The best Christmas gift ideas for children, beach-lovers and the home

Little girl in garden with picnic decorating christmas hat wearing Willow Swim kids swimwear

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. Hello, Christmas 2020! With the year we’ve all had thanks to COVID-19, we are quite happy to welcome the festive season.

Looking for the best gifts for Christmas 2020? As a mother and a small business owner, I come across so many beautiful brands and products from across the globe.

So as we head into the festive season, I wanted to share some of my favourite things - where possible, I have chosen items for small businesses but there is a mix of brands. One thing is certain, these are all things I love and are sure to bring joy to your loved ones this holiday season. 

From small tokens and stocking fillers to special gifts and grand gestures, find the perfect gift by browsing our edit of the best Christmas 2020 gift ideas for babies, toddlers, girls, boys, beach-lovers and for the home.

The best Christmas gifts for babies

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present idea for a baby in your life, look no further. Here I have rounded up gorgeous gifts that are sure to last, delight and some even act like decor in their own right as well as being games or toys.Best Christmas gifts for babies toys decor books

1. Nightlight by Little Belle, $139.95. 2. Book, Dream Big Little One by Harrison Vashti at Booktopia, $15.75. 3. Apple music box by April Eleven at Smallable, $87. 4. Heirloom romper by Ziggy Lou Heirloom in caramel fleck, $70. 5. Fruitful Pear Basket by Sacred Bundle, $49.99. 6. Pole Pole Elephant Family by T-Lab at Simple Form, $45. 7. Flying Whale print by Mrs Mighetto, $80. 8. Wooden Rainbow - 6 piece in Natural by Grimm’s at Smallable, $44. 9. Nice to Michu baby rattle by Oioiooi at Leo and Bella, $59. 10. Wooden Toy Stacking Ring in Sand by Raduga Grez, $79. 11. Billie Giraffe by Jellycat, $40. 12. Little Dreamer Baby Journal in Cloud by Emma Kate Co., $59. 13. Bath Duck in Power by Oli & Carol at Smallable, $20. 14. Bear Wooden Music Box in Natural by Vilac at Smallable, $48. 15. Pull-Along Mammoth by Kid’s Concept at Target, $45.

The best Christmas gifts for toddlers

Are you trying to hunt down the best gift for a toddler? We have curated an edit of the perfect gifts for this age group. With a mix of educational toys and things that will look lovely decorating your home, there are little gifts and also statement ones too.Best Christmas gifts for toddlers toys bedroom clothes

1. Chunky Rainbow 'Zen' by Iron & Cub, $84. 2. My Weather Station by Moon Picnic at Milk Tooth, $109. 3. Sloth Board Book - Relaxation by Slumberkins, $21.5. 4. The Base Seasonal Onsie in olive by Milk, $35. 5. Shape Sorter EDVIN by Kids Concept, $44. 6. Kawan rubberwood stacker and pull toy by Hevea, $69. 7. Mini Kitchen - Bistro by Kids Concept, $116. 8. Wooden Whale Balance Game in Green by Babai Toys, $58. 9. Cushion "I believe in Santa" by Nordic Kids, $49.95. 10. Checkers Upsy chair by The Upsy Store,$135. 11. Metal and Woode Tricycle in Cream by Banwood at Smallable, $263. 12. Rattan Toy Wagon by Tiny Harlow, $179. 13. Wooden Rudolph in Nature Beech by Oyoy at Leo and Bella, $85. 14. Drum mini in white by Kids Concept, $34.

The best Christmas gifts for girls

As Maurice Chevalier said, “Thank heaven for little girls”. As one of five girls and with two girls of my own, to some extent my life has been all about girly things. So I loved nothing more than curating an edit of the perfect Christmas gifts for the girls out there. Best Christmas gifts for girls toys dolls bedroom pram

1. Rabbit needlepoint kit by Sozo DIY, $87. 2. Magic Tree Colouring placemat, by  SuperPetit, $44. 3. Queen Mouse toy by Maileg, $54.95. 4. Retro Wooden Telephone in pink by Kiko + gg at Arabella + Autumn, $94.95. 5. Tia Dress in Pomelo Liberty by Pretty Wild, $149. 6. Starry Nights Heirloom Angel wing and eyemask set by Bonn Mere at Leo and Bella, $98. 7. Book, Along Came Coco: A story about Coco Chanel by Eve Bryne ay Booktopia, $24.95. 8. Star Beauty bag by Le Toy Van at Kidzone, $59.99. 9. Memory Game Set by Pretty in Pine at Leo and Bella, $48. 10. Elliot "Zelda" Wooden and Wicker Pram by Minikane at Smallable, $175. 11. Doctor's Kit by Kids Concept at Target, $29. 12. Flower Mirror by Poppy’s Little Treasures, $139. 13. Bow by Mae & Rae14. Pastel roller-skates by Impala Rollerskates, $175. 15. Holographic fairy cape by Ratatam at Smallable, $104. 16. Nina Dress-Up Doll by Minikane, $133.

