We have received the unfortunate news that Wiz Gift Shop will be permanently closing its doors on the 1st of August, 2022.
In light of this news, we have not decided to immediately delete this blog. However, we may do so at a later date.
Since the Covid-19 global pandemic has kept many of us in the safe comfort of Taiwan, it’s become even more meaningful to send gifts back home this year.
Wiz Gift Shop is an ideal store for foreigners to go Christmas shopping. It is also good for gift shopping for any occasion, like choosing birthday gifts. The products are mainly in English, also it’s only a 3-minute walk from Taipei City Hall MRT.
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Choose Gifts According to Budget
Wiz Gift Shop uniquely offers a helpful area of recommendations for gift exchanging according to your budget.
Gift exchange games and activities such as ‘Secret Santa’ are very common in Taiwan around Christmas time. They are typically played between, friends, classmates, and co-workers.
Budgets for gift exchanging are usually agreed to be either $300, $500, or even $1,000 depending on the game or activity.
$1,000 Christmas Gifts
Wiz Gift Shop provides an impressive selection of options since $1,000 is at the top end of gift budgets.
That’s why in this budget range, much of their best-featured items from all across the store are here.
It’s worth browsing this decent section for ideal Christmas gifts for friends and family back home.
$500 & $300 Gift Exchanges
The $500 and $300 are the most common budgets for gift exchange.
The prices are not too high, and the gifts in this selection are pretty decent for both men and women, so be sure to take a good look.
Below $300 Gifts
Wiz Gift Shop also covers you for budgets below $300. It’s worth taking a look at each of the $50, $100, and $200 buckets for gifts that you can combine with others to make an overall better gift exchange.
Gift Recommendations for Women
The women section starts at the entrance of Wiz Gift Shop as you walk in.
The women’s section of recommended gifts makes it easy for anyone to choose a gift for her. With the safe options between water bottles, cute little things, fragrances, and skincare products, you cannot go wrong.
Water Bottles & Cute Mugs
The stylish mugs and water bottles are Natural Life branded which are very popular gifts in the store.
You get a wide selection of colorful designs and messages, mostly being inspirational quotes to choose from.
The bottles are designed for temperature retention that keeps liquids hot or cold for up to 12 hours.
Tea for One Set
These cute teapots are an all-in-one tea set as the head comes off to be a cup.
Fragrances & Creams
Since women love beauty and care, a decent selection of hand creams, lotions, and fragrances can be ideal options.
Alternatively, there is also the broad option of diffused essential oils for her home. The store provides testers for you to safely choose between the best. Their staff is very welcoming and happy to assist you if need any help.
There are special rows of steam creams sold at Wiz Gift Shop which are sourced from Japan.
Gift Recommendations for Men
When it comes to buying gifts for men, it’s all down to practicality and functionality. At Wiz Gift Shop, there is a wealth of gift options for you to choose from.
Leatherwear & Accessories
Wiz Gift Shop dedicates a large section of leatherwear, including wallets and cardholders in a variety of styles and colors.
Cool Tools & Gadgets
As for functional gifts, the store does not disappoint. You will enjoy exploring the stylish and cool gadgets that they have on show.
Since storage space can be an issue in Taipei, these cool gadgets become stylish decorations when not in use. – How cool is that!?
Electrical gadgets make awesome Christmas gifts for men, and Wiz Gift Shop doesn’t hold back.
Themed Bluetooth speakers and wireless charging pad.
Like most decent gift shops, there is always an interesting scientific section for men. It’s worth checking this part out for sure.
The globes can slowly rotate on a flat surface, and the playing cards secretly show you what it is. If you can cross your eyes a little, you can see what is on the other side. – psst, many cannot, but I could!
Baby Gift Suggestions
As for the little ones, there are good quality naturally made tableware for children found here.
Customized Gifts & Cards
You can personalize many of the gifts such as jewelry and a lightbox at Wiz Gift Shop.
One amazing feature we like is their DIY imprinting.
If you wish to do your imprinting, you would have to buy their specified leather for it.
There is also a dedicated desk in store for you to use when customizing gifts and writing cards.
It’s not easy to find a Christmas cards shop in Taipei, but choices are abundant here.
The store provides stationery for you to decorate them! 🙂
Wiz Gift Shop is running some special promotions for the Christmas period that is worth knowing about.
Free Gift Wrapping
All purchased items from the store come with a free basic wrapping service. However, if you wish to choose the wrapping paper, just pay for the paper, and they’ll wrap your gifts with it for free.
The Lucky Draw
If you spend $1,000 on their specific brands (Natural Life, Fringe & Henry Cats) or products (clothes & glassware), you get to go on the lucky draw. You’re guaranteed to win a gift!
If it’s inconvenient to get to the store, Wiz Gift Shop also has an online store. Google’s Chrome browser easily translates it to English, making it easy for you to learn more about their products.
~ Love is the greatest gift ~
English Address: No. 30, Lane 71, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District
Chinese Address: 台北市信義區忠孝東路五段71巷30號
Closest MRT: Taipei City Hall – Exit 4 (blue line)
🗓️ Updated: December 2020 – Taipei.Expats