Wish granted

Finds the gifts you’ll se­cretly want to keep.

Belle - - Style Etiquette Right N Ow -

Melissa Pen­fold

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

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