Optimising Christmas Gift Guide
Posted: 11 Dec 2023
Posted: 11 Dec 2023
‘Tis the season for the annual scramble to find the perfect gift for your loved one (or that one random family member who’s only ever seen around this time of year). Lucky for everyone, we work with some pretty cool companies offering products that are sure to impress.
“I try to get gifts that are things the person would want to treat themselves to, but not necessarily buy. I also love making it personalised with a reference to an inside joke or a passing comment they made about what they like/don't like as it makes the gift extra thoughtful.”Jee Young Baek, SEO Specialist
Nothing sweeter than an Augustus Gelatery Gift Card!
“I like to give something I’d get for myself. Plus, you can never have enough shoes!”Andrew Bond, SEO Specialist
A pair of Roger Centre Court Lace Shoes from Footgear.
“We live in such a high paced world and I love giving someone something which can put the calm in their chaos. ”Ellie Handberg, SEO Specialist
One of the many great 2024 Planners from Write to Me.
“You always need those last minute gifts on hand for when you accidentally forget about Kris Kringle at work or a rogue relative shows up! Something delicious never misses.”Fran Del Rosario, Senior SEO Specialist
“I pride myself on my excellent gift giving. No matter who the gift is for, I’ll be able to nail it.”Lewis Reynolds, SEO Specialist
The Robert Gordon Small Portions Terra Place Setting - “my brother’s girlfriend will love it!”
“Buying a gift for the person who already has everything they need is always a struggle so an experience is the perfect fit.Isabelle Richards, SEO Executive
A Scenic Helicopter Tour from Helicraft is “the perfect gift for your adventurous friend or hard-to-buy-for family member!"
“My Mum is notoriously hard to buy for so I want to give her something that can express her style yet still be practical.”Marnie Duncan, SEO Executive
A cute, but work appropriate Apple watch band from Salty Fox
“When it comes to Christmas, I believe that it's the thought that counts! Homemade gifts are the best way to show someone you truly care and a chance to make something special. I enjoy baking so I’ll be giving some sweet treats as gifts.”Amy Ho, SEO Specialist
I’ll be making some mini strawberry shortcakes using the recipe from Driscoll’s!
“When I’m gifting my twin sister something for Christmas, it’s often something I’d like to borrow!”Maddy Wilson, SEO Specialist
The soft and cosy Amara scarf from Henne.
"Making a donation in someone's name makes for a great gift because it's a meaningful way to show you care. Plus, it's a feel-good gift that keeps on giving and makes a positive impact on the world."Monique Verstegen, Senior SEO Specialist
“I would choose to donate to a cause like [marine conservation and anti-whaling organisation] Sea Shepherd or [homelessness outreach charity] Mobilise. You're not just giving a present; you're making a difference to a cause that matters to them.”
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An emerging playwright, India is currently a She Writes Resident at Theatre Works and writes about teen drama, science fiction and boogieing babies.
Outside of writing, India enjoys dance, baking, and attempting to befriend (read: kidnap) the local neighbourhood cats.
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