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Cool Father’s Day gifts to spoil dad

21st August, 2020

Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re probably on the hunt for just the right gift. I’ve always loved shopping for my dad an and Luke as it’s my opportunity to spoil them and show them how much the kids and I appreciate everything that they do, and the wonderful fathers they are.

I’ve rounded up some great gifts at every price point and a present to suit every kind of dad. Whether you’re buying for a dad who loves being sporty, a fashion-loving dad who’s into gorgeous accessories, or dad who loves nothing more than being outdoors, there’s a gift to put a smile on their face.

To all the dads out there—Have a great Father’s Day!

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Spoil mum during this iso Mother’s Day

2nd May, 2020

While Mother’s Day this year won’t be quite the same as previous years there’s still no reason why you can’t make mum feel special and show her your appreciation—even if it may have to be done remotely.

With online shopping still very much open and going strong, it’s a great way to ensure that you can still give mum a nice treat on Mother’s Day if you can’t be there with her in person.

So to help you get your gift search underway I’ve rounded up some great picks that are sure to impress. And whether you’ve got cash to burn and really, really want to spoil your mum this year, or you want to send a small but super thoughtful gift, there are plenty of gift options here that will fit the bill.

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Valentine’s Day gifts to spoil your number one

10th February, 2020

Our favourite special day of love is just around the corner and it’s the perfect opportunity to spoil your other half or alternatively… spoil yourself! It’s a win-win situation either way and there are some truly gorgeous things out there right now that will put a smile on your beloved’s face (or yours).

So whether you want to go all out and buy a designer beauty that will truly impress or you’re after a small token of love to mark the occasion, then I’ve got you covered. There are these thoroughly perfect heart-shaped sunnies that will surely make you smile every time you wear them or this luxe leather overnight bag that will be treasured for years to come.

Start scrolling to find just the right present for number one…

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Gift ideas for the fashionista in your life

14th December, 2019

If you’ve got a fashion lover in your life it can often be hard to pinpoint exactly what to get them. Everyone’s got their own unique aesthetic, and for those who are particularly into all things style, it also comes with a love for particular brands, trends and looks.

So if you’ve been scratching your head of late, trying to find just the right thing for your mum, sister, or friend who simply adores fashion then you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve rounded up everything from accessories that will instantly lift an outfit to jewellery that will make the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble. There’s also some gorgeous lifestyle pieces including coffee table books that will elevate any room and ultra luxe scented candles to add a dreamy scent to a room. Don’t blame me if you end up finding a few extra things on your Christmas wish list!

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24 gift ideas that will impress dad on Father’s Day

23rd August, 2019

It’s that time of year again where we go in search of something other than underpants or socks for the dads in our life. With Father’s Day just around the corner, you may be in need of a little inspo to help find just the perfect present. I know I’m always scouring my favourite stores and sites to try and find just the perfect present for my dad and Luke. And this year, it seems there’s plenty on hand to put a smile on any dads face. So whether your dad is a keen outdoorsman, a sports fanatic or loves nothing more than dressing up in his favourite finery, there’s definitely something here to earn you status as world’s best child. In fact, maybe consider stocking up again for next year!

Shop my edit of Father’s Day gift ideas below…

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My favourite things to do/receive on Mother’s Day

3rd May, 2019

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to spoil your mum and show her just how much you appreciate her. In case you’re at a loss for what to get her this year, I’ve decided to share my favourite gift ideas — things I’ve got my own mum in the past and things I’ve received. These five things have always been a success on the gift front and I’m sure they’ll put a smile on your mum’s face too.

Spa Treatment

Image from Gillian Adams

You’d be hard pressed to find a frazzled, busy mum who wouldn’t welcome being gifted a relaxing massage. I’ve always been really excited to be given a massage as a present as it means I can have a little time to myself. Plus not only is it usually something that most mums wouldn’t regularly purchase for themselves but it’s a luxe way for them to unwind.

My fave: A warmstone massage from Gillan Adams, Turramurra

High Tea

Going to high tea is one of my favourite things to do, especially with my mum. I think it’s a lovely way to spend Mother’s Day and a great idea for a gift as you can enjoy a nice meal and spend some quality time together too.

My faves: Burnt Orange and Gunner’s Barracks, Mosman

Perfume

I have a weakness for beautiful fragrances so I’m always thrilled to receive a new addition to my perfume wardrobe. The great thing about being gifted perfume is that every time you wear it you’re reminded of the person who gave it to you. I’m sure any mum would be happy to receive a lovely new scent this Mother’s Day.

My faves: Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb and Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede

Books

I always enjoy looking for books to give to my mum and I myself love receiving new tomes to add to my collection. I’m a fan of biographies so I always gravitate towards that genre, and I’m particularly keen to read Michelle Obama’s book Becoming.

