Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hong Kong 2013 | What to Buy in Disneyland + My Shopping Haul + {Giveaway}

We're back from our early Christmas family getaway to Hong Kong Disneyland {HKDL}!! It was truly a wonderful trip and we got to experience the whole magical journey from staying at Disneyland Hollywood Hotel, to eating breakfast with the Disney Stars at Enchanted Garden, exploring the new theme lands {Mystic Point, Toy Storyland & Grizzly Gulch} and also having Lil Pumpkin transformed into one of the Disney Princesses at Bibidi Bobidi Boutique!

As usual, I'll need some time to sort through all the photos and information but first, I'd like to share some of the souvenirs that we brought back in case you want to head to HKDL for Christmas and grab some gifts :)

Got some good feedback from my Northern Territory shopping haul vlog so thought I'd do this again. Please excuse my amateur skills at vlogging :P All done in one take with no script heh. In addition to the items shown below, have a look at the vlog to get some ideas on gifts you can bring back home for your family and friends. Plus, you'll see the actual exclusive HKDL merchandise that I'll be giving away on the blog {more details below}!! If the video isn't working, see it on Youtube here.

As mentioned in the video, HKDL is celebrating their 8th Anniversary this year and there's a whole range of limited edition merchandise to celebrate their special occasion. Eight is a lucky number to the Chinese people as it means prosperity and wealth. HKDL hopes that this range will bring luck, joy and treasured memories to all of their guests who have the chance to visit Hong Kong Disneyland this year.

Love love love the home-ware range! I bought the cookie cutters from our last visit to Hong Kong.

You can never have too many tumblers for the kids.. Lil Pumpkin usually changes hers after about a year of use as it gets broken, too dirty or.. lost *sigh*

Cookies are always a popular choice for souvenirs. Heaps of tin cans and cookie designs of your favourite Disney characters to choose from! This is a Disney Princess special cookie tin to look like a little clutch bag with a "pearls" strap.

For all you craft-loving people, there are unique wooden stamps for sale. I didn't spot any washi tapes at HKDL though.

Super cute caps and Mickey / Minnie ears!! Definitely a must-buy to wear at the Disneyland theme parks!

Since it's their Christmas holiday season, you can get scarfs and winter wear too :)

Anyway, stay tuned for my upcoming travel posts for more details on the must-sees and must-dos in Hong Kong Disneyland!

I've brought Hong Kong Disneyland's magic back with me for my readers and friends and will give away THREE HKDL Exclusive Goodie Bags {worth over S$90 each}! Another great gift for the family just in time for Christmas. There will be 2 fun ways to enter and win. You can choose to enter via a random draw or photo challenge, or do both for extra chances! :)

Method 1: Random Draw
This is good for those that a) don't like photo challenges,   b) have private Instagram accounts or c) just feel lucky! To enter, simply,

1. Be a Sakura Haruka Facebook page fan
2. Be a Hong Kong Disneyland Facebook page fan
3. Like and Share this photo, tagging #HKDisneyland, #Happy, #Christmas and a friend
4. Leave me a blog comment telling me what you love most about Christmas + name of your FB account that you used to like the page + email add. For those unsure of how to comment, choose "Name/URL" option then add your name and comment. If you prefer to send me your email add privately, leave a comment for the other answers then contact me at sakuraharuka {at} live {dot} com.

TWO random winners will be chosen. Just complete all 4 simple steps!

Method 2: Instagram Photo Challenge
For those that love photo challenges and want to get creative! To enter, simply,

1. Follow me on Instagram {@AiSakuraHaruka}.
2. Post a photo on Instagram that has Christmas & Disney elements.
3. Caption the photo with what you love most about Christmas, and tag #HKDisneyland, #Happy, #Christmas and #AiXmasChallenge. Don't forget the hashtags as winner will be chosen from the photos collected here!

