Finish off your holiday gift shopping in one go this year. We’ve curated a comprehensive edit of our favourite gifts for your nearest and dearest.
pictured: kaffir lime and sandalwood jar candle, rainforest brew tea, safari earrings, leather tassel keyring, coffee body scrub, large clutch, cotton blend scarf
Above are some of our favourite picks for her this year. We know, we know. All the gift guides say to give your wife/female partner/girlfriend/etc. jewellery. There’s a reason it is a cliche – because it works. Let’s think about this carefully though. Jewellery works for a lot of women – even women who don’t wear a lot of it – if it is done well. If you are going to buy the woman in your life some bling for the holidays make sure it is special. Choose a piece that is unique, handmade, and thoughtfully chosen for her. If she’s more of a classic gal these silver geometric studs will go down well. They are high-quality and the perfect blend of trendy and timeless. If your gal is more eclectic, we love these knot necklaces. They are bold, yet tasteful and unique, yet chic.
For the Kids
Though veering off the prescribed “Christmas list” given to you by your children can be scary, the rewards can be high. We love the sushi socks for kids of all ages. They are playful and expertly designed. They might even elicit that “best-present-ever” face that’s a mix of surprise and joy.
Mums usually deserve the most and ask for the least at holiday time. Get her a gift that is truly special, like a tough and stylish bag. If your mum prefers classic lines and a bit of shimmer, a gold foil clutch is a perfect fit. It is handmade from durable leather and holds everything she needs for a night out. If your mum needs more of a carry-all tote, an upcycled bag from Mona B will fit the bill. These bags are kind to the environment and make for a great beach tote.
pictured: brad backpack, memo bottle, shoe sachets, beard & mustache balm, espresso mancandle, silver and tan watch, blokes soap
Men can be notoriously hard to shop for. You buy them clothes and they never wear them. You buy them tickets to the game and they go with someone else. When in doubt, opt for a gift that is useful. It is less likely to sit around collecting dust in that case. If you are always reminding the man in your life to drink more water, the Memo Bottle is a good choice. The bottle is durable, environmentally friendly, and he can’t claim it doesn’t fit in his bag anymore.
If your dad is anything like most – he’s probably had the same watch for 20 years. And he’s probably too stubborn to buy a new one since “his old one works just fine.” Give him a limited-edition watch, and even if he only wears it for special occasions count it as a win. We love to give these watches as gifts because they are only one of 100 and the style never fades.
For your Favourite
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For the person you love the most, and need to give the best gift to: our pick is the beautifully made boards from Hasa. These boards make a centerpiece of anything they support. They’re one of a kind and they are made with love. Gifting a Hasa board will score you some serious brownie points.
If you need a little more guidance, here’s a how-to on buying the perfect gift for some of the more difficult people on your list. Browse all gifts for more inspiration. And make sure to sign up to win a free watch from Why Watches as our gift to you.