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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re wondering what day it falls on this year, we’ve got you covered. Mother’s Day 2023 will be celebrated on Sunday, May 14th.
This special day is a perfect opportunity to show your appreciation and love for the mothers in your life. Whether it’s your own mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, or a mother figure, a thoughtful gift can go a long way in expressing your gratitude.
If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas, you’re in the right place. At Hardtofind, we specialize in unique and personalized gifts that are sure to make any mother feel loved and appreciated.
Here are some of our top gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2023:
1. Wood Sage Sea Salt Luxury Candle from Country Style
Candles are always a great gift idea, and the Wood Sage Sea Salt Luxury Candle from Country Style is no exception. They are made using natural soy wax and a premium fragrance, making it a luxurious and eco-friendly gift. The woodsy and salty scent will transport your mum to a relaxing day at the beach, and the beautiful packaging adds an extra touch of elegance.
2. Personalised Mother’s Day Coffee Mug
If your mum is a coffee or tea lover, this Personalised Mother’s Day Coffee Mug is an excellent gift choice. It’s made from high-quality ceramic plus you can personalise it with your name and year of birth, making it a unique and thoughtful gift that she can use every day.
3. Monogrammed Satin White Pyjamas
Nothing says luxury like a pair of silk or satin pyjamas. These Monogrammed Satin White Pyjamas are a perfect gift for your mum to relax in style. They are made from high-quality satin and come with a personalised monogram, making them a luxurious and thoughtful gift that she can enjoy for years to come.
4. Overlander Bag Tan
If your mum loves to travel or is always on the go, this Overlander Bag Tan is an excellent gift idea. It’s made from high-quality leather with burnished gold details and is durable and stylish. The bag has plenty of compartments to store all her essentials, making it perfect for weekend getaways or day trips.
5. Avalon Picnic Blanket Bag
With the weather still nice and warm for a little while longer, a picnic in the park is an excellent way to celebrate Mother’s Day. This Avalon Picnic Blanket Bag is perfect for outdoor picnics or even indoor movie nights. It’s made from high-quality materials and comes with a comfortable handle and adjustable shoulder strap, making it easy to carry. The stylish design and beautiful colour will surely make your mum feel special.
At Hardtofind, we understand that every mother is unique, and we have a wide range of gift ideas to suit every taste and budget. So, start browsing our collection today, and find the perfect Mother’s Day gift that she’ll love.
Mother’s Day is such a special day to celebrate and appreciate the mothers in our lives. With the right gift, you can express your love and gratitude in a meaningful way. So, don’t wait until the last minute, start planning your Mother’s Day gift today, and make it a day to remember.
Father’s Day is right around the corner — that’s Sunday, September 4 for those who find this news surprising. OK, so that doesn’t leave too long to track down the best Father’s Day gift, but don’t panic! Hardtofind is chock full of gifts for Dad. Here are some of our favourite last minute Father’s Day gift ideas.
Does pa like to get out and see the world? Perhaps he travels for work or maybe he’s a grey nomad in training. Give him the gift of a personalised travel cup or a passport holder inscribed with your own special message, and he’ll be taking a little bit of you with him on every trip.
Gifts for the foodie dad
Are you lucky enough to have a dad who loves to cook? Whether he’s king of the kitchen or strictly an outdoors chef, there’s a whole range of last-minute gift ideas from the practical to the quirky. Surprise him with a barbecue apron with his name on it, or up the ante with a personalised Head Chef serving board to add some pizzazz to his antipasto.
Gifts for the stylish dad
Yep, it’s a thing. The fashion-focussed father is out there and if he happens to belong to you, he’ll be delighted by a stylish gift. Whether it’s the latest sunglasses, a retro T or pair of cool boardies for the upcoming beach season — surf our men’s fashion pages and you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Gifts for the gaming dad
If the dad in your life is into his gaming, that’s another rich seam of Father’s Day gift ideas.
Persuade him to give his gaming desk a tidy-up with a personalised headphone stand. Or treat him to an oak-aged Bourbon scented candle — perfect for soothing away the stress of being destroyed by an anonymous nine-year-old.
