When I moved to Malta back in 2010, shopping was shocking. Hardly any online stores delivered here and there were very few decent shops to choose from on the island. These days most online stores deliver to Malta for free, but even better, a great selection of local stores have popped up and whilst I love shopping online, I really like to support local businesses as much as possible.
If you’re looking for the Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for 2018 then you’re in the right place. Whether you’re looking for small stocking fillers for loved ones or Secret Santa gift ideas in Malta for a friend or colleague, you’ll find something to fit any budget.
Great Gift Ideas in Malta
- Stephanie Borg: stunningly designed mugs, notepads, pillows and more (€2 – €20)
- MVintage: sparkly, customisable jewellery (€20 – €50)
- My Melts: handmade eco soy wax candle melts (€1 – €2 each)
- Soap Cafe: all natural, handmade soaps, lotions and more (€2 – €50)
- Souvenirs That Don’t Suck: funny, Malta themed stationary, tshirts and more (€5 – €50)
- Swanky Hampers: luxury hampers at affordable prices (€28 – €200)
- Tettiera: local loose leaf teas (€2 – €40)
- The Body Shop: great smelling lotions, perfumes and makeup (€5 – €40)
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Local Gift Ideals in Malta 2018
If you’re also a fan of supporting local businesses or want something a bit more meaningful, with that special touch as a gift, either to treat yourself, for a family member or a Secret Santa gift, then I’d recommend one of the following local brands in Malta this Christmas 2018.
Gift Ideas 2018: Stephanie Borg
Whether you purchase online, or visit Stephanie Borg’s studio, you’ll be absolutely wowed by her products. She creates beautifully designed notepads, mugs, prints, pillows and more, with super pretty Maltese style designs. If you love traditional old Maltese tiles, grab a mug printed in your favourite style to enjoy every day. Or maybe Maltese doors are your thing? Whatever you, or your loved one likes about Malta, there will be something here that can make a really meaningful gift.
MVintage: Perfect Gifts in Malta 2018
MVintage can also be ordered online or in store, at one of their stands in Tigne Point. I’d recommend going to check them out in person, so you can see just how pretty their stuff is, but buying online is way more convenient. Find super duper sparkly mid-range jewellery. Items range from about €20 – €50 and you can find rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and customise by choosing your favourite chain paired with your favourite charm.
I’ve been enjoying MyMelts for years. I am a scented candle addict and these are some of my absolute favourites, and a gift I know anyone would love. I think nothing makes a house more homey than a cosy, inviting smell and here you’ll find floral scents, citrus smells, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon offerings, coffee, fruits and more.
Perfect Gifts from Soap Cafe Malta
I’ve not managed to get down to the Soap Cafe in far too long but this place is AMAZING. Created by Charlene Mercieca, you’ll find a treasure trove of all natural bath and body products. From soaps to lotions, from washes to balms and everything in between. The products are locally sourced and made, smell amazing and are genuinely good for you. Everyone washes so this is the perfect gift for anyone, whether it’s someone you know well or a Secret Santa gift in Malta.
Souvenirs That Don’t Suck
Last year I had a Secret Santa at work for a colleague who, at the time, I hardly knew. What I did know is that he was a hard worker so I got him a bunch of organisational stationary from Souvenirs That Don’t Suck such as the ‘Get Xit Done’ which, if nothing else, made us laugh!
Corporate Gifts in Malta: Swanky Hampers
I’ve been using Swanky Hampers for client gifts in Malta for a few years now and I absolutely love them. But hampers can be a great gift for anyone, not just clients. They offer a selection of different items and look so cute. Swanky Hampers are serious luxury, containing items like organic mince pies, English Tea Shop Organic teas, Raw Halo Mylk in various flavours, prosecco, Christmas puddings, Moet & Chandon champagne, olive oils, pestos, biscuits, jams and so much more.