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Astana, Kazakhstan • 26 December 2023

7 Local Brands for Thoughtful Last-Minute New Year Gifts

Quirky posters, custom rugs, and futuristic jewelry: everything you need to check out before the New Year arrives

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Looking for a last-minute, meaningful gift for your loved ones? As the festive season approaches, the joy of gift-giving fills the air. QazMonitor has compiled a curated list of local standout brands offering gifts with personalized touches, from custom-designed rugs to quirky posters featuring cultural references.

Tartpa

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Instagram/tartpa

Make sure to include Tartpa—an art space specializing in posters, stickers, and notebooks—in your gift-shopping destinations. With designs featuring cultural references, quirky Kazakh wordplay, and bold statements, Tartpa transforms spaces into dynamic expressions of personality. For an affordable yet personality-packed gift, be sure to check out this store!

Price range: ₸500–10,000 tenge

Address: 36 Baribayev Street, Almaty

Showroom Sinichki.Store

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Instagram/sinichki.store

Discover unique accessories and gifts at Sinichki.Store, where options range from meme-inspired pins and vibrant posters to quirky stickers and whimsical dishware—truly something for everyone. If you are pressed for time or uncertain about your recipient’s preferences, make sure to check out the ready-made New Year boxes with a range of gifts priced from 4,000 to 6,000 tenge. 

Price range: ₸1,000–7,000

Address: 53 Aiteke Bi Street, Almaty; delivery available

Beepl-Ûi

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Instagram/beepl_space

Embracing the NEO-Kazakh concept, Beepl-Ûi concept store showcases a diverse range of clothes, accessories, and home decor. From casual wear by local designers to haoris and kimonos, Beepl-Ûi caters to a spectrum of tastes and budgets. Alongside high-end designer items, the store boasts an affordable selection of stationery and posters by Kazakh artists, with prices starting at just 500 tenge.

Price range: ₸500–40,000

Address: 76 Masanchi Street, Almaty; delivery available

Petit Chocolate and Coffee: chocolate with kurt and more

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Instagram/petit_chocolate_coffee

Treat your friend with a sweet tooth to chocolate with kurt, a unique snack with a traditional twist. As we have explored before, these delightful treats crafted by Nurlan Orynbayev offer a range of unique flavors to sweeten your New Year celebration. Check out Petit Chocolate & Coffee, not just for this sweet and salty treat but also for local artist goodies like posters, stickers, and pins – perfect additions to your festive gift-giving.

Price range: ₸850–2300

Address: 89 Kabanbay Batyr Street, Almaty

FunnyFreak Rugs

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Instagram/funnyfreak.rugs

Give the gift of personalized comfort with a custom-designed rug from FunnyFreak.Rugs. Bursting with playful patterns and vibrant colors, these rugs will bring a unique charm to any room. Beyond serving as just home accessories, they evolve into special gifts, meticulously tailored to mirror the recipient's interests.

Price range: ₸20,000–100,000

Delivery available

ChopX

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Instagram/chopx.kz

Offering a carefully curated collection of chic streetwear, ChopX seamlessly combines flashy designs with traditional Kazakh motifs and pop culture references. For an ideal New Year gift, consider the "Odin uide" (Home alone) sweater to embrace the spirit of the season.

Price range: ₸10,000–30,000

Address: 19 Kunaev Street, Almaty; delivery available

Keremet Jewelry

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Instagram/keremet.jewelry

Keremet Jewelry offers unique futuristic jewelry, perfect for those who are into avant-garde fashion. Explore a range of earcuffs, earrings, bracelets, rings, and more, ensuring your gift is both stylish and distinctive.

Price range: ₸10,000–20,000

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