The challenge here is deciding whether to buy something sexy, or practical. Love these French Organic Linen Sleep Shorts by Esty seller, Orchard Rose.
2. Candles or Soap
I know not that imaginative but always appreciated!! My favourite soaps would have to be those made by Corrynne of Corrynne’s Natural Soaps, Bathcare, Skincare and Body Products. They smell divine!
3. A new dress or skip the shopping and get a gift card instead!!
The Aussie clothing store Birds Nest, offer both online gift cards and vouchers that can posted out.
You don’t find this suggestion on many online gift guides. But I am avid reader, when I have time. Books are one of my favourite gifts to give and receive. In Australia I buy online through Book Depository, as they offer free delivery from the UK. If you are not buying for a someone who likes reading, what about a gorgeous interior design book to look over or an adult colouring in book.
5. Gold Jewelry
According to SheSpeaks, almost half of the women they surveyed wanted to be given gold jewelry as a gift. I am with them on that one! Simple and elegant! If you are not a warm toned person like me, go for silver or white gold. Earrings, necklace… anything! Or here are some ideas for the woman who would rather be given handmade jewelry. For example, these hand crafted earnings I spotted on Etsy Australia.
6. A Worm Farm
What?!! Ok, this one is for the women who love gardening! I did an unofficial survey (of myself and a girlfriend) and 100% of us wanted to be given a worm farm. Tiger worms, are great for turning leftover kitchen scraps and paper into vermicast and worm wee. Both, which contain lots of beneficial bacteria and when it’s added to the soil in your garden, it helps everything flourish. Who wouldn’t want a worm farm! (Image via Compost Key)
7. Surprise Op Shop Items
Some of my friends and I will regularly source gifts for each other from our local thrift store or op shop. Of course, they are a surprise because there is no consistency with what you will find. In the past I’ve been given a brand new pair of Birkenstock sandals, thermal underwear, crockery and an awesome Italian cooking book. In return I’ve gifted clothing, gorgeous wood items, books and crockery (like this plate below only 50 cents).
Also I use this idea for my kids to buy gifts for other family members. Most second hand items are low priced and my kids are not overwhelmed by choice. It supports a charity after all and gives them practice at thinking about what other people like!
So what would be on your gift wish list?
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