Andy Williams truly captured the feeling of the festive season when he crooned that Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year”. That being said, racking your brain for Christmas gift ideas can seem decidedly less wonderful if you’re not the best at shopping.
While the silly season is fuelled by all kinds of fun things, from long lunches, Christmas parties, decorating and overeating, (all of which bring us tremendous amounts of joy), one aspect of the season can make us want to curl up into a ball rocking back and forth under our perfectly decorated trees. You guessed it, that thing is finding the perfect present… for every single person in our lives.
Each year it feels like we’re exceedingly exhausting our list of best Christmas gift ideas, making it all the more difficult to impress our best friends who already have everything imaginable and our colleagues who we don’t know much about. Between office secret Santa draws and buying for those we cherish the most, gift giving quickly becomes stressful.
So, to help keep the festive season as one of joy, we’ve done the hard work for you and created the ultimate gift guide to cover your every need.
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The Best Christmas Gift Ideas For 2023
Fazeek Wave Glass Set, $96 (usually $120) from Net-A-Porter
Hand-blown from amber borosilicate glass, these long stemmed and rippled glasses are the perfect gift for the cocktail lover in your life.
Collagen Liquid Advance, $70 from Vida Glow
For firm skin and fewer fine lines, you can’t go past this collagen treatment.
Olivia Von Halle Silk-Satin Pyjama Set, $717.58 from Net-A-Porter
Because who doesn’t love quality loungewear? Inspired by classic styles worn by Coco Chanel, these silk-satin pyjamas are a comfortable yet stylish addition to any wardrobe.
Luv AJ Gold-Plated Hoops, $96 (usually $128) from asos
For an elevated gold hoop moment, these crystal embellished earrings are the versatile accessory for any occasion.
2024 Desktop Planner, $56.95 from Bespoke Letterpress
New year means new stationary for the avid planners out there. This customisable journal has an adorable pomegranate design and gold gilded edges, making it a gorgeous and practical companion for 2024.
Personalised Alcohol Gift Box, $145 from The Neighbours Cellar
With a choice from pink gin, prosecco, pinot grigio, and more, gift a loved one a personalised alcohol gift box, complete with a bauble, chocolates, candle, customisable label, and more.
Scalp & Hair Scrub Shampoo, $23.99 (usually $29.99) from Body Blendz
It’s pampering season, and this scalp and hair scrub is the purifying and styling duo designed to sustain luscious locks.
The Joaquina Jumpsuit, $578 from Baíah
70s-inspired, this airy jumpsuit is a spring and summer staple. Made from sustainable cupro and linen, the asymmetrical ruched strap designed to elongate and flatter all bodies.
The Basics, $134.95 from Tweak Cosmetica
Go back to basics with this eye set. Featuring lash and brow growth serum, a plumping eye mask, a sleek styler, and buff brush, this set will enhance anyone’s self-care days.
Jade and May Bamboo Robe, $155 from hardtofind
Crafted from soft bamboo fabric, this stylish sage green robe is designed with comfort in mind.
Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker, $208 (usually $299.95) from Amazon
For the friend or family member with a penchant for hosting friendsgivings, a wireless speaker to set the musical vibe is a gift for everyone.
Miss Dior Top Handle Bag, $6,200 from DIOR
Elegant and functional, this versatile bag holds all of the essentials and look cute in the process.
Beauty Icons Kit, $270 from Charlotte Tilbury
Act fast for the makeup lover in your life as this award-winning gift set is limited edition. It includes a full-sized moisturiser, setting spray, mascara, nude-pink lipstick, and makeup bag.
Figure Ring, $148 each from Mejuri
In sterling silver or gold, this thick and curvy ring is made to last and complement any aesthetic.
Women’s Loafer With Horsebit, $1,620 from Gucci
Combining the styles of boots and moccasins, these black leather loafers feature an elegant silhouette with a lightweight rubber sole.
Cooler Bag by Business & Pleasure Co., $89.99 from The Iconic
An avid beach goer will love this premium (not to mention adorable) cooler bag, designed to keep food and drinks chilled from sunrise to sunset.
Matrix Tennis Necklace, $550 at Swarovski
Classic and elegant with a contemporary twist, this tennis necklace is bold and refined to give the wearer some extra glamour.
T2 x Penguin Books Gift Book, $75 from T2
Is there a better combination than a book and a cup of tea? We certainly can’t think of one. This limited edition gift pack from T2 and Penguin includes a classic novel, fine bone china, and 30 tea bags.
Good Material by Dolly Alderton, $19.95 from Booktopia
Funny and relatable, Dolly Alderton’s best-selling novel is a story of heartbreak and friendship and how to survive both.
Boxtrot S Crossbody Bag, $1,045 from Longchamp
This crossbody bag features an adjustable shoulder strap, magnetic closure, a zipped interior pocket, and gold detailing – everything we look for when gifting a stylish yet practical handbag.
Magazine Subscription, various prices from MagShop
For the magazine lover, a yearly subscription to their favourite publication is sure to put a smile on their face. Subscribe between now and Christmas for your chance to win a share of $50,000.
Libre Le EDP, $295 (90ml) from Myer
Spicy and warm, this floral perfume is enriched with lavender, orange blossom, a rare saffron accord, and more.
Keko Sandal, $339 from St Agni
With a moulded footbed and barely-there leather strapping, this wear-all-day sandal is the modern summer staple we should all add to our wardrobes.
Lite-Shock Sport Spinner by Samsonite, $915 from The Iconic
For the friend that’s always ready to jet, this sturdy yet light suitcase is easy to manoeuvre and water-resistant.
Elodie Gingham Cotton, prices vary from Sheet Society
In a colour mix of sage, powder blue, and white, this soft and stonewashed cotton is a cosy yet aesthetic gift for any bedroom.
Versace Pour Femme Dylan EDP, $175 (100ml) from Myer
Sparkling bergamot blended with orange is accompanied by juicy pear in this vibrant fragrance.
Women’s Rectangular Sunglasses, $520 from Giorgio Armani
With gradient lenses and full-colour frames, it will be a treat to find these black shades under the tree ahead of summer,
Softly Smoky, Eye, Blush, &, Lip Stack, $98 from Trinny London
This cream-based trio is perfect for a low-maintenance on-the-go makeup look. Design a personalised stack with shades of your choice.
Coquette Slipper in Chestnut, $199.99 from UGG Australia
Lined with sheep fur, these quality slippers are an investment for relaxing days around the house.
Moonlight Grapes Ring by Georg Jensen, $495 from The Iconic
In sterling silver, this moonlight grapes ring is a bold, sculptural, and unique gift for the jewellery lover in your life.
Small Kira Velvet Shoulder Bag, $598 from Tory Burch
Made of soft quilted velvet, this little black bag with an adjustable chain strap can be worn over the shoulder or cross body.
Sensory Escapes Yuzu & Sandalwood Candle, $49.95 from Ecoya
The candle-lover on your gift list will escape into a world of spring blossoms, citrus, sandalwood, and amber with this warm fragrance.
Timeless Pavé Chain Bracelet, $299 from Pandora
This statement tennis bracelet from Pandora is the ultimate sterling silver piece to add to one’s collection. For the person who loves to elevate their casual and semi-formal looks, this polished and comfortable piece will remain a go-to in their accessory drawer forever.
For the hair-obsessive in your life, this anti breakage serum is the award winning solution to sleek and shiny tresses.
If you’re looking to buy for someone who loves luxury, this bracelet is both delicate and statement-worthy. From Anton’s stunning Capri Dreaming collection, this tennis bracelet is both refined and fashion forward, designed to fit perfectly with any wrist stack.