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 7 local gift ideas in Malta. All 7 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!
These stores are great all year round so even if it’s not Christmas, check them out for any birthdays or weddings you have coming up or, even better, treat yourself!
It’s always nice to support local businesses and it reduces carbon waste from international shipping. It’s also that little bit more touching to get a friend or a relative something local from this little island.
Local Gift Guide Malta 2018
|Stephanie Borg||€2+||Mugs + stationery|
|My Melts||€1+||Scented melts|
|Souvenirs That Don’t Suck||€5+||Fun souvenirs|
|Cleland & Souchet||€30+||Gifts|
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!
A few years back I felt like my team deserved a little personal thank you from me (their manager) and I ordered them each a mug from Stephanie. They came in gorgeous boxes, which I put out on their desks before they arrived along with a personal note about how great I thought they were. Their smiles when they got in and saw the mugs were worth every penny.
Perfect for candle lovers. I have a whole drawer full of these lovely little melts and have been buying from MyMelts for years. 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.
I have a selection of pieces from MVintage including earrings, bracelets and necklaces and they are all really nice quality for the price. There has been no degradation in the colour of the chain or the shine of the stones. I love their dainty bits and the sparkle is next level.
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.
I used to use SoapCafe products a lot when I developed cystic acne at 23 (our of the blue!) and whilst I can’t say they cured me, they were so gentle on my sore, raw skin and I actually enjoyed using them at a time when I could barely look at myself in the mirror.
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 people who are hard to buy for as here you’ll find something for everyone. Very Malta focused, with plenty of puns, you’ll find notepads, magnets, badges, patches, T-shirts, hoodies and a lot more. Their styles are 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 the wintertime, 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 tea bag 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: Highend 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!
Cleland & Souchet: Luxury gifts for all occasions
Personally, I love gift hampers. I think they make great gifts to friends and family as well as being the perfect corporate gift to send to cherished clients. It’s so easy to order them online and have them delivered straight to your destination – free with no hassle at all.
Have a client, friend or family member in Malta, that you want to send a gift to? Their gifts are perfect if you want to send a special gift to someone based in Malta, especially if you’re based abroad. Select the gift box to best suit their needs and order online. Cleland and Souchet will make sure it arrives!
They also offer luxury gifts such as jewellery, homeware and even home tech items like speakers. It’s a selection like no other on the island.
With free delivery on many orders, they can even arrange next day delivery which is something you rarely get in Malta.
Their hamper prices start from just €30, and considering the quality products and service they provide, that’s a steal!