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The Small But Mighty Christmas Gift Guide

I love Christmas – the decadent food and cocktails, the parties, the family get-togethers – oh and the amazing, limited-edition Christmas beauty gift sets on offer! These highly covetable beauty miniatures are great bang for your buck, make great travel kit must-haves and are the perfect gift for a loved one or yourself. All items are available at David Jones stores and via davidjones.com.au.

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Little luxuries: Your giftee will be in seventh heaven with Chloé’s My Little Chloés, $120, a limited-edition collection of three 20ml eau de parfum miniature fragrances which each celebrate a different facet of the rose, the now iconic floral embodiment of the Chloé design house. Love it!

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Absolutely flawless: This Laura Mercier Flawless Expressions For Eyes, Cheeks and Lips Set, $90, is a gorgeous must-have for the party season. You, or your giftee, can create subtle or smoky eyes and then add a splash of colour to cheeks and lips. It contains six eyeshadows, two cheek colours and three lippies. It’s exclusive to DJs.

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Skin saver: Have you been partying harder than Charlie Sheen? Gift yourself this beauty: Jurlieque Herbal Recovery Essentials, $199. These potent botanicals and antioxidants help to smooth fine lines and even skin tone to deliver fresh, revitalised skin. There’s a serum, night crème and an eye cream. Nice!

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Body rockers: A thoughtful and indulgent gift this holiday season, the Molton Brown Stocking Fillers Collection, $60, contains 12 exquisitely scented body washes. From Coco and Sandalwood to Pink Pepperpod, it’s a gorgeous and luxurious gift box set for the beauty junkie in your life.

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Top-to-toe beauty: This Clarins Gorgeous Getaways Set – Face & Body Care Collection, $70, will pamper your giftee from head-to-toe. The limited-edition gift set features Clarins’ best-sellers in a lovely white travel pouch. Goodies include: Beauty Flash Balm, Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Eye Contour Gel, HydraQuench Cream and Moisture-Rich Body Lotion. Great value, lady!

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Pull an all-nighter: Planning to stay out all night, your dirty stop-out? A trio of party circuit eye-essentials. Napoleon Perdis’ All-Nighter Eye Collection, $55, allows you to turn up the heat with sultry lids that have after-hour appeal. The gift pack contains an eyeliner, mascara, make-up remover and travel-size make-up bag. Love!

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Hands-on gift: I love, love, love this pretty gift set and its exquisite packaging: Crabtree & Evelyn Big Top Hand Therapy Musical Tin, $79. Give the gift of soft, smooth and supple hands with this much loved and ultra-moisturising Hand Therapy gift set in 12 favourite fragrances, beautifully presented in a large, decorative wind-up musical tin. Purrty!

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Paint it black: Embrace the dark side with this stunning gift set: the Tom Ford Black Orchid Holiday Set, $162. A luxurious and sensual fragrance of rich, dark accords with a burning heart of black orchids and spice, Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is both modern and timeless. This beauty set contains a 50ml parfum and Hydrating Emulsion.

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December 17, 2014

Crazy Sexy Cool Christmas Gift Guide

Looking for that perfect, last-minute Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy for person? Check out these fabulous and unusual gifts which won’t break the bank. What’s more, they’re so cool and quirky, they’re bound to please. Shop to it, Santa baby!

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Beach bliss: The Coleman Beach Mat, $29.99, allows you to stretch your legs out over a durable molyester mat, making it more comfortable and earier to avoid messy sand or bug-infested grass. Featuring an adjustable A-frame back rest with mesh, this cool and quirky beach accessory will help you relax entirely this summer. Find it via www.colemanaustralia.com.au.

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Raw deal: Jump on the raw food bandwagon and gift a loved one the Raw Blend Gift Pack, $69.95. The perfect Christmas gift for the health enthusiast or budding raw foodist, the pack includes the 8-in-1 Raw Slicer, the 1L Green Smoothie bottle, a Raw Blend enviro bag, a Raw Blend spatula for vitamix blenders and an “I love smoothie” bumper sticker. Shop it via www.rawblend.com.au.

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Get cheeky: Does your giftee like unusual and quirky undies? Check out Aussie underwear brand Stonemen, which designs for both men and women, in brief, trunk and cheeky styles (pictured, and above). I’m loving the great prints and quality – there’s everything from city skylines and colourful sunsets, to wild horses and flying ducks. Men’s boxers, briefs and trunks are $44.99, while women’s briefs and cheeky undies are $39.99. Each  illustration  is  digitally  printed,  creating  a  wrap-around  image  on  premium  cotton. Grab yours via www.stonemen.com and at leading boutiques.

