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?



My Christmas wishlist

I know this post is a little self indulgent….a little? OK it is totally self indulgent, but I would like to share two lists of items that I’ve had my eye on for a while or have seen recently and loved. Here is my Christmas wishlist

Why two?..One is a list of items that I can (and might buy for myself) or that I may hint at my family to buy me for Christmas. The other list will be of items I would like, but will only dream of them because they are a little too extravagant.

List #1

1. Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling Trio Set $39.99, from Chemist Warehouse– This was something I had wanted last year for Christmas, but it was $99! The trio consists of the 3 lollipop bling scents that were released last year. ‘Honey’ (Yellow), ‘Mine Again’ (Red) and ‘Ribbon’ (Blue/pink) all 30ml bottles. While I love all the scents, it was the cute ‘gumball’ packaging that won me over.

2. Salt & Pepper Nutcracker Footed Cake Plate 12cm with Glass dome $17.95, from David Jones– I am pretty sure, 99% sure that I will end up buying this myself, it’s so cute and I already know where I would put it/do with it. I have this white tea tray on a stand that I purchased a few months ago, I would put the cake plate on that and I thought it would look great with some (my favourite) Macarons on it.

3. Hello Kitty Giant Pez dispenser $17.99, from Priceline-As soon as I saw this in Priceline, I wanted one…I’ve always loved Pez and have never seen giant dispensers before. They come in a box with a few packets of (regular sized, I wish they were giant too) Pez candies. There are also Buzz Lightyear and Spongebob ones available.

4. ‘Above’ Fuchsia wedges $39.95 from , Spend-less shoes– Wait…that’s right I already bought these and even though I have, I thought that they deserved a mention. If I hadn’t already bought them, they would be on this list anyway. I loved the colour and they are supper comfy on…though, that may change after I’ve worn them for a whole day.

5. Anything from the Lindt Lindor range especially the milk chocolate or white Lindor– What can I say…Lindt Lindor is my most favourite chocolate ever! It’s so smooth and creamy, a little piece of heaven!

List #2

1. Coral Blush and Cream Stripe, Striped Bow Skirt $69.99 from Forever New– I love this skirt it is so pretty and feminine. At $69.99 it’s not that expensive, but it’s not something I can afford right now.

2. Sanyo VPC-GH1 Pink Digital Video Camera $299 from Camera House– While I am hoping to get a HD video camera after/for Chrismas, this is a bit out of my (and Mum & Dad’s) price range I love that it’s baby pink, it fits with ‘Cotton Candy’

3. Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Eau De Purfume 100mls $234 from Myer– This is one of the perfumes that I love, but will most likely never own…unless i win a lottery or get rich some how haha

4. A pair of Christian Loubutin shoes, ‘Discuita’ $1295 from David Jones– I did say extravagant! Yes they are really expensive for one pair of shoes, but nothing can compare to the design and trademark red sole of a pair of Loubuitins!

5. Tiffany & Co. Shopping bag charm and Chain $305 for the charm and $70 for the chain, from Tiffany & Co.– As a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn and the movie Breakfast at Tiffanys, it’s only natural that I would want something that comes in the famous little blue box. I love this little shopping bag because it’s cute, is the trademark blue and serves as a kind of memento of shopping at Tiffanys.

What would be on your ‘extravagant’ wish list?

xoxo Cotton Candy Diva

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