Christmas Gift Guide With Natt Cross
Fashion Stylist Natt Cross shares her top gifts to shop at Myer Centrepoint this Christmas.
Lazy summer days are always well spent lost in a good book. Here’s my top picks:
- THE GIVER OF STARS – JOJO MOYES
- YOUR OWN KIND OF GIRL – CLARE BOWDITCH
- THE WEEKEND – CHARLOTTE WOOD
- THE GUARDIANS – JOHN GRISHAM
- BLUEY: THE BEACH: A LIFT-THE-FLAP BOOK
- OTTOLENGI SIMPLE – YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
- VEG – JAMIE OLIVER
BABY NEST & LITTLE NEST
This store is the ultimate destination when it comes to considered gifts for the little ones. Since Little Nest moved off the main street and into the Baby Nest store, you can also find some great options for the grown ups too.
These were my favourites:
- TOSHI Baby Romper in Blush
- BARNEY GUMNUT Plate & Egg Set
- SOPHIE LA GIRAFE Ring Teether
- GABROO Kids Night or Desk Lamp
- FRANKIE Magazine Calendar 2020
- AROMA ELM Aromatherapy Diffuser / Ioniser / Humidifier / Cool Mist Vapouriser
- MEN’S SOCIETY Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Shower Kit
- DINDI NATURALS 100% Natural Shave Soap
SPECIALIST SKIN & LASER
Giving the gift of beautiful skin will always most welcome.
Their Gift Certificates are available in any denomination, allowing your recipient to choose from their extensive range of laser hair removal and skin treatments.
They also stock the high-performance cosmeceutical skincare line SKINSTITUT, and have some fantastic gift sets available for Christmas.
THE BEAUTY MARK
I can’t go past their POUT Lipstick Trio, 3 shades of your choice for $39. I absolutely love these lipsticks and am complimented on them constantly!
Another gift suggestion is a 1 On 1 Make-up Lesson. The completely customisable format was was a game changer for me, as I now know exactly what works for my face and how to achieve it at home. A TBM Artist will cover a broad range of products, tools and techniques to help you to express your true beauty. Plus, the cost of the lesson is fully redeemable on product.
If you’re still unsure, the store is absolutely brimming with gorgeous products. Pop on in and let the lovely (and incredibly knowledgeable) TBM staff guide you to the perfect fit for the beauty lover in your life.
This NEW Sportscraft store is as stunning as the products inside. Well worth a visit just for the experience alone!
I picked up some quality summer shirts for my husband (so many fun prints), and paired them with their classic chino shorts. That’s his summer sorted.
- NAVAL Short Sleeve Shirt
- FLOCK Short Sleeve Shirt
- TONY Short Sleeve Linen Shirt
- CLYVE Short Sleeve Shirt
- CLASSIC Short – Available in 5 Colours
POUR MES AMIS
A true local love, this store is a delight for the senses. Stocked full of fun, fashionable and unique finds, it’s a must when it comes to Christmas gift shopping.
Here’s what I walked away with:
- MRS DARCY LIFESTYLE Tahitian Pearl Summer Holiday Scented Candle
- MRS DARCY Melon Mojito + Raw Sugar Fragrance Diffuser
- SALT BY HENDRIX Magical Rose Daytime Illuminating Elixir Creme
- SALT BY HENDRIX Babetown Booster Base Oil
- RIDLEY’S GAMES 1980’s Music Trivia Game
- RIDLEY’S GAMES Cat Lover’s / Dog Lover’s Illustrated Playing Cards
- SHOUT OUT TO THE GIRLS BOOK – A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women
- BOUFFANTS & BROKEN HEARTS Bamboo Travel Mug
- OAK & WONDER Hoop Fringe Earrings
- STATUS ANXIETY Audrey Wallet in Pink
Locally design linen-label is full of beautiful pieces if relaxed, ageless style is their thing. I was instantly drawn to their Mao Trapeze Top – it’s a classic wardrobe staple you’ll wear time and time again.
They also stock the ONE SEED Range of fragrances, which are 100% natural and created on an essential oil base. My personal favourite “DREAMER” is a sophisticated blend of fig, orange blossom & ginger.
Gazman’s Summer collection is spot on. The perfect combination of classic and colour!
Plus when you purchase a GAZMAN gift tag in store for $1, all money raised will be donated to Prostrate Cancer Foundation Australia.
My favourite coffee can now be given as a gift! If you’ve also got a coffee lover on your list, one of the below gift cards will go down a treat.
Gift Card 1: 10 x small coffees $30
Gift Card 2: 10 x medium coffees $40
Gift Card 3: 10 x large coffees $50
Christmas gift shopping is never complete without a visit to the MYER Cosmetics hall and their fabulous Giftorium.
