Christmas carols float around in shopping malls… new Year trumpets are sold on the street… Jingle Bells is playing at most of the stores. December is a busy month for anyone living on the island. This is the only time of the year when people shop till drop, not just for themselves but also for the dear ones. So much to wrap in so little time is what adds to the shopping excitement.
Two Islands Reserve
Forgot to buy presents and don’t have time to stop at the gift shops? A bottle of wine is always a perfect gift for any occasion. You can go for dry or sweet, full-bodied or light. Either way, no types of wine will fail to stand as an end-of-year present. Of all brands in Bali, Two Islands Reserve has a great reputation in both local and international societies. The wines of Two Islands Reserve are the result of the brand’s constant exploration of the boundaries of winemaking, and showcase an exclusive glimpse into what they can achieve. Selected premium grapes from renown grape growing areas of Australia are imported frozen and vinified in Bali. Their winemaker, James Kalleske, has crafted a special wine which displays unusually high quality aspects and has chosen to isolate it from the other Two Islands wines, and reserve it for special treatment. This exclusive reserve wine is displaying interesting complexities, from single vineyards of world class producing areas and barrel selected after long ageing.
Address : Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai #393, Sanur
Telephone : +62 361 4721377
Website : www.twoislands.com
Planning to give whisky to your boss but baffled by choice? Why not try something classy this year with The Macallan Rare Cask? This special collection by The Macallan is about firstly identifying a selection of casks which can truly be called rare. Some of the casks selected in the creation of this whisky will never be used again, each of which has its own particular character and imparts its own distinct influence on the final whisky. This exquisite masterpiece is amongst the most precious and scarce in the world of single malt whisky, making it a perfect end-of-year gift for your boss.
Edrington Singapore PTE LTD (Indonesia Representative Office)
Address : Puri Indah Financial Tower Suite 902, Jalan Puri Lingkar Dalam Blok T8, Puri Indah Kembangan, Jakarta
Website : www.edrington.com
Some say that Vodka is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Well, even better, it also makes a lovely and personal gift to your colleagues. Iceland Vodka is authentically produced in Bali and processed using machines with international standards and high-quality grains to create the rich flavour found in Iceland Vodka’s bottles. A triple distillation process is the key to making this drink taste light and smooth. You can enjoy this drink wither on the rocks, as a pure shot, mix it up in any cocktail or house pouring. A bottle of Iceland Vodka will surprise and delight your friends and family during this festive season.
PT Astidama Adhimukti
Address : Jalan Raya Penyalin #9, Samsam Village, Kerambitan, Tabanan
Website : www.astidamadistillery.com
TO MAKE THEM LOOK GOOD
With Christmas quickly approaching, gift giving instinctively jumps to the top of your ‘to-do’ list. Shopping for clothes is very easy, and it can be a perfect last-minute present. Not just as a gift, but you can also buy it for yourselves to add to your collection.
Symbolising the creative spirit of youth culture, Volcom is a modern lifestyle brand that was built on the foundation of liberation, innovation and experimentation. Founded in 1991, the brand prides itself on making high-quality apparels, outerwear, footwear and accessories by combining inspiration from surfing, skating and snowboarding. To celebrate the festive season, Volcom is presenting the Holiday Collection with artworks inspired by Batuan and Kemasan Balinese art. So, giving this as a present for someone or even yourself can be a constant reminder that we are living on the island of art.
Volcom Store Oberoi
Address : Jalan Kayu Aya No. 54, Seminyak
Telephone : +62 361 737 533
website : www.volcom.co.id
With 11 stores available around the island, Bamboo Blonde has been growing since 2007. The brand is designed for women who embrace each day, feeling beautiful, playful, fashion-driven and for those how know how to keep spirit of island living in the air! To celebrate this festive season, Bamboo Blonde is introducing the latest range with a mix of ethnic, bright colours and a chic twist. For those who want to be cute and classy in white, the Macadamia Eyelet dress features eyelet details. You can pair this dress with strap sandals, gold accessories and their new clutch from day to night. The Anchor Maxi dress can be a perfect addition to your wardrobe for this end of the year holiday. The gorgeous full-length dress features dual side slits and vertical stripes and you can team them up with heels or even summer slides and mix and match with different accessories for a different occasion. If you are going for a stroll in the city or on the beach, this Seaside Playsuit with a cute open back knot is an easy wear for a daily look! You can wear it with heels or even sneakers, and a cute clutch for a hot finish. Last but not least, the Infinity Maxi dress is one of the best sellers! You will stand out in this dress which sports an ethnic and chic look!
