Gift-shopping in Cairo can be a bore, as we often end up with nothing. We look for that one shop that sells everything because it gets tiring to go gift-shopping and end up with nothing. Like few others, US greeting card giant Hallmark sells everything you could possibly need in terms of gifts, gift wrapping and greeting cards.

Located on the first floor of Citystars’ Phase 2 (just next to the food court), the shop is divided into two parts: the left side is mainly for kids and the right side includes gifts and home supplies. There are always items being added to the previous collections, so you’ll always find people running in and out. The staff are very friendly and will be there to help you find what you’re looking for.

Hallmark is best known for greeting cards, but the franchise has much more than that. Here, you will find products including party supplies, gifts, mugs (45LE), wrapping paper, ornaments, decorative items for your home, memory-keeping picture frames for 90LE, photo albums, scrapbooks and much more.

There are also a few useful items such as invitation cards for baby showers, specialised photo albums for weddings, and even baby books, a sort of collage book for photos and notes about the baby’s first months.

You will also find a kids’ section that includes newborn toddler portables (500LE), musical pop activity table (300LE), board games, PlayStation games, skateboards, school bags, animated watches and is filled with stuffed animals that range from 80LE to 175LE. There also is also a selection of DVDs for both kids and adults (175LE).

At Hallmark, you might also find random items that you wouldn’t expect to find at a gift shop, such as wallpaper and borders. So it is really shop worth checking out when you’re wandering around in City Stars.

At the shop’s entrance, you will find stuffed toys of the most recent cartoon characters in all kinds of sizes. Also, there is a huge section full of ’back to school‘ items like school bags, notebooks, cases, thermal bottles and flasks with cartoon characters like Hello Kitty and Ben Ten.

So whether it’s Christmas or your friend’s birthday, Hallmark is certainly the right shop to head to.