We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
There aren’t many better feelings in the world than giving someone a gift they really, truly love. But, with all the anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, baby-showers and all those other special milestones, choosing gifts that are unique, thoughtful and perfect for each and every occasion can be a big ask. We can all be guilty of reaching for something a little generic once in a while.
While there’s nothing wrong with the tried-and-true (have you EVER heard someone complain about getting a massage voucher??) we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite not-so-ordinary gift ideas. Whether you’re looking for the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift, or simply a treat for yourself, you can’t go wrong with these goodies:
For the sweet tooth in your life:
When it comes to decadent delights, Nectar and Stone need to be your go-to. Founder Caroline Khoo is a master of all things sweet and beautiful, from cupcakes to chocolates and everything in between. We’re currently swooning over her dessert book that was released in 2017, “I just came for Dessert”.
For a touch of old-world glamour:
Why not give the gift of a magical experience? Old world charm meets fine dining at the Langham’s Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood. Enjoy a selection of teas, sparkling wine and tea time delights, all served on the finest Wedgewood China. There are a range of menu types, available Monday to Friday.
For skin that glows:
We are huge fans of the Clemence Organics range – luxury skin care products made from organic botanical ingredients with a focus on beauty, health and the environment.
Blooms we love:
Daily blooms is an online florist delivering to metro Sydney and Melbourne. The flowers they buy and sell are not imported. ( woop! )They are locally grown from farmers that the owner, Courtney is in personal daily contact with. This means one thing – fresh, fresh, fresh and always unique and gorgeous! They don’t offer bad chocolates, cheap sparkling or teddy bears that you don’t want – and that, we think is awesome.
For the dreamer:
We have fallen in love with the dreamy macrame creations by Knotty Bloom. The designer, Nalani hand makes each piece in her home in NZ but they are now gracing the homes of lucky recipients around the world. From plant hangers and wall pieces to large backdrops for weddings these creations make the ideal, unique and thoughtful gift. Take a look here – you’re welcome! etsyshop