Look no further – this is the end all, be all of Christmas gift guides! Whether you’re fresh out of ideas of what to get for your other half, your picky friend, that colleague that you’ve only greeted in passing and suddenly have to get a Secret Santa gift for, or the person who told you ‘not to bother getting a present’ for them, we’ve found and aggregated a bunch of local brands in Hong Kong creating awesome things.
To be a brand these days, you almost need to be labelled as sustainable, and lots of these small companies fit the letter. Artwork, Christmas treat sets, conscious jewellery, baby’s goods, HK-themed homeware, and ways to capture memories… we’ve got you sorted. Discover our ultimate Christmas gift guide.
Our Top Picks
Eleanor McColl Art – Artsy Homeware & Accessories
If you’re looking for a fun and artsy Hong Kong themed Christmas gift, you may find it in HK-based artist Eleanor’s The Chroma Collection, featuring a variety of homeware and stationery. Emblazoned with bold lines and colours, the collection is an homage to Hong Kong’s aesthetic vibrancy, and is inspired by Eleanor’s original works of art and paintings. The A5 lined notebook and water bottle are the latest additions to the collection. Both practical and beautiful, gift a new favourite notebook and a great hot/cold bottle to your friends and family to brighten up their day with a touch of colour!
Vipop — Sustainable Fashion & Jewellery
Glam up your Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities with Vipop’s ethically made party dresses, swimsuits, sun hats, and demi-luxury accessories crafted by Latin American designers. They have resortwear made from ECONYL, a nylon material fabricated from plastic bottles and fishing nets rescued from the ocean, and statement jewellery handmade by local handcraftsmen in Colombia. Vipop works with brands that support the minority populations throughout Latin American countries, such as single mothers and elderly artisans.
niin — Sustainable Handmade Jewellery
niin is a contemporary conscious jewellery brand founded in 2009 by designer Jeanine Hsu. Inspired by the elements found in the natural world, niin’s beautifully-crafted boho-chic jewellery and accessories are made from recycled and ethically-sourced materials and all hold a timeless and unique individuality. Each item in their curated collections has a meaning and supports the message of investing in sustainable and long-lasting fashion pieces. The gorgeous LUNA Duo Cocktail Ring from niin’s latest collection makes a perfect gift for those who are looking for a stylish accessory to enhance their outfits this party season.
Shop: LUNA Duo Cocktail Ring (HK$2,800)
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509 Art Deco — Homeware & Handcrafted Accessories
509 Art Deco is a DIY workshop for lifestyle and painting that aims to merge art in living with signature tablewares and furniture on multi-media creation. Apart from its signature items, porcelain fashion jewellery is another popular collection of 509 Art Deco, highlighting materials made by ceramic with heating substances and a variety of unique handcrafted pieces of accessories made of porcelain and pearl.
Shop: Porcelain earrings (small to large size HK$238-HK$328), badge (HK$328), hairband (HK$328)
Where: Online or Suite 509, 5/F, Technology Plaza, 29-35 Sha Tsui Road, Tsuen Wan | +852 8481 8699
Wander with Nicole — Hong Kong Themed Wall Art
Want to gift someone with Hong Kong-themed wall art to be displayed in their house? Wander with Nicole’s 3D frames allow you to relive that special experience of your best memory of Hong Kong. Each frame contains a unique scene from the city capturing the essence of Hong Kong in terms of cityscape, culture and people, with a mini figurine to match, such as the beloved star ferry, red urban taxi, or the iconic Hong Kong tram. Don’t forget to check out their Gifts Page for more Hong Kong themed Christmas gifts ideas for your friends and family.
Shop: Hong Kong 3D Frames (from HK$670)
No Monday — Modern Unisex Watches
No Monday is a Hong Kong based watch label dedicated to creating functional and stylishly designed watches without the hefty price tag. The NM-2 Series has been one of the brand’s best sellers since its launch, with the aim of adding a bit of fun to its design, the watch displays each day of the week except Monday. With its gender-neutral design made for any wearer, the unisex watch comes in two sizes and four colours for you to choose the one that catches your eye and suits your preferences, together with a stainless steel case and genuine Italian leather band for a contemporary feel and all-day comfort.
Shop : NM-2 Series watch (HK$1,195). Use the code THEHKHUB to receive 20% off your order.
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Sense of Smells — If you are looking for alternative wellness therapies this holiday season, look no further, experience Sekhem – an ancient Egyptian energy healing practice at Sense of Smells, where the vibrational energy passes through the practitioner’s hands into the patient’s body and energy unblock for holistic healing or spiritual healing.
