THIS LIST STARTS WITH A STORY…
It was a mid-November morning when I noticed Westfield had put up their Christmas decorations. It was at that point I made the executive decision to ignore them (just for a while). As if paying attention to them would trigger the overwhelming notion that my gift ideas could be mapped out on a scale of non-existent to, well, majorly uninspiring. Fast forward to today (more than a while later) 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!
THE BLACK BOX | MVMT
$180 – $365
In the next genius thing known to humankind, seriously cool watch brand MVMT has created The Black Box. A gift bundle that includes one of their LA-designed watches, with additional interchangeable strap and a matching set of polarized sunglasses in a slick black packaging. PERFECT FOR: The ultimate style aficionado in your life! Mum, dad, sister, brother and best mate.
CRYSTALLINE OVAL WATCH | SWAROVSKI
Fancy a little frosting? The iconic Crystalline Oval Watch is the ultimate staple luxury. The wrist of this very lucky gift recipient will host hundreds of gems at every minute of the day as each watch encases around 1,700 petite Swarovski crystals. The watch is Swiss-made, water resistant up to 30m and comes in nine different colour variations. PERFECT FOR: A very loved and special lady. Think mum, wifey or girlfriend.
BEAUTY, COSMETICS & SKINCARE
LIMITED EDITION PITERA ESSENSE SET | SK-II
SK-II scientists discovered the magic of Pitera, by chance at a sake brewery when noticing aged brewers hands kept a strikingly youthful appearance. Pitera is a secret bio-ingredient developed by SK-II that is, packed with vitamins and amino accidents that work wonders on the skin. And it’s the hero in this set. Fact: The Facial Treatment Essence in this pack has won 228 international beauty awards. PERFECT FOR: the beauty guru in your life!
THE COMPLETE ARTISAN COLLECTION | SUMMERLAND CAMELS
Natural, sustainable and Australian owned and made. This is a set is comprised of a day and night cream, hand wash and cream, body wash and lotion, shampoo, conditioner and lip conditioner – the complete works. PERFECT FOR: A beauty and wellness lover with a particular fondness for ethically sourced and generated beauty nourishment!
STAR-STUDDED EIGHT STAY ALL DAY LIQUID LIPSTICK SET | STILA
Stila’s oh so popular Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick collections are bright and bold and they dry matte for a long-lasting all day finish. This pack includes EIGHT gorgeous colours with two never-before-seen shimmer finishes. PERFECT FOR: Beauty lovers far and wide and of all ages. A sisterly/best friend, not-sure-what-to-buy-my-niece gift. Also an ideal stocking filler and Secret Santa present!
MEN’S SHAVE SET | KIEHL’S
With roots as an old-world apothecary in the business for some 160 years, Kiels knows how to put together a damn good shaving kit. This one includes a Shaving Lotion and Post-shave repair and a Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash Deluxe Sample. PERFECT FOR: Ya man, dad, brother and best mate.
UGLY XMAS RASHIE | THE UGLY XMAS RASHIE
Cute novelty gift for anybody this Christmas, it’s UPF 50+ and all sales go towards funding cancer research and services. PERFECT FOR: Family secret Santas, decking out all the kiddies for a super cute family Christmas photo.
PERSONALISED PJ’S | PETER ALEXANDER
From $35.95 (+$14.95 for the service)
Put a name on it! Keep an eye out for the Personalise Me tag on the Peter Alexander range online – you can now get your initials or lettering of your name on your PJ’s! PERFECT FOR: Everyone. Brb, bulk buying.
SEASONAL BOUQUET | ROSES ONLY
Flowers are perfect for any occasion. Even for your most loved this Christmas. Roses Only are Australia’s premium online flower delivery service offering same-day delivery. Check out their website to put your order in before Christmas. PERFECT FOR: All your loved ones – boss, colleague, interstate friends.
XXXX BREWERY TOUR WITH BEER TASTING | RED BALLOON
$32.00 per person
Beer enthusiasts will be very pleased with this unique little gift opportunity. Recipients of this gift will experience a fascinating XXXX Brewery Tour and learn more about the brewery process, a tasting session of the named speciality itself as well as receive a souvenir gift and merchandise voucher. PERFECT FOR: Beer lovers one and all.
SOCK GIFTBOXES | HAPPY SOCKS
Socks for all types in all types in gift sets. An everyday essential with a vibrant twist. There’s an I love Mum/Dad Box, a Steve Aoki Box, an Iris Apfel Box, 7 days box aka one for every day of the week and a Beatles Box. The list goes on. PERFECT FOR: Absolutely everyone – Everyone needs socks right? Cute stocking fillers, an ideal “add-on gift” and super fun for kids too.
DIPTYQUE CANDLES & FRAGRANCES | diptyque PARIS
You’re sure to have seen these darling candles and fragrances with their unique typography packaging. Originating as a perfumery in Saint Germain Paris, the scented candles come in a variety of fragrance flavours, from woody to spicy, fruity, herbal and fruity. Available online on their own website and at participating Mecca Cosmetica stores. PERFECT FOR: aunties, friends, BFF’s, work loves.
