Gifts

All She Wants For Christmas: Top Tips For Gifts She’ll Love

By Iro Kotsimbos - 11 Dec 2013

On the lookout for the perfect Christmas gift for your friend, co-worker, sister or mum this year? Are you slightly freaking out because you have NO IDEA what to buy or where to start looking? 

Don't stress, dear Urban Listers, we've done the hard yards for you! There's no shortage of excellent pressies out there, so to make your decision easier we've compiled the best-of-the-best Christmas gifts.

Get your credit cards out and read on…

TimiAlaere - 'Miss Divine' Shorts - $79

With standout bright colours and an eye-catching print, these TimiAlaere shorts are perfect for the party season! Wear with a plain tee and sandals for the perfect daytime outfit, or add a similarly bright top to stand out amongst the crowd come night time.

LIFEwithBIRD - 'Rex' Collar - $305 

Give the gift of great bling this Christmas with this bejewelled LIFEwithBIRD collar. Chains, crystals and spikes make this piece totally lustworthy – please Santa, drop it down our chimney!

MOZI - 'Sky' Deck Chair - $199 

Looking for a pressie for a homewares fan? Look no further than this MOZI deck chair. Super comfy with a beautifully bright print, it's perfect for the home, the beach, or the garden!

Damselfly - Quote Candle - $39 

No girl can ever have too many candles, and this is one she'll definitely love to receive! Damselfly's candles are available in a range of quotes, however we're fans of this Dirty Dancing themed one.

Bijoux Brodés - Champagne Brooch - $35 

With its intricate hand embroidery, this Bijoux Brodés brooch is perfect for dressing up any outfit. We think the champagne brooch is particularly fab, and oh-so-appropriate for party season.

Isson - 'Kiki' Gold Sunglasses - $350 

A pair of standout sunnies are a must for summer, which is why these Isson sunnies will make the ultimate gift. The 'Kiki' mixes classic style with modern touches, and looks super glam with its gold touches.

Emily Green - 'Winnie' Big Bead Necklace - $82 

With her use of bold and bright colour, Melbourne-based Emily Green is a woman after our own hearts. Oh how we'd love to receive this 'Winnie' necklace for Chrissie! Trust us, plenty of girls out there would be feeling the same!

Martinich & Carran - 'Gough' Cushions - $180 each 

The creative partnership of Melbourne artists Rowena Martinich and Geoffrey Carran, these Martinich & Carran cushions are super fun and super bright. If she's a fan of design and homewares, then this gift will be a H.I.T.

Maurice Golotta – 'Hand Painted' Pink Giclee Print - $250, available from Signed & Numbered

What to get the girl that has everything? A limited edition print of course! Only 30 of these quirky Maurice Golotta prints were made so visit Signed & Numbered instore or online and snap one up ASAP!

Mara & Mine - 'Jem' Skull Slippers - $350

Another quirky gift, and one that we're obsessing over BIG TIME, are the 'Jem' skull slippers from Mara & Mine. Created by Aussies Jasmine Yarbrough and Tamie Ingham, these fashionable flats are on plenty of girls' Christmas wishlists!

Gorman - Pineapple Tee - $99

This Christmas we're pining (groan) for this Gorman pineapple print tee, and we're sure she is too! Combining Lisa Gorman's famous prints with bright colours and a great sense of humour, this tee will take her through the silly season in style.

Lack of Color - 'Montana The Dreamer' Hat - $99 

Forget straw hats or baseball caps this summer, a wide brim fedora is where it's at. No one does fedoras better than Lack of Color so if you're looking to gift one, then get your paws on the 'Montana' style quick smart. Our pick is the soft mauve, however the style is available in a range of colours.

Letters from Letty - Monthly Gift Subscription - from $34.95

Still no idea what to buy? Don't stress, Letters from Letty gift subscriptions are the answer! Each month, she'll be delivered an Australian designed and hand-made surprise item – it's the gift that keeps on giving! Subscriptions start at $34.95 for one month and go up to $398 for 12 months.

Triangl - 'Tilly Sunburst' Bikini - $86 

Designed for the Aussie beach babe, these Triangl bikinis are hot, hot, hot! With a mesh overlay top and neoprene bottom, the Tilly Sunburst bikini from Triangl is THE gift to buy the girl who'll be spending all summer by the water.

Stretch Now - Eco Yoga Mat - from $42 each

This Christmas, buy your yoga-loving friend/sister/mother an Eco Yoga Mat from Stretch Now. Made from Thermal Plastic Elastomer foam, these mats contain no latex, PVC or rubber, and use no toxic chemicals during production. Available in a range of thicknesses and bold, bright colours.

Marc Tetro - Pop-Out Westie - $17

Who doesn't love cute little dogs? The answer is NO ONE. That's why this pop-out Westie from Marc Tetro is a great Chrissie gift for the girl who loves (a.k.a. obsesses about and coos over) dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Annabel Trends - 'Wet Stuff' Fold Up Bag - $19.95

Summer inevitably means plenty of beach trips, but where is she going to put her wet bikinis after her swim? In a Annabel Trends fold up bag, that's where. With plenty of space for all her things, it's a gift that she's going to love.

Lucy Folk - 'Golden Pineapple' and 'Golden Circle' Bracelets - $125 each

Combining her love of food with her passion for jewellery, Lucy Folk has created a range of crazy-cool bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more. These intricate bracelets are a great mix of frivolity and fun, and scream 'best-gift-ever'. We'll have one of each, thanks Santa. 

Aesop - 'Agility' Gift Kit - $60

Each year, Aesop put together some of the best Christmas gifts out there, and this year's kits are no different! Their 'Agility' gift kit brings together the famous Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, and Rosehip Seed Lip Cream – the perfect gift for every girl! 

SOSUME - Organic Cotton V-Neck Tee - $19.95 

Who says serious style can't be sustainable? Not SOSUME, that's for sure. Their organic cotton tees combine both and are a must in every girl's wardrobe! Stock up on the perfectly shaped V-Neck tees for a winning Christmas pressie.

Claire Aristides - 'Star Gaze' Fine Bracelet - $175 

The queen of fine jewellery, Claire Aristides features on the Christmas wishlists of girls everywhere. Our pick of the divine accessories on offer is the 'Star Gaze' bracelet in white gold. Love, love, love!

Mimco - 'Sporto' Large Pouch - $179

We're long-time fans of Mimco accessories, and this Christmas we have our heart set on the nude 'Sporto' large pouch. Featuring a handy wrist strap, this bejeweled beauty is the perfect go-anywhere, take-anything pouch – it's got plenty of space for all her essentials.

Looking for the perfect KK gift too, or something for your dad / brother / best mate? Then don't miss our edit of the best Kris Kringle ideas, along with presents that guys will love.

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