Skip your trip to weekend trip to Ikea to stock up on Christmas decor – we've found a one-stop-shop(s) for adding that yuletide spirit for your home! Tucked around the corner of Liangmaqiao Lu is the Liangma International Flower Arts Market
, a long strip of indoor shops selling flowers and, this season, holiday decorations as well. Two shops in particular (shops 47 and H56, practically next to each other) have stocked a nice collection of Christmas decorations. Here's what to expect if you head down...
You'll find a bounty of Christmas trees.
They sell a variety of Christmas trees that can be bought with or without decorations. The shortest one is 1.5 metres and tallest one 2.4 metres. Prices range from 700RMB to 3,800RMB.
Then there are boxes upon boxes of colourful and creative Christmas ornaments to get your hands into to pick the ones that are going to fit into your colour scheme this Christmas. They also come in nice packages which could perhaps be presents themselves...
Prices range from 25RMB to 58RMB, but for these gigantic ones below best to ask the shopkeeper for prices as they vary wildly.
There are also some cutesy Christmas tree skirts for sale at around 90RMB.
To add to that holiday feel, why not put up some fake shrubbery ((20RMB) to add some green to your homes
Or let the neighbours know you're into Christmas in a big way and hang a massive Christmas wreath on your door. These golden ones are priced at 320RMB each.
For those whose kids are waiting for Santa, here are some giant Christmas stockings for those gifts Santa might be bringing along. Each costs 40rmb, and there are some smaller ones for sale as well.
And of course, you can't have Christmas without some nicely wrapped presents under the tree. Check out its collection of Christmas wrappers for 20RMB a roll (two sheets).
You can also sprinkle some Christmas cheer around the house with these Santa Claus and Snowman dolls at around 60RMB...
...or reindeer dolls priced from 50-120RMB...
And lovely dwarves for around 80-150RMB.
Christmas is just over a month away! Make sure you head down this weekend to get all you need to make this one for the kids to remember!