And may all your days be merry and bright..
It can be hard to find everything we need for Christmas in Cairo. Here at CairoScene, we love getting into the Christmas spirit. Since this is the season of giving, we've compiled this list to help you find everything you need to celebrate this joyous Eid el Milad. From Christmas trees the whole family can decorate together, to colourful lights with which to deck your halls, and even stockings where you can hide those special treats and surprise gifts - by the time you get through this list, your home will be so full of Christmas cheer it'll make Santa's head spin.
Your Nearest Local Mashtal/Florist
For living trees that can pass as Christmas trees, be sure to check out your local florists and flower shops in Degla, Maadi and all over Zamalek. For a good bargain, head to Korba. You can also check @MarlyGiftShop’s range of trees they have on display in Roxy, Heliopolis.
IKEA, Carrefour, Alfa Market, HomeCentre and Oscar Supermarket
For everything from Christmas string lights and tree-toppers, to stockings and stocking stuffers, to wreaths and pine cones and ornaments, these places can be one-stop shops for all your Christmas needs.
@BazaarInEgypt - Online
Based in Mokattam, their hand-blown glass ornament masterpieces are also available in New York and ship worldwide.
@HoopsAgainstHumanity - Online
Their iconic “Hoe, Hoe, Hoe” hoop can go on your tree, or anywhere really. You can even customize one of your own!
@The_Christmas_Shop_Egypt - Nozha
Must we elaborate on the importance of this Christmas wonderland of a shop?
@CowGifts, @CocolinaHayekJr, @Fingraft_Shop
With a variation of the cutest trinkets you can find and an abundance of accessories bringing the holiday spirit to your home, Cocolina and Fingraft’s handmade ornament collections are not to be missed. You’re also going to want to pass by Cow Gifts and check out the Christmas explosion they’ve got going on.
@DokanDaPicture - Heliopolis, @Regalo_Gifts_Eg - Zamalek
If you’re a lover of quirky and innovative Christmas-themed innovations, Dokan’s Santa cookie-dipper milk mugs redefine the whole Christmas cookie experience, giving you the chance to leave out hot milk for Santa this year in style. But if you prefer to quench your thirst differently, keep an eye out for Regalo’s snowflake-themed wine coolers.
How are you decorating your homes this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below!