As the world becomes increasingly globalized, it can be easy to overlook the importance of supporting local businesses, particularly those in our own communities. Malaysia, is a country with a rich and diverse culture, its diversity reflects in unique Malaysian products too. In this series of blog posts, we’ll be showcasing some of the Malaysian gift brands that you can support today.
Ke Ai De Ke
Ke Ai De Ke is an illustrator who creates whimsical and colorful illustrations that are inspired by nature and animals. Her work is characterized by a unique and playful style, incorporating bold colors and intricate details. Through her art, Ke Ai De Ke seeks to inspire joy and a sense of wonder in her viewers. Her illustrations can be found on a range of products, including prints, stationery, and home decor:- which makes for a very special gift that can’t be found elsewhere.
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What would you gift to a minimalist and plant lover friend?
Cloveraureate is an illustrator who specializes in creating stunning botanical and black and white illustrations. Her artwork is characterized by intricate details and delicate lines, showcasing a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. From intricate floral designs to bold and striking black and white motifs, her artwork is both captivating and thought-provoking.
Spoonful Flower is a tea brand that prioritizes natural ingredients and ethical production methods. With a focus on vegan and clean ingredients, they offer a range of organic teas that are free from additives, preservatives, artificial colors, and flavors. With a variety of floral blends to choose from, their caffeine-free herbal teas are perfect for those looking to improve their sleep. Additionally, Spoonful Flower cares for the environment by using satchels with a zipper, allowing for a second life and helping to reduce waste. Buy a thoughtful gift for a ‘caffeine-intolerant’ friend!
Such kawaiiii~! HappieBubbles offers a range of adorable digital products, including stationeries, phone themes, and digital note templates, perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of cuteness to their lives, (especially journal enthusiasts). Their products are available for instant download, making it easy to gift a specially design Malaysian gift to a cute friend 😉
Blue Bees Candle from Melaka, Malaysia specializes in handcrafted soy wax candles. They create natural, eco-friendly candles that promote relaxation and well-being. From warm and cozy scents to fresh and invigorating ones, Blue Bees Candle has a wide range of options to suit any mood or occasion, (even pet friendly ones!) We love their pastry-inspired Christmas candles and terrarium shaped candles, such cute gifts for house warming parties.
Uncang Tea is a Penang-based brand that offers a unique blend of teas crafted from flowers, herbs, and spices found in Malaysia. The story is simple, the female founder had friends that travelled to Malaysia looking for special local souvenirs to bring back their home countries, which compelled her to establish the brand in 2018. Fun fact, ‘Uncang’ actually means sachet in Bahasa Malaysia!
Each cup of tea from Uncang Tea Company is a delightful blend of fragrant and flavorful herbs, carefully selected for their taste and health benefits. Now you can get Malaysian gift and souvenirs online with Re:Crave.
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Looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for your health-conscious and environmentally responsible friend? Look no further than DARLINGS HONEY! This special honey is produced by a rare bee species called Heterotrigona itama stingless honey bees, found in only a handful of countries worldwide, including Malaysia. Not only is this honey rich in antioxidants, but it’s also been recognized by research scientists as the “Elixir of Life” with powerful health and beauty benefits. Plus, by supporting DARLINGS HONEY, you’re helping to preserve these precious and near-extinct bees through their sustainable sourcing and forest-to-bottle approach.
What is Malaysia famous for? We bet that 99.99% of you will tell us its the FOOD!
Happy Dumpy handcrafts little knick-knacks like pouches and soaps shaped in local Malaysian food. Some of the creative pouches comes in shapes like Kuih Kapit and Nasi Lemak which is super cute to gift to any homesick friends studying overseas. Send a Malaysian gift to a foreigner friend, just to remind them of the amazing #1 in the world (in our very biased opinion) food culture in Malaysia.
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*Image credits to each of the featured brands.
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