Belinda Bath Images — Belinda Bath’s distinctive and stylish photo montage designs capture those all important memories of Hong Kong life and for a truly cherished gift you can even get it customized!
Ombre Moss, Starting from HK$3,700
Chasing Threads — For your jet setting friend, this is the perfect present – mapping their adventures as they go by cross stitching! We absolutely love the vegan metallic passport cover.
Gifts Less Ordinary — This marketplace has everything that you could imagine, but we particularly love this personalized Christmas ornament – a holiday gift that will be cherished by all.
Personalized Geometric Glitter Bauble, HK$201.41
Mayo Ong Art — A colourful, unconventional typography take on a map of the SAR. Playful hand-drawn typeface delineates each of Hong Kong’s 18 districts, bays, and islets faithfully.
Coloured Hong Kong Typography Map, HK$1,030
Pinyin Press — With a focus on Asian culture and high-quality craftsmanship, a shop inspired by everyday life in China celebrates the culture and traditions of Asia. Home accessories, lifestyle products, and gifts for your family and friends can be found here.
Dumpling Dog Jacket, HK$190
Soap Yummy — Small batch, packaging-free body and face soaps, this Christmas gift set comes in a trio of delicious scents perfect for invoking memories of the holidays: Apple Pie, Let It Snow, and Wood Cottage.
Christmas Gift Set, HK$300
Sugar Snap Prints — Sugar Snap offers a unique snapshot of Hong Kong with this typography map. Coated with UV and waterproof protection to make sure it is a long-term living room focal point.
Hong Kong Typographic Map Canvas, HK$1,400
The Candle Company — Light up your Christmas with this handmade, lucious and deep, berry, amber and orange scented candle, with original artwork from Hong Kong artist, Shann Larsson.
The Quiet Place Art — With an extensive Hong Kong inspired art list, you will find a print that both you and your Secret Santee will adore.
Yu Kwen Yick — For a taste of Hong Kong, look no further than the famous Yu Kwen Yick Chili Sauce! It adds a little spice and flavour of home in every bite.
Yu Kwen Yick Chili Sauce, HK$55
Xmas Gifts For Women
Flore Quo — Handbags with Interchangeable Ornaments
This lovely leather shoulder bag (made in Spain) from Flore Quo is perfect for Christmas parties and everyday use as it combines function with style. Each bag comes with two ornaments: butterfly crown and manta, and 10% of profits of the bag will be donated to the Manta Trust.
Shop: Iris textured-leather shoulder bag (HK$2,800). Use the code THEHKHUB to receive 10% off your order.
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CURLYSHYLL — CURLYSHYLL is a professional hair care brand used by beauty editors and top-class hair artists worldwide. Their products deliver differentiated quality and customised use of finely made natural ingredients, essential oils and plant stem cells which are irritation-free, offering a unique solution to care for the scalp and damaged hair exposed to external environments, to help your hair become healthy, shiny and silky.
Afresh by Apple — Locally-based and freshly-made products with natural ingredients, Afresh offers comprehensive skincare products. Their cleansing milk series is great for Hong Kong weather.
By Mamalaterre — Gift a Hong Kong inspired totebag, with fun and funky watercolour patterns printed on high quality textile, sure to be loved by all!
Tote Bag “Blue Skyline”, HK$210
Maven Watches — A watch is a timeless staple, the final touch of an outfit or its foundation piece. Local watchmaker Maven’s timepieces are made with Swiss movements and finished with Italian leather and a classy brushed metal bezel.
Dusty Olive 40mm, HK$1,335
Y2 Squared — A beautiful porthole mother of pearl jewelry set including necklace, earrings and bracelet is the perfect addition to anyone’s wardrobe.
Porthole Bundle, HK$400
Xmas Gifts For Men
Rock Atoll – Witty Loungewear
Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, Festivus – or maybe you’re just answering the call for cozy that winter brings – do it bold, do it comfy, and do it in style. Shop brightly colored boxers, lounge pants, and tops that are decked out with eye-catching prints, so you can wear your personality right out loud. And if you’re looking for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for someone, why not pick up something for them as well for an unforgettable gift that will last for many seasons to come!
Shop: Christmas Boxers (HK$ 100)
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8Five2 — As Hong Kong’s first homegrown streetwear and skateboard shop, there are tons of options, hoodies, T-shirts, caps etc, for the trendy guy in your life.
Skateboard Things Crewneck, HK$480
Gusto Collection — To taste the finer things in life, without putting a big dent in your wallet, try their tasting collections, including Whisky, Gin, Spices, Teas and more.
