Perfect presents: the guide for gifts to match their personality

Something thoughtful, coveted and budget friendly – finding the perfect Christmas gift for each of those unique personalities in your life can seem impossible. What do you buy a tech-lover when you know nothing about tech? And what about that buddy who is always on an adventure?

Show them you care by finding a present that’s tailored to their individual personalities with this gift guide, crafted to help you tackle the task of finding the perfect present for everyone this Christmas. The homebodies, entertainers, budding decorators, outdoor adventurers and the techy-types, these are all the gifts they’re hoping to spy under the tree this year.

For the homebody

Booklovers and movie buffs, the homebodies are our cosiest of friends who love nothing more than to snuggle up and settle in. With that in mind, when you’re buying for a homebody, you can’t go wrong with cosy.

If your homebody friend is a book lover or movie buff, items like wall art, stationary, or even puzzles themed around their favourite novels and films will never go astray and show just how well you know them!

For the homebody, think: candles, cushions, throw rugs, sleepwear, teapots, cashmere sweaters, boardgames or even kitchen items like popcorn makers, or coffee machines.

Adairs

Vintage Washed Linen Check Robe

$99.99

Plush

Solano Throw

$149

Sleeping Giant

Peppermint Grove Candle

$18.95

For the techy-types

The gadget gurus and tech-obsessed can be tricky to buy for, especially if you’re not that way inclined yourself. But, if you’ve got a techy-type in your life don’t despair, there are a plethora of presents they’ll love to receive this year.

From water bottles that track hydration levels to devices that control every electronic item in your home – technology has found its way into every avenue of our lives, meaning there’s a tech item for nearly everything you could imagine. From electric wine preservation systems and voice activated garbage bins to video doorbells and responsive yoga pants that guide you through your workout, you’ll never be out of innovative ways to surprise a techy-type!

For the techy-type, think: tablets, e-readers, earphones, cameras, smart chargers, speakers, smart watches and devices. Remember, if it’s the latest in tech, it’s probably a safe bet.

Harvey Norman

Dyson Supersonic Limited Edition Hair Dryer with Case

$599

Harvey Norman

Sonos Roam Portable Smart Speaker

$299

JB Hi-Fi

Petcube Pet Camera

$79

For the entertainer

They’re loud and proud, and the first to send out all the festive invites! From dinner parties to barbecues, they’re the host with most and what they’re coveting is both beautiful and functional. With the entertainer, you can never go wrong with kitchen and homewares. From new wine glasses and whiskey decanters, if it revolves around food and drink, it’s probably a winner.

This season, the entertainer is channelling their inner Gatsby, and embracing touches of gold and art deco charm. As they take serious pride in their homes, the entertainer will love an on-trend present like gold leaf glassware, servingware and cocktail set, or for a slightly bigger ticket item, a bar cart.

For the entertainer, think: serving platters, ornate cheese knifes, decanters and glassware, teapots, cookbooks and delicious chutneys and preserves – picks that are perfect for their next event.

Bed Bath N’ Table

Jaipur Tablecloth

$59.95

Freedom

Fusion Martini Glass Set

$39.95

Supreme Furniture

Bar Stool

$179

For the adventurers and sporty types

They’re the ones up with the birds and forever chasing sunsets, waterfalls and exercise-highs, but what do you buy someone who cherishes activities over fancy possessions?

Probably the most likely to say they want nothing at all, the lovers of outdoor adventures and sports is still hoping for a little something under the tree, and a gift that’ll make their next trip or run even better is sure to light up their face on Christmas morning. Inspirational books about fellow adventurers or outdoor guides are always a great choice, while items for their next trip like a waterproof phone case, head lamp, or new backpack will be functional and very well received.

For the outdoor adventurer, think: water bottle, thermos, head lamps, backpacks, trail or sports shoes, smart watches, camera, packable hammocks, swags and tents or equipment.

For the entertainer, think: serving platters, ornate cheese knifes, decanters and glassware, teapots, cookbooks and delicious chutneys and preserves – picks that are perfect for their next event.

Bed Bath N’ Table

Hamper Picnic Basket

$129.95

JB Hi-Fi

GoPro The Handler 2.0 Floating Hand Grip

$49

Barbeques Galore

Billabong Portable BBQ With Thermometer

$129

For the budding decorator

They’re the ones up with the birds and forever chasing sunsets, waterfalls and exercise-highs, but what do you buy someone who cherishes activities over fancy possessions?

Probably the most likely to say they want nothing at all, the lovers of outdoor adventures and sports is still hoping for a little something under the tree, and a gift that’ll make their next trip or run even better is sure to light up their face on Christmas morning. Inspirational books about fellow adventurers or outdoor guides are always a great choice, while items for their next trip like a waterproof phone case, head lamp, or new backpack will be functional and very well received.

For the outdoor adventurer, think: water bottle, thermos, head lamps, backpacks, trail or sports shoes, smart watches, camera, packable hammocks, swags and tents or equipment.

For the entertainer, think: serving platters, ornate cheese knifes, decanters and glassware, teapots, cookbooks and delicious chutneys and preserves – picks that are perfect for their next event.

Fantastic Furniture

Cristalina Set of 2 Basket

$89

James Lane

Andrea Vase

$44.95

Oz Design Furniture

Abstract Sunroom Box Framed Canvas

$249

* Note: products featured are a guide only, with prices and stock availability correct at the time of data collection. Please check directly with stores for any changes, additional offers or variations.