It is really starting to feel like Christmas! As I sit and write this post, I am waiting for delivery of our Christmas tree – I think I am more excited about this than the kids, I love the smell of real Christmas trees.
Last week I shared 25 Christmas gift ideas for kids 2018 (that you can buy online) and today it is the adults turn! Once again I have grouped them my budget – under $30, under $50, under $75 and over $100, so there should be something for most budgets!
Christmas gift ideas for adults 2018 under $30
BodybeWell Resistance Bands – have a fitness fanatic in your life who loves to still exercise when away from home? Then these bands will make a great Christmas gift. They are the creation of a local Melbourne team BodybeWell who after a year of testing and research found the highest quality bands to make workouts safe and challenging. You can workout in the comfort of your home, hotel room or the great outdoors with ease. Resistance bands work by way of using resistance rather than gravity to produce load, leaving you more in control of your intensity. All packs purchased come with an exercise card and access to a private Facebook group.
The team at BodybeWell have a special offer for readers of Planning With Kids. Use the code PWKXMAS at the check out for free shipping.
Man’s Search For Meaning : The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust – I adore this book and have gifted it to many friends. Viennese psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl shares his observations how he and other inmates coped with the experience of being in Auschwitz. I think everyone needs to read this book.
Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss – Gold Star – Cntaining Jojoba Oil, Beeswax and Vitamin E in a non-sticky, lightweight formula, it softens and nourishes lips as it offers protection from free-radical damage. Wear it over your favourite lipstick to add sparkle and shine, or on its own for a gorgeous touch of glam. Like all Lily Lolo lip glosses it has a delicious chocolate scent.
DIY Macrame wall hanging kit – this is the perfect gift for the person who wants to make something but might not know where to start. Macrame is an excellent beginner DIY project. The kit comes in a number of colours with everything you need to complete the project.
Sapiens : A Brief History of Humankind– I am not a history buff at all, but I loved this book. Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. It is an enthralling read and not the least bit dry as some history books can be.
Light Speed Sock – as a runner, I love receiving good running socks as presents. Good socks make a huge difference but they are much more expensive than standard socks, so you tend to not buy as many pairs as you would like, hence receiving them as a gift is awesome! The men’s version can be found here.
Sienna Nail Polish – Dream – Sienna nail polish is free from formaldehyde, tosylamide, DBP formaldehyde resin, synthetic camphor, xylene and toluene. Vegan and cruelty free. Handmade in Byron Bay.
Christmas gift ideas for adults 2018 under $50
Hand-made Recycled Note Paper – these beautiful small hand torn pieces of note paper are the perfect size for reminders, ‘love you’ notes and short messages or hand written quotes. I would love these!
Habitus magazine subscription – Habitus is for readers who are passionate about design. It is a quarterly, cross-cultural magazine that covers the South-East Asian and Australasian region. Habitus explores how architecture and design express various ways of life, going beyond one-dimensional reportage to gain a real understanding of how people live.Habitus offers an opportunity to become connected with this rich and diverse region, talking to renowned personalities to gain an insight into their design philosophies. As well as a selection of spectacular residential projects in each issue from Asia to Australia and New Zealand, Habitus also offers the most current global offerings of design products for the home.
Plant Style – From the founders of Australian plant-wares label, Ivy Muse, comes this charming guide on how to turn your home into a jungle-like retreat. From bathroom to boudoir to every room in between, create your very own green oasis with Plant Style.
Fressko Glass Tea Flask – know someone who commutes and loves their tea? This Fressko Tea Flask allows you to brew your favourite tea while on the go. The flask uses an infuser to allow you to manually control the strength of your tea. The double walled glass ensures the contents stay hot/cold for several hours with a gorgeous leak-proof bamboo lid.
Lightspeed Run Hat – ultralight hat designed specifically for running.
Banksy. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat – this book covers Banksy’s entire street art career, spanning the late ’90s right up to 2017. This new edition includes his groundbreaking `Dismaland’ show, The Walled Off Hotel, Brexit, Basquiat, the Calais refugee crisis wake-up, as well as new works from Gaza and Bristol. Also featuring the controversial `Cheltenham Spies’ as well as `Girl with a Pearl Earring’, `Art Buff’ and the spectacular `Mobile Lovers’ which appeared outside Bristol Boys Boxing Club. 244 pages and featuring over 500 works of art.
