The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
The sleigh bells are ringing, the Secret Santa ballots have been drawn and the hints have been dropped – it’s Christmas time, baby! If you’re struggling to tick some ladies off your nice list, allow us to help you out. No matter what kind of gal you’re buying for, our curated gift guide has something to suit – from foodies to fitness freaks and everyone in between.
The style queen
For the lady in your life who always looks ten out of ten, we’ve picked some cute outfit inspo that she will love. A colourful Christmas day outfit is a great option – might we suggest this Ivy Niu x Rachel Burke blossom cutie, this dreamy Scanlan Theodore strapless number, Phoebe Paradise’s breezy and badass mangrove swing dress, an adorable golden cockatoo dress from Alice Nightingale, a classic bold Gorman print or perhaps this amazing Australiana printed shift from Client Liaison. For the ultimate indulgence you can’t go wrong with cute lingerie from Love Stories or dreamy personalised PJs from Jasmine and Will. Something timeless like this pearl necklace from Molten Store is a sure bet, while more out-there girls will lose their marbles over the latest Karen Walker x Disney collection. If she’s a water babe (and you don’t know her measurements), the genius one-size swimsuits from Youswim are a sure bet. Really stuck? Keep it classic with a Comme des Garçons logo tee.
The beauty babe
There’s one in every friendship circle – if she’s a total beauty buff, we’ve picked some things that are sure to get her tick of approval. Cult fave Drunk Elephant has released a fun (and useful) kit called Inspector Drunk, boasting all of the pieces for a flawless nighttime skincare routine. You really can’t go wrong with Go-To Skincare, and luckily these legends have just released a range of gift packs for every budget. If she could use some pampering, pick her up a voucher to the lush new Kailo Day Spa at The Calile. For someone who’s been extra nice this year, splash out and get the Dyson Airwrap hair styler – this bad boy will have any mane looking super fly. Want to keep the goodness rolling in regularly? Gift her a subscription to Beautifully Well Box, the company that delivers a curated selection of health and wellness treats every month.
The fitness fanatic
Got a mate who likes to work up a sweat? These presents will have her skipping with joy. The Garmin Vivosmart 4 fitness tracker is pretty much the Holy Grail for gym junkies, making it easy to keep track of vital health and workout stats. This reversible yoga mat from Lululemon is a must-have for babes who tend to schvitz during a vigorous session, while these BOSE sweatproof ear buds are a total lifesaver for anyone who likes to go hard at the gym. If she’s a runner (and you’re across her shoe size) nab her a pair of the new Nike Air Zoom Pegasus – this is fashion meeting function at its finest. Warming down is just as important as sweating it out, so this Trigger Point grid foam roller can help with post-workout tightness. Looking for cute yet functional activewear she’ll love? Be sure to hit up Gymshark’s curated collection.
For the gal who has it all
Whether they’re secretive or picky, some ladies are just notoriously hard to buy for – this section can help you choose wisely. This Kiipix portable photo printer lets you make tangible memories on the go – great for girls who want to bring the ‘gram to life. Candles are a great treat that a lot of people wouldn’t splash out on themselves – gift some goodness from Diptyque or Nocturna. Books are always a good option, and some excellent titles have come out recently – pick up Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak or Simple by Ottolenghi. You could also keep it super local and find a unique piece from a Brisbane creator – head to the MoB Shop or one of the many Christmas markets popping up around town. Really stuck? Have a scroll through Work-Shop and book her in for a class that she’ll love. Want to gift her with an unforgettable experience? Something like tickets to a show (The Illusionists is killer) or a season pass to La Boite Theatre is a thoughtful and personal present she will be thrilled with.
BONUS ROUND: Stocking fillers under $30
From Secret Santa to stocking stuffers, these rad little presents won’t break the bank. Solve her dilemma of always forgetting a green bag at the shops with this Baggu reusable bag, or keep the green theme going with a mini planter from Kikki-K. The Too-Faced Christmas crackers from Mecca are a total steal, while a pair of heart sunglasses from Cotton On makes a cute addition to any wardrobe. An underwater camera from Sunnylife is the perfect summer companion, and Lush’s sleepy gift set is a great value all-rounder.