Bamboo Blonde Oberoi
Address : Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak
Telephone : +62 361 731 864
Website : www.bambooblonde.com
Set over eight hectares in the neighbourhood of international five-star hotels, Bali Collection features luxury brands for souvenir hunting. As you spend some leisure time strolling around this spacious complex, you may want to make a quick stop at Sensatia Botanicals to buy some hampers. Sensatia’s Holiday Gift Set features a 60ml Petal & Rind Hands Divine, 100gr Phenomenal Cacao Body Butter, 100gr Coffee & Cacao Brown Sugar Scrub, 20gr Cocoa & Honey Lip Bliss, and 125gr Bali Cinnamon & Clove Natural Soap. With family tradition on their mind, Sensatia carefully selected products complemented with aromas that would remind people of homemade baked goods shared with loved ones during the festive season. This Holiday Gift Set is also available in all Sensatia Botanicals outlets starting 1st December 2017.
Address : ITDC area, Nusa Dua, South Kuta
Telephone : +62 361 771662
Website : www.bali-collection.com
Let’s celebrate this year’s Christmas the Mulia’s way. Sweeten the season with decadent French éclairs, macaroons, traditional Christmas treats and premium hampers to give to all your loved ones. These Christmas hampers are available to order at Mulia Deli starting from 15th November 2017 to 7th January 2018, from 8 AM – 10 PM.
Address : The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua
Telephone : +62 361 3017777
Website : www.themulia.com
TO MAKE HER SPARKLE
As the year goes, there are many memories you should treasure. For the ones very close to your heart, gifting an exquisite piece of jewellery is truly a Santa-approved item of holiday cheer.
This is the best season for jewellery hunters to think about Christmas gifts for their loved ones. One of Jemme’s recommendation for the end-of-year presents are the Diamond Bow Rings. Set in 18 carats yellow, white or rose gold, these pretty rings feature a sweet bow made up of diamonds, adding intrigue and delight to any fashion situation. The next selection is Peridot Sweetheart Earrings. Set in 18 carats yellow gold, these exquisite drop earrings feature two oval cut peridot stones surrounded by white diamonds. This piece of jewellery is an eyecatcher. For pendant lovers, Diamond Eternity Pendant looks simple but elegant, perfect for Christmas eve. This exquisite pendant comes with a chain and is set in 18 carats white gold. Take a look at your loved one, and be in love again!
Address : Jalan Petitenget 28, Seminyak
Telephone : +62 361 4733508
Website : www.jemmebali.com
Having a reputation as a global leader in eco-pearling, Atlas Pearls is coming out with a new collection for pearls fans, just in time for the holiday season this year. Atlas Pearls presents Looped – an object reminiscent of an old pocket clock. This piece features pure and delicate lines of a gold envelop to the stunning South Sea Pearls of Atlas Pearls. Unique and stunning, this is a perfect present for the lady in your life, making her as special as this collection.
Address : Jalan Raya Seminyak #73, Seminyak
Telephone : +62 361 732769
Website : www.atlaspearls.com.au
TO KEEP THE LITTLE ONES BUSY
Coming up with ‘tried and true’ Christmas gift ideas for your kids can be a challenge. However, with the spirit of the holiday, many busy street stores have already revealed their top toys. Now, take your kids and enjoy your holiday shopping! Don’t forget to set your budget for something else other than toys.
Lego as Christmas gifts for your kids? Why not? This unique toy is not all about locking together a gazillion tiny bricks into something, but it is also an educative activity for children. Playing Lego can trigger their creativity and maximise their imagination. You will be amazed to discover the artistic side of your kids after spending hours with these bricks. When you are taking your little ones for a Lego hunt, make sure you check out the box and its contents. The Lego collection is sorted by age to make sure every kid gets the right item to play around.
Address : Beachwalk Shopping Center, 2nd floor unit C9 – 10, Jalan Pantai Kuta
Telephone : +62 361 8465613
Website : www.bricksindonesia.com
TO REMEMBER BALI BY
If you are a visitor to the island, then getting a Bali souvenir is like a walk in the park. And to save you time and energy, we have just the place for you – a one-stop shopping haven.
Designed to help you discover a new shopping experience, Hypermart at Bali Galeria now features a unique selection of local souvenirs to complete your collection. And while you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine or liquor to pair with your festive evening meal with family and friends. Offering a new concept, bringing with it a reinvention of shopping easiness to cater to most of your needs in one location, in a modern ambiance. The store’s selection of delicatessen, fresh food, groceries, and home equipment, together with personal care will pamper your needs.
Hypermart Bali Galeria
Address : Mal BaliGaleria, Simpang Dewa Ruci Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, Kuta
Telephone :+62 361 767 056
Website : www.hypermart.co.id
Seeing your little girls play around with dolls is a common thing. Why not try to introduce them to a dollhouse? Kids tend to love playing around with everything miniature, tiny, small, bite-sized and cute. With a Dollhouse, they can spend hours being obsessed with finding the right furniture for each little room, and eventually show you their creation. With so many different types of dollhouse furniture and accessories to choose from, what exactly should you be looking for? Since this is a Christmas present, why not treat your little girl to something special that represents the holidays? Whatever dollhouse style you finally end up buying, that could well be the best present to end the year, in her eyes.
Address : Jalan Raya Kerobokan 78 B, Banjar Taman, Kerobokan
Telephone : +62 361 730147
Website : www.rosadadollhouse.com