We’ve all been there. December is fast approaching and you still haven’t found interesting, original, unique Xmas gifts for your nearest and dearest. Every time you set your mind to solving the problem, you get stuck in a Wine of the Month subscription/iTunes gift card/perfume rut, and can’t seem to be able to dig your way out of it.
Next thing you know, you’re in the store at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, acting like a rugby scrum half and buying any old thing you can lay your hands on. Hey – it’s either that or purchasing something from the shop in the gas station forecourt, right?
This list is here to help. Want to know the top ten most original gifts you can get for someone this Xmas? Look no further than the simply scintillating gift ideas on this list. Even if you like to get your Christmas presents out of the way early in October, you can still buy these unique gift ideas for your loved ones. And of course, don't forget to browse our wonderful gift boxes collection.
1. Best Xmas gift for that special man in your life
Like they say on their website, Aussie Brewery Tours (ten years old and going stronger than ever) want people from all over the world to celebrate – and it can be a wedding, birthday, holiday, or sports team you’re celebrating – just so long as it’s done with old friends and even gives you a chance to meet new ones!
There’s not a single man in Australia and New Zealand – they tour there too – who would turn down the chance to visit the best breweries, cideries, distilleries, wineries, and food makers and creators in the world. So, consider getting a gift card or booking a tour for your beer-loving partner here. If your male partner is on a cleanse or avoiding alcohol in preparation for a New Year resolution, Solid State original colognes and grooming products will put a smile (and a nice smell too!) on his face.
2. Best Xmas gift for grandparents
Xmas shopping for grandparents is a nightmare. They already have an attic full of everything, yet the smile on their faces when you hand them another pair of socks is as happy as if it were the key to the city.
If your grandparents love to potter around with their indoor pot plants (and we’re betting yours definitely do) they will love, love, love a bottle of indoor plant food from The Plant Runner. This wonder-food for indoor plants is not called the magic pot plant elixir for nothing. And if outdoor pot plants are more your grandparents’ thing, fear not! Take a decko at their fully amazing range of (deep breath) cacti/ aroid potting mixes, neem oil, and everything plant care, homeware, coffee/tea, planters/pots/hangers oriented.
If you hand gran or gramps a Plant Runner gift card, they will want one every year – guaranteed.
3. Best Xmas gift for friends
The most outstanding gift for a best friend, boss, work colleague, or next door neighbour has to be something interesting from Degoey Planet. Be warned, some of the pieces are really edgy/leftfield – but this is actually what makes them ideal for those really hard-to-buy-for people who have everything or who you just don’t want to underwhelm with a tin of bikkies.
Anything you buy on this intriguing site is guaranteed to be more than a most welcome gift – it’s sure to be the ultimate conversation starter for the rest of their life. Don’t take our word for it, follow the link and see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.
4. Best Xmas gift for teens
The aim of every parent this Christmas should be to get their teen out of the bedroom and away from their tech. The solution? Lure them into the great outdoors and protect their skin at the same time with a we are feel good inc sunscreen product gift pack. These non-greasy/high protection/water resistant for 4 hours/Made in Oz little lovelies will have your teen cavorting under the sun and in the water with zero short, mid, and long term sun damage.
5. Best Xmas gift for kids
We can’t get enough of the utterly unique Slow Down Studio website where you are sure to find something for every child under the sun. From adorable inflatable pools to soft rugs for your kid’s bedroom, you will be spoilt for choice finding a pressie for the children here.
6. Best Xmas gift for singles
It’s very tempting to buy something with a “Made Somewhere on the Asian Continent” sticker on it at Christmas, but if there is one time to try and think outside the box, it has to be at Christmas.
One of the most outstanding sites for singles and young people who have made it clear they are anti-mass production, is Milk & Moss. Believe us when we say, you will find the ideal Xmas gift for the single-minded single person in your family here!
7. Best Xmas gift for parents (dads)
See dad’s eyes light up when you hand him one of the amazing products from the Land & Sand Essentials site. Made from 100% recycled materials and very handy for all those outside barbies dad has planned over the festive season.
8. Best Xmas gift for parents (mums)
Mum’s deserve an extra special spoiling on Xmas day. What could be a better way to do it them to gift her something from cleanse & co. ? The company promises to get the wonderful lady in your life feeling whole and healed in record time and if that isn’t the perfect Christmas gift for a mother, we don’t know what is.
9. Best Xmas gift for dogs
Your fur baby might not know it’s Christmas, but that won’t stop them from picking up on the whole excitement of it all. Get your hairier companions something to let them know you appreciate their unfailing love and friendship. Try lining their basket or special spot with a blanket from the eclectic and desirable Wandering folk picnic rug collection. It’s the canine equivalent of the gift that keeps on giving.
And if your furry pal is a bit naughty with textiles, by all means keep these gorgeous handmade blankets for yourself. Watch other picnic enthusiasts rubber neck when you walk past them with one of these woven gems over your shoulder!
10. Best Xmas gift for women aged 18 – 80...in fact anyone and everyone who appreciates and loves beauty and originality!
If you haven’t heard about the vibey-est dried flower bar in Queensland yet, you will now! GATHER is the brain child of two clever Kiwis who originated the brilliant concept of capturing the essence of each Australian season in dried flower form. Their Everyday Bouquets last as long as you want them to, and even get better with age.
Imagine being able to write on this year’s Christmas present tag: “Because you’re special, not just on this day, but on every day and the years to come.” Because that’s how long a GATHER bouquet lasts. No need to chuck these beauts out with the Xmas tree.
Even folks in the UK can order an Everyday Bouquet to be delivered to someone they love in Australia for Christmas. Did we mention GATHER dried flower arrangements come in a variety of themes and colour schemes? And every single one of them will make a perfect Christmas gift for any woman (or man) aged 18 to 80 years old.
Hope you find this helpful : )
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone out there.