Because who doesn’t love a gift that doesn’t last? The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is an annual Taoist event held on the outlying island on Buddha’s Birthday. At the centre of it all is the famous Cheung Chau lucky bun. This traditional delicacy, filled with lotus seed paste is printed with the Chinese characters《平安》, representing peace and harmony. But if you’re not in town for the festival, though, there’s plenty of quirky magnets, keyrings and plushies of the steamed snack available on the island all year round.
These days, if you’re abroad you’re more likely into Instagramming mementoes for friends and family instead of buying them. Gone are the days of flimsy postcards and novelty key rings. Still, if any place on Earth is souvenir heaven, it’s Hong Kong. Home to a plethora of tongue-in-cheek, stylish finds, these souvenirs make great gifts for the people you’re obliged to shop for. By Karl Lam
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