INTERIORS

75 CHRISTMAS GIFTS THEY’LL WANT TO USE RIGHT AWAY

Presents for all ages, interests and budgets.

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  • Sean Scherer’s Kabinett & Kammer Creating Authentic Interiors By Sean Scherer Photography by William Abranowicz Foreword by Anderson Cooper, $43.75, booktopia.com.au
    286
  • MCM Barrel Pot, $790, mcmhouse.com
    386
  • Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Mega Teapot 1L, $199, royalcopenhagen.com.au
    486
  • Tit for Tat ceramic salt and pepper shakers, $100, matchesfashion.com
    586
  • Lucy Montgomery Le Sirenuse mirror, Portrait, $1500, lucymontgomery.com
    686
  • Visage Earrings, in yellow-gold plate, $195, lucyfolk.com.au
    786
  • Marc Newson by Noritake 12-piece dinner set, $400, noritake.com.au
    886
  • Lucy Folk Visage Ring in yellow gold plate, $195, lucyfolk.com.au
    986
  • Beige Is Not A Color: The Full-Spectrum World of Carlos Mota, Vendome Press, $82.13, amazon.com.au
    1086
  • MCM House Moddi mirror, $1100, mcmhouse.com.au
    1186
  • Lucy Montgomery Classic brush fringe cushions, from $220, lucymontgomery.com
    1286
  • MCM House Carva pot, $150, mcmhouse.com
    1386
  • Send one of Flour and Stone's cult pavlovas, $95, flourandstone.com.au
    1486
  • Give one of the best design books of the year: Pietro Cicognano Design & Architecture who channels Italian masters in his global projects (Vendome Press), $79.75, www.booktopia.com.au
    1586
  • Lucy Folk Duex Flip Ring, Yellow Gold Plate, $280, lucyfolk.com
    1686
  • Diptyque Baies Electric Diffuser capsule, to sweeten the smell of cars to interiors, $77, net-a-porter.com
    1786
  • Living By Design snazzy Paloma Outdoor Director's chair with black aluminium frame, $249, livingbydesign.net.au
    1886
  • Lucy Montgomery Le Sirenuse mirror, Round, $1500, lucymontgomery.com
    1986
  • Lucy Montgomery Outdoor round cushion in Stripes with self-piped edges, $340, lucymontgomery.com
    2086
  • Zimmerman Fiesta strapless printed cutout swimsuit, $310, net-a-porter.com
    2186
  • Zara Horoscope Silk Scarf Collection, $45.95, zara.com.au
    2286
  • Lucy Montgomery Outdoor cushions with ochre Narroe stripe and brush fringe, $260, lucymontgomery.com
    2386
  • Missoni Giacomo striped hooded belted cotton-terry robe, $485.26, net-a-porter.com
    2486
  • Lucy Montgomery outdoor cushions, from $260, lucymontgomery.com
    2586
  • Zara animal print shirt, $69.95, zara.com.au
    2686
  • Zara shiny knot skirt, $69.95, zara.com.au
    2786
  • Running Bare, Studio 54 Off The Shoulder One-Piece, $99, theiconic.com.au
    2886
  • Loewe Shell leather-trimmed woven raffia tote, $990, net-a-porter.com
    2986
  • Terence Chin - Calla Llombards Print, MCM House, $3200, mcmhouse.com.au
    3086
  • Send someone you love a box of Flour and Stone's beautiful Basil and Strawberry Meringues, $7 each, flourandstone.com.au
    3186
  • Living By Design Maland Woven Leather Bench in tan leather hide, $549, livingbydesign.net.au
    3286
  • Lucy Montgomery Outdoor round cushion in Stripes with Self-Piped edging, $340, and square cushion with brush fringing and wide stripe, $260, lucymontgomery.com
    3386
  • One of the best books to buy this holiday season: Katie Ridder More Roome book (Vendome Press, $79.80) imagery is top-notch with equally good text.
    3486
  • Senteurs d'Orient Tasting Box, 9 Mini Ma'amoul soaps, $80, suzieanderson.com
    3586
  • Albus Lumen Mismatched pearl and gold-plated stud earrings, $161 were $322, matchesfashion.com
    3686
  • Lucy Folk Ra Towel in Papaya, $160, lucyfolk.com
    3786
  • 'The Art of Ping Pong' Printed Wall-Mountable Ping Pong Table, $1470, net-a-porter.com
    3886
  • Living By Design, Newfield Bentwood Carver Chair in Dark Elm, $199, livingbydesign.net.au
    3986
  • MCM House Cuss pot, $690, mcmhouse.com.au
    4086
  • Thomas Browne D-frame Tortoiseshell-acetate sunglasses, $705, matchesfashion.com
    4186
  • Apple Airpods Pro, free engraving available, $399, apple.com.au
    4286
  • TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz Chronograph 43mm Stainless Steel Watch, Ref. No. CAZ101E.BA0842, $1550, matchesfashion.com
    4386
  • Apple Watch SE Series Space Grey Aluminium Case with Solo Loop, $429, apple.com.au
    4486
  • Aere Linen Pleated Pants, $99, aere.com.au
    4586
  • Apple Watch Hermès Band- 40-mm Fauve Barénia Leather Single Tour, $499, apple.com.au
    4686
  • New Balance 574 sneakers in pink, $108 (were $155), asos.com.au
    4786
  • Living By Design, Newfield Bentwood Carver Chair in Smoked Elm, $199, livingbydesign.net.au
    4886
  • Décors Barbares The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma By Nathalie Farman-Farma Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna Foreword by David Netto, $68.90, amazon.com.au
    4986
  • Terence Chin- Lumamajor Print from MCM House, $3200, mcmhouse.com.au
    5086
  • Elysse Stripe Stemless Wine Glass, $17.25, suzieanderson.com.au
    5186
  • Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Kettle, $156, williams-sonoma.com.au
    5286
  • Breville No-Mess Classic Round Waffle Maker, $209, williams-sonoma.com.au
    5386
  • Wonki Ware Bowls from $57, wonkiware.com.au
    5486
  • La Rochere Bee Goblets, $13.60 was $17, williams-sonoma.com.au
    5586
  • Dorset Wine Decanter, $49, williams-sonoma.com.au
    5686
  • AQUAZZURA Sundance 140 metallic vegan leather platform sandals, $1035, net-a-porter.com
    5786
  • Provence Style Decorating with French Country Flair By Shauna Varvel With Alexandra Black, $61.25, booktopia.com.au
    5886
  • Rosewater + Pink Clay Cleansing Body Bar, $5.99, livingbydesign.net.au
    5986
  • Flour and Stone, Christmas Cook Book baked for love life and happiness, $15, flourandstone.com.au
    6086
  • Living By Design Newfield Bench Seat in Black and Natural Rattan, $249, livingbydesign.net.au
    6186
  • Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Skillet, in Meringue, $319, williams-sonoma.com.au
    6286
  • Skin Gym Face Sculptor, $119, sephora.com.au
    6386
  • Williams Sonoma Antique Brass Salad Servers, $49.60, williams-sonoma.com.au
    6486
  • Saint Valentine Okeefe Linked Earrings, $235, saintvalentinejewellery.com
    6586
  • Eugenia Kim Annabelle grosgrain-trimmed straw hat, $710, net-a-porter.com
    6686
  • Jan Vogelpoel - White Abstract Tile III -37x32.5x5.5cm Handmade in Melbourne, $1080, beckerminty.com
    6786
  • Rice Dish Warm Grey Lace, $98, wonkiware.com
    6886
  • Williams Sonoma Grilling Adult Apron, $49.60, williams-sonoma.com.au
    6986
  • Japanese Secateurs, $110, heaveninearth.com.au
    7086
  • 'Byzantine Leaves' by George Fetting, Media: Archival museum grade fine art paper, Classic: 100cm Lux: 120cm Grande: 140cm, $POA, georgefetting.art
    7186
  • Ouai Melrose Place Eau De Parfum, $96, sephora.com.au
    7286
  • Gloria Christmas 2020 Ruby, Cire Trudon Candle, 270g, $145, beckerminty.com
    7386
  • Jan Vogelpoel Black Abstract Tile IV, 25x22x5.5cm, Handmade in Melbourne, $800, beckermitny.com
    7486
  • 'Venice Couple', Media: Archival museum grade fine art paper, Classic: 100cm, Luxe: 120cm, Grande: 140cm, POA: $, georgefetting.com
    7586
  • Saint Valentine Paris Huggies, $45, saintvalentinejewellery.com
    7686
  • Pierre Jouet, $69.95, danmurphys.com.au
    7786
  • Sisley Velvet Body Balm with Saffron Flowers, $190, davidjones.com
    7886
  • Becker Minty Dieter Soap Dispenser/Pump in Black Marble, $50 was $108.90, beckerminty.com
    7986
  • Renaissance Red Sugar pot and creamer jug, $269, wedgwood.com.au
    8086
  • Very Wang Vera Bande Wine Decanter from Wedgwood, now $167.20, ( was $209), wedgwood.com.au
    8186
  • Pottery Barn Gingham Baby Hooded Towel, now $30.80, (was $44), potterybarnkids.com.au
    8286
  • Palm Beach by Aerin Lauder book, Assouline, $109, net-a-porter.com
    8386
  • Citta Spot Women's Velour Dressing Gown in Concrete White, $89.90, livingbydesign.net.au
    8486
  • Wonki Ware Side Plate in glazes of Duck Egg, Beach or Sand, $40 each, wonkiware.com
    8586
  • Santa Maria Novella Fresia Body Lotion, $132, libertineparfumerie.com.au
    8686
December 9, 2020

