So, its Christmas, AGAIN (again! because I am clearly remembering putting together 2016's gift guide - thats how close it feels!), and you're kinda unprepared? Well, who isn't, its really snuck up on us!
We love to shop, but realise some of you don't - not so much because of the "shopping" part (although, I am very grateful for online shopping from the comfort of my couch!), but more so, because you really don't know what to buy for everyone.
Picture the crowded shopping centres. Spending 25 minutes trying to park the car, overstimulating music and noise, children pestering their parents (GAH!), hustle and bustle, lines as long as your shopping list, frustration, and the list goes on.
There is no need to do any of that this year! Hooray!
Running off of last years successful gift guide, we've collaborated again this year with 33 amazing businesses and brands, to compile for you, what we think is the BEST, complete and ultimate Christmas shopping guide for 2017!
We've got 6 categories again this year for you - they cover all the bases for gift selection, and each section of the guide contains not only the gorgeous images, but text, outlining the brands, item descriptions and a direct link of where to purchase everything from!
We've also included the option for our selected brands to offer you an exclusive discount to use for your shopping! WOW!
This year, the categories include; Girls, Boys, Babies, Him, Her and Home.
All of our selected products have been sourced from handmade or smaller, start up brands. We love to support the "Shop Small" movement!
Grab your pen and paper and get ready to cross all of the recipients names off your list!
If you click on the "business name" it'll take you to their Instagram feed. If you click on the "product name" the link will take you to their website to shop!
We all have a sweet little girl in our lives, and we've tried to cover all the bases here in terms of age, practicality and of course - what the girls you're shopping for will actually want! I love a girlie assortment of things, especially this lot of Christmas loot!
Our top gift picks for Girls;
Discount: TOPKNOT for 10% off storewide.
* Tailoring for Miss Polly makes beautiful Dolls Clothes. This Edith Dress Set is made to suit the 38cm Miniland Doll (or similar). It is handmade with genuine Liberty London Tana Lawn fabric and comes with matching bloomers. ($34).
* Bubble Gum Royal creates these fun Necklace and Bracelet sets. The Classic Snap Back Necklace features large beads, threaded onto a nylon cord with a snap back (breakaway clasp). The matching bracelet is thread onto double elastic with a snap back clasp. ($20)
Discount: 20% off store wide with code TOPKNOT
* Tea Cup Kids makes these cute Colour Match Wooden Nail Polish Sets. They are the perfect learning tool for your child's imagination. Through role play they will engage in colour recognition, hand eye co-ordination, developing fine motors skills and encouraging correct pencil grip. ($40).
Discount: Code: TOPKNOT10 for 10% off (exp 15th Nov - first 20 orders only).
* Summerblossom is the brand behind the gorgeous "Lara" Flower Crown we have featured here. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind, silk flower crown was lovingly handcrafted in the Summerblossom studio. The ribbon tie can adjust the size of the crown to ensure a comfortable fit for 5 years to adult. Each of the silk petals are individually cut and shaped by hand, then expertly constructed flower-by-flower to make a gorgeous light weight crown to be treasured for years to come. Made by hand and with heart. ($69).
Discount: 25% off site wide with code: TOPKNOT
* Jilly Jumbles is the brand behind this Shopkins Construction Wallet. Their ‘Construction Wallets’ are designed to live in your handbag, ready to be called upon at any time to SAVE YOUR SANITY out and about with young children! ($49).
Discount: 10% OFF with code: TOPKNOTGIRL10
* These lovely Enchanted Forest crayons are handmade by Tinta Crayons. All Tinta Crayons are handmade from Australian beeswax, organic plant waxes and no nasties! They’re fun shapes that inspire imaginative play and colouring. ($16.95).
Discount: 10% storewide discount with code TKG2017 (valid til 20 Dec 2017).
I have both a boy and a girl. I always struggle to find "different" things for boys, especially in the "shop small" style stores. I love these items, and really think the boys will love them too!
