Announcing… The Design Files Christmas Countdown 2021!

Announcing… The Design Files Christmas Countdown 2021!

Christmas Countdown

Lucy Feagins

From left: From left: Sand Picnic Basket in Natural ($199).  Dune Drink Bottle in Sand ($29.95). Recycled Polyester Annan Picnic Blanket In Charcoal ($169). Byron Wine Glass in Rose ($12.95). Malin + Goetz in Good Hands. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Universe Unlocked ($114).  Addition Studio Synergy Oil Burner, Picasso ($199). Honeycomb Bauble in Snow ($4.95). Archie Botanical Vodka ($69). Archie Rose Eucalypt Mule Bottled Cocktail ($69). Krof Collection No. 1 Brushed Gold 24pc Cutlery Set ($349). Where They Purr by Paul Barbera ($65). Life In Pattern by Anna Spiro ($90). Plume Photo Stand Set (only one stand pictured) ($79.95). Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

From left to right: How To French Country by Sara Slim ($59.99). Clayton Long Platter in Natural ($99.95). Clayton High Stand in Natural ($79.95). Le Labo EDP Discovery Set 3 x 5ml ($93). Ferm Living Ripple Long Drink Glasses, set of four ($119). Archie’s Tailored Gin. Costa Brazil Ritual Para A Pele Skin Ritual. Kristina Dam Studio Opal Bowl ($209). Menu Reverse Table Lamp ($1,400).  diptyque Baies Carousel Candle ($166). Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

We’re already halfway through November (!) and I don’t know about you, but I’ve done zero Christmas shopping so far. Luckily we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the TDF Christmas Countdown, our annual online shopping event and guide to an edited selection of pieces we love from four local brands – Country Road, Thames & Hudson, Mecca, and Archie Rose – who are all offering special deals and discounts for TDF readers. 

Read on for our shoppable gift guide edit and get your holiday shopping sorted!

Archie Rose

Archie Rose is Australia’s most highly awarded distillery, with plenty of of special spirits and cocktails that will really get you into the festive spirit! Not only are their drinks delicious, but their bottles are always so beautifully designed – a welcome addition to any Christmas table, a great stocking stuffer and people pleasing KK gift! 

The offer:

A free jar of Gin Honey with any purchase featured in the TDF Christmas Countdown at the Archie Rose website when you use code THEDESIGNFILES at checkout. Offer valid for one transaction only, while stocks last.

Valid from November 15th to November 28th 2021.

Shop Archie Rose now!

Thames & Hudson

Thames & Hudson is our go-to for every gift giving occasion. They always have the best art and design focused titles, with a strong focus on Australian authors across architecture, design, gardens + plants, travel, food and much more. There’s truly something for everyone at Thames & Hudson – it’s a fail-safe, one-stop present destination!

The offer:

25% off all Thames & Hudson distributed publisher titles and games site wide. Excludes all TASCHEN books. Enter code TDF25 at checkout to apply. Free shipping on all orders over $50.

Valid from November 15th to December 1st 2021.

Shop Thames & Hudson now!

Country Road

We’d hazard a guess that Country Road already makes an appearance on most of your Christmas mornings. We love that this heritage Australian brand offers gifts suitable to all ages and price points.

This season at Country Road is all about entertaining in style, whether you’re going to a picnic, festive catch up, or hosting an intimate dinner party – shop the Country Road edit for our picks of the bunch!

The offer:

10% off all full-priced items when entering the discount code TDF10 at the Country Road online store checkout. Discount available online only, and not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Valid from November 15th to December 13th 2021.

Shop Country Road now!


We’ve been stuck in a Designstuff online shopping wormhole ever since we discovered the Scandinavian-focussed homewares store earlier this year. Stocking international brands such as Ferm LivingCitta and Menu sit alongside local TDF faves like Købn and Krof, their range of design-focused household items make the every day a little more beautiful. 

The offer:

Enter code XMASTDF to receive a 10% discount storewide, plus a free gift with purchase if you spend more than $33. Excludes AYTM, A World Of Books, Behr And Co, Kin Design, Banwood, Ben-Tovim, Hay, Lillagunga, Muuto, Oliver Furniture and South Drawn.

Valid from November 15th to November 28th 2021.

Shop Designstuff now!


After spending so long with a bare face in lockdown, these days we’re going for glam at every chance we get! Mecca is the ultimate grown up candy store, from signature scents to skin-brightening sets and gloriously glimmering eyeshadow palettes. Not to mention their incredible packaging collaboration with artist Naomi Hobson… which is like an artwork in itself!

The offer:

Purchase any MECCA product from the TDF Christmas Countdown gift guide and go into the drawer to win a $1,000 voucher from the makeup moguls.

Shop Mecca now!

Keep your eyes peeled every afternoon this week for our curated gift guides for each brand!