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Time to man up: Back by popular demand, the engraving service of Gentleman Jack bottles is a great, quirky and cool Christmas gift for that hard-to-please man in your life. A  bespoke  bottle  of  Gentleman  Jack,  engraved  with  your  very  own  personalised  message,  will only be available until December 17.  Gentleman Jack is born of the legendary Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 and charcoal-mellowed twice, a claim no other   whiskey maker in the world can make. Visit Gentleman Jack Australia FB page: facebook.com/gentlemanjackaustralia. Gentleman Jack, 700ml, is $64.99.

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Small but mighty: Perfume lovers will dig the Amouage His and Her Miniatures, six X 7.5ml, $299 each. Exuding sensuality and elegance, these Amouage Christmas gift packs each contain six best-selling men and women’s fragrances in unique miniature sets. Each bottle is the perfect miniature size, ideal for travelling, and the packs showcase cult, classic fragrances Lyric, Jubilation XXV, Reflection, Gold, Dia and Silver for both men and women. All Amouage fragrances are available in Australia at Libertine Parfumerie, via www.libertineparfumerie.com.au, as well as exclusively through selected David Jones and Harrolds department stores. Phone (02) 8002 4488 or visit www.agencedeparfum.com.au for more information.

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Cup half-full: Coffee or tea lovers can get their daily fix via this stylish Eclipse Collection by Limoges, which comprises nine bright and pastel hues in a mix of gold and platinum trims. The sexy-cool collection even has a mix-and-match concept. Synonymous with French tradition, refined and always elegant, the heritage-listed Limoges Porcelain is a stylish and luxe Christmas gift. For exact pricing, visit www.francalia.com.au for more information.

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December 14, 2014

Super Deluxe Christmas Gifts To Covet Over $100

When only the best will do, gift the gift of good taste, opulence and luxury this Christmas with these highly desirable goodies in this top-end festive gift guide. And if any of my loved ones are reading this: I’d like one in every colour, please. All items are available at David Jones stores and via davidjones.com.au. Shop to it!

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Wander lust: Travelling has never looked so glam thanks to the American Tourister Prismo 75cm Spinner, $319. Made from polycarbonate, which is both strong and lightweight, the Prismo Spinner features ample internal compartments, 360 degree spinner wheels, a 3.4kg capacity and a fully lined interior. And while it comes in an array of colours, why wouldn’t you choose pink? This baby is exclusive to David Jones.

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Wired for sound: Engineered to make music sound better, these Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones, $229, deliver deep, clear sound. They’re said to be lightweight and comfortable, yet heavy-duty. Want! Featuring a softly padded headband and carrying case, they make a great Christmas gift for the music lover in the family.

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Domestic goddess: You don’t have to be a MasterChef contestant to covet this gorgeous KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer in candy apple red, $849. It features a metallic finish, glass bowl and power beater for quick, complete mixing. And this mixer also allows for the attachment of numerous accessories which can turn it into a pasta machine, meat grinder, ice-cream machine and more. Winning! I desperately want this for my kitchen.

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Silver bullet: Your man about town will likely love these snazzy silver Propellor Shape Cufflinks, $109.95 by Simon Carter London. They’re from the designer’s Silver Jubilee range, to mark his 25th anniversary, and have a nice vintage feel. Inspired by one of Carter’s original pewter designs, now reissued in rhodium plate and onyx, they’re perfect for anyone who’s crazy about old planes.

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Make-up must-have: I’m definitely adding this one to my wish list: the divine, new Yves Saint Laurent Palette Multi Colour, $150. This all-in-one holiday palette will fit perfectly in your evening clutch. What’s more, it’s wrapped in a chic leopard print case and contains all the glamorous, luxurious party eyeshadows, blush and lip colours a gal-on-the-go could ever want. Love!

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Master builder: Lego enthusiasts will get a kick out of this Lego Creator Pet Shop, $269.99, which will see them build a pad for pampered pets in this three-story shop. Part of the Lego Modular Buildings series, this highly detailed, building and townhouse with full internal and external detailing is the perfect gift for Lego lovers, both young and old. Exclusive to David Jones, it includes mini-figures with accessories.

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December 2, 2014