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7 things to get your beau this Valentine’s Day

posted by Karlicca Culalic February 12, 2018 0 comments

Buying for the male species sucks! Let’s just get that on the record. When on the hunt for something dazzling for the beau in your life, dazzling stretches from a rotation of cologne to watches and endless shaving kits. Whereas, we girls pull our weight. We’ll have ten curated gift options ready to rock and roll at any given moment and we’re happy to drop the hint if it’s necessary. It’s true, it’s not easy to find something unique that your dudes will love, but here are a few options we think just might manage.

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The Official BT Wishlist: Our Top 25+ Christmas Gifting Ideas

posted by Karlicca Culalic December 7, 2017 0 comments

In mid-November (when I noticed Westfield had put up their Christmas decorations) my gift ideas could be mapped out on a scale of non-existent to, well, majorly uninspiring. Fast forward to today and here I am sitting at my desk, flicking two pages of my diary back and forth with zero change in circumstances. No presents and no ideas. So how do you turn this all-too-familiar Christmas narrative into a Christmas miracle you ask?! Five words: the official BT Christmas Wishlist. It’s a collection of our most-loved products this year and it makes a dashing list of Christmas gift ideas if I do say so myself. Consider it our present to you. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Gift Guide for Stylish Girls | Brisbane Threads
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Christmas Gift Guide For The Gals

posted by Teagan West December 14, 2015 0 comments

Umm, excuse me, how is it December already?! And more importantly, how is Christmas a mere 3 weeks away?

If you’re struggling for inspiration when it comes to gift giving for your sister, bestie, girlfriend, or any other stylish chicks on your Christmas list between the ages of 16 and 30, we’re here to help. After all, we fall into that category too, so this should be a piece of cake!

The Fashionista: Think wide brim hats, lace up sandals, statement jewels (hello TotallyJewel!), personalised leather, ripped denim, studs and some fun accessories for the stylish maven in your life. Some of our favourite brands (pictures) are Wittner, Gorman, Sass & Bide, Zimmermann, Samantha Wills, Mon Purse, Sol Sana, TotallyJewel, One Teaspoon, Lack Of Color, PureModa, Quay Sunglasses, Aje. and Seed Heritage.

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Aura HomeThe Stylish Homebody: This one is super easy, and there’s a whole bunch of cute homewares and lifestyle products available at leading retailers and bespoke online stores. Check out Glasshouse Fragrances Christmas collection for a gift that literally suits everyone (even your mother-in-law), or Bed, Bath N’ Table for gorgeous homewares (click here for our BBNT inspo). Some other favourites include Country Road‘s home collection, Aura Home, Kikki.k stationery, personalised leather from The Daily Edited, prints galor at Jasmine Dowling and inspiring words by Lisa Messenger, Lola Berry and Cheryl Strayed. Still stuck on ideas? How about a magazine subscription for the gift that keeps on giving.

Christmas Gift Guide for Stylish Girls | Brisbane Threads

Sporty Babe: If she’s often found in her activewear or munching on an acai bowl, this gift guide is most definitely for her. Think Lorna Jane, Nike, abi & joseph, Victoria’s Secret, Birkenstock, Running Bare, Under Amour and more, plus a snazzy little Fitbit. Alternatively, you can shop them all at Stylerunner.com. If she’s already got all of the activewear she could possibly need, inspire her to start 2016 on the right track with a yoga membership to Harlow Hot Pilates & Yoga.

Christmas Gift Guide for Stylish Girls | Brisbane Threads

So how did we do? Are you inspired by our Christmas Gift Guide for the gals? Did we give you some ideas? Do you need some more inspo (click here for last year’s guide)? Let us know what you think, and feel free to get in touch at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Stay tuned for our beauty gift guide tomorrow, and a whole lot more in the coming days!


Christmas Gift Guide: For Your Mother Dearest

posted by Chloe Clark December 8, 2014 0 comments

Need some gift-spriation for the number 1 gal in your life? Christmas is just around the corner and if you don’t want to brave the shops, all of these gift ideas can be delivered straight to your door!

I have given all of these gifts to my mum at some point in time, so I know they are going to go down a treat.

Happy shopping!

Go-To Skincare

go to skin care

Image: Go-To skin care

We’ve raved about it before, but Go-To makes skincare uncomplicated, and we could all do with a bit of that in our lives! Founded by beauty editor Zoe Foster Blake who spent 10 years testing and reviewing all kinds of beauty products, she knows her skin care!

You can choose from a facial cleanser, exfoliating pads, multi-purpose oil, lip balm and anti-ageing moisturizer, all of which are cruelty free.

