11 April, 2018
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Where to Buy Birthday Presents in Hong Kong

11 April, 2018

On a budget, or stuck for what to buy a friend for their birthday? Check out our list of the best stores to source presents in Hong Kong!

 

We’re all familiar with gift giving gems such as Etsy and the likes of Not On The High Street, but if you’re looking for an ideal birthday present in Hong Kong, there are heaps of options that are guarenteed to put a smile on your loved one’s face. Present hunting may seem like a daunting task, but if you know where to look you’ll be in, out and gift wrapped in no time at all. Need some inspiration? Read on…

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Under $150
$200-$400
$500 – $800
$1,000 and above
Subscriptions and Gift Cards

Under $150:

Gifts from Typo Cotton On

Typo 

You never know what you’re going to find as you peruse the gadgets and gizmos section of Cotton On. Cheap, cheerful and occasionally cheeky, if you’re on a budget or just looking for token gift, you’ll find plenty of fun stationery bits, homeware and must-have unicorn themed odds and ends in Typo.

Typo, various locations across Hong Kong, www.cottonon.com/HK/typo

LUSH

LUSH has us all lusting for bath (a luxury in our teeny tiny HK homes!), but it also whips up a whole host of cruelty-free goodies to gift your girls. From makeup and shower jellies to face masks and cute, colourful sets brimming with sweet-smelling shower essentials, you’re bound to find a gorgeous gift here.

Read more: Top Cruelty-Free Makeup and Skincare Products

LUSH, various locations across Hong Kong, www.hk.lush.com

The Lion Rock Press

An all-time Sassy fave when it comes to birthdays and leaving presents, The Lion Rock Press’ range of Hong Kong-themed gifts has us buying in bulk… for ourselves. Check out its hanging decorations that aren’t just for the Christmas tree, as well as its new range of tongue and cheek mugs,  embossed notebooks and eco-friendly ‘No Plastic Mm Goi’ tote bags.

The Lion Rock Press, www.thelionrockpress.com

The Candle Company Hong Kong

Let’s be honest, you can’t really go wrong with a scented candle. You’ll be hard done to find a home that doesn’t have several scattered throughout the living room. Opt for some cute tealights or add a 852 touch with Qilin or terracotta soldier-shaped candles.

The Candle Company Hong Kong, 11 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.candles.hk

$200-$400:

Gifts from TUNIQUE

TUNIQUE

If you’re looking for a really lovely and fun piece of jewellery, but your budget doesn’t stretch as far as you’d like, TUNIQUE has your back. A go-to for gifts here in the office, TUNIQUE has a huge range of casual, chic French finds such as bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings, as well as some cool home décor gems from coveted international brands.

TUNIQUE, 12, Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.tunique.com

TUNIQUE, 3, Saint Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.tunique.com

TUNIQUE, Hysan Place, Level 3, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.tunique.com

mirth

If you have the time to checkout mirth‘s flagship in Wong Chuk Hang, we highly suggest going and getting lost in a hole of homeware treasures. If you’re looking for something a bit different, it also sells Hong Kong-themed dishes, mugs, tea towels and our personal favourite, Xiao Long Bao-shaped salt and pepper shakers by Pinyin Press. It’s also a gold mine for party odds and ends with unicorn horn party hats ice cream candles a plenty. Don’t blame us if you come out with bags full of throws and colourful cushions – we did warn you!

mirth, M/F, B T Centre, 23 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, www.mirthhome.com

mirth, 66 Yi Chun Street, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.mirthhome.com

kikki.K

kikki.K‘s stationery is simply goals, but it has also started to produce a homeware line that is a hygge haven, too beautiful to pass up. Take your pick of notebooks and inspirational journals (which can also be monogrammed), but definetly look to its cute purses, jewellery dishes, candles, teapots and plates, too.

kikki.K, various locations across Hong Kong, www.kikki-k.com

Yawn Studio

If you’re on the hunt for a gift that’s out of the box, why not check out Yawn Studio? This unique design studio produces minimalistic prints that map out our favourite Asian city or neighbourhood in Hong Kong. Have a friend with an affinity for a certain hood in Honkers? Bag one of these for their wall.

Yawn Studio, www.yawnstudio.com

Beaded Bag from Apartment 49

Apartment 49

Keep your eye open for Apartment 49’s pop-ups that will have you handing over your credit card without a second thought! Also available online however, this homeware hub has plenty of super-cute gift ideas that won’t break the bank, but are still really thoughtful. These bright beaded clutches are seriously hard to resist! We’ll take one in every colour.

Read more: That Flat: Inside the Hong Kong Home of George Lyons, Co-Founder of Apartment 49

Apartment 49www.apartment49.com

Luv&Bart

You can never own enough jewellery in our opinion, especially as for most of the year it’s too hot to accessorise with scarves and extra clothing bits! All of its jewellery is super on trend (hello tassells) and “aim to add a touch of sparkle, colour and style to your everyday.”

Luv&Bart, www.luvandbart.com

Kapok

Coming a long way from its humble beginnings as a back street store in Tin Hau, Kapok now has six locations in Hong Kong and two in Singapore – all filled to the brim with cool lifestyle finds. From fashion and accessories to homeware, tech and toys it’s well worth having a browse and seeing what you can uncover.