My faves: Becoming, Michelle Obama and The Audrey Hepburn Treasures

Personalised Gifts

Adding a personal touch to a present is always a guaranteed way to ensure any gift is a success. I think creating a crafty gift is always lovely when you’ve got younger kids, and they really enjoy making it too. And given we all have so many memories stored on our phones I think anything photo related is always such a beautiful present, especially these days when it’s so easy to print or create something special with just a few clicks on your mobile.

My faves:

Mini Mothers Day Kit, Hand in Hand Activity Kits

Image via Hand in Hand Activity Kits website

Picture Postie photo gifts

Picture Postie do great personalised photo gifts
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12 gift ideas that will put a smile on dad’s face on Father’s Day

24th August, 2018

Father’s Day is almost here once again and I’ve been busy trying to find the perfect present for Luke and of course my dad. It’s always a fun exercise but it can admittedly become a little tricky trying to pinpoint just the perfect gift for them both. Do I go down the clothes route? Perhaps a great accessory? Or maybe something that’s a little more utilitarian and they can get plenty of use out of? If you’re in the same boat then never fear because I’ve rounded up my edit of top picks to put a serious smile on any dad’s face come September 2.

Nike sportswear tech crinkled bomber jacket

A great casual jacket with a distinctly sporty edge that’s ideal for off duty wear.

Ralph Lauren shawl collar cardigan

A cosy cardigan that will add a touch of polish to any look.

Happy Socks gift set

If your dad’s a fan of making a statement then this collection of vibrant socks will certainly add a spring to his step.

boohooMAN sneakers

You can never go wrong with a trusty pair of trainers, especially in a versatile shade like black.

Burton funnel neck vest

This is the perfect addition to any trans-seasonal wardrobe and can easily work back with a variety of different outfits.

Tom Ford conditioning beard oil

Spoil dad with this luxe beard oil that’s guaranteed to keep facial hair soft, supple and polished.

Saba Jackson crew top

An ultra wearable top that can be mixed and matched with most things in any man’s wardrobe.

Marcs Men Bourke credit card holder

If your dad wants to go sleek and chic in the wallet department then consider a card holder that will keep all his necessities organised.

Beats by Dre earphones

A slightly more discreet version of Beats by Dre’s usual headphone style this is ideal for any man on the go.

Calibre double monk leather shoe

Dress up any look with a great pair of leather shoes that have a distinctly classic feel.

Google Home Mini

The ultimate accessory for any gadget fan, this is a handy addition to any home.

Calibre Alfred regular tie

A striking pattern that’s also discreet enough to work back with a variety of different shirts and suits.

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Luxe Mother’s Day gift ideas that will spoil any mum

4th May, 2018

They support us endlessly, are always there to listen and can always be counted upon to give great advice— take a bow mums of the world! My mum is without a doubt my hero and has shaped who I am today so I love spoiling her on Mother’s Day. It’s my little way of saying thanks for everything she does for me and my family every single day of the year. If you’re looking for the ultimate gift to give to your mama, these luxe picks are guaranteed to put a smile on her face.

Simone Rocha bow embellished satin slides

Vibrant red slides, with a too-cute-for-words bow adornment will please any fashion loving mum.

Saint Laurent heart coin purse

Adorable and practical. A winning combination!

Gucci GG bloom wallet

This beautiful wallet is one that any mum will be excited to carry around.

Gucci Diamantissima Collection watch

I’m a big fan of gorgeous timepieces. I’m sure this sleek style by Gucci would be well received.

SK-II R.N.A Power Face Cream

Beautiful skin is the gift that keeps on giving. And using this SK-II cream everyday will feel like a mini spa treatment every time.

The Cook’s Atelier

A cookbook filled with delicious recipes that will excite any foodie.

Gucci crystal embellished logo hair clip

A touch of luxury that’s understated and well, oh-so practical too!

Alexander McQueen printed silk chiffon scarf

This beautiful bold scarf will make for the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

Alexander McQueen gold faux pearl brooch

Accessories don’t get much more luxe than this. A statement-making piece for the mum who loves her accoutrements to take centre stage.

Melissa Joy Manning 14-karat gold earrings

Simple and stunning, these will get a daily workout.

Samantha Wills heart bracelet

This bracelet will please any minimalist loving mum.

Skin travel set

Does your mum travel a lot? This set comprises of understated wardrobe basics that can easily be mixed and matched during a getaway.

