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Shop The Design Files' 2022 Christmas Gift Guide!

Christmas Countdown

The countdown to Christmas is on! Avoid stressing about what to get your friend, sibling, partner, colleague, parent, cousin, Kris Kringle (the list goes on!) during our Christmas Countdown online shopping event!

We’ve teamed up with five great local brands to bring you the best gift ideas all this week – plus exclusive discounts!

Shop the gift guide below and stay tuned as we bring you more gift ideas throughout the week. 

Christmas Countdown starts now!

7th November, 2022

From left: Leif Wild Rosella Body Lotion ($25) and Leif Blue Cypress Conditioner ($18). Leif Limited Edition Holiday with Evi O Body Double: Wild Rosella small ($59). Maison Balzac Champagne Coupe ($139 for a set of 2). Archie Rose Native Botanical Vodka ($69). Archie Rose Tailored Spirits Vodka ($99).  Kip&Co Island Life Salad Servers ($79). Kip&Co Desert Swirl Enamel Plate ($55 for a set of 2). Kip&Co Sapphire Delight Coupe Glass ($59 for a set of 2). Medley Boyfriend Paperclip Chain Bracelet in gold ($149). Medley Dome Huggie hoops in gold ($99). Medley Rope Chain Necklace in gold ($179). Medley Polish Plain Bangle in gold ($249). Kip&Co Long Lunch Water Jug in Red ($79). Medley Diamond Paperclip Chain Necklace in 10k gold ($799). ‘Armchair Explorerby Lonely Planet ($24.99). ‘Epic Surf Breaks of the Worldby Lonely Planet ($44.99). ‘Offbeatby Lonely Planet ($44.99). Kip&Co Hat Trick Woven Stripe Linen Tablecloth ($159). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling assistant – Sarah Hendriks.

Clockwise from top left: Leif Limited Edition Holiday with Evi O Two Hands: Buddha Wood large ($99). Leif Lemon Myrtle Body Lotion and Lemon Myrtle Body Cleanser as part of the Leif Limited Edition Holiday with Evi O Body Double: Lemon Myrtle small ($59). Leif Limited Edition Gold Label: Boronia Hand Wash ($99). ‘Eat Italy by Lonely Planet ($29.99). ‘Epic Hikes of Australia and New Zealandby Lonely Planet ($44.99). Medley Boyfriend Paperclip Chain Bracelet in gold ($149). Medley Dome Huggie hoops in gold ($99). Medley Polish Plain Bangle in gold ($249). Leif Travel Essentials: Wild Rosella ($73). Kip&Co Hat Trick Woven Stripe Linen Tablecloth ($159). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling assistant – Sarah Hendriks.

Clockwise from top right: Kip&Co Roses and Chocolate Boucle Adult Slippers ($39). Leif Limited Edition Holiday with Evi O Body Double: Wild Rosella small ($59). Leif Budda Wood Hand Balm ($25). Kip&Co Desert Rose Velvet Eye Mask ($15). Medley Dome Huggie hoops in gold ($99). Medley Rope Stacker Ring in 10k gold ($149). Medley Diamond Eternity Stacker Ring in 10k gold ($899). Medley Droplet Chain in 10k gold ($399). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling assistant – Sarah Hendriks.

From left: Leif Wild Rosella Body Lotion and Leif Lemon Myrtle Body Lotion ($65 as part of the Leif Mini Body Trio set). Leif Limited Edition Holiday with Evi O Body Double: Wild Rosella large ($59). Leif Limited Edition Gold Label: Boronia Hand Wash ($99). Maison Balzac Champagne Coupe ($139 for a set of 2). Archie Rose Native Botanical Vodka ($69). Archie Rose Tailored Spirits Vodka ($99). Kip&Co Island Life Salad Servers ($79). Kip&Co Desert Swirl Enamel Plate ($55 for a set of 2). Kip&Co Sapphire Delight Coupe Glass ($59 for a set of 2). Medley Rope Chain Necklace in gold ($179). Medley Polish Plain Bangle in gold ($249). Kip&Co Long Lunch Water Jug in Red ($79). ‘Armchair Explorerby Lonely Planet ($24.99). ‘Epic Surf Breaks of the Worldby Lonely Planet ($44.99). ‘Offbeatby Lonely Planet ($44.99). Kip&Co Hat Trick Woven Stripe Linen Tablecloth ($159). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling assistant – Sarah Hendriks.

