Our Top 5 one-of-a-kind vintage gifts ideas for the holiday season

Here's our top picks for some truly unique holiday gifts.

Need some ideas for a genuinely unique Christmas gift? Or feel like indulging in something for yourself for the holidays?

Our founder, Kathy Bruce highlights her ideal gift picks—each best-selling pieces that you can be assured almost everyone will love, and work in any home. All one-of-a-kind, these are gifts that are designed to stand out.

Carved candle stands

These tall carved candle stands from India were originally bed legs. They are perfect for courtyards, used on outdoor dining tables, or grouped together on the ground. And they are equally stunning inside the home, and can brighten any Christmas or New Year's table. 

Tall vintage candle sticks from India

Green ginger jars

With a gorgeous green glaze, these vintage Chinese jars were originally used to store ginger. Today, they make the holidays stand out and are ideal for Christmas settings, using them to feature holly or bush plants. One of our most popular pieces, they can freshen up any space.

Green glazed vintage chinese ginger jars

Chinese ceramic plates

These very special vintage ceramic plates are becoming harder and harder to find. Hand-made and hand-painted, they feature traditional blue and white illustrations from China. They work in every type of home and décor, and are perfect as serving dishes.  

Vintage blue and white ceramic plates from China

Matt black tofu pots

Coming in various sizes, these vintage matt black tofu pots are from China. Each pot is completely unique, each featuring slight differences in colouring and design. They are as practical as they are beautiful, with so many potential uses and displays in everyday life.


Matt black tofu pots from China

Elm worker stools

By far one of our most popular pieces, Chinese elm worker stools have endless uses, from the practical to the creative. Use them in the bathroom, as a bedside table, or to hold other treasures. Each stool is individual and displays marking and colours unique to its history. 

Vintage Chinese elm worker stools


Get them in time for your celebrations.These pieces ship quickly, within 2-3 days, so you can be sure to have them in time for your celebrations. Contact us directly on admin@watertiger.com.au for more details. Or head to one of our stores in Sydney.

And have a wonderful Christmas,