 

 

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Christmas gift guide for the fashionista in your life

11th December, 2017

Whether it’s your mum, sister or best friend if you have a fashionista in your life, Christmas shopping can either be a) be all kinds of fun because you can also stumble upon some goodies for your wish list or b) is a gruelling expedition trawling online and bricks and mortar stores alike for days on end trying to find the right thing. If it’s the latter, this year I’m making shopping just that little bit easier. I’ve rounded up my top gift picks that will put a smile on any fashion-obsessed loved one’s face. So if you’re looking to win major brownie points and spoil someone rotten or just want a budget-conscious gift that’s still guaranteed to impress these gift ideas will certainly get the ball rolling…

Saint Laurent Jerry bow-tie sunglasses

Black sunglasses are a classic addition to any woman’s wardrobe however the geometric style frames on this pair make it a knockout accessory.

Aquazzura Forever Marilyn pumps

Who wouldn’t want to find a beautiful pair of shoes under the tree? These are classic with a hint of playfulness with the tassel embellishment and cut-out detail.

Balenciaga bug silver tone ring

You can never go wrong with a piece of jewellery. This is for the fashionista who loves her accessories to be a talking point.

Studio.W marbled candle

The marble trend shows no signs of waning and this will add a luxe touch to any home.

Gucci new ace leather trainers

Gucci anything is a surefire way to guaranteed gift giving success, most especially a pair of trainers that are versatile and ultra chic.

Katerina Makriyianni earrings

Let me say it once again: you can never go wrong with jewellery. The vibrant stones in these earrings make them the ideal head-turning addition to any outfit.

Chloé Nile small leather shoulder bag

This on-trend style is an ultra stylish shoulder bag that’s the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble.

Aquazzura powder puff pom pom slides

With its adorable pom pom feature, this is the ideal shoe for the woman in your life who loves to have fun with what she wears.

Gucci leather wallet

A great wallet is always a welcome addition to any fashion lover’s wardrobe. Loving the floral detail on this style.

Vix bikini top + briefs

A black bikini is a beach staple and with its gold detail, this set by Vix will add a touch of glam to any trip to the seaside.

Ancient Greek slides

Slides are without a doubt one of the shoes to have this summer. Ancient Greek sandals are not only comfortable and well made, this particular shade will go with virtually any outfit.

Jo Malone London body crème collection

Cute packaging and gorgeous scents make this body crème collection a Christmas crowd pleaser.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: present ideas for every kind of dad

31st August, 2017

Father’s Day is quickly creeping up and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect gifts to give Luke and my dad. In the process, I’ve stumbled across lots of really great present ideas that I’m sure will put a smile on any dad’s face come September 3. Whether your dad is sporty, fashion conscious or outdoorsy, if you’re after last minute gift options I’ve got them covered.

Shop my picks below…

Gucci embroidered leather sneakers

A great pair of kicks—especially of the Gucci variety—is a great way to spoil a fashion loving dad. These sneakers are versatile so you can bet your dad will have them on high rotation.

Kjus golf jacket

What better accessory for a day out on the green than this waterproof golf jacket.

Polo Ralph Lauren striped jersey shirt

A striped tee is a classic and would be the perfect addition to dad’s off duty wardrobe.

Jacquard Shawl knit

Help dad stay cosy and stylish at the same time with a gorgeous knit.

Trenery Vincent scarf

A lightweight wool scarf will help dad navigate the sometimes unpredicatable trans-seasonal weather .

Lanvin knitted silk tie

For the man who loves to look dapper, a knitted tie adds a fashion forward touch to any ensemble.

Emporio Armani Luigi watch

A beautiful timepiece always makes a thoughtful gift.

Trenery Brendon Eva Derby shoe

Elevate dad’s shoe wardrobe with this derby in a luxe suede with a chic statement sole.

Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano suitcase

If your dad is a frequent flyer quality luggage would help him jetset in style.

Links of London classic gold t-bar cufflinks

If you really, really want to spoil dad this year then these cufflinks would definitely fit the bill. They’re definitely an investment piece but a pair of gilded cufflinks would take your dad’s look next-level.

Aesop Facial Balancing Gel

Aesop always do beautiful skincare and this facial gel enriched with vitamin C will deliver light hydration to the skin and is an ultra easy addition to dad’s grooming regimen.

Polo Ralph Lauren cap

This versatile cap will quickly become a weekend staple and add a bold pop of colour to any look.

Tom & Teddy swim short

If your dad hasn’t updated his swimmers for years, a pair of fun swim shorts will quickly have him looking on trend at the beach.

Lululemon shorts

For the fitness fiend father a pair of cool shorts will be a welcome addition to his gym wardrobe.

Trenery leather overnight bag

A beautiful leather weekender bag is the type of gift dad will have for years to come.

Happy Socks Father’s Day gift box

Socks have always been a reliable go-to Father’s Day gift option but when they’re this vibrant and fun they’re definitely guaranteed to put a smile on dad’s face.