Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most stressful wonderful time of the year!

Christmas is fast approaching, so to take away some of the panic, here’s a handy list of gift ideas for him, for her, and for everyone in-between.

Get shopping!

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Lovin’ Summer beach tent

With the Australian summer in mind, this beach tent is a cracker. Designed for the beach but equally at home anywhere in the great outdoors, Lovin’ Summer beach tents come in a stylish range of contemporary coastal designs that capture the essence of some of the world’s best-loved beaches.

Lightweight, portable and made from 100% cotton canvas fabric delivering 99% UV protection, set-up is guaranteed “goof proof” with no fiddly knots or complicated instructions to remember.

They’re only $165, too.

Mr Black coffee

Mr Black cold drip coffee liquor

Catering to a nation obsessed with coffee while also recognising that Aussies have never been one to shy away from a tipple, this delectable cold drip coffee licquor by Mr Black is as delicious, caffeinated and alcoholic as it looks.

They partnered with Australian artist Dale Bigeni to create a stylish bottle to house its stylish contents. Best served on the rocks or shaken into an espresso martini and coming in at $59.96 you know it’s good.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

Victorinox ‘Lollipop’ Swiss Army Knife

Designed from the legendary “little red knife”, the limited edition “Lollipop” Swiss Army Knife boasts the imagery of all things sweet – candy canes, lollipops, and cake.

Practical and user friendly, the Victorinox Lollipop 58mm Swiss Army Pocket Knife features seven handy tools, arming you with the necessities to remedy any tricky task at hand.

Comes in at $35.95.

Michael Hill watch

Men’s half carat TW Diamond Watch

Sleek and sophisticated, this black PVD plated stainless steel watch has a unique face combining 60 minute chronograph and day and date indicators. Framed by 1/2 carat total weight of diamonds, set in eight subtle channels, this up to 100m (300ft) water resistant watch encapsulates both masculinity and stunning style. At $999, it’s an investment worthy of the stylish gent. See more online.

Bath robes

Kip & Co Bathrobes

Perfect for the life-liver who refuses to rejoin the practical side of life and err on the side of hotel luxury without the service attendants, this gift idea is perfect. In a few colours and for only $129, it’s an idea-less buyer’s go-to.

Martone

Martone Cycling Co. MC2

One of the most awesome bicycles out on the market, the Martone MC2 bike in gold everything is a limited edition piece out for the summer of 2014.

With only 25 available, this, the first limited edition bike for Australia, which is entirely gold, also boasts cutting-edge cycling technology – powered by SRAM’s innovative duo-matic gear system, meaning it automatically adjusts and changes gears based on the speed of the rider.

At $1699 (MENS) & $1799 (WOMENS), it’s an investment piece, but totally worth it.

Bambala Tea Co

Bambala Tea Co.’s Happy Soul

Bambala Tea Co. advocates a lifestyle that doesn’t involve labeling, restriction or comparison. They’re about a realistic view on body image and health, not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Together with registered Naturopath and Herbalist Roberta Nelson, Bambala Tea Co. have created Happy Soul Blend, a hand-blended combination of seven premium herbs and tea leaves that work together to purify, strengthen and nourish the mind and body, by aiding digestion and circulation, promoting a healthy liver function and relieving stress. This results in more vibrant skin, mental clarity,
weight management and contributes to overall wellness.

Doesn’t sound bad to me! For only $35 per 120 grams, it makes a perfect gift option for the health-conscious Christmasser.

Tefal

Tefal Optigrill

The Tefal OptiGrill is a healthy cooking grill for the house, which uses intelligence cooking to give you restaurant quality results without the guesswork. It changes colour and beeps to let you know when your meat is rare, medium or well-done. The OptiGrill also measures the thickness of the meat, adapting the temperature and cooking time accordingly. Suitable for cooking urgers, poultry, sandwiches, pork and seafood. The Tefal OptiGrill is available from leading department stores and electrical specialists nationwide.

I want one.

RRP: $199.95 at tefal.com.au

Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack Christmas Bottle Engraving

As a special treat to its loyal band of followers, the more premium of the Jack Daniels range Gentleman Jack is offering personalised engraving on each bottle purchased; a little surprise for a friend or someone special this Christmas.

