I was on a walk about in Dubai Mall yesterday and just after the call to prayer sounded, Christmas Carols came on!!! This is what makes Dubai incredible doesn’t it? It’s a very festive feeling all around this weekend, with Dubai wining the EXPO2020, the UAE National Day weekend and the beginning of my favorite month!
The carols coming on also remind me its time to get started on to my Christmas list. There’s something about buying presents that gets me all excited and happy.
This year things are going to be pretty exciting. I’ve discovered some unique gift ideas… little pressies that are personal, fun, beautiful and exceptional! This is me being “good” for Santa and sharing my finds with you…
First on my list: Audrey’s Cat (https://www.facebook.com/AudreysCat)
If you want to get that someone special something special, vintage is the way to go. Linda Kirby has everything from beautiful vintage scarves to jewellery to bags. If you are lucky you might also find something for the boys, vintage tie-pins and cufflinks.
And while you shop for presents, you are treated to cakes and tea and wonderful stories about each of the pieces Linda has.
Next on the shopping list is “The Rustic Bread” (http://www.littlemajlis.com/shop/therusticbead)
If you love quirky and contemporary interiors look no further. The Rustic Bread has items sourced from Scandinavian, Canadian and South African designers. From a beautiful handmade wooden meerkat cheeseboard to a beautiful shell tea-light candle holder. Charmingly unique pieces, gift wrapped to perfection.
Handmade wooden pewter cheese board…. wonderfully unique.
For those of you who like something more personal … why not try “CaN by Celine & Nora” (http://www.littlemajlis.com/shop/canbycelineandnora)
Do you have beautiful pieces of art or cards your little ones have drawn up for you? Or maybe even some old pictures that have so many memories…. Guess what ‘Can by Celine & Nora’ can immortalize these memories. They can print your lovely art/pictures on bracelets, pendants, aprons, toys, table mats, earrings … its’ limitless. So very creative and so personal, an exquisite and thoughtful gift don’t you think?
What a delightful way to treasure those drawings..
And finally no list is complete without my absolute favorite handmade bags RAW (http://www.littlemajlis.com/shop/raw)
If that special girl in your life, best friend, wife, daughter or girl friend loves her bags, you cannot go wrong with RAW. Beautifully handmade clutches can be made to order; colour to size. Sarah Saleh is an absolute star and will make you something totally unique if you ask her to.
And lets not even get me started about the gift wrapping…. pretty no?
So there… I am sorted for my beautiful nieces, the folks, the in-laws and the besties. If any of these little shops had the new play station, I would be covered for the hubby too!!!
Enjoy your Christmas shopping… I hope my list leaves you inspired.