Can you believe that another year has nearly come and gone?! It’s certainly looking a lot like Christmas… the stores are busier, Christmas carols are playing almost everywhere, I cant seem to get a car bay anywhere anymore and I am starting to say ‘If I don’t see you before, have a lovely Christmas’. Waaaaaa!!
Here are some Christmas gift ideas for those of you who haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet… some things you will notice are from previous posts (because they are just that good!).
For the Ladies…
1. Net-A-Porter GLOSSYBOX. Purchase here
Filled with all sorts of cosmetics, (see this post for a list of whats inside the box) it comes perfectly wrapped and all for only $31. L. O. V. E
2. Sarina Suriano Flora Ear Cuff. Purchase here.
This years hottest accessory is the ear cuff. Now, I will admit to not wearing OTT earrings but these are the perfect size and hand made with Swarovski crystals (did I mention they are nickel free, meaning no problems for even the most sensitive ears!) $120. So much love for Sarina Suriano.
3. PERSONALISED Gigi New York handbag. Purchase here.
For the woman who has everything, this is the perfect gift. Handcrafted, embossed python leather with personalisation of up to 3 initials. These bags come in a range of colours and sizes (and you can purchase iPhone cases, wallets, passport holders… seriously so much choice) and the best part is right now Gigi are offering free international shipping over $275. Bags are USD$105 and personalisation is an additional USD$15.
4. Coat of Arms TEA CUP & SAUCER from Royal Collections Shop. Purchase here
I come from a family of tea drinkers and any tea drinker knows that tea tastes better out of a beautiful fine bone china tea cup . When we were in London recently I bought some of these gorgeous tea cups for my lovely parents (one of whom is as clumsy as he is lovely… yes you can guess what happened!) and when I needed a replacement I was pleased to know that they ship to us here in Australia. Approx. AUD$85 (plus shipping) Perfect for the lovers of tea.
5. Personlised Bombardier Soy Candles. Purchase here
I have been in love with these candles for quite some time. Not only is the roasted coffee soy candle to die for but you can personalise them to make them extra special. $34.95 each. Also, for this Christmas season you can order personalised sacks. They come in three colours and are $49.95 each.
For the Men…
Okay, so I always find buying gifts for guys the hardest… sure you can go down the tie and undies route but its hard to think up interesting and different Christmas gift ideas for men. This is what is on my favourite list…
1. LEGO (of the White House). Purchase here
boy… man… boy (they are all really boys at heart, right?) doesn’t love LEGO? This lego set of the White House is so unbelievably cool… a great idea for the man… or boy who has everything! And it was featured as one of VOGUE’s great gifts under $100. USD$59.95.
2. The Gentleman’s guide to Cocktails from Gigi New York. Purchase here
I took some inspiration here from my Man, who loves a good cocktail (I really hope he has just bypassed this section of my post, future gift coming up).
In this (bound by hand) book Alfred Tong teaches you how to mix a margarita with mojo, a gimlet with grace, and a piña colada that packs a punch. With more than 150 cocktail recipes—personally selected by Alfred for their coolness factor and retro quality—it covers classics like the Bloody Mary, fizzes, fogmatics, and alcoholic teas. Illustrated with sophisticated drawings by Jack Hughes, this book will turn the wannabe barman into the perfect cocktail party host.
3. ION iLP Digital Conversion Turntable for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with Conversion Software. Purchase here.
Convert your records to MP3’s directly to iPad, iPhone or iPod. Yep, really. Perfect for the lovers of music and gadgets. And the price… $77.00!
4. Edwin Jagger 3 piece shaver set from Shaver Shop. Purchase here.
There is nothing nicer than when a man has a really great shave (for them and us!). Plus it will look so great in the bathroom. $149.95.
5. Lifeproof Phone cases. Purchase here.
The name says it all. Ensuring that your phone is pretty much unbreakable and ‘lifeproof’ these phone cases are a must have for all men. No more scratches, broken glass or water logged phones… in fact, these phone covers are a must have for EVERYONE!! USD$79.99.
I hope I have given you some Christmas gift ideas inspiration. And the best part is you wont have to fight for a car bay…
Until next time…