Though more and more of us are now taking to the internet and doing our Christmas shopping from the comfort of our desks or sofas, the streets will still be getting busy as shoppers scour the stores for that perfect present.
Finding the best Christmas presents can be stressful on the run up to the big day. Luckily, the NOW! Bali team of Santa’s little helpers have found three gift ideas for the special stocking fillers and secret Santa presents to give to your loved ones.
Bali is an island of artists. Painters and sculptors, dancers and singers, there seems to be no stopping the Balinese creative endeavour, seemingly gifted to each island inhabitant at birth. Even in the more developed Bali of today, creativity continues to flourish. One such industry that this has thrived in is fashion; a natural home for the creative type. Clothing brand Volcom by their very brand identity are “inspired by creative spirit”. Whilst seen as a ‘riding’ brand, for skaters, surfers and snowboarders, their beginnings are also strongly rooted in art, music and film. That philosophy has merged with Balinese culture and the Volcom Indonesia creative team have been able to explore modern ways to express this in the brand’s Bali Inspired Tees collection.
This unique line of t-shirts features Bali inspired art, iconography and styles. Whilst some may see them as simple tees, others will appreciate both the cultural and artistic elements that have gone into creating these articles of clothing, a special creation made just for the Bali market.
Volcom Oberoi Store
Jalan Kayu Aya No 54, Seminyak
+62 361 737 553
Set over eight hectares in the ITDC Complex Nusa Dua, Bali Collection is a lavish shopping and dining spot. It features various tenants, from luxury international and national fashion brands, to exotic traditional Balinese handicraft and souvenir outlets – with everything from kids’ to men’s and women’s clothing, to active sportswear and surf apparels. For art lovers and those who love jewellery, Bali Collection has that covered too! All are connected by large boulevards, fit for strolls under the palm trees and sunny skies, making for a relaxing shopping experience. Be sure you’ll find that perfect Christmas gift here.
SOGO, one of the biggest department stores in Indonesia, can also be found here. Offering shopping experiences for fashion, home-goods and even a collection of Indonesian heritage items from batik, artefacts, accessories and more, SOGO has curated a beautiful range of products to explore. This Christmas, SOGO is inviting you to shop with them, with an array of specialty Christmas products, half price sales on selected items and a IDR 1,000,000 voucher when you shop there (spend a minimum of IDR 2,000,000, Mandiri Bank card holders minimum of IDR 1,500,000). Promotion available 21-25 December 2018.
ITDC Complex Nusa Dua
+62 361 771 662
Give the gift of pure Balinese botanicals with the Sensatia Botanicals Heritage Duo Set. This lovely gift set includes one bar each of the Balinese Herbal Lulur Natural Soap and the Black Volcanic Sand Natural Soap. Each bar is packed with nourishing all-natural ingredients from Bali that are renowned for their purifying and pampering properties. Balinese Herbal Lulur Natural Soap is formulated with sandalwood, star anise, lemongrass and ylang ylang. Since ancient times, this traditional remedy has been used to soothe sore muscles and calm skin irritations. Black Volcanic Sand Natural Soap naturally exfoliates skin and helps draw out impurities, while calming and toning skin with essential oils of lavender, rosemary and citrus.
For the person who has everything, the Original Mini Gift Pack contains an assortment of all nine of Sensatia’s original soap series. Made with luxurious blends of exotic essential oils that bring to mind tropical climes, these soaps nourish skin, leaving it wonderfully soft, smooth and fragranced.
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 78, Canggu
+62 838 5459 6779