MYER COSMETICS HALL
- BENEFIT COSMETICS GIFT SETS
The playful names and pretty packaging make these gift sets an easy, crowd-pleasing present.
My top 3 are:
PARTY LIKE A FLOCK STAR Eye Lip & Cheek Palette – $59
TRIPLE DECKER DECADENCE Make-Up Set – $70
MAGICAL BROW STARS Limited Edition 5 Piece Brow Set – $99 (Valued at $249)
- LITTLE BOX OF BEAUTY
A limited-edition gift for any beauty enthusiast. This carefully curated box includes 19 deluxe samples from coveted brands, such as MAC, Lancome, Jurlique & much more!
RRP $89 (Valued at over $285)
- KKW FRAGRANCE
Exclusive to MYER in Australia, the KKW Fragrances are proving to be incredibly popular. Personally I love the feminine CRYSTAL GARDENIA fragrance, which combines notes of water lily, gardenia, tiara flower and velvet tuberose. However I couldn’t go past BAE for my teenage daughter, with its sweet heart packaging and fruity-floral scent.
Upstairs at MYER Albury you’ll find the holy grail of gifting! Here you’ll find presents for all ages and budgets.
Last but certainly not least, here are my top giftorium picks:
- URBAN GREENS Kitchen Herbs Grow Kit
- THE LEAF SUPPLY GUIDE To Creating Your Own Indoor Jungle
- SUNNY LIFE Bocce Set
- LAGOON Genius Trivia Game
- CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY Party Game
- STAR WARS Men’s Trunks 4 Pack
- SPLOSH Adventure Fund Money Box
- MAXWELL WILLIAMS Pete Cromer Egg Cups
- IT’S NOT YOU IT’S MONDAY Ceramic Mug
- HOUSE & GARDEN “Outback” Hand Lotion & Hand Soap
- VUE Beach Mat
- SKITTLES Giant Candy Box
- SANTA GLOBAL POSITIONING STOCKING
- CADBURY DAIRY MILK Personalised Gift Box
And that’s it from me. I hope this has provided you with a little gift inspiration for all those hard to buy people on your list!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy New Year x
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Pour Mes Amis
Father’s Day Gifts For Every Kind Of Dad
It’s Father’s Day this Sunday 1 September, so we’ve rounded up our top 25 gifts to help you find something that’s just right. From the tech-obsessed to the groomed gents, there’s something for every dad at Myer Centrepoint.
1/ GAZMAN PIQUE COTTON POLOS
$59.95 OR 2 for $85
You can’t go wrong with this classic collared tee. Available in an array new season styles & colours.
2/ GAZMAN WEEKENDER BAG
A practical, versatile and durable piece of luggage thoughtfully designed for short trips away.
3/ SPORTSCRAFT CLASSIC SHORT
ORIGINALLY $89.99 / NOW $71.99
High quality, 100% premium cotton shorts. Buy him a pair or 2 to see him through Summer. Choose from 7 colours, from classic to statement.
4/ SPORTSCRAFT NORMANDY WASH PACK
Crafted from 100% leather (with a water resistant synthetic lining), this pack will provide a stylish home for your Dad’s grooming essentials.
5/ TAROCASH NOVELTY PRINT UNDERWEAR
For underwear that’s a little bit extra, head to Tarocash. Super comfy with a touch of stretch, they’re available in stack of fun prints (the flamingoes are our fave).
6/ DYMOCKS ALBURY
HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION – 2020 EDITION – $34.99
The bestselling and definitive guide to Australian wine makes for a most welcome & informative gift for the wine-loving guy.
EVERYTHING IS F*CKED: A BOOK ABOUT HOPE – $29.95
From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F∗ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.
“Entertaining and thought-provoking . . . [Manson’s] dark-humored wit and blunt prose are both informative and engaging . . . Clever and accessibly conversational, Manson reminds us to chill out, not sweat the small stuff, and keep hope for a better world alive.” — Kirkus Reviews
7/ LITTLE NEST / BABY NEST
PAPA BEAR MUG – $15.95
PAPA BEAR CAN COOLER – $6.95
Make his favourite brew that little bit more special with these papa bear prezzies.
8/ MYER / SUNGLASS HUT
RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES – $205
(Model: RB3026 257212)
First launched in 1937, Ray-Ban’s Aviator design has firmly become an eyewear icon. This timeless model combines the cool aviator styling paired with exceptional quality & performance.
9/ MYER / R.M. WILLIAMS
An R.M. Williams classic, the Steers Head Logo Cap is made from pure cotton twill with a timeless curved peak. Stylish protection for those long summer days under the Australian sun!
