What I'm buying for my friends and family this Christmas | Pretty Frank

What I'm buying for my friends and family this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and for an organised bee like me, that means getting gifts sorted!

When you’re a maker who’s active on Instagram and Facebook, you tend to befriend other makers and end up with a HUGE wish list of gorgeous things you want in your life.

Finding Christmas presents from women-led businesses

I’ve discovered so many gorgeous products and keeping them to myself would be mean. 

So today, I’m sharing some of my favourite things from gorgeous brands that I love.

These brands are ALL led by women I adore, most are eco-friendly or handmade, and ALL will make fabulous gifts for the people in your life.

In no particular order….

Dearest Lips

Why I love them: Glaiza handmakes these eco-friendly lip balms (and lip scrubs and cutie-patootie balm holders). They come in schmick kraft brown tubes which are completely plastic-free and biodegradable. They feel heavenly on your smackers and come in a variety of fragrances (all natural!) with something for everyone.

Who to buy for: Impress vegan friends with your cool find, encourage brothers and boyfriends to look after their lips in dry weather or give to nieces and nephews who will enjoy colouring-in the packaging on their lip balm! 10/10 would gift again.

My fave: The Cocoa and Vanilla Lip Balm is hands down my favourite. Fab lip-feel and a sweet (without being overpowering) fragrance.

Price range: $5.95 - $12.95 per balm with free shipping over $50 Australia-wide.

Christmas delivery cut-off: Order by 1st December for delivery by Christmas.

Glaiza has also provided a neato discount code for Pretty Frank fans. Use PRETTYFRANK at checkout for 10% off. Shop here.

✔️ Vegan-friendly
✔️ Handmade
✔️ Woman owned biz
✔️ Exclusive code for readers of this blog post
✔️ Gift-wrapping
✔️ Free shipping Australia-wide (over $50)

Lip Balms by Dearest Lips

Archer Eyewear

Why I love them: These sunglasses sit comfortably, don’t leave weird marks on your noggin’ (or is it just me who has a weird shaped head?) and look insanely cool. Every time I wear them, I get compliments. They also plant trees for every pair purchased.

Who to buy for: Everyone needs sunglasses because everyone has a face and the Aussie sun is WILD. There’s a pair to suit every face.

My fave: I wear the Daisy sunglasses and keep them safe in the cork case. I feel more cool when I wear them (like, the 100 emoji cool, not necessary cool in temperature) and I think they’d suit everyone. 

Price range: $75 for sale stock - $124 for full priced. Free shipping on any order.

Christmas delivery cut-off: Get your order in by the 15th of December to ensure delivery before Santa arrives!

Archer Eyewear wants Pretty Frank fans to save when they shop in their store. Use XMAS10 at checkout for $10 off.

✔️ Eco-friendly
✔️ One tree planted with every purchase
✔️ Woman owned biz
✔️ Afterpay
✔️ Exclusive code for readers of this blog post
✔️ Gift-wrapping
✔️ Free shipping Australia-wide

Dang cool sunglasses from Archer Eyewear

de Chalain Soap

Why I love them: Oh, the smell! When the box arrives at my door, and I rip it open because I’m an animal the smell comes drifting out and I swear I could float on it. There are so many types, all packaged simply and sweetly and at a perfect price point. PLUS! You can pick the soaps yourself, or ask for some surprises.

Who to buy for: All people in your life need to wash and these delightful soaps make a great gift. Reassure your loved ones that the gift is because you love them, NOT because they’re a bit smelly…

My fave: The gift set. It comes in a perfect box, with an organic face washer and four soaps. 
The clay masks are also DE-lightful, but you do have to know the skin type you’re buying for (maybe add this to cart as a little gift for you!)

Price range: From $9 each or up to $44 for gift sets.

Christmas delivery cut-off: Order by 13th December for delivery Australia-wide prior to Christmas

de Chalain has offered a discount code for Pretty Frank fans. Use PRETTYFRANK at checkout for 15% off all orders over $30.

✔️ Vegan-friendly
✔️ Handmade
✔️ Woman owned biz
✔️ Free shipping over $100
✔️ Exclusive code for readers of this blog post
✔️ Gift-wrapping

Handmade, organic and vegan-friendly soap made my de Chalain

Rough Idea Designs

Why I love them: Every single piece is a tiny bit different - the beauty of truly handmade pieces. Michele doesn’t use traditional moulds to make her pieces and instead creates new moulds by recycling other things. The range features trays, vases, ring dishes and planters.

Who to buy for: Plant lover friend? Gift them a new concrete planter in their favourite colour (it comes with a plastic pot inside for their fave succulent). Organised queen (or queen who needs to GET organised)? Try the jewellery bowls or trinket dishes

My fave: The Tall Marbled Concrete Vase is my front runner at the moment. The marble effect is different for every single piece.

