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Twelve little luxuries for under $50

When lockdowns are putting a stop to your best laid plans, it’s time to get creative. We may not be able to book in a luxe high tea or a relaxing spa day right now, but it’s easy to create your own at-home experiences with these twelve little luxuries. And all for under $50!

Create your own luxe tea time

Market fresh fruit tea

Why drink the same boring black tea every day? Put some pep into tea time with tumeric apple tea from Queen Victoria Market’s own tea and coffee merchants, McIvers. Head to their website to check out their delicious flavour profiles for more tea time goodness.

Sleek plungers and Marimekko mugs

When a tea bag or instant coffee won’t cut it, bring a bit of scandi design into your afternoon break with this oslo plunger from Spoilt. It’ll look great on your desk next to a designer mug, like this sunny Marimekko floral cup. You can pick up just one, or even a set of six in mix and match colours, from Make Designed Objects.

Native hot chocolate

If caffeine just isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy the experience with a rich hot chocolate. Mork is your best bet – try their luxe Australian Natives blend, combining cacao powder with coconut blossom sugar, lilly pilly, strawberry gum and more.
A tea pot on a small table with mugs and magazines beside it

Take 20 mins for a luxurious tea break

Redecorate your space with simple homewares

Chic coasters and rainbow treasures

Dinosaur Designs deliver unique resin homewares that will bring a design element into any home. Their cool boulder coaster is perfect to pop under the mug at your working-from-home space. While you’re waiting for your brew, rest your coffee pot on something a little more colourful than a classic trivet. Try a cute rainbow treasure from Queen Victoria Market’s home decor guru, Tara’s Treasures.

Personalised stationery

Up your stationery game with Il Papiro’s monogrammed writing paper and envelope set. It gives a luxe personal touch to your working-from-home correspondence.

Set and forget flower subscription

Little luxuries should also extend to your home space – so why not pick up a little pick-me-up for your favourite spot in the house? For forgetful homebodies, try Fig & Bloom’s monthly flower subscription. You’ll have a pretty posy delivered automatically.

Bouquets of flowers in a row

Flowers to your door is a little treat you just can’t beat

Relax in your own at-home spa

Holiday scented candle

Create your own day spa at home with a range of luxe products from local retailers. Start by setting the mood with a chic ‘Marrakech’ scented candle from Husk. It combines the heady scents of ripe fig, amber and sandlewood.

Soothing eye masks and essential oils

Draw a bath, and let the stress melt away into the warm water. An eye pillow from Melbournalia will tame those puffy, tired eyes. Miss Fox’s aromatherapy oil roller in their ‘Wisdom’ blend promises to aid in meditation, memory and manifestation.

Full face relaxation with a rose quartz roller

As you manifest your own at-home facial, try a rose quartz facial roller from the QVWC online store. It’s an excellent way to boost circulation and fight gravity, particularly when paired with a face oil or nourishing serum.

Crystals and pink rose quartz face rollers

Rejuvenate and roll with rose quartz from the QVWC Shop!