Christmas is round the corner and we all need to start thinking about the presents we need to get for people to pretend to like.
This year, we suggest going local. There are so many Maltese makers who are creating gifts that everyone will love and feel proud to own.
We’ve made a list here of all of them so you won’t have to. There’s something for every price range. Just credit us on Christmas day:
1. Ċekċik – illustrated Maltese scene
Price range: €5-€20
These ultra-cute illustrated wooden panels from the ethnic bazaar Ċekċik, located in Valletta, are the most adorable token gift.
The 16th Secret Santa party you’ve been invited to this season, a gift for your boss, or for someone who’s really helped you out this year.
2. Magic Soup – Recipe Book
The Maltese Chef who made headlines in the UK for ditching fine dining for school lunches has written a soup recipe book and it’s divine. Nicole Pisani’s Magic Soup would make a perfectly, heart-and-soul warming gift this Christmas.
Mummy, in-laws, aunts and uncles.
3. Guys Drawer – Bracelets / Ties
Price range: €10-€40
Okay, these are not technically Maltese-made. But Guy’s Drawer is a Malta-based e-commerce site with tonnes of awesome gifts for the fashion-conscious man in your life.
Boyfriend, brother, BFF, secret crush.
4. Te Fit-Tazza – Framed Malta Series
Price range: €30-€150
These talented Maltese designer-duo have made nostalgia look chic AF. Pick someone who is super house-proud, country-proud, or hipster-proud and you cannot go wrong with this gift.
Boyfriend/girlfriend or siblings
5. Désirée – Personalised shoes / handbag
Price range: €45-€99
The ultimate personalised gift can be handmade, wrapped and delivered by your very own Maltese designress now. With handbags now added to the mix, this young, Maltese designer will make a one-of-a-kind fashion accessory for you to impress your loved ones with.
Mummy, Nanna, sister, girlfriend, fashion-forward boyfriend.
6. No.Me – Concrete clock / vase
Price Range: €30-€120
NO.ME Studio is a team of three Maltesers: Matthew Attard, Michele Cadelano & Deborah Rossetto. They describe their designs as ‘contemporary upcycling’. We described them as gorgeous.
Parents, in-laws, that doctor/lawyer/notary who really helped you out this year.
7. Matt Vella – Private Dining Experience
Price range: Approx €100 per person including food and service
Matt Vella is a young (hot) chef who has recently launched his bespoke private dining services in Malta. The way it works is that he’ll come to your home, make it look posh AF and serve mouth-watering food to you and yours.
You and your lover.
BONUS: Maltese Dog
Guaranteed to make it a Christmas to remember.
Someone who needs more joy in their life this year. BUT, make sure you don’t buy a pet for anyone who isn’t ready for one. We don’t want these cuties returned to sanctuaries come January. All sales are final!