Choose what you think your mum will love the most, or take the lot! You will be sure to have a laugh when ordering online with Go-To, and can have a personal email delivered straight to your Mum’s inbox.


gift guide for mum

Image: Piyama

Let your mum relax, rejuvenate and recharge in style. Piyama sleepwear and loungewear is made to be worn in the bedroom and beyond. Their soft breathable fabrics are not only comfortable, but perfect for the balmy Brisbane climate. Free Xmas gift wrapping is sure to make this a no brainer.

Lorna Jane – 2 for $60 gifts

Lorna Jane

Image : Lorna Jane

Give your mum something, or two things, from Lorna Jane that will motivate her for a fresh new year. She can get organised with a planner or diary, get motivated with Lorna Jane’s fitness and business success stories, and make some nourishing recipes in a stylish new apron.

My mums picks are the insulated lunch bag and Nourish cook book – which if you grabbed for your mum, would save you $30!

Enjoy spoiling your Mama the way she deserves!


Christmas Gift Guide : For the Special Guy in Your Life

posted by Scott Duffield December 2, 2014 1 Comment

I usually hate men’s gift guides. They’re either full of gimmicky rubbish (can we please give up on whiskey stones already?) or super cool, super expensive stuff that I could only justify putting on my own gift list if I found out that Richard Branson is actually my uncle. There’s no middle ground – nothing that I actually want that my friends and family could actually afford.

That’s why I’m keeping this guide super practical. These are quality gifts that would last you well beyond January. They’re things you’ll use every day, which I think is important in a gift.

In hindsight, I kind of dropped the ball on the inexpensive criteria. Things got a little more expensive than I hoped. But most of these products are small batch or handmade, so I think your friends and family will appreciate why they’re paying a little extra.

 Shokunin Kitchen Knives

Shokunin Kitchen Knives

Best Made

We’ll take it as a given that you want a Best Made axe. We all do. I want one for display and another that I actually use. But use it when? I can’t remember the last time I cut anything with an axe. I can’t even remember being in a situation where I thought, “Gee, this would go a lot better if I had an axe.”

So I’m adjusting my expectations this Christmas and turning my blade lust to this set of four Shokunin Kitchen Knives. These knives are super sharp – literally and figuratively. They’re made in Japan to Best Made’s high standards, so you know they’ll pass the mustard if you get a craving to put on a bloody apron and deconstruct an entire sow.

Ceramic Flask

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Misc Goods Co

It doesn’t matter whether it’s scotch, brandy or raspberry cooler. Drinks just taste better when you’re sipping them from your very own flask. I’m not big on stainless steel flasks though. Even the plain ones just look like they’re waiting for someone to slap on a big old Johnnie Walker or V8 Supercars logo.

Misc Goods Co have really stepped the quality up with their ceramic flask. It really is the classiest way to drink on the sly in public. The lustrous white ceramic is offset by leather and brass accents. Your liquor is held in place with an actual cork stopper. They’re like little baby stoneware growlers – so cute!

Derby City Money Clip

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General Manufacturing Co

Are you still carrying your cash around in a wallet like some sort of animal? We’ve all moved on to money clips now. This Derby City money clip is a seriously good-looking clasp for your cash. Made of white or standard brass, it’s got a bit of an art deco feel to it that I really appreciate. The good people at General Manufacturing Co suggest it can take up to 20 notes. 20 notes? Do I look like Rockefeller? As long as it holds my license, Medicare card and Subway loyalty card, I’m set.



Topo Designs

Man, I love a good backpack. My partner thinks I need to adjust my swagger when I wear one, but I don’t let that get me down. (Apparently I look like a kid excited for his first day of kindy).

My next backpack is going to be a Topo Design Daypack. It looks classy on the outside and has heaps of room on the inside. There’s enough special pockets, clasps and hardware to make it practical, but not so many that you start feeling like you’re packing for some tactical assault mission. The daypack is available in olive, clay, navy or black and, if you’re really confident, you also have the choice of two different camo patterns.

 Waxed Canvas Wall Pocket

Wall Pocket

Peg and Awl


I’m not a neat person. My desk always looks like it’s just been turned over by crims. On bad days, it looks like the police came through afterwards and dusted for prints. It wasn’t a problem when I worked in an office, but my stationary organising skills are putting some serious strain on my relationship now that I work from home.

This waxed canvas wall pocket could keep me from becoming single. There’s a pocket or slot for everything. The design is inspired by the form and function of antique work aprons, and it actually looks good enough to be hung on the wall. There’s four or five pocket versions, depending on how much junk you have. I’m probably going to get two five pocket versions and hang them side-by-side.

Well, that’s what I hope Santa packs in his sack for me this year. I hope it’s what you’re after too.

Have you seen anything awesome that should be on this list? Let me know.