Which Christmas gifting profile fits you best: All purchased by November 30, or panic buying at the mall on December 24 at 9:27pm? If you’re drumming your fingers on the table for what to gift everyone already, never fear, because whichever shopper you are, we’ve collated the ultimate Christmas gift guide across a range of categories.
Welcome to the best Christmas presents for 2022, from teachers' gifts to toddler gifts to tech gifts - and interior and beauty lovers, we’ve got you covered too.
We’re here to help you treat friends and family near and far with well-deserved presents after the rollercoaster year that was 2022. That festive cheer can’t come soon enough, we say. To the list!
1. The 'Everyone' Present: Linen placemats, napkins, or tablecloths - Bed Threads
If you haven’t yet jumped aboard the Bed Threads gifting train, welcome to a great place to start. Our favourite linen brand has curated a great range of gift ideas - from towels and pajamas to amazing books and homewares. What’s great about this range is that there’s a luxury in here for everyone, and it’s not necessarily stuff you’d buy for yourself (which is key). See here for the full guide!
2. The Kris Kringle Gift (but make it sparkly) - MECCA
“What can I buy for my office Kris Kringle for under $25?!” We hear you mutter under your breath at the last minute. The answer is MECCA - head to their extensive range of holiday gifting for everything you could possibly need. Miniature things! Sparkly things! Luxurious things! Scented things! This place is Disneyland for adults for a reason and will have you covered from hero gifts to mini mascaras for the Christmas stocking. Check out their holiday gift guide for more.
3. The Gift that Keeps on Giving: A 3-month flower subscription
Bet you’re shocked this one made the list! We can’t help but point out that by far the fastest, most thoughtful gift on the list is a three-month Floraly flower subscription! Have your recipient smiling all the way till March with a monthly delivery of stunning blooms straight to their door. A three-month subscription is $177 plus monthly shipping, and can be purchased in a jiffy if you get caught out last minute. Check out Floraly’s flower subscription range here.
4. The Techy Gift - Apple AirPods Pro
Why are we including AirPods, you ask? Because these are not just any airpods - they have noise cancelling! These tiny little friends are a true gamechanger for eliminating distractions on the go, and the sound is great to boot. If you want a safe crowdpleaser of a gift, this is it. They RRP for $399 and also pair with a range of non-Apple laptops, so your recipient doesn’t need to be an iPhone owner to make the most of them. Check them out at David Jones here.
5. The Interior-Lover's Gift - Marmoset Found and Norsu Interiors
There are a lot of beautiful vases out there, and the power of a vase is in its ability to bring a completely new feel to your home in an instant - from the fun, to the sophisticated. We love Marmoset Found, Norsu Interiors, and West Elm for stocking up on our vase collection. For some vase-spiration, you can also check out Instagram account @1000vases - it's one of our faves!
Pro florist tip: always ensure you own vases in a range of different heights and shapes so you’re prepared for any occasion - the make or break of an arrangement is about it being placed in an appropriately sized vessel.
6. The Practical Luxury - UltraViolette Sunscreen
Once you go UltraViolette, you never go back. This is sunscreen that feels like skincare - not only will it protect your skin from those harmful UV rays, it’s like a dream to apply. This is a perfect Christmas gift option for absolutely anyone, continuing the theme of ‘luxe version of a practical everyday staple'. With a range of formulations to choose from, prepare for rave reviews from your giftee no matter which one you go with. Check out the full range here - sunscreens start from RRP$47.
7. The Fun New Plate Set - In The Round House and MUD Australia
What could be more perfect than new crockery for the holiday season? Famed for their quirky plates and placemats, In The Round House has taken Australia by storm. For more stunning ceramics we love, check out MUD Australia for their heartbreakingly beautiful collection of handmade crockery.
8. The Timeless Jewellery Piece - Sarah & Sebastian
This brand nails it every time. From classic to of-the-moment designs, any item from Australian founded Sarah & Sebastian will get you straight to the top of the favourite Christmas present list immediately. From earrings to dainty rings to their signature fine-chain necklaces, there’s something for everyone. Explore the range here. If you aren’t sure where to start, their classic petite letter necklaces are always a winner - RRP$295.
9. The Teacher Gift - T2 Tea Set
Gifting your child’s teacher can be quite the conundrum, particularly if you don’t know their taste too well. Enter T2. There’s no one that doesn’t love a fancy tin of tea sitting in their desk drawer and a nice office mug to match. We suggest buying a classic T2 Tea Set with a classic blend like peppermint or English Breakfast. It’s the ideal all-in-one tea set for those who love to sip in style. Check out their range here.
10. The Ultimate Toddler Toy - Greta the Great by Honuplay
This toy wins points for both sustainability and conquering the often-difficult kids’ gifting category in one. Look no further than Greta the Great by Honuplay, an adorable and very ‘aesthetic’ toy pitching itself as “a playful solution to plastic pollution”. Made from recycled ocean plastics, this is perfect for gifting to babies and toddlers aged 1-4. Check out Australian stockists of this UK-designed toy here.
11.The Corporate Gift - Floraly Tiny Christmas Tree
11. The Fashion Lover's Gift - Coffee Table Book
Do they love art, fashion, architecture or interiors? Bit of a bookworm? Looking for something beautiful and unique that's guaranteed to be appreciated? You can't go wrong with a stunning coffee table book. Feted as much for their design aesthetic when placed on a marble coffee table as for their content, this is a piece guaranteed to be treasured and housed on display for years to come. Dymocks has a great edit of fashion and interiors books to help get that wishlist ticked off.
12. The Limited Edition Tipple - Four Pillars Christmas Gin
Each year, the geniuses at Four Pillars Gin come up with a limited edition Christmas Gin, featuring label art by a talented Australian artist. This year's version does not disappoint! RRP$100 and versatile enough to be gifted to a range of family and friends, this one is a winner. Check out their Christmas range for more.
Need more gift ideas? Check out our Christmas Gift Collection now - from champagne to truffles to mini living Christmas trees, there's something for everyone at Floraly.