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Festive Gift Guide 2012

‘Tis the season to gift loved-ones. If you’re still stuck for treats to buy I’ve gathered a dozen last-minute present ideas with a Melbourne focus. Hopefully it will help you sprinkle a little luxury into the lives of your sisters, mums and friends. Or greedily send this link with yourself in mind to the clueless gifters in your life.

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Jeweller Anna Davern’s ‘Rock’ earrings are ostentatiously tongue-in-cheek. Faux-bling at the front, vintage biscuit tin at the back. $165

A lover of nature and greenery but too lazy to be a green thumb; a terrarium certainly appeals. This one is my favourite from Bosky. $90

I burn through candles like wildfire. Ines Botanica has a seasonal ‘Joyeux Noel’ but I rather like the sound of ‘Lait’ with almond milk, oriental lily and chamomile. $85

That just-right gift may be at your fingertips. Get in touch with Celia at I Scream Nails to arrange a voucher for a nail art manicure. $35

Black. Suede. Sexy. I’m sold on these Lauren Marinis pumps. $250

There’s nothing I like more than getting cosy at home once festive feasts are over and we are truly into holiday-mode. I’d wear the violet version of this Love & Lustre Supersoft robe in the down time. $99.95

Take your friend for SocieTEA afternoon tea at Werribee Mansion and they’ll love you forever. $90 per person.

Illustrator Kelly Thompson has put together five of her luscious prints in a mini-sized set. Divvy them up for stocking stuffers. $70

One can never have too many bags. I’ve taken a shine to this emerald green Olga Berg minadiere. $79.95

Give a tiny piece of the sparkling ocean via these entrancing ‘Seabed’ rings by Sarah Dingwall. $45

Who wouldn’t like to pack a picnic and hear French chanteuses croon in the sunshine? Give tickets to So Frenchy, So Chic in the Park. $80

They are rare but Melbourne does have a few perfume houses to discover. Try ‘Passarelle’; the latest scent from Tommi Sooni. Native jasmine, tea tree, honey myrtle, boronia buds and silver wattle are fused with a European bouquet. $180

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