JOHOR BARU: Reusable Christmas-themed balloons of assorted shapes and sizes have become a hot pick this festive season, as shoppers prepare for Christmas parties.
The foil-type balloons come in many different designs including a 41-inch colourfully decorated Christmas tree layout as well as glitter foil with the words ‘Merry Christmas’ written on an 18-inch boxed shaped balloon.
Delon Balloon and Gifts manager Terence Tong said that the demands for such balloons have been increasing but Christmas-inspired balloons were hard to come across.
“Balloons are a must-have item for parties and with the festivities around the corner, people have already started inquiring about these balloons,” he told StarMetro when met at the outlet in Sutera Mall here on Friday.
Tong said that the balloons, available between 18 to 41-inches, were priced between RM18.90 and RM49.90 depending on its design.
“Customers did not mind the price of the foil-balloons which are imported from the United States, as they are rare to find and reusable.
“The balloons are not only used for house parties but we have noticed many commercial outlets decorating their shops with these balloons,” he added.
Apart from the foil-type balloons, Tong said that latex balloons with snowflakes printed on them were also available at RM6 per piece.
“The foil-balloons can last three to four days and a week, depending on its size while the latex ones can last between six and eight hours,” he said adding that for longer lasting latex balloons, customers could opt for the hi-float treatment.
Tong also said that the outlet in Sutera Mall here would be opened until midnight on Christmas Eve to cater to demands for the balloons.
“We sold over 100 pieces of the balloons last year and we target to sell over 150 more this year,” he said adding that so far, the outlet had sold about 10 latex and between 30 and 50 foil-type balloons this year.