FEARLESS, EMPOWERED & GRATEFUL TEAWARE | CHRISTINA RE
Christina Re makes beautiful designer teaware, in pretty pink packaging – no need to wrap. My favourite part of this gift is a dollar from every item you buy goes to Christina’s three chosen charities CARE, Child Wise and UN Women and you get to choose who receives your donation. PERFECT FOR: Girlfriends! Best friends, teachers, mum’s, your boss.
2017 FLOATING LEAVES COLLECTION | DESIGN STUFF
Just a bit of wall art for your aesthetically inclined friends and family. Check out the FLOATING LEAVES collab between three Copenhagen based design companies: MOEBE, Paper Collective and NORM Architects. PERFECT FOR: All art lovers and friends with a keen eye for style and design.
SHOES & ACCESSORIES
NEOPRENE TOTES | CHUCHKA
Australian designed, made for the gal on the run! You can love this bag to death and then just chuck it in the machine for a wash and voila. Just like new. PERFECT FOR: The type of people in your life who gym at 8 and are at work by 9. The one who does it all.
PERSONALISED STATIONARY | THE DAILY EDITED
You might already be well acquainted with the daily edited personalised range but did you know they do a DESK range for men and woman too!? Spoil your loved ones with diaries, stationery, planners, personalised desk pads and compendiums in their signature Saffiano leather. PERFECT FOR: Uni kids/ the corporate stationary sucker, the organised and unorganised.
LOGO PRINTED SPORTS BAG | SCOTCH & SODA
The ultimate staple gym and sports duffel bag in three bold colours – not just any old duffel bag. A super stylish Scotch and Soda one. Need I say more? PERFECT FOR: The sporty spices and gym bugs in your life. That’s boyfriends, brothers, dads and ya best mates.
FINE JEWEL KEEPSAKES | SARAH AND SEBASTIAN
Sarah and Sebastian create precious fine jewellery keepsakes. These often grace pages of leading fashion publications with the likes of Harper’s BAZAAR and ELLE frequently featuring their artisanal jewellery. PERFECT FOR: the style fanatic in your life (whether that’s mum, GF, wifey, sister) but also anyone who’s been uber-good this Christmas. Like top 3% of the nice list good.
MEN’S LEATHER GOODS | COUNTRY ROAD
From key rings, cardholders to tailored billfolds and man bags of all brown to black leather variations, Country Road is a one-stop shop for men’s leather this Christmas. Check out The Tailored Collection, hand-made from premium full grain leather hide. PERFECT FOR: Dad, boyf, brother, best mates.
SHOES, SHOES, SHOES | DIANA FERRARI
Diana Ferrari has been in the leather shoe-making business for yonks – 38 years to be exact. So basically they are designing shoes in their sleep! Now with handbags and accessories too, you can create your own DIY gift set for the special ladies in your life. PERFECT FOR: Gals who love a timeless shoe-accessory combo.
THE DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIR DRYER | DYSON
Friends of the future, the quiet hair dryer is here. This gizmo was very much press-hyped when it arrived on the scene but for good reason, hello it’s AMAZING! Experience a fast-drying hair wizard, with four precise heat settings that help minimize hair damage. PERFECT FOR: Gadget gizmo magnet and hair and beauty gurus.
GOOGLE ASSISTANT | GOOGLE HOME
A tech friend to respond to your every command all at the drop of an “Okay, Google”. Instantly play music via Spotify, hear the daily news headlines, add ingredients to your virtual shopping list and play your Netflix faves. All this without leaving the couch. PERFECT FOR: Lazy housemates and a pretty cool mum/dad combo gift.
Everyone needs a good book while they are drinking in rays of sunshine this Christmas right? Right! So here are three award-winning, acclaimed fiction novels in the Dymocks Top 100 this year. PERFECT FOR: Secret Santa, friends, fam, boyf, girlfriends and YOU.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE | ANTHONY DOERR
$19.99 (At Dymocks)
An enchanting tale about a blind girl and German boy who cross paths and navigate the devastation of WWII together. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and #1 on Dymocks Top 100, 2017.
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS | M.L.STEDMAN
$22.99 (At Dymocks)
A story of a couple who live a relatively quiet life until they discover a boat on the shore with a dead man and crying baby. In the years that follow they discover the consequences of their decision to raise the baby as their own, and a new tale unfolds. Book of the Year in 2013, with Dreamworks making the film last year produced by David Heyman (Harry Potter).
THE MESSENGER | MARKUS ZUSAK
$16.99 (At Dymocks)
This is the story of an ordinary man who becomes an atypical hero by accidentally stopping a bank robbery. A laugh-out-loud novel, carefully written by the author of international best-seller and movie blockbuster The Book Thief.
Show us what you got! Use the hashtag #BTinsidertop and tag us on Instagram @brisbanethreads if you happen to purchase something we LOVE! Enjoy and as always be well! K xx