Christmas time is creeping up fast, but there’s no reason to stress over shopping for gifts. Giving should be one of the best parts of the Christmas season, there’s nothing like watching your family and friends unwrap something they really love.
For the next 12 working days, we’ve handpicked a dozen of our favourite things for our Broadsheet gift guide, from swimwear to French linen bed sheets, gentleman’s skin care, retro lamps and even something nice for your dog. The best part? We’re giving every single piece away over the next 12 days. This Christmas could be the best yet.
For their debut swimwear collection, local label Kuwaii have produced a super cute Magic Eye One-Piece in various colours, including one with black stripes, black straps and a belt. Available at Kuwaii in store and online for $195.
Retro Print Revival Lamps
When we visited Tamara Watts' Melbourne studio recently it felt like stepping back into another era with an explosion of colourful '60s and '70s textile designs featuring Frida Kahlo, The Hungry Caterpillar and our favourite, the Flamingo Fuchsia Tall Disk Lamp. Available at various stockists and online for $260.
30 Scoops of Gelato Messina
What could be a better gift than a month's worth of gelato from the gelato maestros at Messina - 30 single scoops! Gelato vouchers are available at various prices at the Darlinghurst store.
Sheet Sets by IN BED Store
Created by Pip Vasset, former fashion director at Yen magazine, IN BED store includes a range of soft French bed linens, stone-washed and dyed in a range of classic colours, cashmere and cotton. We have a set of white bed linen, plus pillow slips, to give away. Available separately online starting from $140.
Vide Poche by Henry Wilson
The 'Vide Poche' or (empty pockets) is a reversible, double-side dish for all your daily bits and pieces, created by industrial designer Henry Wilson. One side features a single scoop for those who like a bit of chaos. The other is divided in two for people who prefer more structure in their day. We have one to give away in polished silver aluminium. Available online for $165.
Porteño’s Cookbook - Recipes for a Good Time
Chefs Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate have penned a stunning cookbook, revealing the secrets to many of their dishes at Argentinean grill Porteño, Spanish tapas bar Bodega, plus favourites from Gardel’s Bar. From paine de casa to homemade feta, smoked wagyu brisket to burnt milk custard, and a pretty amazing section on barbeque, the book features all of the two chefs’ favourite dishes. We have one copy to give away so you can impress all your mates with your culinary skills this summer. Available from all good bookstores for $59.95.
Gentleman’s Brand Co. Daily Regime 3-Pack
An elegant, Australian-made skincare brand for the modern gent, this collection of face wash, moisturiser and body wash uses formulas sourced from Australia’s rich landscape that are uncomplicated and free from synthetics and parabens. We have one Daily Regime 3-pack including all three products to give away so you can put your best face forward over summer. Available at various stockists and online for $79.95.
Best in Park Lead and Collar
Melbourne-based purveyors of quality goods for dogs, Best in Park, don’t do things by halves. This collar and lead set is crafted locally from thick leather, quality hardware and bright nylon webbing for all mod-style dogs out there to look sharp this summer. Bedford Lead (in chocolate) and Old School Collar (stripe 103) are available online for $70 and $50-$55 respectively.
Made Measure iPad Sleeve
Crafted from high-quality leather that is designed to gain character with age, this durable sleeve protects your iPad and gives it a bit of old-school charm for good measure. Each wallet is lined in suede to complement the sturdy construction. iPad sleeve is available online for $110.
The Fortynine Studio Plates
At The Fortynine Studio, everything is unique. Made in small quantities in their Sydney studio, these hand-painted platters each have their own character and elegance. Flip Flop Slip oval platter, black & white is available online for $95.
Cornersmith Christmas Hamper
Darling of the inner west, the team at Marrickville's Cornersmith Cafe have put together a selection of delicious foodie hampers for Christmas. We have one ‘Big Guy’ hamper to give away, which is packed with green tomato relish, classic fruit chutney, zucchini pickles, fennel, chilli and orange salt, apple and strawberry jam, Seville orange marmalade, Marrickville honey and a bottle of blood orange cordial. Available from Cornersmith for $125.
Men's and Women's Sleepwear by Masini & Chern
Masini & Chern’s debut sleepwear collection has removed all teddy bears, ducks and clouds to recreate the traditional pyjama. The brand's luxe designs look just as at home tucked under the covers on a rainy Sunday morning with a cup of Earl Grey as they do at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc ordering afternoon spritzers. We are giving away a pair of grey women's and a pair of striped men's pyjamas so you sleep sweet. Available online for $230.
Today is the ninth day of Broadsheet's 12 Days of Christmas, and we're giving away a suede-lined leather iPad sleeve thanks to MadeMeasure, hand-crafted in Melbourne. Enter here:
Photography by Nick Blair and styling by Sarah Banger.