08 December 2023

2023’s Most Wanted – Luxe Gifts They’ll Love

I always ask people what they’d like for Christmas, but honestly that’s just the start. I love gifting – finding the perfect idea for each recipient and wrapping it beautifully for Christmas morning. I’ve learned to set a budget and stick to it (welllll, most of the time!) and always include a few luxe gifts for those closest to me.

If you’re stuck for ideas, and looking for something really special, check out my roundup of what’s hot in the stores this year.

Kid’s Most Wanted

Shopping for your favourite little people? THE BASE has you covered! This year, Squishmallows continue to rule the roost – hot tip, the larger ones are a bit of a job to wrap so leave that job to THE BASE’s charity giftwrappers Volunteering Waikato and do some good with a gold coin donation while retaining your sanity and Christmas spirit! Tech is always popular and this year the tech/toy crossover comes in the form of the viral sensation, Bitzee, a digital pet like you’ve never seen before. Make it a family affair with games and outdoor activities that will bring the whole family together, a new set of wheels or get them looking forward to the new school year with books, stationery and the coolest backpacks. And, of course, you can never go wrong with lego for kids – and a lot of adults too!

Squishmallow Farmers, Spiderman backpack Smiggle, Smart watch JB HI-FI, Pool The Warehouse.

Women’s Most Wanted

If she loves to shop at THE BASE – or even if she loves the loot but isn’t so keen on the shopping part, it’s a safe bet that you’ll find something she’s had her eye on to wrap up this year. Fragrance and jewellery are great options, or remind her of you every day with a new bag to store her life in. On my list this year? Items that feed my coffee addiction (it might be tea for your lovely lady) – and books – always books!

Christmas giftset Lush, Bangle Stewart Dawsons, Nespresso machine JB HI-FI, GHD giftset Rodney Wayne.

Men’s Most Wanted

The challenge with our men is that it’s often a nightmare getting great suggestions out of them. I adore enduring gifts like watches and leather luggage (or wallets) that will last for years to come – many of these can be engraved for extra wow factor. Treat his skin – or treat both of you with fragrance. For something really targeted, I love to spoil the men in my life with finds that extend their interests and talents, be it gaming (lots of loot from EB Games!), sports or supporters gear, or audio gifts. Why not try one of these gifts from some of my favourite THE BASE retailers.

Monocular Kathmandu, Laptop bag Barkers, Watch Sense & Wonder, Turntable JB HI-FI.

What’s on your most wanted list? Make sure you drop a few hints for your nearest and dearest – or pick up a little luxe treat for yourself – from Santa of course!