Our 8 Favorite Things For Life in Hong Kong in 2021

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We often get asked about our favorite things in Hong Kong. This city is a bustling metropolis with endless opportunities. From the food to the culture, this city has it all!

In this article, we’ve listed our 8 favorite things for life in Hong Kong in 2021 so you can get an idea of what we are loving.

2021 has been another tough year and that’s why wellness and trying to find joy in everyday life is a key focus for this list.

Hypnotherapy: simple and effective self-care

Why we chose it:

  • As a result of our deliberate further exploration into wellness, we’ve really enjoyed trying hypnotherapy in 2021.
  • Many people are holding onto negative experiences from their childhood and they use various ways to cope such as drinking too much or even working too much.
  • An alternative way to overcome these issues is to try hypnosis– it can be a really powerful, quick, and effective way to overcome traumatic experiences.

What you should know:

  • For a 90-min session, you can expect to pay as little as $1,300. Given the way a single session can alter your mindset, we’d say it’s a good investment into your well-being.
  • Check to see if your insurance coverage will pay for sessions!

Aveita masks: comfortable & soft masks

Why we chose it:

  • Award-winning Aveita masks are reusable, light-weight, super soft, and comfortable.
  • Machine washable with a garment bag & cold water
  • The fabric stays soft and you will literally forget you are wearing them.

What you should know:

  • They are available in many different colors and sizes.
  • Kid-sizes are also available.

Favorite restaurant: Giabar Bistro Food & Wine Store

Why we chose it:

  • It’s great to be able to socialize with friends and what better way to socialize than by eating really high-quality Italian food at a reasonable price
  • The service of this restaurant is excellent
  • The ambiance of the restaurant is super cozy, friendly and authentic; a hole-in-the-wall you must try

What you should know:

  • The venue itself is relatively small so be sure to book ahead if you have larger groups
  • G/F, 53 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, +852 6651 7600, FB: @Giabar

Cheese Club: for delicious and affordable cheese

Why we chose it:

  • The Cheese Club sells European cheese sourced directly from farms
  • The prices at the Cheese Club will be lower than probably anywhere else you will find in Hong Kong

What you should know:

  • You can place an order once a month; the selection will alter slightly each month
  • They are able to sell cheese at lower prices by reducing waste and costs
  • They only place an order from Europe once people in HK have already indicated what they want and they only sell online

The Store HK


Why we chose it:

  • We are always interested to try new health foods and The Store HK sells some of the most famous health food brands in the world
  • Pricing is low and delivery is fast
  • They only sell online and this helps to keep costs low – also, they ship (and not fly) all their products so it’s more environmentally friendly

What you should know:

  • They always have a “Special Deals” section at the bottom of their home page; you’ll find some amazing deals – a great way to try new products

CBD products for wellness

Research has shown that CBD can help relieve anxiety as well as help with other disorders.

Why we chose it:

  • CBD products are legal in Hong Kong as long as they don’t contain any THC; you’ve probably noticed all kinds of CBD products popping up around HK

What you should know:

  • We prefer high-quality CBD products that have been verified by a 3rd party and that’s why we like Naturecan products
  • Our favorite CBD products are:
    CBD oils; broad-spectrum, 10% CBD (i.e., 1000 mg per 10ml), vegan, GMO free
    CBD cookies; on-the-go snack, vegan, 0% THC, 25mg of CBD per cookie
    CBD vegan gummies; various fruit flavors; 10mg or 25mg CBD per gummy

National Geographic STEM kits

Why we chose it:

  • Do you ever get frustrated by kids spending too much time looking at screens? That’s why we really love National Geographics STEM toys
  • STEM toys inspire creativity and help develop kids’ minds

What you should know:

  • These are inexpensive presents that are always well-received. Stock up on them and be ready for Christmas and any birthday parties that come your way.
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Gyms in Hong Kong

One of our favorite things in Hong Kong is going to the gym.

Why we chose it:

  • Thank goodness for gyms being open; I’ve never felt more grateful to be able to go to the gym and refresh myself both physically and mentally
  • Vaccinated classes have been a happy innovation – let’s hope we see more and more of these classes next year
  • Read about Ultimate Guide to the Best Gyms in Hong Kong 2021

What you should know:

  • Plenty of gyms in Hong Kong offer free trials!
  • If you are looking to join a new gym or you just want to mix up your fitness regime, try one of the free gym trials we highlight in our article The 6 Best Free Gym Trials in Hong Kong


We hope you enjoyed our list of 8 things to do and buy in Hong Kong in 2021. As the end of the year approaches, we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your readership throughout the year. Here’s to a happy, healthy 2022!

If any of these activities or products sounds like something that might interest you or someone on your holiday shopping list–try it out! One thing is for sure; life here is never boring. Which product or activity are you most excited about trying? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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