Our top gift picks for Boys;
* Schooza is a store full of fun! They hand make amazing dress up accessories for kids! This Lightning Bolt gold glitter Crown fit approx 2 - 6 years) and Lightning Bolt Wand are perfect for imaginary play. ($29.95 - Crown and $9.95 - Wand)
Discount: 10% off storewide with code: TOPKNOTGIRL
* Nobel Cubs created this amazing, reusable Colouring Mat for busy kids! Pack, Colour, Wash, Repeat. Uses washable markers or natural crayons (included) and has a zippered pocket to store them, rolls up to fit in a bag and other additional pictures can clip on for variation and sharing! ($25 and $12.50 for the add-on pictures).
Discount: Free postage on orders over $30 with code TOPKNOTGIRL
Discount: 25% storewide with code: XMAS
* Bobo and Boo produce these amazing sectioned plates. These divided plates encourage little ones to enjoy a variety of foods, making it easier for you to ensure your little ones enjoy a balanced diet. Deep enough for soups and casseroles, they also have a cup compartment to perfectly fit matching cups. All products are also dishwasher safe! ($19.95).
* Dough my Dear Play Dough hand makes these delicious jars of non toxic play dough, made with premium ingredients. They have created a unique colour variety, with scents to match each colour. There's currently 24 colours/scents in the range, but it's always growing! ($5.95- $13.95).
We've gone vintage/neutral for Baby again this year. I know some of these suggestions come in other colours, but theres something pretty perfect about these pieces! A fab line up of gifts here for the little ones or the newbies that you're eagerly awaiting. They all need a little something under the tree.
Our top gift picks for Babies;
* TopKnot Girl start at the top, and cover Baby's head with a cute Bonnet, handmade by us. Available in an array of colours, you can add a brim or even little ears, if you want. Neutral Grey Bonnet can be custom made in sizes from NB-3+ ($33).
Discount: 15% off all Headbands with code GiftGuide.
* Ashberry Lane have launched the gorgeous, L'alphabet des Animaux flash cards! A stunning box set of 30 over-sized animal alphabet flash cards, featuring vintage scientific Illustrations of an unusual line up of animals. The cards include translations into six languages and quirky animal facts. They are finished with exquisite foil detailing, and they double perfectly as decor pieces. They are the perfect gift for busy little minds. ($35).
Discount: code: TOPKNOT for Free Shipping
Discount: 20% off with code: TOPKNOTGIRL
* Dove + Dovelet create many gorgeous baby products. We've included two of their signature items. The Goat hair bristle wood brush and comb set is a keepsake to be treasured.The softest first brush for your babies fine hair and a lovely timber comb. ($18).
Also pictured is the Saturn Teether. It has multiple textures and shapes for your baby to explore and chew, and softly rattles when baby shakes. It's made from BPA free silicone and European beech wood and is 100% lab tested and safety certified. Available in assorted colours. ($30).
Discount code: TKG2017 for 10% off storewide!
* Le Petit Cadre hand make these gorgeous Alphablocks. The elegant, minimal design are prefect for use in decor as well as being safe for play. They are multi-faceted and allow for early learning and fun. ($75).
Discount: 10% off code: TOPKNOT
* From the Art is the home of Swanny. This gorgeous, wooden pull-toy is designed, handcrafted and hand painted by two gorgeous biz babes. Unique and beautiful, any baby will love one of these toys. ($50).
Discount: Use the code: topknotgirl for 20% off "Swanny" or "Winston the whale" (limited number available using this code).
Possibly the hardest gift to source - Men! Dad, Brother, Husband, Partner, you name Him - it's often a struggle.
Our guide here consists of 5 amazing gifts that will be sure to accomodate all the males on your shopping list!
Our top gift picks for Him;
Glydez no tie laces turn your favourite pair of shoes into fashionable and functional slip-ons. Laboratory and fitness tested. They come in an array of colours and sizes to suit all members of the family! ($14.95).
Discount: Use the code: TopKnot to score a Free set of interchangeable coloured studz with each purchase of 2 or more sets of laces.
* Fuel Box is an exciting product brand, and offer an array of fun, conversation cards. The FuelBox Family set encourage good conversations to entertain and strengthen family relationships. FuelBox contains 170 funny, serious and important questions guaranteed to ignite some great conversations in the family! ($79).
