While many of us are familiar with the struggle of finding the perfect gift for our families, friends, or colleagues, perhaps we are less aware that the solution may be found closer to home – the amazingly talented artisans based around the Maltese islands craft the perfect gifts for any occasion, and especially more so at Christmas-time!

In order to generate more awareness about these – often hidden – gems, the Malta Crafts Foundation has embarked on an initiative aimed at showcasing a selection of these locally produced artisanal products that would surely bring a smile to your loved ones faces when they unwrap them. Some can even be personalised to add that extra element of uniqueness.

As part of the #ChooseLocal campaign, in the run-up towards Christmas the Malta Crafts Foundation will be posting a different selection of products on its Facebook and Instagram pages on a daily basis, tagging all the featured artisans to make it easier for anyone interested in a product to locate its maker.

By following the Malta Crafts Foundation’s social media, you will certainly be inspired to give this Christmas more of a local twist, and at the same time have less of a headache in finding the ideal gift for your loved ones.

While the artisans are spread all around Malta and Gozo, a good concentration of them are based within the artisan villages at Ta’ Qali and Ta’ Dbieġi, which are certainly worth a visit during these days to get your hands on some of the beautiful handmade products.

Moreover, one can also browse the Malta Crafts Foundation Artisanal Gifts Catalogue, which the Foundation will be publishing in the coming weeks but which in the meantime is being made available online in its digital version to offer a wider selection of artisanal products that could inspire gift-giving this Christmas!