Like a large red and green steam train, Christmas is coming in hard and fast and there’s no stopping it so if you’ve had a small case of December denial and still waiting for an elf to do all your shopping.. consider me here to help!
As you may know, I’ve recently become the American Express Ambassador for NZ and because of their amazing Membership Rewards program, I selfishly figured if I did all my Christmas shopping on my card, I may just end up with enough rewards points to buy a sweet present to myself at the end! (insert evil laugh here 😉 … It’s so easy to shop, I’ve been surprised at just how many of my friends didn’t realise that American Express was accepted at all of my favourite shops like all of these below.
1, Champagne Saucers are a node to 50’s glamour and a great excuse to pop a bottle of the good stuff on Christmas day (or morning) . I found these at Farmers
2 BloomSocial have a fabulous hand poured soy candle subscription, it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Every month for 3- 12 months, a new gorgeous candle with 45hours of burn times arrives at their front door
3 Give the gift of shade with this lightweight Seed Heritage visor that would be a great addition to any beach bag
4 The ultimate Kathmandu travel kit, the set is made out of jersey meaning it won’t slip and slide which is usually my problem with other head pillows. Speaking of slides these slip on’s are a must for any long-haul plane trip. I don’t want to get too graphic but you don’t need a mystery wet patch from the bathroom floor on your socks for the rest of your flight
5 A new robe is a treat we don’t often think to get for ourselves and it’s something that’s worn every day. It’s a sure fire way to always be in someone’s good books early in the morning, how cosy does this one by UGG look!
6 You can now personalise your gift cards at Westfield! So whether it’s a shot of you, them or their loving pet, simply upload the pic online and order the card. This is a great way to make it feel like you have gone to some effort while still giving them the power to choose
7 We have all been there, you have a few friends around with a couple of refreshing drinks and then all of a sudden you are trying to determine whose glass belongs to who simply by lipstick shade.. behold the wine glass writers from the FineWineDelivery. Perfect for an entertainer or a germaphobe
1 Every man should have a stylish Panama hat for summer, it’s stylish, practical and hides a bad hair day. Actually, maybe I need one too. Loving this option from Country Road
2 This just looks like a great gift right, it’s a shoe polish pack from Ben Sherman! Easy and affordable, I thought this was a winner (really hope my Dad isn’t ready this cause guess what he’s getting)
3 What man does not need a reversible belt in his life? Am I right or am I right? I always have half an eye out for these and found this at Country Road
4 Depending on the gentleman’s choice of beverage, something special like this Whiskey set from Farmers could be a great way to spoil him
5 I’ve been a bit late catching on to the UE Boom wave, in fact, this is the new UE Boom 2 from Harvey Norman, but I’ve tried, I’ve heard and I’ve loved. These compact tubes have incredible sound and are perfect for summertime activities
6 My husband currently uses a plastic bag to cart his toiletries around when we travel, I know.. GASP! I thought this wash bag from Peter Alexandra was a great size and love the colour way so if the man in your life is as shocking as mine or he could do with an upgrade this is a perfect option
I hope some of these goodies help out and now with all that generous gift giving surely a little something something is deserved for yourself.
It’s a win-win for everyone.