S-kin Studio Christmas Gift Guide 2020
S-kin Studio's Christmas Gift Guide 2020
For this year's gift guide we really wanted to curate something for you that was both thoughtful and meaningful for us, as a small business, and you, our valued customers.
At S-kin Studio, we have continuously discussed the pertinent issues that have been raised and brought to light during the tumultuous year that has been 2020. We are fully aware that the year has brought upon unprecedented times for many people and we wanted to acknowledge this.
Ultimately, this has impacted how we decided to approach this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday period. As a small Australian business, we have chosen to participate in this event but in the most meaningful way possible. Given the over consumption and excessive commercialization of these promotional days, we have chosen to elongate our sale period to 7 days to ensure your purchases are genuinely meaningful and thought through.
Our carefully curated jewelry pieces are all sustainable, hand-crafted and ethically made. We have worked hard to ensure all our materials are sourced as locally and with as much consideration of our environment as possible. We take pride in being a Melbourne-based small business that has taken all necessary steps possible, from sourcing our suppliers to finding the best packaging, to maintain the highest standard of ethical and environmental responsibility.
This year, we encourage everyone to genuinely take the time to consider buying meaningful and ethically created gifts this holiday season. We are so thankful for all the support we have received this year and we hope our creations bring you everlasting joy.
At S-kin Studio, we love a brand that is inclusive of all shapes, sizes and skin tones. Nativ Basics have worked collaboratively with their community and their customers to produce a wonderful range of underwear that is eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, biodegradable and made FOR women BY women! An easily forgotten yet necessary item, these comfortable yet sustainable briefs make the perfect gift. Starting from $19, they make an excellent stocking stuffer!
Founded by Australia icon, Zoë Foster Blake, this ethical skincare brand has shot into cult status. With products ranging from baby-friendly bath gel to sensitive-skin friendly foaming cleansers, this skincare brand has got it all. Designed to make skincare simple yet fun, Go-To Skincare has an excellent range of gift ready options. You can’t go wrong with their crowd favourite; Face Hero Face Oil ($45), perfect as a treatment or for that classic Zoë glow. Their Lip Squared Set ($30) featuring their beloved pinky-nude and clear lip balms makes for a perfect Kris Kringle gift.
Ever struggle finding earrings that don’t go green or last longer than a year without breaking the bank? We have a wonderful selection of hypoallergenic and tarnish-resistant earrings that can be customized to suit your desired style and aesthetic.
Our Mix & Match Earrings offers a chance to select and curate your ideal selection of charms and hoops to create the ultimate thoughtful gift.
Know someone that has recently moved or renovated? Aacute have a delightful range of fun and uniquely shaped candles to elevate any space. Handmade with beeswax and soy, these candles start from $39 and will definitely be eye-catching wherever you put them. The Evie Mine Clam Shell candle in pink ($39) is definitely on all our wish lists this year!
As the name suggests these face and body lotions will definitely leave you feeling bangn! Having landed on the pages of numerous publications and flooding our Instagram feeds, this Marie Claire Beauty Awards finalist is popular for a reason. The Bangn Body firming moisturizer ($48) serves as a great multi-use product that is vegan, cruelty-free and proudly Australian made.
You can never go wrong with gifting some liquid happiness this festive season! At S-kin we feel it essential to recommend to you an alcohol supplier that can cater to all your desires. Blackhearts and Sparrows is a Melbourne-based supplier that offers delivery and pick up of an incredible range of carefully curated alcohol. Be sure to pick up a bottle of the 2020 Terrason Gamay Pét Nat ($30), a fun natural wine made with squishy forestal redcurrants and cherries, do we need to say more?
If you’ve been dreaming about going on a dreamy weekend country drive and visiting a cute little country café look no further than The Sweet Meadow. Situated 2 ½ hours out of Melbourne in the heart of Echuca, Victoria, this vegan café offers a delicious range of local produce goodness and delightful handmade ceramics. Pick up a beautiful piece of Kaye Poulton pottery with prices ranging from $25.
If you're looking for an understated piece of high-quality jewelry, we have a unique range of chain necklaces that are ideal for everyday wear. From our thin customisable Cable Chain Necklace ($49) to our 18k gold-filled Cuban Chain Necklace ($49) we have the perfect chain for you! Not only are these carefully created in our Melbourne studio but they make for an excellent finishing touch to any outfit.
The coconut candle of your actual dreams. For the lover of coconut in your life, you cannot go wrong with this unique coconut candle that looks as if it fell right out of a tree and into your hand. This cute Black Salt Co Coconut Candle ($29.95) is made with real coconut shell, natural wax and comes directly to you from the sandy beaches of Torquay, Victoria.
