It’s all to easy to lapse into default at Christmas isn’t it? When you’re wondering what to give the woman who has everything, or who appears to have everything, it’s really hard not to slip into gifting ‘the smellies’ option. Er, know what I mean?
To tell you the truth, I’ve seen my dear Mum sitting around the Christmas tree with hand lotion, perfume, talcum powder, foot scrub, body scrub, body lotion and soap, given by adoring relatives and grandchildren – who know she doesn’t smell. Not one bit!
I have no idea how she gets through the mountain of sweet bodily treats before the next avalanche descends on her for her birthday in June.
I expect I’ve got it coming too. Not that I mind. Because I rarely treat myself to the really nice smelly things. Do you?
Mostly, you see, I go for pretty basic stuff when I’m buying so, don’t get me wrong, I’m not averse to receiving ‘the smellies’ at all.
What to give the woman who has everything – here’s something different.
Anyway, if you do want to give something a little more unique this year, then here are a few ideas which I hope you’ll find useful and the gift receiver will LOVE 🙂 rather than just Like.
Travel and Living Leather Handbags
I’ve just discovered Travel and Living Collection, and written about them and their inspiring creator here: Can’ts into Cans, Dreams into Plans and Stylish Leather Handbags. Christin designs and makes truly beautiful leather hand bags of all shapes and sizes. Each one is practically unique due to the leather tanning process, so you can be sure you’re giving something super special. Check out the Travel and Living website for more beautiful designs – including bags, purses and accessories.
Vintage Look Bangles
These antique look silver bangles are gorgeous and when I wear them (practically all the time) I get so many compliments. They are dainty and sparkly and discreet, but at the same time they make a statement. Check out Meltz Beads for these and other inexpensive jewellery options. But be quick because at $29.99 these are a hot item and selling fast.
A Good Read from Africa with love
Need an interesting novel that in most likelihood your friend, mother, grandmother hasn’t yet read? For something a little different buy Cathy Donald’s interesting novel, The Reluctant Cuckoo ([easyazon_link identifier=”B01LY2GB3C” locale=”US” tag=”souswawri-20″]Here on Amazon for just $9.99[/easyazon_link]) about adoption across the colour bar in South Africa. You can read more about Cathy and how she came to write the book Here.
Travel Fridge Magnets
I love all of Linda’s products and I think you will too. Pop over to Journey Jottings for some fantastic and creative map journals, magnets and other related gift ideas for friends who might be going on a trip this summer. Who doesn’t love to be reminded of favourite places? These quirky hand drawn pictorial Map Magnets are available for 32 regions from across Australia. You can find out if your favourite place is covered for Eastern Australia here
and for Western Australia here.
Made of sturdy tin with a super strong magnet you can rest assured those To Do lists will remain firmly front of mind affixed to the front of your fridge! Just $5.95ea they make a perfect stocking filler or little extras for your travelling buddies.
I was gifted a Nutri Bullet and we all love it. Especially my daughter who whizzes up healthy concoctions nearly every day. I wrote more about it Here,
A Nutri Bullet is the ultimate healthy gift idea – don’t give a man fish, give him a fishing rod and all that 😉 The Nutri Bullet makes sure we take care of our daily fruit and vegetable servings in a super-effective and tasty way.
You could, if you know the person well, give them something to support a charity instead? Gift them a well in India, or a wheelbarrow in Ethiopia, of polio vaccines or textbooks for children, blankets or emergency relief packages. At Unicef Australia there are some fantastic options to choose from.
Last but not least!
And last but not least. Well, if you’re still wondering what to give the woman who has everything, then give the lady smellies if you must!
and now for the weekly …
Happy Shopping Lifestylers! But tell us do, in the comments section – what would you like for Christmas?
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