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2018 Christmas Gift Guide

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Which means we need to start thinking about gifts. We have hand picked Bali’s best Christmas treasures. We hope you love them!

Art

  • Usha Living

Natural, made by local artisans and then hand painted by Usha with limited edition designs – a unique gift that every women will love. 

Shop USHA here

 

  • EXPO Store

A new gallery in Petitenget offers works from artist and well known photographers residing in Bali.  Currently showing the works of our own founder Sheila Man. You can look and enquire about her work here or visit the store at Jl. Kayu Aya 7a, Seminyak. Across the road from Ku De Ta.

 

  • Commission a mural / painting

With many local and ex-pat artists living on the island, there is no better place to commission an original artwork. A few of our favourite artists you could hit are Irene Hoff, Beastman, Andrew Wellman, Quint & Tuyu Love Me. Check out All Caps Store and Gallery in Canggu for more artists.

Shop for Irene Hoff artwork here

Sop for Beastman artwork here

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Irene Hoff

Usha Living

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Sheila Man

Fashion

  • Cove Island Essentials

With the beautiful linen clothing and easy wear shoes and beachwear, Cove has you covered for Christmas shopping.

SHOP COVE

 

  • Drifter & Deus Ex Machina

Both of these well known Bali stores sell a variety of mens, womens and kids options from fashion to art to homewares, and it’s the perfect place to browse and get a gift for everyone in your life. 

SHOP DRIFTER 

SHOP DEUS 

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Cove

Homewares (you knew this was going to be our biggest list)

  • Slab Interiors

Slab Interiors is a unique designer and builder of concrete pottery. These stylish painted concrete pots make a great and unique gift that adds a splash of colour to one’s home. 

SHOP SLAB INTERIORS

 

  • Kim Soo

Everyone loves a cushion cover right? And there is no better place to buy one than Kim Soo. We love the Monochrome cushions from Kim Soo and they will fit right into anybody’s home. 

 

  •  The Jungle Trader

One of my favourite gifts from Bali and something I use daily are coconut shell bowls. Hand crafted, lightweight, bio-degradable, sustainable, and compostable. You can also match the bowl with a reusable coconut spoon. This item is an absolute favourite.

SHOP THE JUNGLE TRADER

 

  •  Cisco and The Sun 

Cisco and the Sun Ceramics are made entirely by hand by local artisans in Bali and sold at The Slow in Canggu.

SHOP CISCO & THE SUN

 

  •  Quince

Not just a great cafe! Quince sell a range of artisanal goods. I love the little napkin sets they sell made from Batik prints – such a great gift from Bali that appreciates the technique and skill of this local craft.

VISIT QUINCE

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Slab Interiors

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The Jungle Trader

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Cisco & the Sun

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Quince

Conscious buying

  • Zero Waste

Zero Waste is Bali’s first zero waste bulk store. We love the shampoo bars and think they will make such a good gift due to the fact that they are plastic free, travel-friendly and also last up to 80 washes.

SHOP ZERO WASTE

 

  •  Cosmo Crew

Cosmo Crew is stylish sustainable kids swimwear. The ‘Bonbon’ Sea & Snow Rash Top is a sustainable hybrid boys and girls rashguard made from Italian recycled fabric. Provides UV 50+ sun protection for sunny seaside adventures or gliding the slopes on a blue-bird day in winter. Perfect gift for any kiddo’s in your life. 

SHOP COSMO CREW

 

  •  Indo Sole

Thoughtfully made footwear for your everyday travels and adventures for men & women. Everyone needs a flip flop and what’s better than the most ‘ECO’nomical flip flop in the world – durable, comfortable and affordable!

SHOP INDO SOLE

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Cosmo Crew

Giving Back

There are many organisations in Indonesia giving back to this beautiful island. Donating to charity as a way of giving a gift is my number one favourite gift!

There are many charitable groups in Bali working to help disadvantaged women and/or children, protecting wildlife and preserving habitats, as well as rehabilitating stray animals. Here is a short list of the many great organisations doing wonderful things in Bali.

 

Bali Mother and Baby House – Providing education to women and teens around sex education and temporary housing for new born abandoned babies

Project Karma – Disaster relief projects, including communities affected by earthquakes

Bye Bye Plastic Bags – A young generation tackling the plastic bag issue

Eco Bali – Recycling and Education around recycling

Create gift cards online here

Words by Kelly Eastman
Photos by Sheila Man
Cosmo Crew Photo by Rowe Timson

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