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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Turning Your Home Into Your Castle

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Turning Your Home Into Your Castle

Home is where you spend most of your time (especially these days), so gifting items that enrich the experience is a great way to go these holidays.

If, like many people, you’re not hitting the road this Chrissie, there’s never been a better time to make your home (and it’s surrounds) your castle, so it makes sense to gift the same thing to your fave people this Christmas. If you are off somewhere though, or know someone who is, here’s the gift guide for you.

Here are some picks to make staying home a calmer, richer, more interesting and pleasurable exercise.

Gifts $50 and under

#1 2021 Calendar by Rachael Sarra, $50


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Rachael Sarra is a contemporary Indigenous artist from Goreng Goreng Country. Her A4 tear-away 2021 calendar is made from 100 percent recycled Revive Laser paper. It showcases her beautiful artwork and includes note pages and goal pages, but it also encourages you to take the lead in your own learning about Indigenous culture by marking significant days.

#2 We The Wild Plant Lovers’ Essential Kit, $44.99


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For budding green thumbs, We The Wild have released the Plant Lovers’ Essential Kit, containing the three essential products you need to grow happier and healthier plants with less guesswork. The products are made from worms, are certified organic, easy to use and safe for plants. Plus, it’s boxed in a compostable and sustainable kit, making it the perfect gift.

#3 Ikea Vatenkrasse watering can, $12.99


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Speaking of budding green thumbs (and frankly, who isn’t in 2020), not only is this watering can tres cute, it’s elongated spout means you can get right into those hard-to-reach spots to ensure your plant babies get a good dousing.

#4 Mae Laine Skin + Soul natural bath tea bags, $20

Hand made in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley wine country, Mae Laine Skin + Soul’s bath products calm your skin and soothe the soul. Each natural bath tea bag is handmade to order with a signature concoction of ingredients that detox, rejuvenate, relax and restore. Choose from Love, Serene and Relax, or grab a bundle for $54.

#5 Bodha Calm Ritual Incense via Little Company, $39


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Made in Japan on the ‘incense island’, Bodha is the Cadillac of incenses and will turn your home into a sacred sanctuary. Described as “the meeting point between aromatherapy and perfume” by Vogue FR, the sticks are made from the finest organic woods and essential oils for a gentle fragrance and a smokeless burn. There are multiple scents, with Calm infusing notes of lavender, geranium and rosewood.

#6 Koko Black Christmas Range, from $9.90

Koko Black handcrafted choccie is always a good idea, but with their first-ever Christmas collection (including their delicious marbles range, chocolate gingerbread bites and even an advent calendar), it’s a fun time to pop these in stockings, add them to a KK gift or take time out at home for something special (and delicious).

#7 100% Linen Napkins, set of four, Bed Threads, $50


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After your meal, you’ll need some napkins. This set of four lovely linen napkins from Bed Threads are the kind you would love to receive but forget to purchase for yourself, and come in an array of beaut colours like rust, sage and turmeric.

#8 Casetify Selfie Lens, $37


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You may not have amazing photos from all around the world to share this year, but by golly you can still share the perfect selfie with all that loungewear you bought to stave off the existential dread in lockdown. This clip on i-Phone selfie lens helps you do just that, with a built-in selfie light plus wide angle and macro camera lens modes.

Gifts over $50

#1 Gelato Messina cocktail kits, $85-$159


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In a power move, Messina and Cocktail Porter released two cocktail-making kits: a dulce de leche espresso martini kit, and a coconut and lychee giña colada kit (with gin, hence the name). Delivering nationwide, each cocktail kit is available in two different sizes. The small, which makes six drinks ($85-$89), and the large, which makes 18 ($149-$159).

#2 Stellar gift sets, $72.95+

If you’re stumped and would rather someone else curate a beautiful gift for your friend/fam, Stellar are all about it. An online gifting destination and lifestyle store with everything from yoga mats to G&T sets, Stellar’s curated collection of gifts are not only totally lush, they’re full of things your giftee will actually use and love.

#3 Crockd DIY pottery kit, $80

Learn a new skill these holidays. With a belief that it’s more fun to try pottery together, these two-person kits from Crockd have everything you need to create two cups each (but there is also a larger kit for up to four people). They also have limited stock of cute Christmas DIY kits, but you’ll need to pre-order those here.

#4 Good Pair Days wine gift pack, $54 – $1476


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You can literally give someone a personalised wine adventure this Christmas. Good Pair Days is offering gift packs, where you can choose a one-off gift of three bottles or be a baller with a 12-month subscription. The deliveries come with matching recipes and the stories behind each winemaker. You can adjust the price per bottle to curate a pack that suits your budget.

#5 Seed & Sprout Baker’s Dozen Gift Set, $175


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If you want to nudge someone along on their sustainability journey in a way where everyone gets baked good at the end, then you’ll want to get them Seed & Sprout’s baker’s dozen gift set. It comes with their popular un-baking paper, silicone baking mats, 12 silicone muffin cups, six stretch lids and four glass containers – in a lovely gift bag. In fact, there are a range of Christmas gift sets to choose from.

#6 Marloe Marloe Stevie vase, $395

This cult vase is sure to thrill any house-proud stylista. Both functional and ornamental, this vase can be used to hold florals or stand alone as a work of art. Plus, each piece is handmade by artisans in small batches so no two are the same.

#7 Endota spa goodies, $59.95+


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Take your spa experience home. Designed in collaboration with Deborah Yadda from Marnin Studio, Endota’s bespoke gift packs make an ideal pressie while also supporting Indigenous artists. Our pick is the Hydration hero gift pack but there’s always a gift card.

#8 Cocktail Baubles, $99-$109

All will be merry and bright with these mini pre-made cocktails made to hang on the Christmas tree from Cocktail Porter. You can get the four different classic flavours in a four or five pack. The only downside is trying to resist them until Christmas comes.

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