Unsure about what to get your significant other for Christmas this year? Hint Magazine – our Christmas gift guide – is here to inspire! Free to download or view here in your browser, there’s a multitude of brilliant prezzie ideas within its virtual pages.
I think we can all agree 2021 was another nightmare year. But there are a few lights at the end of the tunnel.
This year’s Hint Magazine is as much a celebration of life and freedom returning to us in general as it is about Christmas specifically.
So think of the gift ideas we have here as inspiration for a brighter 2022 – not just something to put under the tree.
Hint Magazine 2021 – gift inspiration and a merry Christmas for all
View or download your copy of Hint Magazine here for free!
Full of gift ideas, articles and beautiful images, this guide will help with your Christmas buying and will get you in the mood for some festive fun!
A glimpse of what’s in Hint this year
With over 65 gift ideas across 6 categories (as well as articles and recipes to help with Christmas), there’s so much to enjoy about this year’s Hint Magazine.
Here are some of our favourites from across the guide.
Always our most popular section, the range of wine, spirits and bar paraphernalia this year is off the charts! For example:
Underground Spirits Ad Crescendum native gin
Craft gin from Canberra made in collaboration with the National Botanic Gardens, Underground Spirits’ Ad Crescendum Varietas Flosferam (Latin for ‘to grow a variety of flowers’) harnesses a wealth of native plants for its botanicals, including three types of banksia.
Coravin Sparkling wine preservation system
Another stroke of engineering genius from the preeminent wine preservation company, the Coravin Sparkling allows you to keep your Champagne as fizzy and fresh as the moment to cork popped for up to a month. No more tea spoons in the top – which doesn’t work by the way!
House & Home
We’ve all spent quite a bit of time at home this year, so changing things up and creating that perfect space to relax is all the more important.
EcoSmart Fire Manhattan 50 fire table
An incredible piece of workmanship, this fire table – made from a unique concrete that actually absorbs CO2 – this bio-ethanol fire table creates the most amazing sense of homeliness and chic sophistication at the same time.
Mayde Thistle Cove blanket
This stunning double-weave Turkish muslin blanket is big enough to cover a king-size bed or act as a throw on the biggest sofa. Mayde’s Thistle Cove blanket is light yet satisfyingly dense and subtly patterned and beautifully made.
Bringing the luxury of a day spa home, these skincare products and luxe fragrances are the perfect indulgence.
Melissa Allen Mood Essentials
Based on Melissa’s love of fresh natural aromas, her Mood Essentials range includes unisex fragrances, hand and face creams, and body washes. Each scent is named after its own influence: I Have Joy, I Have Calm, I Have Focus and I Have Confidence.
Enbacci Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub
Bar travelling back in time to childhood, this scrub from Victorian-based skincare specialists Enbacci makes your face feel smoother than it has since preschool. Environmentally sound biodegradable micro-beads, shea butter, glycerin and vitamin E cleanse, exfoliate, and encourage circulation and lymph drainage.
Style with Substance
Style and fashion are such personal things, but these ideas will make gifting a bit easier this Christmas if you want to give the one you love something special.
Bon Maxie Sidekick Leather Crossbody bag
Brilliantly designed in Brisbane, this full-grain sustainably sourced leather handbag not only looks good but holds a surprising amount of things. From an A5 notepad to a DSLR camera, it’s the perfect accessory for everyday life or travel. It’s even made to fit the Bon Maxie Mighty Mini wallet in its interior pocket.
Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic men’s watch
Made to the highest possible standards of Swiss watchmaking, the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is one of Rado’s most beautiful timepieces. Crystal faces front and back allow you to see the intricate mechanisms of this automatic chronometer working their magic.
For the Traveller
The section probably closest to our hearts, we can’t wait to get out and about again. Here are some gifts to treat and inspire your itchy-footed nearest and dearest.
Great World Wonders: 100 remarkable World Heritage Sites – by Michael Turtle
A fascinating book by our friend and fellow ASTW member Michael Turtle, Great World Wonders explores the world via 100 of Michael’s favourite and most iconic UNESCO World Heritage List sites.
Teleportal submarines – exploring the Great Barrier Reef from home
I thought being able to drive a remote submersible in real life meant a marine science PhD or a job reconning shipwrecks. But Teleportal lets you explore the Great Barrier Reef in real time from your computer whenever you want – even at night. Their squadron of underwater drones can dive to 50 metres and are incredibly manoeuvrable and fun to drive.
Stocking Fillers & Treats
From tasty morsels to hampers of baked goods, from boozy advent calendars to beautiful gift tags, this is the most fun section of our guide.
From Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains, Curiosity Chocolates is a hand-crafted artisan chocolatier creating beautiful delicacies all year round. But at Christmas, these special edition products take things to another level.
Grant Burge Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling bon bons
Forget the flimsy paper hats that stick to your head or the landfill junk that falls out of your Christmas cracker at dinner. These bon bons hiding 200ml bottles of Aussie bubbles from Grant Burge are the way to go!