12 Year Old Single Malts, HK$550
Jimix Store — For the chef in your life, a good set of knives can be a life changer. They elevate their cooking, and you get to eat their creations – a win win for both!
Pro-Balance Carving Knife Set, HK$1,020
Patinova — A local contemporary jewellery shop, where you can find a vast range of different jewellery that holds elements of old Hong Kong cultural style and icons.
Southern Chinese Lion Cufflinks, HK$1,980
Xmas Gifts For Teenagers
Tech-savvy teens will love Oculus Quest 2 (HK$2400) the popular VR headset from Facebook, while the Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker from Ortizan (HK$300) while be perfect for a day-out at the beach. HR Drone (HK$315) or a Ring Light (HK$315) will be appreciated by teenagers who love photography and social networks, while the 3D Galaxy Moon Lamp (HK$235) would easily decorate a bedroom. Crystal Growing sets (HK$315) are also trending this year and will please science fans.
Cool Charm and Collected — Handmade silver, Hong Kong inspired charms, including the ferry, tram, taxi and even dimsum, will charm the socks off any of the charm lovers in your life.
Hong Kong Taxi Charm, HK$210 (US$27)
Grew from Hands — Their adorable, trendy and OH SO HONG KONG, leather products will put a smile on any of the young people in your life.
Leather Egg Waffle Handle Bag, HK$1,480
Kacey Ko — Beautiful artwork to accompany your morning coffee, it will definitely be making each day a bit brighter. You have the option of the magic black cup or standard white mug.
Kacey Ko Mugs, HK$1,180
Lion Rock Press — Lion Rock Press go all out every holiday season, and they’ve done it again this year with fun and Hong Kong themed items for anyone on your Christmas list! This puzzle may just be the gift for your millennial and Gen Z friends.
Monocozzi — Stylish, light, noise isolating, sweatproof bluetooth earbuds. Colourways come in cool, classy marble and warm earth tones that pair effortlessly with your outfit and your devices.
Rupert & Bird — Eco friendly towels made using 22 recycled plastic bottles. Light weight, compact, full size, sand free, quick drying. The perfect guilt-free summer essential.
Eucalyptus / Emerald Green Towel, HK$380
Simon Robin Products — French architect Simon Robin makes jewellery, art, and tote bags inspired by Hong Kong’s nature and concrete jungles. This gold-plated necklace reveals HK’s grand skyline in negative.
HK Sky Gold Finish, HK$550-650
Teaddict — Make your own authentic HK-style milk tea with this DIY kit, which contains a mini teapot, milk pot, tea strainer, and milk pot. Production and packaging is 100% done in Hong Kong.
Thomas Williams Concept Art — ‘Tis the season for decorating trees, so why not buy one that lasts all year round. Can also be personalized to add that extra unique touch!
Jewelry Tree, HK$280
Xmas Gifts For Children
It’s hard to select just a few Christmas gift ideas for kids, so let’s go classic! The Water Doodle Mat (HK$ 190) and the Clips String Lights (HK$150) are perfect for the creative ones, the Guess in 10 games (HK$200) or a Microscope STEM Kit (HK$275) would be wise choices for studious children, while LOL Dolls or the Monobeach Princess Tent (HK$340) are among the best gifts for little girls.
With beautiful depictions of Hong Kong and its wildlife, this story will transport children into the magical world of the city’s exciting jungle/urban landscape with famous landmarks like the Peak Tram. “Billy the Cavalier and Friends: The Peak Adventure” is available at The Lion Rock Press, and in store or online at Bookazine.
Bookazine — Hong Kong’s English language community bookshop, where you can almost always find the book you didn’t know you were looking for. ‘The Christmas Pig’ is a full-colour hardback book about a boy and his newest Christmas toy.
The Christmas Pig, HK$280
CraftJunkie — Get crafty with this gorgeous upcycled DIY kit. And for every craft kit sold, CraftJunkieHK will donate to local homeless charity, ImpactHK.
DIY ‘HOME KONG’ Clock Craft Kit, HK$888
Enjoy Citizz — A colouring and activity book inspired by our favourite cities? Perfect present to keep the little ones busy while you enjoy your glass of wine!
Hong Kong Dolphinwatch — Catch a glimpse of the famous Hong Kong pink dolphins. Each Dolphin watching trip is about 4-5 hours, and also supports their conservation!
Dolphin Watching Trip, HK$560 (adult) and HK$280 (child)
Jane Karen Ho — Emi Takes Hong Kong is a wonderful journey across the sights of Hong Kong with lovely illustrations and beautiful storytelling.
