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The Designer’s Christmas Gift Guide 2018

It’s that time of year again and we love giving presents (or hints) and this year our selection is a little less for the home and little more for us. Over the years, some presents have become timeless gift ideas and we have decided to revisit the classics and how they can fit under the tree this year.

Fragrant soaps are always a practical gift and not just for Nanas. With so many cool soap brands on the block these days, there are a lot of options to suit all ages and tastes. L’Occitane is a great brand with their simple luxurious offering and we love the the Verbena collection for its fresh citrus scent.

It’s all about the monogram this year and why not combine this with another staple, the fluffy white bathrobe. For him or her this Sheridan monogram robe is a personalised gift that will never go out of style, and this pattern gives it a modern twist.

We are all having a love affair with our bar carts and accessories, so a decanter set is the perfect gift for those in need of a stiff Christmas drink. We love the re-interpretation of this classic by Natchmann which has been given the rock star treatment. The perfect styling with those studded Valentino shoes.

You can never go wrong with jewellery as a Christmas gift, and who wouldn’t love a bit of sparkle for Christmas? So, make a statement with the stunning collection from Brisbane designer Christie Nicolaides. The nautical inspired pieces are perfect for those summer holidays sipping on a spritz with friends.

We love a good book and something to flick through when you have a bit of summer down time. Resident Dog by Nicole England combines two of our favourite things, dogs and houses. It is a curation of aspirational interiors and the wonderful personalities of their canine residents.


Lets face it, the Christmas season is all about great food and indulging a little too much. Cultures around the world give their own versions of Christmas cakes such as the German stollen and Italian pannetone. For a modern twist indulge in the canelé from bakers Bella & Tortie.  They’re available all year round, however their delicious Christmas flavours makes it impossible to stop just at one!

From the team at CG Design Studio, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2019!

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