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?



Winter Warmers: My favourite teas

As the temperature has dropped in Victoria and it is forecast to remain quite cold for a while, I thought I would share with you my favourite teas, to help you keep warm on those extra chilly days!

Saturday, it got down to 7 degrees (about 44F)  in the afternoon. It is not that cold by US standards, but pretty cold for us down here in the south-east part of Australia.

I do drink coffee from time to time, but I drink tea more. I like that there are a lot more options flavour-wise with teas and with that, I have tried many different brands/flavours.

My Favourite Teas (brands and flavours/types)

favourite teas

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T2 New York Breakfast- Inspired by the city that I long to visit one day soon, New York breakfast is a black tea that tastes of pancakes and maple syrup (yum). It can be enjoyed with or without milk…I like it with milk. $13 AUD for a 100g/3.5 oz. cube from T2 stores and online (they ship internationally)

favourite teaTwinnings Lady Grey- While I like earl grey tea, I liked Lady Grey even more. It’s light and refreshing with hints of lemon and orange. $2.70 for 10 tea bags/20g or $7.58 for 50 tea bags/100g from Coles

favourite teaMadame Flavour Delicate Green Jasmine & Pear- I was hesitant on trying this tea at first because I thought that the Jasmine might be a bit ‘scenty’ (you know, taste like flowers or soap), but I was pleasantly surprised! It really is as delicate as the packaging suggests and the pear is subtle, but you can definitely tell it’s there.  $5.97 for 18 pyramid tea bags from Coles

 Are you a tea drinker? what’s your favourite?