2020 has been… a year. Forget your troubles and treat yourself (or someone special) this Christmas with our ultimate gift guide, complete with the best tech, gadgets, and gifts to herald the new year. Here’s to 2021!
The scent of the year
Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori is warm, woody, and elegant – the perfect scent to take you somewhere exotic at a time when travel is off the cards. Created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas in collaboration with Gucci’s flamboyant creative director Alessandro Michele, it combines Natural Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, and notes of Sandalwood.
Sunglasses with a purpose
Szade’s ultra cool sunglasses are made from discarded, broken, faulty and obsolete sunglasses that were destined for landfill. With their plastic reformed into gender neutral shapes, it’s an environmentally friendly take on your usual pair of shades. Made in Melbourne, the factory is also plastic free, uses clean energy, and recycles 90% of their on-site waste.
Capture your summer road trip from above
The DJI Mini 2 is the perfect drone for beginners who are planning to capture every angle of their road trip this summer. Pimp your Instagram with professional-looking videos and photos from above – it even comes with an app that has built-in photo optimisation, flight path planning, and instant editing.
Retro sneaker style
The 80s classic, the PUMA Fast Rider, has returned as the Future Rider with a refreshed design for a new decade. In bold colours for the warmer days ahead, their much-touted ‘most comfortable running shoe’ combines casual flair with extra comfort. Dad sneaker? I think not.
For the germaphobe
If there’s one thing 2020 has instilled deep into our souls it’s the constant need for sanitising everything in sight. Take your obsession one step further with this sleek wireless phone charging station complete with an inbuilt UV sanitiser. Germs, be gone.
Up your indoor plant game
Apartment dwellers need not go without greenery – all you need is a green thumb (or Google), and the correct kit. This chic glasshouse would look at home in any small space – and will keep your loved ones free of dust and bugs to boot.
The only pair of socks allowed in the stocking
It started as an April Fools joke, but the love was so strong that Volley had to team up with Aussie beer institution VB to make their collaboration a reality. If there’s one pair of socks you’re going to receive this year, make it these ones (there’s even a Volley x VB sneaker).
Volley x VB socks from volley.com.au, $14.99
*Launch date 2 December
Purify on the go
Keeping your water bottle clean can be a pain – but what if it could clean itself? The Larq Movement water bottle neutralizes up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in 60 seconds, as well as activating itself every 2 hours to keep your water clean as a whistle. Swiss mountain streams – who needs them.
Channel Hef with a luxe robe
Sashay your way down to the tree this Christmas morning in a plush robe from luxe sleepwear brand Sleeping With Jacques. With a velvet feel that will make even Santa jealous, it comes in both men’s and women’s sizes.
Crystal energy for your home
Crystal healing has been used for centuries to deliver an energy boost to your aura, but it has seen a resurgence recently from celebrities like Megan Fox, Spencer Pratt and Kim Kardashian West. Try this Chevron Amethyst for insomnia, protection and addictions – hey, it can’t hurt, right?