Gifts to help them save

Gifts to help them save
Save save save!

Saving money can be tricky at the best of times, but right before Christmas is particularly challenging. This year give them a gift that makes saving fun, and will help get their finances back on track in the new-year. These contemporary money boxes are great for anyone with a dream or a saving goal – there’s nothing more motivating than watching the money grow. 

We’re also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight, Sunday 8/12/19.  

Use Discount Code XMAS2019 in the Discount Code field when you place your order. 

This offer can’t be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:-)

His and Hers Money Box
1. Money Box – His and Hers $34.95
“What’s mine is mine, and what’s his is mine too”…that’s how the saying goes isn’t it?
This fun money box is the perfect gift for the couple with a sense of humour. A fun way to save for something special by collecting all those spare coins, this change box also makes a unique engagement, wedding or anniversary gift.
Boys Night Out Money Box
2. Money Box – Boys Night Out $24.95
If it’s been too long since the last Boy’s Night Out, then you need a calendar to lock the date in, and one of these money boxes to start saving for the shenanigans!
Saving Fund Money Box
3. Money Box – Saving Fund $34.95
Everyone needs a dream. Make your dreams come true by saving for them accordingly. This beautiful money box will hopefully give you the inspiration and motivation you need to make your dreams a reality.
Just for Dad Money Box
4. Money Box – Just for Dad $24.95
Dads deserve a treat too. This handy money box will set him on his way to save for great things.
Well Wishes Message Box
5. Well-Wishes Message Box $34.95
Special occasions deserve a Well Wishes Message Box. This beautiful box is designed to collect well wishes and words of wisdom from guests at your event, as a keepsake to treasure forever.
Spend Save Give Money Box
6. Money Box – Spend, Save, Give $34.95
Encourage positive saving habits with the Spend, Save and Give money box.
This one is perfect for helping kids learn about money, or those that aspire to be better savers.
 

Christmas Gifts For Him 2019

Unique gifts for men

It’s that time of year when many women tear their hair out trying to find a unique gift for men, who seem to have everything and want for nothing. Fear not! We have you covered with an extensive range of quality gift ideas for men (and women) that will hopefully provide you with some inspiration. 

We’re also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight, Sunday 1/12/19.  

Use Discount Code XMAS2019 in the Discount Code field when you place your order. 

This offer can’t be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:-)

Here are a few of our favourite Christmas gifts for him

Sagaform BBQ Tool Set
1. BBQ KING
eg. Sagaform BBQ Tool Set $49.95
So there’s BBQ tool sets, and then there’s the Sagaform BBQ tool set. This set ticks all the boxes when it comes to quality and style. Forget the stock-standard BBQ tool sets from un-named national hardware stores. This is the BBQ tool set you’d buy for someone to keep and treasure forever.
Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit
2. GARDENING GUYS
eg. Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit $67.95
The Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit is like a day spa for your gardening tools.
Designed to keep all quality hand-forged stainless steel tools in perfect health, no matter the garden soil types and conditions. 
Walk the Talk Socks
3. STYLISH MEN
eg. Walk the Talk Socks $34.95
Socks are often seen as a “no-no” cliché gift for men. But there are no clichés when it comes to these socks. Unless you live in the tropics of far North Queensland, pretty much everyone needs to wear socks, so why not make them fun? We love the vibrant colours and funny quotes on each of the six pairs of Walk the Talk socks.
Areaware Drink Rocks
4. BARWARE BLOKE
eg. Areaware Drink Rocks Whisky Stones $57.95
This one’s for blokes who love their bar accessories, and their whisky chilled, without water! Designed by Runa Klock for Areaware, these stones are made from natural soapstone and marble that will keep your spirits cold, but undiluted. 
5. SPORT-OBSESSED MEN
eg. ‘The Game’ Leather Cricket Wallet $129
The must-have accessory for every cricket-loving bloke, The Game Wallet features unique stitching inspired by the iconic cricket ball.
Travellers Trivia Card Game
6. WELL-TRAVELLED MEN
eg. Travellers Trivia Card Game $27.95
Put your knowledge to the test with this unique Travellers Trivia Card Game.This beautifully packaged set includes 80 trivia cards with an assortment of travel questions. This game is fun even if you haven’t travelled extensively, as you’ll pick up some interesting information on other countries and cultures.
Eva Solo Wine Bottle Aerator and Pourer
7. WINE ENTHUSIASTS
eg. Eva Solo Wine Aerator and Pourer $99.95
You can’t beat a beautiful bottle of aerated wine, especially when it’s so easy to aerate. No decanter or waiting time required, simply pour! 
100 Things to Eat Poster
8. KEEN COOKS
eg. 100 Dishes You Must Eat Before You Die poster $58.95
We can’t think of any better challenge than 100 Things You Must Eat Before You Die. We’ve all got to eat, so make the most of it by making sure you’ve tried all of these iconic dishes.
Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit
9. CYCLISTS
eg. Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit $15.95
No one likes a puncture, and they usually occur at the most inconvenient time. This compact little puncture repair kit comes in a stylish tin, perfect for slipping into your pocket or bag.
Sagaform Whisky Glasses
10. WHISKY ENTHUSIASTS
eg. Sagaform Whisky Glasses $49.95
This gorgeous pair of whisky glasses come with their own whisky stones to keep your drink cool, without diluting it – an essential for purist whisky enthusiasts!