For that fellow dry-lip friend out there, this one's for you. This already packaged Silk Lip Kit ($36) comes with a lip exfoliator and conditioner to help achieve the silky smooth lips we all wish we had. This beautifully wrapped gift is sure to bring a grateful smile from whoever you gift it too!
Fair Go Trading brings to you quality handmade products that offer a story of positive change. We especially love the Woven Jute Basket ($43) that can be used for so many different purposes the list is truly endless. An ideal gift for that rustic aesthetic loving friend that it always looking for a quality product that comes with a good story.
Love Tea offer a delectable range of beautiful natural teas that are sure to fulfil all your tea desires. We love the Skin Glow Pyramid Tea bags ($29), smooth and refreshingly mint, this blend of organic botanicals was designed to help us all achieve healthy and clear skin. Made in collaboration with a naturopath, you can be sure that these delicious organic herbal teas taste as good as they look!
These Australian made hand-poured crystal infused candles bring any room to life. Each candle is embedded with a different crystal to help with different healing properties. We particularly love the limited edition Holiday Cedar Crystal Infused Candle! With no paraffins or polymers, this yummy candle will give whoever your gifting this to all the warm and fuzzies!
A great accompaniment with any jewelry purchase, Stackers have an amazing range of aftercare and jewelry storage option to keep your pieces looking fresh and beautiful forever. They have a range of boxes from Mini to Classic, to premium leather and supersize. We are particularly obsessed with the Blush Set 2 Mini Jewellery Box ($77.95). Made with vegan leather and velvet, it's ideal for that organised and jewelry loving friend!
Our Gia Chunky Bracelets ($89) are an awesome statement piece that can easily go with any outfit. Simple and easy going, Gia is a cuban link bracelet that inherits all the glam yet keeps it classy. Thoughtfully made in 18k gold filled, she is safe in water. Pair it with a watch or other gold rings to bring cohesiveness to your look. This iconic Chunky Bracelet is perfect for anyone that has been longing for a timeless piece that can be worn everyday.
Joy Street has the cutest selection of keyrings, perfect for that friend that is always loosing their keys! Available in a wide selection of cute yet equally hilarious designs, we couldn't go past the French Bulldog in Fishnet Tights Keyring ($79.50) to bring a smile to our faces. Pick one up for your best friend or dog/cat loving friend to say thank you for all the fun times that have kept you sane,
Struggling to find that perfect gift for that astrology loving friend that just can't seem to get enough, these Zodiac Phone Cases ($55) designed by Australian artist Jasmine Dowling are exactly what you've been looking for! Perfect to pair with our S-kin Studio Zodiac necklaces. Find her range of phone cases on The Dairy.
You can't go wrong with a piece from our Zodiac Collection, ideal for anyone who is looking for a tarnish-free everyday piece, these handmade necklaces are both dainty but can still make a statement. Each pendant is double sided, featuring tarot-inspired illustrations honouring the 12 astrological signs. Starting from $79, you can customise your desired necklace with a mini star sign pendant. 9k gold filled and ethically made, these Zodiac pendants can be paired with any of our mix and match necklaces.
Juliette Pollock is a contemporary impressionist artist based in Melbourne who has a wonderful selection of portraits of strong iconic woman to keep anyone motivated. We love that her work is inspired by her love of nature, fashion, texture and powerful influential women. We especially love her piece of style icon Bridgette Bardot ($65). Find her prints at Bells Fine Art. The perfect gift for the art lover in your life.
Give this Rose Quartz Facial Roller and Gua Sha Set ($59) to someone you want to pamper! Not only does it offer anti-aging benefits to the skin but it also increases blood circulation, helps with lymphatic drainage and helps to promote deeper penetration of skincare. This is the ultimate gift of self love and serves as a reminder to take the time to take care of yourself.
What is Pomm Oil ($59) you may be asking? Australia's first natural cold pressed Pomifera Oil from the seeds of the Hedge Apple, this oil combines Jojoba oil and Pomm oil to bring to you a vegan and 100% natural oil. This is perfect for sensitive skin types and help with irritation and overall skin radiance. Australian grown, produced and owned you simple can't go wrong with this beauty.
The Good Gift Co is the perfect source for discovering an amazing range of high quality gifts designed in Australia, within a variety of price ranges. We especially love the Grampian Goods Luxe Lather and Lotion Duet ($70). Made with Australian essential oils, this gift set brings the scents of the iconic Grampian's National Park right into your home.
The Mukti Grounded Yoga Mat ($95) is perfect for that yogi friend that just can't get enough. This yoga mat is plastic free, eco-friendly and still non-slip enough to offer support. They even offer delivery packaging that is crafted to care for the earth, with paper wrapping and cardboard boxes that can be put straight into your compost bin. .
