24 awesome Christmas gift ideas for adults
It’s that time of year again and the pressure is on to buy Christmas gifts for friends and family. It can be stressful trying to find just the right present on top of everything else that needs to be done over the festive period. There are always parties to attend for work and family who you won’t be spending Christmas day with and, if it’s your turn to host the big day, preparing lunch or dinner is yet another massive job that will take up much of your time.
If you’ve got a special man or woman in your life that you’re buying for, we’ve created a list to help save you time and energy searching for the perfect Christmas gift. Our Lantern Club team have searched the Internet and found 24 awesome gifts for your mum, dad, sister, brother, uncle, aunt and other family and friends. Now you can spend more time celebrating with them during the festive period rather than wasting hours searching for gifts online or braving the shopping centres amongst the inevitable enormous shopping crowds.
Silk Scarf – The range of 100% silk scarves at Charli Bird are sophistication personified. Designed in Paris, these scarves are bold and beautiful with gorgeous patterns and tassels or small pom poms adding an extra element of fun.
Available at Charli Bird – $69.95 (http://charlibird.com.au/product-category/scarves)
Kaftan – Perfect for both cooler and warmer months, a kaftan can be worn with a pair of jeans to complete a stylish outfit or over a bikini when it’s time to hit the beach. Flattering for all body shapes, a kaftan is a must-have piece for any fashionable woman’s wardrobe.
Available at The White Store – $99.95 (http://www.thewhitestore.com.au/)
T-shirt – On the surface it may seem like a run of the mill gift idea but you will think again when you see the range of Hamb t-shirts for women. Hand-drawn designs come to life on a wide range of screen-printed loose, puff-sleeve, long-sleeve and regular t-shirts. There is a t-shirt for every woman in this collection.
Available at Hamb – $66 or $79 (http://www.hamb.com.au/hambgirls/girls_tsh.asp)
Necklace – The range from Tiny and I was born from one woman’s desire to make jewellery that was also friendly for her young children. These necklaces are fun, colourful, modern and stylish and are made from soft, non-toxic, silicone beads. This means they’re durable enough to wear anywhere, any time and are totally washable and soft on baby’s gums should your little one manage to get hold of them.
Available at Tiny And I – $29.95-$39.95 (http://tinyandi.com.au/our-shop/)
Ring – Made from a double platinum rhodium plated band and finished with genuine Swarovski crystals, the rings at Wink Jewellery are both stunningly beautiful and incredibly affordable. It is bold enough to hold its own whether you choose to wear it by itself or as part of a stacked group of rings.
Available at Wink Jewellery – $29 or $39 (http://www.wink-jewellery.com/collections/rings)
Earrings – For a real touch of class and grace, Billie Earrings from Amber Sceats are the perfect Christmas gift. Made from stainless steel with blue turquoise and 18ct gold plating, these optimum drop earrings are meticulously hand crafted to the highest individual standards.
Available at Amber Sceats – $119 (http://ambersceats.com/)
Planter Box – For the busy city woman who still loves to grow her own flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs, the Glowpear Urban Garden Standard Planter is the ideal gift. It’s self-watering, low maintenance and perfect for indoors or outside. This stylish piece will complement any balcony, courtyard, deck or patio. It also comes with free delivery to Australian mainland capital cities.
Available at Glowpear – $199 (http://www.glowpear.com.au/shop/au-urban-garden-standard-planter)
Cheese Board Set – The Louis Thiers Toujours Cheese Board Set is the ideal gift for any woman who loves to entertain guests. The set consists of a knife, spreader and cleaver with a timber cheese board and slide out storage box. The famous Laguiole bee insignia decorates each piece and they are made from high quality, heavy gauge stainless steel with moulded acrylic handles. The class is obvious with each piece perfectly weighted and hand finished.
Available at Laguiole – $149 (http://www.laguiole.com.au/#!product/prd2/2526155331/louis-thiers-toujours-cheese-board-set—multi-2)
Vase Set – Pair these classic, understated and sophisticated vases with some beautiful flowers and you’ll be in the good books for a very long time. Made from 100% handmade glass, this set can be arranged in a cluster or along a table to encapsulate a modern Christmas lunch or dinner styling.
Available at Country Road – $59.95 (http://www.countryroad.com.au)
Body – The Aesop Andromeda aromatic body care quartet is designed to nurture the skin and the senses. Combining an aromatic hand wash and balm, coriander seed body cleanser and a rind concentrate body balm, she’ll feel smooth and rejuvenated from head to toe.
Available at Aesop – $115 (http://www.aesop.com/au/packs-and-gifts/andromeda-kit.html)
Food and Beer
Cookbook – They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and most men love a good meal with an equally great beer. This excellent recipe book combines the two. Not only will he want to spend much more time in the kitchen cooking, he’ll also learn about the history of beer and how to pair food and beer together.