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The best Christmas gifts for acquaintances

Every year I purchase little Christmas gifts for the nine lovely ladies in my book club. Since we only meet once a month, they are not part of my close friend circle, but I have known these ladies for long enough to call them good friends. Nine gifts can easily blow my Christmas gift budget, so I have to be smart about how much I spend. This annual conundrum made me think about all the other people we want to demonstrate our gratitude for at Christmas with a thoughtful gift. There are teachers, day-care staff, work colleagues, the cleaner, the personal trainer/fitness instructor, neighbours…and the list goes on! Here are some simple, cost effective gift ideas that will hopefully make their Christmas a bit more special. 

1. Home-made treats
The last couple of year I’ve made Rocky Road, Shortbread, and Rum Balls for my book club friends. This is cost effective and fun (especially for my kids, who LOVE to help!). Part of the value of edible gifts is in the packaging – think cellophane bags tied with tinsel and baubles, little boxes or jars decorated with Christmas stickers or other inexpensive decorations. The options are endless! The only thing to be aware of are allergies. One year a friend made me homemade bath salts, which was essentially Epsom salts mixed with essential oil – they were divine! 



2. Plants
A couple of years ago the book club ladies, day-care team, school teachers and other friends each received a little succulent plant grown from cuttings from my garden. This takes some preparation as I had to start growing these a few weeks before, but well worth the effort. Everyone loved them and they don’t need much water – perfect for non-green thumbs. They also grow as indoor or outdoor plants. People still proudly let me know their plant is still alive! 

If you don’t have any plants to take cuttings from, or need a plant in a hurry, a quick trip to your local garden centre is in order. If you need multiple gifts, grab a cost-effective punnet of plants and re-plant into their own little pots (which you could decorate if you have time). You can pick up six plants in a punnet for as little as $4. Alternatively, packets of seeds are also fun and cost effective gifts. Plants are an eco-friendly gift that keeps giving!



3. Handmade Christmas ornaments
If you have the time, handmade Christmas ornaments are a fun, festive gift idea. Your recipient can pop them on their Christmas tree, or decorate their workspace or other areas of the home with them. Simple ideas are felt shapes i.e. a Christmas tree, snowman, candy canes, etc. decorated with diamantes or other Christmas-related trimmings, pinecones sprinkled with glitter, or foam baubles covered in pom poms, glitter or sequins. The kids will love getting involved too. 



4. Bottle of wine
So the thing with booze is that you want to make sure your recipient drinks. Even if you’re not sure if they like wine or not, they can always share the bottle or take it to dinner at a friend’s house.  But if they don’t drink at all – for religious or personal reasons…well that’s just a bit awkward! 

Once you’ve established if they drink, opt for a style of wine with broad appeal, like a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re lucky enough to live in a wine region, pick something local – especially if you’ve been to that winery before – it’s more personal. Budget permitting, buy a six-pack or a case and stash a couple of bottles somewhere dark and cool as an “emergency/last-minute” gift. 



5. Box of Chocolates
The classic box of chocolates is the perfect crowd-pleasing gift… “What to bring when you’re told not to bring a thing!” The trick with choccies is buying them when they’re on special and keeping them in the fridge or somewhere cool at home. The supermarkets heavily discount boxes of chocolates regularly, so stock up accordingly. Another perfect last-minute gift option. 



