The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide
Unless you're one of the uber-organised among us, right about now you'll be starting to panic about what on earth you're going to give the ones you love this Christmas. But never fear! We've come to the rescue with some top-notch ideas for gifting. Presenting The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Australia, 2023!
Gifts for Him
The man in your life can be the hardest person to buy for, and often finding gifts for him sends us into stress central! This year, save your sanity and grab him one of these fantastic pressies that he's bound to love. If your man loves his sleep, a new high-tech pillow is the perfect gift! Dunlopillo's cooling gel pillows provide amazing head and neck support for hot sleepers, while their latex range is endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and designed to inhibit mould and dust mites, making it great for asthmatics and allergy sufferers.
If he's proud of his looks, this Vivitar Ultimate Grooming Combo Kit will help him keep up appearances without breaking the bank. And of course, you can't forget the gift "from the kids"! They'll be stoked to present him with a boxed set of pyjamas on Christmas morning - but first they'll have to agree on whether he prefers Marvel or Star Wars!
Gifts for Her
Every girl loves a scented candle, and this Christmas Soren and Amalfi have got you covered with some gorgeous candles in decorative pots and jars, bursting with amazing scents. Among our faves are the Amalfi sea salt water scented candle, which rocks major beach holiday vibes, and the Soren Vanilla and Cinnamon candle. If she prefers her fragrance blends tailor-made, how about one of Purespa's beautiful ultrasonic diffusers for her essential oil collection? This classic dark wood diffuser can run for up to three hours, and has funky LED lights to boot. Or, for fresh or dried flowers, we're loving this Cooper & Co Harper ceramic vase, in versatile beige. The textured finish is both interesting and elegant, and can be styled to suit her existing décor, making it the perfect Christmas gift for her.
If you're buying for your sister or bestie, why not treat her to a new handbag for work or play? The Madison Compartment Tote Bag is a fab option for office days, while the Monica crossbody camera bag from Madison is great for a night out.
For the Summer Lover
Beach towels are a great gift for all age groups, and Sheridan have a fantastic range of prints to choose from this Christmas, like the Sunside towel in green and the Tropo beach towel in purple and orange. The Soren Lush range of sand-free towels is also brilliant - they're quick-dry and resistant to sand, so perfect for a beach holiday. Beach ponchos are another fab option, especially for those who never have the time or hands free to wrangle their own towel! Sheridan has some lovely ponchos in a range of colours.
And after all that swimming, they will have worked up an appetite - making a picnic basket a really thoughtful and practical gift. This Smith and Noble Summertime Blues picnic basket in pinstripe print comes with a coordinating blue rug that can be strapped to the side and has plenty of room for all their tasty treats.
For the Entertainer
If they enjoy a good drop, MW's stunning Christmasville stemless glasses are the perfect present - and they come in a lovely gift box too! Or, if they prefer something bubbly, this beautiful set of gold-rimmed champagne flutes would be put to good use. Another versatile gift is a quality wooden chopping board, like this generously-sized acacia board from St Clare - it's up to them whether they use it to chop healthy veggies or serve mouthwatering charcuterie. And if you're looking for something inexpensive and quirky for the office Secret Santa, how about a novelty canister from Lulu & Honey - available in Santa, pudding, French bulldog and gingerbread man designs.
For the Foodie
We all have that one friend who's always a step ahead of the latest food trends. Spoil them this Christmas with a gift that will allow them to indulge in their passion. The kitchen must-have of the 2020s is, of course, the air fryer, and this Smith and Nobel 12-litre air fryer oven is a great all-rounder. It can be used to dehydrate, air fry and bake - and we can verify that it makes ah-mazing pizzas! If they're major coffee snobs, Smith and Nobel have this great little espresso machine that holds its own against the more expensive models. It's got an adjustable grinder, 15-bar pump and steam wand - just grab a bag of locally-roasted beans and your gift is sorted!
For foodies who love to experiment, how clever is this Kamati knife block with built-in tablet stand?! It has six precision-crafted knives made from Japanese stainless steel, and they can try out the latest TikTok recipe trends or follow a complex sourdough tutorial simply by popping their tablet in the secure holder. And if they're a food lover who has recently moved house or renovated, they're going to need some sleek new utensils. Cooking With Colour's five-piece mini utensil set is a great start, and you could add a matching silicone spoonula and spatula set and slotted turner with a solid spoon to complete the kit.
For the Fur Babies
The coolest pooches on the block love to rock the latest accessories, and Mozi have delivered this year with a super-cute range of puppy attire. With bandanas for the laid-back Labrador and bow ties for the sophisticated spaniel, there's a gorgeous gift for every dog. And if their devoted owners love to get out and about to show off their fashionable pet, a foldable bowl is a must. Grooming pets can get expensive, so a handy grooming tool from Living Today will have your pet looking great and boost your budget. They also make this excellent pet hair remover.
For the Home Lover
Practical gifts can still be a treat - especially when they're a little more luxurious than they'd usually buy for themselves. Elysian's silky 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheet sets will make them feel like they're staying at a posh hotel every night. If they're a lover of understated, elegant homewares, this Royston wall clock ticks all the boxes. The classic Ellery table lamp from Cooper & Co has also been very popular this year, and it goes with literally every style of décor. And of course, you can never have too many throw rugs. Our faves this year are the Kas Hunter throws in rose and charcoal.
Gifts for the Stocking Filler
Still searching for that last little gift to bulk out your pressie? Here are our favourite stocking fillers this year:
- For the teen girl - Cooper & Co satin mask & scrunchie set
- For the teen boy - Cooper & Co Bluetooth speaker
- For the nieces and nephews - Soren dog door stop
- For the kids next door - Cooking with colour cactus shaped ice cubes
- For your boss - Earth stress ball
- For your inlaws - Smith and Nobel retro waffle maker
- For your bestie - Cooper & Co gel eye mask
Ready to start ticking off that Christmas list before the big day arrives? Check out our range of gifts for every member of the family, online or in-store now at Harris Scarfe.