This Christmas let’s fill our hearts as well as our stockings.
Our Christmas gift guide is full of fabulous local businesses who are creating the kind of gifts we love to give. Buying local means supporting local, so we can all feel good about the gifts we share this year. Get on board as there is bound to be something on this list for the people you love. Don’t forget to check out our list of festive celebrations as well.
Gift a new ritual. Alam Farma.
Rituals are designed to make us feel safe, happy, calm and even beautiful. Alam Farma is a local company that sources the best ingredients to create potent essential oils that are the basis of their beautifully packaged products. The SLEEP RITUAL will make restless sleepers very happy with a magnesium body spray, a calming pillow mist and potent sleep drops containing melatonin and herbs. The BEAUTY RITUAL is for men and women who care for their skin; an oil-rich face wash prepares the skin, a toner spray rich with frankincense is next followed by rich and delicious oil that packs a powerful hit of vitamin C.
Whatsapp: +62 821 2442 7962
Also available at @alchemybali, @scranbali, @fromthefarmbali
The Green Gift. Ibu Bumi
Ibu Bumi makes a host of nature-based products for the home, for pets and for personal care. Wrapped in recycled cardboard with a traditional Balinese poleng pattern, they look as good as they feel. Fill a hamper with fabulous products for your dog-loving friend, gift your favourite homebody with nature-based soap nuts for a clean, green wash, no-harm cleaners and all the accessories required to recycle in your kitchen from wax covers, re-usable silicon sealer bags, natural scourers and a whole lot more. For personal use, try their magnesium-based deodorant, the rich shampoo and conditioner, natural bristle hair brushes and so much more.
Whatsapp: +62 813 3813 6779
Our Bali Your Bali – a heartfelt cooking adventure.
To raise money for the local community and celebrate his favourite recipes, this cookbook by Chef Dean Keddell, chef-owner of two prominent Bali’s restaurants, Ginger Moon and Jackson Lily’s is as inspiring as it is beautiful. The book itself is a fundraising effort for local non-profit organisations (Scholar of Sustenance, Bali Children, East Bali Poverty Project, Bali Wise, and others) and the local Balinese community.. The book contains recipes of local Balinese cuisines and some of Chef Dean’s own recipes from his two restaurants. Buying an online copy of the book supports the project while the book itself will be delivered in time for Easter.
Inspiring gourmet gifts from Cocobeli
The ultimate cookbook of delicious dishes from the best restaurants (such as Crate, La Brisa, Warung Gouthe or Joshua District) in Bali & success tips from inspiring people. It’s a perfect gift for those who love to cook and love Bali at the same time.
Whatsapp: +420 725 551 791
The gift of beauty by Dr Made Ita
Located in Seminyak, this one-stop aesthetics and skincare clinic is owned and operated by Dr. Made Ita Misitahari (Dr. Ita), who is a medical doctor and an experienced practitioner of Aesthetic Medicine. She personally sees every new patient who visits her clinic, and carefully listens to their skin-care concerns and offers a variety of options. Purchase a gift that keeps on giving with a voucher from Dr Made Ita Aesthetic Clinic, it won’t hurt a bit!
Whatsapp: +62 812 3665 9998
In true Christmas spirit, Hood.Bali
Their tagline says it all, “my hood is good, it’s all good in my hood” – This bottled fine Arak (local Balinese spirit) is suitable a suitable gift for a boozy Christmas brunch. Delivery available all over the island. Order yours from their Instagram or purchase on-site at @loco.by.nature
Whatsapp: +62 877 0174 6966
Gourmet Gifts from Re-Publik Hampers.
Best local food and beverage artisan products, curated by a collective of young F&B enthusiasts. Republik Kita is located in Berawa and also has its own cafe where they display the artisanal products through their simple yet tasty menu. Mix and match hampers for a minimum of Rp300K showcase products from local producers including Seniman Coffee, Has Artisan Chocolate, Jono’s Artisan butcher and local charcuterie, cheeses from Moon River Dairy, the artfully packaged spiced coffee range from Archipel and more.
Whatsapp: +62 852 8384 1945
For the most stylish kids. Elami and co Gift Boxes.