Nothing beats the sweet sound of cracking open a cold one. Included in this gift box are 10 of the best that have been bundled up just for Dad! Plus, we’ve included tasting notes, a beer glass guide and there’s even an option to add a personalised gift card. Click here to buy.
2. Mr Metro Hamper
This BOX-IE gift hamper is packed with boyish charm for the bloke who loves a little self-care. Includes: Socks, face mask, whisky dark chocolate bar, Jamaican almonds, pretzels, negroni cocktail, gel cleanser and moisturizer. Click here to buy.
3. Milk Chocolate Gift Box Hamper
There is nothing better than receiving a well thought out gift. We have selected the very best from our range of milk chocolates and packaged them in a way that will delight Dad.
This gift box comes with a free gift card, so don’t forget to leave a sweet note when checking out. Click here to buy.
4. The Crate Outdoors Hamper
Is your dad an adventurer? Put on your boots and roll up your sleeves, we’re heading into the crate unknown. Inside The Crate Outdoors is the perfect selection of gear for the dad who just wants to get outside. He’ll be one happy camper. Click here to buy.
5. Bring A Plate Hamper
This is the perfect BBQ gift for the Dad who is a barbie connoisseur. Spice up his life. Chock-a-block with BBQ spices, sauces and a great pair of Meater BBQ Gloves. Bring a Plate will give him a hot plate experience that’s smooth as. The only snag hell hit is on the barbie. Click here to buy.
We are self-proclaimed, obsessive gift-givers here at the Hardtofind HQ (it’s kind of our jam!) and absolutely LOVE seeing the expressions on our loved ones’ faces when they open something truly memorable that we have wrapped up for them.
Adding a personalisation element to a gift; whether it be a name on a leather weekender bag, a simple monogrammed cheese board, a special date on a cushion or even a keepsake which is the actual weight of their newborn baby (see below and pretty cool, huh?!) we have a beautifully curated range of custom gift ideas for everyone on your list.
Psst… Left your gift buying to the last minute this Christmas? Why not try our Instant Gift feature?
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You know what will kill your Christmas spirit faster than The Grinch? Getting a notice from your bank that your credit card is overdrawn. Cramming all your gift-buying into the last few weeks of December isn’t just a recipe for a mental breakdown, it can also lead to overspending as you buy the most convenient pressies at the most expensive prices.
The answer is to start for shopping for your Christmas gifts now. Yep, we said now. (And yep, we know it’s only September and mince pies aren’t even on the supermarket shelves yet.) But starting to stockpile a Chrissy gift haul early actually makes a whole lot of sense. Here’s why:
You can spread the cost out over three months.
Instead of putting all the pressure on your December pay packet to cover your Christmas expenses (with all that festive season socialising, it’s probably already shaping up to be the most expensive month of the year), start to shop for gifts as early as October. This means you can take a smaller chunk of cash from each monthly deposit and you’re less likely to wake up with a nasty credit card hangover on Boxing Day.
You don’t have to settle for a ho-hum present.
Fact: When you leave gifts to the last minute, bad things happen. You make hasty decisions, your judgement becomes be impaired by stress and panic, and you start thinking, ‘Yeah, I reckon Mum will totally like a hot pink, diamante-studded laundry basket.’ But when you have time up your sleeve, you can mull things over, you can listen for subtle hints and you can totally ace every gift on your list.
You’ll probably end up spending less.
One perk of having time on your side is you can jump on any sales and you won’t have to pay last-minute express delivery fees. Lots of hardtofind sellers offer fast courier but it’s a bit more exy than their regular free shipping option – so getting in early will save you precious dollars. Dollars that you can then spend on yourself!
How to ace the Christmas gift stockpile.
1. Make a list of everyone you need to buy for. Check it twice.
2. Decide how much you can afford to spend on each person and make a budget. (It’s a good idea to keep a little buffer in your budget for unexpected additions!)
3. You might want to also tally up your other Christmas costs, like that giant turkey, your party season outfits and the office Kris Kringle, and add them to your budget.
