It’s that time of year again! Lights are up, carols are playing , you’ve booked your villa in Sri Lanka. Now it’s time to get all those Christmas gifts sorted. If you want to avoid another year of socks and embarrassing jumpers – you’re in the perfect place. Sri Lanka is home to unique handicrafts and inspired gifts from textiles to toys to home-ware. We’ve put together a list of the best Christmas shopping in Sri Lanka including what to buy for who and where.
Christmas Gifts For Him
For alternative Christmas gifts for him, check out the Galle Fort store: Stick No Bills. Home to all vintage posters and artwork. Stick no bills have a great range of prints whether it’s a specific film he’s into or just a memento for your time in Ceylon. Postcard sized prints start at 300LKR and large poster are 3000LKR. They also offer handy framing and international shipping services.
While in Sri Lanka, it’s easy to get addicted to high-quality teas and an incredible range of flavours. Why not fill his stocking with teas to take home. Mackwood’s tea plantation boxes start at 700LKR but for a true enthusiast try the wooden tea trays starting at 2790LKR.
Christmas Gifts For Her
Jewellery and gems are the star of Sri Lanka’s high street and there is no shortage of retailers in every Sri Lankan town. For modern designs try larger retailers in Colombo. Meanwhile, small boutique stores in Galle give you the option to commission a piece of your own design. Prices range with the quality of the stones but be sure to use a government approved trader and refer Sri Lanka’s National Gem and Jewellery Authority.
Textiles are another great Sri Lankan handicraft and a gift that is sure to impress. The range of silk batik work makes for stunning scarves and clothing. Check out Jayamali batiks in Kandy for traditional and modern designs on silk scarves starting at 14,900LKR The vivid woven fabrics available at Tallentire House in Galle have a stunning range lounge-wear and cushion covers starting at 3500LKR.
Christmas Gifts For Kids
Children will love the bright coloured carvings and masks traditional to Sri Lanka. Therefore why not buy them a toy which captivates Sri Lanka’s vibrancy? The Colours and patterns have inspired ranges of fun and modern toys and children’s clothing. Check out Barefoot for eye-catching tropical birds and lizards made for vibrant patchwork fabrics.
For something a bit different, check out Embark in Galle. This fun themed store has everything a child could want. Whether their Christmas list is filled with toys, trendy clothes or eye-catching accessories. The bright fabrics will appeal to boys and girls and especially dog lovers -as the twist to this store is its love of furry friends! From hair accessories to bags and funky printed t-shirts Embark has everything your young ones could want.
Christmas Gifts For Friends and Family
If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends to return home with, check out Paradise Road in Colombo. With stunning and unique pottery, glass and metalwork there is plenty of choice. Another great gift option is the traditional woven tablecloths unique to Sri Lanka. Vyanni in Unawatuna, make high quality, colourful cloths which would bring a touch of Asia to any home. Moreover, hand-loom table cloths start at a reasonable 9500LKR and they have designs to suit any taste and colour scheme.
Villas in Sri Lanka supply the perfect backdrop to your Christmas, all you need to find are the gifts. This list of festive gifts will guarantee happy holidays with something to suit everyone. Whether you are looking for unique Christmas gifts or timeless classics, Sri Lanka has all you could want this Christmas.