In other words, it's Christmas time here in PUTIA as well, and Sicilian creativity dresses up by telling stories about an unknown and charming Sicily.
We want to take this chance to present you with our selection of gift ideas, products that include beauty and books, ceramic and art, gifts for gown-ups and kids alike. All of this by remaining within 20€ (to show that the best Sicily can be found at affordable prices).
Take a look at our selection of products and let yourself be inspired by the perfect gift!
A great classic: Sicilian ceramic
Sicilian ceramic is always a fitting choice for a gift, after all we're talking of a true timeless classic. We recommend you two reinterpretations of our ceramic tradition, found in Don Corleone objects' bright colours and in Improntabarre's minimal style.
2) Improntabarre Paladini Mugs (€16,00)
Jewels and brooches, classy and unique details
Lava stone and concrete are not exactly the first things that come to mind when thinking about jewels. That's the reason why the creations by Folk Lavastone and Studio Kepha are so special, they catch the eye with a perfect combination of character and elegance, small and precious details with a strong and refined style.
4) Ex-voto brooches by Studio Kepha (€12,00)
Thoughts, notes, sketches: notebooks at the service of imagination
Our selection of notebooks is exactly the thing to ignite your imagination. Whether it's LetteraVentidue retro style, or Palermo's street markets' story told by Edizioni Precarie, or yet again the artistic flow of the agendas "Betulla" by Glifo Edizioni, these notebooks are the perfect gift idea for a creative mind.
7) Artist Agendas by Glifo Edizioni (Alessandro Bazan, Silvestro Nicolaci - €7,99) (Danza, Francesca Rossi - €8,99)
A small bonus on this one: we'd like to recommend you Suq. Magazine, a collection of photographs, reportages, surprising places and interesting people, a yet untold story of the wonderful (and often) hidden things Sicily has to offer.
8) Suq. Unconventional Sicily (€15,00)
During Christmas we are all on our best... look
We cannot forget to recommend you some of our beauty products as well: soaps, lotions and scrubs, handmade with crafting techniques, products that tell the story of Sicily through its most typical scents and fragrances: citruses, spices, flowers and even manna, and make the skin perfumed and soft. The perfect solution to the cold winter days.
11) Soap and decorative glass plate Zagara, Ambra Nera, Florio, Fico d’India (€20,00)
Manna aftershave - Saponificio Varesino
13) From our manna collection: bath soap (€7,00), aftershave (€16,00)
14) Solid lotion: orange and lavender or not-scented (€13,00)
Textile creations with an innovative design
Some good ideas for Christmas gifts come from our textile collections. Specifically, we recommend you our travel set by Elena Scarlata, with its eco-friendly fabric and patterns inspired by Sicily's story and traditions, and also Stile Libero keychains, a funny and light touch that shows a Sicily full of colours and imagination.
Travel set - Elena Scarlata
15) Make-up bag, travel purse, small travel bag an small soap bag with soap (€12,90)
16) Keychains (€10,00)
Art and creativity directly from Castelbuono
There are so many creative inspirations among our artists, that looking for (and finding) the perfect gift is really a piece of cake. On our part, we want to recommend you a selection of digital prints by our talented artists from Castelbuono: Vera Carollo, Stefania Cordone and Angela Sottile.
17) Digital prints: Vera Carollo (A5), Angela Sottile, Stefania Cordone (€15,00)
"Immergersi" (diving) Vera Carollo. A5 digital print
Gift ideas for the little ones
Finally, our gift ideas for the little ones, those who more than anybody else feel the magic of Christmas: a kids' guide about Sicily's archeological history that will have something to teach to grown-ups as well, small accessories like the creations for babies by Stile Libero and the elegant bowties by Scocca Papillon, a touch of Sicilian style for all ages.
18) “Ancient Sicily. A guide for young archeologists aged 7-70" ( €12,00)
Stile Libero (Maria Maggio)
19) Crocheted pacifier chain (€15,00) and rattle (€16,00)
20) Bowties for kids (€18,00)
We'd like to end our selection with a small bonus: if you wish to write Christmas cards as original and as unique as the gifts themselves, than this set of Writing paper by Edizioni Precarie is exactly what you're looking for.
Writing paper set - Edizioni Precarie
The list you just read is but a small part of the gift ideas that you can find here in PUTIA. Take a look at our full selection of products then, and discover a Sicily that will surprise you!