Create Your Dream Christmas: Advice from our Favourite Festive People

We asked founder of Hippie Lane, Taline Gabriel, and creative crafter, Kelly from Studio DIY to share their tips for creating a cheerful, stress-free, dream Christmas! Discover wrapping tips from Kelly for an extra-special gift giving season, and be inspired by Taline to create you dream Christmas just as you’ve envisioned it.

Kelly Mindell | @studiodiy

⭐️ Give a gift bag a little extra oomph with battery powered twinkle lights! Wrap them around the handle and tuck the batteries inside for a gift that glows.

⭐️ Upgrade a plain wrapped gift with sparkly paper garland. Bonus: The recipient can use it for decor after they unwrap their gift!

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Taline Gabriel | @talinegabriel

⭐️ There’s something special about setting up your own Christmas Tree. Each year, I look forward to styling my tree differently, and find that making a small investment each year makes this possible. I used Kikki K’s mini glass baubles in navy and gold, and star string lights to suit my petite Christmas Tree. Keep it simple by sticking to a colour theme.

⭐️ It’s all in the details, and in my opinion, gift presentation is just as important as the gift itself. I love choosing my Christmas wrapping, beautiful gift tags and card, ribbons and twine. It makes the gifting process that much more special. This year I used the navy and gold range from kikki.K’s Christmas collection. In combination with their cute gift tags and sparkly gold ribbon, I was stoked with the final result.


⭐️ Gathering your family and friends around a table of nourishing food is where it’s at for me. I plan ahead of time to ensure it’s a stress free lead up. Collecting your favourite festive recipes is a good fuss-free way to plan your next gathering. The kikki.K Recipe Organiser will help you on your way. My advice is to choose recipes that you have made successfully before, introducing one or two new ones to your repertoire. This will keep it fresh for those wanting to add a new flavour each year, without being overwhelmed.

What does your Dream Christmas look like? If you had no limitations and all the time in the world, how would you celebrate this magical time of year?