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25 Excellent Presents for Book Lovers

A kind of niche industry of ‘gifts for book lovers’ has popped up online, and some of the stuff you can get is actually quite good. If you know someone who has a favourite well-known author, chances are, there is some kind of gift that pays homage to that person or their work. From Hemingway […]

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Wee Trend: Gold Christmas Theme

After a year where metallics reigned supreme, it’s no surprise that one of the key themes to emerge for Christmas 2014 is gold. It’s certainly one of the more traditional and obvious Christmas themes, but this year it’s been interpreted with a modern and Scandinavian-inspired spin. Look to Ferm Living for inspiration and you’ll see […]

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Wee finds: Best Advent Calendars for 2014

Happy 1st of December! Do you have your Advent calendar up yet? I’ve dug out our old-school German Advent calendar to hang on the fridge, but we’ve already forgotten to open up the first door! I’ve noticed a growing trend for DIY Advent calendars this year, featuring boxes or pockets that can be filled with […]

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40 Best Christmas Presents for Little Girls

There is so much great stuff around for girls (aged three to 13) right now. I know I’ve gone for a rather predictable pink theme, but I’ve also included books with feisty female characters, fun and creative games and toys, as well as beautiful and inspirational new pieces for a little girl’s room that won’t […]

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40 Space-Themed Presents for Kids

Do you have a young person you’re buying for this Christmas who is perhaps more than a little interested in space? I do. He lives in my house and he’s almost four-years-old. And just about anything related to the moon, stars, planets and rockets catches his eye. I’ve had a few questions about present ideas […]

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Top 30 Presents Under $30

A stylish present doesn’t have to cost the earth, especially if it’s black and white. The two-tone look emerged as one of this year’s biggest trends in design and decor, and it goes with just about any colour palette. The best thing? It often looks more expensive than it actually is, which isn’t a bad […]

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40 Best Christmas Presents for Kids

I just pulled a pile of catalogues out of the letter box today. Now, usually, that is a good thing (I pay geeky attention to the Bunnings catalogue in particular), but right now, I’m seeing the same old toys and stuff for kids splashed across the pages of the big chain stores, advertising big discounts […]

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34 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Presents Under $20

Christmas can be costly, but you can find all sorts of affordable and unique wee gems from some of my favourite shops online. I’ve done the shopping for you, and found 34 drop-dead gorgeous presents for under $20 (Aussie dollars), from hand-stamped copper necklaces and designer Scandi babygros to handmade aftershave balm and beautiful art […]

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Top 12 Unique Gifts for Pet Owners on Etsy

Do you have any pet-owners or animal lovers on your Christmas present list? My top tip? Make a beeline for Etsy, which is chockers with all manner of personalised, custom-made and handcrafted presents for pets. Pet owners are usually rather fond of their animals, so a special, handcrafted pet accessory, or a customised portrait in […]

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12 gorgeous gift ideas for the girls – on Etsy

After something really special for the favourite ladies in your life? Go handcrafted for Christmas this year, and you’ll inspire present envy in all of her friends. Treat her to handmade organic soap, a personalised necklace, or a cheeky cup of ‘wine’. Here, my top 12 greatest Etsy picks for girls. Just click on each […]

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12 brilliant Christmas presents for babies – on Etsy

Nautical is a classic theme for babies and toddlers, and it’s also a pretty safe present that suits both boys and girls. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. From whale cushions and pirate artwork to sailor-style bloomers, there are loads of gorgeous and unique gift ideas on Etsy. Get ready to inspire […]

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