ONE winner will be chosen based on the most creative photo. Multiple entries allowed, and IG accounts must be public for me to view the photos. Just complete all 3 simple steps!

* Open to Singapore residents only.
* Ends Monday, 2 Dec 2013 2359hrs {Singapore time} 
* Incomplete or inappropriate entries will be deemed invalid and will not be included.
* Winners will be announced by Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 on this blog post, Facebook and Instagram. Winners have 5 days to reply, or the prize will be redrawn.
* Tagged friends are not automatically entered in draw. If they want to participate, they need to complete all steps too.
* Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
* Sakura Haruka is not responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or misplaced in delivery.

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. The winners are Missy Grace L, Caroline and Bieagoodgirl. Stay tuned for more blog giveaways on Sakura Haruka! Check out my current readers promos too. Thanks for your support!

* Disclosure: Hong Kong Disneyland Sparking Christmas family trip was partially sponsored by Hong Kong Disneyland. Giveaway prizes were provided by Hong Kong Disneyland. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.


Sandra Sia said...

Hi, what I love most about Christmas is the spirit of giving, love and care in the air! Everything just seems prettier and more wonderful. It's also a great time to shower my 2 beautiful children with extra 'gifts' of love!

Have done up the steps to participate in a chance to win the goodie bag. Though I can't bring my kids to HK Disneyland this year end, I really hope to be able to to win this for them! I'm sure it will made them so so happy!

My FB account name is Sandra Sia, email is sandra_sia@hotmail.com.

Love your blog. Thanks for your sharing and kind giving!

Happy holidays to you and your family! =)

Adrine said...

Oooo....the Disneyland merchandise look lovely!! I told myself that I won't be getting anything for our upcoming trip, but looking at the pics, I'm pretty sure I won't be able to resist. esp the baking stuff! haha.

I dun qualify for the giveaway, so good luck for your other readers :-)

Joey Koh said...

Love celebrating Christmas with family and friends for a gathering meal and not forgetting having gifts exchange. Shopping for Christmas gifts is fun too but tiring but enjoy every moments.

FB name: Joey Koh
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Caroline said...

What I love most about Christmas is spending time with my family and looking back at the year that passed. It is a time of thanksgiving and peace.

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email: carolineagnes88@yahoo.com

Megan Yeo said...

I love most about Christmas are the fantastic festival mood everywhere, carolling and the gift exchanges.

I have done all the 4 steps! Hope I am one of the lucky winner.

Thank you.

Facebook: Megan Yeo
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Elisia Tan said...

I like to give surprise gift for my family! Enjoy the Christmas day with gathering with my family! My love!!!

Facebook : Elisia Tan
Email address : gaekping@hotmail.com

Tony Tan said...

I love Christmas because of the giving to others and seeing them smile. It's not the getting or the giving; it's the loving. It was the day Christ was born. People should keep the Christmas spirit throughout the whole year. More people should understand it is better to give than to receive!

FB: Tony Tan

The English Muffin Cat :D said...

Oh I love Christmas because it is a time where family and friends come together to enjoy and celebrate in this special festive ! It is wonderful to be able to celebrate this festive by giving back to the society. ;) Showing others love and care! This will be the best christmas I ever had ;) <3

FB name: Tan kim
Email: Theenglishmuffincat@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Love Christmas the most from decoration of the xmas tree, preparation of the xmas feast, planning for games and pruchasing of xmas gifts. The kids love participating in making the xmas celebration a successful one filled with love, fun and share. Nothing beats seeing the smiles on my kids face.
Here wishing everyone an advance Merry Christmas.=)

FB account name: Theresa Lim
Email add: space_vest@yahoo.com.sg

Jovy said...

What I love most about Christmas is having fun and joy with people and having feast.

fb: Jovy Lee Shu Hui
email: jlsh726@msn.com

Jessica Ng said...