From top left: Kip&Co Hat Trick Woven Stripe Linen Napkin ($79 for a set of 6). Kip&Co Long Lunch Water Jug in Red ($79). Kip&Co Sapphire Delight Coupe Glass ($59 for a set of 2). Archie Rose Tailored Spirits Vodka ($99). Archie Rose Native Botanical Vodka ($69). Kip&Co Island Life Salad Servers ($79). Kip&Co Casablanca Enamel Cooking Pan ($35). Kip&Co Ocean Swirl Enamel Plate ($55 for a set of 2). ‘Eat Japan’ by Lonely Planet ($29.99). ‘Eat Italy by Lonely Planet ($29.99). ‘Eat France by Lonely Planet ($29.99). Leif Wild Rosella Body Lotion 75ml and Leif Desert Lime Body Lotion 75ml ($65 as part of the Mini Body Trio set). Leif Limited Edition Holiday with Evi O Body Double: Desert Lime small ($59). ‘Epic Hikes of Australia and New Zealandby Lonely Planet ($44.99). ‘Offbeatby Lonely Planet ($44.99). ‘Epic Surf Breaks of the Worldby Lonely Planet ($44.99). Leif Limited Edition Holiday with Evi O Two Hands: Buddha Wood small ($59). Kip&Co Desert Swirl Enamel Teapot ($59). Trace Drinks Trolley on loan from Tait. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling assistant – Sarah Hendriks.

From left: ‘Wine Trails: Australia & New Zealandby Lonely Planet ($34.99). Kip&Co Rudolph Candle ($49). ‘The Travel Bookby Lonely Planet ($60). Kip&Co Long Lunch Water Jug in Red ($79). Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling assistant – Sarah Hendriks.

The Travel Book

Lonely Planet / $60

Rudolph Candle

Kip&Co / $49

The Travel Book

Lonely Planet / $60

Rudolph Candle

Kip&Co / $49
Lucy Feagins
Monday 7th November 2022

Christmas shopping can be stressful, which is why we invented Christmas Countdown.

How it works: we team up with five local brands, curate our favourite gift ideas from each one, and we ask each of them to offer an exclusive discount for TDF readers! Everyone wins!

Discover all five brands and their exclusive offers below, before Christmas Countdown ends Sunday November 20th. All offers are available to shop right now!

Archie Rose

A bottle of whisky, gin, vodka, or rum is a classic Christmas gift, especially when it’s made by the team at Archie Rose. The Sydney distillery has won numerous awards for their finely crafted spirits that look just as good as they taste

Choose from classic varieties with a twist (we love the Native Botanical Vodka infused with native lemon-scented gum, native sunrise lime, Australian peach, and Roman chamomile), or limited edition releases including the Cressida Campbell Gin. This gorgeous new spirit was created together with the artist (whose work is currently showing in a major survey at the National Gallery of Australia) forming a glorious blend of botanicals including juniper, cassia bark, and native sunrise lime.

It’s also hard to go past Archie Rose’s limited edition artist collaboration with illustrator Edith Rewa! Her botanical drawings adorn the distillery’s Tailored Spirits, Bottled Cocktails, gift box, canvas bag and limited edition tea towel – a great Christmas gift!

The offer: 15% off Archie Rose Tailored Spirits, Vodka and Bottled Cocktails.

USE CODE: TDFTAILORED15

Leif

Leif products reflect the unique Australian landscape by featuring key native ingredients with a supporting cast of essential oils. Their products are vegan, cruelty-free and made in Australia, and look beautiful sitting on a basin or bedside table. 

This Christmas, Leif has collaborated with Australian artist and designer Evi O to bring the holiday spirit to their nine limited edition gift sets – the perfect present to give family, friends or your Kris Kringle!

The offer: 20% off Leif products online for all orders over $50. Excludes artwork and gift cards. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

USE CODE: TDF20

Lonely Planet

Travel is back and we’re so inspired to get out and explore! Lonely Planet have been making the world’s most recognisable travel guides for 50 years, offering endless inspiration and advice to help you plan the best trip possible. 

Discover the publisher’s latest titles, ranging from adventurous guides such as the Epic Hikes of Australia and New Zealand’  and ‘Epic Surf Breaks of the World, to overviews of the most famous food and cultures around the globe including Italy, France and Japan

The offer: 20% off select Lonely Planet titles at Readings online. Not in conjunction with any other offer. 

USE CODE: TDFLONELY

Medley

Australian brand Medley was founded with a simple mission—to provide modern, ethical, and long lasting jewellery at an affordable price. The label is focussed on producing classic and durable pieces in ​​10k gold, 925 sterling silver, diamond, and 18k fine gold plated options.

Invest in quality 10K gold and fine gold-plated designs that will stand the test of time, from timeless chain necklaces, to paperclip chain bracelets, dome rings, and polished bangles.

The offer: 20% off Medley products online for all orders over $150. Excludes sets and sale products. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

USE CODE: TDF20

Kip&Co

Just looking at a Kip&Co item is enough to brighten our day! The talented team started small in Melbourne in 2012, going on to build a global following for their deliciously playful prints across bedding, homewares, and apparel. 

The brand continues today to be inspired by a simple passion for joy, laughter and the colour of life today. Adults, kids, and even pets are all accounted for across their extensive gifting ranges designed for every corner of the home and every member of the family. 

The offer: 15% off Kip&Co online. Not in conjunction with any other offer or Kip&Co Dream Team Loyalty Points.

Use code: TDFCHRISTMAS 

Shop the full Christmas Countdown gift guide here

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