Melbourne My Style’s Ultimate Christmas wish list – Let’s go shopping!
If you’re anything like me, you put off holiday shopping
until the exact last minute. To save you from dodging throngs of shoppers and aimless
wandering through department stores, we’ve compiled a list of timeless items
with a modern twist, for your sartorially inclined friends and family. Consider
this a collection of accessible luxury that is easy to include into everyday
life, but chic enough to incite gift envy.
Whether you’re shopping for a friend, family member, or spouse, we’ve got you covered with gifts you can easily find in Melbourne.
Jolie & Deen is a Melbourne based brand created by two sisters who set out to create well-priced, high-quality designer jewellery. This twist on the chandelier earring is a beautiful statement piece to pair with a cocktail dress. The pearls offset dark hair beautifully. Jolie & Deen Katelyn Earrings $99.00
There is something unexpected yet simultaneously understated about this boho-inspired, grained leather saddlebag. Sandro makes this bag in various colours and prints, but this style stands out for its dressed-up casual appeal. Sandro Pepita Bag, medium model with studs $650
These classic leather slides with interlocked multi-strap design and gold ring embellishment, are so easy to wear and suit any casual attire. Whether it’s a weekend down the coast or brunch in the CBD, these laid back chic slides will take the wearer anywhere. Trenery Rea Slide $119.00
Another beautiful piece from Jolie & Deen, modernising the crystal stud. These small studs made of crystal and gold plating are a lovely affordable option as a gift for friends or serve as a delightfully unexpected stocking stuffer. Jolie & Deen Crystal Bee Earrings $29.99
A tan bag in the warmer months is a must, and this versatile piece is so easy to work into any wardrobe. With the imitation bamboo loop handle and silver chain strap, it can be carried as a clutch or crossbody bag. This piece is perfect for your best friend or girlfriend. Kookai Erica Bag $120.00
A classic hat makes an everyday outfit stand out. It’s perfect for outdoor summer events and will get a lot of wear this season. You may be cautious to give a hat as a gift, as they don’t suit every wearer. If you know your loved one looks great in hats, this cream felt hat, finished with a gross-grain bow ribbon is a timeless piece that will stay in fashion. Kookai Bianca Hat $60.00
If you’re less comfortable buying a gift like a bag or a piece of jewellery, this stylish beach towel is a safe bet. Aje is a brand name you’ve seen blazoned across white tees throughout the city and has won its stamp of approval. This oversized towel is sure to make a stylish statement on the beach. AJE Logo Stripe Towel $145.00
If you prefer a practical gift, this simple and sweet water bottle from Ted Baker will get its worth in wear. This stylish bottle is topped with a rose gold stopper and emblazoned with Ted Baker’s signature logo. Give this to your co-worker for a Kris Kringle gift, or as a stocking stuffer for a teenage daughter, sister or mother. Ted Baker Pink Quarts Water Bottle $26
This tumbled leather and nylon holdall bag, from Australian men’s retailor Aquila, will be used time and again. The clean lines and simple design create a practical yet smart aesthetic. Whether it’s for the gym or weekend away, this gift will become a staple for the man in your life. For an all leather or khaki version, visit Aquila’s website. Aquila Barkley Blue Overnight Bag $199.00
It can be daunting to choose sunglasses for someone else, especially a man. Fortunately, you can’t go wrong with this shape, a hybrid of classic wayfarer and aviator frames. Titanium temples make these light and comfortable to wear. Hugo Boss double-bridge glasses in titanium and acetate visit in store for pricing The design of this timepiece from Tissot is ageless. Whether you’re shopping for your partner or father, this piece will fit in with any wardrobe. The watch is made with domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, silver dial and brown leather strap. Tissot Tradition Chronograph Watch $650.00
We hope to have inspired your Christmas list and eased some of the holiday stress with our collection of classic gift ideas. If you have your eye on some classic pieces your coveting let us know in the comments below. Now get out there (or online) and have the best time shopping. We know we will!
Written and sourced by Cloe Johnston