Luxe Gift Guide - Featuring Sydney's Best Boutiques
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Finding the perfect (or close-to-perfect) present can be challenging. Even when you know the recipient so well you can list their top five celebrity crushes in order, you can find yourself stuck on what to buy. Or, you might simply be short on time and that special occasion is creeping up. This local gift guide is here to help. Avoid traipsing through the shopping mall and discover these passionate, local boutique businesses.
Jones & Co
Jones & Co is an all-female team that sells original handmade ceramics and decorative homewares. In pursuit of their "live a little" mission, their products are colourful, fun and quirky. These won't be moved to the back of the cupboard when you gift these. Buy vases, pots and planters, wall art, candleholders, frames, trinket boxes, cups and mugs, and more. If you're worried about the delivery of these gorgeous items, fear not. They offer a smash-free guarantee and hassle-free returns.
This Sydney-based perfumery specialises in luxury French parfum in masculine, feminine and unisex fragrances. Each fragrance is distinctive and elegant, making it a superb gift for your stylish friends and family members.The perfumes have Eau de Parfum (EDP) status, which means that the scent is designed to last longer. Perfumes arrive beautifully packaged so you can give it straight to your loved one without any fuss needed, and still impress them with your incredibly suave taste. Perfume prices range from $139.99 to $149.99, plus shipping. Order the perfume online
and get it shipped to your door.
Monica Gonzalez Art - Custom illustration
This personalised gift will earn you legendary status in your social circles. Sydney artist Monica Gonzalez uses her talents with line art to create digital illustrations. You can commission Monica to create illustrations from a photo, such as a picture of a beloved pet, a family portrait or a captured moment that your gift recipient cherishes. It takes approx. 1-2 weeks for Monica to produce the art. The digital drawing is then sent to you with instructions on how to print on your preferred canvas, be it a mug, a tote bag or even tattooed on your skin. You can contact Monica online
for advice and a quote on your planned illustration. And the best part is you get to keep the art forever and reprint it as many times as you like - ideal for sharing with the whole family, work team or friend gang.
Mr Black - Spirits & Coffee Liquor
For those who looovve coffee, and even better an espresso martini, will be chuffed to be gifted from Mr Black. The coffee roastery and distillery is based just north of Sydney. Mr Black specialises in cold brew coffee liquor and uses Australian wheat vodka. It is also vegan and gluten-free. If whiskey is more their style, consider ordering the limited edition Double Cacao liquor produced in collaboration with Starward Whiskey.
Buy individual products or a gift pack (prices range $50 - $195) and receive free delivery if you spend over $90. For an added touch, purchase the coffee amaro tote to use as a sustainable gift bag ($20). Peruse the online menu
or find a local retailer
Responsible consumption of alcohol is encouraged. Visit https://adf.org.au for information on alcohol guidelines.
Sydney Made is an online market for talented, local artisans. If you don't have time to explore your local markets but still want to find something unique, authentic or artistic, THIS. IS. YOUR. PLACE.
Bookmark the website as you will want to visit regularly.
Featured makers provide a wide range of niche wares including fashion, jewellery, skincare, spices, tea, stationery, pet accessories and art. In each maker's profile, you can access their online shop to order directly. The volunteer-run website provides such a diverse and creative collection of items that you'll surprise yourself at how good a gift-giver you are.
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