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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Your Bestie, Boyfriend And Family

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Your Bestie, Boyfriend And Family

With Christmas just days away, we’ve already got Mariah blaring, the scent of woody pine needles is pricking the hot air and the department stores can already hear that Christmas ca-Ching just around the tinsel-laden corner.

And whilst the art of gift-giving may have been perfected by some, for many of us it involves last minute charges to the pits of hell (i.e. shopping centres the night before Christmas), profanity-loaded car park squabble and what-was-I-thinking presents.

Alas, to avoid such coal-like disasters, we have your gifts covered from here to the North Pole (well, almost). From nice girlfriends to naughty boyfriends, we have a parcel for just about everyone, with cheap and cheery to lavish and luxe options for all. The best part? They’re just a click and jingle away.

Remember, ’tis the season after all, time to be merry and most importantly, panic-free.


The I-Have-Everything-Bestie

Buckle up, bestie. You may think you have it all, but then brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Penhaligon’s and Poppy Lissiman make presents so swoon-worthy it’s worth salivating and ruining your lippy over. Enter the most sparkly and special gifts to give that gal that does indeed have everything.

bestie christmas guide
T to B: Poppy Lissiman Semi Friends Keychain, Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Eyes Bauble, Aquazzura Alix Velvet Pumps, Penhaligon’s Portraits Lady Blanche EDP, Gucci Leather Belt, The Coveteur Book, Mecca Cosmetica Legendary Lips Trio, Charlotte Tilbury 2016 Holiday Advent Calendar.


The I-Want-Everything-Sister

As a sister, it’s almost an inherent sibling right to be forthcoming with your Christmas desires. Thus, gift her with presents so sweet, even she will melt. Fragrance, makeup and pretty nik naks in saccharine hues of cotton candy and rose will flavour her Christmas day just nicely. Now, onto your cracker strategy.

sister christmas
L to R: Too Faced Let it Glow Highlight and Blush Kit, Ciate Snow Globe, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Luxury Christmas Set, Lucy Folk Pearl Diver Crotchet and Pearl Bracelet, Valentino Velvet Sandals, The Lust List Colouring Book, Ellenisia EDT, Kit Cosmetics Mini Brag Bag, Damselfly ‘Cute But Psycho’ Gift Set, Philosophy Nutcracker Amazing Grace EDT, Benefit Cosmetics World Famous Neutrals.


The I’m-Not-Fussed-Mum

Mama bear may play the “I’m not fussed” Christmas card, but we all know deep-down she loves to be spoilt (thoughtfully). Beautifully bohemian pieces with gilded accents will add that pizzazz to present-opening, or indulge your real-life heroine with lavish skincare à la La Prairie and a silky sleep mask to ensure those extra zzz’s. She’ll most definitely need it after lunch.

mum christmas guide
L to R: Palm Beach Limited Edition Christmas Candle, Evo Vast Appetite Volume Tree Hanger, Floris Night Scented Jasmine ETD, Country Road, Country Road Multi Stripe Sun Hat, The Goodnight Company Silk Sleep Mask, La Prairie Iconic Caviar Indulges SetReliqiua Egyptian Hoop Earrings, Figue ‘Iris Slide’ Mules, A-esque Constellation Shine Makeup Pocket.


The I-Cant-Remember-What-She-Wanted-And-Will-Kill-Me-Girlfriend

We know what we want, but often the hints go astray (and lost between beers and backyard cricket). A gentle reminder for him, these are some loved-up pressies that show her you care (and can remember). Mistletoe here you come.

christmas lover
L to R: Jo Malone Christmas Cracker, Sarah and Sebastian Face Ring Gold, Marco De Vincenzo Ruffled Satin Mules, Damselfly ‘You Light Up My Life’ Candle, Double Trouble ‘Lover’ Tee, Lanvin Love Resin and Gold Box Clutch, Lanvin Embellished Love Heart Brooch, Fornasetti L’Ape Scent Sphere and Crystal Set, Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Update Set in Uniform Star, Bella Freud Close To My Heart EDP, GHD Platinum Styler Gift Set.


