Made in HK: A locally sourced Christmas gift guide
Give the gift of caffeine to your coffee-loving friends this Christmas with Hong Kong’s original monthly coffee subscription service, 88beans. This cool coffee service aims to accommodate the busy lifestyle of Hongkongers while bringing them some of the best grinds from boutique small batch roasters around the world. Your beans are delivered within days of roasting for optimal freshness and taste – plus each delivery comes in a pretty little box. Talk about the perfect gift! Subscriptions starting at $250. Available online at 88beans.com.
How cute are these Hong Kong-themed cards and tote bags? Spread the love this season with these fun printed items featuring cute dim sum characters and pineapple buns to milk tea and even a hot pot party. Add a card or put your gift in one of these bags to complete any Christmas present with a special Hong Kong touch. Cards for $25, tote bags for $80. Available online at etsy.com/hk-en/shop/missfonginhk.
Perfect for any foodie on your list, grab this book that takes you on a journey through Hong Kong’s fascinating and diverse food culture. You’ll get to see the city through the eyes of local artisans, restauranteurs and streetside hawkers while delving into the origins of dim sum and cha chaan teng dishes. The book also offers recipes on classic Hong Kong-style recipes so you can learn to make them yourself during the holidays. $360. Available online at manmomedia.com.
Get pretty this season with a fun mix of jewellery from The Jewel Fix, a new Hong Kong-based online jewellery retailer focused on promoting up-and-coming local designers on the same platform as many other well-known international designers. The site even carries fun designs from local brands – perfect for all your upcoming holiday parties from Christmas to New Year's Eve. Search through The Jewel Fix for the perfect gifts for stocking stuffers to presents under the tree. Available online at thejewelfix.com.
Stop sending emails this Christmas and revive the art of traditional handwriting with beautiful handmade Christmas cards, notebooks and gift sets from Printer & Co. This Hong Kong-based company aims to bring back the craftsmanship of a simple handwritten card or gift tag, just in time for you to add your gifts this season. They even offer workshops for those who want to destress and learn the anicent art of calligraphy. After all, who doesn’t appreciate a little human touch? Available online at printerandco.com.