Christmas Gift Guide: For The Martha Stewart Wannabe
Annabel Trends Cupcake Tea Towel
How cute is this tea towel? Sure to bright up any kitchen – although it might make you hungry! Super absorbant linen too. The perfect stocking stuffer, or save on wrapping paper and wrap your gifts in the tea towel! $12.00.
More info and buy online at petersofkensington.com.au.
Gascoigne and King Candles
The SheSaid team is obsessed with Anthropologie candles, and while the US store does deliver to Australia, the shipping is so pricey you might as well fly over there and buy them yourself! Word of warning: cheap candles use inferior wax and burn out quickly. Enter Gascoigne and King candles. Made in Sydney using recycled and sustainable materials, each candle is hand made using slow-burning farmed soy wax. The packaging is classicly elegant and they even encourage you to re-use the glass, how clever! The scent combinations are completely unique, my favourites are Pear Angelys (a refreshing pear), Belle (honeysuckle, vanilla and jasmine) and Mount Fuji Rice Flower (rice flower and fig). $55.00.
More info and buy online at gascoigneandking.com.
Photo Curator is a set of 20 mounts in either black, white, blue or red, with a sticky back, allowing you to frame and mount photos anywhere you like without any damage to the surface. Get creative and arrange them in a row, grid or randomly across a whole wall. Change your mind? No problem, the sticky backs are reusable many times over. A set of 20 mounts, good for 10 photos, $20.00.
More info and buy online at curator.com.
Kikki K 2011 Family Organiser
This hanging organiser is not only chic but very practical. It comes with 2 sticker sheets to clearly label all your important dates and appointments, with space at the bottom for extra notes. Perfect for parents and anyone with a busy schedule! $29.95.
More info and buy online at kikkik.com.
Oxfam Origami-Inspired Vases
It’s hard to find truly beautiful vases that don’t cost the earth (and why is it you never have the right vase when someone pops over with a bunch of flowers?). These white, origami-inspired vases are quirky yet classical and suit any home decor. And you’re helping Oxfam and all their brilliant community-based charities. Medium vase $29.95, large vase $59.95.
More info and buy online at oxfamshop.org.au.
For something different, arrange for your local florist to deliver flowers to the recipient once a month, or at the beginning of every season. Imagine welcoming summer with a fresh bouquet of peonies arriving at your doorstep! There’s nothing like fresh flowers, and it’s a gift that will keep them surprised throughout the year. Plus it’s a great way to support local business.