Luxe Christmas gift guide

Luxe Christmas Gift Guide

Each of these gifts has been designed by women for women. Our community of female leaders are passionate about quality, sustainability and providing unique products that are practical and beautiful. Our luxe Christmas gift guide highlights the care and love our female leaders have invested in their product design and execution. Impart the provenance of these gifts to your loved ones this Christmas, so they can learn about the care and passion behind each brand.

ettitude Queen Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Set in dove grey

Soft. Gorgeous. Smart. Sustainable. ettitude’s female founder, Phoebe Yu disrupted an industry that hadn’t changed since 3400BC when the Egyptians invented bed linen. 5000 years later, we’ve swapped pyramids for high-tech homes. Ox and carts for self-driving cars. Now thanks to ettitude, bed linen has evolved with bamboo lyocell.

ettitude’s bamboo lyocell is one of the most sustainable textile materials of the 21st century. The fibre yield per acre from bamboo is up to 10 times higher than cotton. It requires less than 1/10 of the water to grow. Bamboo lyocell is fabricated with high eco-standards, using a closed-loop system that recycles and reuses water to minimise waste. By blending bamboo charcoal powder into bamboo lyocell fabric, these silky smooth sheets can fight unwanted odour, control bacteria, and stay fresh for longer. It absorbs odour and wicks moisture 50% quicker than cotton. Available in light grey, mustard, indigo, apricot and grey grid pattern. Sheets that stay fresh for longer with fewer washes in between. All I want for Christmas…

Bird & Knoll Italy Sunset Mosaic Scarf

Sorbet sunsets dance on mosaic rooftops as lazy summer days blend into warm, dusk-tinged evenings in whimsical italian coastal villages. bird and knoll cashmere-blend scarves are wearable art. Each lightweight oversized scarf is digitally printed with Natalie Knoll’s personal artistic photographic narrative of an iconic or exotic destination travelled to. Designed to be timeless and seasonless. A bird and knoll scarf is inspired by a love of travel and the recognition for versatile travel accessories.

Each bird and knoll purchase comes in complimentary bespoke gift packaging – wrapped in our signature bird & knoll tissue and placed inside our luxe white embossed logo envelope, or box with a personalised note. The ideal gift for yourself or someone special.

Bird&Knoll Scarf

Mary + Marie Ibiza Beach Tote

After a trip to the beach on the weekend with my children, I was dreaming of this tote with Mary + Marie’s signature removable and washable organiser. This bag is timeless beach glamour coupled with time-saving organisation devices. A perfect gift for a friend, your daughter or, with women making 85% of purchase decisions, it could be your Christmas gift and you’ve penned another family member’s name in the gift tag’s ‘from’ section.

The removable organiser includes inside key clip and neoprene water bottle holder keeps your water nice and cool or your baby bottle warm. Or perfect spot for your wet umbrella on a rainy day! Plastic inside section for clear view of all your essentials, such as wet swimmers or iPad, also perfect for toiletries or your endless baby items. Elasticized wallet hook, to keep your valuables secure and easy to reach. And at the end of the day you can simply unzip the interior if needed, give it a wash or shake out the sand and it’s as good as new. This also makes it a breeze to transfer all your essentials from bag to bag. Hark the herald angels sing!

Inside Mary + Marie Ibiza Tote

Mainie Paper Bark Wrap

Mainie represents a special melding of two ancient cultures. The Dreamtime meets the Silk Road. Mainie’s collection of silk scarves, tops, capes and wraps are generously sized to be styled in an almost infinite number of ways. Perfect for stylish travellers seeking the most versatile and lightweight of fashion accessories.

Mainie embraces Fair Trade principles and is strongly committed to supporting Aboriginal artists. All of the Aboriginal artworks featured on Mainie’s silk creations are acquired ethically and under licence through the internationally acclaimed Warlukurlangu Artists, an Aboriginal owned and controlled arts centre. In accordance with the Indigenous Art Code, royalties from the sale of every Mainie garment are paid to the Aboriginal artists.

2017 NAIDOC National Artist of the Year, Elverina Johnson is the artist featured in Mainie’s Paper Bark Wrap. Elverina is from Far North Queensland and has been involved in the visual and performing arts industry for over 25 years. Mainie and it’s artists have collaborated to celebrate Australia’s rich Aboriginal cultural heritage. To preserve its wonder and stories. The paper bark if turned on its reverse side reveals patterns of wavy lines. This artwork is a sign of respect to the paper bark. It is a material that has long been used by Aboriginal people to make shelters, warmth and water containers, and for the preparation and cooking of food.

Mainie Paper Bark Wrap

 

bracewell drawstring dress in indigo

If you are dreaming of your beach Christmas holiday whilst the corporate work calendar closes out, then bracewell’s best seller drawstring dress in indigo may be for you. Whether it’s lounging in a hammock, or going out for dinner, this dress is your travel bag’s best friend. Featuring capped raglan sleeves and adjustable side drawstrings in 100% organic cotton. Also available in black, grey and blue stripe. Sail away, sail away, sail away.

bracewell + indigo drawstring dress

Corban & Blair Ceramic Bowls by Zani McEnnally

Corban & Blair are traditionally known for stationery products, travel accessories, frames and prints, however cousins Gillian Corban & Amanda Blair continue to evolve the company through collaborations with Australian designers who share their appreciation of Australia’s unique and wonderful flora and fauna.

These small handcrafted ceramic bowls are made by Zani McEnnally who owns and runs The Clay Barn in Bangalow near Byron Bay. Perfect as a gifts to display on a coffee table, bookcase or desk. Each porcelain bowl comes packaged in a kraft gift box and is dishwasher safe.

Corban & Blair ceramic bowl

Farm to Hanger Classic V in Black

I don’t read horoscopes, but I am a practical Capricorn at heart. I also love monochrome classic designs when it comes to fashion. When I met Founder of Farm to Hanger, Anna-Louise Howard she shared her passion for slow fashion that supports Australian farmers and jobs. I realised here is a company that produces the quality basics I need, manufactured for longevity. Anna also produces classic designs for men. A great Christmas shopping solution as I find men more difficult to shop for.

Anna handmakes every piece of the sustainable and locally sourced, ethically produced clothing at Farm to Hanger. Anna knows every single person who touches Farm to Hanger garments by name. Farm to Hanger’s cotton farmer is Glenn and his family from St George, QLD, her textile fabricator is Meriel from Brisbane, QLD, Anna constructs the garments in Sydney and all their textile waste goes to Margaret to recycle in Melbourne, VIC.

Farm to Hanger Women's V Neck T-shirt

Edible Blooms Extra-Large Christmas Tree

This is a gorgeous and delicious alternative to the traditional Christmas tree. Designed by Edible Blooms Co-Founder, Kelly Jamieson this tree will wow people this Christmas. A perfect gift idea or tree alternative as no storage for next year required, simply eat on Christmas day and enjoy! This tree comes with free standard delivery. If you are a last minute shopper, keep this one up your sleeve! You can enjoy next day delivery if you are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide Metro.

If you need to organise Christmas gifts for family in New Zealand, the United Kingdom or Europe, you can use Edible Blooms this Christmas. Their new offices are operational in London and Geneva. It’s wonderful seeing business blooming! Pardon the pun and enjoy rolling your eyes at the Christmas bon bon jokes on December 25! Merry festive season!

Edible Blooms Xlarge Christmas Tree

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Posted by Alanna Bastin-Byrne - Femeconomy Founder

CEO of the house, community builder and a globetrotting nomad. Background in Marketing and Communications leadership in the UK and Australia.