6. Stationery
We’re spoiled for choice these days when it comes to beautiful, affordable stationery. Officeworks, Target, and Kmart are great places to start for sourcing lovely notebooks, journals, pens and desk accessories in on-trend prints and colours. Stationery also makes a great gift for men, women and kids…you can never have enough blank notebooks!



Hopefully these ideas will give you some inspiration for those thoughtful, inexpensive Christmas gifts. Now to finish your gift list…

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Forget anyone? Last minute Secret Santa gifts + FREE Express Post

Secret Santa Gifts
Last minute Secret Santa gifts + FREE Express Post 

Did you forget someone? Or do you need a last minute Secret Santa gift? Check out our top ten gifts under $30 below, with plenty more gift ideas on our website,www.mrgift.com.au
 

We’re also offering a $20 DISCOUNT + FREE EXPRESS POST DELIVERY on all orders of $30 or more from now until midnight, Monday 24/12/18.  
Use Discount Code XMAS20 in the Discount Code field when you place your order. 

This offer can’t be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:-)

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas,
Courtney and the Mr Gift Team

Man Law Glow in the Dark Meat Gauge
1. MAN LAW Meat Gauge with Glow in the Dark Dial $9.95
Now you can BBQ at anytime of the day – even at night!
 
Go-Comb
2. Go-Comb
Tame your mop, then crack a beer – all with one cool gadget. 
3. Golf Bag Cufflinks $24.95
Golf enthusiasts will appreciate this fun set of cufflinks – they can dream about their favourite pastime, especially if they’re having a hard day at work!
15 Piece Tool Set
4. 15 Piece Toolset $19.95
A great tool set doesn’t need to consist of a large, heavy box with lots of different tools.
This 15 pc Essential Tool Set has plenty of different options to help you complete a variety of jobs.

 

Keep Calm BandAid Kit
5. Keep Calm BandAid Kit $11.95
The perfect gift for the accident-prone. 
 
Beer Microfibre Tea Towel
6. Microfibre Tea Towel $24.95
Beer. As it should be in every Aussie household. 
Men's 2nd Skin Gardening Gloves
7. Men’s 2nd Skin Gardening Gloves $22.85
Protect your paws in the garden this summer. The secret behind the ‘2nd skin’ fit lies in the use of Lycra and goatskin materials and high quality construction. 
30 Day Challenge Activity Box
8. 30 Day Challenge Activity Box $29.95
Straight-up, I can think of about 10 different people I could buy one of these boxes for…especially the hard-to-buy-for peeps! And really, who wouldn’t want to feel happier, get fitter, cook and love better, take better pics, and just slow the heck down?!
Fitkick Folding Cap
9. Fitkick Folding Cap $29.95
No summer holiday suitcase is complete without this space-saving folding cap. 
Guitar Multitool
10. Guitar Multitool $9.95
Don’t get caught without a bottle opener again with this handy 4-in-1 multitool that includes a:
  • Bottle opener
  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Key ring

Gifts For Overseas Friends And Family

Aussie-inspired Gifts 
Perfect for friends and family overseas

If you’re fed up of running around last-minute looking for Christmas gifts to post to friends and family overseas, then look no further! Mr Gift has some beautiful, uniquely Australian gifts that will make your overseas friends and family smile when they open them this Christmas. These gift ideas are also small and lightweight, so won’t break the bank when it comes to postage either.  

If it’s just a card you’re after, we can help with that too! Check out our beautiful new range of greeting cards from a range of talented Australian and English artists. New titles are being added everyday. 

FOR YOU: Here’s a $20 Discount Voucher. To redeem your $20 voucher, simply enter Discount Code AUSSIEGIFTS in the Discount Code field when you place your order (product total must amount to $20 for voucher to work). You’re welcome to use this yourself, or pass onto someone else you know who might enjoy using it. Voucher is valid until midnight Sunday 25/11/2018.

Here are a few of our favourite Aussie-inspired gift ideas

The Game Leather Cricket Wallet
1. The Game Leather Cricket Wallet $129
Cricket fans, near and far will love this unique wallet. It is definitely a gift that will attract attention and start a conversation! Also available in black.   
 
