The most joyous holiday is just around the corner. But wait, your Christmas presents list is still empty and you have no idea what to buy for everyone? After going through the pandemic, it’s necessary to spread the cheer all around – now more so than ever. What do you do?
Fret not, here in Hype, we have a whole list of what you can add to your list. Regardless if your friends and family have been naughty or nice, here are some suggestions for you to fill up your Christmas shopping list:
1. Make Christmas colourful at home
- For Who: The Interior Decorators
- Where: H&M HOME (Avenue K or Quill City Mall)
Give these as early Christmas gifts for your loved ones to decorate their home, and while you’re at it, get it for your own place too!
You can purchase all sorts of decorations; from ornaments to holiday-themed fragrances all from H&M HOME! The fragrances they offer not only will make your home smells like holiday, but will also spread the cheer up to the second floor! Want your home to look more classy and elegant?
2. Most essential part of Christmas!
- For Who: Everyone
- Where: IKEA Stores
They say, Christmas isn’t Christmas without the trees. That is why, IKEA has brought to you their live fir tree that comes in two sizes (1.6m and 2.0m), and the three types of their stands (small classic stand, medium classic stand, and VINTER 2021 Christmas Tree Stand) that comes separately. You might think, how is this eco-friendlier than those plastic trees? You can return the tree from 26th December up to 16th January in exchange for RM50 IKEA voucher.
3. Make Christmas magical in your living room
- For Who: Technophiles
- Where: Apple MY
If you’re buying technology products this holiday season, maybe consider getting an Apple TV 4K for your loved ones. Spread the cheer in your family’s living room by bringing Christmas magic to your family with just a small black box that we call Apple TV 4K. It’ll bring better performance to your television with the A12 Bionic chip, and it also comes with an Apple TV remote for more precise control. What’s even better is that you can connect it seamlessly to all of your other Apple devices!
Other gifts options also include the brand new iPhone 13 line, or the iPad Mini to make your loved ones’ working from home’s experience even better. And perhaps maybe pair those devices with the new Airpods Max that makes audios come life!
4. Sleep comfortably
- For Who: Those who value a good night sleep
- Where: Joey Mattress
A pillow brand that we absolutely love is Joey Pillow, and here’s why we are in love with it. So, since it’s the end of the year, Joey Pillow can help you along with your loved ones, to end your year and start a new one with full of comfiness. You know what they say, if you start your year with good things, then good things will come to you for the rest of the year!
5. Pamper your skin during the holidays
- For Who: Skincare Enthusiasts
- Where: Watsons
Gift someone an early Christmas gift with the new set from AHC and by Christmas, they’ll be looking as fresh and will look like they have shed a few years off them! AHC’s products contains retinal, which is 11 times more effective than retinol. For the AHC Youth Focus value set, it consists of the toner, emulsion, essence, and age defence eye cream.
6. Freshen up for Christmas
- For Who: Those who love smelling good
- Where: Body Shop MY
Preparing a Christmas gift but at the same time, tight on the budget? Why not opt for Body Shop! They offer gift ideas all under RM50. How great is that? You get to give luxury fragrances product but still not break your bank. Your loved ones will absolutely love the gift, and maybe even get one set for yourself! Get everyone smelling good this holiday season.
7. Make the holidays smell like it
- For Who: Candle Enthusiast
- Where: Refer to Instagram posts above
We at Hype absolutely love scented candles because they make the whole room smells like Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie when we want it to without having to actually bake the pie! That is why we are suggesting scented candles to be added to your Christmas list. You could never go wrong with holiday themed scented candles. While you’re browsing for candles in Bath & Body Works, maybe browse on the body mist, lotions and hand wash too! Or maybe if you want candles in cute but uniquely designed tins, check Wicked Candles out because they are absolutely wicked!
8. Happy tummy, happy spirit!
- For Who: Foodies
- Where: Pullman KLCC
If you’re looking for meals that are value for money, Pullman KLCC has some of the best offers in town. Whether it’s scrumptious Christmas buffets at Sedap Restaurant or looking for sweet treats for your loved ones, Pullman KLCC has it all! Those looking to dine-in at home can also opt the festive meal box options. A Christmas lunch or dinner delivery can save you time and money by delivering chef-created recipes for your convenience or for virtual festive celebrations.
Take a look at all the yummy options here.
9. Sweeten the holidays with swoon-worthy desserts
- For Who: Sweet Tooths of any age
- Where: Elevete Patisserie
For all you sugar fiends out there, it’s the most wonderful time to indulge in all things sweet this month. Whether you’re looking to reward yourself for getting through another tough year or planning a show-stopper to wow your guests with some crowd-pleasing treats, these will do the trick:
- Macaron Tower with Brownies – 12 pcs of assorted macarons & 12 pcs of brownies
- Christmas Log Cake – Salted caramel chocolate cake with premium chocolate cream frosting
- Macaron Wreaths – 15pcs of macarons with cherries, strawberries and blueberries
10. Counting chocolates before Christmas
- For Who: Chocolate lovers
- Where: Oh Cha Matcha, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur.
