Top 10 cool gifting options this Christmas in Goa

Still searching for the perfect, yet unconventional, Christmas gift? Look no further than our essential guide to last-minute Christmas shopping in Goa.
Top 10 cool gifting options this Christmas in Goa

Check out GT's festive gifting options

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1.

Tatted Christmas tree ornaments

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Tatted ornaments by Rohini Diniz</p></div>

Tatted ornaments by Rohini Diniz

COURTESY: Rohini Diniz

Who doesn’t love a Christmas ornament? Forget store-bought ones, and gift a tatted one, instead. The dying art of tatting is being revived by Rohini Cardoso Diniz, from Alto St Cruz, a nutritionist by profession, who has a passion for tatting. Choose from her festive selection of decorations, bookmarks, earrings, pendants, bracelets and baby booties.

CONTACT: rohinidiniz@gmail.com

2.

Handmade candles

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Handmade candles by&nbsp;Tina’s Creations,&nbsp;Sanguem</p></div>

Handmade candles by Tina’s Creations, Sanguem

COURTESY: Tina’s Creations, Sanguem

Candles give a warm glow to any ambience. And an added fragrance can transport you into another world. Tina’s Creations (Sanguem) offers a range of handmade chemical-free scented candles (fragrance of peppermint, lavender, rose, lemon grass, cinnamon etc). Custom options are also available.

CONTACT: +91 7767024023

3.

Pottery mementos

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Pottery mementos by&nbsp;Ave Maria Earthernware, Fatorda</p></div>

Pottery mementos by Ave Maria Earthernware, Fatorda

COURTESY: Ave Maria Earthernware, Fatorda

Elegant pottery curios are sure to please those with artistic tastes. Ave Maria Earthernware (Fatorda), run by Seby Rebelo, has a variety of earthenware and gift items, such as a clay Christmas tree, clay wall mount stars, etc.

CONTACT: +91 8007192945

4.

Divine decoupage

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Decoupage creations Sharon’s Decoupage, Utorda</p></div>

Decoupage creations Sharon’s Decoupage, Utorda

COURTESY:Sharon's Decoupage, Utorda

Sharon Cota (Sharon’s Decoupage, Utorda) can convert virtually any surface such as wood, metal, wax, glass and even a cement wall into a work of art through decoupage. Check out her selection for the perfect gift.

CONTACT: +91 9822102242

5.

Bebinca & dodol

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Bebinca &amp; dodol by Relish,&nbsp;Carmona</p></div>

Bebinca & dodol by Relish, Carmona

COURTESY: Relish, Carmona

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Bebinca & Dodol. Varsha Fernandes e D’Souza (Relish by Varsha, Carmona) makes some of the most tantalising Bebinca and Dodol around.

CONTACT: +91 9823454779

6.

Custom gift hampers

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Custom gift hampers by&nbsp;The Pear Tree,&nbsp;Navelim</p></div>

Custom gift hampers by The Pear Tree, Navelim

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Looking for unique gift hampers, but clueless about your options? The Pear Tree (Navelim) customises gift hampers as per the client’s requirements for all occasions, including Christmas.

CONTACT: +91 9272313819

7.

Handmade chocolates

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Handmade chocolates by Choco Rush,&nbsp;Ponda</p></div>

Handmade chocolates by Choco Rush, Ponda

COURTESY: Choco Rush

Chocolates are always a hit. Christmas or not! Saili Kale (Choco Rush, Ponda) has a mothering selection of chocolate hampers for the festive season. She makes chocolate bars, chocolate lollipops, and chocolates such as Shaahi Gulab, Dry Fruit Delight, Naughty Nutty, Mint O Hint, Classic Bubble Gum, Paan Ki Shaan, Classic Delight, etc.

CONTACT: +91 9405739261

8.

Handmade or recycled fabric bags/purses

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Handmade or recycled fabric bags/purses by&nbsp;Ecocia, Margao</p></div>

Handmade or recycled fabric bags/purses by Ecocia, Margao

COURTESY: Ecocia, Margao

Convert your fabric scraps into a beautiful gift! Joscia Coutinho (Ecocia, Margao), a pharmacist by profession, fashions unique upcycled fashion accessories such as bags and purses from old/discarded denims, donated by family and friends.

CONTACT: +91 9850997112

9.

Handmade earrings

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Handmade earrings by Star of the Sea, Loutolim</p></div>

Handmade earrings by Star of the Sea, Loutolim

COURTESY: Star of the Sea, Loutolim

A pair of uber-cool, trendy earrings is the perfect gift for your fashionista pal! Maryl Fernandes (Star of the Sea, Loutolim) creates beautiful handmade earrings from clay, beads and fabric.

CONTACT: +91 9158404160

10.

Handmade cosmetics

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Handmade cosmetics by Nadiya Sequeira</p></div>

Handmade cosmetics by Nadiya Sequeira

COURTESY: Nadiya Sequeira

Give your skin some TLC this season with handmade cosmetics that are gentle on your skin! Nadiya Sequeira (‘My Mirror’, Benaulim) offers a range of handmade cosmetics, including shampoos, balms, soaps, lipsticks, face packs, facewash, body lotion, hair and face serum, eyeliners, and more.

CONTACT: +91 8408012084

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