2012 Christmas Gift Guide

December 17, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Amazing presents for kids

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Kids Presents via WeeBirdy.com

Stuck for original and charming present ideas for the little ones? I’ve scoured the globe for the most amazing gifts for kids, starting at $10.

1. The Magic Tree House, AU$179 from Lark.

2. Tsumiki house, EUR91 from The Space Penguin.

3. Antique rose ballet bounce skirt by Collette Dinnigan For The Australian Ballet,  AU$39 Target.

4. Kiko machi wood+magnet town, EUR32 from The Space Penguin.

5. Little Roar Head by Flatout Frankie, AU$35 from Hello Polly.

6. Rain Littlephant art print by Camilla Lundsten, AU$36 from Hello Polly.

7. Nathalie Lete Friends magnet set, £22 from Niddle Noddle.

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8. Coq en Pate giraffe shoulder bag, AU$33.95 from My Messy Room.

9. Rock Your Baby ‘Masked Crusader’ blue t-shirt with detachable cape, AU$35 from My Messy Room.

10. Flensted Elephant Party mobile, AU$30 from Great Dane Furniture.

11. Maze the ark ducky hook, AU$31 from Funkis.

12. Nathalie Lete Sailor Tin bucket by Nathalie Lete, £8 from Niddle Noddle.

13. Kids Company Dodgy Panda knitted hooded scarf, £45 from Liberty.

14. Plastic Clonette Doll with Rabbit in dark blue, AU$10 from Lark.

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15. Theatre “ESPAÑOL” (to assemble), EUR22 from Teatritos.

16. Rock Your Baby ‘Eat My Dust’ board shorts, AU$39.95 from My Messy Room.

17. OMM Design Tiger Plate, AU$12.95 from My Messy Room.

18. Bear jacquard knit green jumper by Tootsa MacGinty, £31 from Burp Boutique.

19. Djeco magician pencil trick book, £13 from Liberty.

20. Blink Design colours wall art , AU$60 from My Messy Room.

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21. The Game of Sculpture, £7.95 from Culture Label.

22. Kiko ashiato cat print toy beach sandals, EUR17.60 from The Space Penguin.

23. Harry Potter Marauder’s Map, £36.95 from Harrods.

24. A Menotti and Y Labat’s How Many Jellybeans?, AU$24.95 from My Messy Room.

25. Lion face cushion, AU$29.95 from Lark.

26. Kiko gatcha gatcha dispenser, EUR39 from The Space Penguin.

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27. Best Bead Kit In The World, £11.60 from Cox and Cox.

28. Animal crayons, £5.20 from Cox and Cox.

29. Vintage caravan, AU$29.95 from Lark.

30. Milk n Soda Sailboat Bow Tie in Sky, AU$19.95 from My Messy Room.

31. Harry Potter Hermione’s Time Turner, £51.95 from Harrods.

32. Chalkboard Cowboy, £29.50 from Daisy Mooo.

33. Blafre Giraffe Steel Drink Bottle, AU$24.95 from My Messy Room.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy all handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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December 15, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Silver and Gold

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Precious little presents under the Christmas tree are always welcome, but they don’t have to cost the earth – or come from the pages of chain-store jewellery catalogue. Here’s my round-up of some of the best little luxuries for Christmas from around the globe, starting at $36.

1. Georg Jensen Ilse stainless steel vase, AU$110 from Georg Jensen.

2. Eclectic candles by Tom Dixon, NZ$135 each from Simon James Design.

3. Kate Spade icebox jewels emerald coin purse, US$46 from Kate Spade.

4. 3.1 Phillip Lim silver metallic pointed collar, AU$175.01 from My Wardrobe.

