Finds the gifts you’ll secretly want to keep.
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN Christmas shopping is in full swing and you’re checking people off your list left, right and centre. But if you’re having trouble coming up with a great present for someone, take a look at these new-season luxuries, homewares, and interior pieces that will never go out of style. We’ve hunted down true unicorn presents, from one-of-a-kind buys to handmade originals, rich with idiosyncrasy. WHEN WE OPEN A PRESENT We want to see something we can use immediately, which will slot effortlessly into our lives, and boost our egos. GIVE THE BEST Top-quality anything is special, whether it’s a towel, a table or a pillowcase. IF YOU’RE STUCK opt for classic gifts such as beautiful scents, a diary, stationery, or soaps. They are old faithfuls that always work. GIVE THINGS that add to a collection, whether it’s an artwork or a book. Make the internet your friend and
1 Royal Copenhagen bowl, $129, royalcopenhagen.com.au 2 Steven Gambrel: Perspective, Rizzoli, $81 3 Delphine Brabant abstract bronze sculpture, $2701, 1stdibs.com 4 Dior by Christian Dior by Olivier Saillard, Assouline, $249 5 18th-century Italian ‘Sunburst’ mirror, $9211, 1stdibs.com 6 The Alchemy of Things by Karen Mccartney, Murdoch Books, $59.99 7 Cire Trudon ‘Six’ candle, $135, agencedeparfum.com.au 8 2019 weekly diary, $185, everyotherway.com 9 Georg Jensen ‘Manhattan’ ice bucket with tongs, $295, cocktail shaker, $240, bowls, from $120, tray, $375, glass coaster, $85, champagne bowl, $595, georgjensen.com.au 10 ‘Anders’ bar stool, $429, livingbydesign.net.au 11 L’artisan Parfumeur ‘Mirabilis’ EDP (75ml), $299, libertineparfumerie.com.au 12 L’artisan Parfumeur ‘Les Boules d’ambre’, from $229, agencedeparfum.com.au 13 Carolyne Roehm: Design & Style, Rizzoli, $73 14 Royal Copenhagen ‘Alphabet’ mug, $99.95, and ‘Blue Fluted Mega’ plate (27cm), $129, royalcopenhagen.com.au 15 Floris London Luxury Soap collection, $99, agencedeparfum.com.au