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. (It's near my birthday too! Double happiness) I love it because of the gifts, the beautiful lights and decorations, the feeling of being cozy with your loved ones, being surrounded by happiness, family, and laughter, and you appreciate what you have more :)

Little En En said...

what I love about Christmas is the how you see a smile on everyone's face. Be it the adults buying presents or the little ones opening up their presents. The Christmas cookies, the beautiful lights in orchard, the lovely Christmas carols.. I love them all!

FB: Elizabeth De Cruz
Email: star4ever08@yahoo.com

Jolin Moonzdestiny said...

To me, Christmas day is a day can have a awesome gathering with friends n family.. Children running around, playing with each other while adult can sit a corner to relax and chit-chatting... Gift exchange and lot of delicious food... Cant wait for 25 December to come


Facebook name Jolin Moonzdestiny
Email jolin9087@yahoo.com.sg

Wei Wei said...

What I love most about Christmas is it'WARM & TOUCHING ATMOSPHERE'!

FB Account : Wei Wei
Email : wqlx6790@gmail.com


Theresa Mahoney said...

I could shop at all the Disney stores all day, every day and never grow bored with the selections. They have so many wonderful things to chose from. You got a nice haul yourself!

Janice Lee said...

I love celebrating Christmas with family and friends for a gathering meal and having gifts exchange. and also celebrating my friend birthdat too as she born in Christmas. :)

LOH SHI QI said...


I love the Christmas light up in town area and shopping..
Exchangee presents &
love to gather with my friends and family for Christmas!

Diana G.B. said...

We love christmas the most as it is the seasons of giving. We donate, not just about receiving and giving gifts, we give to those less fortunate children. :)

Diana Bok

Pearly Lau said...

what you love most about Christmas : Christmas is an extra holiday to spend with friends and family together. its a joyous time when we get to exchange presents. in another words, apart from birthdays, this is an occasion where we get to receive presents from others

name of your FB account that you used to like the page: Pearly Lau
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CHIN OI LIN said...

Christmas is time everybody is so happy and forgiving. love the spirit in orchard road. fun loving decoration where u only can enjoy once a year

Unknown said...

I love christmas. Love the spirit in orchard road with lovely decorations where I can enjoy once a year.

Huiqi Yap said...

Love Christmas Shopping!

Huiqi Yap

Ker Min said...

Christmas is the season of happiness and warmth, where people gather and meet up. Not forgeting the beautiful sights of christmas decorations and listening to lovely songs while shopping for gifts.

FB: Ker Min
Email: magixn@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

I love getting together with my family at Christmas and singing hymns and carols together!

FB account: OwlFlyAway
4owlswell at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

Christmas is all about love and the joy of giving, the wonderful Christmas displays and decorations too!
Cynthia Lau

Stacy said...

Ohh everything on this post looks so nice! I find that having kids have unleashed the kid in me and I go gaga over loads of stuff that I wouldn't have looked at previously.

Felicia Tan said...

Hi there! :)

What I love most about Christmas is that it is truly a occasion to meet up with old friends, gathering together to mark the end of a year and welcoming in a new year of being in each other's lives again.

Of course, christmas shopping is wonderful when shopping with friends and buying excellent gifts for friends. The whole festive mood just uplifts all of us and makes us feel joyful.

FB name: Felicia Tan
Email: 101degree.tk@gmail.com

Terence Tan said...

What I love most about Christmas...
I looking forward for all my aunts and uncles with their family from overseas to back for our precious gathering in Christmas day.

FB Account : Terence Tan
Email : tan_jun_wei@yahoo.com

Bebe Gi Lee said...

What I love most about Christmas is the parties, food and presents.

Bebe Gi Lee
bebe03 (at) live (dot) com (dot) sg

Esther Lee said...

I love Christmas of all occasion cause its the season of giving & sharing! Pace in Singapore is too fast, we certainly need time for family & friends. love and enjoyed the gathering, fun and laughter we have.

My facebook name is Esther Lee.

Email is fklee1031@hotmail.com


Richard said...

