Publissimo Christmas Gift Guide 2013


Our picks for women’s gifts this Christmas feature the beautiful statement jewellery from Sollis jewellery, bright coloured wares from The New Punjab Trading Co., gorgeous beach bags from Ballina and delicious leather wallets from Oktoberdee accessories.





Our men’s pick includes the leathery goodness of Sisken Accessories. Spoil your dad, brother, boyfriend or best friend with his new favourite wallet.


SiSken Fez wallet $79 rrp


Our kids choices include the bright leather Ipad wallets from Sisken Accessories and the beautiful handmade cushions from The New Punjab Trading Co. to brighten up the bedroom.



Our gorgeous beauty selections are from De Lorenzo Haircare, EmerginC, Showpony Hair Extensions, and O Cosmetics.

Spoil mum with the O Cosmedics travel bag and a selection of their popular products. For the seasoned traveller try the EmerginC travel kit with a selection of travel sized products along with a toiletries bag. For the woman who has everything the De Lorenzo Prescriptive Solutions kit is perfect. Or for the adventurous type try the Showpony clip in highlights available in a range of bright colours including hot pink.



If shopping online is not your thing, check out the Sollis & Athinaeum pop up shop open on 125 King Street Newtown until Sunday 5th January. There will be a VIP xmas shopping night with 15-20% off Athinaeum bags and 20-50% off Sollis pieces.


For handmade goods by independent designers head to the Sydney Finders Keepers Markets on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th December at Australian Technology Park. Lots of cool things to buy for Xmas.


Finders Keepers Markets Brisbane: Top Picks

The Finders Keepers Independent Art & Design Markets is returning to Brisbane for its biannual event this weekend, on Saturday 16th November at the renowned Old Museum in Herston.

The designer list has been released, and I’ve put together a favourites list that are a must for this weekend.

Sirens Swimwear

These vintage style swimming costumes are inspired by the elegance of 50’s and 60’s. These styles are beautifully flattering on all figures, giving a modest, comfortable and elegant look. With the weather heating up, why indulge in one of these delightful styles. You can also check out the full range here:

Rabbit & the Duck

This cute as a button collection features a range of handmade wares and stationary, with a selection of cushions, cases, purses, bunting flags and greeting cards. The bright colours and interesting patterns of these wares make for adorable and quirky gifts for yourself or a loved one for the coming Christmas season. You can check out their website here:


Miss Wee Jewellery

This collection features a selection of gorgeous minimalistic clever designs, with interesting concepts and clean lines which are all handmade, giving each piece an organic, unique finish. Miss Wee’s most recent ‘Industrial Framework’ will be featured at the Finders Keepers Markets, Brisbane this weekend! You can visit her website here:


Loose Leaf Paper Stationary

This range of collectables has an artisan aesthetic that is beautifully detailed. All products are made handmade bringing together the interesting combination of paper, textures and found materials, to create limited edition and unique stationary and jewellery pieces. You can visit their website here:


Chocolate Brownie Handcrafted Leather Goods

Chocolate brownie is a collection leather goods, including a selection of wallets, messenger bags, totes, clutches all deliciously created by hand. The timeless pieces created by chocolate brownie promote durability, functionality and traditional craft. You can view the full range here:


The Finders Keepers Markets are a great location to grab some great high quality goodies and gifts for loved ones this Christmas. You’re sure to discover some unique finds and some great prices.


When: Saturday 16th November 10am-4pm, Sunday 17th November 10am-4pm
Where: The Old Museum, Corner Bowen Bridge Rd & Gregory Terrace, Herston
How much: $2 entry, children under 12 free entry

Sollis x Athinaeum Pop-up Store Launch

To celebrate the launch of their new collections, two Australian brands Sollis and Athinaeum have teamed up for a pop up shop like no other.

For a limited time only, customers will have the chance to purchase these exclusive accessories in a one- stop shop. Sollis Jewellery is one of the most exciting brands to emerge in recent years; the new collection ‘GEO’ is a blend of kaleidoscopic patterns, textures and materials. Thread is combined with beads and stones to create gorgeous necklaces, bangles and earrings.


Athinaeum is a luxe collection of one of a kind handbag, satchels, backpacks and leather trimmed woven accessories in geometric and Aztec prints.

Also premiering at the Pop Up shop will be Athinaeum’s new collection called ‘Elysium’ featuring an array of captivating geometric and floral brocades trimmed with genuine leather in everyday high fashion silhouettes.


Teaming Sollis jewellery with Athinaeum’s accessories, the pop up shop is bound to be a successful fore into celebrating independent Australian designs. The pop up shop is also a perfect mecca for all your Christmas gifts this season.

This pop-up store will be launching at 125 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, on the 7th November, and Sollis will be offering 20% off for one day only! The store will remain open till the 5th January.

Visit: / to view the full collections.