GIFT FOR WINE ENTHUSIASTS: Fred Stopped Up Bottle Stopper $9.95

We’ve all experienced the disappointment when we’ve gone to poor a glass of wine from an open bottle and discovered that the wine has gone bad. Unless you can completely seal the bottle and prevent additional oxygen from getting to the wine, it will deteriorate quickly.

A good quality bottle stopper is essential for getting the most out of your wine. The

Stopped Up Stopper is made from pure silicone for a superior fit.

Fred Stopped Up Bottle Stopper $9.95

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USEFUL GIFT: On The Go Men’s Kit $19.95

The On the Go Men’s Kit is the perfect gift for men on the move!

This handy kit features:
– 1 x Shoe brush
– 1 x Shoe horn
– 1 x Nail clippers
– 1 x Nail file
– 6 x collar stays

On The Go Men’s Kit $19.95

This is the ideal:
– Gift for men who travel regularly
– Useful gift to stash in the car glovebox or desk draw for emergencies
– Gift for the man who has everything – this is a handy gift anyone would appreciate.

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NEW: Survival Kit Torch and Tool Set $49.95 + FREE DELIVERY

You’ll be prepared for anything with this handy pocket survival kit with torch and tool set.
This set includes a multi-tool with: Pliers, Wire cutters, Grip, File, Awl, Saw, Knife, Can opener, Bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, Flat-head screwdrivers, as well as an ultra-bright flashlight with: 150 lumens LED, Sliding zoom for a wide or focused beam, Multi-function light with high, low and alert strobe.

Survival Kit Torch and Tool Set $49.95 + FREE DELIVERY

This is the perfect:
– Gift for those who like to be prepared
– Gift for the person with everything
– Gift for the office or car glovebox
– Gift for campers
– Unique gift

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GIFT FOR CRICKET FANS: The Game leather Cricket Wallet $139 + FREE DELIVERY

So there are wallets, and then there are really cool wallets. The Game wallet definitely falls into the later category.

This wallet is an essential gift and accessory for any cricket fan. This high quality leather wallet features:
– Premium vegetable tanned Italian leather
– Unique stitching design that resembles a cricket ball
– RFID protection (anti credit card scamming) as standard
– Impeccable packaging – a high quality gift box
– One-of-a-kind – each wallet has its own unique number, a bit like a Test cap!
– Designed in Australia

The Game Cricket Wallet $139

This wallet makes a superb:
– Gift for cricket/sporting enthusiasts
– Gift for the man who has everything
– Gift for a third wedding anniversary (leather)

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After buying our home, furniture was our next most carefully considered purchase. The pieces of furniture you select for your home are generally a big financial investment, and something you have to live with everyday…no pressure! This week we caught up with Anesley Clarke, Business Owner & Director of B2C Furniture, and discovered how he makes the experience of purchasing furniture special.

1. Tell us a bit about your business and how you got to where you are now?

Furnishing your home should give you warm and fuzzy feelings, not leave you frazzled and fed up! But unless you’re a carpenter with an eye for detail and design, you’re in real danger of getting lost in the abyss of ambiguous information like a coin that’s fallen out of your pocket and slipped beneath the cushions of your couch.

Furniture should be functional and hard-wearing, without lacking in style of course! You’ll generally have to pay a pretty penny for the pleasure of taking home all three.

By sourcing direct from the manufacturer, taking out the middle man and selling online, B2C furniture can offer a range of exceptional quality pieces crafted from solid timber, at prices usually associated with furniture that is vastly inferior in quality and design.

B2C Furniture set out to build a furniture range with sustainable hardwood timber being the focal point of each design as opposed to most of our competitors who manufacture from cheap chipboard which ends up in landfills and pollutes our precious planet.

B2C Furniture has range that has a five-pronged focus – bedroom furniture, kids beds, dining sets, living room furniture and furniture packages.

Paris Beige Occasional Chair

2. What do you love most about your business – how is it unique?

We are a genuine 100% Australian owned “Business – 2 – Consumer” (B2C) company. Cutting out the middle man allows us to offer exceptionally crafted designs at half the price of our competitors so our customers benefit from the significant savings.

