Well it is that time of year


Stumped for ideas?   Heres a few that might solve a present idea for you, some have been shown to us by the brand and i liked them and then some i just want to share but they are all great so take a look and hopefully you find some inspiration.

Christmas Gift Inspiration For Mums & Dads


Eco Store

Eco Store

Eco Store Hand Cream  RRP $12.99 for 75ml.  Non greasy, plant ingredient based and enriched with jojoba.

Eco Store Lip Balm Stick Peppermint  RRP $5.99  Keep one in your bag, love it.

Eco Store Body Butter RRP $19.99, 250g.  Non greasy and easily absorbs into your skin. Shea butter and Olive Oil extracts.

Available in Woolworths, Safeway, BabiesRUs and I've also seen it in some pharmacies. You can also purchase from their online store. I'm a big fan of the Eco Store body products this would make a very useful and caring gift.  Pop a Peppermint Lip Balm Stick in Mums stocking. 

You know, have a look at their soaps here on their website. Everyone loves a nice soap. These would make lovely little token gifts for teachers or coaches.   I have a bar of Coconut Soap but i can't bring myself to use it because it makes my desk smell like a holiday.





This is the top Adults board game for the year.  Full of quirky questions and cunning challenges.   "Look, Think and Find the Link"  Time challenged team game on a huge range of topics.  This game will keep the adults in stitches all summer long.

Available now from leading retailers.









Natura SibericaNatura Siberica

Oblepikha Body Butter 300ml RRP$22.99  If you have dry or dehydrated skin, maybe your skin sees a bit too much of the elements. This is deeply nourishes, restores and moisturisers.

Oblepikha Honey Body Scrub 300ml RRP$19.99  Cleans and Re-freshens, helps to eliminate toxins, leaving your skin soft and smooth. This product won a 'Best of Beauty' Award with Allure Magazine.

Oblepikha Hand Cream 75ml  RRP$14.99   "The Altai sea buckthorn cream butter and amaranth oil will provide daily nourishing and deep moisturizing for the skin. Cranberry seed oil nourishes the skin with essential vitamins, has a healing effect and perfectly protects the skin from harmful environmental influences."

Oblepikha Foot Cream 75ml  RRP$14.99  "The Altai sea buckthorn oil and Yakut sorrel intensively nourish and deeply moisturize the skin of the feet, for a long time while maintaining its softness. Sage oil has regenerative properties and antiseptic effect."  I think a pressie of a hand cream and a foot cream here would be perfect for a busy person whos body could use a little love.

Natura Siberica Revitalising Bath Salts  RRP$14.99  If you love to soak then this Wild Harvested Siberian Herbal Bath Salt tub of magic is for you. aaahhhhh

 Very pretty packaging aren't they?  They are also beautiful products. Nautura Siberica are Eco certified and are multi award winning for their environmental commitment.   These products are all reasonably priced there is a much wider range than what is here and they are available online and now at Chemist Warehouse.


George Foreman

 The George Foreman Mix & Go Pro was something we did a review on earlier in the year. Its still a pretty popular appliance at our place.  Use it as a blender or attach your go drink bottle and make your smoothies straight into the bottle. Avail at leading retailers you can read our review here.


Its quite a bit bulkier and heavier than a sandwich press or the popular George Foreman Grill BUT  its so much more than one of those. This gets used pretty much everyday here, sits on the bench ready for use.  This is The Champ All in One Grill

"The Champ's versatile design incorporates 2 ribbed grill plates and an additional deep dish baking pan, which are removable and can put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. The additional removable ceramic deep dish baking pan is perfect for preparing baked delights like lasagnes, frittatas, and even desserts for the whole family. It can also be used as a flat plate for eggs or paninis. The ceramic coating on the removable plates is dishwasher safe, PTFE and PFOA free, scratch resistant, stain resistant and fade resistant"

The ribbed plates still angle like the other GF Grill so the fat drips off and you can change the angle so it doesn't. The dish baking pan is great It makes a small banana bread in about 12mins!  You can set the temperature and it has a timer.

note:  We do find that they don't clean very well in the dishwasher so we gone back to hand washing the plates but the fact you can remove the plates is awesome. Easy to clean in the sink.    Works much better if you don't use spray cooking oils on it.

C-Lab & Co  Coffee scrub

This a brand new label in Australia and its made in Australia. 

This tub is of coffee scrubbing goodness is 330g and available at Priceline.




AXIS Fragrances

Axis Floral  100ml RRP$29.99   avail Chemist Warehouse My Chemist My Beauty Spot

An Oriental Floral fragrance for women. Axis Floral was launched in 2013. Top notes are bergamot, mandarin orange and grapefruit; middle notes are raspberry, peach, jasmine sambac and rose.  Would be a fun, light and young fragrance.

Axis Black Caviar 90ml  RRP$19.99 Stockist: Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist, My Beauty Spot

An Aromatic Spicy fragrance for men although it is really quite soft. Top notes are lavender, bergamot, mandarin orange and anise; middle notes are sea water, cardamom, pepper, nutmeg and juniper berries.



Julius Marlow

Does the man in your life need some new shoes?  I had the privilege of seeing a great range of the current collection the other week and gosh they are good looking footwear. 

Whether its Dress shoes, lace ups, Casual or Boots they have something modern and stylish

Long list of stockists so check out their website for more info here









If you are after something fun and unique for Dad or maybe Grandad?  How about your Kris Kringle?   I saw these guys earlier in the year on Shark Tank that channel 10 business reality competition show.  It was one of the few episodes i saw and i remembered these Bottlepops.    I have a Santa one for the festive season but you can get one with almost every sporting ball there is. There is also a V8 engine one which looks cool for the right bloke.

They are essentially a talking bottle opener.  Our Nice Santa (there is a naughty one too) says lots of funny things, its easy to use and guaranteed you wont lose it - unless the kids steal it cos its fun.   RRP $14.95ea  

Check out the Bottlepops Website here



Smash the lunchbox guys have a great new range of acrylic tumblers, wine glasses and champagne flutes which are perfect for sitting by the pool, picnics or even just out the back under a tree.  Great size glasses that wont break the bank and are less likely to break if you take outside for a bbq.   These are available now at Woolworths and BigW. 

There is also the white and gold Christmas Melamix ware which is also available in Woolies and Big W they are pretty inexpensive and would be great to have over the festive season.   I'm thinking that triple snack plate would be great with some treats for the neighbours.


What else?

Food and plants?  How about a special bottle of wine, some new sauces, favourite chocolates.  A Herb garden, vegetable seeds, a fruit tree or maybe a bonsai.

How about a voucher?  movie passes, store vouchers, beauty therapy, massage, food, outings, theatre shows  theres a voucher for everything now.

Subscription or memberships?  magazines, flowers, fruit, television, meals, month clubs, gym, lessons. apps or programs.

How about a donation gift?  Zoo fund donations - adopt an animal, world vision, Lifes little Treasures, Camp Quality.  Give not gift :)

What about free?  yay for free!   babysitting vouchers, solo time, dinner at home, cleaning, wash your car. I'll take a sleep in!



 Then again you can't go wrong with socks and undies

Merry Christmas xx