4. Divide your budget in thirds so you know how much to put aside each month. Then you’re ready to start shopping!
He’s put up with a lot over the years… from wiping bums, soothing tantrums and building your year five diorama at 11pm on a Sunday night; to dealing with teenage moodiness, being bank of dad and running a personal taxi service for you and your siblings.
So this Father’s Day, whether you want to wow your dad with a unique gift he won’t forget in a hurry, or tug on his heart strings with something a little more personal, we’ve knocked our heads together and come up with a shortlist of the 20 best gifts for dad (you can thank us for favourite child status later…).
Want more totally ace Father’s Day presents? Click here for collection of 1000 + rad dad gifts!
As the temps start to drop and hibernation season closes in, it’s time to start prepping for the cool change. So how do you make it through the big chill? With the help of these autumn survival kit essentials…
If summer is for salads, then winter is for carbs. Think potato, think pasta, think endless loaves of sourdough toast. Preheat your oven and get cooking your heartiest recipe – that winter bod isn’t going to happen on its own…
You know what comes with the autumn/winter cool? Wind. (Otherwise known as ‘your hair’s worst enemy’.) Do yourself a favour and invest in a sweet woollen fedora that’ll keep your noggin’ warm, while keeping your tresses under control.
For those nights when your only plan is to cancel your plans (seriously, who wants to go out when it’s < 16 degrees?)…. embrace the JOMO jump in the tub. Enter: this clever bath caddy, which will hold your wine while you soak.
New season, new spirit! (Sorry to love you and leave you this way, Aperol Spritz…) Whether it’s whisky or red wine, pouring your winter drink into a decanter makes it extra fancy – and it tastes better, too. Gotta let that bevvie breathe.
As the Starks would say, ‘Winter is coming’ – and your skin needs to prepare for the harsh winds, freezing temps and super-drying heated air-con. Give it a hope it in hell of staying dewy by slathering on a natural hydrating face cream.
Nothing says ‘autumn is here’ like a rich scented candle, flickering away on the coffee table, while you watch 10 hours of Netflix straight. Just shelve the summery scents – you don’t need a seaside smell taunting you till August.
The days are getting shorter, which means more time you-know-where. (BED. MORE TIME IN BED.) Cosy up with some fresh cotton sheets and not even that annoying snooze alarm every nine minutes will be able to rouse you.
Unexpected chills can you hit you at any time: A freezing cold movie theatre. An overly-air-conned office. Arm yourself with an incredibly wool blend scarf that’s big enough to double as an emergency wrap.
Mother’s Day comes but once a year. (The second Sunday in May, so put that date in your dairy and underline it six times with a red pen.) But mums? They’re working like superheroes the whole year round – dishing out life advice, pushing broccoli on their unwilling offspring, and making sure no one in the family goes outside without a jacket. Yep, she deserves a really really good gift. Whether it’s a luxe leather jewellery case, embossed with her initials, a heart-shaped collage of her favourite happy snaps or a bespoke cake tin to store her famous apple pie (hint hint, Mum!), we’ve got Mother’s Day gift ideas that’ll make her day – just like she’s made yours. All 365 of them.
You’ve heard Mum say that ‘it’s the thought that counts’ (along with her other faves, ‘Because I said so’ and ‘I’m not a taxi service, you know’…) and when it comes to the best gifts for mum, it should come as no surprise that Mama Dearest is absolutely right. Thoughtfulness is everything. Think about that hand-painted pasta necklace you made her in preschool that she actually wore. For several months. If you’re older than six, you might want to raise the bar from DIY dried-food accessories, but you can still create a present that’s unique and personal – you just need a little help from a secret weapon we like to call ‘personalised pressies’.
Our collection of personalised Mother’s Day gift ideas is chock-full of customisable accessories, homewares and gifts that she’s bound to treasure for years to come. (They’ll definitely be joining the pasta necklace in the gifting hall of fame.) With everything from a dainty bracelet to a leather wash bag, cotton PJs or a custom print, it’s quick and easy to make these pieces your own by adding a bespoke name, date or special message. Simply enter your chosen details into the personalisation fields as you order and it’s kind of like you made it yourself, with no craft skills required.
