For me, the best Christmas gifts are the ones that are perfectly tailored to the recipient. Are they a timepiece-enthusiast, house-proud decorator or love a big night out? Pick a gift that suits who they are and what they enjoy.
And please, whatever you do, stop with the low hanging fruit of socks and undies packs. Go for something that is a little left field and will get people talking this Christmas season.
Nothing is better than when the gifts are all opened, wrapping paper is everywhere and your gift recipient goes back to your present to revisit it and shows it around like a prize.
Enjoy the time with your family and friends this silly season! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
CURATED BY ICON ART DIRECTOR, KIMBERLEE KESSLER
If you like your timepiece to be a technical wonder as much as an aesthetic joy to behold, you can’t go further than the new G-Shock GA-2100 Duo Bluetooth in a summer-perfect shade of yellow. High octane design meets high functionality with this dual-face watch. Sharing much of the design DNA of the original G-Shock concepts, the GA-2100 comes with a carbon core guard structure. This makes it possible to maintain a similar sizing to previous models while housing what are essentially two movements – digital display for the tech lovers and analogue for the old-school fanatics. Perfect for any watch enthusiast this holiday season.
BEOSOUND SHAPE, MODULAR, WALL-MOUNTED SPEAKER SYSTEM, BANG & OLUFSEN, SHOP NOW
Oh so sleek, this wall-mounted speaker system can be completely customised to suit your space. Essentially, it’s speakers-meet-wall-art. You can choose the number of tiles, formation, colour of each tile… literally everything is customisable. From there, you build out your design on their website using the template builder. C’mon, this makes for a damn chic bachelor pad.
A VISIBLE MAN BY EDWARD ENNINFUL, $33, SHOP NOW
An open-hearted, eloquent memoir by the first Black editor-in-chief of British Vogue. Edward Enninful championed a more inclusive publication by putting civil rights activists and first responders on the cover and by promoting designers and photographers of colour. Edward shares his journey as a Black, gay, working-class refugee who helped change the way we understand and appreciate beauty.
CATCH:3 CLASSICS WIRELESS CHARGING TRAY, $286, SHOP NOW
This wireless, leather charging tray is the perfect gift for the guy (or gal) who has everything. Compatible with both Apple and Android accessories, it’s a super chic accessory to any home office or nightstand.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WITH POST MALONE CONCERT TICKETS, FROM $106, SHOP NOW
Old School meets New School. I’m reliving my 90s grunge-kid days with this February 2023 tour (I wonder if I can still rock my cargo army pants). And what’s the best thing about giving concert tickets as a gift? Well, they’ll need someone to go with… so…
APPLE AIRTAG, STARTING AT $49, SHOP NOW
With travel FINALLY back in action, this handy little tag is a really easy way to keep track of your stuff. Just drop it in your suitcase and you’ll be able to check that your bag is making the same trip that you are!
TASTE: MY LIFE THROUGH FOOD BY STANLEY TUCCI, $23, SHOP NOW
From Award-Winning Actor, to TikTok Mixologist to author, Stanley Tucci can do no wrong in my book (pun intended). Written with Stanley’s dry humour, Taste explores the intersection between food and life. Tales of growing up in New York, five-star meals, burnt dishes and food-filled films Big Night and Julie & Julia, this feel good read covers it all.
POCO NEGRO IV – GICLÉE PRINT EDITION 2022 PRINT, FROM $580, SCOTT MARSH, SHOP NOW
Known for those controversial political street artworks (remember ‘Merry Crisis’?) and the ‘Kanye kissing Kanye’ mural, Scott Marsh is one of Australia’s most iconic and infamous graffiti artists. What might surprise you is that he’s also created a cool series of botanicals, which merge his classic street art style with a more family-friendly subject. The perfect addition to any lounge room.
POLAROID LAB PRINTER, $270, SHOP NOW
A perfect gift for a friend, brother-in-law or even a Kris Kringle in the office this Christmas – this little printer turns your iPhone photos into real-life polaroid photographs. Such a cool idea.
FOOTBALL HISTORY BOOK, NEW YORK TIMES, $80USD, SHOP NOW
Perfect for the American Football fan, this timeless tribute covers all of the New York Times articles, photos and headlines of your favourite team. (The book example I’ve selected shows you where my roots are from… although they will always be the OAKLAND Raiders to me! #bleedsilverandblack)
JIMMY CARR ‘TERRIBLY FUNNY’ COMEDY SHOW TICKETS, FROM $90, SHOP NOW
Not for the faint-hearted or easily-offended! Known for his controversial one-liners, Jimmy Carr is bringing his ‘Terribly Funny’ tour to Australia in February 2023. Don’t be fooled by his polished hair and suit – this man is shockingly, cringingly, inappropriately funny – choose your gift-receiver wisely. They’ll love it.