For most of us Christmas is the happiest gift haul of all. Follow our standard gift rule of beautiful basics: from cakestands to chinos, champagne buckets and monogrammed baskets, big and shapely, that stun.
There can be no better way to be remembered than as the person who was thoughtful enough to give something lovely, practical and life-enhancing.
Hit the mark everytime with our 2017 list! Scroll the gallery for everything from to the year’s IT books to give, which are the ultimate reference guide to the things we love: interiors, gardening, flowers, dinner parties and more.
And for the girl with everything: be the first to discover this year’s version of the latest clever gizmo that everyone is talking about. Sure, they won’t last, but that’s part of their appeal.
- Abode Living, (03 9811 7800), www.abodeliving.com
- Dinosaur Designs, (02 9698 3500), www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au
- Hickory Hill, www.hickoryhillhome.com
- Ikea, (02 8002 0400), www.ikea.com.au
- Living By Design, (08 8431 9887) livingbydesign.net.au
- Mecca Cosmetica, www.mecca.com.au
- MJ Bale, (02 8208 8800), www.mjbale.com
- Orient House, (02 9660 3895), www.orienthouse.com.au
- Pigott’s Store, (02 9362 8119), www.pigottsstore.com.au
- Pottery Barn, (1800 232 914), www.potterybarn.com.au
- Restoration Hardware, www.restorationhardware.com
- The Daily Edited, (02 9195 3150) www.thedailyedited.com
- Wedgwood, (1300 852 022) www.wedgwood.com.au
- Williams-Sonoma, (1800 231 380), www.williams-sonoma.com
- Zara.com, (02 9216 7000) www.zarahome.com/au/