So, its Christmas, again, and you're kinda unprepared?
Welcome to the club!
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!
Picture the crowded shopping centres. Limited car parking, tacky Christmas music, children pestering 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! Hooray!
Here, we've collaborated with 28 amazing businesses and brands, to compile for you, what we think is the complete and ultimate Christmas shopping guide.
We've got 6 categories for you - that cover all the bases for gift selection, and each set of imagery contains the product brand, description and a direct link of where to purchase it from!
Our categories include; Girls, Boys, Babies, Him, Her and Home.
All of our 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 those names off your list!
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!
Goodness, could this stash get any sweeter?
Our top gift picks for Girls;
How cute is our TopKnot Girl "Dolly + Me" BowKnot Headband set. Available in assorted colours and sizes. So much fun, and the perfect stocking filler! ($6 Dolly, $13 Child).
Stop your girls getting into your expensive products with Little Makeup Lovers Play Makeup Sets. Choose from a few different set combinations of gorgeous play make up, cosmetic bags and brushes (from $26.95).
Pretty Little Things is home to many handmade Dolls and Doll accessories. These Dollies are unique and special. An heirloom gift for any little girl. Their new collection is now released in store. "Posey Beauty" (from a previous collection) is pictured here (from $120), made with lots of love and attention to detail.
Red Bobble beaded pieces are amazing! We've loved this brand for many years now, and are excited to feature the Lolly Pop Necklace ($14.95) and Apple "Bobble it Yourself" Kit ($25). Gorgeous pieces that will entertain the girls, as well as give them a sweet piece of jewellery to wear!
Confetti Kids has an incredible store. Loads of goodies there. We've fallen in love with these Iconic Toy Biscuits. Our fave is the 100's and 1000's. These have numbers on the reverse, perfect for encouraging counting and other games ($29.95).
As you can see, the girls are going to go crazy for these gifts!
I've a little boy (5) and a sweet girl (2) and I always find my son harder to buy for. There's plenty of things he likes (mainly plastic toy sets with thousands of small pieces), but I do prefer to find interesting toys and fun pieces to inspire imagination and encourage adventures.
Wouldn't any boy go nuts for these?
Our top gift picks for Boys;
Oh Ivy has a huge array of quality, plastic animals. There's many ranges to choose from, but we couldn't go past these Dinosaurs (from $6.99) for any little Boy! Hours of imagination ahead, these animals are amazing quality and can even be played with in water and sand.
Keld Industries are supplying us with these amazing Candy Lab Wooden Car toys. They are incredibly made, a piece to be kept for years to come. Available in a range of cars, and presented in a lovely box, we love CandyCab and Blue74 ($40ea).
This Castle Puzzle ($58.95) from One Spotty Dog is made up of 12 individual pieces, and is completely handmade! Endless hours or building and creating ahead with this awesome piece! You will be wowed at the ideas your little comes up with!
Those Little Toes is a store filled with socks. We chose these Puppy Dog Socks ($12) as they are fun for the kids, but fill that "practical" type of gap when stuffing the stocking. They also remind me of "Hey Duggee" haha!
Another cool idea are these necklaces from Critterz. They customise orders and characters to your needs. The Hulk is always a fave around here! Superhero Necklaces ($25) are one of the faves for boys.
I hope that we've covered some amazing gifts for the little men in your lives. Prepare for imagination and a little excitement to take over!
We've shopped neutral for Baby this year. I know most of these suggestions come in other colours, but theres something pretty perfect about greys and a pop of mustard.
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.
I know, I know.. *Insert exploding ovaries here*!
Our top gift picks for Baby;
Lets start at the top, and cover Baby's head with a cute Bonnet from us at TopKnot Girl. Available in an array of colours, you can add a brim or even little ears, if you want. Mustard Modern Bonnet in sizes from NB-3+ ($33).
Say hello to Banjo, a soft, organic cotton comforter from the amazing range that Kippins offers. The sweetest friend for your bebe to clutch and depend on. Kippins comforters are just divine ($39).
A sweet baby romper is always welcomed. Baby Dino stock many, but this Wilson and Frenchie Bodysuit ($29.95) is just so sweet.
