Thoughtful Gifting

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

The Softer Volumes 2023 Christmas Gift Guide features well-crafted kitchenware, sustainable accessories, tech to enhance your creative pursuits, and luxurious skincare and fragrances.

NON8 Torched Apple & Oolong

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

NON’s alcohol-free wines are crafted with flavour in mind. NON8 combines orchard apples with keemun and oolong tea for a rich yet crisp flavour, with added depth from cacao nibs, ginger root, and caraway seed, and a moorish salinity from Murray River salt. Pairs well with creamy pasta, grilled vegetables, or spicy Asian dishes.

Le Labo Discovery Set

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

Explore Le Labo’s unique, hand-blended fragrances with the Discovery Set. Featuring three of the most popular scents from Le Labo’s Classic Collection: heady, animalistic Another 13, with notes of musk, jasmine, and moss; leathery, spicy Santal 33 with cardamom, violet, and cedarwood; and Thé Noir 29, a light yet deep perfume of bergamot, fig, cedarwood, and vetiver.

Westhill Silver Portrait Pendant

Westhill’s jewellery is created with sustainability in mind, with timeless, genderless designs made from recycled and responsibly sourced materials that will last the wearer for years to come. The Silver Portrait Pendant is cast from locally sourced silver and hand-polished in Australia, and features a matte black onyx stone—set by hand—on a curb link chain.

Sonos Era 100

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

The Sonos Era 100 is compact enough to fit seamlessly into any room, but delivers outstanding sound quality. This small speaker offers deep bass and finely-tuned stereo sound that adapts to your space, and can be paired with other Sonos speakers for more immersive or multi-room sound.

Moccamaster Classic 1.25 Litre

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

The Moccamaster Classic 1.25 Litre brews delicious coffee in just five to six minutes. It can simply be left to brew, or for those who enjoy a more involved brewing process, a lever on the brew basket offers more control. A warming plate and automatic shutoff make it perfect for long weekend mornings, and with a range of colour options it looks stylish on the kitchen counter, too.

Aesop Fabulous Forms Gift Kit

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

Aesop’s Fabulous Forms Gift Kit nourishes the hands, body, and lips with their Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, and Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve, presented in a a recycled cardboard gift box.

Views from Japan

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

Explore Japan like a local. Drawing on British photographer Ben Richards’ travels across Japan over the past four years, Views from Japan features hundreds of unique recommendations from over twenty prefectures, along with travel itineraries, tips, and practical advice, all illustrated by original photography and presented in a beautifully designed hardbound book.

Apple Airpods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

The latest generation of Airpods Pro adapt to your surroundings, cancelling out sound when you need to focus, but letting sound in during conversation or in Transparency mode. Sound is beautifully clear and crisp, and a single charge provides up to six hours of uninterrupted listening time.

Rushfaster Essential Tech Pouch

Rushfaster Essential Tech Pouch

The Rushfaster Essential Tech Pouch offers a convenient solution for organising your tech essentials on the go. Featuring designated compartments for your laptop or tablet power adaptor, phone charger, watch charger, cables, and mouse, it ensures easy access and efficient storage. The exterior, crafted from Bluesign® 420D Cordura® with YKK® zippers and a Rushfaster-branded hypalon pull tab, is not only durable but also environmentally conscious.

Rimowa Aluminium Phone Case

Rimowa Aluminium Phone Case

Designed to match their signature suitcases, Rimowa’s slim and lightweight Aluminium Phone Case protects devices from scrapes and scratches, with a durable aluminium shell and shockproof TPU frame and inner lining.

Provider Store Morinoki Bread Knife

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

Made by Shizu Hamono Co. in Seki, Gifu, Provider Store’s Morinoki Bread Knife is crafted from stainless steel. The serrated edge uses two different blades, allowing the knife to easily cut through both harder and softer loaves.

DJI Mini Pro 4

At less than 249 grams, the DJI Mini Pro 4 camera drone was made for travel. It delivers stunning image quality, with rich colours and incredible detail for both photo and video. Omnidirectional obstacle sensing and automatic braking and bypassing make the Mini Pro 4 safer and easier to fly, and the Intelligent Flight Battery Plus increases flight time to up to forty five minutes. 

The Bali Tailor Luca Slide

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

The Luca Slide from The Bali Tailor is a modern take on classic slip-on mules, with a ridged rubber sole and cushioned inner sole for added comfort.

Google Pixel 8

The Google Pixel 8 boasts all-day battery life, a stunning camera and powerful AI that help you capture better photos no matter the subject or time of day, and durable build quality in a slim, satin-finish body. 

nōto Notebook Duo

Thoughtful Gifting | Softer Volumes Christmas Gift Guide 2023

A special bundle of two copies of nōto—perfect for gifting one and keeping the other for yourself. Alongside 180 dotted pages for notes, nōto features curated city guides for twenty popular destinations, and an Object Gallery chapter showcasing beautifully-designed objects. 

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Further Reading

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A notebook inspired by Japanese aesthetics.