Kapok, various locations across Hong Kong, www.ka-pok.com

Cool Charm & Collected

Worn on a bracelet or attached to your house keys, Cool Charm & Collected is one of our latest and favourite finds for unique, Hong Kong-inspired presents. We’re slightly obsessed with both the Star Ferry and dim sum charms.

Cool Charm & Collectedwww.coolcharmandcollected.com

Woaw

Gough Street is great for gifts in general, so if you’re already in the area, be sure to nip into Woaw for a present that’s a bit different. Know someone who loves to cook? Check out its gift box loaded with exotic salts and herbs, or if tech is more their thing, Lomography cameras, portable chargers and speakers.

Woaw, 11 Gough Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.woawstore.com

Boho Betty

Always a fail safe in our opinion (who doesn’t love receiving shiny new accessories?) Boho Betty puts out quite a collection of necklaces, rings, earrings and cute keychains that make for a sweet gift. It even offers collections that you can stack, essentially saving you from having to think about what gift to give next.

Boho Bettywww.bohobettyasia.com

$500-$800:

Gifts and Jewellery from Callixto

Callixto

To say that we’re obsessed with Callixto is an understatement. And if our bank balances would allow it, we’d be buying from its gorgeous, globally sourced collection on the daily. Aztec-inspired jewellery, moroccan homeware as well as bright pom-pom laden sandals and straw summer bags are but a few must-haves.

Callixto, G/F, 11 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.callixto.com

iDecorate

Walk into iDecorate and we can bet you’ll leave with arms full homeware to revamp your home with. But it’s also the perfect spot for choosing something special for a birthday. Buy your bestie a set of funky side plates (to use when she hosts you for dinner!) or a set of cool, honeycomb wine glasses (for when you split a bottle!). Everything in iDecorate is super on-trend, so you’ll be spoilt for choice!

iDecorate, Shop 926, L9, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.idecorateshop.com

Simon Robin

Hong Kong’s skyline is one of the most coveted in the world, and we can’t think of a prettier piece of jewellery to show off our love for the 852 than this one. Designed by French architect, Simon Robin, all of his products are worked closely on by talented designers to create exclusive, high quality and not to mention beautiful products.

Simon Robinwww.simonrobinproducts.com

Polkadot Boutique Handbag

Polkadot Boutique

Fashion-forward friends will love something summery from Polkadot Boutique, and with so many styles to choose from, there is no way that you’ll be stuck for choice! Don’t scroll past its section for homeware, accessories and jewellery either as there are some really unique pieces up for grabs.

Polkadot Boutiquewww.shoppolkadot.com

Eclectic Cool

This eye-catching store brings superbly cool art, homeware, furniture, rugs, stationery and jewels closer to your door and take our word for it – you will find the perfect gift for the person who literally has everything (and everyone knows one of those!).

Eclectic Cool, 5 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong  www.eclectic-cool.com

$1,000 and above:

Gifts and Jewellery from Yacuma

Yacuma 

Yacuma lives for summer, designing jewellery, accessories and resort wear pieces for modern boho-chics who also dream of endless sun, sand and surf. Sound like someone you know? Explore its site for a bounty of bohemian goodies.

Yacuma, www.yucama.com

MISCHA

At least half of the Sassy team is rocking MISCHA on any given day. Its iconic prints and versatile styles make it a staple all year round. If your budget can’t quite stretch to a tote, check out its card and passport holders, all of which can be monogrammed to add an extra special touch.

MISCHAwww.mischadesigns.com

Meraki

If you thought that art was reserved for the walls, then you clearly haven’t seen what Meraki can do! Empowering and encouraging independent artists to create unique designs that you won’t find anywhere else, its range handbags, backpacks and wallets are totally unique. Definitely check out its Hong Kong skyline range!

Merakiwww.memeraki.com

Subscriptions and Gift Cards:

From a spa day at The Four Seasons to cooking classes and adrenaline-filled experiences on Klook, Hong Kong has an abundance of gift card options out there, but we’ve selected a couple of our favourites that we know will delight… 

Sponge

For the girl who has everything, a gift certificate from Sponge is the perfect present to pamper your bestie with. Choose from a range of makeup, blowouts and eyelash extension services that will ensure that birthday girl looks and feels her best on her big day!

Sponge, www.gosponge.com

Melomist

If you and your friends would rather organise an occasion than go even on a gift, one of our go-to spas, Melomist can help you to organise a private spa party that will dish out $200 cash vouchers to all guests along with a bottle of bubbly (or sangria, if that’s more your style!) as you work with its team to customise a day full of well-deserved treatments and indulgence.

Melomist, 3/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, No, 37-43 Cochrane street, Central, Hong Kong, www.melomist.com

BYDEAU

Some may find it to be a bit of a cliché, but receiving a bouquet of beautiful blooms on your birthday never goes amiss! Why not pool together with a group to gift a subscription that’ll ensure that the celebrations continue as flowers are delivered to the birthday girl (or guy’s!) home each week? Choose from small, medium or large bouquets, bound to brighten anyone’s special day.

Read more: The Best Florists in Hong Kong

BYDEAUwww.bydeau.com

Featured image credited to typoshop, image #1 credited to typoshop via Instagram, image #2 credited to TUNIQUE via Instagram, image #3 credited to Apartment 49 via Instagram, image #4 credited to Callixto via Instagram, image #5 credited to The Polkadot Boutique via Instagram, image #6 credited to Yacuma via Instagram 

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