Blogmas Day 5 – Christmas gift ideas for pinups (under $50)

With less than a month until Christmas, I know some people are already pulling their hair out over what to get for the non-pinups in their lives, let alone the pinups! Shopping for someone who has a very specific style is hard and it can be easy to assume you know what they like if you don’t consult them beforehand. You don’t want to end up giving them a bad case of present face.

All that said, here’s some quick Christmas gift ideas for the pinup/vintage lover in your life if you’re working on a small budget. Please note, this blog is not sponsored in any way, shape or form! Just a collection of bits and bobs that I know wouldn’t go amiss under my Christmas tree this year.


An Erstwilder brooch

Calling me obsessed with Erstwilder is putting it lightly. Since discovering the brand a few months ago, I now own fifteen Erstwilder brooches. They’re perfect for people who love adding that extra touch to their outfits and they even have an adorable range of Christmas brooches (which I own five of). Here’s some super cute ones that I would pick up if I were shopping for a pinup.

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Row 1:
Bluebird of Celebration Brooch – $34.95AUD
Cera Grown Up Brooch – $34.95AUD
Get Stuffed Brooch – $34.95AUD

Row 2:
Bird of Paradise Brooch – $34.95AUD
Oscar the Owl Oracle Brooch – $34.95AUD
Nat’s Favourite Brooch – $34.95AUD

Row 3:
Olive Branch Brooch – $34.95AUD
The Famous Fishing Cat Brooch – $34.95AUD
Sabine the Swan Brooch – $34.95AUD

You can buy direct from Erstwilder (in Australian dollars) or from a local NZ stockist. My favourite haunts are Pinned On You, Two Lippy Ladies and Kabella Baby.

A Deer Arrow brooch

I personally don’t have any Deer Arrow brooches, but I’ve seen some in real life and they are super cute. Here’s my personal picks from their brooches.

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Left column (going down):
Christmas Tree – $35.00AUD
Freddy the Furry Present – $35.00AUD
A Magical Gift – $35.00AUD

Middle column:
Margaret – $35.00AUD
Custom Stocking – $35.00AUD

Right column:
Pearl the Mermaid – $40.00AUD
The Castle – $35.00AUD
Oh Baby Doe – $35.00AUD

As with Erstwilder brooches, you can buy Deer Arrow direct or from a local NZ stockist. NZ stockists include Pinned On You and Rockabilly Lane.

Hair flowers

A necessity to finish off any pinup outfit, there’s no such thing as too many hair flowers! Here’s a few that I have my eye on.


Top row:
Fruit Hair Clip with Peach Orange and Starfruit – $12USD
Hair Flower in Red and Ivory – $18.00USD

Bottom row:
Blush Pink Cymbidium Orchid Cluster on Clip – $20.00NZD
Flower cluster from Rita Sue – $20.00NZD (available in store)

If all else fails…

A $50.00 gift certificate to their favourite store will get them a a ways towards their next purchase and make them a happy pinup indeed. My favourite haunts are Pinup Girl Clothing, Lindy Bop and Lady Vintage.

Hope that helps you buy for the pinup in your life! If nothing else, it serves as a nice hint list for those in mine.

Lots of love,
Mrs Greatnews xx


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