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Christmas Gifting with Emma Hawkins

Getting into the spirit with entrepreneur & mum of 3, Emma Hawkins.

In our special Waverley Mills Christmas Gifting series, we’re talking to some inspiring creators about how to find the perfect timeless gift for the special people on your list. And, of course, we asked them to dish on their favourite Waverley Mills pieces!

Emma Hawkins is a busy woman. As the co-founder of Australian-designed kids clothing brand Homegrown Kids and a mum of three adorable little ones, she’s got her hands full this holiday season!

Read on for her tips for making Christmas extra special this year and finding the perfect gift.

A Conversation with Emma

Emma Hawkins relaxes on the sofa wrapped in merino wool blanket.

How will you be making your Christmas special this year? 

Arabella (5) and Primrose (3) are at such a special age with Christmas. I just want to make sure we soak up these years of their imagination and excitement and make it really special for them. So, it will be all the lead-up things around Santa and then, of course, Christmas morning. 

What makes the perfect Christmas gift?  

I love practical things that I’ll use and maybe something I tend not to buy for myself very often. It sounds silly, but I love scents in the home so much — I am always happy with candles or incense. However, if my husband is reading this, he knows I never say no to special jewellery hehe.  

What's your favourite thing about the holiday season? 

Family and friends. Lazy days at home by the pool and all the wonderful food.  

What's your favourite Waverley Mills product?

The picnic rug for me, we use it all the time! I have a feeling it will be "that" rug, the one we always have and is always in our photos. Our favourite thing to do as a family is paddock BBQs, so we are always using our picnic rug.  

Who will you be gifting Waverley Mills to this year?  

My mum is going to get a throw. She adores a good throw.  

Thoughtful Gifts the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Waverley Mills has a sustainable and beautiful gift for everyone. Made to last for years, our luxurious throws, picnic rugs and nursery blankets are the perfect backdrop for creating memories with loved ones, wherever life takes you.

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Emma Hawkins and baby at picnic on a pure wool throw.

Emma’s Picks: Merino Wool Sol Throw in Artichoke & Teal & Merino Wool Graze Picnic Rug in Cameo Rose & Chutney & Merino Wool Bouclé Nursery Cot Blanket

Soft yet durable, our colourful Merino Wool Sol Throws and Graze Picnic Rugs are versatile enough to be used inside and out. So do like Emma does: Snuggle up at home, and then spread out for a sunny picnic. And don’t forget the deliciously textured and soft bouclé nursery blanket for baby!

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