Ideas for the perfect Christmas gift

With Christmas just around the corner, the whole world has fallen into a flurry of choosing perfect outfits, discovering new recipes, decorating the home and, of course, buying Christmas gifts. And while each of these presents its own challenges, it’s the present shopping that often proves most difficult.  

But that’s where we come in. To save you the trouble of aimlessly wondering around department stores or cluelessly browsing the web, we’ve curated a wonderful collection of home decor pieces that make for perfect Christmas gifts – even for the most hard-to-please friends and relatives! And the best part is, you can order all pieces directly from our website and have them delivered straight to your home. Or stop by The Apartment and enjoy a unique shopping experience. Take a look…

At The Apartment you’ll find a combination of Danish design and locally made ceramics and artwork. This original work on paper by  Silas Studio  is $135.00

At The Apartment you’ll find a combination of Danish design and locally made ceramics and artwork. This original work on paper by Silas Studio is $135.00

For your BFF

Your best friend is basically family, and that means they deserve something special under the tree this year. Discover our contemporary candle holder by WOUD, sure to add a touch of chic to your friend’s living room. Or why not show your support for their growing caffeine addiction with a classy ceramic coffee cup? With pieces ranging from $29.50 to $75, there’s something to suit every budget – and every taste.

1. A Design Classic, the  Aalto glass bowl  by Iittala, perfect beside the bed for her jewelry $29.50. 2. She’ll be taking this Brass Keyring everywhere she goes and looking stylish, made by Peaches & Keen in Melbourne $49.00. 3. Glazed ceramic  Travel Coffee Cup  will not only save in landfill, it will enhnace the everyday coffee ritual. Made in Melbourne by Adele Macer Ceramics $550.00. 4. Give the gift of sass, this  Dancer #3 poster  is framed in oak and ready to hand on your BFF’s wall $379.00. 5.  The Radius candle holder  has won many design awards, it’s a no-brainer $59.95. 6. You can never hand too many candles amiright?  The Bondi 3  tells the story of the native Australian botanicals originally found in Bondi $69.00. 7. An original handmade sculpture by  Natalie Rosin  is a gift she’ll always treasure $75.00. Great for noodles, or Dorito’s, this  Drip bowl  by Ella Bendrups celebrates the makers touch, each one is unique $38.00

1. A Design Classic, the Aalto glass bowl by Iittala, perfect beside the bed for her jewelry $29.50. 2. She’ll be taking this Brass Keyring everywhere she goes and looking stylish, made by Peaches & Keen in Melbourne $49.00. 3. Glazed ceramic Travel Coffee Cup will not only save in landfill, it will enhnace the everyday coffee ritual. Made in Melbourne by Adele Macer Ceramics $550.00. 4. Give the gift of sass, this Dancer #3 poster is framed in oak and ready to hand on your BFF’s wall $379.00. 5. The Radius candle holder has won many design awards, it’s a no-brainer $59.95. 6. You can never hand too many candles amiright? The Bondi 3 tells the story of the native Australian botanicals originally found in Bondi $69.00. 7. An original handmade sculpture by Natalie Rosin is a gift she’ll always treasure $75.00. Great for noodles, or Dorito’s, this Drip bowl by Ella Bendrups celebrates the makers touch, each one is unique $38.00

For your Mum

Surprise your mum this year with something unique, thoughtful and beautiful. Does she need a new system for organising all her stunning jewellery pieces? Or perhaps a stunning brass lamp to brighten up the hallway of your childhood home? We’ve got gifts ranging from $69 to $499 for mum, and before you choose, remember everything she has done for you this year alone!

9.  The Troll  vase is perfectly elegant with, or without flowers, they are available in various sizes starting at $129.00. 10. Now wouldn’t Mum be impressed with something so unique and thoughtful as a ceramic wall hanging! This wall  Tapestry #4  by Natalie Rosin is stunning $250.00. 11. An arrangement of these grey stoneware cylinders will suit many interiors and tastes, by Danish brand Kristina Dam starting at $110 for the small set of three. 12. Could you just imagine Mum’s face when opening this on Christmas Day? The  JWDA lamp  is very special $499.00. 13.  Jewellery Boxes  sure have come a long way, Mum would love this. $239. 14. If your Mum has a thing for jugs, she will love this charming hand made  Ceramic Jug  by Adele Macer Ceramics $60.00

9. The Troll vase is perfectly elegant with, or without flowers, they are available in various sizes starting at $129.00. 10. Now wouldn’t Mum be impressed with something so unique and thoughtful as a ceramic wall hanging! This wall Tapestry #4 by Natalie Rosin is stunning $250.00. 11. An arrangement of these grey stoneware cylinders will suit many interiors and tastes, by Danish brand Kristina Dam starting at $110 for the small set of three. 12. Could you just imagine Mum’s face when opening this on Christmas Day? The JWDA lamp is very special $499.00. 13. Jewellery Boxes sure have come a long way, Mum would love this. $239. 14. If your Mum has a thing for jugs, she will love this charming hand made Ceramic Jug by Adele Macer Ceramics $60.00

For the Guys

Men can be notoriously hard to shop for. More often than not, they won’t write you a wishlist and they don’t give you any indication of what would make them happy this December. But fear not, for we’ve done some digging and come up with a few pieces sure to put a smile on any guy’s face. Discover our award-winning wine breather with its beautifully innovative design, our minimalist alarm clock and the quirky Danish book unit for displaying his favourite book. Our presents for guys range from $140 to $345.

