THE COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS IS ON.
You can put it off for as long as you like, but that day is still going to arrive and gifts are expected.
Who are you buying for and truly…..what do they really need?
Many of you are shopping for gifts that will end up in the bin; being regifted or returned to shops that don’t want them back. Trust me!
TOP 5 CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR THOSE WHO WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
We all love to have our moments these days. We are all so busy being busy that we don’t think to STOP and enjoy something. Look at upcoming events in your city: concerts, plays or the ballet, music and food and wine festivals. Buy tickets for an event on line. You can even look at some websites who sell adrenalin experiences not for the faint hearted. Goodness, you can even buy a ‘drive in a Ferrari’ for 25 minutes. That’s cool.
BUY A MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION: https://www.isubscribe.com.au/
Yes, there are some magazines that people like to read cover to cover and keep for a rainy day. I admit to a passion for The Australian Women’s Weekly, but only buy when I go on holiday because I never have the time in my day to day life to enjoy a good flick. Vogue, Vogue Living, Donna Hay, Delicious – all great magazines that can offer a year long subscription at reasonable rates.
BUY A FLOWER SUBSCRIPTION: https://petalandrose.com.au/
Who doesn’t like to receive fresh flowers? Petal and Rose is busy planning for lots of flower subscriptions as we head towards Christmas Days. You can select how many weeks of fresh flowers you wish to gift to your Mum, sister, aunties, friends or girlfriend. Petal and Rose delivers to Malvern, Armadale, Toorak, South Yarra, Hawthorn, Caulfield and more. All flowers are bought fresh on the day of delivery and there’s no delivery charges added. Pick your colours, pick ‘wrapped’ or ‘in a vase’ and I will fix the rest. How easy is that and it’s a gift that keeps on giving for as many weeks as you choose.
You can purchase gift certificates for most of Melbourne’s coolest restaurants. Eating out has become our new normal and there’s so many cuisines on offer. You could try Hobba cafe in Malvern or my personal favourite: Pretty Little in Carlisle Street, St Kilda. Yum.
BUY A LEARNING EXPERIENCE: https://southmelbournemarket.com.au/cooking-school/ or https://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/melbournes-best-workshops
Holy Moly there are courses for courses – on line; in store; you can learn just about anything these days from flower arrangements to making bread; from learning about how to use Social Media for your business to how to look after your Bonsai. Have a look on line for any point of interest that you think your loved ones might like.
There you go. You don’t have to buy ‘stuff and things’ – there are so many alternatives to choose from.
The other great advantage of my Top 5 Christmas Gift ideas is that you don’t have to hit the road; deal with the traffic and bring home wrapping paper.