The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
We know how it is. Ladies can be diff-i-cult to buy for. The truth is, however, there are actually hundreds of things she wants, she just may not know it yet (or may not have told you about it). Whether it’s your mum, your lady love, your sister or your gal pal, you’ll be sure to find a filler for her stocking in our Christmas gifts round-up.
The Style Doyenne
Even if your special lady’s wardrobe is bursting at the seams, she’s going to want a pretty new dress to wear for the festive season. Drape her in this little off-the-shoulder number from Seed, this floral beauty by Perfect Stranger from Universal Store, this summer dream from Zimmermann, or this floaty maxi by Mister Zimi. And what’s a dress without a cute pair of shoes? Match her outfit with some chic espadrilles from Country Road, these double-strap slides from Byron local St. Agni, or a strappy pair of heels from Therapy. The cherry on top? Something sparkly from Molten Store or a Wanderlust Watches watch from Violent Green.
The Animal Lover
Does she squeal with delight at the sight of a puppy or spend most evenings cuddled up with her cat? Chances are she might like a little animal-themed treat under the tree. Keep it subtle with this cute cat head trinket tray from Typo, these adorable wooden animal spoons by Anrol Designs, or a collection of dapper animal plates from west elm. Or, just tell it like it is with a crazy cat lady print by BespokeMoments. Stretch her animal love even further by adopting a species in an effort to end extinction, or buy an Unleashed: 2016 Rescue Dog Calendar, with 100 percent of proceeds going to RSPCA Queensland.
Well this one is easy. Take the girl out for a fancy dinner, der! Make a cute little IOU card for a restaurant she’s been wanting to try, redeemable whenever she pleases. If you want to put it with something tangible under the tree, wrap it up with a cute pair of sushi socks or a Crayum pancake batter bottle from QAGOMA Store, a fancy brass bottle opener, or a handsome Australian chefs Dishes calendar – it’s not just eye candy, the proceeds go to Restore One, helping to support women in Cambodia. She can cook up a feast with a Wandering Cooks Christmas hamper, eat her way through a Youngcare Youngcake or batch of special Christmas I Heart Brownies, or the ultimate gift – a personalised jar of Nutella with her name on it.
The Beauty Queen
So she’s a total babe, right? Then she deserves a little body souffle from Babescrub to help her skin glow on Christmas Day! Let her channel a little Beyoncé with an ‘I Woke Up Like This’ make-up brush organiser from Mecca Cosmetica (yass Queen!), spritz her with a special fragrance from Libertine Parfumerie, bling her nails with this green and gold-fleck manicure duo from local Lulu & Lipstick, and help her shower in style with a fancy Louvelle shower turban. Don’t forget Sephora Australia recently launched online too!
The Beach Baby
You could buy her a copy of The Beach Boys greatest hits, or you could just make sure she has the raddest beach gear around. Start with a colourful two-piece from Obus, and pair it with this gosh-darn cute matching hat. Allow her to beach recline comfortably with this foldable chair from Target, get her wrapped up in this Turkish cotton beach towel from Pony Rider, and tote it all in a beach bag from The Beach People. If all else fails we have three words: Giant. Inflatable. Watermelon.
The Girl Who Has Everything
Who ever said that gift vouchers were a cop out? They most certainly are not! Give her the gift of travel with a Flight Centre gift voucher, couch-time with a Netflix voucher, a little relaxation at One Wybelenna Day Spa, or a piece of art to call her own from Signed + Numbered. If she loves to read, grab a voucher from her favourite local bookstore, or buy her a fun magazine subscription, like the new Lunch Lady magazine. If she really does have everything, put your efforts into helping others instead – charities such as CareGifts, Oxfam, World Vision and Unicef all have plenty of ways for you to spread cheer to those in need.