The I-Don’t-Want-Anything-Dad

We’ve heard it all before, dad. Yes, you don’t want anything – but we still love to gift you, and get a smile (albeit wry one) come Christmas day. Surprise dad with some super cool Scotch glasses, a beard brush, mo’ comb and some good ol’ fashioned grooming products, because let’s face it, he won’t buy them himself. Ho ho ho to the big man (our dads).

christmas dad
L to R: Clarins Men’s Essentials, Redecker Moustache Brush, Penhaligon’s Portraits Lord George EDPWhiskey Stones and Glasses Gift Set, Buly 1803 Crème Shaving Cream, Buly 1803 Pommade Concrete Balm, Buly 1803 Opiate Dentaire Toothpaste, ‘Horn’ Beard Comb, Prospector & Co. All-Purpose Dirt, Byredo Suede Hand Wash, Tommy Hilfiger Billy Flag Swim Shorts.


The I’m-Easy-But-Really-Know-What-I-Want-Boyfriend

Despite their nonchalant protests and insistent ‘whatever’s’, the boys are often just as picky as the girls. Add to his stash of toys with, well, more toys – games, puzzles and paddles should do just the trick. Christmas is also the time for some subtle styling – Gucci sneakers anyone?

boyfriend christmas guide
L to R: L’Occitane Shea Butter Cracker, Ray Ban New Gatsby Sunglasses, Tom Dixon Wine Glases, Gradient Puzzle, Casamigos Tequila, Ridleys General Knowledge Game, Gucci Ace Embroidered Low Top Sneaker, Goldfield & Banks Australia Blue Cypress Fragrance, Sunny Life Beach Paddles, The Monocle City Guide New York, Ridleys Pop Music Game.


The I-Have-To-Impress-Mother-In-Law

Stereotype it may be, but mother-in-laws are notoriously hard to please and may prove a tough-crowd come Christmas day. But, get ready to win some holiday brownie points. Luxurious and opulent, these gifts appease even the fussiest of recipients. Buy their approval – just this one day.

christmas guide in laws
L to R: The Mecca Spectacular 12-Piece Cracker Collection, Diptyque Épices et Délices Holiday Candle, Estée Lauder x Victoria Beckham Eye Palette, Witchery Lauren Loafer, Diptyque Advent Calendar 2016, Eddie Borgo Boyd Vanity Velvet Shoulder Bag, Olivia von Halle Nika Reversible Silk-Satin Sleep Mask, Cloud Nine Original Iron Gift Set, The Barber From Budapest & Other Stories – A Memoir with RecipesDiptyque Le Roi Sapin Mini Candle.


The I-Don’t-See-Very-Often-Cousin

We love them, but usually only see our cousins over turkey and glazed ham. Stuff their stocking with quirky presents to put a smile on their Christmas dial; from fitspo-inspired offerings to kitsch and kooky gifts, these presents are cucumber-cool with function and purpose. Reindeer jumpers at the ready.

christmas gift guide
L to R: Cotton On Body Toasted Coconut Candle, Sunny Life Giant Playing Cards, Benefit Holiday Girls Gone Wow! Set, Witchery Lindsay Keyring, Vagabond Goods Sacred Geo Yoga Mat, Labradorite Stone, Sweat With Bec Booty Bands, Cotton On Body Botanicals Fig & Berry Hand Cream, Nimble Activewear Crop.


The I-Don’t-Want-To-Break-The-Bank-Kris-Kringle

For those name-out-of-a-hat gifts, spending should be more frugal than frivolous. But, that doesn’t mean naff presents. With almost all under $50, gift your Kris Kringle a festively fun pressie, that won’t break the bank.

christmas gift guide
L to R: Mecca Cosmetica Quick Kiss CrackerKit Cosmetics Raspberry Mint Fizz Duo, Beauty Blender + Too Faced Holiday Kit, Curious Grace Dryer, Ren Luxury Moroccan Rose Collection, Benefit Pinky Galore Kit, Evo The Reincarnator Tree Hanger, Chiara Ferragni Flirting Iphone Case, Evo Control Geek Tree Hanger, Sephora Bath Party Confetti, Revlon Falling In Love Gift Set, Slim Aarons Journal, Charlotte Tilbury Pocket Pout Kiss Me Quick.

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