Price range: $7.50 - $38.00.

Christmas delivery cut-off: Order by 1st December to ensure you get your goodies by December 25th.

Rough Idea Designs has also provided a sweet discount code for Pretty Frank fans. Use PRETTYFRANK at checkout for 15% off with your first order.

✔️ Woman owned biz
✔️ Afterpay
✔️ Handmade
✔️ Free shipping Australia-wide on orders over $60
✔️ Exclusive code for readers of this blog post
✔️ Gift-wrapping

 Handmade concrete goodies by Rough Idea Designs

Sweet Cherry Soda

Why I love them: These products are a sensory FEAST. Your eyes, nose and skin will love these products. River releases new products regularly and they sell out like hot cakes. Bath bombs inspired by Harry Potter or Game of Thrones, Body scrubs in the shape of a Gameboy, shower souffle that smells exactly like Macca’s ice cream cake and body washes that smell like Coca Cola or Musk Sticks. Join the facebook group so you don’t miss out when the new product drop happens! 

Who to buy for: Anyone who loves some R&R in the bath and would appreciate the fun fragrances and out of the ordinary products. These ain’t your average bath prodz.

Price range: $4.95 - $24.95.

Christmas delivery cut-off: 15th December to ensure the goods arrive before Santa.

Sweet Cherry Soda wants blog readers to save when they shop. Use PRETTYFRANK5 at checkout for $5 off all orders over $75.

✔️ Woman owned biz
✔️ LGBTQIA+ owned biz
✔️ Afterpay, Zippay, Laybuy and HUMM available
✔️ Handmade
✔️ Eco-friendly shipping (think biodegradable + compostable cellophane on single use goodies)
✔️ Exclusive code for readers of this blog post
✔️ Free shipping Australia-wide over $125
✔️ Vegan-friendly + biodegradable ingredients and glitter
✔️ Mental health advocate

 Bath essentials from Sweet Cherry Soda

Mae Laine Skin + Soul 

Why I love them: Baths are rare for me, but when I have one - you best BELIEVE I’m going to make the most of it. These salts and bath tea-bags are combined by hand in the Hunter Valley by Kylie. The aroma is heavenly and 100% from pure essential oils and the feeling is pure luxury.

Who to buy for: Starting at $10 for a single test tube of salts, these are a fab “secret santa” gift or addition to the perfect self care kit.

My fave: When it’s hard to choose, I choose them all. The Soul Soaks are bundled together in a gifting friendly drawstring bag. 

Price range: $10 each - $50 for gift sets.

Christmas delivery cut-off: Confirm your order by the 13th of December to ensure delivery by Christmas.

To make the most of your first order, use INSTA at checkout for 15% your order or use FREEPOST for free shipping over $50.

✔️ Woman owned biz
✔️ Handmade
✔️ Free shipping Australia-wide over $50
✔️ Exclusive code for readers of this blog post

Bath necessities from Mae Laine Skin + Soul

K Rae Designs

Why I love them: Everything Kim’s hand creates is *cool*. Her style is fun and new and she’s created really practical gifts. Want to get a certain person illustrated? She can do it and in the ultimate cool person way.

Who to buy for: Grandma loves Snoop Dogg? Perfect. Get this card.

Want to support handmade and get cards for everyone? Done, here’s what you need.

Cool laptop sticker set for your bestie? That’s a cinch. Get it here.

Want to show off your impeccable style AND give something to your office buds? Done-zo

My fave: The greeting cards are the stand-out here. Kim has thought of every occasion you might need a card for and given it a punny or sassy makeover.

Price range: $4 - $10 for cards and prints or $50 for a custom illustration.

Christmas delivery cut-off: Get your order in by the 17th of December for regular shipping, or the 20th of December for Express Post.

Mention "PRETTYFRANK" in the notes section at checkout for a free card! Remember to let Kim know which card you'd like, too. This offer is valid til the 30th of November - so get ya skates on!

✔️ Woman owned biz
✔️ Indigenous owned biz
✔️ Exclusive code for readers of this blog post

The coolest cards and printed from K Rae Designs


Pretty Frank

Why I love them: With a tree planted for every candle sold and a range of fragrance to suit everyone, these candles were made to please. Plus, I made them! Only the good stuff goes in, so you know you’re getting a fabulous gift. With optional gift wrapping for the silly season, it’s one less thing to do!

Who to buy for: Literally every single person, EXCEPT someone who doesn’t like small flames and nice fragrances in the air.

Price range: $8 for a sample fragrance up to gift sets at $159.

Christmas delivery cut-off: 13th December to have it on your doorstep for Christmas.

✔️ Vegan-friendly
✔️ Handmade
✔️ Woman owned biz
✔️ Free shipping over $75
✔️ Exclusive code for readers of this blog post
✔️ Gift-wrapping

Eco-friendly soy candles handmade by Pretty Frank

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