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Our Quintessential 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

A collage of various homewares, hiking and stationery gifts

If you’re super organised, you might already have your Christmas shopping sorted. But, for the chaotic Christmas buyers among us (ahem, me), we’ve put together the perfect guide for all the Christmas presents you’ll need. Check out our guide below for some holiday present inspiration. We won’t tell anyone if you choose a gift or two for yourself ;)

For the Foodie

If there’s one thing I love about Christmas, it’s the food! These gourmet gifts are perfect for foodies and liquor connoisseurs alike, or even the casual wine-and-diner - after all, we all need to eat, right?!

For a unique, edible gift, you can’t go past these delectable cheese gift packs. Hand selected by local cheese artisans, the mix of cheeses is simply divine, plus you’re supporting a small, family business who love what they do. They deliver Australia wide right to your doorstep - win!

If your special someone prefers liquids, a nice bottle of wine or gin could be the way to go, or you could opt for a super-chic growler to keep their beverages cold and sparkling.

Cut out images on a white background: a cheese platter, a bottle of gin, a rose gold ukeg

Cheese Therapy Christmas Packs; starting at $80 AUD | Two Birds Watermelon Gin; $62 AUD | Growlerwerks Ukeg; $159-$251 AUD


For the Intellectual

Did anyone else binge-watch The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix recently? I know it can’t have just been me! Playing chess has long been considered a sophisticated way to spend the evening, and now you can take your board with you in a stylish way. Say goodbye to cheap travel kits and get your loved one a roll up chess kit they’ll adore.

For those who prefer goal-setting to games, these chic customised pencils are both practical and super cute. I also love the leather compendiums available at the moment - perfect for work, university, and P&C meetings!

Pitkin Stearns Leather Roll-Up Chess & Checkers; $64.45 AUD | Feminist Pencil Set; $19.50 AUD | Kikki.K Leather Compendium; $119 AUD


For the Adventurer

With the way this year’s gone, even the most adamant homebodies are itching to get out and about this summer. There’s so many options for practical gifts that your adventurers are sure to use time and again.

If day trips and park outings are your loved one’s style, this super chic picnic backpack is sure to fit the bill. Unlike usual picnic sets, this stylish kit comes with top-notch inclusions such as stainless steel cutlery and unibody plastic wine glasses. Plus, it all packs away into an easy to carry (and stylish) backpack.

For those who like to go a bit off the beaten track, a National Parks pass or foldaway camping hammock might be more their style.

Cut out images of gifts: a brown backpack with a brown and cream picnic rug attached to the side, a set of cards depicting national park passes, a grey and blush pink hammock

Sunflora Picnic Backpack; $149.99 AUD | NSW National Parks Annual Pass; $22-$190 AUD | Wise Owl Camping Hammock; $45-100 AUD


For the Homemaker

If you know a designer or enthusiastic home decorator, this next lot of gifts is for them. For me, stylish linen napkins or cushion covers are never under appreciated, and make a great addition to any home. Remember if you’re opting for a homely gift to ensure your choice matches your loved one’s tastes - no one wants a neon yellow cushion in a minimalistic navy and cream house! Neutrals are usually your best bet, unless you have a good understanding of their personal style.

If you’re wary of choosing something for someone else’s home, a design book could be a great choice, or a flower subscription is perfect for the girl who has everything.

Cut out images of gifts: A set of white linen napkins with tassel edges, a cover of a home decorating book, a set of flowers wrapped in brown paper, a set of cream cushions with gold and grey accents

Maeree Organic Linen Napkins; $60 AUD | Elements of Family Style by Erin Gates; $37 AUD | Fresh Flower Subscription; starting at $35 AUD | Airy Brocade Cushion Cover; $55 AUD