With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it would be helpful to share some of my gift ideas for your family and friends. Luckily I've finished my Christmas shopping but for those who do not have too much time I thought I'd create a little gift guide that is super easy, doesn't require too much time or effort and is something your loved one with LOVE!
Let's start with The Body Shop, they have some incredible gift packs that are pre-wrapped for boys and girls of any age. For a friend, sister or mother I'd recommend The Mango Bliss Box. It comes with a shower gel, body butter, body scrub, soap and bath lily. This comes in different flavours such as Strawberry, Coconut & more. It looks absolutely gorgeous! And no girl (or boy) can have enough stuff from The Body Shop.
Now for the men in your life. brothers, dads, boyfriends etc. The Body Shop does some great shaving gift packs. I don't know much about shaving but I feel like this is something all guys need. It smells good too!
kikki.K Also has some very cute gift packs for those who love putting pen to paper. My favourite is this one for the DIY lover. It comes with the Paper Lover's Book which includes stickers, bunting, wrapping paper & more. It also includes two different tape styles and an adorable pen! I love the style of this set and would appreciate getting this as a gift.
Wow! Lush has soooo many beautiful gift packs. The hardest thing about buying a Lush gift pack is choosing which one! I guess it depends what the person you're buying for likes but my favourite is the Christmas Candy Gift Box. First of all the packaging is right up my alley, so pretty and colourful. Secondly the contents is amazing! It comes with Rock Star Soap, Snow Fairy Shower Gel, Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb, Candy Mountain Bubble Bar. I'm impressed.
How adorable are these PJ's from Peter Alexander!? I asked for these for Christmas as I usually just wear an old T-Shirt and some PJ bottoms from Cotton-On Body... There's nothing really wrong with that because its comfy, but I wanted to have something cuter! I feel like every girl loves a pair of cute PJ's from Peter Alexander.
For those who love their music (AKA everyone) a new speaker for the house or room is a very practical and fun idea. I found this one which I think is the perfect speaker! All you have to do is put your phone on top of the speaker and press play & music fills the room... No cables needed! I know this is something my friends or siblings would love.
This three pack of Dusk candles looks and smells beautiful! My go-to gift for someone who is hard to buy for is candles! Everyone loves candles.
If you're struggling for ideas for someone who is very difficult to buy for try looking at TV series sets... Everyone watches TV and if you know they love a certain show or have been wanting to watch a certain show then this could be the perfect give idea.
Heres my suggestion for TV Shows:
Game of Thrones: https://www.bigw.com.au/product/game-of-thrones-season-1-4/p/WCC100000000175605/
Next is this new Jamie Oliver recipe book, I was going to buy this for someone but turns out they already had it! I feel like anyone who likes to cook loves Jamie Oliver, so how about you buy them his new cook book: Everyday Super Food.
The new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is a must-have for all makeup lovers right now. It's such a gorgeous palette and is very popular with many great reviews. It is on the pricey side so if this isn't in your price range, try look at Mecca Maxima or Sephora stores for something else a little cheaper. Such as a lipstick from NARS or eyeshadow palette from Too Faced!
And that is all the gifts I can think of right now! I hope this helps in the lead up to Christmas and good luck with your Christmas shopping. I'm sure whatever you buy; your loved one will love. In the end it's always the thought that counts the most.
Side note: I don't believe Christmas is all about the presents, for me it is more about bringing family & friends together and enjoying each others company. So I really wish for everyone to have a magical day and remember to appreciate everything you have because others don't have it that lucky.
I recently donated a bunch of clothes and toys to a charity called Lifeline, remember this holiday season is all about giving back, if you have anything to give don't hesitate! I'm sure someone will really appreciate it.
Thankyou for reading & MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Hi everyone, welcome back to another blog post.
Hope you're all doing well!
My friends & I travelled up to O'Reilly's Rainforest which is about an hour drive from The Gold Coast to check out the amazing views and rainforest. The drive up is quite scary if I'm honest, you're driving up right next to a cliff without rails. The roads are usually one lane road with cars coming from both directions and when you come around a corner you have no idea if there is another car coming from the other direction. I was glad my friend drove instead of me...
But it is all worth it once you get up there! They have some amazing cabins with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Perfect for a weekend away/retreat. We stopped a couple times on the way up to take photos of the stunning views.
We planned to stop at the lama farm on the way up, where you can feed the lama's for only $3! Unfortunately they were closed on Tuesday's and we went up on a Tuesday. *Cries*
Once arriving at the top of the mountain (to my relief as I was feeling car sick) we got some lunch at the little cafe. We all got pies but as O'Reilly's is known for their bird feeding, the birds surrounded us and were not scared to get as close as landing on our arms & heads. I usually like birds but not when they're trying to steal my food... Haha
After finishing our lunch we walked over to the rainforest and followed a trail to a waterfall called Picnic Rock. After walking for quite a while we started to doubt we were going to find it. We kept following the signs but had no idea how long the walk actually was and kept thinking "Maybe we took a wrong turn..."
Soon we started to hear the waterfall which gave us hope, after running into an old couple coming back from the trail assured us we were going the right way.
And the waterfall was very pretty, we sat for a while and rested while snacking on Malteasers & Skittles, which was probably a bad idea because it made us feel a bit sick... Next time we'll pack proper food.
The walk back seemed longer and more difficult. Especially because we were tired and now were walking uphill. But we were looking forward to getting home.
The walk in the end was almost 7km which is not something I do everyday. We weren't exactly prepared for that long of a walk, wearing thongs (flip flops) and normal clothes...
Despite this we did have a really good day and was good to get out and do something different.
I also vlogged this day on my YouTube channel, click the photo below to check it out :)
Thanks for reading, I post on here every week so I'll see you next week.