2. The Little Veggie Patch Co Guide to Backyard Farming, BOOK 2 $45
The Little Veggie Patch boys have done it again in their second book, which focuses on growing vegetables in pots and homemade window boxes, or maybe even building your own vertical garden if space is tight! Packed with great tips and fun ideas – the perfect gift for a gardening enthusiast looking for a bit of inspiration.
Australian Bushland Print Shower Cap
3. Australian Bushland Print Shower Cap $29.95
Look your best, even when you’re in the shower with these cool printed shower caps. They are made from quality cotton fabric with a PVC inner lining for simple cleaning. They are also compact and light-weight, soperfect to post overseas. 
Mircofibre Travel Towel
4. Microfibre Travel Towel $84.95
Share our nation’s love of Vegemite with overseas friends and family! This handy travel towel is soft, super absorbent, lightweight and quick-drying. Made in Melbourne by Aussie company KE Designs, (who started life making microfibre lens cloths for the optical industry) these travel towels feature unique designs with an Aussie flavour.

 

Microfibre tea towel
5. Microfibre Tea Towel $24.95
No one loves an ice-cold beer more than an Aussie, which is always fun to remind our overseas friends and family! These cloths are perfect for drying and cleaning crockery, glassware, and cutlery because the microfibre fabric effortlessly removes smears, watermarks, and fingerprints. This makes the drying process quicker and easier than ever before so you can spend less time at the sink! They are also compact and light-weight and perfect for overseas postage. 
 
Microfibre Cushion Cover
6. Microfibre Cushion Cover $58.95
Soft cushion covers that you just want to snuggle are a must in every household. We adore these microfibre cushion covers from KE Design, not only for their soft finish, but also their cool designs. This gum blossom print is a stunning example, and uniquely Australian. 
Australia is an Old Garden Greeting Card
7. ‘Australia is an Old Garden’ Greeting Card $5.95
This intriguing original Australian greeting card features the iconic work of Rafael Saldana. This card is like the Aussie version of Where’s Wally. Each time you examine the Saldana’s exquisite work, you will spot something you hadn’t noticed previously. His work is truly fascinating and is guaranteed to draw you back, again and again. A fantastic card for Australian wild-life enthusiasts, as well as a unique card to send to friends and family overseas.
Proteas in Red Vase Greeting Card
8. ‘Proteas in Red Vase’ Greeting Card $5.95
Proteas have become very popular in floral arrangements in recent years, due to the broad range of colours and forms available. Peggy Shaw has been inspired by their beautiful shape and colour in this work, ‘Proteas in Red Vase’ – a marvellous showcase of Australian native flora. The perfect card for any flower or gardening enthusiast.
At the Beach Greeting Card
9. ‘At the Beach’ Greeting Card $4.95
This gorgeous seaside scene is typical of Claire McKellar’s signature impressionistic style. The striking blue tones used in this work capture the Australian coastal lifestyle at its best. 
Australian Feathertail Glider Greeting Card
10. ‘Australian Feathertail Glider’ Greeting Card $5.95
This Australian Feathertail Glider will make everyone fall in love with Australian animals – who could resist those big, beautiful eyes?! Show overseas friends and family the beauty of Australian wildlife with this stunning Lyn Cooke greeting card.
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Cracking Christmas Gifts for Men

Imagine how great you’ll feel when all your Christmas shopping is done and you can sit back and relax! Hopefully these cracking gift ideas will give you some inspiration for the men folk in your life this year…

We’re also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight, Sunday 24/12/15.  
Use Discount Code XMAS20 in the Discount Code field when you place your order.  

This offer can’t be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:-)

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas,
Courtney and the Mr Gift Team
 


Gifts for Gadget Geeks

Kreafunk toCharge Portable Phone Charger
Fitzroy’s Storm Glass
Kreafunk aMove Speaker
Foucault's Pendulum
Burgon and Ball Tyre Plant Pot
Sow-n-sow Seeds
Grow Bags
The Little Veggie Patch Co Guide to Backyard Farming, BOOK 2
Microfibre Tea Towel
Salad Zinger
Suck UK Cooking Guide Apron
Eva Solo Nordic Kitchen Knife Stand
The Game leather Cricket Wallet
Go-Comb
INside OUT Umbrella
Baileys Show Cleaning Kits
Surf Shack Photo Frame
Leff Amsterdam Scope Wall Clock
Microfibre Cushion Cover
Suck UK Skull Tidy Decorative Bowl