Emi Takes Hong Kong, HK$110
Little Beans Toy Chest — A handmade felt book featuring the city’s best loved sights, foods and cultural festivals. Each page includes fine motor skills activities and mini games for hours of fun!
I Love Hong Kong Quiet Book, HK$357
Odile and Odette — Adorable, durable charm bracelets crafted from 925 sterling silver and enamel, adjustable, so it can grow as your little one does. Comes to your door with complimentary delivery.
Petite, Ruby Red Heart Necklace, HK$328
Thorn and Burrow — For the future F1 drivers, gift a Hong Kong inspired push along toy. Made from sturdy wood that withstands pile-ups involved in toddler play, this makes a wonderful Christmas present.
Hong Kong Push Along Taxi Toy, HK$100
Wander with Nicole — A Hong Kong-inspired puzzle set that grows with the child. With three levels and egg tarts, lanterns and trams, your kids are going to love this!
Xmas Gifts For Babies
Amazon is a gold mine for gift ideas for the little ones. Baby Lil’ Critters Moosical (HK$ 120), Sit-To-Stand Learning Walker (HK$300), Mega Bloks (HK$ 120), My First Crayola Touch Lights (HK$160), Busy Learners Activity Cube (HK$160) or Baby Play Gym Mat 4 in 1 (HK$440) are among the best sellers and will surely make your babies happy and help them to develop.
Little Beans Toy Chest — The Hong Kong-inspired felt activity book celebrates the best Hong Kong memories by featuring the city’s iconic scenes, delicious foods, and vibrant festivals. A cherished keepsake handmade with beautiful details, the busy book includes two custom felt dolls and many activities with flaps, buttons, Velcro… for hours of fun! Personalised with a name upon request. Age 2+.
Cigogne Bebe — Creating eco-friendly, comfortable and stylish baby clothes, which are unbelievably adorable. there’s something for future space explorers, woodland creature lovers or Hong Kong enthusiasts!
Ganas Kids — Ridiculously adorable onesies, tees and kimonos for the newest baby in your family and friend group! And you can even get them personalized.
Little Days — Commemorate your child’s milestones for years to come with a 100% cotton blanket customized with their name and birth date. Wood accessories complete the milestone photo!
Moon & Stars Milestone Blanket, HK$780
Little Shoes Design — Locally grown Little Shoes makes small batches of booties and shoes for toddlers and babies in adorable, animal or season inspired designs and high quality, long-lasting leather.
Bear Booties, HK$284.09
Pepper & Mint Boutique — Hong Kong-themed soft baby shoes and blankets, in aww-worthy designs like dim sum and sushi. Made with breathable canvas linen and cotton so they feel as good as they look.
Good Fortune Mini Shoes, HK$198
Xmas Gifts For Couples
Glue Associates — A homegrown brand with everything from lifestyle, homegoods, mens and womenswear and accessories, Glue captures the essence of Hong Kong, packaging it in a perfect Christmas present.
2gether Bracelet 24K gold, HK$1,120
kapok — This stunning polished 18K gold vermeil necklace will transport the wearer straight to the beaches of sunny Santorini – definitely where your loved ones want to be.
Temple of the Sun Santorini Necklace, HK$1,950
Stella Carena — Engrave a pet name or significant date onto a timeless nickel-free, sterling silver necklace, for yourself or to gift as a keepsake to a loved one.
Engraved Silver Heart Necklace, HK$284.38
Xmas Gifts For Friends
Playful Socks — Creative Patterned Socks
Playful Socks is a clothing store that specializes in designing exceptional patterned and funky socks. The brand started in 2018 in Hong Kong with many of their collections of socks embracing the Hong Kong cultures with unique design. Their best selling socks “Dim Sum socks” and “Ding Ding socks” from the Hong Kong series collection are inspired by their love of the ‘yum cha’ culture and the Hong Kong iconic tram.
STONE COFFEE — Specialty Drip Bag Coffee
This festive season, why not treat yourself and your beloved ones with STONE COFFEE’s drip bag coffee? 100% freshly roasted and packaged locally in Hong Kong, the brand’s recent creation “Cheers Blend” drip bag coffee uses specialty coffee beans grown in Panama and Brazil, offering the flavours of liqueur chocolate and dark rum with powerful and flowery notes, as well as a lasting aftertaste with winey and nutty flavours. Try out different brewing methods with this special blend such as espresso, pour-over, cold brew or ice-drip, to bring out its various flavours. The special Christmas gift set comes with drip bags, whole beans and a coffee mug. Simply add hot water into a drip bag and a cup of delicious coffee will be ready in a minute!