If you’re environmentally conscious and inclined to admire the natural beauties of the world, then we’re sure you’ll love our freshwater pearl collection. Using only freshwater pearls sourced in Australia, we have worked hard to ensure our pieces are ethically produced, hand-made in small batches and unique in everyway. We’re particularly obsessed with our best selling Aphrodite Baroque Pearl earrings ($92).
Not only are Batu Shoes some of the most coveted Melbourne-based shoes company out there but they don’t play around when it comes to being environmentally conscious. They believe in 'slow fashion' and fair working conditions for all their shoemakers. Made by hand, each pair of shoes takes 2-3 days to cut, dry, weave, bend, hammer and sew. Grab a pair of their cult favourite Arin Flats Brown Croc sandals ($129) for yourself and a friend! They are, in our opinion, absolutely worth the investment
Lack of Colour Hats are as synonymous with Australia as indigenous flora and fauna! Worn by the hottest bloggers and celebrities on the planet, these gorgeous everyday hats are for everyone. They proudly source their materials from local suppliers as much as possible we think they make a perfect investment gift! Our staff favourite is the The Mirage Fedora in Teak ($139). A perfect gift to help protect us from the harsh Australian sun and a piece that will surely last you many years to come.
Ever get a little sad when the flowers you receive eventually die? These gorgeous bouquets are made especially to combat that! Terra and Tassel offer an amazing selection of mixed dried and preserved blooms that arranged in the most dreamy bouquets. We love the Everlasting in Vase 115 ($135) as our table centre piece. Perfect to bring some permanent life to any space, this gift is made to last!
Our most coveted and beloved selection, the Bloom Collection is a must for flower lovers! Explore our Bloom Collection which encapsulates the beauty of 12 birth flowers and the correlating month. Each pendant is hand stamped and hand strung in our studio in Melbourne and also has a corresponding birthstone. Each flower represents a Blooming woman & her very world. Discover this range from $139
From the limited edition Marloe Marloe x Limone collaboration, Limone Art brings you the Stevie Vase ($280). Handmade by renowned Australian ceramicist Marloe Marloe, this vase was created using a wide range of production techniques to give the vase its final unique flare. We are absolutely coveting this work of art which can hold its own without anything inside the vessel.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of using a silk pillow slip, but how many of us have actually gone out to buy one for ourselves? That's why this is the perfect gift. Everyone wants the simple beauty secret of dermatologists, celebrities, hairstylists and beauty experts by Slip. Get a Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase for that one luxury loving friend, for $95 a pop they'll be sleeping on heaven every night. You can even add a personalised touch with custom embroidery.
Matt and Nat provide us with the gorgeous look and feel of a leather bag, without the guilt. Cruelty-free and vegan, these stylish leather bags offer a wide range of styles and colours. We love the Adelsm Small Satchel in Carotene for an easy everyday bag that can be seamlessly transitioned from day to night bag without any stress. Perfect for the vegan fashionista in your life.
Another Australian favourite, Zulu & Zephyr is a clothing brand that is committed to limiting their environmental impacts. With stylish designs with responsible sourcing and manufacturing, these pieces are definitely all guilt-free . As the Australian weather starts to heat up, we have our eye on the Sandy Bralette Bikini($150) to bring to the beach this year!
We love some environmentally conscious homewares and what better place to find them than at Gingerfinch. A carefully curated selection of permanent homewares designed to elevate any space, these unique designs are sure to turn heads. We especially love their Lumiere Brass Oil Burner ($200) by Black Blaze for that extra friend that is always concocting their oil blends and has an eye for vintage goods.
An ethical collection inspired by the romance and beauty of all things Italian, our Italy Collection is quick to sell out!. Some our favourites include the Venezia Pendant Necklace ($154) which is double sided with imagery of the moon and sun and traditional Venetian masks. The La Dominante Oval Sun & Moon Earrings ($218)named after Venice also make for a great gift for that friend that loves making a statement.
This adorable Folding Wine Table ($159.95) by Indi Tribe Collective is a must have for all those picnic dates you'll be having this summer! The perfect gift for the romantics - this will be the talk of the town when used at a picnic or whipped out whilst camping. Handcrafted on the Mornington Peninsula, from sustainable hardwood.
We’d like one in every room of the house, please and thanks. The Moodyboard ($159.90) by Growme Melbourne is a magnetic and writable surface with a built-in shelf for additional storage and decluttering your desk. You can also use it as a daily notice board to write notes, pin up inspirational quotes and pictures of those dearest to you. Great for any friend looking to redecorate!