The countdown is well and truly on.
The Christmas countdown that is. Things got real around these parts last weekend, with a tree dusted off and decorated (and a decision that it would indeed be the final year for the old thing), new decorations bought (I’ve sorted insisted on a red and silver theme) and a few pressies bought.
More shopping this weekend, which I know sounds a little last minute but there are other things already planned and purchased. These are the little things. And the family things.
I’m really on top of things, yes I am.
So, for my final gift guide of the season, I’ll leave you with the last of my gift giving tips, 15 more of my fave gifts … and a short, sharp beautiful giveaway from Dinosaur Designs.
Gift giving tip #16
Teach your children the meaning of Christmas. Take them to select gifts for kids their own age who may not otherwise receive gifts this Christmas. The Smith Family and St Vincent De Paul do great things for families in need throughout the year but especially at Christmas time.
Gift giving tip #17
Give someone else the gift of time. Do you know someone who could really use a hour to herself? Can you help out with her kids … or make her dinner?
Gift giving tip #18
Buy yourself a gift. It really is the gift that keeps on giving back. As it’s exactly what you’ve always wanted. Well, what you’ve always wanted right now.
15 more fave Christmas gifts
Here are 15 more of my favourite 2012 Christmas gifts available right now. Click on the caption below each image for a link for more info and to buy.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Dinosaur Designs would like to celebrate the festive season by giving away a $250 gift voucher. This voucher is valid at all Dinosaur Designs stores worldwide as well as online.
Dinosaur Designs are the creators of hand-made resin and sterling silver jewellery and resin homewares. Each piece is made in their Sydney studio by skilled artisans, led under the direction of Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy.
Inspired by art and nature, each collection demonstrates the intuitive creativity that shapes their distinctive work in jewellery and homewares.
For more information visit www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au
This competition is a quick one. It opens Friday morning, December 14, at 5.30am (AEST) and closes Sunday afternoon, December 16, 5.30pm (AEST). To enter, head to the Dinosaur Designs online store, have a look around and then come back to leave a comment below, answering the question: Which Dinosaur Design piece would you most like to receive this holiday season and why? The most creative answer will win the voucher. Full terms and conditions here.