The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year

The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Christmas brings festive fun, holidays, some seriously good food and of course – presents! If you’d rather not be stuck at your local shopping centre on Christmas eve scrambling for last minute gifts, then we have a few ideas on what you can get your loved ones, mates and colleagues – no matter what they are into.

For the person who loves receiving parcels
There’s no better feeling than the alert that pops up on your phone that says “your package has been delivered”. If you want to send your pal a parcel of goodness, then a Stellar gift box is the way to go. You can either curate your own gift set or choose from a pre-hand-picked bundle of goodies – think wellness, lifestyle, and self-care products packaged up with a cute greeting card and delivered directly to your friend’s doorstop. Order yours here.

For the friend with bare walls
Tired of looking at the blank white walls of your friend’s apartment? Then we know just the gift that will make a perfect wall adornment. Contemporary Aboriginal artist and designer Rachael Sarra has released an eye-catching moon print that will look good in any abode – and it will have you in the good books for years to come. Buy yours here.

For the astrology-obsessed oenophile 
In every friendship group, there tends to be a budding astrologer (we are looking at you sagittarius’ and scorpios) and usually they enjoy a glass (or two) of wine too. Astro Vino has melded these two passions, so you can stop looking for the ideal gift. The website slings carefully curated Australian wines that are astrologically paired to your sign. To get your wine-and-horoscope-loving friend some tasty (and cosmically aligned) combos, head here.

For that friend whose life is upside down
This year has flipped everything we know as normal on its head. Keeping with that theme is Forty Spotted Upside Down Gin, a Tasmanian gin with an upside down bottle that pays homage to its down-under roots. There are four delicious flavours to choose from – classic, citrus, Tassie bush honey, and raspberry and rose. Order yours here. To take this tipple to the next level, order some dried limes from Mary Valley Food Co. and start shaking some cocktails.

For your ever-curious pal
If you’re anything like us, you have a deep love and affection for influencer and all-round cool girl flex.mami aka Lil Ahenkan. To keep you guessing, the always inquisitive Flex has created a card game for you and your friends to pull out at get-togethers – the ReFlex #1 Conversation Card Game. The questions are made for you to dig deep, get serious and really explore what you believe, with each pack full of 49 cards covering topics on love, life, death, politics, religion, purpose and career. You can grab yours here.

For the gift that gives back
While it’s no secret that 2020 has been a tough one for literally everyone, there are some industries and regions that have been hit particularly hard. When compiling your Christmas gift list (and wish list) this year, be sure to support small and local where you can. Buy From the Bush showcases beautiful products from rural makers across the country, Visit Scenic Rim has complied a list of its online markers, and Co-Lab Pantry is your one-stop-shop to support the Melbourne hospo industry. Don’t forget our friends here in Brisbane too – buy a gift voucher for a local restaurant or shop at an independent store!

For the handsy friend
There’s always one friend or family member that has their fingers in all of the pies, seemingly acquiring new skills every day. To help them learn the art of pottery (without the pressure of a formal workshop), buy them a Crockd Christmas pottery kit. In this kit, they will receive everything they need to make enough for two vessels, so you can join in on the fun too! Score your Christmas pottery kit from Crockd here.

For the wannabe Evel Knievel
If you haven’t heard, GOMA’s summer blockbuster exhibition The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire has zoomed into Brisbane. The much-hyped showcase is accompanied by a major hardcover publication that is essential reading for any motorcycle enthusiast – it’s a compelling exploration of the design, history, and culture of the motorcycle. Speed over to the QAGOMA store to snap up yours.

For your froth-loving friend
We all have that one mate who drags us to every craft-beer brewery around town (and hey, we aren’t complaining!). If they are keen on discovering a few new drops, Beer Cartel has got an excellent gift for hop heads – a monthly craft beer subscription. The boxes, which feature a mixture of limited-release beers and favourites, are available to snag here.

For the sandy beach bum
If there’s one activity we collectively plan on doing during our Christmas break, it’s sitting by the beach and watching the waves crash in. So your beach-loving mate can sit their tush on a comfy seat rather than get sand in places they would rather it not be, Sunday Supply Co. has got them covered with this chic Dunes Beach Chair. Get off your bum and grab one here.

For the person who always forgets their wallet
Sick of shouting meals for your loved one who always forget their wallet? Get them one they wont forget – we think the Hermès Paddock Change Purse will do just fine. This brightly coloured coin purse, which is shaped like a horse, is the perfect little purse to throw in their bag.

For the green thumb
Does your friend/family member/partner’s apartment resembles more of a jungle than a plant paradise? Perhaps it’s time for you to lend a helping hand – or rather, a pot. This super-cute dinosaur planter is a suburb gift for the plant enthusiast in your life. Get yours from the MoB shop.

For the gift that gives back
While it’s no secret that 2020 has been a tough one for literally everyone, there are some industries and regions that have been hit particularly hard. When compiling your Christmas gift list (and wish list) this year, be sure to support small and local where you can. Buy From the Bush showcases beautiful products from rural makers across the country, Visit Scenic Rim has complied a list of its online markers, and Co-Lab Pantry is your one-stop-shop to support the Melbourne hospo industry. Don’t forget our friends here in Brisbane too – buy a gift voucher for a local restaurant or shop at an independent store!

For when you forget to do your Christmas shopping early
If you’re anything like us, you try to get your Christmas shopping sorted before December – and if you’re anything like us, you fail to do this every year. To help you out with those last-minute gifts, LVLY has launched its Christmas gifting range – a selection of fun and thoughtful gifts and flowers, curated with thanks and appreciation in mind and perfect for last-minute gifting. This year, there’s even everlasting dried flower arrangements, including a Christmas wreath. The best part? LVLY will be delivering gifts right up until 6:00 pm Christmas Eve. To shop the range, head here.

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