What I love most about Christmas is getting my family and friends together, its a joyous time when we get to exchange presents and to mark the end of a year and welcoming in a new year. :)

Anonymous said...

What I love most about Christmas is the good times I can spend with my family and friends! We can all take a break from our hectic work and bask in the warmth and joy of Christmas. Also what's cool about Christmas is presents! I would absolutely love to have Chip & Dale :) I am HUGE fan of those furballs <3

Yu Jun

mail4rosey said...

You always do the best shopping! I love Disney!

Joanna Heng said...

I love christmas because it is year end ,my son's bdae too. It is a season of celebrating and also thanksgiving. Always love christmas because can take nice photos at the malls with nice decos, eat yummy food and also invite friends to my house to eat and drink. My hubby will cook and we will make our own cocktail at our bar counter for our friends.
Thank you so much for the giveaway :)

Facebook name: Cherry Joanna
Email: gekyong82@Yahoo.com.sg

Missy Grace L said...

I love Christmas because I love decorating the Christmas tree, log cakes and the presents.

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Anonymous said...

I love Christmas because of all the beautiful decoration and it is a thanks giving day to all my family, relatives and friends....

Adelyn Khoo said...

Hi Ai Sakura,

I love Christmas for its special meaning of rejoicing that Christ has come to be my Saviour. :) And I also rejoice in the time of family and reunions with delicious food (Roast turkey, Christmas pudding) and exchanging of presents while thanking God for all the blessings that I've received each year. :)

Christmas is indeed a season of joy and family time. Hope you have a blessed Christmas this year with your family. :)

Name: Adelyn Khoo WT (https://www.facebook.com/adelynkhoowt)

Email add: adelynkwt@gmail.com

Thanks. :D

Lu Siu Ching said...

Christmas is a season of giving...
I love that when you see their faces are light up with smile when they received the gifts they desire.

And it's a celebration of a year's hardwork, victory or sorrows we been through.
Everyone is enjoying each others company in the midst of the feast.

Facebook ID: Lu Siu Ching
email: precious_qing@yahoo.com.sg

Chay Hwai said...

Everything from buying Christmas gifts, outfits, cooking, children and especially the gatherings and photo taking with family and friends.

Chay Hwai said...

Chay Hwai
chquek @ hotmail.sg

Karis Tan said...

What I love most about Christmas is the yummy 'log cakes' !

Vincent Lee said...

I love xmas because of all the good food parties and present. it is a time to celebrate with friends and family and look back at what the year has offered us

FB ID: Vincent Lee Wee Ping
email wlee76@hotmail.com

Olive Teh said...

I love Christmas so much because of it is season of goodwill to everyone.

Olive Teh
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SARINA LIM said...

I love Christmas because it is the seasons of Giving and I love to bring joy and smiles to my family, friends and the needy.

Emailed privately.

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas because it is a season where my loved ones and I take turn to specially handpick a present and spread/be embraced in the love.

FB Name: Menmen Ang

Debra said...

Christmas is my favourite holiday because it's that one time in the year when friends and family get together to catch up on the year gone by, exchange presents, eat loads and have a good time!

Happy hols, Ai!!!

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email: olimomok@gmail.com

mummybean said...

I love Christmas for the opportunity to reflect on the message of love and the great gift we have been given with the coming of a Saviour :) It is also a time for family and thankfulness, which I'm grateful for.

Veraday Poh/Life is in the Small Things

Jasper Ta said...

Pamper my loved ones with the gifts they like !

FB Account : Jasper Tan
Email : myad@live.com.sg

Xgg Chan said...

I love the lights and decorations that go along with Christmas. I also love the food that accompanies Christmas as well as the great songs that have been written about Christmas. Last but not least, I love getting surprise gifts from my loved ones, Merry X'mas!

FB account name: Xgg Chan
Email : chanxgg@gmail.com

Louis Lee said...

