Last Minute Shopper? Billy George's Ultimate Gift Guide
If you're anything like me, you'll tend to leave presents for the last minute. Even then, thinking about what you could get for your bro, your pops, your mates. It's exhausting! Whether you're after a bit of inspiration, I have compiled a visual guide of the many things that I would love to get for Christmas! From candles to bike racks, there are ample options!
<<< Mrs Meyer's air freshener's are soy-based candles that make any room smell fresh without overpowering aroma. Mask the smell of the everyday bedroom with clean and crisp scents. I'm a particular fan of the Lemon Verbena but can easily be persuaded to the Basil. $10 from Mrs Meyers.
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modern ride about town. Perfect for apartments or studios, the clever rack keeps your bike out of the way and stores some of your bits you keep with you when riding. Mounts perfectly to the wall, it comes in a beautiful dark wood grain finish. $71 from CB2.
^^^ Adding a bit of flavour to the boring office desk situation is necessary. Go green! Find yourself some succulents and this desk topper will come to life! Made of solid concrete, you'll have your pends, business cards and small office supplies sitting in style. $30 from Kikkerland.
<<< With our fast-paced lives, we really don't have time for much anymore. We're forced to cram in as much as we can. So when do you get the time to make that perfect cup of coffee? AeroPress helps the busy gent make smooth, rich and pure coffees fast! Extracting full flavour coffee using ideal water temperatures and air pressure to brew a steaming cup of coffee. $39 from AeroPress.
He's a go getter, a jet setter. Well, he'll >>>
need somewhere to store his bits and bobs in carry on. It stores everything in style. Pens & pencils, stylus for your iPad pro, cords & earphones. God, even your glasses! The roomy pouch zips up to keep your passport and other documents safe. Made of high-quality leather, wrap it all up in style! $115 from This is Ground.
<<< We're not kids anymore. Getting a quality pair of socks is a treasure trove. But when it comes to socks, keeping it simple is essential when nearly every other person is wearing bold print and colours. It's about the fabric! Made in Italy from the finest quality linen, they're the perfect accompaniment to leather lined shoes. Breathable. Fresh. $30 from Christian Kimber.
Mr Bruno Astuto, journalist, brings us a book >>>
that discovers the marvels of Brazil. The hardcover book is full of vibrant photography from the dynamic city, where he has captured everything from coastal landscapes to Carnival. $49 from Mr Porter.
Christmas in Australia is hot hot hot. Europe's passing Spring / Summer season saw a incline in the number of men wearing comfortable, light weight and stylish slip ons. These Espadrille are beautifully versatile and a perfect touch to any simple outfit. Whether you're wearing jeans and a tee or board shorts. $119 from Aquila. v v v
<<< Keeping your room fresh doesn't have to be hard! Nature is inspiring, the colours and hues of the world around us is pure and beautiful. This simple to (not have to look after) keep in the room to add the bit of colour to a dreary room. $56 from Adairs.
Triwa is a watch brand on the rise! >>>
They have developed a beautiful chronograph that comes in a variety of colours and strap choices. My favourite? The Nevil expressed entirely in steel with a matching mesh bracelet. $439 from Triwa.
If a candle isn't quite his thing, then a diffuser is what you need to get your hands on. You're able to select an aroma that suits the mood via natural oils, which is generated into a mist by ultrasonic waves dispersed into a wonderfully fresh smell. $89 in store at Muji. v v v
<<< A proper leather wallet is a modern day requirement for any stylish gentleman. This perfect 6" design, dubbed The Robin, is a versatile chap. Holding your iPhone, moleskin, and favourite pen. The simple zip design accommodates the busy everyday commuter - from receipts, your passport and loose ends this silhouette snugly envelopes the necessities. Hand stitched premium bovine leather defines understated luxury. $229 from Tail Feather.