We know, it’s mid-November. How exactly that happened so fast is beyond us, but we do know that the sooner you get onto your Christmas shopping, the better...
We’re kicking off our annual guide with our beloved carers – the daycare, primary, high-school, nannies, au-pairs and beyond – that deserve a gift that says thank you and we’d-seriously-be-lost-without-you in equal measure. After some major hunting online we’ve come up with 25 items that cover all basis, from self-care to indulgence, fashion, beauty, home, the beach… even your morning coffee. Because if there’s one thing years of Christmas shopping has taught us, it’s that the perfect gift is always something that you never knew you needed but very suddenly can’t live without (Haigh’s Chocolate, we may or may not be talking about you). Ready? Let’s go! Editor: Marisa Remond
Because who doesn't need a freshen up after looking after kids?
SHOP: Mario Badescu facial spray trio, $22
We have a feeling everyone will be shunning screen time in favour of traditional note-taking in 2019, so why not gift a beautiful notebook to help ease into the transition?
SHOP: Howie notebook, $36.99, from Papier
It's still all about personalisation
SHOP: Anthropologie monogram keychain, $18
The perfect way to create a sweet vignette in your home
SHOP: West Elm vases, $14
We couldn't go past this heavenly shade of peach
SHOP: Anthropologie bowl set, $12
A woven clutch that screams beach, dinner and beyond
SHOP: Seed Heritage clutch, $39.95
For all your summer beauty essentials
SHOP: Country Road cosmetic case, $29.95
Making tea time extra special
SHOP: Country Road tea set, $49.95
2019 goal: get more organised
SHOP: The Daily Edited weekly schedule, $44.95
Everything feels more luxe when monogrammed, even the dreaded grocery list
SHOP: The Daily Edited to-do pad, $34.95
Because we all love being pampered
SHOP: Smith’s Rosebud Salve gift set, $45
To make your home smell even sweeter
SHOP: Aura Home candle, $37.95
To massage tension and relieve stress
SHOP: Kitsch jade roller, $39
SHOP: Slip sleep mask, $50
The holiday season calls for pinky blush tones
SHOP: Tarte makeup collection, $15
The ultimate Christmas ornament
SHOP: Jo Malone London Christmas ornament, $45
If you’re going to gift chocolates, make sure they’re the (really, really) good ones
SHOP: Haigh’s Chocolates milk chocolate, $14.95
This beautiful ceramic plate is equal parts traditional and modern - we love the idea of using it as a jewellery catch-all
SHOP: Aerin from Williams Sonoma plates, $18.95.
Our beauty essential
SHOP: Lanolips gift pack, $38
Make 2019 the year you stop using disposable coffee cups
SHOP: Sol Cups reusable cup, $24.95
Who says water bottles can’t also be chic?
SHOP: Frank Green bottle, $39.95.
Our kind of christmas cracker
SHOP: Pout Popper cracker, $22
We love anything in pastel pink
SHOP: Raawii vase, $66
Fun jewels to layer, yes please!
SHOP: Clover Accessories bracelet, $29
These towels are game changers. Gorgeous to look at and feel, they work just as well in the bathroom as they do by the pool
SHOP: Købn towel, $69.95