Celebrate Christmas in Bali
CHRISTMAS IN BALI
There’s no doubt that Christmas not only in Bali but across the world is going to look at little different this year. For us as expats, we normally head back to Australia to spend Christmas with our families, but this year (like many others) we will be enjoying all that Bali has to offer during the Festive Season. After the year it has been, we are really looking forward to making our Bali Christmas as special as possible!! We want to make your Christmas special too, so we’ve put together this blog on Christmas in Bali to help you get ready for Christmas, celebrate Christmas and make your gift shopping easy (while supporting some small businesses that have no doubt gone through their toughest year yet!).
GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS IN BALI
We are not the only ones with Christmas fever in Bali, many businesses are making sure you have everything you need to make your Christmas super special…
Christmas in Bali, Canggu
We think this store is such a clever idea, a popup shop starting on December 1 to provide you with all things Christmas! The Christmas in Bali popup shop is located above Mickey’s Mad House Restaurant in Berawa. This store has trees, locally made decorations, lights, wrapping paper, funny gifts, gift boxes and more. They are also setting you up to get your tropical-themed Santa photos, so you’ll always have treasured memories of your 2020 Bali Christmas.
Find them here – Jalaln Pantai Berawa, Gg Sri Kahyangan No 1
Billies Bali, Canggu
Always a good choice for gifts and now also Christmas decorations, Billie’s Bali in Berawa was one of the first Bali stores too bring the Christmas cheer to Bali this year. From cute handmade decorations to clever and funny gift ideas, Billie’s Bali will help get you in the Christmas mood!
Find them here – Jalan Pantai Berawa 126
THE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS
Half the fun of Christmas is all of the Feasting! In Bali, we are so lucky to be spoiled by having so many delicious options to choose from. Whether you are hosting a Christmas party or just feeding the family, these businesses are going the extra mile to ensure your Christmas menu is festive and complete…
Vivre Gourmet, Online
Vivre Gourmet burst onto the Bali scene this year as Bali’s only one-stop shop for delivered hot roast meals, ready meals, artisan deli goods, bakery items, wine and groceries. You better believe they are going all out for Christmas, and we expect they will book out quickly so get your order in (their new website is so easy to use!). Think cheese and nibble platters, roasts with all of the trimmings and of course their massive range of wines to match. You won’t believe the prices, it’s so affordable (think full roast and desserts at just 130k per head). All of this delivered to your door.
Browse their products – https://vivregourmet.com
Also new to Bali in 2020 is JONO’s – a premium butcher featuring heritage breed charcuterie, organic pickles and house spices, all delivered directly to you. What we are most excited about for Christmas is their hams, sure to sell out quickly!
Contact them here – http://wa.me/6282146048877
Christmas in Bali, Canggu
Not only is this new store getting you ready for Christmas, but they also planning and catering all of your Christmas events. If you want to host Christmas but want to take the hassle out of sourcing ingredients and cooking yourself, Christmas in Bali are offering full party planning and catering services. Whether it be a meal at home, a full-blown party, a staffed bar, grazing platters or a quaint picnic… just let them know and they will make it happen! They even have a range of garden games to hire to keep your guests entertained.
Find them here – Jalan Pantai Berawa, Gg Sri Kahyangan No 1
BALI CHRISTMAS GIFT BUYING GUIDE
There’s no doubt for people in business in Bali that this year has been tough! When ticking off your gift buying lists this year please try to support some of the smaller businesses on the Island. We’ve put together some of our top gifts from locals and businesses on the Island…
Bella’s Dessert Adventures
You just can’t go wrong with a Christmas hamper! Whether it’s a gift for the Christmas host, a corporate gift or just someone who loves to indulge in Christmas treats, Bella’s Dessert Adventures has so many gorgeous hampers to choose from. Ranging from traditional Christmas cakes to fun handmade Christmas crackers (yes with treats, crowns and jokes inside!), to jams, melting moments, and other sweet treats, there is a hamper to suit everyone.
Kate Wood, Canggu
If you haven’t visited Kate Wood in Canggu, this is an experience in itself. Think all things wood from phone cases to surfboards! Our pick from their range for great Christmas gifts is their sunglasses. With a style to suit everyone, this makes sustainable and great stylish and practical gifts that I’m sure anyone would want waiting for them under the Christmas tree.
Check them out online – https://www.katewood.com/
Or in-store – Jalan Pantai Berawa, No 34A
Hai Swimmwear, Online
You can’t go wrong with a beach towel for Christmas and these gorgeous handmade, 100% cotton, plant-based dyed beach towels from Hai Swimwear are a perfect choice! Made by ladies in North Bali, all of the products are all locally sourced and a lot of time and love has gone into producing these towels.
Shop online: https://www.hai-swimwear.com/
Kokoon Silks, Kerobokan
For those wanting to indulge in something luxurious to gift their loved ones, you can’t go past Kokoon Silks. Their showroom is located in Kerobokan, but all products are also available online. For gifting, we love their Sarong sets, which include a 100% silk sarong, fan and hairband, all beautifully packed in a luxurious gift-boxed. They come in a variety of stunning prints and colours and can be shipped all over the world.