The gifting process can be a truly difficult one, especially when you’re stuck for ideas. While we’ve given you our two cents on what to gift these ten kinds of people in your life, not everyone would appreciate beauty or grooming products. With that in mind, the choice of gifts are greatly narrowed down. You would want to gift something unique that may not be as easily found in departmental stores and shopping malls. That’s when these lifestyle stores in KL come into play.

A lifestyle store is a retail space that sells more than one category of products, they have multiple sections across the space — giving plenty of gift options to consider and a guarantee that you’ll walk out of the store with the perfect gift in hand. Better yet, some of these lifestyle stores in KL offer personalised gifts that will bring a bigger smile to your receiver’s face.

More than just gifting ideas, these lifestyle stores in KL also offer a wide range of finely curated products that will also enrich your own life and even home. From pillow cases and bed sheet to candles and stationeries, your home can be turned into an Instagrammable space thanks to these lifestyle stores.

Feature & header image credit: Snackfood

Image credit: Respective stores

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Ilaika

Ilaika shares a space with One Half, so sip on third wave coffee while you browse the specially curated items in the store. You can purchase men’s grooming products from The Elektrik Chair, custom-made leather goods from Wanpi, Welcome to Agency X patches, and more.

Ilaika, 17, Jalan 20/13 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6016-353 4727.

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Koncent Malaysia

Get a piece of Japan in Koncent Malaysia, a Tokyo-based retail store. This lifestyle store places a heavy emphasis on good design, so this place would be perfect for the design-centric person. Their products include home furnitures, kitchenware, stationeries, home decor, and more.

Koncent Malaysia30-1, Jalan PJU 1/3D, SunwayMas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya, +603-7886 9340. 

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Nala's Kampung House

Nala Design is actually a lifestyle brand that specialises in pattern design. You might have already seen several of their products in cafes like Dr.Inc in Bangsar. They recently launched Nala’s Kampung House, a literal traditional kampung house in Bangsar where they sell their home products in. Best for those who like unique patterns in their homewares.

Nala’s Kampung House, 18 Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

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Ninth Gallery

Heading to Ninth Gallery, one would be spoilt for choice in deciding what to get. They have a wide array of products ranging from leather goods to writing and drawing tools, stationeries, and more. Brands include Danzo Studio, Kaweco, Orbitkey, and more.

Ninth Gallery, A2-G2-3A, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, +603-6419 1908.

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Snackfood

One of the more known lifestyle stores in town, Snackfood has a history of curating the loveliest items from around the world, as well as certain vintage items. Coming into their store is a whole experience on its own, as the owners regularly change up the layout of the store. Shop for indie books and magazines, leather goods, swimwear from Aprilpoolday, refurbished typewriters, and more. Plus: you can play with their two resident cats, Black Jack and The Other Terror.

Snackfood, 1st Floor, 17, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, +603-2201 7513.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.