Have any great ideas for holiday gifts?

Gifts! What to give?! As much as we love the holiday season, finding that perfect present can be stressful. Looking for something creative, chic, cool, or classic? We’ve got you covered! And if you, like many of us, have grandparents and other family living far away bugging you for ideas, forward them to the Hong Kong Moms list of online shops that ship to our fair city. This year, you are sure to make Santa proud.

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Pleasing kids (little and big), tweens and teens is pretty tall order — but there should be something for every age group and phase.

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Tribord Easybreath Snorkeling Mask  $235 HKD Decathlon

The snorkeling mask is a total game changer when it comes to underwater adventures. It makes snorkeling super easy for kids and much more pleasurable for adults!

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dokiWatch Kids Smartwatch-Phone with GPS $199 USD

The smartwatch phone, for ages 6-12, is the practical solution for those not ready to splurge on an iPhone for their tots. It features video-calling, voice-calling, messaging and a GPS tracker among other conveniences.

** Get 25% off with code hkmoms16 ** 

 

Tegu Sunset Magnetic Wooden Blocks 24 Pieces $790 HKD Petit Bazar

Magnetic building blocks made in wood for the wee ones. They have no lead, plastic, or small-parts and are non-toxic, and finished in water-based lacquer.

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Wink Emoji Bag $550 HKD J.Crew
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Sequin Emoji Sweatshirt $189 HKD Zara

Emoji mania has taken over!  Clothes and accessories with the funny icons will, like, for sure make a tween #happyface.

Star Wars Crossbody Backpack $199 HKD Zara
Star Wars Crossbody Backpack $199 HKD Zara
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Star Wars Glow-in-the-Dark Kylo Ren T-Shirt $350 HKD J.Crew

Your Star Wars fanatic will be stoked with these new goodies based on their favorite sci-fi series.

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3Doodler Pen $840 HKD

For the next generation of artists — the 3d pen extrudes heated plastic that quickly turns into a solid. “Starter kit” also available for the younger set.

 

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Hatchimals $699.90 HKD Toys R Us

The big toy trend from the US is a stuffed “animal” that hatches from an egg. Parents beware, this toy makes noise a la the Furby.

 

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Archi Kraft Great Wall Construction Kit $370 HKD

Cool construction kits of famous monuments — DIY assemble and paint.

** Get 10% off with code HKMOMS ** 

 

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Guinness World Records 2017 book $170 HKD

Kids absolutely love reading about all of the wacky and fascinating world records!

 

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Fairy Floss Fairy Door $245 HKD Mirth

Cute little faux fairy doors are enchanting little girls all over the world and have now landed in Hong Kong.  Made from wood and non-toxic pant.

**Get 20% off online with code: hkmoms**

 

Fit Bit $998 - $2098 HKD Escapade Sports
Fit Bit $998 – $2098 HKD Escapade Sports

 

A great way to keep the kids active — counting steps (and no doubt competing with their friends)!

 

Droni Stream Drone with Camera $1299 HKD It's iMagical
Droni Stream Drone with Camera $1299 HKD It’s iMagical

For the budding photog, tech junkie or aeronautics fan, this drone with a camera will please them all (no spying on their neighbors!)

 

Mermaid Tail $34.99 USD Cupshe
Mermaid Tail $34.99 USD Cupshe

Teenagers will love this cozy alternative to a blanket (you may want to order one for yourself too!).

 

GoPro Helmet Mount $160 HKD Escapade Sports
GoPro Helmet Mount $160 HKD Escapade Sports

For the skateboarder, biker or speedy scooter-er, accessorize a helmet with a GoPro mount and get a unique perspective of all the action.

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Tired of all the “stuff” that is piling up, under-appreciated and taking up precious space? Try gifting experiences that can extend the holiday fun. While there might not be as much instant gratification, the memories will last longer!

 

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Lollipop Class at PapaBubble $999 HKD Red Packet Family Experiences

Learn the traditional European art of making hard candy by crafting your own treats. A *sweet* memory for you and your child (or they can invite a friend!).

**Get 10% off ‘Family Fun’ experiences with code: hkmoms10**

 

Cooking Class from $580 HKD The Patsy
Cooking Class from $580 HKD The Patsy

Go for some practical parent-child bonding and take a cooking class with the pros at the Patsy culinary studio.

 

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Pink Dolphin Trip $420 HKD (adults) and $210 HKD (Children under 11) Hong Kong Dolphinwatch

Take a half-day to see the beautiful and (sadly) rare pink dolphins. Trips leave every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

**Hong Kong Moms get a discount on weekday trips!**

 

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Scuba Diving Certification $1200 – $3400 HKD Splash

Gift a chance to try-out scuba diving or even become certified! Fit kids ten years and older can take this one or multi-day course. A gift that will last a lifetime!

 

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Show Tickets $195-$435 HKD KidsFest

Make it a date and reserve tickets to see a classic Julia Donaldson, Oliver Jeffers or Horrible Histories show in January at KidsFest.

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For tweens and teenagers hankering for independence, give a gift card to the movies for three friends and dinner before (sans adults). Try not to spy on them!

 

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We all have that person who is impossible to shop for! Whether husband, boyfriend, girlfriend (or yourself!), getting the next cool thing is key.

 

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Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board $4115 HKD Decathalon

Water sports enthusiasts are sure to love this storage-friendly stand up paddle board — great for beginners.

 

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Series 2 Apple Watch $3088 HKD

The updated Apple Watch is water resistant and comes in many chic new combinations.

 

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Luxe City Guides Asia Gift Box $300 HKD Net-A-Porter

This gift pack comes with guides for five of Asia’s hot spots, tucked in a classy linen box —  a jet-setter’s must-have.

 

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S’well Water Bottle $350 HKD Thorn & Burrow

Sleek and stylish (and non-toxic!) stainless-steel water bottles. They keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Plus, they look cool to carry.

** Get 10% off with code HKMOMS **

 

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Multi-Passport Holder $650-750 HKD Get Up & Away

Keeping track of multiple passports, kids, bags and boarding passes is no small feat. Stash the travel docs in one colorful place and save yourself a security line nightmare!

** Get 10% off with code IMAHKMOM ** 

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Mahabis Slippers $745 HKD

The new IT footwear for “people who don’t do slippers” — they have a removable sole for those quick trips outside. Ideal for Hong Kong living.

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Tom Dixon Scented Candles $720 HKD Lane Crawford

And if all else fails, everyone likes a beautiful candle that keeps the house smelling lovely and looking posh. Think hostess gift.

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Maybe this is the year to forgo material items all together and take a more charitable route when it comes to gifts.

 

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Give a Goat $20-500 USD Heifer Project International

“Giving an animal is like giving someone a small business.”

 

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Sponsor a Child $150 USD/Month Cambodian Children’s Fund

Sponsor an impoverished child in Cambodia and support their education, supplies, nutrition and care.

 

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Choose a Charity Twopresents

Give your holiday party a philanthropic theme and send invites via Twopresents. Choose from 35 charities and have your guests make a donation instead of bringing a gift.

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