Score Free Shipping and Christmas Gift Wrapping on all orders
* Jazmin Bell design and create their lifestyle products in Australia. The Luxe Sleeping Mask and Basic Cold/Heat Pack are designed for comfort and relaxation. Made using designer fabrics, these products have been tested and comply in accordance with the National Standard. (Mask $18, Heat Pack $29).
Discount code: TOPKNOT for 20% off till end of November 2017
* Mum, Wife, Oils is an advocate and lover of Doterra essential oils. These products are wonderful for health and wellness. We've suggested the dōTERRA SPA Refreshing Body Wash and doTERRA Peppermint dissolvable Beadlets for a pick-me-up gift for the modern man! (Wash $29, Beadlets $22).
Buying for Her (or even ourselves, as most of you reading this will be female!) is a tough gig. Aunts, Mothers, Sisters and Best Friends can be almost impossible to shop for.
We've searched high and low for this years choices, and we hope that you love them!
Our top gift picks for Her;
* TopKnot Girl (us!) offer the practical and fun gift idea of a TopKnot Headband! These are perfect for "secret Santa" style gifts too! Pictured here is our Peachy Grey WideKnot made from organic cotton and available in a range of sizes. Gorgeous! ($18).
Discount: 15% off all Headbands with code GiftGuide.
* The Tea Crowd specialises in loose leaf tea blends made from natural and organic ingredients - no fake flavourings - only the good stuff! Handmade in small batches with good vibes and great taste in mind. They come in a range of sizes and packaging, perfect for gifting or making your own hamper! (From $8.95).
Discount code: TKG17 for 10% off store wide.
Discount code: TopKnot for 15% off storewide
* TSID Clothing are one of our faves! Fun and stylish pieces that are affordable, perfect! The Becky Top in mustard is featured here and offers a cute, seasonal look with a pop of colour. Also available in black and off-white. ($49).
Discount code: 10% off storewide with code TOPKNOT.
* Designs by Emma brings us this cute, tropical inspired Tote Bag, perfect for all day use. Ideal for the beach or to use as a baby bag, the unique plastic coating makes it durable and easy to keep clean. (Size M, $71).
Discount: Take 10% off with code XMAS17
* Ms Mel has some serious style with their range of modern footwear. The Avalon Slides are perfect for relaxed weekend wear. simple, chic and comfortable. Made from ethically sourced, organic leather. ($102).
Discount: 10% off, store wide with the code: topknot
I know you may not buy gifts for your "Home" (haha!) but I did think it was a fabulous category to include.
Homely gifts are timeless and practical. The perfect item to spoil yourself with, or gift a host on Christmas Day or at those lovely Christmas parties we all enjoy.
Our top gift picks for Home;
* Sweet Health offer unique gift ideas for all occasions. We've featured their delicious Choc Chip Cookie and Decadent Hot Chocolate Mixes, packaged in adorable vintage styled milk bottles. ($12 sml, $16 lge).
Discount: 10% off storewide with code: TopKnot.
* Inner Sparkle is the brand behind this Marble Soy Candle. This product is a luxurious gift idea. made from authentic marble, each jar is unique and different to the next. Choose your desired fragrance silver or gold lid as customisable options. Approx 50hrs burn time. ($48).
Discount: 15% off store wide with code TOPKNOTGIRL
* Pillowface is a fun brand, hand screen printing quirky pillow slip designs in Melbourne. Featured here are the Fairy Tale Pillow Slips. Measuring 75cm long, these are a fun gift for those that have everything! ($40).
Discount: TopKnot10 for 10% off.
* Designs By Winston have created this amazing, Tasmanian Oak Hexagon Tray. For the perfect piece to style your home, you can't look past this! This tray is approx 35cm wide and will display the favourite things within any home. ($60).
Discount: Use the code: Topknot for 15% store wide.
That brings us to the end of our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for 2017.
I hope you've enjoyed reading and previewing these amazing gifts. Please make sure to get shopping soon. Be organised this year so you can kick back and enjoy all the festivities and fun that the Christmas season has to offer!
Please make sure to check out our Instagram feed for more images, links to the featured businesses amazing Instagram accounts and any special offers they might have!
Merry Christmas! x x x
Holly + Team TopKnot.
*Discount codes expire Nov 15th, unless stated otherwise.