In this second pandemic year, the Christmas shopping list continues to be a challenge for us all. We are sure that Santa will manage to find everyone though, so Business Review has created a list of shopping ideas for all your loved ones.
By Oana Vasiliu
There is no Christmas without a tree, whether it is natural, plastic or built through a creative use of sustainable materials. For some time now, wreaths and floral table arrangements have been present in our homes, as well. See what’s in store for instant delivery from Maison Dadoo, Flori de Lux, Floria.ro, Florariile Iris or Purple Flowers.
Gifts for kids
Although the Disney universe can always provide a good idea for a present, there are a series of Romanian shops that offer a variety of other types of toys and products for children.
Quality materials and organic fabrics should be focus points for every responsible person who thinks about sustainability. Check out Iridor, Sipet de sidef, ROM Baby, Andreeatex, Condra, Moko Fun, Meg Wi Baby, Mini Rock, Fici + Mimi, Tiny Turtle or Woolver.
Wood is one of the most fascinating materials that can be used to make toys or be integrated with educational activities for kids, not to mention small pieces of furniture. Check out Mormi, Lemnivor, Atelierul Leea, Mesterel, Atelierul Mari si Mici, Bumbu Toys, Sezi, Vulps Toys, Modern Crafts. Children should have fun while doing their daily activities. For more creativity, try Cosanzeana, Titia, Cutia lui Acum.
Sweets & goodies
Chocolate is always a good idea, whether it’s for a business or personal gift. Visit online stores like Leonidas, Chocolissimo or Choco Fashion for ideas. Most Romanian pastry shops offer cozonac, but we strongly recommend that you look at offers from Ana Pan, Mama Pan, Bacania Veche, Cofetariile Delice or Cofetaria Maria. Make sure to order in advance.
One of the best options for premium goodies are Le Manoir gift boxes. For those with an Italian sweet tooth, a must is Degusteria Francesca, while Delicateria Traiteur has launched another brand, Idelica. Revino sells Romanian delicacies in boxes, namely a selection of wines and premium local cheeses.
Wood products and small home deco items
If you’re looking for something more substantial, you should consider unique furniture. Take a look at designs by Bucin Mob, Lemnivor or Urban Woods and check out our all-time favourites from Dizainar and Atelier Anda Roman.
A lot of homemade candle businesses have appeared on the market this year. Cup&Candle, MO – Candles and more, and The Room Candles all provide beautiful candle ideas.
For interesting art pieces, you should check out Madalina Andronic, Illustrescu, Diana Dragne, Ana Banica, or Paula Rusu – you can even order something tailor-made from them.
ialoc Romania has launched a series of vouchers to surprise foodies and help out small restaurant and coffee businesses around Romania, not just Bucharest. Try Carturesti for artsy & inspiring gifts, as well as Complice.ro, a platform dedicated to experience-based gifts.
Other great gifted experiences could include a subscription to Romanian film platform TIFF Unlimited, curated by TIFF, or one of the courses provided by Fundatia Calea Victoriei.