What should you get for all the beloved people in your life? In these most uncertain times, we stick to what we know. And if there’s one thing we know it’s gift guides. After a hard year, treat your loved ones to presents that can immediately make life easier, whether they love home, entertaining, garden, fashion, food, or design. Seek presents they’ll use promptly. Champagne your giftees needn’t wait a decade to uncork, a bowl that will never languish in a drawer, and other highlights to instantly bring cheer. Read more, ‘How To Make A Personal Plan For Giving This Christmas.’

2020 is not the year to test your loved ones’ patience by wrapping up lizard-covered cocktail spoons or anything silly and destined to gather dust.

We’ve all been through too much. We don’t need clutter. We don’t want to spend a lot. We just want life to be easier. And, more joyful. And so we have focused on instant-gratification recommendations—elegant, problem-solving gifts that your recipients will want to use before the wrapping paper hits the floor.

In choosing these gifts, we focused on clothes and accessories your loved ones will want to put on without delay—from an instant Zoom-look animal-print shirt update to affordable gold-plate jewellery that will make you feel like a goddess. Oh, and Apple’s striking watch combined with an Hermes wristband for less than $500.

In a year when festive events are dropping off the calendar left and right—from the office holiday party to your annual drinks date with old friends and even family dinners—sending a gift of food or drink is more meaningful than ever. Read more, ‘Our Essential Guide to Celebrating The Season.’

This season’s edible and drinkable gift recommendations are equal parts practical and pure pleasure.

At the moment, no one wants high-tech suitcases (many of us are shunning planes) or chess sets that are too precious to touch (eyeroll). So when it comes to finding gifts for fans of gear, and gadgets, we’ve focused on “can’t wait to try” ideas that relieve seasonal stress, to spruce up whatever your giftee is calling an office these days and more.

Your jet-setting loved ones might not be swanning off to European or American skiing hotspots this season, but you can still help them indulge in more practical, more immediately accessible escapes.

We’ve compiled gifts that align with a range of sojourns, whether that’s curling up in a secluded cottage, lying on a beach or simply settling in for an armchair adventure. And there’s never been a more fitting time to perfect the art of nesting, and catching up with the latest, beautiful coffee-table books – check our favourite new titles.

It seems tone-deaf this season to give someone you love an antique onyx inkwell. Though beauty and quality guided our choice of gifts for the design lovers on your list, utility and value also rated highly. All these gifts will eagerly be put to use— chic ceramic pots for plants as soon as the next day, this year’s IT cushion(s) to elevate your indoors and outdoors, or handmade ceramic serving plates for summer lunches. Discover the season’s hottest mirror, the coolest director’s chair everyone’s talking about and the best wafflemaker on the market. Whether you’re looking for a stocking filler for a neighbour or a blowout present for your partner, we’ve got Christmas all wrapped up for all ages, interests and budgets. Our 2020 guide will help you give Santa a run for his month.

Scroll our gallery and let us help you check everyone off your list!

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