With only 22 sleeps until Christmas, the pressure is on for those of us who approach festive shopping more as a contact sport than a well-researched, and already completed task.
Seems like the right time to offer up a selection of the best gift guides of 2014, to give you some ideas for the perfect present.
If you’re going to brave the crowds at Chadstone or Emporium Melbourne, or give your credit card a work-out online, you want it to be worthwhile.
There’s nothing better than the look on someone’s face when they open a gift and you can tell they really like it – I call that look a ‘non re-gifting’ face.
Here are some tips and guides to finding just the right gifts, but you better hop to it!
Gifts for Kids
You may have your own kids covered as far as gifts go, but what about nieces and nephews and other special kids you know?
Busy mum of three, shopping aficionado and blogger Vanessa from Style & Shenanigans has gifts for the kids covered HERE. Her checklist is really handy too!
Gifts for Guys
If you’re stuck for ideas for the men in your life, Sonia from Sonia Styling has you covered.
Sonia was recently named one of the Top 5 Beauty & Lifestyle Bloggers in this year’s Kidspot Voices of 2014 Awards – she knows a thing or two about stylish gift giving. Sonia’s suggestions for presents for the fellas can be found HERE.
If you want to steer clear of the mass-produced, there’s always the option of seeking out something handcrafted and unique. This can be a great way to find something really special for your best friend, your sister or someone you want to spoil.
If you’d rather visit a market this weekend, or buy directly from a local maker, Dee from Wild About Melbourne has gathered her favourite things into one place.
The Gift of Help
If you truly want to surprise and delight someone, a gift voucher from Help On The Way could be just the thing.
Give your mum the gift of getting a professional cleaner in after she’s hosted the whole clan on Christmas Day, or treat your brother and his partner to the gift of a babysitting voucher so they can hit the town on New Year’s Eve.
We can tailor a voucher for you. It’s as simple as contacting us on 9527 6688 or emailing us at email@example.com.