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MiNDFOOD 2019 Christmas Gift Guide

We share our favourite festive finds this Christmas

MiNDFOOD 2019 Christmas Gift Guide

MiNDFOOD 2019 Christmas Gift Guide

Struggling to think of the perfect present for a loved one? We’ve got you covered with a selection of festive finds that friends and family will love to unwrap on Christmas Day. Or you can just treat yourself – we won’t judge!

Just in time

Rolex’s Datejust is the archetype of the classic watch, thanks to functions and aesthetics that never go out of fashion. Originally launched in 1945, it was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wrist watch to display the date in a window at three o’clock on the dial. Now, the Rolex Datejust 36 in White Gold & Diamonds (RRP $26,600) makes a stunning gift. rolex.com

Crystal clear

Unveil the age-defying power of crystal encapsulation with Medik8’s limited-edition Crystal Queen Christmas Kit. Beautifully packaged for gift-giving, each kit contains Medik8’s creamy Micellar Mousse and Soft Natural Clay Mask for cleansed and pure skin; Hydr8 B5 for deep, intense hydration; and the unmatched age-defying power of Crystal Retinal 3. Over time, skin will be left soft to the touch, noticeably younger looking and undeniably radiant. (RRP $156) medik8.com.au 

A helping hand

Google Nest Hub Max with the Google Assistant helps your household stay in touch and on track. Leave video messages and make video calls, see your own calendar, plan your commute and more. You can even check in on home when you’re away with the built-in Nest Cam, and stay entertained with the 10-inch HD screen and stereo speakers. (RRP $349) g.co/hubmax/explore

Back to nature

Countdown to Christmas with this L’Occitane calendar, containing 24 great beauty surprises. This year’s calendar takes the form of a book, illustrating the true stories of nature. L’Occitane has believed in the real power of nature for over 40 years – and their high quality, traceable ingredients make their products as innovative as they are effective for your skin. (RRP $79). au.loccitane.com

Save your skin

Synergie Skin’s Über Defence Pack is a limited edition trio made to shield your skin against damage caused by environmental pollution, and the sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays. Containing ultra-cleanse, a PH-friendly cleanser, ÜberZinc, a sun protective moisturiser with 21 percent zinc oxide; and Environshield, an anti-pollution spritz to help guard against urban toxins, this pack is the perfect pick to defend your skin. (RRP $120) synergieskin.com

Pack it up

American Tourister’s Curio range is stylish and functional. Featuring expandability, TSA locks and 360º double wheels, the Curio is a travel essential. It also comes in a range of bright colours so you can always find your luggage on the carousel. (55cm Spinner – RRP $239) americantourister.com.au

Ease your aches

Massage away tight, sore muscles with the Elektra Magnesium Charge Lotion, ideal for active people on the go. The 30 percent magnesium chloride formulation contains hyaluronan to ensure silky smooth texture. It also boasts skin-protective shea butter, apricot kernel oil, coconut oil and mango butter – and powerful antioxidant extracts of Australian Kakadu plum, Davidson plum and quandong. Lemon-scented tea-tree provides anti-microbial benefits and a tangy lemon aroma, making it ideal for use as a deodorant too. (100ml RRP – $25; 500ml RRP – $99) elektramagnesium.com.au

Striking oil

Your foodie friends are sure to savour the duo of Bertolli Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (RRP $18) and Bertolli Organic Balsamic Vinegar (RRP $8). They are exactly what you need to dip torn sourdough bread in at the start of a long lunch. For delicious recipes and more information go to bertollioliveoil.com.au

Have it all

Shelby’s is a health brand inspired by pleasure, which aims to prove you really can have it all. Shelby’s cookies have clean ingredients, an indulgent taste and less sugar – with the added benefit of being vegan, gluten-free and less than 8- calories per serve. (RRP $6) shelbyshh.com

Feeling rosy

Know someone who just can’t get enough of that rose gold hue? Look no further than the Victorinox Victoria 2.0 Envelope Wallet. Boasting matching Nappa leather interiors and shiny silver zippers, this tri-fold wallet is equipped with sections for coins and notes, and has nine credit card slots – perfect for helping that special someone show off their style without having to sacrifice on practicality. Ideal to keep in a handbag or use on its own, anyone would be tickled pink to find this under the Christmas tree. (RRP $199) victorinox.com

Wonder wine

The multi-award-winning Tyrrell’s Single Vineyard HVD Hunter Valley Semillon 2014 is sourced from vines planted in 1908, and is fantastic for anyone who loves a classic Hunter Valley Semillon from one of the best vintages in the past decade. With a generous citrus fruit core and a soft, acid profile, along with pear, sliced apple and mineral aromas; this is a beautiful drop to either drink now or cellar for later. (RRP $40) tyrrells.com.au

Summer skin ritual

Experience brighter, more radiant skin with the new Retreatment Botanics Kakadu Brightening Set by Olivia Newton John and Gaia Retreat & Spa. Each set contains the vitamin-rich Instant Glow Face Masque (75ml), Kakadu Brightening Serum (25ml), and a soft 100 per-cent cotton muslin face cloth. Designed for all skin types, this is the perfect gift for glowing summer skin. (RRP $139) retreatmentbotanics.com.au

Better nature

Celebrate the spirit of the season with Natio’s Natural Australian Christmas Collection – an extensive range of gift sets. Offering nourishing skincare, gorgeous cosmetics and even a range of products for men, Natio has something to suit everyone. For exceptional value, most gift sets include quality accessories and keepsake gift boxes or cosmetic bags, and prices start at just $10.95. Give the gift of healthy, happy skin with the Fresh Gift Set (pictured) – featuring Natio’s signature three-step routine that’s suitable for all ages and skin types. Available at Myer, david Jones and participating pharmacies. natio.com.au

Your cup of tea

Stone & Grove Olive Leaf Teas are made using the finest, fresh estate-grown olive leaves. Produced seasonally using a traditional Japanese process, their olive-leaf tea is packed with antioxidants, caffeine-free, and fully traceable from our grove to your cup. (RRP $10) stoneandgrove.com.au

A cut above 

Help the aspiring masterchef in your life fulfill all of their culinary dreams with the fabulous four-piece Victorinox Swiss Classic Kitchen Set (available in black and red). Featuring ergonomic handles and ultra-shard stainless steel blades made in Switzerland, they will help any home cook whip up holiday feasts ina  breeze. (RRP $199) victorinox.com

Make it magnificent

What could be better than a year of your favourite magazine, delivered straight to your door? With all the content you know and love – from health, style and beauty to travel and food – a subscription to MiNDFOOD makes a magnificent gift for any fan of thought-provoking articles. And with our special holiday discounts, there’s never been a better time to sign up. (RRP from $34) shoupaumindfood.com

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