Need a little extra help coming up with the perfect gift ideas for Mum? Try searching for gifts based on your mama’s personality. Maybe she’s a keen baker who can make miracles with flour, sugar, butter and a wooden spoon? Maybe she loves to jet-set and always has an eye on her next destination? Or maybe she’s more interested in the fashion runway than the airport one. Whatever your mum’s style, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite gifts for mum Australia below, so you can treat your wondermum to something truly wonderful!
The baking mum
She’s like Nigella in the kitchen – cooking up feasts fit for a family of 50 (never mind that there’s only a few of you). As her sous chef, she’ll happily teach you how to poach the perfect egg, roast the perfect whole chook, and bake her signature lemon tea cake. Ask her for the secret ingredient, and she’ll tell you it’s a ‘sprinkle of love’…
She’s not a regular mum, she’s a cool mum. She’s read the latest issue of Vogue from cover to cover and her credit card statement reads like a list of stores on the high street. Oh, and don’t worry, we won’t tell her that you ‘borrowed’ her favourite linen shirt last season…
She’s happiest when she’s at home in her cosy knitted socks, with the sweet scent of a calming candle filing the air. Her living space is her happy place, so she wants to fill it with beautiful pieces that spark joy (yep, you bet she watched that Marie Kondo series on Netflix!).
She’s always pottering around in the garden with a wide-brim sun hat and a pair of gloves. She can tell instantly why that hydrangea is wilting and will happily take it in for a little rehab under her supervision. She’s your on-call plant helpline – and, thanks to her green thumb wisdom, you’ll never confuse a weed for a flower.
Now you see her, now she’s in Tokyo. She loves being up in the air, whether she’s jetting out of town on business, taking the family on a trip interstate or escaping with the girls to sip mai tais Hawaii. Her passport is her prize possession – and it’s got more stamps than your primary school stamp collection.
She’s got photos of the family on every wall and she’d probably tear up if one of her kids gave her a recycled toilet roll. She’s all about gifts that are meaningful, personal and come straight from the heart – think engraved jewellery, a custom family print or a key ring with her child’s illustration. It’s all going straight to the pool room.
The tailored blazer. The white shirt. The skinny jeans. They’re your wardrobe classics – high-rotation pieces that will survive through the seasons. But what about those little finishing touches? While a fun slogan tote or a colourful beaded necklace can be an easy (and affordable!) way to embrace what’s trending, creating an accessories wardrobe that’s truly versatile starts with a solid foundation of classic pieces. Meet your six essential building blocks…
Sleek, simple and with the ability to transition seamlessly from day to night, the hoop is your jewellery box’s unsung hero. The trick to finding the perfect pair? Opt for something small or midsize (aka less Jenny From The Block circa 2002) in solid gold, rose gold or silver.
The tale of the ideal bag reads just like Goldilocks and the Three Bears – not too big, not too small, but just the right size to fit all your essentials (think: phone, wallet, lipstick and emergency snacks). Pick a style in classic black leather and it’ll work back with any outfit.
Shield your face from the summer rays (whether you’re at the seaside or in the city) with a boater hat. It’s a style that looks luxe and flatters most face shapes – and it’ll certainly score you some bonus points if you find yourself yachting through the harbour…
A single pair of sunnies to get you through the seasons? Tortoiseshell shades reporting for duty! Timeless yet with a contemporary feel, the brown patterned frames will accompany any outfit (and complement any skin tone). They’re a better investment than stocks.
You know what’s great? Being able to catch the time, without having to dig through your bag for your smartphone. And nothing beats the beauty and simplicity of an analogue watch face – even if it can’t also text your mate back about dinner…
Whether you’re covering up from the sun or dealing with an unexpected chill, a lightweight linen scarf is an accessory that’ll work hard for you – and look good doing it. For ultimate versatility, embrace a monochrome palette and pared-back prints.
