Gift Guide: Luxury Travel Essentials for a European Summer

Surprise the special person in your life with a gift that’s both stylish and guaranteed to make travel stress-free this season.

Article by T Australia / Photographs by Jedd Cooney / Styled by Virginia van Heythuysen

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July Carry On Trunk

July Carry On Trunk, $495, july.com.

Mulberry Farringdon backpack, $2,100, mulberry.com.

Mulberry Farringdon backpack$1,580, mulberry.com.

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Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Forever eau de parfum, $219 (100ml), myer.com.au; Moncler Sunrise eau de parfum, $135 (60ml), davidjones.com; and Van Cleef & Arpels California Rêverie eau de parfum, $280 (75ml), davidjones.com.

Chanel Première Velours watch

Chanel Première Velours watch, $6,900, chanel.com

Onitsuka Tiger sandals

Onitsuka Tiger sandals, $330, onitsukatiger.com.

Celine by Hedi Slimane sunglasses
Celine by Hedi Slimane sunglasses, $790, celine.com.

Celine by Hedi Slimane sunglasses, $790, celine.com.

This is an extract from an article that appears in print in our nineteenth edition, Page 52 of T Australia with the headline: “The Art of Giving”

T Australia’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Tagliatelle Candles, Pink Gumboots and More

The T Australia editors have curated a considered list of gifts for the mums and motherly figures in our lives.

Article by T Australia Editors

A collage of gifts. Images courtesy of the brands.A collage of gifts. Images courtesy of the brands.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner on May 12th, the editors at T Australia have curated a thoughtful gift guide to make your shopping experience a breeze for that special person in your life.

A collage of perfumes.
A collage of perfumes. Images courtesy of the brands.

Get a Spritz of This

Mother’s Day falls in the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” as John Keats poetically described Autumn. And what better way to brighten mum’s day in the cooler weather than with a gorgeous bottle of floral scent. Below are some to choose from.

Eau The Audacity, Penhaligon’s

Eau de Parfum 100ml bottle. Has notes of black pepper, orange blossom, elemi leaves.
$420.00. myer.com.

Love Delight, Amouage

Eau de Parfum 100ml bottle. Has notes of ginger, mandarin, rose water, cinnamon.
$395.00. amouage.com.

Dan Paris, CELINE

Eau de Parfum 200ml. Has notes of bergamot and coriander seed, vanilla and laurel blossom.
$690.00. celine.com.

Room Spray Salta, Trudon

The famous scents from the Trudon Belles Matières scented candles now come in a collection of room sprays. The salt 375ml bottle is grapefruit essence scented.
$329.00. trudon.com

A collage of food-themed gifts.
A collage of food-themed gifts. Images courtesy of the brands.

Too Good To Eat

When faced with the most exquisite of dishes, it’s not uncommon to feel torn between savouring every bite and fighting off hunger because they simply look too good to eat. Whether these masterpieces stem from a talented mum’s kitchen or if cooking isn’t her forte, she’s bound to love these food-themed gifts (just don’t let her consume them).

Tagliatelle Candle, Nata Concept Store

Burn time around three hours. Scented with jasmine, neroli and orange blossom.
$28.00. nataconceptstore.com.

Oyster Trinket Dish, Studio Madeline

Hand built with Earthenware clay and gloss glazed. Crafted and painted entirely by hand.
$50.00. studiomadeline.com.au.

Café Gourmet Scented Candle, Diptyque

Burn time around 50 hours. Scented with biscuit, cinnamon and patchouli.
$121.00. mecca.com.

First Nations Companion Cookbook by Damien Coulthard and Rebecca Sullivan

This cookbook offers practical tips on how to buy, cook, eat and grow the most accessible Indigenous Australian ingredients.
$49.99. warndu.com

A collage of pink gifts. Image courtesy of the brands.
A collage of pink gifts. Image courtesy of the brands.

A Touch of Pink

Brightening up mum’s wardrobe or kitchenware with a pop of colour is always a winning idea. And this year, pink reigns supreme. Whether it’s handmade scarves or gumboots for a good cause, the options are as vibrant as they are meaningful.

