It’s the time of the year we are longing for! Due to the pandemic, things can be a little different since we cannot have family gatherings, go out to see Christmas Lights, or have a Christmas concert. However, this year can be as festive as the previous years. Let’s enjoy the most joyful celebration of the year!
1Decorate a Christmas Tree
A Christmas Tree depends on you! Add colors to the tree with handmade fabric ornaments or add a shine with star ornaments made from recycled plastic. If you wish to give your home a modern look, get an abstract Christmas tree made out of bamboo. Create a cheerful a unique tree this Christmas with HLA DAY. Check out more Christmas products HERE.
Shop: 81 Pansodan Street, 1st Floor,(middle-lower block) Yangon, Myanmar, Facebook, Website
Contact: 09 452 241 465
2Send a Postcard and a Christmas Card
Wish ‘Merry Christmas’ to your loved ones in the distance with a unique postcard ‘Christ-Bus’ and ‘Myanmar Winter Wonderland’! Write heartwarming messages to show your appreciation and love with a card that also gives a little piece of Burmese Culture. Make Christmas special for your family and friends who are homesick and couldn’t make it home during this time of the year. More Christmas Cards are coming your way, so check out other postcards from From Burma with Love while you wait!
Available at the Innwa bookstore, Ko Ko Home store at Urban Asia Center, and the Commune Wear at Yankin
Shop Online: Facebook (minimum purchase of two cards + 2500 MMK delivery fee)
3Grab Gingerbread Cookies
Don’t know how to bake gingerbread cookies? Yangon Bakehouse got your back this Christmas, and you can even decorate your own gingerbread house and gingerbread cookies! Spend quality time with your family and friends decorating these cookies and create unforgettable memories.
Shop: Pearl Condo C, Kabar Aye Pagoda Rd, Yangon, Website
Contact: 09 797 008 018
4Light up scented candles
Make your entire home feel seasonal by filling with the smell of peppermint. The scent can bring a sense of Christmas ambiance and nostalgia. The Scent Studio is in partnership with C.A.R.E Volunteering Group & SONNE Social Organization for the holidays and will be donating 10% of Christmas Candle sales to provide food supplies to families in need. What an ideal way to celebrate Christmas!
Shop: Locations Information, Facebook
Contact: 09 691 046951
5Be a Secret Santa
You can send a beautiful box of cookies from Yiki Mugi to your friends, relatives, and co-workers or you could grab get one for yourself. All you need to do is fill in the name, address, phone number of the recipient you would like to gift this to.
You can order here, or contact: 09760654602, 09662606108
Address: No. (7-8) A, The Central Boulevard, Corner of Kan Bae Road & Kabaraye Pagoda Road.
6Get Last-Minute Gifts from Pomelo
Christmas is near, but you still don’t know what to gift? Pomelo has unique products that will make your gifts stand out! They are even giving 20% off until the end of the year AND your purchases contribute toward artisans directly.
Shop: Locations Information, Facebook
Contact: 09 978 793 550
7Shop Giftsets of Local Burmese Products
Gifting can take a lot of brainwork, so Commune Wear has collaborated with many of the local businesses such as Nam Su, Yangon Bakehouse, Burman barbershop, Shwe Sa Bwe, and more to create a suitable gift for you! There are price appropriate giftsets for both women and men, and four different price ranges: 30 000 MMK, 50 000 MMK, 80 000 MMK, and 100 000 MMK. Just pick a price, and the gifts will be right at your door.
*Please place your order before 16th December, Wednesday 10 am. The products will be delivered on the 18th of December 2020.
8Take a bite of delicious Yule Log
Christmas can’t be complete without Yule Log Cake! It is a traditional dessert in Europe, originated from France. Sule Shangri-La provides Chocolate Yule Log, Strawberry White Chocolate Yule Log, and Cinnamon Chocolate Banana Yule Log. So, you got a lot to choose from!
Address: 223 Sule Pagoda Road Yangon, Myanmar, Box 888, Gourmet Shop, Facebook
Contact: 01 824 2828
Have a festive celebration and joyful holidays! Check out our guide for ‘The Best Christmas Deals in Town‘ and if you are a sweet tooth, get desserts delivered to your door.
Want more ideas to feel festive during December? Click here.
Featured Image Credit: Hla Day; Facebook