Christmas Gift Guide
If you're stuck for inspiration for gifts for the special people in your life, look no further than this amazing selection!
This story was originally published in Australian Country 20.6.
Compiled byFi Collins
A Box Of: Hampers
A Box Of delivers bespoke hampers that have been thoughtfully curated with love and kindness.
All the products have been sourced from local North Queensland creatives, small businesses or from entrepreneurial women across Australia.
Priced from $65.
Akubra: Handcrafted History
There are 162 steps in the Akubra hat making process. Each hat passes through 50 pairs of hands. And there is one book that tells the story.
Akubra: Handcrafted History is part story, part myth, but 100 per cent icon. Richly illustrated with powerful historical and striking current images.
Priced at $69.95.
Betonic Bedding: Bed linen
Bedtonic bedding is made from 100 per cent pure linen, a soft and naturally thermo-regulating fabric.
Sheet sets are from $259 and duvet sets from $258.
Birdsnest: Jewellery Set
If you’re looking for something extra special, look no further than Birdsnest Jewellery.
Najo The Wanderer cuff, $179.
Najo Signature Ravishing Ringlet earrings, $99.
Najo Shine ring available in small, medium and large, $89.
Black Arrow: Candles
Sophisticated packaging and stunning hand-blown glass vessels make Black Arrow candles the centrepiece of any setting.
These eco-conscious candles are made with 100 per cent soy wax and wooden wicks, and are poured and packaged to order.
The Mermaid Dream Dart candle pictured is $29.
Akubra: Traveller Rust Hat
Akubra’s Traveller Rust hat is the ideal traveller’s hat, featuring a soft, conforming structure for those on the move.
It has a unique memory, which allows it to be manipulated back to shape if mistreated.
With a plaited bonded leather band and soft inner sweat band, the Rust is a new addition to the range, $200.
Black Milk hand and body lotion uses only plant-derived oils such as sweet almond, apricot and macadamia combined with shea nut and cocoa butter for great moisturising qualities.
This lotion is light and moisturising without leaving a greasy residue. The lotion comes boxed in a 200ml white glass bottle with pump top.
Available in 25 fragrances, $20.
Bubba Organics: Baby Gift Box
Bubba Organics May Gibbs-inspired Kakadu Plum and Marshmallow baby gift box will gently nourish your baby’s delicate skin.
The products are lightly scented with essential oils of rose geranium and enriched with nature’s highest source of vitamin C.
Priced at $79.95.
Bombardier Designs: Personalised gifts
Bombardier Designs creates personalised gifts which might include anything from monogrammed cushions, bed linen and candles to towels, travel tags and Christmas stockings.
The company also produces personalised gift boxes, making your gift that little bit more special.
Priced from $34.95.
Charles + Lees: Men’s Skin Care
Our top pick of Charles + Lee’s men’s skincare range are the multi-tasking hand & body wash ($24.95) for its refreshing citrus blend of goji berry and blood orange.
Partner this with the face moisturiser ($19.95) which is packed with natural and active ingredients such as chamomile and aloe vera to soften and smooth, and collagen and elastin to help fight signs of ageing.
Akubra: Murray Drum bag
The Akubra Murray drum bag is an ageless 55-litre travel-bag, in full-grain aniline luxury leather finished with high-quality oils and waxes.
Featuring a heavy-duty brass lockable zip, solid brass dees, and tough full-length webbing backing to the carry-straps, this bag comes in an Akubra calico drawstring bag.
Priced at $499.
Tequila Corrlejo: Chocolate Tequila
This 100 per cent natural liqueur mixes two authentic Mexican products, Carralejo premium-quality tequila and the finest Mexican chocolate, to create the perfect after-dinner drink with a rich flavour and creamy consistency.
Tequila Corrlejo have a variety of products that are sure to tickle your taste buds.
Priced at $55.
Clementine Design: Sleepwear
Clementine Sleepwear is designed for women who love comfortable, beautiful, quality sleepwear.
Sizes available from small to XX large.
This set is priced at $85.
Keep the sun at bay with a certified UPF 50 hat from Cannard Hats.
This beautiful customised palm leaf Jennene’s Delight hat will take you from a day at the races, to the beach or a serious day in the garden.
Priced at $175.
Gingerbread Folk: House kit
Gingerbread Folk’s gingerbread house kit is easy to assemble and fun to decorate.
