November 17, 2022
You know how at Christmas there’s always a dud gift? The one that just didn’t quite hit the mark, or rather, missed the mark all together? Yeah that will never be you if you follow our guide to nailing gifts. It’s as simple as picking something from this page - and yes you can buy everything from our Christmas Gift Guide at MU Australia (naturally).
For the Kris Kringle:
Male, female, young, old, there is no one who doesn’t appreciate soft, moisturised lips. Which is precisely why this trio of organic lip balms, two scented (vanilla, mint) and one unscented, is the ideal Kris Kringle. Not even the grinch hates lip balm.
Ahhh the pressure of buying for Mum - we know it well. She’s probably the one that needs spoiling the most, but also the one who’lll tell you she doesn’t want anything – which makes things…hard. Well not for us, because we’ve got mum’s covered. This Coconut + Wild Orange Wash + Lotion Duo from Al.ive Body Australia, $79 is the ultimate: chic, luxe, classy and something she’d never buy herself, while the Lula Self-Warming Eye Masks in Rose, $29.95 will give her a moment of relaxation (which you know she never takes herself). Or you could get both, just saying.
They say money can’t buy style, but it can buy good taste in grooming products and olfactory choices. Especially when you’re the one buying for Dad. The Perfume Oil Company SPRITZ, $34.95 is a winning choice, with a scent that’s inspired by the (much pricier) Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia, or if he sports a beard or mo’ you can’t go wrong with Badger Balm’s Beard Grooming Kit, $59.95.
For the tween girl:
It’s easy to be the favourite aunt when you can make her pre-teen dreams come true, via these very excellent kid-safe beauty options. Blossom Island Fruit Roll on Lip Gloss, $10.95 is a scented, clear gloss housed in this fun floral packaging; the Piggy Paint Nail Art Stickers in Christmas Cutie, $4.95 are an easy and mess-free way to get in the Xmas spirit, while the Blossom Make Your Own Lipgloss Kit, $29.95 will be a fun-aunty thing you can do together.
For your Sister:
There’s little we love more than a soak in the tub, and honestly, the gift of that kind of relaxation is pretty much the best thing you can give anyone. The Willelaine Aromatherapy Bath Soak Salts in Snooze, $20 will turn bathtime into a luxe experience, or if she doesn’t have a bath, the Wild Emery Shower Steamer Collection, $56 is the perfect thing to sub in - they release essential oils on contact with steam to create some zen, even while standing up.
For your Bestie:
Even if she’s notoriously hard to buy for, even if she has everything, she won’t have this - trust us. Peggy Sue’s Body Scrub to Mask, $14.95, in Unwind and Uplift help to both exfoliate and nourish the body so it’s silky-soft and ready for party season.
A luxe hand cream is one of those never-fail gifts that will always be a winner - no matter what age - and with a true vanilla scent you really can’t go wrong. Library of Flowers True Vanilla Hand Cream, $45
For the Husband:
Buy him the gift of smelling great (which, of course you benefit from too!) with a new fragrance (or two). The Perfume Oil Company’s Suave, $34.95 (inspired by Dior’s Sauvage) is a woody masculine scent, while The Perfume Oil Company’s VICE, $34.95 (a dead ringer for Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille) is a woody-vanilla that sweet and sexy at the same time.
For the Teachers / Carers:
They’re the ones who are helping to shape and grow our children and there is no one more deserving than the teachers and carers in our lives. These candles by Drift, $14.95, with sweet messages that say It Takes A Big Heart To Teach A Little Mind; Thank You For Being My Teacher and Thank You For Helping Me Glow are the perfect token for the teacher in your life.
For the Woo-Woo one:
Whether they’re an avid lover of the mystic, or just someone who lives by their weekly star signs, we’ve got the entire zodiac covered. Blossom’s Vanilla Roll-On Lipgloss, $11.95 are infused with real crystals for extra cosmic vibes; Demeter Fragrance Library’s Zodiac EDTs offer a tailored scent for every sign, while Crazy Rumors Zodiac Lip Balms, $9.95 are 100% natural balms with a bespoke flavour profile for each sign.
The Backup Gift (for that person you totally forgot about):
It’s always good to have an “in case of emergency” gift for the unexpected guest, the boyfriend/ girlfriend that tagged along on the day, or in case you forgot to count someone on your Christmas list. Our vote goes to Smelly Balls Reusable Car Freshener, $19.95 in Serene, Coastal Drift. Chic and sustainable, you can top them up as soon as they start to lose their scent, which is frankly brilliant.
All this Christmas shopping for others is exhausting. So you definitely deserve a treat for yourself. Our picks are the This Is Incense Margaret River incense, $39 for a relaxing pre-Christmas moment; the Peggy Sue Rosy Lip Tint, $21 for nourished lips with a hint of colour, or our personal favourite The Perfume Oil Company Floral Perfume Oil Gift Set, $69.95 which is your fragrance wardrobe for the year sorted.