As the holiday season is upon us, and with the new year approaching quickly, there are many opportunities to give gifts to our loved ones. In an effort to support local businesses, we have curated the ultimate gift guide of unique items for everyone on your list. Take a look and happy holidays!
Personalization is always preferred when it comes to gift giving, which is why The Lipologist’s custom lipstick experience is perfect! It allows you to create your very own lipstick by mixing colors, scent, finish and packaging based on your personal preference. It’s mixed and blended in just 30 minutes.
Prices begin at AED161.
While the holidays are snowy and cold around the world, the UAE’s winter is better spent on the beach. Local brand Dunesi focuses on ethical fashion and creates dresses and kaftans that are perfect for seaside days.
Prices vary with beach kaftans starting at AED249.
You can’t really go wrong by gifting a gorgeous bag. Dubai based brand Eurthlin has designed a brand of luxury vegan handbags and pouches, which are both a good looking and good feeling buy!
Prices begin at AED643.
Brusko is a concept barbershop that has created a luxury experience catering to all men. A gift card for their many services and packages is a useful and hassle-free idea.
Prices vary with a regular haircut starting at AED99.
For the stylish men in your life, a Kaizen box subscription may be the perfect gift. Kaizen curates monthly accessory boxes to complement and enhance every man’s style.
A trial box starts at AED189.
Founded in 2014, Crafty Dust creates a variety of wooden gifts customized to order. Create the perfect bedside organizer for your guy that will fit his phone and any other important bits and bobs. This brand is eco-friendly with sustainability at its core.
This local brand customizes storybooks for your babies and toddlers creating priceless journeys to cherish that “make your child a star”.
A custom book is AED200.
As the first subscription book service for children in the UAE, Peekado offers monthly subscriptions along with seasonal and themed boxes. It’s a gift that you can open again and again!
The 12 days of Christmas book gift hamper is AED450 and monthly subscriptions start at AED149.
Charicycles make custom designed bicycles from vintage, forgotten bicycle frames. Buy your bestie a bike and support this homegrown brand with a social mission.
Prices start at AED1300.
This is the first and only one-stop-shop in the UAE aimed at building a Zero Waste lifestyle. All products are exclusively made and brought to you by local, eco-friendly starts-ups.
Tashkeel Shop continues the foundation’s mission to support contemporary art and design in the UAE by offering truly unique designs by UAE-based creatives. Why not choose something from Tashkeel for the artsy friend in your life?
Food intolerances can be especially difficult around the holidays, and Treat Me Gluten Free subscription boxes cater to various dietary needs.
Subscriptions start at AED340.
For those who love to organize, Paper Dates has lots of gorgeous planners and calendars that note all of the UAE’s holidays. We particularly love the Family Calendars!
Prices start at AED45.