5. Alex Monroe teeny tiny bumblebee ring, £460 from Alex Monroe.

6. Measuring hedgies, US$36 from Anthropologie.

7. Tom Dixon form bowl set, NZ$155 from Simon James Design.

8. Rococo Nail Apparel gold leaf nail varnish, £35 from Cult Beauty.

9. T. LeClerc secret powder, £33 from Cult Beauty.

10. Alex Monroe twig ring, £120 from Alex Monroe.

11. Vintage cube necklace, US$24 from Sparkle Farm’s Etsy shop.

12. Georg Jensen Ilse brass candleholder, AU$135 from Georg Jensen.

13. Golden twig charm, US£16 from Anthropologie.

14. Belmacz silver swan pure silver eyeshadow, £28 from Cult Beauty.

15. Hammered band bracelet set, £18 from Anthropologie.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy all handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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December 14, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Presents for mums, sisters and girlfriends

Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for mums, sisters and girlfriends

Finishing your Christmas shopping this weekend? Here’s my edit of the best presents for all the lovely ladies in your life, starting at £8.96. If you spot something you fancy for yourself, just share it on Facebook or Twitter prefaced with a big ‘Hint, hint’!

1. ‘Dash Dot’ pointy mittens by Donna Wilson, available in three colours
£32.50, from Soma Gallery.

2. Aesop Reverence hand wash, £27 from Cult Beauty.

3. Postie leather envelope, AU$190 from Follow Store.

4. Dinosaur Designs set of three bangles, AU$215 from Dinosaur Designs.

5. Polli woven peacock pendant, AU$79.95 from Polli.

6. India Knight Mutton (hardcover), £8.96 from Amazon.

7. Paul & Joe Kitty Blusher Stick in Minou, £19 from Rose Apothecary.

8. Paris Wakefield Additions Bliss cotton satin cushion, £59.50 from Paris Wakefield Additions.

9. Melinda Young hand cut acrylic flamenco pendant, AU$95 from Collect.

10. Cadiz serving bowl, £34 from Anthropologie.

11. Ceramic band bowl XXL, €70 from Foldoys.

12. Paul and Joe colour powder (081), £19.50 from Rose Apothecary.

13. Eiffel Tower ring dish, £10 from Anthropologie.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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December 7, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: 30 Presents Under $30 (The Non-Crummy Edition)

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Buying on a budget has never looked better, especially when you’re talking about snapping up great presents for under 30 quid with brand names like Missoni, Stila and iitala. Not to mention the plethora of loveliness that is just waiting to be discovered from some really fabulous online retailers. I’ve scoured the web for the best presents from around the globe – all for under 30 Aussie bucks (or roughly 20 quid for my UK readers).

1. OMM Design Pablo & Dali Salt and Pepper Shakers, AU$29.95 from My Messy Room.

2. Vienna medium cosmetic bag, AU$29.95 from Country Road.

3. Chalkboard pears garden stakes, AU$24.95 from Follow Store.

4. Yellow collapsible basket, AU$19.95 from Oxfam.

5. Drum major lavender bag by Ben Javens, £8.50 from Soma Gallery.

6. All is Bright Lip Glaze Set by Stila Cosmetics, £18.50 from Cult Beauty.

7. Littlephant Carnival Mug, AU$22 from Hello Polly.

8. Extra-wide colourful thread bracelet, £8 from the V&A shop.

9. Moleskine 2013 Le Petit Prince Pocket Daily Planner, US$19.95 from Moleskine.

Christmas Gift Guide: 30 presents under $30 via WeeBirdy.com10. iittala Kivi tealight, AU$24.95 from Funkis.

11. Mini Ship in a Bottle, AU$13 from Hello Polly.

12. Blafre yellow Bambi rectangle box, AU$14.95 from My Messy Room.

13. Ruth M sugar bowls, €16 form Foldoys.

14. Set of four letterpressed coasters by New Found Original & Ryan Todd, £8 from Soma Gallery.

15. Alba tea light, Euro€16 from Foldoys.

16. Ceramic heart studs by Septembre Vintage, AU$18 from Follow Store.

17. Wooden garnet brooch in macaroon, AU$29.95 from Polli.

18. Logo waffle tea towel, AUD$8.95 from Country Road.

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19. Missoni Home Niles hand towel, £13 from Amara.

