Christmas Gifts for the Senses

During the Holiday season there are many different things to indulge our senses. From the scent of pine, that reminds of (real) Christmas trees to the sound of carols playing over stores’ loud speakers…I have come up with some gift ideas for each of the 5 senses.

Christmas Gifts for the Senses

I have broken these gift ideas down into the 5 senses categories. These gifts would be great on their own or you could put some of them together as one ‘5 senses’ gift

1. New York: Through A Fashion Eye by Megan Hess, $29.99 from Dymocks | 2. Fujifilm Instax 300 Wide (black), $179 from JB Hi-Fi | 3. Macro & Wide Angle Phone Lens, $12.99 from Typo | 4. Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience, Adult $32 Children $19.50 from Redballoon

senses1. Bluetooth Headphones- Champagne, $25 from Kmart | 2. Christmas albums- Michael Buble Christmas album $9.99 from Sanity, The Spirit of Christmas 2016 $19.95 from Myer | 3.Sony SRS-XB3 Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth (Red), $179 from JB Hi-Fi

1. Brown Brothers Prosecco Rosé Limited Edition designed by Mimco, $15.99 per bottle from Dan Murphy’s | 2. Lindt Peppermint White Chocolate Lindor pouch, $6 from Woolworths & Big W | 3. InterHampers Willow Basket Hamper, $29 from Kmart (in-store only) | 4. Cup & Saucer Quote: Svenska Hem, $16.95 from Kikki K | 5. Limited Edition 20 Little Gems Tea, $20 from T2 Tea

senses1. Crabtree & Evelyn Noel Home Fragrance Spray, $22 from Crabtree & Evelyn | 2. Ecoya Sweet Fruits Limited Edition Mini Reed Diffuser, $29.95 from Ecoya and other Ecoya stockists. | 3. Viktor & Rolf BonBon EDP, $159 for 50ml from Priceline | 4. Glasshouse Fragrances P.A Limited Edition Xmas Pudding Candle 350g, $46.95 Exclusive to Peter Alexander


senses1. Mercer + Reid Ultra Soft Charcoal Bathrobe, $79.95 (currently on sale for $63.96) from Adairs | 2. Ray Of Light gift box, $99.95 from Lush | 3. Adrenalin Gift Voucher, from $50-$500 (or your own amount) from Adrenalin | 4. Festive Hand Therapy Cracker single 3 x 10g, $15 from Crabtree & Evelyn


What reminds you most of Christmas time?



10 Cute Christmas accessories to get you in the festive mood

Every year our family gets dressed up for Christmas lunch and while I normally just wear a festive dress, sometimes I like to add some cute Christmas accessories to my outfit. Christmas earrings, or maybe a necklace.

Here is my top ten cute Christmas Accessories (some of which, I have already purchased myself) to wear on Christmas day, or any Christmas party/ work end-of-year break up party.


Christmas Accessories

1. Sterling silver CZ Reindeer pendant from Prouds $29 (Original RRP$49.90)- I saw this reindeer pendant in the display at my local Prouds a couple of weeks ago, but totally forgot to go back and get it, so I picked it up in the city last week. I think it’s really cute and different to any other reindeer jewellery I’ve seen.

2.Tiffany & Co. Sterling silver Charm and chain $205- Charm $70- Chain (splurge)- Even though it doesn’t snow in Australia for Christmas, I have always thought snowflakes are pretty at Christmas time. It is also a reminder that on the other side of the world, it’s cold in December.

3. Silver Candy Cane Novelty studs on gift card from Lovisa $7.99- I love candy canes and these studs from Lovisa are so cute! They are Christmas-y without looking tacky. I think it’s a great idea that they are on a gift tag, you could add it to the outside of a wrapped gift.

4. Penguin Earrings from Diva $6.99- Normally ‘novelty’ type Christmas earrings can be a bit on the tacky side, but I think these ones are cute. Just simple penguins wearing Santa hats (with glitter).

5. 9ct Gold Silver Filled Heart Charm bracelet from Bevilles $69.99- Christmas jewellery doesn’t always have to be Christmas themed. I love this charm bracelet because you could add other charms to it if you wanted to and it’s dainty.

Other Christmas Accessories

Christmas accessories

1. Metal Reindeer headband from Diva, $9.99- This was another item that I picked up last week. If the metal cat ear (headband) trend is anything to go by, these headbands will be just as popular! What I love about them is that they are way more subtle than wearing a pair of felt reindeer antlers/headband.

2. New Look Christmas pudding Coin purse from ASOS, Now $5.55 (was $7.38)- I love novelty items and this pudding coin purse is so cute…and also handy when you’re out Christmas shopping. Sometimes when you have budgets for gifts, you can end up with a lot of loose change!

3. Christmas illustration canvas shopper tote, Exclusive to Myer, $29.95- I rember seeing these totes at Myer last year. They would be a beautiful gift for someone, or something to take shopping when you have a few last minute items to buy (there’s always something you need on Christmas Eve).

4. Christmas Tree Phone topper from Diva, $6.99- This cute little tree fits into any regular headphone jack and serves two purposes, to keep dust out of the jack and to add some Christmas bling to your phone.

5. OPI Nail polish in ‘All I want for Christmas (is OPI) from Myer, $19.95- While nail polish comes under ‘cosmetics’, I have always seen it as an accessory too. Whatever shade we choose to paint our nails, is an ‘accessory’ to our outfits. Red is always great for Christmas and the shade name for this one is very fitting.

Do you dress up on Christmas day? or is it a casual affair?