Available through their Facebook page, it’s a nice little sweetener on a bottle with already such repute.

MOCHA SALT GIFT PACK

Mocha Salt Swim Shorts

Unlike ordinary beach shorts, Mocha Salt has a slimmer, tailored fit without restricting movement. The shorts feature integrated lining only on the fly to avoid chafing, double-stitched seams for durability, a fused waistband and back darts for comfort and fit, and airflow pockets with mesh inserts to avoid pockets from ballooning up.

Sharp look in the warmer months is now only too easy. RRP $180-$200.

XS4M_SKOLDAY_32-LIME_1Ted Baker Skolday Leather Bag

With a spring in his step like no other and a style his own, the ted Baker brand is a perfect gift idea for the man who dares to be different. This fine piece of leatherware is one of their best selling men’s satchel bags, perfect for all seasons and big enough for anything while remaining small enough to be tasteful.

At $439 from all Ted Baker stores nationally, it’s an investment.

UE Boom Blue

UE Boom wireless speakers

One of the greatest inventions since I don’t even know what, these – what feel like – shock proof, water proof and excellent sound-producing pieces of technology are perfect for the weekend lounger or the weekend party-goer.

With a wireless range of debatably a fair distance, the UE Boom‘s colour schemes to keep the most intense of party kid alive and a sound quality envied by Bose, you know it’s good.

RRP $149.

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MOZI Ceramic Pear Storage Canister

With a little bit of Australiana-meets-interior design, the ladies behind MOZI keep hitting the nail on the head with their trinkets and knick-knacks.

Perfect for the home or office, this ceramic pear storage canister (comes complete with other matching accessories) is a nice little touch for the person who’s too hard to buy for. And, for only $44.95 from MOZI, it’s an easy option.

Thomas Sabo

Thomas Sabo Watch

Reef leopard print thong

REEF Thongs

Move over Havaiana, Reef is in town.

REEF’s thirty year heritage traces back to two brothers from Argentina who were fuelled by a passion for surfing to create a high quality, comfortable, active lifestyle sandal, perfect for the Australian summer.

The toxin-free, rubber sponge body with signature tulip repeat pattern and textured footbed and outsole gives the sandal traction for comfort and stability wherever they’re worn.

With an RRP of $19.99, you know it’s good.Michael Hill

Michael Hill Diamond Infinitas Pendant

The Michael Hill pendant available in all stores is perfect for women of all kinds. Exclusive to the Infinity collection at Michael Hill, it’s a round diamond cut set in a prong setting, surrounded by sterling silver. You could do worse.

For $199, it’s a no-brainer.

SOS Mobile Watch

SOS Mobile Watch

Developed and released by Australian healthcare technology company mCareWatch earlier this year, the SOS Mobile Watch is an all-in-one standalone smartwatch, mobile phone, location finder and personal emergency alarm. It’s also the only waterproof device of its kind in the world, meaning it can be worn in the shower. Designed to assist the elderly, disabled or people with special needs, it helps families and carers stay connected and close to help if needed.

Only $49!

Montblanc

Montblanc Meisterstruck Soft Grain Leather Travel Wallet

The Meisterstu?ck Soft Grain Leather Collection made in a naturally soft-touch leather conveys a smart, casual yet sophisticated aesthetic.

available in black and nude for ladies the full range consists of a single gusset briefcase, document case, messenger bag, north-south bag and slim tote, along with smaller pieces like wallets, passport and busi- ness card holders, coin cases and key fobs.

This will set you back $670.

FitBit

FitBit

This tried and tested FitBit sports accessory is still a thing. These slim, stylish devices are with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal.

I want one. At $129.95, it’s a goodie.

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2

Bowers & Wilkins announce the luxurious P5 Series 2 headphones. Using only the finest of materials including leather ear cup covers and headband, and solid metal end plates and headband frame, the headphones imbue understated style. The P5 Series 2 are a perfect blend of sound technology and design, resulting in a headphone that delivers unheard of levels of detail and dynamics for the sophisticated listener. RRP $449.95.

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