Our website is our shop window. The emphasis on quality is evident at the click of a mouse.
There are a number of key features that differentiate our online offering, including;
– Intuitive, fast, and easy to navigate website
– Lifestyle pictures of our entire product range with in-depth descriptions
– The ability to deliver Australia-wide
– After browsing the range online, local customers can visit our showroom in Dandenong, Melbourne to see for themselves what exceptional value for money they’re getting.
– We openly inform our customers to visit our competitors, see what they’re offering, compare the price. Invariably when we do that they come back to us. We get so many repeat sales, because we’re creating a level of confidence in our brand. We have a conversion rate of more than 90 percent for customers who come into our showroom after viewing our range online.

However, the single most important aspect which differentiates us from our competitors is our customer support.

In a competitive industry where most competitor transactions are emotionless, B2C pride ourselves on an endearing after-sales service that inspires strong feedback.

We have an in-house team that personally follow up with our customers once they have had a chance to enjoy their pieces in their homes and check in on how things are going. ‘did you receive the furniture, are you happy with it, do you have any issues or feedback?’

Product reviews are especially important for us, and we average 4.9 out of five stars. We were awarded “The Best National Furniture Store for 2020” by product review.

Furniture is one of the biggest commodities globally and by cutting out the middleman and offering stunning furniture constructed with solid hardwood timber direct, we believe we are offering pieces with substance and style at a price point they would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

Cruz Hardwood King Size Bed Frame | Rustic Walnut

3. What’s your life mantra?

My life mantra is “when the student is ready, the master will arrive”. In my experience I’ve discovered the importance of having the courage to follow your passion even though you don’t have the knowledge at the beginning of your journey to achieve it.

I’ve recognized that inexplicably you will meet the people who will educate you on how to take the next steps if you have the courage, belief and tenacity to stay the course.

4. What else would you be doing if you didn’t do what you do?

I’ve always been an entrepreneur since I graduated from RMIT as an Aerospace Engineer. So if I weren’t involved in running a business I would be designing rockets to explore the universe 😊

Myer King Single Bunk Bed with Storage

5. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

The most precious gift I’ve ever been blessed with is my 6 old daughter. When she was born, I suddenly saw the world in a new light; the awe-inspiring feeling of pure love, the enormous gratitude of being blessed with a life so precious.

Bella 5PCE Round Glass Dining Set

6. What’s the best gift you’ve ever bought someone?

My mother is a widower who is 86 years young. She is battling the onset of dementia which is a terrible illness. Two years ago during the onset of this disease I took her on a trip to Europe.

I’ve always been busy with various business ventures ever since I left university. So, I never truly had the opportunity to sit one-on-one with my mother and just talk as adults.

But spending three weeks with her visiting historic cities of Europe and taking the time to have a coffee with her in some enchanting little cafes was amazing… To listen to her stories, to understand her joy, sadness, and wisdom was an enriching experience for both of us. One that will live in my heart forever…

Finn Double Size Bed Frame

Anesley Clarke is the Business Owner & Director of B2C Furniture. Furniture should not cost you the earth…nor should it cost the earth its survival.

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My Favourite Quote: Montana Jayde, Illustrator

My favourite quote is:

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene.

This quote resonates with me as it reminds me to live in the moment and be thankful and joyous of all the beauty in the world. I think it is particularly relevant at the moment with all the negativity in the world, but as bad as it may seem it is still good – beauty, and a reason to dance does exist.

Montana Jayde is an illustrator and from Jindabyne, NSW. She likes to communicate stories from everyday life through her art and post about all things food, art and travel on her blog. This can all be found through the website:

Photo Credit: Naomi Zaki Photography

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GIFT TIP: Add a beautiful card for a personal touch

Everyone likes to feel special, and a thoughtful gift will certainly make your recipient feel good, but the cherry on top is adding a carefully selected card with a personalised message. You don’t have to be too wordy or sentimental with your message, but a few heart-felt words that resonate with the recipient and demonstrate how much they mean to you are always appreciated. Now is the opportunity to say the things you don’t say everyday, but feel in your heart.

Our range of beautiful Australian made cards is constantly increasing, take a look here.

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This stunning whisky decanter is a timeless gift for any whisky enthusiast. The contemporary design is completed with a striking cut-glass stopper. This is a beautiful piece that could be proudly kept on display in any home. Made from glass, this is the perfect:
– Gift for whisky enthusiasts
– Gift for people who love cognac, port, sherry or any other drink you’d keep in a decanter.
– Gift for people who love beautifully designed objects.

Sagaform Whisky Carafe Set $59.95 + FREE DELIVERY

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