Christmas gift ideas for adults 2018 under $75
Vintage world map globe – this gorgeous 14cm globe with wooden stand would make the perfect gift for friend or family member who loves to travel.
Vanessa Megan Mini Natural Perfume Collection – This Mini Natural Perfume Collection by Vanessa Megan is an ideal way to try each of these 5 wonderful all-natural fragrances. Each individual fragrance has its own aromatherapeutic qualities. Made in Australia, 100% Natural, Vegan, Certified Cruelty Free.
Junkies Magazine subscription – Junkies Magazine was created as a platform to link like minded people together; people who have an environmentally sustainable living ethos as well as strong creative and design inclinations. It is for people who are rethinking our consumer habits and redefining what is beautiful. Junkies aims to be a place to share ideas, inspire thinking and creativity in sustainable ways and with an emphasis on reusing and recycling.
Single-Use Plastic Free Starter Kit – know someone who is trying to reduce their waste? Then this single use plastic free starter kit is the perfect gift. It includes one 5 pack of Onya bags, one stainless steel straw and straw cleaner, a beeswax HoneyBee food wrap in medium size, 50g of soapberries (enough for 20 loads), one bamboo toothbrush, organic cotton string shopping bag, and small glass KeepCup.
Burning Man : Art on Fire: Revised and Updated – this book is an authorized collection of some of the most stunning examples of Burning Man art. Experience the amazing sculptures, art, stories, and interviews from the world’s greatest gathering of artists. Get lost in a rich gallery of images showcasing the best examples of playa art with over 200 photos. Interviews with the artists reveal not only their motivation to create art specifically for Burning Man, but they also illuminate the dramatic efforts it took to create their pieces.
Tracker Short V – these are my favourite running shorts, they are light weight and I love the waist band.
Christmas gift ideas for adults 2018 over $100
Sandman Polarized Bamboo Sunglasses – This is an eco-friendly purchase, expertly handcrafted from 100% sustainable farmed bamboo, making them both lightweight and impressively strong. The polarised lenses offer 100% protection from both UVA and UVB.
Set of 3 triangle shelves – handcrafted 3 piece large wooden triangle shelf (42cm in height). Fit for a rustic or Scandinavian styling and great for the living room, dining area or the bedroom. Can be made from reclaimed wood (pallet wood)/ pine wood that is painted with walnut stain and varnish. All items are handcrafted and each piece has individual and unique wood grain characteristics.
Solidteknics Skillet/Frying Pan 30cm – to non foodies, buying someone a frying pan for Christmas might sound a little mad, but I would love this present. Solidteknics created the world’s first one-piece wrought iron fry pan. It is Australian engineered and made Solidteknics cookware and is built to last generations. Non-stick with a natural, renewable coating that you can maintain indefinitely (do away with synthetic coatings forever). Cooks like cast iron but is half the weight. Use on any heat source.
Wonderbag – I wish I had seen this before I bought my slow cooker recently. Wonderbag is the award-winning, environmentally friendly portable slow cooker that is changing lives!
The Wonderbag’s revolutionary heat-retention design allows food that has been brought to the boil to continue slow cooking for up to 8 hours while in the bag. There is no electricity required, making it safe and easy, and its temperature retention properties can also keep drinks and deserts cold.
This innovation is recognised by Mashable as one of the most important new products tackling global poverty. It aims to improve human health and reduce carbon emissions, and has now sold over one million units globally.
Define Jacket – the perfect slim fit, light weight jacket to pop on before and after your exercise class.
Navigator Bamboo Watch – This Australian Designed handcrafted Bamboo Watch was designed specifically for women. Housed with a Japanese Citizen 2035 Miyota movement with an estimated 2 years battery life that is easily changeable. Brought together with a stainless steel, double spring, etched clasp and all natural bamboo adjustable wristband. Our Bamboo Watches are crafted with 100% eco-friendly bamboo and designed to stand out from the crowd. You can find the men’s version here.
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