The Most Imaginative Gifts to Excite Your Kids

Published 26 November 2019 at 08:19

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The Most Imaginative Gifts to Excite Your Kids

Looking for a gift for a child who already has everything? Not sure where to start with your gift shopping for your own kids, their classmates, your nieces or nephews? Don't despair! You will be spoilt for choice with our selection of original items all available to buy online or in stores across Hong Kong. These unique children’s presents will incentivise them to be on their best behaviour from now on. From balance bikes and road track sets to tactical board games, a space and planetarium projector, 3D pens and app-enabled robots, we've rounded up the most marvellously imaginative, kid-approved gifts for everybody from babies to teenagers.

Balance Bike

Photo Credit: Bimbo Living

Nobody wants to compromise safety with confidence in learning to ride a bike. Highly recommended by millions of parents and children around the world, you can't go wrong with a balance bike as a first purchase for your toddler. Balance bikes look exactly the same as regular bicycles, but come without pedals or cranks that help a little child acquire the basics of balancing on two wheels. Remembering how riding a bike is a special part of childhood, we've selected a model of a balance bike by Banwood, a Germany-based family owned company specialised in bicycles for children from three years old. It will be a great starting point for a young rider's first steps before they're ready for a pedal bike. What we like about the Banwood bikes are its durable high-end materials that are great for all weathers and easy to wipe down. With a child-friendly frame, adjustable handlebars and seat to suit a growing child, the bike will be usable for a longer period than you might expect. It comes with a wicker basket and bell that make the ride more practical, efficient and fun. Weighing in at 4.5kg, the bike is available in a range of colours.  You can buy the bike at Bimbo Living online store which is their solely distributor in Hong Kong. This would make a fantastic gift for a cycling mad kid.

Price: HK$ 1,750. Apply code Tickikids10 to receive 10% off for your purchase;

Age: 2.5 – 5;

Contact details: +852 6106 5869, and follow @bimboliving on Instagram and FB.

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Personalised Books for Bilingual Kids

Photo Credit: TimTimTom

Give the gift of timeless style to your little one with award-winning TimTimTom personalised books. They offer a magical mixture of children's favourite stories based on your kid's name and appearance, as well as an opportunity to choose two out of 10 available languages (simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian). The first language you choose will appear on the left-hand side of each double page, the second language – on the right. Young children get a thrill from seeing their name and even a gorgeously illustrated version of themselves in print. These bespoke books will keep your little readers turning the page. By adding a personal message on the inside of the book, you create a truly unique and enchanting gift for a Birthday or Christmas! Available in a hardback format.

Age: 1.5 - 7;

Price: HKD 38.99 including free delivery to your doorstep.

Contact details: or Follow @timtimtombooks on Instagram or Facebook.

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Play Foam Glow-in-the-Dark

Photo Credit: Educational Insights

Being three and over is all about creativity and imagination. This hilarious award-winning PlayFoam will make art creation easier and entertain your little ones in the early hours of big day mornings! Its lightweight foam-sculpting material doesn’t crumble, stick to skin or surfaces, and its non-toxic formula never dries out. There is a vibrant selection of PlayFoam sets available on UBuy online platform. Whether it’s a set of 4 or 8 pods, classic, sparkle or glow-in-the-dark ones, it undoubtedly will go down a treat. Gift these squishy and squashy colourful PlayFoam pods to your kids and they will just love their festive day.

Age: 3+

Price: HKD 92.00.

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MODERN ART tactical board game

Photo Credit: CMON

This is basically a modern classic high stakes art auction game. We predict this product will sell-out fast, so check out a video review and purchase it sooner rather than later. This engrossing tactical board game with 5 different types of auctions to compete in requires a different skill set. You control a world-class museum and hope to make a pretty penny out of buying and selling masterpieces of modern art. Over the course of four rounds, each player will get a chance to auction off paintings. The more popular the artist, the more money you can make on a sale. The winner will be the one who has earned the most money for their museum. Only a single-minded attitude will help you to walk away the winner. Get ready to say goodbye to your friends for the next month as the whole family will be addicted.

Age: 10+

Price: HKD 274.00.

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Space and Planetarium Projector

Photo Credit: Brainstorm

Let your kids explore the mysteries of space with the Deep Space Home Planetarium and Projector. This table top planetarium and projector has its own stand and the main body of the unit rotates so you can use either the projector or the planetarium. The planetarium includes two domes, one projecting moving star patterns and the other projecting constellations in the ceiling and onto the walls. Swivel the unit around and use the projector to view 24 colour NASA and Hubble Telescope photographs of spacecraft, astronauts, planets and nebulae from three interchangeable slide discs. But for a truly immersive experience, there is a colourful educational booklet about the night sky featuring fascinating information about each NASA photograph.

Age: 6+

Price: HKD 470.

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Sphero Mini

Photo Credit: Sphero

This is probably what your kids really want. The credentials of this rather awesome, ping pong ball size app-enabled robot are impressive: drive Sphero using different modes with the Sphero Mini app, or just by using your face. Yes, you read that right. Face Drive is a hilarious new feature that uses your facial expressions to drive the ball. Sphero’s games are just addictive fun – use the ball as a controller to shoot your way through space, race a ship through a tunnel, or rotate your ball to destroy a polygon of bricks. Your smart whizz-kid can also download the Sphero Edu app and program their robot using JavaScript. Packed with teeny tiny tech, Sphero Mini has a little gyroscope, accelerometer, LED lights, and colourful, interchangeable shells, so you can easily switch one out to suit your mood. 

Age: 8+

Price: HKD 485.

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3Doodler Create 3D Pen

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3Doodler brings us the ultimate 3Doodler Create, a children's dream present. Youngsters will love the opportunity to own the latest generation of the world’s first and best-selling 3D printing pen that incorporates 100s of refinements for smoother, faster, and more reliable doodling in 3D. Much more fun than your typical toy! Compact & easy to use, the 3Doodler Create product produces heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure. This most versatile 3D printing pen ever caters to both the professional and the hobbyist. From fine art to DIY, maker projects, creating scale models or decorative items, the possibilities are limitless! Check out the video review and better hurry up!

Age: 10+

Price: HKD 735.

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By Anna Khan

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