I don’t know about you, but I LOVE this time of year for many reasons.

1. The weather warms up, which means prawns, lots of seafood and spending time poolside;

2. It is now acceptable to lounge around in swimmers all day; and

3. It’s Christmas, which means time spent with family and friends, eating good food and swapping stories from the year gone by.

Christmas tree’s are up, carols are on (my Michael Buble Christmas album is on repeeeeeeeeat), presents are being purchased and wrapped for our loved ones.

Speaking of presents, how’s your Christmas shopping list going?

Are you getting through it?

I’d like to say that I’ve finished, but I definitely haven’t as I’ve been struggling to think of gifts for some of my closest family members.

To help some of you with your gift purchasing, I have developed a Gift Guide for Her in conjunction with the Canberra Centre’s Gift Guide, where I have handpicked some of my favourite items, for the Trend Setter, The Entertainer, and The Adventurer.

Let’s take a look…

The Trend Setter

Kikki K: A5 Pink Leather Weekly 2018 Diary

This is the gift for those who like to start the year off to a fresh and organised start.

This stylish 2018 diary includes weekly and monthly views, as well as stickers to decorate – and comes in a beautiful raspberry pink colour.

L’Occitane: Shea Butter Travel Collection

This is the perfect gift for any woman in Canberra who experiences dry skin. It features:

         – 1x Shea Butter Hand Cream;

         – 1x Shea Butter Foot Cream; and

         – 1x Organic Shea Butter 

This gift is beautifully pre wrapped too, which will save you time.

Pandora: Blue Timeless Elegance Ring

If you want to really spoil someone this Christmas, then the Pandora Blue Timeless Elegance Ring is an absolute must!

With it’s gorgeous blue centre stone, this ring conveys the look of timeless sophistication.

The Entertainer

T2: Luna Nights Angelfish Black Tea for Two

Sea anemones dance alongside starfish patterns under the night sky in a beautiful tea set that combines earthy stoneware and wooden materials into fresh shapes.

I love that this is a three piece set that separates into teapot and two teacups – a perfect excuse to have a girlfriend over for a cuppa!

Oxfam Shop Handmade Cushion Covers

These lovely hand chain stitched cushion covers from Oxfam Shop are made in India by artisans who specialise in this traditional Kashmiri handicraft.

The mutually beneficial relationship between Better World Arts artists and Kashmiri artisans sees the wool custom dyed to match the original artist’s image and then crewel stitched by hand onto the cotton base.

Great for those that have an eye for interior styling!

T2 Tropic Chiller Iced Tea Gift Set

Everyone needs this T2 Tropic Chiller gift set this summer.

With it’s sleek design and features, it is easy to take travelling for use over the holiday season.

This chiller also comes with Loose Leaf Tisane Mini Gift Cubes – which are also in great travel sizes.

The Adventurer

Bed Bath N’ Table Cotton House Beach Towel

This Bed Bath N’ Table Cotton House Atami beach towel is the perfect summer companion.

Made from combed cotton which has been woven and sheared to produce a soft and lustrous velour, this premium beach towel offers long-lasting softness and appearance.

These make for perfect gifts for friends and family who like spending time by the water.

General Pants Neon Hart Bella Backpack 

This is the ideal gift for the adventurous types who may have a trip coming up, or simply just love exploring.

The Bella Backpack has a leather look, and this style features a buckle front and snap button closure.

Betts Embellished Tassel Clutch and Slip On Toe Cap Espadrilles 

A great gift combo for friends who love their fashion.

Where boho style fuses classic city chic, the Embellished Tassel Clutch works equally well for both day and night occasions. The exterior is embellished with an assortment of beads, mirror details and embroidery, and is finished off with a pompom tassel detail.

These Slip On Espadrilles will fast become a wardrobe essential, especially for those on-the-go days. The vegan suede upper features a contrasting metallic rose gold toe cap and jute outsole, adding an effortlessly chic finish.

I hope that this Christmas Gift Guide for Her has given you some further ideas and inspiration on what to purchase for the special women in your life this Christmas.

This is a two-part series, and you will find the Gift Guide for Him uploaded early next week, so keep an eye out!

Take a look at the Canberra Centre Gift guide – where you will find a vast range of gift ideas for the entire family. 

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