The festive season is here and the holidays are on the horizon, and with that comes the customary gifting season too! Here in Indonesia, we are blessed with a wealth of independent locally based brands and products. From wooden watches to jigsaw puzzle, you can find something uniquely Indonesian for everyone on your list while supporting local businesses, brands, designers and artists.
While gift-giving may seem like an easy feat, presenting someone dear to you with a gift that is personal, that goes with their interest and lifestyle will present a more meaningful occasion. Explore our gifting guide to your spouse all the way to your work BFF, all from locally-based brands and businesses that is not too bad on the wallet.
For the wife who loves gemstones
Andriana Tendean (@andriana_tendean) handcrafted her jewellery with a unique method of binding selected gemstones with precious metal strands, a rare technique as it is intricate and arduous, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces.
For the boss who loves unique watches
Matoa (@matoa.id) is a local watch label that utilises wood crafted with ethnic motifs and a variation of designs.
For that friend or brother who loves board games
Reka Rekat (@rekarekat) is the first jigsaw puzzle brand in Indonesia that tells the story from around Indonesia in 500 pieces.
For the boyfriend who loves everything Indonesian
Telusur Kultur (@telusurkultur) is a fashion brand specialising in printed shirts with quirky and quintessentially Indonesian icons.
For your fashionista BFF
Byo (@b_y_o_) is a fashion brand focused on wearable experimental objects like handbags and clutches and they have been exploring the technique of interweaving in all their designs.
For that dear sister who loves anything floral
Pretty Preserves (@pretty.preserves) is a bespoke pressed flower creations ranging from personalised and customisable phone covers to trays. Orders takes from one to two weeks.
For the niece who loves anything kawaii
Asiera (@asiera.co) mades mindful bath goodies that looks oh-so-good you might never use them in the shower.
For the cousin who loves to smell good
Oullu (oullu.id) is a locally made fragrance brand providing original scents with a contemporary aesthetics for perfumes and candles.
For your mom to add to her who loves quirky collectibles
Sepiring Indonesia (@sepiringindonesia) features Indonesian-inspired designs on its tableware collections, lifestyle products and home decór items.
For the girlfriend who loves offbeat jewellery
Ruang (@studioruang) makes unique, simple yet complex sterling silver and precious metals jewellery that is everlasting in design and craftsmanship.
For the boyfriend who loves the outdoors
Imagery Bags (@imagerybags) is a Bandung-based brand that offers a range of bags and accessories that are water-repellent with sleek designs.
For dads who love to road bike with his buddies
Cortiger Sportswear (@cortiger.sportswear) is a local sportswear brand focusing on cycling gear founded by an ex professional cyclist.
For your work BFF who love hosting
Jia By OCK (@jiabyock) is brainchild of local designer, Ong Cen Kuang where he designs home decor items and curates products from other local brands.
For your aunt who loves quirky home pieces
By Obie (by.obie) makes witty and quirky wooden home decór items ranging from vases to jars.