When New York magazine’s The Cut recently pondered ‘What’s the next Status Candle?‘ – a slick pink package was at the top of their list. Made in LA but distributed here in Oz by hardtofind seller The Candle Library, Boy Smells is ready to replace the old guard of status candles (think the flowery perfume of Diptyque and the classic luxury of Cire Trudon) with its more earthy scents and iconic millennial pink packaging.
‘Conceived beyond the gender binary’, Boy Smells began in 2016 as an experiment in candle-making in the kitchen of co-founders and real-life partners Matthew Herman and David Kien. With a goal to ‘burn up expectations’, the duo created unexpected scents like Cinderose (a blend of rose, oakmoss and smoke), Kush (green and bright with a hint of cannabis flower) and St Al (where sandalwood meets exotic florals and frankincense).
Their fresh spin on traditionally masculine fragrances is one thing, but it’s Boy Smells instantly recognisable branding that has made them so covetable. Every candle is developed and mixed in the founders’ home in Los Angeles with fragrance and natural oils, all-natural coconut wax and beeswax. They’re hand-poured in a reusable glass vessel, hand-labeled and beautifully presented in their signature sleek pink and black packaging – ready for a permanent position on your bedside table.
Looking for a Christmas pressie that’s a bit more naughty than nice? Whether you’re shopping for your bestie, your bedroom buddy or yours truly, these sexy not-for-kids stocking stuffers will put the ‘Oh!’ under your Christmas tree…
Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to Christmas with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it your Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!
Week 3: Buy at least one gift…
Quick question: Have you started buying your Christmas gifts yet? If you’re like, ‘Yeah nah, I’ve still got heeeaaps of time for that…’ we’re going to leave this gentle reminder here: It’s only six weeks ‘til Christmas. SIX. WEEKS. To get all your gifts sorted. To organise your festive feast. To wrap up all your end-of-year work projects. To see every single person you’ve ever met, who suddenly wants to ‘catch-up before Christmas’.
So, if you want to avoid a heap of new grey hairs courtesy of a stressed-out festive season, you might want to start ticking gifts off your list, like, right now. No need to go overboard and finalise pressies for everyone. Keep it simple and start with one gift. Whether it’s something for your mum, dad, grandma or teenage cousin, locking down your first Christmas present will put you on such a super-organised high that you’ll practically feel like Santa.
Need a bit of giftspo to get you started? We’ve pulled together a collection of our favourite gifts for all your key peeps.
While you’re on Mission: Christmas Gift Buying, don’t forget all the little extras you’re going to need before you pop those presents under the tree. Think cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, sticky tape and ribbon. Wrapping gifts as soon as you buy them is a great way to avoid that last-minute gift wrap chaos – plus, it’ll keep your pressies protected from any prying eyes that just happened to find their way to the back of that top shelf in your wardrobe…
What pairs well with end-of-year-craziness and festive-season stress? A giant glass of vino! (Also, maybe, some Camembert cheese and gourmet crackers.) So, treat your favourite wine lover to a tipple with a little something extra this Christmas. We’re talking bold, fun, booze-tacular gifts – like a shower holder that lets you sip chardy while you scrub, a vintage merlot salt that’ll flavour your food or a Christmas candle that’s made from reclaimed wine bottles.
It’s that time of the year, when festive decorations go up in the office, people start getting excited about Christmas break and you’re thinking about a way to thank your colleagues and clients for their ongoing support. Striking the right balance when it comes to corporate gifts can be tough – how do you find a professional gift that’s also memorable (and preferably won’t end up in the bottom of a desk drawer)? Here are a few things you should consider when deciding on your corporate gifts…
Who are you buying for?
It sounds simple, but this question can be tricky to answer – especially if you have a diverse range of clients or team members in your business. Make a list of all the people you want to thank and think carefully about the kind of gift they’d like to receive. Should it be something fun and celebratory, like a hamper or an engraved whisky glass; something functional, like a leather card holder or a ballpoint pen, or something more high-end, like a luxe laptop case? It’s also worth considering any cultural differences or company gifting policies.
What message should your gift send?
