THE LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2016
With Christmas only a week and a half away, you’ve got one weekend to finalise your Christmas Shopping. But don’t stress - we’ve got the perfect last-minute gift guide for even the hardest person to buy for. You can thank us later!
From Kris Kringle presents for your colleague’s to something for your nan, we’ve got something for everyone on your Christmas list. The trick is asking yourself: “What would I like to receive?” - and not keeping it for yourself! Happy shopping!
Kris Kringle is the best way to celebrate Christmas in the office. Start by setting up an account with Elfster to automatically dish out each name, and create a theme (such as “things you wear on your head”) and a budget.
Think outside the box with your theme - you wear earrings on your head, or maybe even a product from Mecca, such as In a Good Light - so your options are open to finding a personalised gift.
PHOTO CREDIT: Mecca In a Good Light
Don’t underestimate the power of a carefully considered hamper. Hand-picking items for someone can be a lovely, personalised touch when you have a budget but aren’t overly sure of any one thing they’d like. Food hampers are always great, and you can find some pretty unique gourmet items in your local deli or independently-owned grocer.
Start with artisan chocolate, such as Koko Black’s beautifully packaged bars, or Pana Chocolate’s raw offerings, and build on it with basil-infused olive oil and a good quality bottle of wine, such as Eden Road’s Skinny Flat White. Place everything on either a tray, such as Wa’s Object’s Square Tray or a pretty plate, for a beautiful yet functional gift.
PRACTICAL GIFTS: Wa's Objects Square Tray Lid $49 is the perfect,
functional tray for a hamper.
It may seem like a personal gift, but skincare can be great for sister’s, friends and that hard-to-buy-for Aunt. Origins do a fantastic overnight hydrating mask for parched skin that works for most skin types, or Kora Organics have a hard-working AHA Facial Exfoliator that washes off to reveal fresh, bright skin. If you’re not sure what to pick up, look for a good quality body lotion that you know they probably wouldn’t splurge for on themselves, such as Aesop Resolute Hydrating Body Balm.
PHOTO CREDIT: Aesop Resolute Hydrating
FOR THE LITTLEST PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
You can’t beat a good book for the little ones. Although it can be tempting to look for toys, they probably have everything they need and are running out of space in the Toy chest. Look for interactive books with plenty of flaps and pop-outs that keep active minds engaged, such as How Cities Work or Wilderness: An Interactive Atlas of Animals. They’re both interactive and educational, which is a huge win-win in an age of iPads and Netflix.
Candles are a timeless gift, and with so many options available, it’s easy to find something special. The beauty of gifting a scented item is the olfactory association they’ll now have of you every time they light the candle - it’s the gift that keeps on giving! SOH Melbourne’s Iron Fig Tree is a beautiful, green fragrance that is perfect for summer nights.
Marble is still so hot right now and rightfully so: it’s a classic stone that no amount of Kmart replication can stain. Look for the unusual objects, such as marble handled Fromage Sets or Salad Servers from Marble Basics for the host with the most. One thing’s for sure: you know they’ll be used, and your gift will be unique.
PHOTO CREDIT: SOH Melbourne’s Iron Fig Tree Candle
Still stuck on gift ideas? Pick up a Miss Glass Home Gift Card and let them choose their own thoughtful gift.