you to let go of your old, limiting thoughts, beliefs and stories about yourself and the world, choose more useful ones, take inspired action, and experiment playfully with new, more resourceful ways of thinking and being. (Website)

Qraftie - an online marketplace for buying and selling handcrafted goods, artwork and design gifts; based in Hong Kong.

Bookshops

Blacksmith Books - Local publisher with delivery from site. Many local history books as well as hiking guides, fiction and more! (Website)

Bookazine - Hong Kong’s leading chain of independent English-language bookshops, is a family run business. As Hong Kong’s community bookshop, we see it as our responsibility to champion the local writing scene and regularly host book launches with local authors. (Website)

Bleak House Books - Established in February 2017 Bleak House Books (清明堂 in Chinese) is an indie bookshop in Hong Kong that specializes in new and used English language books. At Bleak House Books we love books but what we love even more are good books. That's why we hand curate everything we end up putting on our shelves. (Website)

HK Art you can buy

Gary Yeung - Original nature inspired artwork by local artist Gary Yeung. PM for details and pricing - (IG link)

Rachel Psmith - paper mobiles, art prints Matchboxes and original art created in the Prince Edward Studio

By Mamalaterre - Watercolour artist with a selection of printed items, also teaches painting and embroidery. Masks with beautiful designs available. (FB Page)

Jo Farrell Photography - professional photographer and creator of the book Living Herstory Bound Feet Women of China - portraits, classes and an incredible book. (FB Page and Website)

Paper Roses Designs - Handmade notecards (and more) made from original watercolour illustrations, printed and created in an eco friendly manner. (Website)

Things for the Home

Candle Up - 100% Soy Wax Candles, Organic-Vegan-Non-Toxic, Hand made in HongKong. (FB Page)

Thorn and Burrow - family run homewares shop with lots of local brands on offer. (Website)

Liz Fry Design - Homeware, with Hong Kong designs

Myr-made - Home decor, personalised and kid friendly (FB Page)

Noaahhome - Premium upcycled cushions made from deadstock and end of line fabrics. (Website)

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