The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes that beloved ritual of gift-giving. At Little Steps, we love supporting local brands and small scale artisans. While Jakarta is a metropolis of shopping malls, the city also boasts a burgeoning makers scene. We’ve put together a little gift guide featuring our favorite brands where you’ll find treasures for kids both big and small, most of which can be purchased online and delivered straight to you or your recipient!
Linoluna is your source for designer stationeries, home décor, women’s accessories, and kid's clothing. If you are a fan of designs by Rifle Paper Co., you will love the items that they carry. Their physical shop is located at Lippo Mall Kemang, but online shopping from their website is just as exciting. Visit their sale section for good deals, or check out their newly launched Christmas collections!
Chic & Darling is the perfect place to look for cute and homey fabric-based products. Their cushion collection is amazing, and the same goes for their tableware, notebooks, and planners, planters, baby blankets, and rugs. Be sure to check out their collaboration lines with local artists to get limited edition and unique gifts for your special friends!
For stocking stuffers, Cemal Cermil is our go-to spot. Specializing in local toys and candy, this little shop is a veritable treasure trove of nostalgia and curios. You’ll find games like Chinese checkers and congklak; sweet tamarind or spicy ginger candy; and the coolest, longest-lasting bubbles Little Steps have ever seen.
Cemal Cermil, Jl. Kemang Selatan I no 20, Kemang, South Jakarta, Indonesia, +62 217198878
Previously known as Kelly's Wrapping Paper, the brand was started as a popular supplier for hand-painted cards and wrapping papers. It also offers textile-based products, such as kid's t-shirts, apron, tea towel, and many more. All are handpainted by the artist-owner, Inez Tiara, with her famous colorful and whimsical illustrations. For Christmas, Kelly's & Co. hampers feature a jar of peanut butter, cookie, notebooks, linen towels, and greeting cards.
Little Steps is always on the lookout for stylish hostess presents, and we’ve now found our go-to gift. Duft and Chandelle, a design-forward company, produce hand-poured soy candles. Not only do these candles look good, but they also smell amazing. We recommend the Christmas scents: Strawberry Champagne and Scotch Pine candles. You’ll find Duft and Chandelle at Tokopedia or on their website.
Make your friends and family feel special through this fine fabric-wear collection from Sejauh Mata Memandang. Each piece was made with the antique technique by indigenous crafters in Sumba, Bali, and Java. Every pattern was inspired by local philosophy that creates an interesting story to it. Their fabrics are lovely for home decorations, while the women's/men's/children's collections are perfect for the festivities!
Sejauh Mata Memandang, https://shop.sejauh.com
Specializing in contemporary designer furniture, lighting, and accessories; URBANLOFT has the largest collection and finest reproduction of all mid-century modern classics series from Arne Jacobsen to Roberto Dordoni of their elegant living, lounging, dining, lighting and office furniture. Find the perfect art piece be it a vase or a one of a kind wall clock for the design-oriented people on your list.
Urban Quarter, Jl. Raya Boulevard Barat LC 6 No.25, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, +62 21 2245 4360, http://urbanquarter.com
Pintal Home designs and produces home and gift items, and they can customize their designs to your needs. If you are looking to gift unique and one of a kind items this holiday season, Pintal Home can give you a hand. You can request them to make a design just for you. Furthermore, check out their new handbag that’s easy to clean and disinfect! It’s perfect for the new normal living.
Pintal Home, +628118886414, Instagram
For the creative kinds in your list, look no further than C For Calligraphy. This specialty store offers tools and kits for painting, lettering, scrapbooking, and more. The items they sell are of high quality and specially curated for professionals as well as hobbyists. For those on your list who already have the equipment, why not buy them a slot in one of C For Calligraphy’s workshops? The workshops offered range from beginner to advanced levels.