We spent last few weeks getting inspired by the gift, homewares and lifestyle trade fairs in Sydney. Here are our favourite gifting trends of the moment:
STAYING IN CHARGE
Work or play, portable chargers have become as important to our devices as the cases that cover them. And while they used to be ugly, black necessities that lived in the bottom of your bag, we were excited to see this tech-essential become more fashion friendly and functional. Give a super stylish gift of power (they’ll wonder how they ever lived without it).
ON THE WILD SIDE
The animal world continues to provide a rewarding source of inspiration (and our new obsession with the wild). No longer just leopard and zebra prints, we saw the wild come to life in quality pieces of décor, furniture, art, accessories and toys featuring magnificent giraffes, elephants, rhinos’s and lions too. Embrace your animal instincts for chic gifts that are powerful, fashionable and innately fierce.
OBJECTS OF DESIRE
Make the home or office more interesting with desirable one-off items that offer accent colours, stir up conversation and moments of quirky intrigue. This trend is about breaking the rules a little, being re-inventive, humorous, playful, interactive, engaging, optimistic and collaborative. Ready to make a stylish statement with your next gift?
ECO / SUSTAINABLE
As climate change and sustainability become more important, ethical brands are doing exciting things and continuously innovating their designs and practices to create the best products in the best way. We fell in love with so many gorgeous and guilt-free designs with a focus on fair trade, sustainable fabrics, transparent supply chains, recycling, zero waste or partnering with developing nations. Send the message that you care with your next gift!
If you need some help finding the perfect gift…feel free to give us a buzz on 1300 315 685 or visit www.thegiftconcierge.com.au
Xx Rose & Marcia from The Gift Concierge Co.