Corporate gifting is an opportunity to show your gratitude, but it’s also a chance to express your company’s values – so if there are things you are passionate about, find a way to work them into your gifting strategy. You don’t need to plaster your gift with overly-promotional branding to make your message visible. If your company takes an eco-conscious approach, a reusable coffee mug or stainless steel water bottle will align with those values. Similarly, if you run a workplace that’s focused on fun, a colourful speaker or novelty desk tidy will fit the vibe. Personalising gifts, whether it’s engraved glassware, embossed leather or a custom print, can also be a thoughtful way to make a memorable impression.
How will you go about delivery?
Delivering your corporate gifts in person can be a great way to keep you top-of-mind with clients – but if your gifting list is large, you might prefer to use a postal or courier service, in which case, you should consider the overall experience. Small details, from how the item is presented to the personalised note that accompanies it, can make all the difference. And if you are gifting perishables, make sure you place a call to the receiver on the day of delivery to ensure they’ll be there to accept it.
Corporate gifting ideas
We’ve compiled a collection of corporate gifts that will express your gratitude and make a lasting impression with your team, boss, suppliers and clients alike.
Ah, the silly season. A glorious time of year when you want to frock up and look a bit fancy, but you also want free reign on the canapés and cocktails. The trick is finding a dress that will let you do both – pretty enough to impress but floaty enough that it won’t judge you if you go back for seconds (or thirds). Looking for this season’s party-season staple? You can’t go wrong if you follow our golden rules to Christmas dressing…
Rule #1: No tight waistbands.
This is a fashion rule we’d campaign for year-round, but especially when Mum brings out her 12-hour turkey on Chrissy Day (after we’ve already scoffed down a dozen goat cheese tart starters). A restrictive waist band is only going to cramp your eating style and prevent you from saying ‘yes’ to a second serve. If you really must cinch in the waist for your hourglass silhouette, do it with a belt or a tie that you can loosen over lunch courses – because turning down Aunty Joan’s signature pav is just not the polite thing to do.
Rule #2: Keep it lightweight.
Christmas in Australia is no sweater-fest – unless you’re talking about the sweat that’s dripping down your neck while you’re scoffing prawns in the summer sun. So it pretty much goes without saying that your festive season style should be floaty, lightweight and cool as a cucumber. Our go-to? Cotton – it’s a great all-rounder for dry heat or humidity and the natural fibre allows air to circulate through like a wearable air-con. Team your loose-fitting cotton frock with a pair of strappy sandals and a festive red pedi and voilà!
Rule #3: Look for bold prints.
Want to distract from a food baby? Well, the humble pattern can be a master of disguise. Everyone will be too busy complimenting you on your bold choice of florals to be worried about whether that bump is a second bread roll or a second trimester bub. Prints are also a great way to fancy up a simple shift dress for those Christmas Day photos (just imagine your frock accessorised with all that beautiful jewellery Santa’s going to bring…).
This year, hardtofind turns 10! And to celebrate we’re eating our weight in birthday cake and party pies. But we’re also taking a trip down memory lane and recapping some of our top products from the last 10 years. After a decade of supporting small, creative businesses, founder Eri has seen some pretty awesome things pass through hardtofind HQ – here are her top 10 favourite ever finds…
“My youngest daughter asked me to buy this for my husband last year for Christmas. She wrapped it up all by herself and proudly gave it to him on Christmas day. He absolutely loved it, and it’s now the story my daughter chooses most nights to read before bed.”
“We have this framed, personalised map in our living room. I chose Italy for the map because I’m half Italian, so Italy is very close to my heart. It’s also where my husband proposed to me! We were able to take the kids to the very spot in Fiesole where he proposed, last year – a very special family holiday.”
“The design and craftsmanship of these body surfers is exquisite. I bought one for my son a couple of years ago, and he loves it. My dad has one, too. At our last Christmas market, these handplanes sold out!”
“This personalised cushion sits on our bed at home. The lovely lady who cleans our house once a fortnight fell in love with it, so I bought one for her. Then all her friends started asking her to ask me to buy them one, too! Quite funny – I think I’ve bought four or five of these cushion now…”
There are bad surprises, like finding out someone ate the last of the office birthday cake or accidentally stepping in chewing gum on your way to dinner. Then, there are good surprises, like when someone catches you off-guard with a truly amazing gift. Whether you want to treat your wife/girlfriend/mum/grandma/sister to a surprise of the very best kind this Christmas, we’re here to help with 20 of the best gifts for her that your lucky lady will never see coming.
