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Christmas Gift Guide: Save, Spend & Splurge


Gift: ‘The Slap’ by Christos Tsiolkas

Perfect for: The ‘hard to buy for’ man in you life…

‘The Slap’ is a strikingly tender social documentation of Australian society and one of the best books I have read in years. Rich, provocative and poignant, exploring themes of loyalty, friendship, marriage, class, gender politics, generation gaps, aboriginal assimilation, immigrant identity and, of course, corporal punishment *takes breath*. Clearly an ambitious agenda, yet executed as a fluid narrative, which remains morally ambiguous. If you haven’t read this yourself, you MUST pick up a copy… or just steal Dad’s before he has a chance to start 🙂

RRP $24.95. Available at Dymocks.


Gift: Glasshouse Leura Jasmine Blossoms Triple Scented Candle

Perfect for: The girl who has EVERYTHING…

Candles are generally not something that we purchase for ourselves, yet we adore them. We love the fragrant tendrils of scent that drift lazily around the room. We love the romance of gently flickering candlelight in a darkened room. We love playing with the hot wax 🙂 This gorgeous candle from Glasshouse has a burn time of up to 80 hours and contains a fragrant blend of jasmine, lilac and cherry blossom – YUM!

RRP $36.95. Available from selected pharmacies and department stores nationwide.



Gift: Dr. LeWinns’s Skin Cell Renewal Gift Set

Perfect for: The skin-care nazi…

This classic gift set features an essential daily skin care routine from Dr. LeWinn’s best-selling Skin Cell Renewal range. Cleanse and tone with the Gentle Facial Cleanser and Refining Toner to lift impurities and refine pores. Follow with Day Cream Moisturiser, an emollient rich cream formulated with Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), anti-oxidants and multi-vitamins, to rejuvenate and nourish skin. Treat your hands to the intensive Hand & Nail Cream to maintain optimum softness and condition. This is ALWAYS on my bestie’s xmas wishlist.

RRP $89.95 (Value $141.24.) Dr. LeWinn’s gift sets are available until sold out at selected Priceline stores and leading pharmacies.




Gift: A 1 Month Introductory Unlimited Power Living Yoga Pass

Perfect for: The health-nut…

Hot Yoga, or ‘Bikram Yoga’ as it’s more commonly referred to, is fast becoming a hugely popular physical and spiritual outlet. Simultaneously refine and tone your body while relaxing and releasing toxins in a 30+ degree environment. I’ve VERY recently become a fan of hot yoga and despite sweating like a pig in heat I felt amazeballs afterwards. For the inclined Sydneysiders, bop along to one of the three locations to enjoy the downward dog – TOTES recommended 😉

$99 – Power Living is based in Manly, Bondi and Neutral Bay.


Gift: Samantha Wills Gold Jasper Bracelet

Perfect for: The fashionista…

So very Nicole Richie, this snake cuff adds a stylish edge to any outfit. Finished in antique gold plating, the ‘Jasper’ bangle transcends boho to rock chic before jetting you over the sands of Morocco. Swoon.

RRP $99. Click here to purchase. 

Gift: L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream

Perfect for: Mum…

Voted as the international Beauty Bible’s Number 1 ‘Anti-Ageing Miracle Cream’, this anti-ageing potion has provided women all over the world with a more youthful complexion. Formulated with patented Immortelle extract (a flower that never wilts, even when picked), which stimulates the production of collagen, boosts micro-circulation and protects against free radicals. Combined with Myrtle essential oils, which boost collagen and elsatin, the Immortelle Divine Cream restores vitality and radiance, to slow down the ageing process.  Designed to ensure visibly firmer skin that retains youthful properties, this is one ‘miracle’ cream that ACTUALLY WORKS!

RRP $139.95. Available at all L’Occitane botiques and David Jones counters.



Perfect for: The girl who is anything but ordinary…

The Tiffany Bezet follows the contours of oval and cushion modified brilliant yellow diamonds, accentuating their shape in streamlined 18k gold bezel settings. Elegant, modern and simply radiant. These babies have prime position on my lust list. ONE DAY KELLY.

Available at Tiffany & Co boutiques (visit to find the nearest location). POA.
Gift: A 26 Piece Professional Brush Range Personally Designed by Rae Morris.

Perfect for: The beauty junkie…

There couldn’t be a more perfect present for the girl with a penchant for prodz than a brush-set personally designed by the world’s most renowned makeup artist; Rae Morris! As Rae says, “When I’m asked what you need to do amazing makeup, the answer is simple – amazing brushes! The right brushes make everything easier and a lot more fun! Over the last 2 years, I have personally designed and tested each brush to ensure that they are the best in the world. These brushes, your brushes, are the brushes I use everyday as a professional makeup artist. I honestly could not do makeup without them.”

Each brush is individually hand-made, PETA approved, pressure contoured and has a cute recycled bamboo handle. EDITOR’S PICK ♥

RRP $699. Click here to purchase.

Gift: Boss by Hugo Boss Watch

Perfect for: The slightly spoilt man in your life…

This classic analogue watch by Hugo Boss features a large round face with an effortless dial, notch numbers and a crocodile effect leather strap. Uber chic. I know plenty of boys who would simply jizz their pants after unwrapping this bad boy.

RRP $253.50. Click here to purchase. 

Happy xmas shopping betches. Let me know if you need any more ideas!


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