5 Ways to Sri Lankan-ise a Gift

The real value of a gift cannot be measured based only on its price or the utility it provides, it should convey an expression of love. When you’re looking for gifts for your loved ones, you need to think out of the box, personalise the gift and make it memorable. 

While there’s growing popularity with Sri Lankanised gifts and souvenirs, here are some great ideas for you to get a customised gift for your friend, partner or coworker. At Anim8.lk, we specialise in customised printing solutions to give you a gift that is memorable! 


1. Masks

When building new properties, you’d often see one of Sri Lanka’s colourful masks decked on one of the walls and most often than not, it’s to ward off evil spirits or evil-eye. These masks were a part of Sri Lankan art and folklore for thousands of years. Regardless of what superstitions are around them, they have become modern symbols that represent Sri Lankan cultural heritage to the world.

There are 3 popular masks that you can choose from, Raksha, Sanni, Kolam. Each type includes many unique masks, for example, it’s said that there are 18 Sanni masks. 

All these designs are exotic, attention-grabbing and colourful. Whether on a cushion cover, mug, handbag, sticker, or bookmark, these designs stand out perfectly. Talk to us, our experienced designers will work out the best design for you.


2. Sri Lankan-ism 

In an era where social media connects the whole world together, from popular phrases to witty quotes, popular Sri Lankanisms, like  ‘Aiyo’ or ‘Bomu de’ would look great as a personalised tote bag or mug. Select a font in your native language to make the gift more personalized.

Be creative; if your gift is for your partner, search for some romantic phrases or funny Sri Lankanisms that will bring a smile to your loved one's face. 


3. Memes

Memes are trendy, funny and relatable. If your colleague’s or friend’s birthday is coming up and you’re looking for an out of the box idea, try to find the most suitable and trendy memes, personalise it with a creative or funny text to go along with it! Send your design over to our designers and we’ll sort out the rest! 


4. Laksha Art

Laksha is one of the ancient industries in Sri Lanka. Artisans obtain Laksha from the larvae of Laksha insects which live on trees, which are then processed with dyes to get an impressive spectrum of colours. Laksha art is also known for its unique traditional designs.

Laksha designs can give your custom print an exotic look. If you already have a Laksha-inspired design that you’d like on your t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, wristbands, send it across to our team who will be happy to assist you in creating the perfect gift. 


5. Batik Designs

Recognized as a cultural heritage, the Batik industry is a part of traditional Sri Lankan art. Batik prints are widely popular in the country and are often seen as the symbol of Sri Lankan designs. If you have a Batik inspired design in mind, send it across to our team and we can print it on your gift. 

Talk to our designers and get your gift customised with Anim8.lk.