20. Small mixing bowl in watermelon by Sian Thomas, AU$30 from Follow Store.

21. Eggling, AU$25 from Freedom Australia.

22. Mountain 01 Oelwein, AU$25 from Hello Polly.

23. Small mercury glass diamond votive, £5 from Ben Pentreath.

24. Groove porcelain vase, AU$19.95 from My Messy Room.

25. Owl lip balm, £3.75 from the V&A Shop.

26. Geometric magnet set by Snug Studio, AU $22 from Hello Polly.

27. Respectable spectacle case by Susiemaroon, AU$15 from Hello Polly.

28. Crystal heart necklace, £15 from the V&A Shop.

29. MT masking tape, £13.50 for a pack of five from Ben Pentreath.

30. White beaded collar necklace, £15 from the V&A Shop.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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December 6, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: The “Me” Edition

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So what do I want for Christmas? What would be my ultimate dream wishlist? Here are a few of my favourite things right now.

I don’t really need anymore STUFF, but I’d love some really, really special things, like a beautiful vase, a fabulous new fuschia lippie, the ultimate take-anywhere black clutch bag, a classic Liberty silk scarf, a statement necklace, some lovely new shower gel and some good holiday books. Add to that tickets to the Australian ballet and a creative workshop and I’m in heaven. A girl’s gotta dream, right?

1. Dinosaur Designs pink and red spot glass vase, AUD$297 from Dinosaur Designs.

2. Lola Bensky by Lily Brett, AU$23.95 from Booktopia.

3. Everything Changes But You by Maggie Alderson, AU$25.45 from Booktopia.

4. Season tickets to the Australian Ballet, from The Australian Ballet.

5. Lucy Choi London exclusive black glitter Oslo pointed flat shoes, AU$210 from My Wardrobe.

6. Korres fig shower gel, AU$22.95, from Kit Cosmetics.

7. Liberty navy Tree of Life print silk scarf, £135 from Liberty.

8. Jennifer Loiselle mini Clemence woven necklace in pink and orange, £65 from Jennifer Loiselle’s Etsy shop.

9. Karen Walker Anytime black with yellow sunglasses, NZ$349 from Karen Walker.

10. Mulberry Clemmie oversized glossie goat leather clutch, £550 from Selfridges.

11. Tom Ford private blend lipstick in Flamingo, AU$48.60 from Nordstrom.

12. Megan Morton’s Science of Styling Class, AU$450 at The School.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.
Prefer handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

Over to you. What’s on your ultimate dream wishlist?


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December 5, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: The Birdy Edition

Christmas Gift Guide: the Birdy edition

Some of the best presents around this year have a wee birdy on them – or two. Take a flight of fancy with my Christmas Gift Guide: the birdy edition.

1. Aesop Flight Gift Set, £40 from Liberty.

2. Jonathan Adler medium bird bowl, US$88 from Jonathan Adler.

3. Aviary Poster by Alice Melvin, AU$16 from Hello Polly.

4. Tatty Devine Magpie Necklace, £57 from Soma Gallery.

5. Bluebird Pouffe by Eleanor Young, £180 from Howkapow.

6. Duo Sparrow Key Ring, AU$26.95 from Freedom Australia.

7. Marc by Marc Jacobs bird flight gold-plated necklace, £150 from Harvey Nichols.

8. Donna Wilson bone china ‘Birdy Walk Dinner Plate’, £27.50 from Soma Gallery.

9. Nanoblock blue budgie, NZ$18 from Wocolate.

10. Dove Door Stopper, AU$18.95 from Freedom Australia.

11. Bird alarm clock, £35 from Cox and Cox.

12. MCQ Alexander McQueen hummingbird-print leggings, £165 from Selfridges.

13. Jonathan Adler blue bird spoon rest, US$38 from Jonathan Adler.

14. Mark Hearld grey notebook, £9.95 from The Tate Modern.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.
Prefer handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.


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