Dusty Pink Bobbi Boot, Merry People

This year, Australian boot specialist Merry People is donating 20 per cent of its sales from its Dusty Pink Bobbi Boot to the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation to help fund life-saving breast and ovarian cancer research. It comes after the brand brought a special Mother’s Day release that sold out before mum’s special day.
$159.95. merrypeople.com.

Baker’s Bundle, Our Place

It’s a fact: colourful kitchenware makes cooking more fun. This five-piece set has everything mum will need to grill, cook, and bake all at once – plus it’s one sale now.
$270 (on sale). fromourplace.com.

Florence Small Shoulder Bag, Oroton

Crafted from luxurious smooth leather, the Oroton Florence Small Shoulder Bag epitomises elegance and versatility, making it the perfect accessory for any occasion.
$399. oroton.com

Pink Ice Gobelets, Maison Balzac

Crafted from 100 per cent Borosilicate glass, these glasses feature a mesmerising pink ice cube that will melt mum’s heart and her drink.
$119. maisonbalzac.

Have The Faith Blazer Pink, Maggie Marilyn

Crafted with a 100 per cent organic cotton lining, this signature powder pink staple feels soft on you and is softer on the planet.
$1,295. maggiemarilyn.

Jibaanga Silk Scarf, Miimi & Jiinda

Miimi & Jiinda, an Indigenous Australian label, stands as the quintessential choice to consider this Mother’s Day. Founded by Melissa Greenwood, the brand embodies a beautiful fusion of heritage and craftsmanship, with Melissa’s mother contributing her master weaving skills and traditional art pieces to the label. The Jibaanga Silk Scarf is made from 100 per cent silk and features a hand-drawn artwork.
$89. miimiandjiinda.com.

A collage of gifts. Image courtesy of the brands.

Wrap Yourself in This

From artist-inspired scarves to snuggly wraps and soft pyjamas, mums love to be hugged – and the feeling of being cuddled. The following gifts will make her feel loved and cherished with the softest, most luxurious fabrics and brightest prints and patterns.

Abstract Painting Scarf, Grace Crowley

Australian artist Grace Crowley, a pioneer of abstraction, continues to inspire through this luxurious scarf collaboration with local label Tradition Textiles. Crafted from 100 per cent wool, the scarf features intricate details inspired by Crowley’s Abstract Painting.
$165 shop.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

Two Good Co. x Jac+Jack Blanket

Social enterprise Two Good Co has teamed up with Australian label Jac+Jack on a buy one, give one campaign supporting women in need. Inspired by traditional Indian Razai quilts and the technique of Kantha, the blankets stitch together layers of incredibly soft, fine count, muslin-like cotton for warmth.
$380 (includes the donation of an identical blanket to a woman in need). twogood.com.au.

Ralph Lauren Striped Poplin Long-Sleeve Pyjama Set

Classic shirting stripes bring menswear-inspired style to this cotton poplin pyjama set, which pairs a long-sleeve shirt with notch lapels and full-length pants.
$239. ralphlauren.com.au

A collage of self care gifts. Images courtesy of the brands.

For a Self Care Moment

Everyone needs a moment for themself from time to time. Whether mum craves a luxurious spa experience away from home or prefers a quick and convenient at-home treatment, we’ve got the gifts for every occasion.

Vinoperfect Serum, Caudlie 

Caudalie’s serum is the solution for tackling dark spots on all skin types while preventing new ones from forming. It’s the secret to giving mum a brighter complexion that not only will uplift her skin but also her mood.
$110. frenchbeautyco.com.au.

Supernatural Vitale Face Elixir, Emma Lewisham

Stress can take its toll in various forms, often leading to muscle tension throughout our bodies. Emma Lewisham’s latest cosmeceutical-grade facial muscle relaxant is specially crafted to target the muscle contractions behind fine lines and wrinkles, providing a comprehensive solution that tackles both the physical and cosmetic effects of stress.
$155. emmalewisham.com.au

Capybara Bathing, Surry Hills

If mum needs more than just a self-care session at home to to properly unwind this year, consider getting her a voucher to Surry Hill’s luxurious new bathhouse Capybara Bathing. It offers magnesium pools, hot-stone saunas, ice scrubs and more.
From $70. capybarabathing.com.au.