It makes a wonderful gift, a joyous Christmas day activity and loads of family fun. It’s also available in a gluten-free version!
Priced at $39.90.
Akubra: Kempsey Belt
These quality leather Akubra Kempsey belts are proudly made in Australia to the same quality standards as Akubra’s hats.
Measuring 38mm wide, the belts range from 30 inches (77cm) to 44 inches (112cm) long.
Priced at $69.95.
Griffin & Row’s: Skincare
Griffin & Row’s naturally effective skincare range is made in Australia from a cocktail of pure plant extracts.
The products are formulated to directly address the causes of skin ageing.
Priced from $25.
Ideal Gift Hampers: Gourmet Hampers
Ideal Gift Hampers is a Sydney hamper boutique which specialises in luxury gourmet hampers.
It’s owned by the founder of Feel Better Box, Sarah Willmott, who has set out to create hampers with delicate artisan treats that can be devoured as soon as they are received.
Priced from $70.
In the Sac: Bathe Collection Robes
Designed in Australia and made from pure linen jacquard grown, woven and sewn in Europe, In the Sac’s Bathe Collection robes offer the softest hand feel and superior absorbency only linen can provide.
A luxury gift you can’t not buy!
This robe is priced at $239.95.
Jack Crick Wares: Butlers Trays
Dreaming of cool summer nights and sleepy lie-ins? Let this stunning set of three St Albans butlers trays on a stand help you achieve that slow kinda living.
Made from upcycled and certified sustainable timbers, this stunning piece makes the perfect gift for those of us dreaming of a slower paced life.
This set is priced at $249 plus shipping (online) or see website for stockists.
Jsala: Soy Candles
The Christmas range of apothecary jars comes with whimsical greetings for the festive season making them the perfect teacher or secret Santa gift.
All Jsala products are handmade in Yarrambat, Victoria.
Priced from $11 for small.
Mack & Co Designs: Earrings
Handmade in regional Queensland, these stud earrings feature once-fired bullet shells and genuine Swarovski crystals (wide range of colours available) finished with pearl backs.
Visit Mack&Co website to find a stunning gift for a stunning person!
Priced at $34.99.
MooGoo’s: Christmas Gift Pack
MooGoo’s reputation has been built on affordable, natural and gentle products for people with sensitive skin.
The Christmas gift pack includes, shea sorbet, a protein shot, skin milk, Udder Cream anti-bacterial hand moisturiser and Cow Lick lip balm.
Mount Macedon: Rose body care
Australian-made Mount Macedon Rose body care products are infused with organic rose hip oil, with top notes of delicate spice on top of luscious rose and citrus leaves.
Priced from $16.45.
Onkaparinga: Wool Quilt
This luxurious wool quilt is made using premium quality Australian wool filling, providing the ultimate in warmth and comfort for year-round use.
Made in Australia with Australian machine-washable wool. Available in queen and king sizes.
Priced from $459.95.
Santo Alessi: Tableware
Santo Alessi oven, microwave, and dishwasher-safe ceramic porcelain tableware is designed and created in Australia.
The company is a proud supplier to MasterChef Australia and Family Food Fight.
A Christmas must-have!
St Albans: Cotton throw
St Albans is an Australian company with a proud tradition of producing throws, rugs and blankets in fibres ranging from mohair, alpaca and Merino wool to cashmere and cotton.
Priced from $149 for a cotton throw.
Swingz N Thingz: Canvas Swing
Give a gift of good old-fashioned fun with these sturdy Australian –made weatherproof canvas swings by Swingz n Thingz.
Suits six months old to eight years, the swings come in a great range of colours and can be personalised with your own message etched into the wood.
This swing is priced at $149 including delivery.
Thunderpants: Candy Cane Undies
With Thunderpants Candy Cane undies you can fill the whole family’s stockings with New Zealand-made organic, fair-trade cotton cheeky inspiration.
The undies are available in kids’, women’s original, hipster and boxer styles, men’s brief and boxer.
Priced from NZ$20.
William & Emerson: Soy wax candle
The folks at William & Emerson know you’ll want Christmas all year round after smelling their Pine & Pohutukawa candle.
A true pine tree scent, with notes of balsam, a hint of Pohutukawa and the lightest touch of spices.
Made from 100 per cent soy wax with 35-plus hours burn time, NZ$47, including shipping.