Let’s face it, one of the most stressful parts of the holidays is spending your hard-earned cash on obligatory gifts for people you don’t really know (and occasionally, don’t even like.) Luckily, MM is here to help. In order to make the lead up to Christmas a wee bit more chill, we’ve workshopped the 4 most difficult giftees we assume one could have, and what to give them. Bonus, we’ve kept the price tags low to ensure there’s enough spare change in your pocket to buy a little treat for yourself.
A SMALL INFANT YOU’VE NEVER MET
A pandemic-induced pause on most family gatherings this year means you probably have a few babies to meet this Christmas. It also means you need to get them a gift, even if you don’t know what star sign they are. The Bloomware sets are always a good call for little ones – and essentially equal a 5-piece gift for less than $50.
YOUR WEIRD MARVEL OBSESSED COUSIN
So, the (bad) luck of the Kris Kringle draw means you have to design a gift for your 13-year old cousin who talks of nothing but Iron Man 3 and so-and-so's cameo in Eternals. Aka, it’s just hard to relate. Fortunately, one of our favourite Australian artists Bobby Clark has collaborated with An Organised life to create these beautiful vegan leather notebooks, which you can gift them a few of, as an unspoken request to get their thoughts out on paper instead.
YOUR FUSSY SISTER-IN LAW-WHO HAS EVERYTHING
Older sisters can be tough. Older sisters-in-law can be tougher, especially when they pride themselves on upholding a certain type of taste that appears right at home in the medieval wing of a history museum. We think your best bet here is to lean into the universality of minimalist glassware by way of the timeless Fazeek Oil Burner and Rosaline and Rosewood oil.
YOUR BOSS WHO OFTEN WANTS TO ZOOM ON THE WEEKEND
The absolute worst! We have absolutely no idea. Better just go with a gift voucher and save your precious time (looking for a new job, perhaps?) by letting them choose themselves.
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Written by Lauren Alice McCurry of Ballet Season; a Melbourne-based creative studio building brand essentials for good people.