A potato washer!!! Really!
If you or your partner have larger feet, I would suggest making sure you have shoes, especially for sports, hiking etc. as they can be difficult to track down for larger sizes. For men anything over UK size 10 gets tricky.
You can get almost every household item here - some as noted above might be more expensive. Clothes are another matter - if you are large, or have a big bust, or especially if you have big feet (or are a westerner with averaged sized any of the above!) then stock up on clothes and shoes! They are hard to find here.
Stock up also on favourite toileteries (some brands are hard to find); things like favourite snacks (you can get twiglets here but they are expensive) ... just to keep you going until you find your feet.
If you are keen on low-fat items, bring them! Diet-anything is now much harder to get because of a bizarre ruling on labelling by the gov't last year.
What I buy overseas: Bread mix, lactose-free cow's milk, diet-salad cream, twiglets, Reach flossers, shoes of all types, bras of all types, many of my clothes.
plus the price of shipping it with a relocation at around 1000gbp plus insurance.
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so it worth shipping? or the op needs to ask if the relocation is covered by his/her company and how long will you stay in hk, if longer than a two years, then a hk ver will be better option.
If you have big boobs then stock up on larger size underwear! I always stock up when I go back.
If you're the 'average' western female size, then I'd advise stocking up on decent sized/properly fitting underwear as the brands here are more expensive that back in the UK. Also, shoes, if you have larger or wide feet. Even though I have bought some cheapies at the markets,I found that the shoes here are more expensive than when I lived in the UK. I wish that I had stocked up on bedlinen, good quality stuff as I soon found that the 'king' and 'queen' sized bedclothes differ greatly here. Also, electrical /kitchen goods - HK uses the UK plug hole so I would buy the good quality brands that you know and like from the UK, or, how my husband and I found last weekend, face lots of cheaper and not so well known brands ( or reliable). Lastly, any over the counter medication. Especially ibruprofen and painkillers that you are used to and trust. Nurofen is not sold here, and as I soon found out, if you have a bad cold or the flu, pharmacy staff tend to insist that you take 'allergy' pills!!!