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?
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?
It's still all about personalisation
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
A woven clutch that screams beach, dinner and beyond
For all your summer beauty essentials
Making tea time extra special
2019 goal: get more organised
Everything feels more luxe when monogrammed, even the dreaded grocery list
Because we all love being pampered
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
The ultimate Christmas ornament
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
Our beauty essential
SHOP: Lanolips gift pack, $38
Make 2019 the year you stop using disposable coffee cups
Who says water bottles can’t also be chic?
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!
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