Five Cool & Clever Gift Ideas You Can Build On

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Christmas is creeping up on us; the days are warming up; the hours of sunlight are stretching into the evening; decorations are appearing in every window. Now is the time to pull on your Santa hat and start your shopping early.

When you’ve been roped into Secret Santa with the ladies from work, dragged into a Kris Kringle with your friends, and still have family to shop for, you might be out of ideas. But do not fear this festive season, as Zanui has you covered!

Easy to Embellish Gifts

Gifting simple presents that you can enhance yourself not only makes them look beautiful under your tree, but makes each item bespoke, personal, and special for every giftee. It also allows you to spend underbudget without the guilt, while easily adding to the piece yourself.

Serving Magic

Whether gifting to your sister-in-law, co-worker, or neighbour, you will find the perfect gift with the Mezze Rectangular Serving Board from Maxwell & Williams. With a variety of size options for every budget, and a stunning organic mango wood construction, you can rest assured that it will happily find its home in anyone’s hands.

Birdseye view of two paddle-shaped timber serving boards sitting on a marble topped bench. One board is bare, the other has sliced bread, cheese, and a cheeseknife on it to create a luxe look.

To truly make this gift feel unique, simply arrange a collection of packaged crackers, quince paste, jarred olives, or your favourite antipasto treats and wrap generously in cellophane. Finish with jute twine around the handle to create an Instagram-worthy present that will be the envy of everyone at your Christmas Party.

Shop our wide range of serving boards and platters here to meet your budget and personal style.

Easy Indulgence

Celebrate luxury in your gifting with the Barcraft 3-Piece Cocktail Set. The set includes all that is needed for any amateur or pro cocktail maker, with a double jigger for measuring, a shaker for preparation, and a strainer to create that perfect, smooth finish. The glam gold and masculine matte black design are guaranteed to turn heads and inspire anyone.

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To make gifting even easier, simply pair this set with your recipient’s favourite liquor or non-alcoholic spirit of choice, inspiring them to kick back, relax, and keep the drinks flowing for everyone this holiday season. Find more inspiration in our collection of barware accessories.

A Scentsual Experience

Give the classic candle gift an upgrade with the lovely, friendly design of the Boho Glass Lantern from Casa Uno. With its simple glass form and effortlessly coastal whitewashed rope design, this item is perfect for any person you’re paired with for Kris Kringle.

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The classic lantern makes for an easy-to-accentuate gift. Simply pair with tealights, your favourite aromatic votives, or even a scented pillar candle to give your friend or colleague the true gift of relaxation this Christmas.

If you’re into more of a classic scented gift, explore our wide range of diffusers and candles to find a gift or scent you and your loved ones can cherish.

Cures for the Absent Minded

We all know (and love) that one endlessly forgetful person, who constantly misplaces their keys, phone, wallet, and everything else important. Give them a helping hand with the Orbit Key Bluetooth Tracker and make misplacing items a thing of the past. Simple to add to a keychain, the Orbit Key allows the user to find their keys from their phone and find their phone from their keys! The world’s easiest solution to an annoying daily struggle.

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If the Key Tracker doesn’t suit your Kris Kringle, or if they’re losing more than just their keys, check out the rest of the range of Bluetooth trackers from Orbit. It’s easy to upgrade your gift to something more comprehensive and life-changing for your forgetful friend.

Unique Infusions

For those who love an easy DIY in the kitchen, offer a one-of-a-kind twist to your Christmas gifting with the Homemade Co Gin Infusing Kit from Davis & Waddell. The set includes an infusing jar, two liquor storage bottles, and a funnel – everything you need to concoct delicious potions in your home.

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Gift with a standard gin or non-alcoholic alternative and include some freeze-dried fruits or botanicals for a stand-out look that will have them ready to go in an instant. If you’re lucky, they might even offer you a filled bottle once it is done infusing – now that’s really the Christmas spirit!

Keep Calm & Gift On

It’s hard not to get silly during the silly season, but with the year we have been through, we all deserve that extra bit of love and luxury. So, this Christmas, try to relax, recuperate, and give thoughtful gifts to those you care about.

Still stuck for ideas? Check out our online gift guides – a collection of our best gifts, sorted and organised to make your life easier.

Lucy Fox is a Sydney-based copy and creative writer, with degrees in Communication and Media and Creative Writing (Honours) from the University of Wollongong. She is often found tending to her garden, cooking up indulgent meals, inventing the next to-die-for cocktail recipe, and writing terrible poetry and prose. In that order.