With two weeks to go until the Christmas Holiday, Hong Kong kitchenware shop Pantry Magic is already well into the festive spirit having been magically decked out as Santa Claus’s house. The christmassy glow of redness from inside pours out of the windows of the store. And their christmas gift to us all this year, is a storewide 10 percent discount (excludes Kenwood appliances), up to 30 percent off on selected items ( Silicone tree bakeware, egg rings, napkin, muffin pan, cookie cutter, roasting pan, fondue set and tea set) All this weekend (Dec 13 & Dec14).
Shin Kong Place
A Xi Na (阿西娜) is a flower shop in B1 of Shin Kong Place where you can go to buy your Christmas Tree! RMB200-600 for fake one, and RMB1,600-2,000 for a real tree of 1.5 meters to 1.8 meters high. There's a free transfer if you live within 2 km. Make it pretty with the Christmas decorations which are also available, prices start from a couple of Kuai
With the concept of protecting the environment, Lane Crawford isn’t offering Christmas Tree's this year. So instead of the withered branches, brighten up your home with their collection of elegant decorations (RMB80-300) such as dark red and black hanging balls, and rose shape candles. 50 percent discount for some selected items. On the 3rd floor’s Homeware area, call 6622-0822 for more info.
SOLANA Lifestyle Shopping Park
A couple of handcarts are placed in B1 of Vivid Town in SOLANA, selling all the usual Christmas stuff. Decorations cost RMB20 for each set, and Christmas trees cost from RMB100.
Carrefour and Wal Mart
Every year, these big supermarkets always house a special area for Christmas stuff. And this year, you can bag their cute decorations at a lower price for RMB appreciation and economic crisis. Most Christmas decorations cost less than RMB10. The same goes for all your festive goodie food.
(cityweekend December 19, 2008)