Words by Jen Nurick
The months before Christmas can feel like a drag—work isn’t winding down as quickly as we’d like it to, our vacation plans still hang in the air, and the excitement that comes with Christmas shopping can turn sour with the feeling that we’ve run out of gas for gift ideas this year.
But it doesn’t have to be this way—shirk off the stress and take note as we round up a curated countdown of ten gift ideas that will surprise and satisfy even the most discerning loved ones.
A set of Bed Threads
Nothing welcomes the dawn of a new year like a new set of linen. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter and available in a host of colourways to complement any bedroom colour scheme, a Bed Threads bedding set is the perfect indulgence to gift friends or loved ones.
Felix Leather Sling Chair
Every bedside needs a corresponding fixture to balance the room and seat all of the decorative pillows we don’t use at night while we sleep. This leather chair from Little Things Interiors is as practical as it is stylish, and will thrill any interiors-inclined friends interested in refining their home décor.
Dinosaur Designs Resin River Stone Vase
Just as important as nailing the right bedding set, creating the ideal bedroom involves sourcing quirky and unique accoutrements to personalise your special space. Experts in resin, Dinosaur Designs boast a range of colourful vases in different shapes and sizes fit to feature on any bedside table—fill with flowers or exhibit alone for an eye-catching corner of the room.
Philé cashmere blanket
The only thing better than sleeping in insulating and temperature-regulating linen in winter is pairing it with a cashmere blanket or throw. A perfect marriage, the customisable blankets at Philé—the uncompromising lifestyle brand offering luxury cashmere at affordable price points—will accent your Bed Threads linen in style. Our personal favourite? The grey cashmere blanket with navy embroidery is sure to make anyone merry.
Bed Threads Spiced Pear & Oak and Fireside Candles
Christmas is about cosiness and comfort spending time with family and friends—and candles are the ultimate go-to to get a head start and set this mood. With over 30 trials to get our bespoke, hand-poured and Australian-made candles just right, our two scents—Spiced Pear & Oak and Fireside—are the affordable and sentimental gifts that keep on giving with every burn. The first is a mix of smoked oak, cedar and spiced pear with notes of apple and honey crisp, and the second a combination of clove and cinnamon bark—ideal for lighting as you treat yourself to Christmas pudding or pavlova.
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An original artwork
Everyone has a naked wall or bare corner in their home that calls for a collector’s item, but we generally don’t gift ourselves these luxuries on just any occasion—even if we’d love to! That’s why a piece of art is the timeless gift that will be treasured by a loved one, and can easily move across apartments, cities or even generations, staying in the family forever. Danielle Lex’s abstract black and white works and water photography or AJP’s line drawings are as beautiful as they will be appreciated by the art newbie or connoisseur alike.
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The Laundress x Le Labo Santal Signature Detergent
With thirty three ingredients blended harmoniously together and thirty two washes promised from just one bottle, this laundry detergent is the stuff of clean linen dreams. Even though washing your linen is easy with our no nonsense, no dry-clean care instructions, we wouldn’t complain if we received this Le Labo infused The Laundress detergent this holiday season—we’d actually look forward to laundry day.
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Louis Vuitton City Guides
Sleep, especially during the holiday season, is elusive but sweet dreams don’t have to be. Whether your loved ones are home for the holidays or looking to visit somewhere new on vacation, the city guides curated by Louis Vuitton—there are over 30 available from Madrid to São Paolo—make ideal stocking stuffers for friends or family with a wandering imagination. If you have visitors coming from afar for the festivities, consider the Sydney guide to fill their itineraries.
Byredo body wash
The only thing better than sleeping in clean sheets is jumping into bed fresh out of the shower. Perfume specialists Byredo’s expansion into hand and body wash is the little gift of luxury your close ones didn’t know they needed but will definitely appreciate with every rinse. The scents of Bal D’Afrique and Mojave Ghost are especially alluring—these fragrances are light enough not to overpower the nostrils yet will still leave a lasting impression you won’t want to rub off.
Bed Threads Gift Voucher
Customisable to the amount of your choosing, our gift vouchers are the perfect Christmas present for those friends and family you know would prefer to choose their own gifts at leisure. Valid for 12 months, our vouchers can be used to purchase any of our linen bedding sets or hand-poured candles—treat your special ones or treat yourself, you’re in for your most comfortable Christmas yet…