15.  The Green Marble  ipad holder is stylish way to watch Netflix or cook in the kitchen $99.00. 16. You don’t have to look far to learn that having a smart phone next to the bed is bad for a good night’s sleep, he’ll want to use this clever  Tumbler Alarm Clock  - simply turn it upside down to stop the alarm $179. 17. Somewhere to put the keys and wallet for the organised guy  Polar Shelf  is perfect $279.00. 18. For keeping all of the books around the house that he’s in the process of reading, he’ll love the  Book Keeper  $279.00. 19. Maybe he has a few blank walls but doesn’t know what he likes, I’m pretty sure he’ll love this!  Midnight framed poster $ 345.00. 20. He’ll be very impressed with this award winning  Deluxe Wine Breather  $184.00

15. The Green Marble ipad holder is stylish way to watch Netflix or cook in the kitchen $99.00. 16. You don’t have to look far to learn that having a smart phone next to the bed is bad for a good night’s sleep, he’ll want to use this clever Tumbler Alarm Clock - simply turn it upside down to stop the alarm $179. 17. Somewhere to put the keys and wallet for the organised guy Polar Shelf is perfect $279.00. 18. For keeping all of the books around the house that he’s in the process of reading, he’ll love the Book Keeper $279.00. 19. Maybe he has a few blank walls but doesn’t know what he likes, I’m pretty sure he’ll love this! Midnight framed poster $345.00. 20. He’ll be very impressed with this award winning Deluxe Wine Breather $184.00

For art lovers

There’s nothing quite so lovely as giving the gift of art. Choose the right piece and it will quickly find its place in the recipient’s home and heart, forever reminding them of you and your yuletide generosity. We’ve chosen a wide range of art forms to inspire your Christmas shopping this year, including oil paintings on canvas, art calendars, framed watercolour paintings and a stunning ceramic wall hanging with linen and cotton tassels. Items range between $39 and $400.

21.  Perfect Imperfections  is a new collection by this emerging artist, Silas Studio are one to watch $248.00. 22. The artistry in these ceramic pieces is clearly apparent. Philippa Taylor comes from a fine art ceramics background and these  Ceramic Tassel s are coveted by collectors both local and abroad $400.00. 23. These  Hewn Vessels  by Ella Bendrups are extremely tactile and add softness to any space $150.00. 24. These  Art Mobiles  are mesmerising! Each component is hand crafted in Melbourne by Peaches & Keen making each one unique. In a space like a staircase, it can be difficult to display artwork and these are the perfect solution. Starting at $200 for the small to $600 for the large size. 25. These oil on canvas works by Melissa Boughey are stunning statements in colour and texture.  Coastal Landscape  $350.00. 26. I can hardly think of a more affordable and perfect gift for the art lover, or the school teacher, kind neighbour or for an ‘emergency present’. This calendar by renowned artist  Hannah Fox  is an affordable way to enjoy her artwork all year round, and the images fit an Ikea frame, genius!

21. Perfect Imperfections is a new collection by this emerging artist, Silas Studio are one to watch $248.00. 22. The artistry in these ceramic pieces is clearly apparent. Philippa Taylor comes from a fine art ceramics background and these Ceramic Tassels are coveted by collectors both local and abroad $400.00. 23. These Hewn Vessels by Ella Bendrups are extremely tactile and add softness to any space $150.00. 24. These Art Mobiles are mesmerising! Each component is hand crafted in Melbourne by Peaches & Keen making each one unique. In a space like a staircase, it can be difficult to display artwork and these are the perfect solution. Starting at $200 for the small to $600 for the large size. 25. These oil on canvas works by Melissa Boughey are stunning statements in colour and texture. Coastal Landscape $350.00. 26. I can hardly think of a more affordable and perfect gift for the art lover, or the school teacher, kind neighbour or for an ‘emergency present’. This calendar by renowned artist Hannah Fox is an affordable way to enjoy her artwork all year round, and the images fit an Ikea frame, genius!

The Apartment is open this weekend, and the one before Christmas. Not long to go now folks. We’re located on Level 1, 409 Chapel Street, come around Snowball Lane, we’re kind of opposite The Temperance Hotel.

Merry Christmas and enjoy the festivities!