Favourite things – Christmas gift guides

I don’t want to be alarmist, but there are less than five weeks left until Christmas. *Insert horrified yell here.* If I have to even consider another one of those repackaged-to-look-vintage pointless office nicknacks and ye olde board games that they stack in dump bins around the entrances of department stores as gifts for the hard-to-buy-for friend, I may cry. So, as much for my sake as yours, I’ve gathered together today what I think are the best five gift guides floating around the Internet. In these you’ll find unique, one-of-a-kind and affordable gifts, as well as gifts you can make and gifts you can bake, PLUS some discount codes.

1. Good stuff

Pip Lincoln’s (of Meet Me at Mike’s) fabulous ‘good stuff‘ guide is out again, and it’s chock full, with 125 pages of things to make and things to make and things to read.

2. IHOD holiday gift guide

Anna from In Honor of Design (IHOD) has scoured the Internet for affordable gift options and handmade ideas, and includes exclusive discount codes in her 2012 holiday gift guide.

3. For book lovers

This is a cute list of the season’s best gifts for book lovers from Design Mom. It will be particularly useful if those book lovers are also foodies, crafters, teenagers, parents, little ones or artists.

4. Hip and handmade

Get your craft on with the girls from Craft Pack‘s digital book, A Hip, Handmade Holiday. It costs just $10 to download, and includes more than 18 projects and 100 printable stickers, patterns, gift tags and more.

5. Affordable art

Recently I published a little post about 20×200, a wonderful and ever-changing collection of affordable art for the masses. They’ve put together a little guide with art for everyone on your list, from geeks to wanderers, and sports fans to fashionistas.

ps. Here are some more great gift lists from Etsy:

25 gifts under $25
* Editor’s picks
* Gifts for difficult dads

Aaaaaaand more lists of five favourite things.

Naomi Bulger

Naomi Bulger is an Australian journalist who moved to New York for adventure and found love instead. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her new family.

2 Comments

  1. This is the very first christmas where I have not thought about gifts, not bought any and have no idea when/where we are going to be. And its the first xmas I am really looking forward to in a long time – its about family this year instead of gifts!

  2. You are so talented at gathering lists for us all! You know just where to find all the good stuff. I’m always impressed! And it’s always so darn inspiring. :)

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