Out of Christmas gift ideas? It’s always a tricky thing buying presents for your friends and family during Christmas. Taking the effort to choose presents that are unique and quirky can be time consuming.
The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. Not to scare you or anything but we’re less than a month away! Don’t worry though, we’re here to help you out with your seasonal shopping. We won’t judge if you add a few to your cart for yourself 😉
Ranging from artistic goods that are locally made to ornamental objects for home decoration, here are some Christmas suggestions that will hopefully ease your burden.
1. Natural Soap Bar @ A Soap Affair
People always need soap, even more so when it is ultra moisturising to the skin and packs a powerful cleansing punch. Here’s why this pretty soap bar will make a suitable compact gift: it’s made with 72% Olive Oil formula, it’s all natural (no preservatives), it’s handmade, plus it’s also affordable (RM15).
2. Handcraft Notebooks @ Noteworthie
Noteworthie makes memorable gifts, especially for those who are obsessed with beautiful stationary (we all know at least one). Their earth-friendly and handcrafted items include journals, craft paper notebooks, floral-patterned notebooks, and scrapbooks. They’ve also introduced some pretty cool 2017 pocket planners as well as calendars.
- Address: G.03, Ground floor, Wisma E&C, No. 2, Lorong Dungun Kiri, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: Weekdays, 9:30am – 6:30pm
- Contact:+6016 336 4308 (WhatsApp)
3. Stationery Supplies @ Stickerrific
Previously known as The Corner Shop, Stickerrific is a haven for stationary and art supplies. They have everything from stickers, postcards, rubber stamps, calligraphy supplies, washi tapes (said to be one of the most updated and largest collections in KL), travel-size watercolours, to even Christmas elves stationery. The majority of their stocks are imported from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and the United States as owners Szetoo and George make it a point to keep their stocks up to date.
- Address: Level 1, The Square, Jaya One
- Opening Hours: Tue – Sun, 12pm – 7pm
- Contact: 03-7495 5963
4. Miniature Figurines @ TinyPinc Miniatures
In the world of desserts, life is always sweeter. That is why Ling Hooi Yin has been designing cutesy handmade miniature figurines like cupcakes, macarons, ice cream, pineapple tarts, and many other kawaii food items courtesy of her homegrown venture, TinyPinc Miniatures. To all Pokemon fans, there’s even a Pokeball Glass Globe Pendant for sale!
5. Crystal Pendant @ SkyeRocks
Crystals aren’t just alluring as an accessory, many believe that it carries positive energy and has the ability to dispel negativity. Gemstone collector Alex Kam doesn’t just produce handmade pendants but also has a collection of crystal rings and charm bracelets. Every gem stone is unique in its own way. If you have friends tying the knot in the coming months, Alex Kam also makes bridesmaid and bridal jewellery.
6. Dreamcatcher @ Dream Chaser
There are many reasons for getting one of these beautiful dreamcatchers. Folk lore has it that when you hang a dreamcatcher above the bed, it’ll protect the person from negative dreams. The bad dreams will get caught up in the web and disappear once the sunlight hits them. Besides gifting your friends with a dreamcatcher to hang over their bed, Dream Chaser also creates dreamcatcher necklaces and key chains as alternatives.
7. Books @ Big Bad Wolf Sale
Paws up book lovers, something big and bad will be howling into the city soon. Yep, the annual Big Bad Wolf sale is back in town and will be taking place in MIECC, The Mines, between 9th December till 19th December. From novels, children’s books, self-help titles, recipe books, comics, and autobiographies, there are plenty of book options to get for your friends and family.
- Address: Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) @ The Mines
- Opening Hours: 24 hours non-stop, 9th – 19th December 2016
8. Board games @ Meeples / Major bookstores
If there’s one thing that never goes out of style, it’s the activity of board games. It’s always different every time you take each game out. You’re not only socialising and interacting with your group of friends, as board games also require you to think, experiment, and exercise the mind. It’s no wonder that board games cafés have gained such a good fan base in Malaysia.
For those interested, there’s the Malaysian Board Games Convention taking place in Publika later this month. You’ll get to purchase your favourite games and meet game designers. Alternatively, you can check out Meeples for more options.
9. Chocolate @ Chocolate World
You don’t need an excuse to have chocolate. Whether it’s birthdays, anniversaries (depending on the person of course), or festivals, you can always make another chocoholic happy by satisfying their sweet tooth. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of your favourite smooth and rich chocolate melting in your mouth. From decadent truffles and pralines to mouthwatering macarons and cakes, visit Chocolate World for their quality ingredients.
- Outlets: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur/Empire Shopping Gallery Subang
- Contact: 019-383 7812, 03-8933 9281
10. Chow down at these new food outlets
Lately, many new food eateries in Malaysia have been stirring up a buzz on social media. Dining obsessives want to know what’s new and what’s hot in town. Here’s a list new restaurants that you might want to visit this month:
If you have any other Christmas gift ideas in mind, do share them with us in the comments below. Happy shopping guys 😉