Finding inspiration for Christmas gifts is hard enough, but in Malta, where options are limited, it’s even harder. To help you out, I’ve put together my list of the top 5 local gift ideas in Malta. All 5 of these are located in Malta, and in case they’re still a bit far for you to get to, all of them have online stores too!
Local Gift Guide Malta 2018
- Stephanie Borg Budget: €2 – €20
- My Melts Budget: €1 – €2 each
MVintageBudget: €20 – €50
- Soap Cafe Budget: €2 – €50
- Souvenirs That Don’t Suck Budget: €5 – €50
TettieraBudget: €2 – €40
- Golden Skai Budget: €100+
Here you’ll find beautifully designed mugs, magnets, notepads, prints and pillows, all with a Maltese edge. It may be a traditional Maltese tile print, or maybe some sketches of Malta doors. Something for every Malta lover!
Perfect for candle lovers. These eco soy wax melts are better for the environment than scented candles and have a much more permeating scent than any candle I’ve ever used. I love the Christmassy scents but there is something for everyone and at just €1 – €2 each you can really go mad with these stocking fillers and get a melt from every scent range.
This place catches my eye whenever I walk past their little stand in Tigne Point. Everything is so shiny! They specialise in gems and charms that really catch the light. You can customise too, so find your friends birthstone, or get a stone with some meaning (maybe Love, Dedication, Luck, Ambition and more) and match it with the chain length and colour that you know your loved ones will adore.
Soap Cafe Gift Ideas in Malta
Everyone likes to wash and most of us care about what we put on our skin. These products are all natural, and mostly locally sourced, locally made by hand. They smell amazing, can be used to treat a number of issues and are great for you.
Souvenirs That Don’t Suck
I love this place as it’s perfect for loved ones or people (like work colleagues) who you don’t know so well. It’s also a great gift idea for men. They can be hard to buy for but here you’ll find something for everyone. Very Malta focused, with plenty of puns, you’ll find notepads, magnets, badges, patches, tshirts, hoodies and a lot more, featuring prominent places in Malta, funny phrases and really simple, but well thought out designs.
A local loose leaf tea company, Tettiera really is the perfect gift idea in Malta. Especially in winter time, around Christmas, everyone loves a hot drink and these gorgeously packaged teas will make the perfect present. Grab something on a budget with their Eco Tea Sacks; a single teabag for just €1.74, available in lots of different flavours, beautifully boxed. Find various green teas, black teas, herbal infusions, oolong and white teas, rooibos, chai and more! For bigger budgets, grab a whole packet of their favourite tea, or a pretty little teapot or fun tea accessories.
Golden Skai: High End Jewellery
Golden Skai is a brand new Etsy shop launched by a friend of mine here in Malta. The items are mostly 14k gold and she has some super dainty necklaces, some chunky rings and items great for layering and stacking. A stunning treat for a jewellery lover in your life. Also, her pictures are to die for!