26 Nov 2019
10 unique Christmas gift ideas in The Rocks
Take the stress out of Christmas shopping with these cool Christmas gift ideas in The Rocks.
From luxurious body, skin and haircare and stylish homewares to chic fashion and cool contemporary art, there’s something here for everyone this Christmas.
Fiercely independent and using only the highest quality ingredients, Aesop is famous for its delectable Australian-made skin, hair and body care products. Enjoy wandering through this beautiful artisan store as you whittle down your gifts of choice, or take out the guesswork save some time with one of their seasonal gift kits.
In the heart of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Arts is the MCA Store, pure fuel for the inner artist inside us all. The emphasis here is on Australian design and artistic integrity, and you’ll find an exquisite range of artistic creations from hand-crafted jewellery through to homeware and greeting cards. It’s also one of Sydney’s most spectacularly good bookshops, specialising in contemporary art, artists, design and architecture. For the art-lover and the book-lover in your life, there’s no better place to shop for a thoughtful and unique gift.
With groundbreaking, effective and affordable products that have taken the skincare world by storm, DECIEM is the go-to for a gift for the discerning skincare expert. Here you’ll find holy grail hydrators, serums, moisturisers, exfoliants and so much more. Under the DECIEM umbrella are brands like Niod, Hylamide, and cult-favourite The Ordinary, and all products are created and ethically tested in the company’s own labs.
Coaxing new aesthetics from the defunct, AHW Studio’s raw, industrial and steampunk handcrafted jewellery range includes styles for both men and women, alongside innovative watch designs and art prints. Find the perfect gift for someone special who will love a blend of old-world elegance and rare creative vision.
It’s easy to find DUX Collection – just follow the delicious smell of hand-poured candles, lotions and aromatherapy sprays. Everything is created using the best botanicals, with natural and plant-based organic ingredients. Everything in DUX Collection is non-toxic, paraben-free, chemical-free and made without animal testing, for the perfect guilt-free gift. For something extra special, you can even have a personalised candle created in-store.
Founded by industrial and interior designers Max Mendez and Kerry Findlay, Squidinki is where whimsical illustrations meet with delightfully original giftware. With high quality products like mugs, tote bags, canape plates and even eco-bamboo keepcups adorned with their fun designs, Squidinki aims to bring a chuckle to everyday life. That’s what we call a gift that keeps on giving.
Spoil a special someone with luxurious lotions, fragrances, oils and creams. For over 40 years, L'Occitane has drawn inspiration from Mediterranean art de vivre and traditional Provencal techniques to create natural beauty products, dedicated to well-being. Their products are rich in natural active ingredients and essential oils, and their bodycare, skincare, bath and haircare products feature luscious ingredients like shea butter, lavender, verbena and immortelle.
Turn your favourite picture or designs into personalised pocket squares, scarves and cotton napkins at Hunting Hue. You can also choose from their ever-changing range of prints, inspired by Sydney’s iconic imagery. Every Hunting Hue product is custom-made, making for high quality, environmentally sustainable products that are built to last – and a gift that is completely unique.
THE ROCKS CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Discover a carefully curated collection of artisanal wares, gourmet street food and unique gifts, at The Rocks Christmas Markets, perfectly planned for your Christmas shopping. Head to Stuga for the best in Scandinavian grooming, or Emilio Frank Design for creative and colourful paintings and prints. Find gorgeous gifts for little ones at Cornfield Baby, a beautiful range of exclusively designed organic cotton babywear, or pop over to With My Boy for matching clothes and accessories for mums and sons. Find travel-inspired, loose leaf teas at The Tea Nomad, perfectly gifted alongside the award-winning handcrafted gingerbread biscuits at Adri’s Gingerbread. Stock up on beautifully detailed and handcrafted greeting cards at Amaranta Designs, then have your gifts lovingly wrapped care of Cure For Cancer, helping raise funds for a very good cause.
We’ve got some awesome pop-ups popping in for the festive season. Find awesome bags made from recycled materials at By The Sea Collection, and cool vintage-inspired kids clothing at Arthur Ave. Iconic fashion label Camilla brings its bright and bold designs to The Rocks, followed by Natalija Fashion’s gorgeous women’s fashion and accessories. Finally, stock up on loose leaf teas from T Totaler, and taste-test their refreshing iced teas while you’re there. After all, with the Christmas shopping now done and dusted, you’ve earned it.