A collage of gifts that are small in size.
A collage of gifts that are small in size. Images courtesy of the brands.

Pop It In Your Purse

Still haven’t found the perfect gift for the woman who seems to have it all? If mum’s home is already filled to the brim with ornate vases, beautiful kitchen plates, and decorative trinkets, consider opting for something small and adorable that simply says, “Thanks, mum. I love you.”

Saint Laurent Sunglasses, Vision Direct

Give the gift of luxury this year at a discounted price with Vision Direct. The online eyewear retailer is offering a silver lens package for the same base rate for a limited time. Shop brands such as Saint Laurent, Prada, Miu Miu and more.
$605. visiondirect.com.au

Devotion Matte Lipstick, Dolce & Gabbana

The vegan formulation of Dolce & Gabbana’s Devotion Liquid Lipstick in Mousse is celebrated for its soft, lightweight texture — a hallmark that extends beyond its application.
$62. www.davidjones.com.

La Cite Noir Sunglasses, Vieux Eyewear

With only 100 limited edition pairs available, the La Cite Noir style guarantees that mum receives a one-of-a-kind gift, elevating her sense of boldness and style for seasons to come.
$400. vieuxeyewear.com.

The Great Wave Pencil Set, Katsushika Hokusai

The great wave off Kanagawa is one of Hokusai’s most notable works and possibly the single most famous image in all Asian art. Now you can purchase it printed on a 12-piece pencil set.
$19.95. store.ngv.vic.gov.au.

4-in-1 Concealing Pen in 26 shades, Smashbox Cosmetics

The Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow 4-in-1 Perfecting Pen Concealer conceals, highlights, contours and corrects the skin and is water, sweat and humidity proof.
$50. mecca.com/en-au

Gift Guide: What To Buy Your Man

T Australia curates the latest in menswear and gifts for men, from sharp suits to the finest leathergoods and rings.

Article by T Australia

A collage of gifts.Photographs courtesy of the brands.
Celine Homme chain-embellished brushed-suede jacket,
Celine Homme chain-embellished brushed-suede jacket, $10,666, mrporter.com.
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello oversized wool coat,
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello oversized wool coat, $7,750, ysl.com.
Bottega Veneta watch belt.
Bottega Veneta watch belt, $720, bottegaveneta.com.
Rick Owens Rick D-frame acetate sunglasses
Rick Owens Rick D-frame acetate sunglasses, $1,008, mrporter.com.
RM Williams Bunbury boots in Mid Brown.
RM Williams Bunbury boots in Mid Brown, $699, rmwilliams.com.au.
Bellroy Zip wallet in Deep Plum.
Bellroy Zip wallet in Deep Plum, $149, bellroy.com.
Acne Studios Regular Fit 1996 jeans
Acne Studios Regular Fit 1996 jeans, $670, acnestudios.com.
Dries Van Noten signet ring,
Dries Van Noten signet ring, $557, mytheresa.com.
Merrell Moab Speed 2 shoes.
Merrell Moab Speed 2 shoes, $199.99, merrellaustralia.com.au.
Levi’s Classic Worker shirt
Levi’s Classic Worker shirt, $119.95, levis.com.au.
Haulier Large Utility Tote bag
Haulier Large Utility Tote bag, $625, theiconic.com.au.
Dior La Mousse Off/On foaming cleanser
Dior La Mousse Off/On foaming cleanser, $69 for 150ml, shop.dior.com.au.
Glenglassaugh Sandend whisky.
Glenglassaugh Sandend whisky, $120 for 700ml, nicks.com.au.
Prada Saffiano leather bolo tie.
Prada Saffiano leather bolo tie, $795, prada.com.
This is an extract from an article that appears in print in our eighteenth edition, Page 48 of T Australia with the headline: “What a Man Wants”

Valentine’s Day 2024 Gift Guide: What T Australia Editors Covet Most Right Now

Luggage, date night attire, ethical jewels and more recommendations from T Australia.