If you’re looking for gift boxes for Christmas, look no more, we present to you Oh Cha Matcha with their Christmas series! They are bringing you 3 types of different gift boxes (Limited Edition Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar, Christmas Gift Boxes, and Gingerbread House DIY Kit) this year. Each and every one of it includes 24 of their unique flavoured handmade chocolates.
The Limited Edition Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar serves you with a wide array of their best selling flavours, each flavour for each day before Christmas! Only a thousand boxes will be sold at RM129 each. Their Christmas Gift Boxes does not only include their chocolates, but they also collaborated with B&B Labs to give you the chance to pamper your skin this holiday season with their Hydrating Matcha Sheet Mask. The set comes in 3 different varieties, price ranging from RM149 to RM199. Last but not least, to complete their Christmas series, their Gingerbread House DIY Kit. Christmas is all about family, love and bonding; making this kit the most perfect thing to get for Christmas! It costs only RM119.
11. Warm your Christmas up with seasonal beverage..
- For Who: Seasonal Beverage Lovers
- Where: Nearest Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf outlet
What is a better way to warm your Christmas other than seasonal beverages? The holidays are synonymous with warm scents of spices, peppermint, uniquely fragrant freshly baked pastries, and of course, hot chocolate! We know we told you about Starbucks’ seasonal drinks and merchandise in one of our previous posts before. But this time, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is bringing back their seasonal holiday drinks!
They have their iconic beverages back in town, Double Chocolate Peppermint with different choices (Double Chocolate Peppermint, Pure Double Chocolate Peppermint, Double Chocolate Peppermint Latte, Double Chocolate Peppermint Cocoa)! You can also get it cold, because we know Malaysia is hot. Need the your daily caffeine dose? Get the Peppermint Latte! Or if you want something refreshing instead, you can opt for their Blackcurrant range; Blackcurrant Cold Brew Sweet Tea or the Sparkling Blackcurrant Cold Brew Tea!
12. …And keep that warmness inside of a tumbler!
- For Who: Seasonal Merchandise Collector
- Where: Nearest Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf & Starbucks outlet
Why would you keep your favourite seasonal beverage in a mundane paper cup when you can store it inside of a cute tumbler? Get yourself or any holiday merchandise collector you know a set of Coffee Bean’s or Starbucks’ holiday edition tumbler! Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has the most vibrant and exciting coloured tumblers, while Starbucks has the cutest glitter polar bear tumbler!
13. Build Christmas up with LEGO
- For Who: Family members and LEGO fans
- Where: Nearest toy stores and official distributors of LEGO
Now you can start a new Christmas tradition that goes on for generations with LEGO. LEGO Group is serving you with a wide array of LEGO sets that caters not only the children, but also the parents! What’s even more exciting is that, you can join LEGO’s YouTube live hosted by Singaporean host-parent, Cordelia Daphne Low, giving you a step-by-step tutorial on building and rebuilding the LEGO sets.
Of course, you’re not going to just sit and watch the live without getting anything in return (other than the bond with your loved ones)! Weekly giveaways will be done on these dates: 20th November, 27th November, 4th December, 11th December, 18th December, and 24th December.
Here are the LEGO sets that will not only entertain you, but can also be Christmas centre pieces this holiday:
- 41684 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Grand Hotel
- 71738 LEGO Ninjago Zane’s Titan Mech Battle Legacy
- 41688 LEGO Friends Magical Caravan
- 42123 LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR™
- 76388 LEGO Harry Potter Hogsmeade™ Village Visit
- 71387 LEGO Super Mario™ Adventures with Luigi Starter Course
- 60295 LEGO City Stunt Show Arena
- 60277 LEGO City Police Patrol Boat
- 80024 LEGO Monkie Kid The Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain
- 10914 LEGO DUPLO Deluxe Brick Box
- 10293 LEGO Santa’s Visit
- 41690 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
- 60303 LEGO City Advent Calendar
- 76196 LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar
- 75307 LEGO Star Wars™ Advent Calendar
- 76390 LEGO Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar
14. Grab the chance to spread cheer this holiday!
- For Who: Those who love convenience
- Where: Grab application
Can’t think of a gift that is convenient but still great for your loved ones? Stop worrying! Now, with GrabGifts, you can send on-demand gifts to your loved ones. You name it, from food to physical gifts to your recipients’ city in just within an hour! How great is that? Hey, too many choices and can’t take a pick? Gift them Grab vouchers, then!
15. Christmas shopping before flying off
- For Who: Those who want to getting something more before flying off to another destination
- Where: Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA
There’s a brand new Sedan up for grabs for shoppers who take part in MOP KLIA’s ‘Shop and Win’ contest. Shoppers get to also ‘Flip and Win’ an instant reward when they spend a minimum of RM300 in a maximum of two receipts. A 3-day only Countdown Christmas Sale will be held from 17th – 19th December, with extended shopping hours until 11pm. Shoppers stand a chance to enjoy additional Instant Reward Cash Back during the happy hours from 9 – 11pm.
You can shop for handbags and accessories at Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Steve Madden. For treats and desserts, stop by Godiva, Famous Amos and Chocolate Street. It may be a snowy affair at MOP KLIA, but shopping for gifts for our loved ones certainly warms our hearts.