Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Don’t know what to buy for your family, friends, in-laws or colleagues this year? Check out The Hectic Eclectics Christmas gift guide for 2018. 

For the Rellies (Relatives)

Grotti Lotti

Australian artist Casey Manson has released a gorgeous new calendar for 2019. This is the perfect gift idea this Christmas this year as Grotti Lotti has now made her calendars into size A3 (I have last years A4 calendar and it is ah-mazing!) 

Not only do you get a nifty looking calendar but you get 12 prints aswell! The only problem is waiting for the month to finish so you can rip that baby off and pop it in a frame.

And just look at the gorgeous art you could have in your home by the end of the year. Be quick though, these calendars sell out fast!!

Click here to shop Grotti Lotti.

Corner Block Studio

Do you have a messy chef in the family? I do and it’s me! This book frame is super handy at keeping my books grease free while I cook. The Book Frame is designed to display a variety of books, from a big, hardback coffee table book to a thin magazine. It’s easy to adjust, just slide the top timber channel up and down the cotton cord to secure your book. Corner Block Studio also sells a range of other wooden hangers for records & prints.

Use discount code ‘HECTIC’ to get 20% off the book frame. Corner Block Studio also ships internationally! Order before 18 Dec to ensure Christmas delivery.

Order your book frame here.

Shannons Kitchen Australia

This cook book from Shannons Kitchen Australia is not one for the faint hearted. If you have a family member with a potty mouth and a dirty sense of humor then this is the book for them. You’ll have them belly laughing through the Christmas festivities. Great recipes and even better reading material! A cook book and novel in one! Warning: May be offensive!

You can order this cookbook here.

The Scenic Route

This gift pack from The Scenic Route is any nature lovers dream, perfect for the writer in your family.

  • 2 deluxe notebooks (made from recycled paper & printed with vegetable based inks)
  • 8 unique illustrated gift cards and envelopes
  • A gorgeous hand-printed long handled tote bag featuring our Fairy Wren print – made from 100% cotton canvas
  • Bonus large greeting card of choice so you can personalize a message. Shown here is the Rainbow Lorikeet Card but you can choose from any of the 12 designs.
  • All beautifully gift wrapped in signature Scenic Route printed wrapping paper – 4 designs to choose from! 
Use discount code ‘HECTIC20‘ to get 20% off store wide on orders over $50 and if you subscribe you get free shipping!

For Him

Typo/ Cotton On

Blokes are hard to buy for, Would you agree? It’s usually socks, jocks, tools or beer for the men in my life so this year I’ll be keeping it simple with socks, jocks, tools & beer and maybe a few novelty gifts on the side. Check out Typo for a great range of gifts for the men in your life.

  1. Buffalo Overnighter Duffle Bag- $69.99
  2. Debonair Wash Bag- $29.99
  3. Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker- $29.99
  4. Black Metal Drink Bottle- $29.99
  5. Multi Tool Kit- $9.99
  6. Large Foosball Game- $49.99

Booze Bud

Speaking of beer. Sample 25 of the best craft beers, with a new one to open each day from the 1st of December until Christmas Day. The pack features a mix of bottles and cans perfect for Summer such as Pale Ales, IPAs, Lagers, Sours and Session Ales. 
Or you can save the box and open it on Christmas day. 

For the Kids.

Little Smith Co

Board Game for the floor? What I like to call a Floard Game. This awesome floor board game from the recent Little Smith Co x Pete Cromer collaboration is perfect for the whole family. These mats are non-toxic, eco friendly with a natural anti slip rubber backing and are great fun for the kids and the adults too. They come with a bag of 4 acrylic markers & a wooden die. They clean up easily with a damp cloth and the colours are bright to keep any child occupied for hours. 

Use discount code ‘PREORDER‘ at the checkout for free shipping on all pre-orders. Delivery expected mid November so just in time for Christmas.

Find it here at Little Smith Co.

Eat Sleep Play Kids

Christmas day has come to an end and you now have an abundance of toys that the little ones have been gifted. This is where this clever little device comes into play. Available in 4 funky prints. This play pouch is perfect to spread out for play time and all the bits and pieces stay together. When it is time to pack away, just pull on the rope and in a jiffy you’ve gathered everything neatly into the play pouch. 

Use discount code ‘HECTIC10’ to get 10% off at Eat Sleep Play Kids.

Click here to shop at Eat Sleep Play Kids.

Miles & Tate

Do you know a child with a unique name and you can never find their name on any of those personalized goodies? 

I have 2 of them, and about 90 per cent of my nieces and nephews have unique names too! Check out Miles & Tate this Christmas for your childs own personalized name cushion! I’m a sucker for personalized things! Mel makes all of these cushions by hand and you can choose out of a selection of colour combinations to suit any childs colour choices. Be quick, Christmas cut off is the 19th of November.

Use discount code ‘HECTICECLECTIC‘ to get 10% off storewide.

Click here to shop Miles & Tate.

For Her

Royal Essence Jewelry Candles

These jewelry candles have been on my wish list for some time now. Royal Essence have also released that they have added Earrings & Necklaces in their candles as a jewelry option so if you dont know your loved ones ring size then you have other options without giving away the surprise. Every ring is valued at up to $5000 and you can purchase a whole range of bath and shower products including bath bombs, scrubs and whipped soaps in many different fragrances. Prices range from $20-$50 or you can buy one of their bundles and save!

Click here to shop Royal Essence and use discount code ‘THEHECTICECLECTIC10’ to get 10% off your purchase.

Kadee Botanicals

Experience the luxury of Australian Native Botanicals with this antioxidant rich facial Hydrating Day & Night Cream, free from harsh toxins and extracted from the goodness of nature. Perfect for the natural skin care lover in your family.

Kadee Botanical Products are inspired by Nature and free of:

  • Sulphates (SLS & SLES)
  • Parabens
  • Mineral oils
  • Artificial colours
  • Artificial fragrances
  • Animal Testing
Shop Kadee Botanicals here & use discount code ‘HECTIC15‘ to get 15% off.

Bon Maxie

Need somewhere to store your jewelry? 

Clare from Bon Maxie has designed a range of earring holders as well as every other sort of accessory holder you could possibly think of. 

From scarves, to rings, watches and cuff links. She has thought of everything. If you have an accessory lover in your family then this is the perfect gift for them, with styles and colours to suit any home and personal taste.

Use discount code ‘HECTIC15‘ to get 15% off store wide. Available until the 9th of Dec Midnight.

Click here to shop Bon Maxie.

For Baby

Coux Lifestyle

This gorgeous ‘Darling Clementine’ gift pack bundle from Coux Lifestyle includes this stunning muslin wrap (perfect for summer), a wooden birdie toy and organic marble teether for baby and is the perfect gift for that new mum or baby in your life. 

Use discount code ‘HECTIC15‘ to get 15% off, this discount code is available until the 2nd of December.

Click here to shop Coux Lifestyle.


These gorgeous wooden Grimms rainbows are a must have on any baby or childs Christmas list. There’s just so much you can create with them. They will keep your little one or baby occupied for hours! They’re perfect for any age and they even look great on the shelf.

Use discount code ‘HECTIC’ to get 10% off storewide at Milktooth.

Click here to shop Milktooth.

Secret Santa

Smelly Balls

This one’s my favorite! You place a few drops of the oil on the felt balls to get them ‘smelly’ and hang them in the car. You could even hang them in the back of your clothes cupboard to keep your Winter woolies smelling fresh through Summer. At $27.50 for a set, these Smelly Balls are an affordable and great gift idea for friends, family, colleagues or even as a Secret Santa.

Check out the different colours and fragrances here.

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