The silly season is right around the corner. You know what that means? Yes, endless eating and drinking. But also presents! If you are like us, you’ve probably got a heap of people to buy for. Mums, sisters, brothers, dads, boyfriends, girlfriends, the list goes on. What do you get them? Here we take a look at some of our top picks for her and for him, covering all your bases.
Gifts for Her
So you are buying for your mum, your sister or your girlfriend. What do you get? Clothes, jewellery, booze? Fear not! Here are a few ideas that are sure to go down a treat!
One always needs pyjamas and nothing is more luxurious than silk. Why not buy the perfect set for your loved one! We’ve found a pair at KissKill Lingerie. Not cheap at $329.95 but definitely an investment!
One can’t go wrong with candles. They are always a crowd pleaser and work well on a budget. We love them. We love Damselfy’s super cute quote candles. They smell just peachy and last up to 60 hours. They have even released a Christmas collection.
What girl doesn’t love a bit of jewellery? I know I do! But what to get that is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser? You can’t go past Christie Nicolaides. The designer has been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and countless other magazines. Everything she does is gorgeous. So snap up a pair for your loved one. What’s even better, you can rent them out on The Volte later!
Everyone needs a diary and we think they make thoughtful Christmas gifts. We’ve found some amazing goal setting ones by Migoals. Cute and inspiring. What more could you want?
All girls love makeup. Always a great gift. But what about if you could give the gift of learning how to apply makeup? Mecca offers tutorials which are redeemable for products purchased on the day. Book yourself in here.
You really can’t go wrong with booze. Everybody loves it and it comes in handy come Christmas get togethers. We love gin (let’s face it, most women do) so why not buy a bottle? There are so many great Australian distilleries around so buy local. Our pick? We are still loving pink gin so we recommend some of the Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 Degrees Sunset Gin.
We love an experience as a gift and what’s better than a high tea? There are beautiful offerings available at hotels all around the country and we think it is something the woman in your life will love, especially your mum!
Gifts for Him
What do you get for the guy in your life that has everything? Socks and jocks? A classic that you can’t really go wrong with but we think there are better options. Take a look at some of our top picks.
I don’t know many guys that don’t love whiskey. A mature and sophisticated drink. We think every guy would love a bottle. How about a fine bottle of award winning Australian whiskey? Our top pick? Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Port Cask.
Let’s face it, who isn’t a tech head these days? Wireless headphones are the way to go. Pair it with your smartphone and you are set. We love this Bose set that is sweat and weather resistant.
We love a man in the kitchen. Why not give him the gift to improve his culinary repertoire? We all benefit! You can’t go wrong with classic Jamie Oliver, but we think manly man Anthony Bourdain is a winner!
Float Gift Voucher
Float pods are all the rage. They are meant to be good relaxation and help with recovery & sleep, pain relief and creativity. We think everyone would love these but especially the stressed out guys in our lives. So give them a voucher for a session!
You can’t go wrong with socks. They have been a tried and tested staple for years. And for good reason! There are so many cool sock designs out there, but why not go down the custom route? You can get your pet’s face picture or even your own! We think this is a great novelty present that any guy will love!
Lastly, jocks. You really can’t go wrong with jocks. However, avoid the same old boring white ones and go for something cool and printed. Stonemen is an awesome Australian brand based in Byron Bay making the coolest boxers and briefs. Their prints are so much fun and guaranteed to make you smile. We love this print and think the man in your life will too!
Craft Beer Advent Calender
What man doesn’t love beer? And who doesn’t love craft beer? We think this gift is perfect for the man in your life who has everything. Of course you’ll have to give this gift early but we think it is a gift that keeps on giving.
We think we’ve covered the bases for all the men and women in your life. But what about gifts that actually help others?
Buy a Goat
How would you like to help out an impoverished family by providing a goat that gives manure, milk and kids (baby goats!) to sell at market. We think this is a great gift for everyone and actually helps out those in need. You can buy other animals too. Or buy a few! Do your bit for charity at Oxfam.
Plant A Tree
We all know how important trees are to our ecosystem. Australia has lost nearly 40% of its bushland and forests, and what is left is highly fragmented. Landscape restoration and broad scale native tree planting is essential to prevent Australia losing large portions of its biologically and evolutionarily unique fauna and flora. Plant a tree and help support natural ecosystems and wildlife here.
Send a Girl to School
Why not help a young girl to empower her to learn through education? This can result in a good job, higher income, healthier children and improved wellbeing for her family and community. We think this is a very worthy cause. Donate here.
Help eradicate infectious and life threatening diseases by paying for childhood immunisation. This reduces preventable illness and enables children to live longer, healthier lives. We think this is a worthy cause. Donate here.
Clean Drinking Water
Give the gift of 10,000 litres of clean water a day to help protect children from disease, keeping them healthy and enabling them to attend school rather than walking miles in search of water. This benefits many and helps to protect children and families from waterborne diseases like diarrhoea and cholera. Donate here.
Buy gifts for disadvantaged children
The Smith Family does a wonderful job of supporting those in poverty. Last year, they helped more than 174,823 Australian children and their families. Why not buy a toy pack or book pack to help out disadvantaged kids? They have a range of options for all budgets. Have a look here.