Okay so not to panic you or anything, but Christmas is only a few DAYS away! If your really starting to scratch your head about what to get that special someone then I might just have the answers for you with a gift guide that is full of practical and purposeful gifts!
No unwanted re-gifting worthy “because I had no idea” types here!
Now some would say I’m an authority on this topic, so you may of may not be reading my actual wish list, but here are some fool proof gifts for all the mama’s I can guarantee will get a a work out in her day-to-day life!
A Hip Bag
Because we don’t always want to be lugging around the massive nappy bag, or it’s finally time to retire it. A great cross body or hip bag is great because it’s easy to transition from day to night. Something big enough to carry your phone, cards and lippy and anything in a solid colour like black or metallic to match with any outfit.
My pick is the Daydream Hip Bag from Mimco Fountain Gate
Hair Dryer/Hair Straightener
Okay don’t lie! You’ve had that thing for about a decade and it’s been on it’s last leg for the last two years – at least! Unbeknowingly it’s likely doing more damage that good just frying your hair but you cannot bring yourself to upgrade!
This is the perfect gift to pop on you Christmas list and let ‘Santa’ spoil you with a new one!
My pick is the Nocturne Deluxe V Styler & Air Gift Set from Hairhouse Warehouse Fountain Gate.
Technology in cameras has come such a way in recent years, and with the introduction of mirrorless cameras to the market is has opened up for people looking to up their game but not commit to thousands and thousands for equipment to get a great professional camera to capture all those special moments.
Not only is this a great idea, and a gift that’s going to get an epic amount of use over time but it also means you’ve covered yourself for future gift giving with accessories and lenses – trust me it becomes addictive.
My pick is the Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark III from Ted’s Camera House Fountain Gate.
Okay so I know sometimes vouchers can feel a bit “I couldn’t be bothered” but if you get the right thing than it can be a well thought out and purposeful gift!
A makeup voucher is great because your not going to know someone elses shade of foundation or their pick for an eyeshadow pallet but every girl needs new makeup.
A spa voucher is also a great idea because mum isn’t likely to just take herself off for a day of pamper on her own dime and time so make sure you treat her to a little something special and get some much need me time.
My pick is a Mecca Maxima voucher and a Endota Spa voucher both from Westfield Fountain Gate.
For The Kids
Okay, now here is also my time to shine! When it comes to buying for the kids, I myself am like a kid at Christmas – I just cannot help myself. That being said I like to keep it practical and not over do it. Kids already have enough toys!
This is a great idea because not only is it a bigger item that all your kids can get use out of, but it doubles as toy storage – I AM A FREAKING GENIUS!!! Pop all the accessories and even books and puzzles etc in the cupboards and draws.
My pick is the Deluxe Wooden Kitchen Playset from Kmart Fountain Gate.
Swimwear and Accessories
Well this is a no brainer, it’s summer in Australia! And the kids have likely grown out of last years togs. Throw in some pool floats and sun smart accessories like hat and sunnies and your sorted for the year!
My pick is the Junior Girls Shara Swimsuit, Beach Wide Brim, Pom Pom Bag, Pumpt Float and Sunnylife Bubble Camera all from Bardot Kids Fountain Gate.
I’m not sure what it is but my kids are absolutely stoked to get new pyjamas! And well, you do wear them every night so again a practical little gift.
My pick is Junior Girls Harry PJ Set and Junior Girls Star Wars Set from Peter Alexander Fountain Gate.
Dad’s can be tricky sometimes, especially when they tell you they “just want a hug” for Christmas. But let’s be honest, dad’s are the king of practical so I’ve got some foolproof gift ideas to spoil dad this Christmas.
I don’t know about you, but my husband is always asking me to cut his hair and trim his beard – because apparently he thinks that barber is on that long list of roles I take on in our household.
I thought I’d spoil dad (and free up my hands) with a few little accessories to help him style his own hair!
My pick is Dear Barber Grooming Kits from Hairhouse Warehouse at Westfield Fountain Gate.
Because cute pajamas for the kids wasn’t enough, now let’s get dad matching! Let’s be real, blokes just never buy this sort of stuff for themselves, and without fail the current set they’re wearing are likely from a century that doesn’t start with 2!
My pick is Harry Potter Short Sleep Short and Star Wars Short Sleep Short from Peter Alexander Fountain Gate
So again, if you keep it practical and purposeful then you cannot go wrong. A Westfield voucher is a great idea because it means dad can hit up the movies, grab some new threads and even stop in at TGI Fridays’ for dinner – hey I know! He can take mum on a date night? Yup told you it’s a genius idea 😉
Need to fit in some last minute shopping?
Never fear, because Westfield Fountain Gate is open late ALL WEEK.
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