The best Christmas gifts for boys

Until recently, our family - both my fours sisters and our children - has been dominated by girls. As I mentioned above, I am one of five girls, my eldest sister has three girls and I have two. While we were resigned to a life of girls, things have been levelling out recently in the last couple of years. My little sister has two boys, Jasper and Ted, I had James in August and one of my older sisters just had a boy, Jude. So for the first time ever, I have immersed myself in things for boys. So this year, this edit of the best gifts for boys is quite close to my heart. Best Christmas gifts for boys toys bedroom bike clothes1. Book Two Bears: An Epic Journey Of Hope by Rotem Teplow and Patricia Hegarty at Booktopia, $24.95. 2. Raffia Lion Head by Ila Y Ela at Smallable, $308. 3. Shield & Sword Costume in Khaki by Fabelab at Smallable, $69 4. Colour-in Aeroplane by Mister Tody at Smallable, $52. 5. Striped adventure set by Wandr at Pip and Lenny, $79. 6. Nevada Teepee in pale green by Nobodinoz at Smallable, $255. 7. Explorer's Suitcase by Moulin Roty at Smallable, $79. 8. Ingela P. Arrhenius Grand Express Train Route Toy by Vilac at Smallable, $88. 9. Big Hockey Foosball Table by Vilac at Smallable, $143. 10. Wooden Building block set  by Raduga Grez at Leo and Bella, $259. 11. Wooden guitar by Kids Concept, $59.95. 12. History Story Lamp with 3 Mini Books by Moulin Roty at Smallable, $24. 13. Mini Wooden Croquet game by Bloomingville at Leo and Bella, $103. 14. Push bike in green by Trybike at Peter's of Kensington, $175. 15. BIOplastic Truck by Dantoy at Lime Green Kids, $42.95. 16. Bow and Arrows game by Babai Toys at Smallable, $79.

The best Christmas gifts for beach-lovers

As we usher in the festive season, we also officially welcome the summer months here in Australia too. So, that means, here comes the sun. And as a children’s boutique swimwear label founder, it didn’t seem quite right to put together a gift guide without an edit of the best Christmas gifts for the beachlovers in our lives. Also, because that about covers off everyone in my family having grown up by the beach. We love a good beach day!! Here’s a curation of my favourite things for day on the sand (or by the pool).Best Christmas gifts for beachlover umbrella swimmers hat sunglasses and more1. Olivia inflatable ring in pink by Petites Pommes at Hello Little Birdie Collective, $44. 2. Cotton Sun Hat by Willow Swim, $32. 3. Salt Beach Umbrella by Sunday Supply Co., $249. 4. Tic Tac Toe by SunnyLife at Willow Swim, $47.97. 5. Lulu Flower glasses in blush by Willow Swim, $24. 6. “Sophia” Swimsuit by Willow Swim in Ditsy Floral, $69. 7. Bucket in dusty purple by Scrunch at Zarlak Kids, $26.95. 8. Watering can in duck egg blue by Scrunch at Made for Mia, $28. 9. Golden Sands Beach Chair by Sunday Supply Co., $149. 10. “Jasper” Swim shorts by Willow Swim, $28. 11. Swim Training Fins in peach by Hevea at Smallable, $47.

The best Christmas gifts for the home

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that home IS where the HEART is. As a mother of three little ones, this is something that has always rung true to me anyway (because when you have little children you tend to spend more time at home as a family). Also, my mother always enjoyed keeping home, hosting gatherings and took a lot of pride in the home. This has definitely passed on to me and my four sisters. So I could not do a Christmas gift guide without rounding up the best Christmas gift ideas for the home. We are also renovating our home at the moment and here are just some of the amazing things I have come across.Best Christmas gift ideas for the home furniture decor vases candles and more1. Book Prada Catwalk: The Complete Collection by Susannah Frankel at Booktopia, $58.90. 2. Abstract print by Bonnie Gray Art, $250. 3. Clay Vase in White Speckled by Angular M, $99.95. 4. Dawn Mirror by Middle of Nowhere, $274. 5. Rattan Swing chair in white by Hunter & Nomad, $549 (Kids size $449). 6. Ribbed Infinity candle holder size medium in nude by Marmoset Found, $19. 7. Terrazzo Hooks by Zakkia, $56 each. 8. Suede leather strap shelf in Biscuit by H&G Designs, $180. 9. Column Pillar Candles in Eucalyptus and Peach by Black Blaze, $16 each. 10. Pink amethyst crystal by cleanse & co., $ dependant on size. 11. XL Follow Me Lamp PLUS by Marset at Design Stuff, $589. 12. Sofa Modular Sofa One-Seater in white by Zulu at Collector Store, $1,759.

Christmas gifts for Mums

I couldn't do a gift guides full of the perfect Christmas present ideas, without including some goodies for all of the lovely mommas out there. Here's a round-up of some of the things I am loving right now. Hint hint to my hubby, I'd love anything on this list.The best Christmas gifts for mum fashion home beauty candles1. Baume de Rose lip balm by Terry at Mecca, $90. 2. Baume de Rose Lip Scrub By Terry at Mecca, $55. 3. Pitty Party Natural Deodorant in Lychee & Vanilla by Sarah's Day at La' Bang Body, $16.95. 4. The Belt Bag in Camel/Tan by The Horse, $149. 5. Rose Wide Leg Pant in Maurice Dot Print by Faithfull The Brand at David Jones, $249. 6. Amalfi One-Piece in Ligne Check by Faithfull The Brand at The Iconic, $199. 7. Honor reusable coffee 12oz cup  by Luxey Cup, $34.95. 8. Mini Baies 70g candle by Diptyque at Mecca, $53. 9. Blue light filtering glasses in Lola Champagne by Baxter Blue, $76.65. 10. Hat The Zulu in Ivory by Lack of Color, $99. 11. Axiom Bracelet Chain bracelet by Missoma at Mode Sportif, $195. 12. Logomania phone cover by The Daily Edited, from $99.95.

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