The ultimate Christmas gift guide for Beijing kids

From international best-selling toys to Beijing's indie designers

We're approaching the end of 2017 (can you believe it?) and the festive seasons will soon be upon us. From international bestsellers to China’s top kid-friendly gadgets to Beijing's indie designers, we’ve covered your shopping list so you don’t have to.

Age 0-5



The bestselling BPA- and PVC-free two-in-one teether and rattle for little ones getting their first set of pearly whites. Find it on from 158RMB.

Lecoco Balance Bike

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Buy your kiddos their first set of wheels this Christmas. This model from Lecoco comes in both bright green and pink. Find it on Tmall (188RMB).

Sago Mini Jinja’s play house


An adorable and portable play set from award-winning Canadian kids' app and toy company Sago Mini. Find it via Amazon (199RMB).

Wonder Woman action figure


Let little imaginations run wild with this kick ass superhero doll. Find it here via Taobao (135RMB).

Ages 6-9

Kids' qipao


Little fashionistas will love this beautiful French-Chinese designed qipao – perfect for special occasions. Find this one from Beijing-based Tang Roulou here via Taobao (416RMB).

WowWee Fingerling


This year’s must-have interactive stocking filler is 2017’s answer to the Furby – only far less creepy. Find it on (298RMB).

Xiaomi Mi Bunny Children’s Smartwatch


Funky fashion accessory for the kids, GPS- and WeChat calling-enabled smartwatch for the parents. You’ll never lose them again. Find it on (199RMB).

Shanghai Disneyland Tickets


Planning a family trip to our neighbour to the south in 2018? Get little ones excited with tickets to Shanghai Disneyland. Get it for 280RMB via Time Out Tickets.

Hatchimals Surprise


The sell-out craze of 2016 is back just in time for Christmas and this year you’ll be expecting twins! Find it on (699RMB).

Ages 12-15

Feiyue Sneakers


It’s about time your kids had a pair of China's most iconic sneakers. Find it on Feiyue's official website (from 65RMB).

Rory’s Story Cubes

A modern twist on the classic Pictionary-style games that’ll keep the whole family occupied this winter break. Find it in (from 88RMB).

Nintendo Switch


This year’s hottest console won’t be available off-the-shelf in China – so log into Tmall and grab an import while you can. Find it on (3,499RMB).

Selfie Mic


For karaoke-loving, selfie-taking superstar tweens with a penchant for nifty gadgets. Find it on (431RMB).

Yi Lite Action Cam


If GoPro is a little beyond your budget this year, get your kids started on adventure photography with the Yi Technology equivalent. Find it on (399RMB).



Amazon's classic e-reader ensures bookworms always have access to their favourite titles. Find it via Amazon (original Kindle from 588RMB).

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