Games don’t have to be a throwaway, Elami’s gift boxes are carefully curated with games, backpacks, notebooks and more that will be true keepsakes. They have created a range of unique products working with some of Bali’s best artists and designers. Snakes and ladders are a game children love, this pack contains a choice of two games, beautifully illustrated and perfectly sustainable. Elami wants to nurture creativity with products that will last a lifetime and be passed down from generation to generation—and introduce you to people and brands you may not know. Products are available individually or in box sets that make great gifts. Free shipping in Indonesia.
Game on for Canggu fans. The Canggu Game.
The whole family will love this Monopoly-inspired board game with a twist of Canggu. This Canggu edition of Monopoly gives you the chance to own your favourite places in Canggu, buy up Old Man’s anyone, park at The Lawn or pay a fine for a bad tinder date. Trade your favourite properties while laughing about Canggu’s most famous inside jokes. Wrong way on the shortcut? That will definitely set you back a few rupiah!
Whatsapp: +66 827 7542 2253
Fashionistas and design junkies will lap up Equitorial by Warwick Purser
One of Indonesia’s most revered homewares designers launched his contemporary Batik designs last year and they are available at his showroom in Ubud. Warwick Purser’s new collection called “Sasih” was recently launched in collaboration with another talented artist, Happy Salma. Inspired by the equator, Warwick’s designs are chic yet still honour the traditional artists of Yogyakarta that inspire his designs. A small but covetable collection of his homewares are also on sale.
Whatsapp: +62 822 2503 8015
One for the style queens. Olami.
Handmade luxe jewellery crafted in Bali using best pearls from Indian Ocean. Inspired by travel, sisterhood and sacred femininity, this luxe jewellery brand gives new life to the ‘classic’ pearl necklace, combining both extravagance and simplicity to create pieces that echo the beauty and wonder of island life. At OLAMi, they are committed to sustainability and are conscious of their duty to protect the environment and improve standards within the fashion industry, all of their pieces are designed to stand the test of time and, from source to receipt, are made with the environment in mind.
Whatsapp: +62 812 3999 3216
Bali’s coolest mall for gifts with a difference – Tamora gallery.
Tamora is Bali’s first modern lifestyle shopping precinct, located in Berawa, full of local designer shops and boutiques where everything from designer sheets to books, booze and more are available for your gifting tradition. Tamora has something for the whole family, so bring your list and tick it all off in one fun-filled mall. It’s located 5 minutes away from Seminyak, 10 minutes from Kuta, and 3 minutes from Batu Bolong area.
For someone very special. John Hardy.
Looking to splurge on your loved one this Christmas? John Hardy is the answer! The showrooms have created beautifully crafted jewelry since 1975, representing the elegance of Bali while preserving sustainable luxury business practices and promoting time-honoured artisan traditions. Have a look at their collection of gift sets by clicking here. These timeless pieces are available for shipping all over Indonesia and overseas as well.
Whatsapp: +62 811 385 2233
Adventure Gifts to last a lifetime:
Sea Trek Sailing Adventures
Sometimes the best gift is an everlasting memory of great adventures! SeaTrek offers many of the creature comforts of the modern world, aboard two wooden phinisi ships, Ombak Putih and Katharina. Both are part of a beautiful, centuries-old maritime tradition of hand-crafted boat-building now classified as an UNESCO cultural heritage. The current trips being offered go in search of the awesome whale sharks. Book a cabin and head off from Bali to see some of Indonesia’s most incredible nature while sunning, dining and exploring the huge underwater world of this unique archipelago.
Fill your family’s Christmas stocking with the gift that will last a lifetime; A private intimate boat trip to the best destinations! Explore by Yacht Sourcing provides a stunning collection of various luxury boats with a savvy crew and the utmost comfort aboard. Our favourite fleets are Anne Judith II (2 cabins), currently based in Raja Ampat, or explore the hundreds of beautiful islands in the Komodo National Park with Kelana (3 cabins), both can accommodate up to 6 guests for a fully-inclusive live-aboard experience. Check out their last minute rates for Bali day trips and overnights as well.
Also, check our Bali Christmas Guide 2020 by clicking here