Whether she likes to sip a Chardy while she has a soak or wants to pre-game while she’s washing her hair, the Shower Wine Holder is a fun and surprisingly practical pressie. Made from a unique silicone compound that grips to shiny surfaces like glass, mirror or shower tiles, it leaves no residue and won’t lose its stick.
Go ahead and file this one under ‘top Christmas gift ideas for women’… PJs might be a classic pressie, but this lightweight and luxuriously soft Edie Boxer Set is not as predictable as you might think! Personalise the pyjamas with your choice of initials and they’ll arrive packaged in a beautiful gift box with a complimentary eye mask.
We reckon most women would agree that jewellery is always a good surprise. Especially when it’s as pretty as this Personalised Amethyst Necklace, stamped with her initial. She’ll love keeping this stone (which is said to bring clarity to the mind and encourage calmness, inner peace and natural intuition) close to her heart.
If it’s presents for mum you’re after, let us give you a hot tip: Chocolate. It helps make the mum gig a whole lot sweeter! The quirky ‘Mums Are The Best’ Chocolate Set comes with three delish chocolate bars (two milk and one dark), packed in vibrant wrapping that she’ll want to keep after she’s done getting her sugar fix.
A whimsical way to have a cuppa, this bona china Carousel Cup and Saucers Tea Set is inspired by a vintage fairground. With hanging mugs that feature animals riding a merry-go-round and matching gold saucers that stack up on the floor of the revolving carousel, it’s the perfect piece to keep on display.
‘Tis the season for gin! (No, wait, that’s every season…) Which is why this Personalised Hexagonal Gin Goblet is one of our top Christmas gifts for women. Each glass is crafted by hand and custom engraved with her name and her signature tipple – just waiting to be topped up at happy hour!
If you want a Christmas gift that’ll keep on giving (that holiday spirit all December long!), a very merry decoration should be at the top of your list. It’s thoughtful, it’s affordable and it’s 100% guaranteed to boost their festive cheer. Not sure which Christmas decorations make the best pressies? That’s what we’re here for – with a bunch of our favourite silly season accessories that also double as awesome gifts.
First up, Christmas ornaments. Forget a 12 pack of basic glitter baubles, personalised ornaments are a beautiful and thoughtful way for your friends and fam to trim their tree! These custom keepsakes can also be a lasting memento of an extra-special Christmas – think matching couple ornaments for your favourite newlyweds or an engraved wooden keepsake to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas. Or keep it a bit silly with colourful accessories, like a personalised bauble that you can fill with sweet treats (just hang them above the grabbing level of little hands!) or a custom doggo ornament to include your best furry friend in the festive fun.
If you’re banking on a visit from the big man in red, you best give him somewhere to put all those gifts and stocking stuffers… That’s why personalised Santa sacks and Christmas stockings make such great pressies. Created bespoke with the name of your special person (or pet!), they’re not just something to put out on December 24 – these custom decorations-turned-keepsakes are pretty enough to put on display all December with your tree. Just clapping eyes on them will definitely up the pre-Chrissy excitement!
Quick question: If you don’t wear at least one kitsch Christmassy item on December 25 can you really call it Christmas? We don’t think so. Which is why we’re completely in favour of gifting festively fabulous clothing and accessories. Think earrings that look like mince pies, T-shirts with hilarious pudding puns, a mistletoe oven mitt or a super-cute onesie that tells everyone it’s your first Christmas. We reckon Rudolph would agree it’s so much better than a stuffy button-up.
For us, festive-season stress is about 8% office party fashion choices, 12% turkey cooking pressure and 80% ‘what are we going to buy the blokes in our lives for Christmas?!’. Coming up with cool gift ideas for men can be tough on the ol’ noggin (why do you think Dad always ends up with his standard socks-and-jocks combo?), but this year we’re here to help.
