Christmas gift guide

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Christmas is fast gaining on us and while presents aren’t mandatory, it sure is nice to take the holiday time to remind those around you that you are grateful for them putting up with you for another year. Here are a few ideas that should cover most of the characters in your life and with a bit of luck, they’ll be feeling the love this Christmas.


For the tastemaker:
Savino Wine Preserver, $47.

With the Christmas season comes the inevitable long lunches, barbecues, picnics and dinners. With this beautiful wine preserver your favourite drop can outlast your social stamina.
The elegant glass carafe design looks beautiful in the fridge while the high-quality, floating stopper seals off all airflow to your wine to prevent oxidation. Great for every social occasion.

For the thrill seeker:
Red Balloon, prices vary.

Red Balloon offers users a huge array of exciting experiences ranging from professional cooking classes, to diving with sharks, to weekend retreats and sky-diving. Just visit the site to purchase a gift voucher and you’ll be sending your loved one on an adventure of their choosing.

For the sustainable one:
Who Gives a Crap: Toilet Paper that Builds Toilets, $48

It sounds bizarre but the latest trend in the giving trade is a huge box of toilet paper delivered free, to your door. More specifically, a huge box of beautifully wrapped recycled bamboo paper for $48 half of which goes to building toilets and fresh water pumps where they are needed in the world. If toilet paper isn’t your style, they also have kitchen paper and tissue boxes- everything you need to get through the holiday season.

For the stylish one
Bed Threads 100% linen flax robe, $100

Sizing can be a nightmare when it comes to buying clothes for others, but with this luxurious robe you can forget about the guesswork. It’s made from flax which is soft and sustainable, linen that lasts and is Australian made and owned.

Donate – for the one who has everything

Donate in their name! There are a lot of people doing it tough at this time of year, and just a little can mean a lot to those who are struggling.
You could donate to the RFS, buy a bale for the farmers, buy art from an artist whose proceeds go to bushfire victims or choose their favourite charity to support, complete with a Christmas card to deliver the good news.