Household items make great gifts. They’re practical and stylish—the kind of thing your loved ones may be wearing months and years from now and thinking of you.
If you still have a lot of gifts to check off your list, we’ve explored some of the most useful and stylish online gift guides from home and lifestyle retailers. And if you hurry, you still have time to order for the big day.
Reproducing beautiful household items from around the world, particularly Scandinavia, designer things curate online gift guides filled with beautiful and practical items for just about everyone on your list (including the kids).
Brands include: Areaware, Ferm Living, Hay, Middle of Nowhere, Pool Buoy, Tom Dixon
Gift categories include: High value gifts, under $100 no thought, for children, don’t bother wrapping (for items that already come in fancy packaging)
Order in time for December 25: Australia Post’s deadline for express delivery to all states except WA and NT is December 19. For WA and NT, it is December 14. Melbourne shoppers can enjoy click and collect and same day delivery ($35 flat rate) until December 23rd.
The Becker Minty Luxury Lifestyle Home is your ideal gift for beautiful homewares and thoughtful design. On this Christmas list you’ll find dazzling scented candles, chess sets with individually sculpted brass pieces and cowrie shell napkin rings.
Brands include: Aerin, Becker Minty, L’Objet, Printworks, Raconteur, Serax, Society Paris
Gift categories include: Luxury Gifts, Kris Kringle, Confectionery, Games, Men, Women, Kids
Order in time for December 25: Becker Minty can arrange courier services for items purchased on or after December 12. Sydney locals can also click and collect until December 24.
The corner booth
This Sydney retailer has evolved over time from a children’s store to a carefully curated lifestyle store, so you’ll find plenty of great stuff here for the little ones as well as the grown-ups, and there’s an emphasis on labels australian
Brands include: Aykasa, Kip & Co, Kollab, Mr Kitly, Sage x Clare, Sunnylife
Gift categories include: Stocking stuffers, baby gifts, Australian gifts, pet gifts
Order in time for December 25: The Corner Booth continues to deliver via standard mail and is switching to express as of December 15. Sydney shoppers can choose to click and collect (with gift wrap) until December 24.
An online giant of design-oriented, accessible fashion and homeware, The Iconic offers a host of gift editions, just as you’d expect. Find treasures curated by price and style.
Brands include: Aesop, Alessi, Frank Green, Hommey, House of Nunu, Marimekko, Sheet Society
Gift categories include: Furry Friends, Gratitude is the Attitude, Hero Home Fragrances, Kitchen Queens
Order in time for December 25: Deliveries in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney are available via standard mail (free on orders over $50) until December 21, and express delivery until December 22. Buyers in Sydney can also get same day delivery until December 23rd. For Adelaide, orders are via standard shipping (free on orders over $50) must be received by December 20th and expedited delivery by December 21st. For Perth buyers, please choose express delivery before December 20th. here for more information, including exact cut-off times.
Scandi-loving Melbourne design store Norsu offers family-friendly housewares from Nordic brands, plus some closer to home. Shop through your gift interest as well as price point. And there are plenty of decorations, cards, and wrapping paper for those last-minute festive needs.
Brands include: & Sunday Australia, Black Blaze, Capra Designs, Flou Design, L&M Home, Make Scents of It, Robert Gordon
Gift categories include: For the plant parent, for the home devotee, for the entertainer, for the book lover, for the little ones
Order in time for December 25: Victorians can enjoy standard delivery until December 14. VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, SA and TAS still have time for express delivery until December 16.
Hard to find
Hard to Find brings together a global community of cottage industries, independent studios, and retailers, making it a great option if you’re looking to spend money on small businesses. There’s a wide variety of baskets for those extra tricky gifts: choose from boxes dedicated to craft beer, fitness accessories, gourmet seaweed and much more.
Brands include: Day of the Boxes, Gifts and Lifestyle of Ithika, Jade and May, The Journey of Something, Unawatuna, Hasta
Gift categories include: Gifts for boyfriends, gifts for girlfriends, gifts for grandmothers, gifts for teenagers, gifts for babies, gifts for pets
Order in time for December 25: Australia Post express shipping cutoff for all states except WA and NT is December 19th. For WA and NT, it is December 14.
Finnish design store
What says festive cheer better than a gift from Finland? The Finnish designer store offers a huge range of thoughtful designer gifts that are made to last, and if you opt for expedited shipping, your Christmas shopping can still arrive in Australia before December 25.
Brands include: Aerobie, Alessi, Craftworks Finland, Fatboy, Ferm Living, Kartell, Sigg, String Furniture
Gift categories include: Gifts for minimalists, gifts for color lovers, modular elegance, inexpensive gifts
Order in time for December 25: A range of fast courier shipping and postal options from Finland. Fedex Priority and DHL Express Worldwide promise delivery within three business days of your order.