Cool Hong Kong Souvenirs
Souvenir shopping is part and parcel of many a holiday, and finding the right gift for your loved ones back home can sometimes be tricky. Sure, you can head to any of Hong Kong’s markets and pick up a few chopstick sets, t-shirts, keyrings, and ‘replica’ handbags, but if you’re looking to really impress your friends and family, then check out these cool Hong Kong souvenir ideas.
G.O.D (Goods of Desire) is the go-to store for Hong Kong-themed gifts and accessories. From bags to t-shirts to cushion covers and shower curtains, you can get a whole host of quirky, funky souvenirs in G.O.D. But if the man in your life has everything, then how about these fun boxer shorts? Emblazoned with the Chinese characters meaning “Big Snake”, these boxer shorts are apparently inspired by the old famous snake soup shops, but make the perfect present for a man with a sense of humour.
What girl doesn’t love jewellery as a gift? Cool Charm & Collected have a cute collection of Hong Kong-inspired charms, including Hong Kong trams, Star Ferries, taxis and even dim sum baskets. Crafted in sterling silver, the hand-enamelled charms are designed to fit Pandora, Trollbeads, Lovelinks and other brands of charm bracelet. Can be delivered to you same-day via courier, or posted to anywhere in the world.
For the Kids
Don’t be tempted to pick up a bumper tube of M&Ms in duty free to take home. Instead, grab a pack of these Hong Kong themed bath toys from Thinq Hong Kong. Featuring Hong Kong landmarks and transportation, these can be stuck to the wall during bath playtime. Thinq Hong Kong also sells Hong Kong-themed pairs game and fridge magnets.
For the Home
Taking home a piece of artwork is a great way to keep your holiday memories alive. Stanley Market is full of art shops with paintings and photography from around Hong Kong, but the canvas prints from Louise Hill Design will really set your walls alight. Created using a mixture of photography, illustration, vintage imagery and photographs of textiles, these striking canvases are a playful representation of iconic Hong Kong images. Unframed canvases can be delivered worldwide.
Freelance writer Marianne has been an expat all her life, having lived in such diverse places as Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica. Becoming a mum to two active children hasn’t dampened her wanderlust – but instead of trekking up the Himalayas or white water rafting in Peru, these days she’s more likely to relish the opportunity to kick back on a Hong Kong Junk with a glass of wine in hand. She writes for a range of magazines and websites and edits the family travel blog Mum on the Move.