What I love most is the festive atmosphere of Christmas. The happy, cheerful lights. The nostalgia. Big, warm family get togethers. The anticipation of Santa coming... I love being with loved ones and I love giving and receiving presents. :-)

FB: Louis Lee
Email: leechlouis@gmail.com

coldkohmew said...

I like the gathering of friends and sharing of good food

Koh Jun Jie Jason
coldkohmew at hotmail dot com

Joan said...

Christmas is a season of giving, joy & happiness. A time full of bliss & blessings where hatred is forgotten & love is all around!

FB account: Zuo AnJoan
Email add: joanteo@hotmail.sg

Joe Woon said...

Christmas is very important to my family, its a season we remind each other to cherish and be nice to one another.. It is especially true for big families.. We each have our own extended family.. Every XMas we make it a point to gather everyone to love and to care by exchanging a lil something plus a great feast + fun n laughter!!

Name Joe Woon
Email Joe.Woon@yahoo.com

Hope to win this lil joy pack with love for my lil ones :)

Anonymous said...

Love to walk along Orchard road to see the Christmas lightings and decorations. Did that when I was young and continue to do it with my kids.

FB: Liang Jingxian
Email: j_xian@hotmail.com

min~* said...

I love Christmas=because it means it's time to celebrate the love of the festive season and sharing the love of Christ amongst all the merry making. :) FB Name: Yeo Szemin

Anonymous said...

Love Christmas for the spirit of giving. Robert Sim, Robert_sim@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Christmas is abt our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ coming to walk among men for our salvation.

carol lim

David Chan said...

I love Christmas as a party gathering with log cake and Christmas dishes with family.

Jasmine Tan said...

I love Christmas as I will meet the Santa Claus everywhere !

FB Account: Jasmine Tan
Email : jasminetan1997@gmail.com

BEAN30 said...

I love Christmas for the Christmas lightings which are so beautiful and the wonderful food that I can enjoy during this time. It's kind of rewarding myself after a year of hard work.

Facebook Name: Ben Oh
Email: benoh28@gmail.com

Cindy Wee said...

The joyous season of giving and receiving is what I love about Christmas. Being able to see smiles on your loved ones' faces, would be something worth spending on when they are unwrapping their gifts by you. The treasured moment when you forget all worries and spend a joyful day together with your loved ones. That's what Christmas meant to me and what I loved about it.

Facebook Name: Cindy Wee
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Email Address: cindy.wwy@gmail.com

Thanks a wholesome for this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas for the atmosphere and its seems the atmosphere helps to bring the stress away after a year of hard work ! And lots of presents and good food!! And most importantly, my birthday falls on December too so it double happiness!!!

Facebook name: Jasmine Zhang
Email: zhangjasmine@yahoo.com.sg

Shannon Heo said...

I love Christmas because it is a season of love, giving and togetherness. Christmas also reminds me of the humble beginning of Christ our Saviour -- it's a time to reflect on what I've done for the year and what I can do in the next year to spread the message of love!

Shannon Heo

Kipper said...

I love Christmas for the warm atmosphere, Christmas trees, log cakes, holiday and Santa Claus!


Jolin said...

I love Christmas for being able to spend the special day with family and friends.
Jolin Poon

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas for the special occassion to gather with family members with gift exchange.


Chloe Guo said...

Christmas is my favourite festive season of all-time because there's something magical about it with stories of santa delivering presents to nice children all over the world!

FB account name: Chloe Guo
Email: tiggerchloe@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What I love most about Christmas is the chance to buy pretty and appreciative gifts for all my family and friends to let them know how grateful I am to have them in my life :)

Name of FB account: Peng Geok Soh Email add: penggeok@yahoo.com.sg

Jovinne Sham said...

I like Christmas because my family and I get to enjoy a nice and warm Xmas feast together and unwrap nice presents we prepared for each other! Superb quality family bonding time ^^

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Email address: jovinnesham@yahoo.com.sg