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Hong Kong is an amazing place to visit because there’s so much to do like going to Tai O Fishing Village. Even the city alone will keep you occupied with the many restaurants and shopping available.
One of the things you might not know about HK is the abundance of cute gift shops. These stores sell everyday lifestyle items that have cute designs on them. It varies widely from things like water bottles to stationery to even fashion.
Gift Shop #1 – Gift Net in Whampoa
This store has been here for at least 15 years, which means it has a pretty long history.
Honestly, I’m not sure why it’s been around for so long because it’s not in the most convenient place.
Gift Net is a store inside a mall in the basement. You have to take the escalator down, turn right, and walk all the way to the end before turning right again. You hit the bullseye when you spot a crowded store with racks of cute things.
The saleslady will usually ask you if there is anything you’re looking for. If there’s a certain character you like, Hello Kitty, for example, share that with her because she can recommend whatever Hello Kitty stock she has.
There are a lot of things inside this somewhat roomy store. Your eyes might be overwhelmed with everything you need to take in.
Asking for help directly might be better than looking through everything.
This store is for a younger audience as they sell baby clothing and toys but there are still home goods you can purchase.
Gift Net is in the Whampoa area and it’s fun to walk around here. You can visit the nearby department store Aeon and eat at California Pizza Kitchen.
2) Conquest World – Mong Kok
Mong Kok is a famous tourist attraction and a must-visit for everyone. Locals and tourists love this area (it can be quite squishy though)!
Right in the center of Mong Kok is Conquest World.
Keep your eyes out for this store because it can be hard to miss. The entrance is small and looks quite plain from the outside. Don’t be fooled though, as there are two floors of things to look at inside.
The first floor is mainly stationary and bags.
It’s also sorted by character. For example, since I like Cinnamoroll (a character that is a part of the Sanrio family with Hello Kitty and My Melody), I head straight to the Cinnamoroll section each time.
The second floor sells mostly for home goods and kitchen things like lunch boxes, placemats, and utensils. There are puzzles up there too.
This floor is smaller and less busy than the 1st floor. There’s usually no one else up there at the same time as me. Maybe because people mistake it for an employee-only section since the stairs are near the cashier?
There’s so much to see in real life.
There’s a wide variety of characters and tons of options for each character. You will be able to find at least one thing you like from here.
When to Visit Here
Due to its convenient location, Conquest World can get very busy on the weekends (Friday nights and Saturdays since they close on Sundays).
Although it’s one of the biggest gift stores on this list, it’s hard to properly look at all their stock when everyone is in the same space.
On weekdays, they open at noon. If you take a day off work, you can go around 1-2 pm. This works well if you want to walk around the area after. A lot of stores in Mong Kok don’t usually open until after 2 or 3 pm anyway.
Or you can go to Conquest World after work on a weekday. It will not be as busy as the weekend so you can take your time looking at everything.
3) Sanrio Gift Gate – Jordan Prudential Centre
This store is at the end of the hallway at Jordan Prudential Centre. It’s shop 2B-12.
Seriously, why are all these cute gift shops so hidden?
I need to clarify because there are two Sanrios in Jordan Prudential Center.
This Sanrio store has Sanrio characters and others like Rilakkuma and Summiko Guarashi. The unofficial store is bigger too.
Then there’s an official Sanrio store with only Sanrio characters (I’ll talk about that next on this list).
This store is organized by things. For example, all the pencil cases are on one rack near the cashier while the home goods are in another section.
Those who are looking for household products should come here because half of the store sells cups, water bottles, plates, lunch boxes, etc.
Similar to Gift Net, this store is pretty crowded to the point where it can feel chaotic.
They really maximize their space over there. There are even products stuck to the window so you’re really going to have to look around to find things you want.
On the bright side, there are a lot of choices!
4) Official Sanrio Stores – Multiple Locations
The official Sanrio store is the most famous one on the list. It’s a Japanese cute gift store chain scattered around Asia.
Some Sanrio characters include Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Kuromi, Cinnamoroll, and more!
Most of the other stores only have one location so it can be extremely inconvenient. With so many Sanrio stores around the city, you can visit an area and probably find a Sanrio store nearby as well.
Check out their online gift store to see what new products they have. They update their website very regularly.
For bigger items like umbrellas, you can buy them off their website instead of lugging them around with you. They’ll even ship to your place for free if you spend more than HKD 400.
Gift Shop #5 – Peko Pro Shop in Amoy Plaza
Peko Pro Shop is inside the mall Amoy Plaza in Kowloon Bay.
This local mall has a great selection of clothes (like Brilliant Mlle and Maple), food, and beauty products. There’s even a bookstore.
The prices are on the higher side but if you’re a fan of Peko Chan, Peko Pro Shop is a must-visit. It’s an entire store dedicated solely to this character.
This cute little gift shop is the smallest on this list. Stuff is EVERYWHERE. The owner, Sarah told me that she has more things in the storeroom, wherever that is. She can’t fit all the items in her store.
Although she has an online store, I recommend visiting the store in-person. The website might not be the most up-to-date. Her pictures on the site also do not have very good quality.
When you visit Amoy Plaza to go to Peko Pro Shop, contact Sarah first. You’ll find her contact information on her shop’s website or Google page.
The official hours are 1 pm – 8 pm but it depends on her schedule. I have been to her store a few times just to find that it’s not open.
If you’re going to shop from her store often, you can join her stamp collection program. Once you collect 20 stamps, for example, or 60 stamps, you can exchange them for a free item. There are also options on what you want to exchange it for.
FYI, there’s another cute gift store on the same floor you can go visit called Fun in Life.
6) Wonderland – Multiple Locations
Wonderland stores are usually pretty big, especially by Hong Kong standards.
It’s a stationary AND toy store.
What’s great about it is that although there are many cute things to buy here, there are also plain patterns. It depends on what you want to buy.
For example, if you’re looking for a notebook to buy for your first day of work, you might not go for the sparkling Hello Kitty notebook. It’s a good conversation starter with your new colleagues but if that’s not your style, there are also normal-looking notebooks at the store.
The best part is that they have multiple locations. There’s one in Whampoa, Kowloon Bay (Amoy Plaza), Tsuen Wan, etc.
Although you have to pay to go to Hong Kong Disneyland, this is included on the list because there are many cute stores within the theme park.
Did you know that each Disney location has its unique products?
For example, there are certain items only sold in Shanghai Disneyland. These are not available for sale in HK Disneyland.
Those who can’t make a trip to the amusement park to buy Disney things, download apps like Taobao and Carousell to get your fill.
Final Thoughts – Cute Gift Shops
HK has more than its fair share of cute gift shops. There might be a misconception that these stores are only aimed at children and teenagers but it’s not. Even adults are fans.
If you’re visiting Hong Kong, I recommend going to one of these stores to grab some gifts for loved ones. Bring back home a unique gift to everyone. There’s so much to see and buy that you’ll never run out of options.
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What do your thoughts on cute gift shops?
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