August is a busy month for our Family… It is full of birthdays! Thankfully it is all over for another year but it did get me thinking… Is it just me or is coming up with the perfect gift so much more difficult these days?! I thought I would post some of my favourite items this month and possibly some gift ideas for when you are stuck for the perfect gift…
1. PHOTOBOOK FROM PhotoBox
Recently on our family trip away we swam with dolphins, of course being that it was a once in a lifetime experience we had a heap of photographs that were taken so we could all ‘remember that time we played with the dolphins’ but instead of putting them in an album to bring out once every couple of years I decided that a photobook would be the perfect way to have the photos on hand to look at often, it would become one of our favourite coffee table books to flick through whenever we wanted and show our family – I loved this one from PhotoBox. It was so easy to design and customise my own photobook and it was great value at $49.95 for 26 pages. There is a huge range of different sizes and shapes so there is something to suit everyone.
2. EUROPEAN COLLECTION CANDLES FROM BOMBARDIER DESIGNS
I love candles. I love monochrome. I love Bombardier Designs. This is not the first time I have written about the gorgeous candles from this amazing lady but it is the first time I have written about her new European collection. Also available from the new collection are initial cushion covers, monochrome of course! I was quick to make my purchase of the black Noir candle and cushion. My favourite collection of Bombardier Designs so far.
3. TOM FORD BOOK FROM AMAZON
I love giving books as gifts just as much as I love receiving books as gifts. It is something that can be held onto forever and even passed down through the generations. I especially love writing little personal messages in the front cover to the person I am gifting the book to, as a reminder of how special they are to me, unlike a greeting card that gets thrown away a message inside a book is one that will be able to be kept and re read anytime. For the fashionistas this book is one of the best. Available on Amazon.
4. A3 PRINT FROM THE LUST LIST
My office is filled with illustrations, I love them. Original illustrations can be expensive but sometimes artists like Sally Spratt from The Lust List will digitally print sketches and offer them for sale. Sally’s sketches are amazing! The perfect gift for the person who has everything. I love all of Sally’s work, and think she is incredible. You can purchase prints and cards from her online store here
5. BON BON PERFUME BY VIKTOR AND ROLF
This is my absolute favourite scent right now. Purchased for me from my daughter who spent an hour in the perfume section with her dad smelling every perfume on the shelf until she finally found one that she thought I would love. And I LOVE! Not only is the bottle so incredible sweet the fragrance is also so. Completely uh-bsessed. L O V E!
Until next time…