The party season is upon us and with back-to-back Christmas parties and commitments, the last thing we want to be doing is spending hours stressing over the Christmas shopping!
So I thought I'd try and save you lovely people some precious time and have curated some Christmas gift ideas for the whole family. All are items (and brands) that I personally love. All the product links are listed below the photos so that you can click straight through and start your shopping.
A huge thank you to my talented friend, Melbourne-based stylist, photographer and teacher, Jacqueline Beck for her hard work and assistance with the Gift Guide. You can contact Jacqui via Jaclbeck@gmail.com for any freelance photography enquiries. She has captured some absolutely beautiful images for this Gift Guide.
Thank you also to Reindeer & CastleandKikki.Kfor the loan of the gorgeous Christmas props for our shoot. (Reindeer & Castle will shortly be opening up a Pop Up Christmas shop at 520 Malvern Road Hawksburn, where you can pick up the gorgeous items featured in the Gift Guide. If you are based in Melbourne and are hosting Christmas lunch or a Christmas party this year it is an absolute must-visit as Karin stocks the most exquisite range of items collected from around the world.)
Finally, thank you to all the wonderful brands below for their assistance in bringing the 2017 Christmas Gift Guide to life.
For the Fashionista
Fashionista's of all ages are sure to love a splash of pink in their Christmas stocking!
They have an extensive Christmas range available, from bars and blocks, to hampers and truffles, Christmas Crackers and even Chocolate Reindeers (pictured above).
The new Luxe Gift Range from The Byron Bay Cookie Companyis perfect for Christmas with both tins and boxes available in a range of flavours including Lemon Macadamia Shortbread (above, top left) and Gluten Free White Choc Macadamia (above, top right) and Milk Choc Chunk..
The Byron Bay Cookie Company Special Edition flamingo tin is my absolute fav and is filled with White Choc Macadamia + Triple Chocolate cookies! Yum!
The Luken & May Butterburst tins and Gift Boxes are another beautiful gift option for Christmas and includes Chocolate Hazelnut Butterburst biscuit boxes (above, top middle) and Citrus Lemon flavour tins (above, bottom right).
Cheese lovers unite! Here is a selection of gift ideas for the cheese lovers in your life.
Cornelius Cheesemongersis a fabulous online cheese shop and offers delivery Australia wide. Their Cheese Clubis the first bespoke cheese club in Australia and offers a monthly selection of cheeses matched to the recipients tastes, plus access to their monthly member evening. Such a perfect gift idea for a cheese lover!
Cornelius Cheesemongers also has an extensive range of Christmas gifts available this year including cheese boxes and party packs and a fabulous selection of condiments. You can explore their Christmas catalogue here.
This party season I am loving Crafters Union Wines. They are delicious wines wrapped up in the prettiest art packaging, what is not to love? Perfect for Christmas gifts or to gift to the host at a Christmas party! See the full range at www.craftersunionwines.comand in Australia they are available to buy at Dan Murphy's.
Calabria Family Winesare anther favourite in our family and they have a gorgeous range of wines suitable for all festive occasions. Some of my favs are listed below. (And if you haven't tried the Bevi Prosecco Spritzyet this is a perfect beverage over summer!)
From gourmet hampers, to oils and condiments, here are our top selections for the foodies.
Maggie Beer has a gorgeous range of gift hampers to suit every occasion! There is an extensive range of hampers available at varying price points, all filled with Maggie Beer's famous sauces and chutneys, pastes, olive oils, wines or sweet sauces.
5. Jack N' Jillmakes gorgeous toothbrushes and natural toothpastes and their sweet Bunny Gift Setincludes a Toothbrush, Bunny Toothkeeper, Bunny Rinse Cup and Natural Toothpaste.
Florriemakes the most gorgeous range of 18-inch dolls, along with matching clothing and accessories. Their life-like dolls are cherished by little ones around the world.
Pictured above and below is Florrie Doll 6 wearing the adorable Florrie Sundress Set, which comes complete with sandals. You can explore the full range of Florrie Dolls here. (My daughter has a Florrie schoolgirl dollon her Christmas list for Santa!)
entertainmentOnehas a fab selection of Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly DVD's available at Big W, Kmart and Target stories nationally.
For the Star Wars Fans
May the force be with you with this range of Star Wars Christmas gifts!
2. Star Wars fans young and old will love theStar Wars Voice Changing Helmets from Disney. With just a push of the button, you can change your voice by speaking into the mask and pretend you're heading into battle!
3. Get the family together and enjoy a game of Star Wars Family Feud from Disney! The game comes complete with 400 Star Wars themed Survey questions for hours of family fun.
Ka-chow! The Lightning McQueen fans in your life are sure to love these two gifts below from Disney!
Cars 3 fans will love the Disney Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Track Set! This fabulous track is BIG and makes the little ones feel as though they are at an actual race track. It is super easy to assemble and comes with 4 different play zones. With two lanes it allows for side-by-side racing too.
Bring your imagingation to life with StikBot Movie Sets from Mr Toys which allow your children to create their very own movies! StikBot Movie Packs come in 4 styles, Pirate (pictured above), Farm, Space and Castle and each pack includes a movie set, a StikBot, accessories, hand clips and stick-on clothes. Distributed in Australia by Big Wheel Toys.
.Glove a Bubble are literally bubble gloves that create hundreds of bubbles! You simply tear off the top, pour the bubble solution into the bubble bag, put on the glove, dip into the bubble bag and wave to create the bubbles. There are 4 styles available and at only $4.99 each they really are the ultimate stocking filler. Distributed in Australia by Big Wheel Toys.
For the Princesses
Add some magic to the Christmas stocking with the gorgeous world of Disney Princesses.
Every little Princess is sure to love a Disney Princess Fashion Doll in their Christmas stocking! There is Elsa, Anna & Rapunzel (pictured above), plus Snow White, Ariel, Belle and more.
The Disney Princess Toddler Dollsare a sweet range of larger dolls, all wearing their signature dresses and glamorous matching tiaras. These dolls are perfect playmates for toddlers.
We also love Pavement's range of accessories - from hats (above and below) and bags to clips and bracelets, Pavement has a gorgeous range of accessories for boys and girls which make perfect stocking fillers.
Disney's Minnie Bow Glow Doll is sure to make your little one smile on Christmas morning! This sweet Minnie Mouse doll puts on a show with her dazzling light-up bow. Simply press the doll and watch the bow light up.