Article by Victoria Pearson

VALENTINE'S DAY HEROT Australia's Valentine's Day Gift Guide features classics (Champagne and diamonds) and day-to-day treasures (luggage and keychains). Images courtesy of the brands.

Depending on your personal attitude towards Saint Valentine’s Day, February 14 can call for thoughtful gestures and expressions of affection. Whether you prefer timeless classics like Champagne and diamonds or more pragmatic treasures like luggage and keychains, T Australia editors have compiled an array of gift choices, ensuring the perfect present for every Valentine on your list.

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Pandora

Era Bezel 14k Gold Lab-grown Diamond Chain Bracelet, au.pandora.net.

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Aēsop Rōzu Eau de Parfum, $220 for 50ml, aesop.com.

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Bellroy

Tokyo Wonder Tote, $239, bellroy.com.

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Kowtow Tie Dress 02, $329, au.kowtowclothing.com.

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Breguet

Reine de Naples watch, $82,400, breguet.com.

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Perrier-Jouet

Belle Époque Rosé Vintage, $377.99 for 750ml, danmurphys.com.au.

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AGMES Sum of Parts Keychain, $514, agmesnyc.com.

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SIR.

Aries Slip Mini Dress, $420, sirthelabel.com.

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Cartier Love Bracelet, 4 Diamonds, $$19,300, cartier.com.au.

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Tiffany & Co.

Elsa Peretti Open Heart Pendant Necklace, tiffany.com.au.

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Trudon Mortel Noir, $375 for 100ml, trudon.com.au.

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Our Place The Pot in Rosa, $$300, fromourplace.com.

T Australia’s Lunar New Year Gift Guide: Leather Goods, Candles and More

From scented candles to jewellery and fragrance, these are the products that T Australia’s editors are gifting for Lunar New Year.

Article by Victoria Pearson

LUNAR NEW YEAR gift guide_HEROLeif Limited Edition Gold Lunar: Buddha Wood Candle $79, leifproducts.com.

As the Year of the Dragon approaches on February 10, 2024, T Australia’s editors round up the Lunar New Year-themed items – in auspicious shades like red and gold – they’re gifting this year. From limited-edition fragrances, accessories, and fashion piece to celebrate, discover the unique gifts intended to bring a fortunate start to the new year.

Ralph Lauren

Polo shirt, ralphlauren.com.au.

Mulberry x Mira Mikati

Small Antony Multi Colour Smooth Flat Leather & Smooth Saddle, $1,700, mulberry.com/au.

Frank Muller, Cintrée Curvex Ryoko Kaneta Limited Edition Watch

Creed Lunar New Year Gift Set, $279, creedperfume.com.au.

Loewe Flamenco Purse Mini Bag, $3,100, loewe.com.

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Enamel, POA, jaeger-lecoultre.com/au-en.

Bondi Wash New Moon Kit, launching February 5, 2024, bondiwash.com.au.

Tod’s

Fortune Candle Foret de Pins Fragrance, approximately $295, tods.com.

Bottega Veneta

Dragon Necklace, $13,760, bottegaveneta.com.

The Best Luxury Tech to Gift This Christmas

From smart eyewear to noise cancelling headphones, these are the new tech releases that T Australia’s editors are coveting (and gifting) for Christmas this year.

Article by Victoria Pearson

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From smart eyewear to noise cancelling headphones, these are the new tech releases that T Australia’s editors are coveting (and gifting) for Christmas this year.

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Bellroy

Tech Kit in Bronze

Tech organisation minus the tangles and with room for a power bank? We’re sold. $89, bellroy.com.

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Sennheiser

Accentum wireless headphones

The perfect gift for audiophiles, these on-the-go headphones have a 50-hour battery play time and hybrid active noise cancellation. $299.95, sennheiser-hearing.com.

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Sony PlayStation 5, $799.95, store. sony.com.au.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphone, $1,849, samsung.com.