how would you like to experience the wonder and magic of bali?
Since you can’t be here in person right now, I’d love to share some of the distinct, hand-made gifts that are unique to Bali with you.
Whether you’ve visited or not, Bali’s verdant rice paddies, ornate Hindu temples and stunning coastal landscapes have probably captured your imagination.
There’s a special magic and wonder to the Island of the Gods, and I’d like to give you a taste of it with a Vacation in a Box.
your bali box
Your Vacation in a Box will arrive with these handmade gifts:
– Lovely gold gilded hanging coconut lamp
– Sophisticated and elegant adjustable bracelet made of Japanese glass beads by Kimaya Bali
– Limited edition Bali vacation-themed art print
– Charming traditional hammered tin silver box with tassel
– Chic backpack with Balinese Barong stencil graphic by Where's Wayan
– Festive tasseled tin silver lotus ornament
– Beautifully painted woven bamboo offering box
– Mystery "surprise" item
Your box will also include a colorful "travel guide" describing each object and it's significance to Bali in more detail.
Since each item is handmade and artisanal, the specific color, shape and pattern of each item may vary slightly.
Bali Box is one of Newsweek's Best Holiday Gifts of 2020!
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"The Bali Box is a curated collection of products from Bali that supports local artisans and is a great gift idea for friends who are stuck working from home instead of traveling.
While it doesn't fulfill the full wanderlust of travel, this box is packed with beautiful objects from Bali, including a hand-carved coconut lantern, honeycomb bracelet, woven offering box, a themed print, backpack and more.
We love the breadth of items as well as the book that explained the objects and their significance to Bali."
– Josh Smith
TRADITIONAL HAMMERED TIN BOX AND ORNAMENT
bali vacation in a box art print
Bali is continually inspiring to me as an artist with it’s stunning, sculptural temples, organically geometric rice paddies, and local arts such as woodcarving.
The Bali Box includes an art print expressing my interpretation of the Bali Vacation in a Box theme, inspired by screen-printed art, to help transport you to this unique island.
Front and center is Barong, the king of spirits as described on the Where’s Wayan backpack page of this booklet. Stairway to Heaven, Pura Luhur Lempuyang, is likely the most photographed temple in Bali, and is shown mirrored in the background. Palm trees and blue skies and sea are essential to any tropical vacation, and most certainly a Bali one. Frangipani, or jepun in Balinese, are emblematic of this island and can be seen everywhere, on trees, in offerings, and behind people’s ears. And what would a trip to Bali be without playful monkeys trying to steal your bananas?
the perfect gift
Bali Box is the perfect, unique gift for...
• Your Valentine!
• The adventurous world traveler friend
• Parents who miss traveling because of covid
• The niece who just started college and needs dorm decor
• The bestie who has it all
• The yoga buddy
• That world-culture obsessed friend who knows 5 languages
• The lonely neighbor who's been quarantining alone for months and needs some fun
• Or... TREAT YOURSELF!
During this time as we shelter in place I am drawn to the unique and creative hand made pieces I received from Bali. They have brought me calm and inspiration that I would have never expected.
They draw me to a place of wonder and give me dreams of traveling once again. I can’t wait to meet the artists and the land of Bali.
Bali Box was a welcome treat to unwrap during these times. My wife and I ordered it as a gift to ourselves. We've been quarantining at home for a long time, and Bali Box is like a little vacation. We were transported to magical Bali for a time. We enjoyed reading about each item and Balinese culture in the booklet that was included, and we love the way the box, carving and ornament add a touch of the tropical to our decor. The backpack looks great on both of us, and my wife wears the bracelet all the time. I definitely recommend Bali Box as a gift to yourself or your loved ones.
Heather Grace Gordy
I love my Bali box! Everything I received was really beautifully crafted and added a great amount of charm to my home. I was also impressed by how quickly the items arrived considering they traveled halfway around the world. This is not only a great gift for myself but also would make a great gift for a friend. Receiving the Bali box felt like a fun surprise :)
the bali box project
I've been traveled around this magical island, meeting talented creators and curating a box of beautiful, soulful, artisanal objects to help you experience the adventure of Bali — the Bali Box.
The Balinese people are truly suffering during Covid from the lack of tourist dollars. Bali’s economy is normally 80% tourism, and there are currently no tourists.
In addition to being tremendous fun, receiving a Bali Box benefits the local communities and economy of Bali, as it employs artists, artisans and small businesses to create beautiful, useful items.