A Designers Guide to Gift Buying

Ho Ho Ho!  The silly season is upon us and it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.  As an Interior Designer, I spend a lot of time online hunting down the latest accessories and homewares.  I like to consider where and how the items are made, so you will find a common thread in my gifts of local design, local manufacture, sustainability and even a good cause.  Happy shopping.

FOR THE FESTIVE SPIRIT

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Clockwise from the top left * Large watermelon bowl, $330, http://www.samantharobinson.com.au * Posy gold vase, $168, http://www.designedbythem.com * sticthed cups, poa, http://www.keikomatsui.com.au * Antler wreath gold, $133, www.choosy.com.au * Looking for water redrust cushion, $150, http://www.clothfabric.com * Plume wall hanging, $165, http://www.xavierandme.com * Australian Christmas medium soy candle, $20, http://www.etsy.com.au * Bone servers, $100, http://www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au 

FOR THE HOLIDAY HOME

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Clockwise from the top left * Hand painted cushion, $185, http://www.bonnieandneil.com.au * New range of ceramics, poa, http://www.kwceramics.com.au * Mini parasol set marine, $59, http://www.bellamee.com * Frangipani soap, $9.95, http://www.stateofgreen.com.au * Isabella Wang Koi series plate, poa, http://www.potier.com.au * Vanda blue table cloth, $185, http://www.bonnieandneil.com.au * Range of ceramics by Dimity Kidston, poa, http://www.dimitykidstonceramics.com * Limited edition Beach towel, $150, http://www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au

FOR THE NATURALIST

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Clockwise from the top left *  Gold bee notebook, $10.95, http://www.appleandbeeshop.com, Marigold floor rug, $485 , http://www.armadillo-co.com * Trio of herbs, $8.95, http://www.stateofgreen.com.au * Charlie Sandford rocket candle stick, $99, http://www.gormanshop.com.au * Check green cushion with ribbon trim, $155, http://www.bonnieandneil.com.au * 100% pure beeswax ‘make your own candle‘, $120, http://www.queenb.com.au * Porcelain tableware, from $55, http://www.littlewhitedish.com.au * Sisal pot belly floor basket, $289, http://www.countryculture.com.au

 

FOR THE BACHELOR PAD

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Clockwise from the top left * Handmade ‘Bent Ply’ newspaper/magazine rack in Australian blackwood timber, $238, www.etsy.com.au * Monsieur Chapeau sculpture, $110, http://www.brideandwolfe.com.au * Bright beads ‘Africa’ pendant light, $395, http://www.marzshop.com * Water colour plate small black, $65, http://www.bonnieandneil.com.au * Indigo maya cushion, $80, http://www.walter-g.com.au * Laundry bag ‘boy’, $29.95, http://www.appleandbeeshop.com * Antler wall decal gold, $45, http://www.choosy.com.au * Interlocking wine rack 9 bottle set, $68, http://www.choosy.com.au

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