We’ve trawled through hardtofind’s 1,500+ gifts for men to find the best presents for every fella on your Christmas list. From your hobbyless Dad to your surprisingly picky boyfriend and your really practical grandfather, we’ve got every hard-to-buy-for bloke covered in our collection of dude-approved gifts. (Trust us, they’re so good he’ll think you hijacked his wishlist.)
Our hot tip for successful guy gifting? Go personalised! Custom-created just for him, personalised pressies are ace gift ideas for men who have everything. Whether it’s engraved, embroidered, printed or embossed, putting a bespoke touch on his Christmas pressie will make it feel extra thoughtful and heartfelt. Ding ding ding ding!
If you want to go less sentimental more LOL, we’ve included a few quirky gift ideas that’ll tickle his funny bone. (And they’re guaranteed to get more laughs than that Christmas cracker joke he told over last year’s turkey lunch.) From a cheeky pun-tastic gardening tee to a boozy shower beer holder, they don’t make stocking stuffers like these in the North Pole.
So, put a red hat on us and call us Santa because our edit of the top 20 presents for men is going to make his Christmas Day…
You know the only thing better than getting a compliment on a new accessory? Getting a compliment on a new accessory that costs less than a couple of movie tickets.
Take it from us, the star sign medallion necklace by 2am The Label is a compliment magnet. First in our office to fall under its spell? Graphic designer, Georgia, who strolled into work one morning with a pisces pendant that caught all of our attention. There was much gazing, much swooning and much envy that we hadn’t been the first to spot it on hardtofind.
Because sharing is caring, Georgia sent around the link and a few days later, Sarah (also known as our seller production manager and resident cool Brit), had one in her own star sign glistening around her neck. Now, four of us have the necklace and it’s basically become the unofficial hardtofind uniform.
What makes this necklace so special? It might have something to do with the sweet twisted chain that’s subtle enough to layer with other dainty necklaces, but bold enough that it makes a statement all on its own. It might have something to do with the personal touch of your own cosmic sign (wear that lion charm with pride, Leo!). Or it might have something to do with the fact this necklace looks so much more exy than its $49.99 price tag. Either way, when we’re onto a good thing, we like to let each other (and you) know about it.
If the idea of getting your newly married mates a set of dinner napkins seems like a total snooze, go rogue from the registry and get the happy couple something unexpected but extra special. From a board game inspired by their favourite show to a custom constellation print for their marital home, these creative wedding gift ideas are a step up from the usual crockery and bath towel fare…
You know what they say, ‘the couple that plays together stays together’… (Not sure ‘they’ ever played a heated game of Monopoly with their other half, but hey!) Upgrade the newlyweds’ game night collection with some fresh, fun activities – whether it’s a sleek set of playing cards, a new spin on a classic (Game of Thrones Cluedo, anyone?) or a creative puzzle that they can complete together. They also say ‘team work makes the dream work’!
The perfect combination of super practical and ridiculously cool, the right tech gift will shoot straight to the top of their ‘favourite wedding gifts’ list. We’re thinking gadgets that mix the latest technology with a timeless façade – a sleek smart clock, a custom engraved solid oak charging dock, or a splurge-worthy Bluetooth speaker (you know, so they can replay their first dance song in the highest quality sound).
More long-lasting than a congratulatory message on a card, a piece of personalised wall art is a keepsake that’ll remind them of their big day (and their favourite guest) for years to come. Map out the stars in their wedding night sky with a custom constellation print, combine their initials in a simple, statement design or mark their favourite location with a personalised heart-shaped map.
Every Dad has his day – and this September 2nd is your chance to show your old man how much you appreciate all his handyman help, BBQ advice and dodgy dad jokes. Fight the temptation to get him yet another Father’s Day tie, and get your mitts on one of these winning dad gifts… They’ll all be going straight to the pool room.
So, your mate got a new place. Before you reach for the predictable bottle of congratulatory bubbly, check out these out-of-the-box housewarming pressies. From handy vintage-style pantry labels to a gold cactus vase, these gifts will be right at home in their new digs…