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18 November 2018 

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

Buying the perfect gift for family and friends is a challenge that gets harder every year.  So we have compiled the Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide to find that perfect gift for everyone!

These gifts won’t cost the earth, and we mean that in more ways than one. 

Our gift suggestions are truly sustainable, made from recycled plastic, recycled fabric, and recycled jute and cotton.  Not just eco-friendly, our gift suggestions are also stylish, fashionable, and will appeal to everyone, young and old.

Browse our Recycled Mats Christmas Gift Guide below to find the ideal gift for your loved ones.

Gifts for Beach Lovers

Let's start with Summer. It's coming, and we know Summertime sunsets are divine.

Enjoying a cold drink in hand as you relax on this round cotton throw for golden hour is the best way we know to end the working day. A cool breeze, the scent of the ocean, and the sand underfoot gets rid of all the stress and worry. There's truly nothing better.

This rug also comes in Turquoise Bay, a pretty pattern that pops!

Keep one of these cotton rugs in the boot of your car and you'll be ready to take advantage of the very best sunsets all season long.

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Home Décor Gifts for Stylish Lovers of Interior Design

Cushions & Beanbags

Whether your friend loves the minimalist look, or prefers big, bold statement colour, there's a range of indoor rugs and cushion covers to suit everyone's taste.

We particularly love our unique, bespoke cushions designed by some of our favourite Indigenous Artists.

Take a look at:

Heads up. Some of these cushions have recycled plastic mats to match! Take a look.

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Indoor Rugs

Indoor Rugs are another Christmas gift option for home stylists, and interior design lovers. 

We have a huge selection of indoor rugs in all shapes and sizes.

Round rugs, rectangle rugs, Indian rugs, and Handmade Chindi rugs too.

Click here to take a look at the whole collection.

2018 Christmas Gift Idea - Folding Picnic Tables

For Foodie Friends & Family

Do your friends love nothing more than a country drive? Do they regularly plan a lazy Sunday, to enjoy a good bottle of wine in the open air?

Then one of our Folding Picnic Tables is the perfect gift.

Our folding tables are handmade on the Gold Coast from timber manufactured from sustainably grown Australian and New Zealand plantation pine.

Picnic tables can hold from two to six wine glasses, and a bottle of wine or an ice bucket, depending on the style you choose. All they need to do is select their favourite vino, and add a delicious antipasto platter of cheese, olives, salami, and dates to share.  

Perfect for intimate gatherings for two, as well as fond catch ups with a best group of friends, our low-level picnic tables have folding legs so they are easy to carry and store.

Choose your favourite from our range here.

For Entertainers who Adore a Gathering

When you are friends with someone who adores nothing more than scores of people gathering around the dining table, regaling each other with stories of life, love and travel, these placemats  could be the ideal gift.

Placemats come in three styles.

Designed by Indigenous Artist Helen Price, this gift showcases Aboriginal Australian motifs.

2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Gardeners

For Green Thumbs 

Gardeners adore our half-circle Recycled Plastic Mats. They can be used as a kneeling pad under knees when it's time to get down low, and can help keep tools together in one place.

Straight on one side, and curved on the other, these reversible mats can be positioned to bump up next to a garden bed, or fit in a tight zone.

Our semi-circle mats come in a variety of colours and designs, including the Maori-designed MAURI ooRAA in orange and yellow, by Artist Tu Duley. (Pictured above).

This design also comes in Pinks, and Black and White.

We also have another design by popular artist, Christine Slabb. The Surf, Sand and Sun comes in blue and yellow, and yellow and white.

The ultimate 2018 Gift Guide for Campers and Caravanners

For the Happy Camper

It is true that sand and dirt do not for a happy camper make. Solve all their problems with one of our super cheerful, and useful, recycled plastic camping mats.

The Boab Tree camping mat is our most loved camping mat. Featuring an iconic Australian design of a Boab tree, this green and black mat measures 2.4 by 4 metres. It features eyelets included for tie down purposes, and comes with its' own plastic carry bag.

The Boab Tree camping mat also comes in red and black.

Camping mats are super easy to clean - use your broom to brush sand through the weave or off to the side, or hose it down. It's portable enough to take with you on picnics and day trips too.

2018 Christmas Gift Guide Mousepads

For writers & bookworms

Writers and Creatives spend hours at their desks, working on their next manuscript or award-winning screenplay. Help them to spruce up their workspace with one of our Recycled Rubber computer mousepads. This non-slip surface is super soft and padded, and the gorgeous Aboriginal Art designs add flair.

Mousepads are available in Dugong design in blue and turquoise (pictured), Sea Turtle in green and gold, and Sunbaking Croc in blue and gold.

Quiet homebodies who prefer a hot cup of tea and a book over noisy Christmas parties will love these cosy cushions. Comfort lovers can plump up a super soft recycled cotton Moroccan Cushion or Shaggy Tassels cushion behind their head and enjoy a restorative nap to see them through the festive season too.

For Fishing Enthusiasts and Adventure Seekers

Contemporary Plastic Mats

Our best selling recycled plastic picnic mats are the number one pick for fisherman and boating families.

There’s a tonne of inspired designs to choose from, including the bright and beautiful Tropical Dayz recycled plastic mat in teal and purple. 

Everyone will adore the range of contemporary mats - they come in a rainbow of colour choice combos. These designs include Arrows, Stripes, Diamonds, Moroccan and Chevron patterns.

Take a look at the full range of modern recycled plastic mats we stock.

Aboriginal Mats

Our Australian Aboriginal Mats are also very popular with adventurers wanting to celebrate the culture and storytelling of Indigenous Australians.

Aboriginal Recycled Mats are designed by a team of local and interstate Aboriginal Artists including Christine Slabb, De Greer Yindimincarlie, Anna Connell, and Angela Marr-Grogan.

These designs reflect the conversations, the collaborations and the culture of local communities.

Here’s just three of the Aboriginal designs we adore.

  • Eucalyptus Flower by Christine Slabb. Shop this style in yellow and pink, blue and pink, or combination pink. It’s popular with those who like a little “Australiana” in their life.
  • Those who love a black-and-white combo will adore both the Campfire and Reconciliation designs by Angela Marr-Grogan. These round recycled plastic picnic mats come in both 2.4 metre and 3 metre diameter, and are ideal for large groups and family outings.

Gifts for Families & Children

You can't go wrong with a colourful rainbow Chindi rug. Every family household should have at least one! Their colourful rainbow design embody what it's like to be in the presence of busy joyous little people.

Chindi rugs are handmade in India by our team of local craftspeople. These men and women recycle fabric offcuts from the manufacturing industry into the most gorgeous rugs you've ever seen.

The multicoloured Chindi rugs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including round rugs, rectangle rugs, and carpet runners.

They look amazing in children's rooms, in family rooms, on an undercover deck or patio, and in office nooks. Use them to designate a play area, or bring a sense of comfort to a book nook or home library.

Take a look at the different styles here:

The Ultimate Recycled Mats Christmas Gift Guide

Find gifts for your favourite friends and family members with our Recycled Mats Christmas Gift Guide. There's definitely something for everyone, at all price points too.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, from the Recycled Mats Team.