It’s a scary thought: Christmas is less than a month away. That generally means finding presents for at least one or two people who are nearly impossible to buy for.

Take it from us – you can do a lot worse than wandering around a good homewares store. You might end up with something merely serviceable, such as a candle or mug. But then again, you could find a statement piece the receiver will treasure for years to come. Fingers crossed it’s the latter.

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A go-to for designer vintage furniture.

Shop 2 82-84 Enmore Road
Enmore NSW

Armchair Collective

Designer armchairs inside a cafe.

9 Darley Street East
Mona Vale NSW 2103


Japan's more philosophical version of Ikea.

Level 1 The Galeries George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Le Creuset

Fine French enamelware that lasts a lifetime.

Shop 30, Ground Floor The Strand Arcade, 412-414 George Street
Sydney NSW