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Gift uniquely & gift well

May 1, 2017 | Inspire

The year is hotting up and as we welcome in the Gulf’s sunny May days, we’re hitting up the marketplace for some pre-Summer shopping action.

Gift and give back, support local brand Qissa’s Bliss Bag Project for child refugees, discover original souvenirs to take back home over the Summer Holidays, farewell dear friends moving abroad or find thoughtful gifts of thanks for your children’s teachers.

Whatever the occasion, make an inspired choice and let your small local brands help you get your gifting needs sorted. Gift uniquely and gift well.


” Choose extraordinary

over normal”

Ramadan & Eid


1. Crochet bliss bag from Qissa   2. Gold foil quotation art print from Biha Designs   3. Handcrafted serving tray from Aseela Dubai  4. Candle holder by For the Love of Wood   5. Clove filled sachet from Little Majlis   6. Glass lantern from Dassie   7. Eid Al Fitr countdown cards from The Little Bulbul   8. Lantern bunting from Jaida’s Joyful Crafts


Get the look at local brand, Baynuna Collection

Souvenirs from the Gulf

 1. Original canvas painting by Alex Goddard   2. Little Majlis’ gold falcon cushion   3. Children’s book written by Dubai based author Stefanie Optiz   4. Desert clutch purse by Redcat Silk Art   5. Palm pendant necklace from RocknStyle   6. Watercolour skyline by Mint Julep Designs   7. Teesing’s Dubai t-shirt   8. Coaster set by Made in the Desert   9. Dubai holiday glass charms from Jewellery by Leah   10. Hand illustrated shoes by ShoeArt DXB


Commission a city map from Bernard Sloan Design for an original take on a souvenir



Farewell gifts

1. Bespoke typographic Dubai map by Personalised Prints   2. Goodbye card from The Paperie   3. Arabian patternend wooden coaster set by Deco Arabia   4. The Joinery Shop’s wooden destinations sign made with the cities of your choice


Commission an Arabic letter necklace at Third Cultchr


Teachers gifts

 1. Personalised pencil pot from Made in the Desert   2. Framed class artwork from Personalised Prints   3. Original watercolour from Camels by Chloe   4. Custom photo card by Jikjikoo   5. T is for Teacher mug by The Little Bulbul   6. Quotation bracelet from Jewellery by Leah


Thoughtful and personalised – find this sweet planter at The Joinery Shop Dubai


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Special (or any time!) event

Commemorate a special occasion in your little majlis and commission a cute, quirky and truly original portrait from local art house Little Big Print, complete with brown paper wrapping. Gift uniquely.

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