Great gifts for anybody

06 July 2015

In my family and within my group of friends, birthday season is well and truly upon us, so today I thought I'd share and handful of gifts I've given and also own. Best of all, they're all unisex :)

My friend Ana introduced me to the most delicious chocolate ($10 per bar) that is made in Mudgee, NSW. It's sold in Wagga Wagga and you can order it online. It's a bit pricey but is lovely and rich, which stops me from scoffing it - something that normally happens with supermarket chocolate :)

I was given a watch from The Horse (from $139) last year and love it. The design is classic and there are heaps of different colour combinations but best of all - it's really comfortable to wear. Tony and I bought the all black version for my brother-in-law as a gift for MC-ing our wedding. Matching ones would make a cute wedding gift!

My friend Sean gave me a special leather notebook and this beautiful pen ($40) for my 30th birthday and I carry it everywhere. Aside from making me feel quite grown up and organised, it writes beautifully and I love that I can use it every day.

Between us, Tony and I have given six Swell bottles (from $40) as gifts (!). I bought Tony one a few years ago before he started a drawing residency because it looked nicer than the plastic variety and is also insulated. There are heaps of different designs now, and lots of shops that sell them.

Finally, these Scrabble mugs ($15) with our initials on them are a present idea that has been handed down a few times. I first noticed them at my friend Sophie's house, and later met her friends who had given them as a Christmas present. Sophie and her husband Tim gave us these ones as a wedding present, which I loved because as far as couples go, we have the same initials. I'm planning to buy Scrabble mugs for an upcoming Christmas in July with Tony's family.

P.S A simple gift wrapping trick.

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