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2015 Christmas Gift Guide + Giveaway


Today, in keeping with our annual tradition, we are thrilled to have a gorgeous line-up of Christmas gift ideas for you, which doubles as our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

All these super cool gifts for men, women, kids and for the home have been sourced from our favourite local designers and retailers, and all are available to WIN for 45 lucky readers…!  But… we do have one request… please take our annual reader survey!

14th December, 2015
Lucy Feagins
Monday 14th December 2015

Today we are thrilled to have a gorgeous line-up of Christmas gift ideas for you, which doubles as our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

OH YES. Each and every supremely photogenic item pictured in today’s post is up for grabs for 45 lucky readers. As always, the items pictured here have been sourced from some of our favourite local retailers, so if you are lagging sorely behind in the Christmas shopping stakes, we hope today’s post will encourage you to shop local for your Christmas gifts this year!

Now dear readers, before you pounce on the comment button, please note that in keeping with our annual tradition, in order to enter the Christmas Giveaway, there is just one little thing you have to do – enter our yearly TDF reader survey! Please CLICK HERE to fill out our 2015 Reader Survey! (After taking the survey you will be automatically entered into the giveaway!).

We value your feedback immensely, and would be so grateful if you could spend just 10 minutes on the survey to let us know your thoughts on some of the new content we have introduced this year, what we could do better, and how we can improve in 2016!

You have between today and 10.00pm this Friday December 18th 2015 to take the survey. Winners will be drawn next week from all the survey respondents and contacted via email. Please note this giveaway is open to all Australian residents, however bulky / fragile items will not be shipped to remote locations, thankyou for your understanding!

Good luck all, and THANKYOU SO MUCH for reading and supporting The Design Files in 2015. You are a top notch bunch of readers, and we love you madly. x

The Full 2015 Christmas Gift Guide + Giveaway Line Up

Bang and Olufsen – BeoLit 15 in Rosa ($799.00).

Retro Print Revival – Rocket planter small ($395.00).

Studio Twocan – small rectangle double vase ($295.00).

Modern Times – Studiokyss copper and tin pitcher ($280.00).

Penguin Books – Shelter: How Australians Live Book by Kara Rosenlund ($59.99) and Flower Addict by from Saskia Havekes ($79.99).

Grafa – Forca bronze garden fork ($89.00).

Ikea – Lattjo rattan ball ($4.99), Lattjo Tambourine ($14.99), and Lattjo Percussion set ($19.99).

The Woodsfolk – Down to the Woods rattan eye mirror ($179.95).

Arro Home – Ganim x Arro Home ladder knitted blanket green ($129.00).

Zakkia Homewares – Loop vase in terracotta ($29.00).

Robert Gordon Australia Organic Melt Mug ($32.95).

Scout House – Rattan carpet beater ($79.00).

Lucy Folk – Flyaway Butterfly sunglasses ($365.00).

Dowel Jones – Tombstone mousepad ($48.00).

Georgia Perry – Enamel lips pin ($19.95).

AARK Collective – Eclipse rose watch ($239.00).

Go-To Skin Care – The Greatest Hits including Properly Clean, Very Useful Face Cream,  Face Hero and Exception-oil scented candle ($137.00).

Mr Kitly – Goodnight Everyone book by Bruno Munari ($37.00).

Resident GP – Gutta jewellery box in rose gold ($179.95) and computer brush ($33.95).

Elise Sheehan – Collage studs ($150.00).

Guild of Objects – Brooke Thorn double dip carafe ($120.00).

Louise Kyriakou – Ceramic face collectables ($198.00).

Mecca – Serge Lutens Nuit De Cellophane ($152.00), Comme Des Garcons Wonderwood Candle ($75.00),

Takeawei –  Boob Wall hanging / Paperweight ($65.00).

Elke Kramer – Petite Boulder bracelet in ambrosia ($160.00).

Alpha 60 – Card wallet in nude ($25.00), Sally purse ($49.00), Henrietta pouch in nude ($89.00).

Jia Jia Chen – Octahedron Maraca ($190.00).

Habbot – Gift Voucher ($300.00). – See through coloured blocks ($109.99).

Big Dreams – Hugg a Planet Classic ($49.95), GG Gakki musical set ($59.95), Bajo Swing ($119.95) and People Phillip Sneakers ($79.95).

Country Road – Espadrille sandal ($49.95), straw bag ($39.95) and passport wallet ($99.95).

Armadillo&Co – Pinwheel rug ($365.00).

Hunting for George – Louisette toolbox ($185.00).

Rachel Castle – Little Pear paper sculpture ($59.00).

Pop and Scott – The Modernist pot ($125.00).

Third Drawer Down – Moustache party blowers ($12.00), tin shovel yellow ($12.00), and DIY Gamer Kit x Technology Will Save Us ($140.00).

UE – Megaboom ($379.95).

Denver and Liely x Wootten – Explorer Pack including whisky glass and leather pouch ($150.00).

The Other Hemisphere – St Ali espresso cup and wooden saucer ($70.00).

Incu – Braun BN0035 Chrono Watch ($395.00).

Douglas and Bec – Martino Gamper Arnold Circus stool in blue grey ($230.00) and FD Style bottle opener ($35.00).

Top3 by Design – So Hooked wall rack ($299.95), luggage scale ($69.95), display tray blue ($229.95), and Swell bottle satin eel 500ml ($49.90).

Vanishing Elephant – Desert Boot ($260.00).

Murdoch Books – Architect’s Houses by Stephen Crafti ($79.99).

Space Furniture – Coffee Mug Vitra ($35.00), and Duii Mini Table/Wall Lamp ($565.00).

To enter, please  CLICK HERE to fill out our 2015 Reader Survey!

The Design Files Christmas Gift Guide + Giveaway. From left to right: Boob wall hanging/paper weight by Takeawei ($65.00), St Ali espresso cup and wooden saucer from The Other Hemisphere ($70.00), Flower Addict from Saskia Havekes ($79.99, published by Penguin Books), Octahedron Maraca by Jia Jia Chen ($190.00), Down to the Woods rattan eye mirror by The Woodsfolk ($179.95), Ceramic face collectables by Louise Kyriakou ($198.00), Flyaway Butterfly sunglasses by Lucy Folk ($365.00), Lips enamel pin by Georgia Perry ($19.95), Studiokyss copper and tin pitcher from Modern Times ($280.00). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photos – Elise Wilken. Art Direction – Annie Portelli.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email