Forget the sleigh bells, nights roasting marshmallows around the fire and men in woolly coats, Christmas shopping in Bali is hot; filled with days on the beach, buckets of prawns by the pool and nights lit by stars. Grabbing the perfect gift is a cinch as Bali has an abundance of great shopping opportunities. Secure a special hand-dyed shirt or a piece of original art that will last forever. Christmas memories are made of great gifts. Check out our list of the island’s hottest gift stores and think outside the gift wrapped box this festive season.
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Currently one of our favourite homewares and gift shops with a cracking café to boot. Bright and airy, Kim Soo is like taking a glittery treasure hunt in search of the striking, the essential, the affordable and the exotic. Spend as little as Rp30,000 for beautiful shell-topped jewelry boxes or indulge in a full set of ultra soft linen sheets. Fisherman’s baskets make the perfect beach bag and throw in some cotton sarongs, a simply stunning ceramic jug or a crocheted throw. The world is your oyster at Kim Soo and sample one of their home-made cakes for the full loved-up overload.
By The Sea
The whole family will find something to make beach days brighter at By The Sea. A range of must-have basics in beautiful cotton and linen won’t break the bank, while hats, sandals, bags and bathing suits are sure to up the style stakes on holidays.
Rio Helmi Gallery
For gifts that give a lifetime of memories, take an artistic journey through Indonesia with a print from one of Bali’s leading photographers. Buy it at the gallery and you will get a signature print, framed or unframed. The life of the Balinese and the stunning landscapes of the archipelago are gifts that will be treasured for a lifetime.
The Emporium Ubud
Café owner, cook, founder of Ubud Writer’s Festival and the Ubud Food Festival Janet DeNeefe’s Casa Luna Emporium supports local Balinese craftsmen and women, and also features art & crafts produced across the Indonesian archipelago. Fill your Christmas stocking with a pile of treasures from collectible cotton sheets to cushions and Indonesian textiles.
La Boheme Bali
A lifestyle brand in tune with nature. Inspired by organic forms with a twist of timeless classical French style. La Bohème reflects hand woven pieces, natural dyes, subtle colors and unique designs. Choose something truly different from this artisan range of homewares and clothing.
Bungalow Living Bali
Bungalow Living Bali offers a beautiful collection of home wares, furniture, gifts, books & music in an eclectic tropical boho atmosphere. Large and small gifts are made for everyone who loves beautiful things in this very personal collection. While you shop enjoy delicious fresh juices and light meals, excellent coffee in the quaint glass-top terrarium and gardens.
Embodying the luxe life, Souq is a café and conept store targets the seriously fashionable, the collector and the lover of fine things. With a collection of imported fashion labels with accented stylish tones alongside some stunning homewares, furnitures, children’s gifts and ornamental desireables from candles to throws, Souq is a chic emporium that is also home to a lovely café with excellent coffee and home-made cakes and pies.
Housewives On Fire
It’s quirky and funky and lots of fun. The perfect stop for those looking for unexpected and unique gifts from the mini ranges from Bali designers to the funky homewares and collectibles, Housewives On Fire is urbane and chi-chi and ultimately affordable. The backyard café is a hive of activity with its café and working hub, it’s perfect for those who think outside the prepackaged box.
Both concept store and coffee bar, Buro is dedicated to the creativity of designers from Indonesia. Together with a passion for specialty coffee, Buro products vary from clothing, accessories, shoes, books, magazines and music to homewares, furniture and art, there is no shortage of inspiration here.
When you find the perfect combination of Asia meets France, sometimes you just must have it. Such is the case at Mercredi where a sense of European styling pervades. Indulge yourself or a loved one with a great range of linen, homewares, lamps and treasures that are designed for both style and comfort.
Stocking an eclectic range of pieces to satisfy the creative eye. You may need a friendly shipping agent after a visit here, as Lemari stocks some interesting Asian art, pre-loved Asian boho and some seriously lovely furniture.
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Hit the Mall
For eclectic gifts and the shopper with a long one, Bali’s upscale shopping mall – Beachwalk in Legian – stock both imports like H&M and Zara and Body Shop to local legends like Lily Jean and Shakuhachi at the super chic Seminyak Village. Both offer floors of gift ideas and are currently offering some great sales, go the mall rat and pick up some great gifts for all the family
Who doesn’t love a great gourmet gift for Christmas. For last minute gift ideas visit Milk&Madu in Berawa and Watercress in Batu Belig and Ubud for home-made nut butters, jams and chutneys. Stop at Big Tree Farms for organic cacao gifts and savoury salts. Visit the Bali Coffee emprorium in Jl Gajah Mada, Denpasar for authentic luwak coffee or one of the many fabulous delis that stock gourmet gifts. Alternatively, give someone you love a gift voucher to one of our favourite restaurants, check the app #360bali for our favourites, or visit our Instagram page @balifood.
For the one who has everyone, how about an hour or a day of pure pampering in one of Bali’s great spas? How heavenly does that sound. Perfect for the man or woman who loves a little healing touch. No matter how old you are, CHILL is a great gift for the weary, Prana Spa next door hits the sweet spot for singles or couples, while Alila Spa is pure indulgence and at Body Temple at the Canggu Clib – parents can indulge while the kids visit the waterpark. To get our full list, check the app and connect direct for effortless booking without the search.
Have a very Merry Christmas from all of at 360bali and download our app for more great recommendations on where to STAY, PLAY, DINE, SPA and SHOP.