It’s getting dangerously close to Christmas and if you’ve still not bought all your presents, it’s time to get cracking.
Don’t break out in a cold sweat just yet – these last-minute gift ideas from local merchants makes for some of the most creative, fun and thoughtful around.
And best of all? It won’t drain your wallet! It will, however, put a smile on your loved ones’ faces.
Not all chocolates are sinfully unhealthy. These delicious ones from Cocova for instance, contain a higher percentage of cocoa, which means it’s packed with a whole lot more antioxidants than ordinary chocolates in the market.
Their holiday gift sets include the brand’s signature dark chocolate buttons, dark chocolate coated nuts and even a personalised Christmas gift box. So you can kiss generic gifts goodbye!
Check out Cocova products here.
These sustainable beauty products from local brand R+B will make a great present for your fashionista friend.
All about making natural and eco-friendly products, this brand uses ingredients like spent coffee grounds and other food waste still rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that would otherwise end up down the drain or in a landfill.
For the holiday season, the brand is rolling out Christmas bundle sets for their face gel, moisturiser and scrub. It has all the makings for a present that’s practical and environmentally-friendly.
Check out their products here.
3. Earth Heir
Supporting local artisans this Christmas has never been easier with the help of Earth Heir, which houses a plethora of social enterprises in its shop in Central Market.
Choose from vegan soaps, recycled cooking oil candles, Christmas tree ornaments, hand-woven mengkuang pouches and more.
Founder Sasibai Kimis said the “Made in Malaysia” label is imperative to Earth Heir so they can continue to support local communities and the many artisans who depend on their crafts to earn a living.
Affordable and made ethically, it is perfectly in line with the spirit of giving this holiday season.
Follow Earth Heir on Instagram.
Wouldn’t it be great to gift your family and friends a bottle (or two) of a healthy spread from AyoMayo this Christmas?
These almond butter spreads – pure, classic and genmaicha – are great on toast, waffles and pancakes.
AyoMayo has also rolled out a gift box set this Christmas, in collaboration with local oat milk brand Oatbedient.
You can visit their booth in MyTown’s Singles Market from now until Dec 25, or follow them on Instagram.
5. Bu Tian Desserts
Matcha this, matcha that – if you have friends who can’t seem to get enough of matcha, you’re in luck. This local dessert brand has everything-matcha that’ll make for a great gift.
From their signature Japanese tea sandwich cookies, cakes and moon-shaped tarts, there’s bound to be one you can pick as a gift.
Not to mention their oh-so-cute Christmas themed sandwich cookie box packaging!