Available at Booktopia – $38.25 (http://www.booktopia.com.au/food-plus-beer-ross-dobson/prod9781743365489.html)
Beer Hamper – There has been a huge surge in the popularity of craft beer in Australia in recent years, so why not spoil him with a selection of this country’s best along with some nibbles, beef jerky and other assorted snacks. It comes beautifully presented in a custom-made wooden beer crate and includes free delivery Australia-wide.
Available at The Hamper Emporium – $109 (https://www.thehamperemporium.com.au/Beer-Hampers/Australia-microbreweries)
Home brew kit – Instead of heading out to the local BWS to buy his beer, why not encourage him to get creative and brew his own? Even with a humble beginner home brew kit like this one, he will be able to make a wide range of simple beers that could be even better than what he’s drinking now. He can experiment and come up with his own recipes and the pride he’ll feel when he drinks his own brew will be priceless.
Available at Coopers – $95 (https://diybeer.com/au/)
Cufflinks – When it comes to style, Ted Baker has got it covered. If your man wears a suit to work or often attends formal events, then these hot and cold tap cufflinks will add a touch of flair and personality. There’s no doubt they will be an interesting topic of conversation at your next gathering!
Available at Ted Baker – $149 (http://www.tedbaker.com/au/Mens/Accessories/Cufflinks/HOTCOLD-Tap-faucet-cufflinks-Silver-Colou/p/117919-08-SILVER-COLOU)
Shoes – Every man needs a casual yet stylish pair of street shoes and they don’t come with much more street cred than these Nike Paul Rodriguez LR canvas shoes. The dark obsidian canvas outer with signature gold swoosh and white trim looks awesome and you’ll even get a free pair of sunglasses valued at $39.99 with your order. That’s two Christmas gifts for the price of one!
Available at Surf Stitch – $110 (http://www.surfstitch.com/)
Double Edge Safety Razor – If you’re going to buy the man in your life a safety razor, it might as well be from the best in the business. The Merkur 25C has a longer handle for better control, an open comb for a closer shaving experience and a stylish chrome finish. It’s so well designed and manufactured that it will stand the test of time and be handed down to his children.
Available at Pure Man – $52.25 (http://pureman.com.au/)
Beard Oil – Beards are the big thing right now but so many men don’t look after them as well as they should. A vital ingredient in beard maintenance is beard oil because it softens the beard, hydrates the skin and eliminates itchiness. The Bearded Chap Original Beard Oil has a forest, citrus and spice aroma, combining to create a quintessential manly scent.
Available at Mens Biz – $40 (http://www.mensbiz.com.au/shaving/beard-moustache/the-bearded-chap-beard-oil.html)
Wash Bag and Products – If the motorcycle saddlebag-inspired wash bag isn’t enough for him, the products inside will definitely do the job. Filled with shaving cream, moisturiser, a bamboo toothbrush and goats milk soap from the Uppercut Deluxe range of men’s grooming products, he’ll be ready to look his best no matter where he is.
Available at Uppercut Deluxe – $75 (http://www.uppercutdeluxe.com/)
Charging Station – If the man in your life has every device on the market, he’s going to need somewhere to charge them up. The Alldock USB Charging Station is the perfect solution. It looks beautiful with its wooden finish, cable clutter will be a thing of the past and there will be no need to go searching for those lost sockets. Just sit your tablets, phones, fitness trackers, game controllers, MP3 players and other devices in the grooves and they’ll charge them with elegance and style, all in the one place.
Available at Alldock Australasia – $199 (https://alldock-australasia.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/alldock-medium-naturals)
Speaker – Need to buy a Christmas gift for a man who loves his music? The Marley Chant mini Bluetooth wireless speaker will ensure he can listen to his favourite tunes wherever he goes. Along with impressive audio quality from such a small speaker, it looks great with fabric covering and bamboo detailing. It also has a built in microphone so when he’s interrupted by a phone call, the speaker turns into a speakerphone.
Available at JB Hi-Fi – $79 (https://www.jbhifi.com.au/)
iPhone lens – Even men are taking plenty of photos with their iPhones nowadays, so give him the tools to make sure his photos are truly great. The Olloclip range of lenses will turn your man’s iPhone into a camera that can shoot wide angle, fish eye and at multiple macro levels. Now his Instagram feed will be one of the best and you never know – he could turn into an Instagram celebrity with hundreds of thousands of followers!
Available at Teds – $24.95 – $144.95 (https://www.teds.com.au/accessories/iphone-ipad-accessories/iphone-ipad-lenses?manufacturer=853)
There you have it: 24 fantastic Christmas gifts for the adult in your life. No matter what your budget is or what tastes your family and friends may have, we’re positive there’s something in this list that they’ll love to unwrap on Christmas Day.
On behalf of everyone here at Lantern Club, we want to wish you and those closest to you a safe and merry Christmas. We hope you spend your days relaxing and celebrating with friends and family before embarking on a happy and successful 2016.
*Please note: Lantern Club is not affiliated in any way with the companies whose products we’ve mentioned in this list. We do not know them and they have no idea we’ve mentioned them here. We just really like their products and think you might too!
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