Kuala Lumpur’s Holiday Decorations And Prep Guide

Wrapping Paper, Lights, More!

KL Holiday prep and Christmas Decorations

Little Steps has shopped, searched and shopped some more to be able to bring you this handy guide to making the holidays go smoothly. Buy a Christmas tree, decorate your houses, wrap up the pressies and get crafty with the kids. Let the festive fun commence!

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    Hit up H&M Home in Avenue K for a funky range of chic ornaments, gorgeous candles and beautiful festive accessories. IKEA is a must for holiday knick knacks. Metrojaya, Robinsons and Parkson both have loads of sparkly decorations to hang on your tree and put in your home. Spotlight has an impressive festive selection and Ambiance has sweet cute little Santas, Snowmen, candles and other lovely Christmas must-haves to make your house ready for the holiday season. And last, but not least, for some truly cute decs that the kids will love, head to Cotton On.


    H&M Home, www.h&m.com

    IKEA, www.ikea.com.my

    Spotlight, www.spotlightstores.com

    Metrojaya, www.metrojaya.com.my

    Parkson, www.parkson.com.my

    Robinsons, www.robinsons.com.my

    Ambiance, www.ambiance.com.my

    Cotton On, www.cottonon.com

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    Good old Marks and Spencer has some stunning wrapping options as does IKEA. All of the bigger department stores are a safe bet such as Parkson, Metrojaya and Robinsons if you’re looking for more traditional paper, and MPH, Borders and Time have a top notch selection.


    Marks and Spencer, www.global.marksandspencer.com

    IKEA, www.ikea.com.my

    Metrojaya, www.metrojaya.com.my

    Parkson, www.parkson.com.my

    Robinsons, www.robinsons.com.my

    MPH, www.mphonline.com

    Time, www.timebookstores.com.my

    Borders, www.borders.net.my

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    This is a wonderful, albeit relatively new, tradition. Grab yourself an Elf on the Shelf – you can get an original complete with little Elf book from Amazon or Lazada, or opt for a just as adorable imitation from Spotlight – and set them to work acting as Santa’s ears and eyes over the next month. Give him or her a name and then get some fab ideas from Pinterest where there are loads of suggestions for what compromising positions your kids can find their elf in when they make their way to breakfast every morning up to Christmas.


    Amazon, www.amazon.com

    Lazada, www.lazada.com.my

    Spotlight, www.spotlightstores.com


    Looking to give your children a tasty festive treat before they head off to school? Pick up a choccie advent calendar from BIG at either Publika or Plaza Batai. Marks and Spencer also have some Disney themed calendars, complete with daily chocolates as do Village Grocer and Cold Storage. If you’d prefer to avoid all things sweet, try an IKEA calendar and fill the little individual boxes with whatever you fancy – Shopkins, Lego figures – anything really. And for those who want to encourage their little ones that Christmas is a time for giving and being kind check out our very own Little Steps Kindness Calendar by following us on Instagram.



    Marks and Spencer, www.global.marksandspencer.com


    Village Grocerwww.thevillagegrocer.com

    Cold Storagewww.coldstorage.com.my

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    You still have time to personalize your stockings and have them delivered to you before Santa makes his appearance on 24th December. Stuck On You can put your children’s names on to plenty of festive goodies including stockings, santa sacks, holiday photo mugs, custom letters from Santa (super cute) and loads more. You can also find stockings locally in IKEA, Spotlight, Metrojaya, Parkson and Robinsons.


    Stuck on You, www.stuckonyou.com.sg

    IKEA, www.ikea.com.my

    Metrojaya, www.metrojaya.com.my

    Parkson, www.parkson.com.my

    Robinsons, www.robinsons.com.my

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    Kids love decorating gingerbread houses – as do parents - so make sure you don’t disappoint this year. If you don’t have time, or the inclination, to make your own, you can pick up a ready-to-decorate version at IKEA, Jasons or Spotlight. And if you literally can’t even manage the decorating part, Coffee Bean has one and all the hard work has been done for you.





    Coffee Beanwww.coffeebean.com.my

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    If you’re living far away from friends and family, being organized when it comes to Christmas cards is important…unless you use Moonpig, which has an enormous selection of cards from humeros and picture cards to ones that you can personalize with photos of your very own beautiful smiling families. Moonpig is available in the UK, US and Australia. Otherwise, Marks and Spencers have cards as do Time, Borders and MPH – either in a box, or to buy individually.


    Moonpig, www.moonpig.com

    Marks and Spencer, www.global.marksandspencer.com

    MPH, www.mphonline.com

    Time, www.timebookstores.com.my

    Borders, www.borders.net.my

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    Nothing says Christmas like a cup of tea and a mince pie! But when you're living in the tropics it's not quite so easy to find the necessary ingredients to make your own. That said, you may get lucky and find mince meat in Village Grocer, BIG or Jasons - but it's not a guarantee! Thankfully though, most of the major supermarkets stick a wide selection of tried and tested brands including Walkers, Mr Kipling and Waitrose. Plus as we get closer to Christmas you should find them in some of the bakeries such as at Jasons, BIG and at The Bread Shop.


    Village Grocer, www.villagegrocer.com.my

    BIG, www.biggroup.co

    Jasons, www.jasonsfoodhall.com

    The Bread Shop, Facebook Page

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    When you just can't face cooking because you've got so much else going on this holiday - there are the five star hotels with their mouth-watering Christmas lunches. Most of them, from the Mandarin Oriental and the Shangri-La to the Intercontinental and the Sheraton will lay on a mega feast on Christmas Day. Keep an eye on Little Steps Kuala Lumpur because as soon as the details of those brunches are made available, we will let you know! As a lower key, but equally as deliciously festive Christmas lunch option, why not try Little Farm on the Hill?

  • There was a huge collective sigh of disappointment around KL when it was announced that real trees weren’t going to be available this year due to licensing issues. However, we scoured the city to bring you the best of the artificial options and found some real beauties! As for poinsettas, we recommend IKEA or the little flower shop, Damansara Florist, in Plaza Batai, Damansara Heights where you’ll pick one up for around RM60.


    Christmas Trees, Little Steps Christmas Tree Guide

    Poinsettas, www.ikea.com.my, www.damansaraflorist.com.my

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