Christmas Gift Ideas: The Australian Online Boutique Edit
Want to get your Christmas shopping done early this year? Take inspiration from our online shopping edit of unique Christmas gifts ideas that are guaranteed to impress this festive season.
Keen to shop outside the box this Christmas? Forget bath bombs, kooky sweaters and socks (...unless they’re particularly good ones, that is). This year, your Christmas gift/shopping list is going to be an altogether unique type of affair.
We know all too well how difficult/stressful it can be conjuring up the perfect present. Gift ideas don't come easy to some! So to help, we’ve searched far and wide to bring you the ultimate edit of festive shopping sites, promising endless inspiration. From DIY veggie patches to 'gram-worthy inflatable pools, these gorgeous online boutiques have this year’s Christmas list well and truly covered. Or at the very least, have your own wish list sorted. Happy hunting.
For the ultimate in relaxation, indulge someone you love with a sumptuous candle scent this Christmas. Their festive fragrance collection runs the gamut from sweet sugar plum to spiced blood orange and pine, and they even come cased in adorable Christmas packaging, for extra gift appeal. But if you want to go classic, Forever Florence, infused with Wild Peonies & Lily, is one of our favourites.
With infused masks, rich in potent ingredients that both feel amazing and provide instant glow, Aceology is our top beauty pick for 2021. Making masks that are both accessible and decadent, these products will give your bestie’s skin a new lease on life. For the skincare maven that has it all, their butt-masks are a truly unique gift, smoothing, tightening, and providing bounce.
Blending feminine and masculine styling, F+H's tough-luxe aesthetic and original designs have won fans in Margot Robbie, Lara Worthington and Sophie Turner, while their online shop gives everyone access to their bold chains, dramatic gem settings and oversized pearls. Once you start browsing, we guarantee you'll love every piece, but if you're looking for inspo, the Volt Choker and Promises Earrings are firmly on our wish list.
Wave goodbye to 2021 on a positive note and move into 2022 feeling refreshed and renewed with a little gift from Cleanse & Co. Harnessing the powers of crystals, minerals and essential oils, Cleanse & Co’s Self Love Bundle provides the tools to help you on your own path to self-love and acceptance. For a gorgeous Kris Kringle gift, check out the intention crystal candles.
Know a green thumb who’s worthy of a gift? Urban Greens’ colourful site offers everything from cheerful seed kits to chic gardening tools and potted herb kits to grow your own greens – anytime, anywhere. Perfect for a loved one who isn’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty. And yours too, more than likely.
Nothing says summer in Australia like a giant blow-up pool. Perfect for big and little kids alike, these stylish inflatables make a serious splash and come in a bunch of chic colours and patterns. Pretty enough to chill on the front lawn, each pool comes with a free repair kit and matching envelope for easy storage.
Foodies by name and by nature, this epic Discovery Gift Box is packed to the brim with an impressive curation of gourmet goodies, holiday treats and seasonal summer must-haves. Stock your favourite foodie's pantry with 7-10 full sized products plus a bonus minizine featuring recipes using each product.
Adelaide label Significant Other is designing clothes that’ll take you from ‘the beach to the bar’, using natural fibres and relaxed, flattering silhouettes that are as on point for lounging in the sun as they are for a classy evening soirée. Surprise a fashionista with one of their sleek satin numbers, for a look that’s sure to stand out.
For the plant-lover in your life, a gift from Nikau will make their Christmas. This botanical and clay emporium, bursting with colour and boho style, has an array of plants, ceramics, and homewares ready to be wrapped and gifted. They have their own range of decorative objects as well as stocking brands such as los Objetos Decorativos, Earth + Element and Melbourne label Oh Hey Grace.
Putting a personal touch to gift delivery, Thankly are ‘reinventing gratitude’. Their online store allows you to send beautiful handwritten cards in three writing styles, adding that extra special touch to your average thank you note. Needing a gift? Thankly have also got you covered with great gifts from brands like L’Occintane, Melbourne Martini, and Soak Society.
Personalise your Christmas giving this year with a monogrammed leather gift from The Daily Edited. From handbags and wallets to phone cases and travel accessories, treat your nearest and dearest to a gift that is uniquely them. To help you decide on a present, The Daily Edited team has made it super easy with their ultimate Christmas Gift Guide. With gifts for every price bracket, you can go all out without breaking your budget. You can’t go wrong with a monogrammed beauty or vanity case ̶ functional and stylish.
A no-brainer gift for beach babes, Peony's beautifully designed collection of swimmers are equal parts stylish, comfortable and flattering. Peony is known for its romantic, floral prints in subtle, muted tones, and you can't go past their chic frills and ruching. To take you from the pool to the table, they also have a range of dresses, tops and skirts in matching print.
We’ve come a long way from Officeworks, honey. This online stationery mecca is a joy to browse, with sleek, beautiful notebooks, planners, pens and accessories sourced from around the world. Whether they’re jazzing up their uni bag, work desk or home office, they’ll love a sleek gift from brands like Moleskine, LAMY, Delfonics and Rhodia that make writing and drawing a delight.
This isn’t just any old chocolate. Oh no, Pana Organic is a true extravagance. And in their tempting online store, you’ll discover all the exotic flavours that sell out in real life. From strawberry and pistachio to floral-infused rose, these vegan, gluten and refined sugar-free treats are the ultimate in delicious gifting. And if you really want to go the extra mile, their delicious recipe book reveals the secrets behind some of their cherished creations. the perfect gift for flourishing foodies.
Stocking everything from stunning textiles like antique Moroccan rugs to homewares and furniture (hello, rattan!), as well as a range of artwork from a Sitchu fave, Bonnie Gray, there is something for everyone. Plus, most of their beautifully sourced treasures are handcrafted by local and international artisans. Not sure what to get? They have a category on their site called Trinkets- a curated selection of beautiful things that would be welcome in any home.
From grape to glass, Wine Journey’s enchanting wine experiences are guaranteed to inspire your inner wanderlust. Your favourite vino will be sipping their way around Europe and Australia, discovering signature varieties complete with maker notes and insights straight from the source. Sample six bottles of your chosen destination’s finest and get ready to set off on an international wine adventure, no passport required!
The online alias of Melbourne’s most cherished bookstore, Avenue is a treasure trove of glossy art and design bibles. From fashion to typography and travel, these are the kind of tomes that deserve to be displayed. Then, there are the cook books. Whether your intended gift receiver is more of an Ottolenghi or Oliver type – you’ll find all they could ever want. And more.
Bamboo silk is all the rage right now. Impress a luxury seeking family member, friend or lover with a thoughtful present from Ettitude – makers of the softest, most sumptuous bedding and sleepwear around. Breathable, antimicrobial, thermo-regulating and water saving too – this wonder fabric will win you all kinds of brownie points. Just don’t forget to grab something for yourself while you’re at it.
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