10/ MYER / R.M. WILLIAMS
THE CRAFTSMAN BOOT – from $595
If you’re looking to splurge, the iconic craftsman boot is a wonderful gift to consider. Masterfully created from one piece of premium leather, their boots are built to last a lifetime – from the Aussie outback to urban adventures.
BLEU de CHANEL PARFUM – From $140
FITBIT CHARGE 3 – $179
A useful gift for the fit dad – or the dad who has grand plans to be! The Fitbit Charge 3 is an advanced health and fitness tracker that uses 24/7 heart rate data, endless features and personalised insights to master his fitness journey.
TOMMY HILFIGER LEATHER TRAINERS – $169
Keep his footwear fresh with these everyday trainers from Tommy Hilfiger. Crafted from soft leather upper, they present a low cut silhouette with cotton lining for all day comfort.
DAD JOKE FACE-OFF – $29.99
Inspired by the hit internet sensation, this party game that will make any game night a laugh riot. You never know, your Dad may even come across some of his own material!
SONY NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES – NOW $59.95
For those times when Dad needs a little peace and quiet, these headphones will reduce up to 95% ambient noise whilst he’s listening to his favourite tunes.
16/ YD SOCKS
$9.99 OR 3 For $20
As much as it’s a cliche, sometimes he really does just need some new socks! We love these one’s from yd. thanks to the comfy cotton rich blend paired with a variety of fun prints.
17/ MICHAEL HILL CHRONOGRAPH WATCH BOX SET
A gift that will stand the test of time. This classic yet versatile chronograph watch set features a black crystal sapphire face set in titanium. Fitted with a titanium band it also comes with two additional interchangeable bands in green and black.
18/ THE BEAUTY MARK
HEY JUDE BEARD BALM – $24
An ultimate sculpting agent to style and tame the beard. Blended with sandalwood, pine scotch and bay rum essential oils, for an impeccably styled, freshly scented beard all day long.
19/ ALBURY CITY PHARMACY
DARRELL LEA DAD’S BAG – $25
Filled with some of Australia’s finest chocolate and liquorice, Dad will thoroughly enjoy this special treat.
1 x Milk Chocolate RockLea Road (145g) / 1 x Raspberry Bullets (55g)
1 x Mega Minty Momets (185g) / 1 x Liquorice Batch 37 (300g)
1 x BB’s Caramel Clouds (160g) / 1 x BB’s Big Orange (185g)
FLYLITE MANHATTAN BRIEFCASE – NOW $79
Dad can safely and securely store his digital devices (and other serious work stuff) in this durable carry-all.
21/ VALENTINES BAKEHOUSE
GIFT VOUCHER – ANY DENOMINATION
The gift that keeps on giving! Shout dad his coffee fix, lunch or freshly baked treats for a week (or more) with a Valentine’s Gift Voucher.
SPECIALTY GIFT CARDS – ANY DENOMINATION
Sometimes giving the gift of choice is priceless. Woolworths have a huge selection of gift cards if you want to give dad the opportunity to treat himself when he’s ready. And even better, there’s no expiry!
GLENMORANGIE THE ORIGINAL SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 700mL – $69
If your dad loves his whisky, then it simply doesn’t get better than this. From the northern reaches of Scotland, this Glenmorangie Scotch is the original blend from the world-famous label. Expertly distilled, only the purest of vapours make it to the top, resulting in intensely floral aromas and a fruity body.
24/ LITTLE NEST / BABY NEST
GENTLEMEN’S HARDWARE WHISKEY STONES – $19.95
A set of eight whisky stones made from granite and soapstone, to keep beverages cool without diluting the drink. Simply pop in the freezer for four hours prior to use. Cheers dad!
25/ HAIRHOUSE WAREHOUSE
UPPERCUT DELUXE SHAVE CREAM – $18 UPPERCUT DELUXE AFTER SHAVE MOISTURISER – $22
Uppercut Deluxe Shave Cream has been designed to perfectly compliment the Uppercut Deluxe Aftershave Moisturiser as part of a daily routine for the kinda guy that just wants a good shave & fresh skin.
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3 Superfood Smoothies To Try Right Now
Smoothies are a great grab-n-go breakfast or filling snack, and are a super easy way to pack extra fruit and veggies into your daily diet.
Check out these delicious and nutritious recipes from Lorna Jane Active!
The Balance Blend Smoothie
- 1 cup of ice
- 3 pieces of frozen pineapple
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 frozen kiwi fruit
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 cup coconut water
- handful of mint leaves
The Energy Boost Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon nut butter
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
The Beauty Blend Smoothie
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup kefir
- 1 cup ice
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon pepitas
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon