So Christmas is coming and it’s
the time to be jolly, although preparing for Christmas is anything but! Picking out and buying gifts for your loved ones can get stressful. Because of the genius that is online shopping, I avoid physically having to go to the shops. The shopping centres during Christmas
time is absolute hell. It takes like five hours to get parking, you have to be
quick otherwise stores run out of stock and people just don’t care if they get in your
way. Yeah, no thank you, I would take online shopping any day.
I have put together just few
online stores and ideas for some Christmas goodies.
They are beautiful, clear
clutches with a variety pouches inside. The reason why I love this clutch is you can get your name engraved on them, which is a cute personal touch.
I am at the age
where some of friends are getting hitched or moving in with their lovers. My
cousin’s girlfriend mention to me she just loves it when people buy her house ware for their new apartment. The online homeware store From the Owl have a unique, cute
selection of gifts for homes. Another online home ware store is Wheel and Barrow. They offer some fab entertaining and kitchenware. They
have a pretty awesome range of large drink dispensers, perfect for summer
Keturah Day Spa and Hidden
Day Spas are always so
popular, I mean, who doesn’t like to get pampered? Both these Day Spas allow you to order gift vouchers and treatment packages online. Keturah Day Spa is one Perth's best Day spas and they do corporate and hen’s day bookings. It’s a fun way to
spoil you and your friends. Hidden Valley Eco is really a hidden gem. It's
located in a much more secluded area in the hills .You can enjoy your day spa
treatment and also stay overnight in lodges.
My Little Photobook
Ok, so I have mentioned My Little Photobook before in a prior blog. I just love this concept because it so old school.
Isn’t it so much fun going through old photo albums? And no one really prints our photos anymore. It’s
an app for your phone where you select photos, submit them, then they create the images into a beautiful book and it gets delivered at your door.
The Special Delivery Company the name says it all-
these are beautiful package gift hampers. They have gifts for every occasion such as
Christmas, for babies or if you want something special for him or her. They
have already done the hard part in selecting gorgeous high quality gifts in
different packages and all you really have to pick is the pretty packaging.
I’m sure everyone has a million pairs of sunnies you can never have too many. Quay Australia have fun
and stylish and pretty reasonably priced. They also provide free shipping Australia
wide which is a mega bonus.
Custom Portrait Drawings
Another Christmas gift
idea is one that I have found from just being on insta, is drawings of people. Gosh
there are so many talented artists out there. So you can send a picture in like
a family picture, a couple picture or a picture of you and your bestie and get
it drawn. Here are just a few talented illustrators and graphic designers I have found but there are so many out there- Hayley O'Connor and Stephanie Baynie to name a few.
So there are some online
xmas ideas, I hope everyone has a stress free Christmas :)
Starting up your business can be difficult, time
consuming and most of all expensive. Earning a part time wage and living a
fabulous life ain't easy, but we at Hunter-Rose have mastered the art of
living economically. Here are our top tips on living a champagne lifestyle on a
Make coconut oil your bestie: Have you noticed that coconut oil is in
EVERYTHING these days? It’s because it can be used for so many things and it’s
less that $10 at your local supermarket. Our favourite uses are: Make-up
remover, after sun care lotion, hair treatment, shaving cream and team up with
honey for a hydrating face mask. You can even recycle the jars for your green
Breaky is the most important meal of the day: Breakfast is usually
cheap, easy and delicious. But most importantly it’ll save you from snacking
throughout the morning or buying an expensive lunch.
Vacay the cheap way: find an exotic location (within 4 hours of
flight) where your currency has the advantage and look out for cheap flight
deals. In our case Bali, Indonesia, is always a good idea: Cheap sale flights
for $100 return, $150 for accommodation (3 nights/long weekend) and say $250 on
massages, food and drinks and you’ve got yourself a luxurious holiday for $500.
I’ve spent more on a night out in Perth.
Shop Swiftly: Don’t give yourself time to slowly stroll through each
isle, you’ll end up with lollies, dried fruit, nice smelling candles and other
money wasting things you didn’t intend to buy. If you give yourself a time
limit to be out of the grocery store, you will take only the essentials and
what is needed.
Frozen: You may not feel like having leftovers 3 days in a row but
after a busy day at work and all that’s in your pantry is a can of tuna and
vita-weat, you’ll be grateful for last week’s lasagna. Frozen fruit is perfect
for smoothies and wax candles burn longer when they have been frozen.
Google – The virtual sales assistant: Most online stores have some
kind of discount or incentive at any given time. So before you make a purchase
google the store for any discount codes. I’ve received 50% off my total
purchase, scored free shipping and often had cute gift added just because I
googled the promo code of the store I was willing to pay full price at.
Hell No H2O!!: Now we want a champagne lifestyle, so go ahead, buy the
expensive shampoo. The trick here is to wash your hair less, within reason of
course – we don’t want you being the smelly kid at work. Dry shampoo is a cheap
and brilliant way to keep your hair look fabulous in between washes.
The moral here is that it doesn’t take a lot of
money to be fabulous, so change your attitude and work with what you’ve got!