Day 5 of the MVM Christmas 2021 Gift Guide
What do you do when you have loads of tiny artisanal businesses in Malta creating exceptional handmade items locally on a small scale – and neither of them have their own website or budget big enough to effectively market themselves?
You create Kikkra.
This is what Anthea Maria and Becky have done. Kikkra brings together loads of different local artisans onto one platform to make it easier for everyone to discover all the hidden gems crafted locally.
Check out the following gift ideas.
I’ve been told time and time again that a woman can never have too many handbags. This elegant clutch bag features black lace over a hard shell with gold features to complete the look. It also comes with a long 115cm chain allowing her to carry the bag over her shoulder.
The black and gold makes it very easy to match with her clothing and the short handles and long chain offer options of smart or smarter, making this a chic and versatile gift.
Jewellery is always a good go-to option when looking for a gift, but this particular necklace also has the added benefit of being meaningful. The pendant features a mother holding a child, making this a great gift for new or expecting mothers or for any person to give to their own mother to symbolise the infinite bond between mother and child.
This necklace also features a double gold coloured stainless steel chain and glass beads. Choose between the 3 options of varying bead colours.
I have it on good authority that emerald green is very much in fashion this year and it’s also a great Christmas colour!
These handmade tassels are an excellent stocking filler, secret Santa gift or something small to take as a gift for your host when invited over somewhere this Christmas.
I couldn’t not choose this gift. I love plants and I’ve been working on filling my own home with as much greenery as possible. But while plants are beautiful just as they are, adding layers to your design is what makes a beautiful home.
This handmade Macramé plant hanger features the shape of a heart smartly woven into the design and hangs off of a charming log of wood.
This version is made for a 12cm pot, but it can also be made to measure if you’re able to wait 2 days to have it made specially for you.
Purchase this for anyone but in particular, for those who loves plants, character homes and shabby chic interior.
Kikkra claim these coasters to be dual purpose because they can be used as coasters or as mug covers, but I’m willing to challenge that and say that they’re actually triple purpose because they are also decorative. The right coasters will give character to any coffee table and these hand-decorated and finished wooden coasters are all you need to decorate your coffee table.
Buy these for someone who likes original items with character.