If the pandemic left the arty woman in your life all jigsaw puzzled out, reward her with a new idea to keep those hands busy, or just find something pretty to look at that requires zero effort.
… who’s into DIY
Wild About Flora’s online workshops make floristry easier and more accessible. Founder Nadine Brown will take participants through all the basics, plus how to create the most striking arrangements. BYO flowers from the garden. $55, wildflorastudio.com.au
… who appreciates ‘usable art’
There are vases and then there’s Camilla and Marc’s Ostrea Rock Glass Vase, designed in Copenhagen by Hein Studio. The pretty pink colour is feminine without being over-the-top. $300, camillaandmarc.com
For the eco-conscious
Score bonus points for sourcing a gift that has sustainability cred. There are plenty of apps such as Good on You and Ethical Clothing Australia where you can find brands making beautiful things with less harm to the planet.
… who loves flowers
The Insta-worthy dried flowers from Everbloome are a sustainable alternative to fresh bouquets that last up to seven years. From $69, everbloome.com.au
… who has a big heart
Buy From The Bush continues to offer under-the-radar finds from regional Australia. The luxurious gift box features cable-knit socks, rosewater face mist, bikkies and honey soap. There’s also a beauty and gardening box. $199, buyfromthebush.com.au
… who’s water conscious
Make the washing up (hands and home) less wasteful with a Happy Humans system, which uses refillable bottles and soluble tablets for a range of home staples in fragrances including lavender and tea tree. A bundle is $54.90, heyhappyhuman.com
… who has a green thumb
From from pod to plate with these miniature herb gardens from Micropod. The starter kit comes with a tray, lid and six seedmats, including rocket, red kale and mizuna. $59, micropod.com.au
For the beauty queen
Cosmetics for gifts can look lazy but not if you seek out cult brands that have a great story behind them. Otherwise, check the bathroom for any luxuries that are running low. Instant sainthood.
… who is more than skin deep
For every Two Good Co. sold, the company will donate a similar box to a woman staying in an emergency shelter. Packs include body wash, artisan candles and other bath-time goodies. $120, twogood.com.au
… who are time poor
If a facial is the dream but the reality is a packed diary, Aceology’s hydro-dermabrasion device is designed to deep clean and unclog pores while adding nourishing ingredients to exfoliate, hydrate and soothe skin. $349, Aceology.co
… who love the classics
It’s a year of milestones for Chanel, which celebrates 100 years of its iconic N°5 perfume, and 20 years of Coco Mademoiselle. Inspired by Gabielle Chanel herself, the oriental fragrance blends fresh notes of citrus with jasmine and rose. $249, davidjones.com
For the active and adventure-seeking
Whether she’s into yoga or is more of an adrenalin junkie, a gift that feeds someone’s active pursuits comes with the bonus of being good for their health. Much better than a box of chocolates.
… who values calm above all else
Lululemon’s latest mat is designed to help anyone correct their yoga alignment using 3D cushion zones that map optimal body positioning, plus the texture is designed to enhance grip and stability. $129, lululemon.com.au
… who loves the beach
Made from 20 recycled bottles, Kaiko Australia’s Venice towel is super absorbent, fast-drying, repels sand, odour-free, and is compact enough to keep on hand for the beach, or hitting a fitness class. $69.95. thesomedayco.com
… who lives for a mini-break
Hit the country (or New Zealand) with the new carry-on from July, which claims to have made the lightest four-wheel cabin bag on the market, at just 1.8 kilograms. $245 (monogramming available), july.com
… who’s off on a road trip
Huxford Grove’s 100 per cent merino wool throw is a modern take on the traditional wool blanket, soft natural and durable so it can last any environment. $195. huxfordgrove.com
… who loves to dance it out
Bose’s noise-cancelling QuietComfort Earbuds are sweat and weather resistant, and have six hours’ battery life. $319, bose.com.au
… who’s looking to ease back into fitness
For women new to working out, or those returning from injury, fitness guru Kayla Itsines has released a new low-impact plan (no jumps or burpees!), inspired by her own mother. Meanwhile, mums to be can sign on to Keep It Cleaner’s KICBUMP program, which includes pilates workouts and recipes. kaylaitsines.com, keepitcleaner.com.au
For the gourmand
If her favourite show is Masterchef or she’s always got a few recipe tabs open on her iPad, then the gift of food may be the perfect treat. And for the home entertainer, you can’t go past a new addition to the lounge bar.
… who likes her tea hot and close
Frank Green’s tea-lover bundle includes a ceramic reusable cup and canister, organic and fair trade immunity tea, infuser and scoop. $89.95, frankgreen.com.au
… who like to shake, or stir
Subscription service Cocktail Porter has teamed with Feels Botanical to create a watermelon cosmo kit, which contains all you need for up to 10 drinks (fewer if you have large glasses). $85-$145, cocktailporter.com.au
… who can’t function without a morning coffee
Industry Beans’ discovery box has espresso, decaf, chai and chocolate – basically something for everyone. $75, industrybeans.com
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