Where : Online or 56 Centre Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. The Gift Set is available on STONE COFFEE’s online store, as well as City’super Times Square from December 10-18 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bel-Zims Chocolatier — In this deluxe praline gift box of handmade Belgian chocolate, you’ll find 16 different delicious and unique flavours; a diverse gift to give to your family and friends during the Christmas season.
Deluxe Praline Gift Box, HK$358
Big Four HK — With the unique design of the four long Hong Kong trails, this Swiss made serving tray is an awesome Christmas present for any hiking fans.
Chan Yi Ting — Local artist Yi Ting bases her works on mysticism, self-exporation, and healing. This woodblock print depicting the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, is both haunting and hopeful.
Aurora II Relief Print, HK$1,100
Ciaolink — Artist Megumi Takami takes her memories of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, transforming them into beautiful art. A perfect farewell gift for any friend!
Coffee Mountain — For the true coffee fan in your friends, the 6th Anniversary (Mat-Black) flower coffee dripper is not only sophisticated, but also super useful!
CAFEC Flower Dripper, HK$329
Ki Chan Tea Co. — Established in 1942, this humble tea company has had a relentless passion for Chinese Tea Culture. Now you can share it with your friends!
12 Variety Chinese Tea, HK$188
Kood Wood Work — Producing woodcraft from wasted wood combined with epoxy resin into memorable and striking products. The wireless charger is both beautiful and functional.
Make & Do HK — For the crafty friend in your life, gift this beginner-friendly embroidery kit with five Hong Kong-themed designs, including a bauhinia flower and tongue-in-cheek tram graphic.
H.K. Design Bundle 1, HK$1,300
Miss Fong in Hong Kong — With an original graphic by local artist Miss Fong, for the drama or Cantonese opera lover in your life. All Miss Fong tote bags feature iconic Hong Kong foods and culture.
Sharon Chong Art — Watercolour stationery and postcards. This special limited edition holiday set includes a graphic notebook, washi tape, 3 postcards, and 3 pinback buttons, printed with Sharon’s original flower/animal designs.
Christmas Package Set, HK$138
The Cabinet — This award-winning design combines traditional Chinese porcelain with popular culture, bringing traditional crafts, blessings and a smile into everyday life!
3 Wishes Plates Boxset, HK$858
Xmas Gifts For Families
Fink — Contemporary Home Decor & Furniture
The winter is coming! Discover tasteful and high-quality decorative items for the best time of the year. With decoration and home accessories from Fink Living you can bring a festive mood into your home in no time at all. Enjoy the time with your loved ones with a warm cocoa by the fireplace or a glass of nice red wine and enjoy the high-quality and special decorative favourites that will amaze you and your guests, because the most beautiful time of the year deserves the most beautiful decoration. Fink also offers a variety of lifestyle services to help you create your dream living space, including interior design, green wall service, and more.
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Chinabcs — HK-themed gift and homeware company Chinabcs’ Scenic Alphabet wall art, completely personalisable with the entire family’s names, features lively HK street scenes.
Scenic Alphabet – Family Names, Starting from HK$1,450
Conte de Cookie — Created by some of the most reputed pastry chefs in Hong Kong, you can’t go wrong with gingerbread cookies on Christmas. For both naughty and nice ones on your list!
Christmas Special, HK$158
Delphine Riche-Franz Photography — Combining colour, style and of course, Hong Kong life, Delphine is exceptional at capturing precious family moments, a truly memorable family gift.
Full Family Portrait Session, Starting from HK$2,800
Latitude 22N — Named after Hong Kong’s latitude, this homegrown design company offers a range of contemporary and creative porcelain dinnerware, accessories, lighting and home decor.
Ripple – Pair of Cups No. 2, HK$600
Pat Chun — As one of Hong Kong oldest sauce brands, you might know them for their famous sauces and seasonings. They also have ready-to-eat maternity food and limited edition holiday products.
Paula Weston Photography — For a gift that lasts forever, Paula Weston specializes in dynamic, intimate family, pet, baby, and maternity photography set distinctly in Hong Kong’s cultural landscape.
Family Portrait Session, HK$3,750
Playful Socks — We all know a fun sock enthusiast – here are ones with fun Hong Kong icons that aren’t gaudy. We love the gingerbread men, egg tart, and ‘ding ding’ socks that come in a family set.
Ding Ding Family Set, HK$180
The Print Mom — You never know when one might have to leave Hong Kong, so get this booklet to fill with your memories!
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