The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and by that we mean it’s the time when you start Christmas shopping and realise that there are a bunch of people you need to buy for that you actually don’t know as well as you thought. What do? If a special lady in your life has been playing coy about what she hopes to find under the tree this year, fear not – we’ve rounded up a rad selection of gifts for every type of gal.
The style maven
For the girl who never puts a sartorial foot wrong, we’ve rounded up a few choice gift options that she will love. Fashion with a conscience is always a winner, so pick her up a TOMS tote – for every bag purchased, TOMS will help provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need. Sunglasses are another great gift, and we’ve fallen in love with these Le Specs x Adam Selman cuties that you can nab from Violent Green. Statement prints are a great look for summer, so hop into Phoebe Paradise and pick up something bold. SIR the Label is feminine summer dream, so grab your girl something breezy and adorable like this ruffle mini dress. Nice Martin is making some killer threads at the moment – we suggest the Celine jumpsuit for a dose of instant cool-girl cred. You can’t go wrong with good accessories, and Petite Grand make some of the prettiest jewels going around – check out the collection online. If she’s not afraid to stand out from the crowd, these Lego-inspired bags from Agabag will certainly make a statement.
We all know the way to her heart is through her stomach, so if you’ve got a lady in your life who loves to eat we know just what to get her. For the hostess with the mostess, a Sunnylife cocktail party kit is a summer staple – she can whip up the coolest drinks in town with this tropical-themed extravaganza. If she fancies a tipple or two, The Wine Gallery’s wine subscription service is a solid option – there are a bunch of personalised packages available. Serious Brisbane-based gourmands are all over the Jocelyn’s Provisions train, so you can’t go wrong with one of the super-stacked Christmas hampers. Southsiders please note that the store just opened a pop-up in Camp Hill, so you can swing by for all of your festive trimmings. Myer’s Christmas Giftorium is a great place to pick up some delicious edible and personalised presents that won’t cost a bomb. Why not treat her to a packet of Tim Tams or a jar of Nutella that literally has her name on it? Perfection.
The beauty babe
Ladies who love to pamper are so fun to buy for! We’ve picked a few things that are bound to get her giddy. Go-To skincare is an absolute godsend, and to keep that lifesaving vibe going the company has a range of rad gift sets to choose from. Coffee scrubs are a delightfully fragrant gift, and the Brisbane-based Fernando Coffee Scrubs has just launched a range that will knock her socks off. Make like a celeb and hook her up with the Insta-famous Hi Smile kit – it will have her pearly whites looking brighter than ever. Mecca Maxima always delivers the goods, and this year’s Christmas crackers are no exception – the likes of Too Faced, Mecca MAX, Lancome and more have all come on board with the goods. For an unbeatable experience, pick up a gift voucher for Brooklyn Beauty Bar – your special gal can get pampered from head to toe while sippin’ on some of the finest gins around.
The outdoorsy type
Got a sweaty Betty on your hands? Active ladies tend to know their stuff, which can make gifting hard, but these presents are sure to come in handy and put a smile on her dial. If she spends a lot of time in the water, the Cancer Council’s ugly Xmas rashie is an ideal option – the designs are kitschy-cute and the money raised from sales goes towards fighting cancer. Beach babes will love this Tulum wicker basket from Posse – it’s a great size and looks damn good to boot. Activewear is something she’s guaranteed to use, so grab a voucher for D+K and let her go nuts (or pick out some cool stuff if you know what she likes). Runners will go bananas over these baller Nike Air VaporMax shoes with metallic panels – the running shoe holy grail of both practical and visually appealing. The TomTom Touch is a nice alternative to the mega-popular Fitbit, tracking vital fitness signs around the clock.
The girl who has everything
There’s one every year – the woman who seems to have everything she could possibly want. Not to worry, because we have tracked down some cool stuff that will please these ladies. The HP Sprocket pocket photo printer is a dreamy little device that allows you to print photos from your phone on the go, akin to Polaroids but way more affordable. How about gifting your lady with a cool experience? Something like an Only T workshop is a bit left of centre, or go for a voucher from QPAC, La Boite Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse or Queensland Theatre for a heady dose of culture. If you’re totally stuck, Insta-famous Rupi Kaur’s new book The Sun and Her Flowers has been flying off the shelves and is packed with beautiful poetry.