We spied this sweet, timber sectioned plate over at Dove & Dovelet. The cute car design just stole our hearts. Perfect for little fingers to use, while discovering new foods. Car Snack Plate ($30), just gorgeous.
Momk Baby have been designing and hand-making divine baby booties for over two years. The Classic Booties ($45) are the perfect addition to any little wardrobe.
Kip & Co linen is a must on the Christmas list. We couldn't go past this Zebby cotton baby blanket with Pom Poms ($89), can you?
Our Babies will defiantly be spoiled this year!
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!
I know, right! I told you we nailed the "Him" category!
Our top gift picks for Him;
For the guy that takes care of his shoes, this Buff and Shine Shoe Polish Kit ($40) from Not Quite Square has it all zipped up! A trendy little gift that covers all the bases.
Beau Hudson has a large range of Men's accessories, but we couldn't go past their Military Bandit Beanie ($25) for the trendy ones!
A print for the wall or framed for the desk is a great gift idea. Tall Blank Wall designed this Adventure themed print ($8 A5 size) is masculine and inspiring.
The Horse is a brand that most of us recognise. Their quality Time Tellers are classic and timeless (no pun intended!). This is their Matte Black/White Face/Tan Leather Time Teller, and at $149, its a great gift.
For the man that likes a little pampering, but of course, in a manly way - make sure to pop a Sal Remedia Daily Grind Coffee Body Scrub ($16.95) into his stocking. That coffee aroma is awesome on the skin, and is packed with antioxidants.
I think you can agree, these choices are much better than a gift card for the special Men in your life?!
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!
Bright colours have made the cut, because it's summer, and we need them! Other colours in the selected gifts are available from the suppliers.
Our top gift picks for Her;
Little Tienda has a range of Mexican-inspired clothing and accessories that we all go mad for. Bright and breezy, the La Flor Blouse ($99) screams summer, and it's the perfect gift! I love this top with the Magdalena Jumpsuit ($240, not pictured) for the ultimate stylish gift.
Feather and Noise decided their Turkish Towels ($39) was a must-have gift this Christmas - and we totally agree! How gorgeous over swimmers, or even draped over the shoulders as a scarf. We love this Towel!
Emily Green jewellery have always had my heart. Ive a few pieces in my collection, and just love the Chalk 9 Bead Necklace and Black and White Texta Drop Earrings ($49.95 ea). A bold, statement accessory duo that any babe would thank you for!
Mocked carry a lovely range of leather products, including this gorgeous Carry All Clutch (pictured in Elephant, $59.95). A great size for summer parties and long lunches.
Last on the list for Her, is our very own TopKnot Girl Classic Chambray DoubleWrap ($18). Perfect to roll up and pop into the stocking, or even use to tie the gift up! Super practical, and perfect for gift giving as its one size.
Enjoy selecting and shopping from our gorgeous gift selections for Her!
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.
I know you're now thinking "actually, my home does need a gift..."
Our top gift picks for the Home;
Home Sweet Home - it really is. This pom pom trimmed Banner ($39.33) from Marshmello is handmade in NZ. Gorgeous and bold, its a sweet gift and lovely statement.
I Love Linen recently launched this french linen, Double Sided Cushion in Warm grey and Rose Clay ($39.95) teamed with a luxe down insert ($19.95), its a beautiful gift for any home.
Haru Home is where you'll find these divine Shibori Linen Tea Towels ($18ea). Hand dyed on Magnetic Island, and beautifully finished with a leather tag.
If you are after a Candle. check out the range at Ollie and Ava. We've opted for this Family Name Personalised Candle ($39.95) for a sweet touch. There's a huge range of scents to choose from, we chose french pear.
Zilvi is a favourite brand of ours, and we love their Lovers Initial Plaque. Personalise one for your own home, or make yourself look amazing when presenting it as the perfect gift. Available in assorted sizes, this is the large ($40).
Well, there's the Home gifts - sorted!
That brings us to the end of our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for 2016.
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!
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Merry Christmas! x x x
Holly + Team TopKnot.