With the silly season fast approaching, have you found yourself spending hours trawling through Pinterest boards and drowning in YouTube videos in search of that oh-so-gorgeous gift for your bestie? Are you struggling to find the perfect piece to add to your Chrissy wishlist? Well have no fear my holiday honeys, I’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the web for this season’s most unique lifestyle and fashion finds for every budget. If you’re a gypsy-spirit at heart or know someone who is, and are looking for an unmatchable treasure to put under your tree this Christmas, then you sure have come to the right place!
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1. Second Hand Books
The gift of travel doesn’t have to be expensive! This Christmas, get down to your local second hand bookshop (or, alternatively, hit up thebookdepository.com‘s used book section) and pick your special-someone up a ticket to another time, place or universe. As a seasoned second-hand book shopper, I recommend always purchasing books that look worn and have lots of creases down their spine — although they may not be the prettiest, it shows they have been well-loved. Some classics that are guaranteed to be loved by any free-spirited gal include Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love, and J.D Salinger’s Franny and Zooey.
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2. Plum and Bow Elephant Tea Mug
The only thing better than waking up to a freshly brewed pot of tea would be waking up to it being served in this adorable elephant mug. Not only does this little guy come with a small compartment to store a teabag in once it’s been used, he is also dishwasher safe. Handmade in Thailand, this unique mug is guaranteed to be a one of a kind gift for a one of a kind girl!
Purchase at Urban Outfitters
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3. Zara Pom Pom Leather Sandals
Equally as colourful as they are on-trend, you can guarantee the recipient of these Zara leather sandals will be bringing in their New Year with style and verve. Definitely suited to the child-at-heart, at just $49.99 these sandals would make a great middle of the range present for any spicy chica.
Purchase at Zara
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4. Vintage Denim Jacket
If you’re conscious of the impacts of your buying habits, then look no further than shopping vintage this holiday season. With 90s trends making a recent resurgence in the fashion world, perhaps there is no better time than now to hone your thrift-shopping skills and hit up your local op shop (or the asos vintage marketplace) for some one of a kind finds. If you need a bit of a steer in the right direction, I’ve spotted this vintage coloured Lee steal. Worn in in all of the right places, I can assure you that this aesthetically-pleasing preloved piece will become a wardrobe staple for any environmentally or socially conscious gal.
Purchase at ASOS Marketplace
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5. YCL Jewels Earrings
Ethically sourced in India, these stunning Labradorite earrings are said to enhance intuitive ability and allow one’s innate magical an Earthly energy to surface. Equally as exquisite as they are unique, each piece from YCL Jewels is hand-crafted and entirely cruelty free. Embracing the principals of sacred geometry, each design features intentionally chosen crystals that support women to live wholeheartedly & manifest their wildest dreams. Undoubtedly, any piece from YCL jewels is one that would be treasured forever.
Purchase at YCL Jewels
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6. The Wolf Gang Clutch
Inspired by the sun and sands of vintage Morocco and its exotic, earthy landscape, you simply cannot go wrong with purchasing an eclectically-tribal piece from The Wolf Gang’s debut line, Marrakech Motel. With each piece handcrafted by artisans from all around the globe, The Wolf Gang claims that ‘each unique piece breathes details of love and imperfection, a desirable balance of creativity and craftsmanship.’ The Bedouin Clutch is the perfect gift these holidays for all whom find themselves dreaming of faraway adventures, overcome by wanderlust.
Purchase at Freedom State
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7. Spell & the Gypsy Collective Lovebird Halfmoon Gown
With the festival season that follows Christmas fast approaching, give the gift of impeccable style with this exotic gown from Spell & the Gypsy Collective. Featuring a unique pattern and a bold V-style neck and back, this dreamy dress will be the envy of every free spirit at any festival, road trip or island holiday destination around the world. Coming in at $219, Spell’s Lovebird Halfmoon Gown is a simply unmatchable, luxury piece for the inner-bohemian spirit wanting to take a little piece of Byron Bay with them wherever they roam.
Purchase at Spell & The Gypsy Collective
Happy Holidays, lovelies!