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By Zove Beauty
After being in lockdown for what seems like an eternity, we know that Christmas this year will be especially anticipated for many as friends and family can finally reunite.
While there may be no better gift than the one of being reunited with our loved ones, we also know that many of us don’t want to show up empty handed. We want to bring a gift, big or small, that they actually would really like.
Well, this is where our gift guide comes in. To make your Christmas that little bit more meaningful, we have curated a list of gifts from small businesses. Not only will you be supporting the local small business scene when you shop from this list; these items are also created by fellow female, Asian-owned businesses much like ourselves! Meaningful, sustainable and of the highest quality - that sounds just like the type of gift you’d reserve for your loved ones.
There’s a saying that we love here at Zove HQ - “Good Things Take Time”. We think nothing applies to this more than handmade pottery; carefully and intentionally crafted for your everyday use. The works of yen.qin ceramics are carefully crafted for daily rituals that ask you to pause, connect with your surroundings and be present.
All the pieces are handmade by Georgina, an Australian-born Chinese Malaysian, and fired in her studio in Abbotsford, Victoria using materials sourced from Australian clay producers. Her craft seeks to honour the long lineage of ceramic culture and tradition of her heritage, passing on their stories whilst exploring the new. She will be bringing her pieces to a few pop-up markets around Melbourne in December. Check out her events page to see if she will be popping-up near you!
Pronounced [sahn-trooh], this chic, modern day girl inspired brand by @nikillae, is the brand to shop from if you are looking for something dainty, sustainable and challenges the assumption that clip-ons are dated and painful. Nothing speaks practicality more than everyday pieces that are on-trend, yet elegant and classic enough to become staples in your wardrobe. Made with 18k gold plating on stainless steel or sterling silver, most Sans Trou pieces are tarnish-resistant and will hold up beautifully with time.
Looking for a gift for the biggest foodie/artsy friend you know? - Well, Jessica Nguyen knows exactly the perfect gift for them. In collaboration with foodforeveryone.aus, they have released this invigorating & vibrant recipe poster that is bound to add a bit of fun into the space you feature it in. The poster pays homage to Jessica’s Vietnamese-style Beef & Green Mango Salad recipe; perfect for summer entertaining and features some of her favourite ingredients and produce. Designed by Gemma Leslie, the poster features bold colours & patterns and profits from each purchase help provide approximately 90 meals to those in need. It will easily be the story you share at your next dinner party.
As edible skin food is on the rise, we thought we’d throw a shoutout to our friends, specialising in Traditional Chinese Herbs (TCM), The Herborium. If you have never explored the area of Chinese herbs or find it slightly daunting, the team at The Herborium is here to help. Their aim is to demystify and simplify common Chinese herbs for the everyday consumer while sharing their knowledge & benefits of these traditional ingredients. The Merry Essentials Christmas Bundle comes with their infamous dessert “glow” blend which heroes natural peach gum gem drops; packed full of amino acids for healthy collagen production; complemented by other nourishing and hydrating herbs to make the perfect GLOW recipe for your giftee.
Want to be that extra generous person that always goes above and beyond? We thought that might be you.
You can never go wrong with the gift of self-care after a year or two spent living in the pandemic. Now, more than ever before, we need to prioritise taking time out to slow down and switch off when it is most difficult to do so.
Available in 3 colourways: Rosewater, Oatmeal & the Minimalist, the Generous Giver Bundle is perfectly curated for your giftee to invest in luxurious, much-needed self care this holiday. Made from the highest quality and genuine materials, you’ll be fighting against your will to not want to take that extra 10 minutes in your daily routine for this simple self care ritual.
Want more gifting options? - Shop Zove Beauty’s collection where you might find something at any price range. Found something you like from this list? Let us know via Instagram or email us - we love hearing from you!