Gifts for Sporting Enthusiasts

How Champions Think book
Work Darts Set
Soccer Cufflinks
Rugby Ball Cufflinks
Champagne Cufflinks
Suck UK Bottle Light
Areaware Liquid Body Flask Hip Flask

Gifts for Golfers and Fishermen

Troika Smart Guide Compass
Camo Army Toilet Bag
Golf Photo Frame
Fishing Lure "HOOKED ON YOU" in Copper, Bronze or Stainless Steel

Inspiring Christmas Gifts for everyone…

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Imagine how great you’ll feel when all your Christmas shopping is done and you can sit back and relax! If you still have people to buy for, hopefully some of the below ideas will help…

We’re also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight, Thursday 24/12/15.  
Use Discount Code THANKS in the Discount Code field when you place your order.  

This offer can’t be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:)

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas,
Courtney and the Mr Gift Team
 


Gifts for Gadget Geeks

My Music Mini Speaker
Vintage Dashboard Photo Frame
Kreafunk aMove Speaker
50 Year Calendar
Burgon and Ball Tyre Plant Pot
Big Rootcup
Burgon and Ball Secateur Holster
Ashortwalk Apple Bird Feeder

Gifts for Cycling Enthusiasts (including MAMLs)

Bacon Rules Poster
Cyclist Cufflinks
Oopsmark Bicycle Leather Wine Rack
Gentlemen's Hardware Bicycle Repair Kit
Gentlemen's Hardware Wash Bag
Go-Comb
Ted Baker Manicure Kit
Baileys Show Cleaning Kits
Surf Shack Photo Frame
Mondo Date Calendar
Sophisti-Case Globus
Vintage Record Coaster set of 4

Gifts for Sporting Enthusiasts

How Champions Think book
Work Darts Set
Soccer Cufflinks
Rugby Ball Cufflinks
Moet and Chandon Cufflinks
Suck UK Bottle Light
Gentlemen's Hardware Cocktail Shaker

Gifts for Golfers

Troika Smart Guide Compass
Camo Army Toilet Bag
Golf Photo Frame
Golf Set - Balls and Tees

Handmade gift of the week: Cinnamon candles

The warm scents of cinnamon can sometimes be lost on a hot Australian summer Christmas, but if you’ve ever been to Europe at Christmas time, be prepared to be transported straight back there with these gorgeous cinnamon candles…


Why we love them:

  • These make a great Christmas table decoration – they look lovely and natural, and smell divine!
  • They’re easy to make – just grab some store-bought candles, arrange the cinnamon sticks around the candle and secure in place with natural twine or festive ribbon. 
  • Play around with the size of the sticks – using the same sized sticks gives the candle a more ‘uniform’ look, but random sizes also look more natural. 
  • Also experiment with different sized candles – three candles of different sizes look great grouped together on a tray as a table centrepiece or as part of a floral arrangement. 

Handmade gift of the week: Family handprint picture

Image from etsy store, MyForeverPrints

Why we love it:
  • This would make a fabulous family Christmas gift – especially for grandparents
  • We love the tonal colours in this print – these would work beautifully with many interior colours. Keep colour in mind when you create your print. Whilst bright colours would really stand out, you want to make sure the colours you pick are going to suit the decor of your or your recipient’s home. 
  • Placing the smaller handprints on the larger ones is a great way of showing how small the kids’ hands are, but you could layout your handprints anyway you like e.g. from oldest to youngest or vice-versa, depending on the size and dimensions of your canvas. 
  • For the background, you could use a stretched canvas for a contemporary look (you also wouldn’t need to worry about a frame). Or look for an interesting card or paper base. Something with texture in a neutral colour would give a premium finish. 
  • You could easily make a print like this yourself using acrylic paints (wear old clothes as this could be a little messy with little ones!). Or you can get one professionally made (without the mess!) by MyForeverPrints
  • You could also write the kids’ ages next to their name. 
  • This is a lovely keepsake you could make each year – imagine seeing a collection of these prints on a wall from various years. Kids will love seeing how much they’ve grown over time.