Category: GIFT GUIDE

Why coffee matters this Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is a special occasion that calls for a celebration of the unparalleled bond between a mother and her children. While flowers and heartfelt messages are traditional gifts, why not surprise her with an exceptional coffee experience at home this year? Coffee, after all, is more than just a beverage; it’s a moment of pleasure that many mothers cherish in their daily ritual. Mitch Monaghan, Nespresso Coffee Ambassador, shares invaluable insights on how to elevate this daily coffee ritual, particularly on Mother’s Day. When buying a coffee machine to gift your mother, the paramount concern should be whether it can produce quality-tasting coffee. According to Monaghan, the perfect cup starts with the machine’s capability to deliver consistently good coffee, which is where a coffee capsule machine, like Nespresso’s Vertuo Pop, shines. It does away with the intricacies of coffee making, ensuring every cup is a perfect brew. The use of sustainably sourced Nespresso coffee, sealed in recyclable aluminium capsules, further guarantees that each cup is fresh and full of aroma. Ease of use is another critical factor. A machine that operates at the touch of a button and offers various cup sizes can adapt to any coffee preference your mother might have throughout the day. For those mothers who appreciate a hands-off approach in the kitchen without compromising on the quality of their coffee, the Vertuo Lattissima could be the ideal choice, handling milk preparation seamlessly. For the environmentally conscious mother, the sustainability of the coffee machine is a significant consideration. Nespresso’s precision design… Read More

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: fun, flirty and functional

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The most un-hallowed (but definitely most Hallmarked) day is almost upon us… Valentine’s Day! Wondering what to get your special someone and drawing blanks? We’ve got you covered! FUN GIFTS Aussie winemakers Doom Juice have teamed up with flower artists Acid Flwrs to create the mother of all fancy shiraz bottles, Acid Doom. Only 66 have been produced and this collectors item is only available until sold out for $99. Missed out? You can score their ~lovely~ bundle for the same price. Collect experiences not things and take your boo to the movies. Laneway Cinema in The Rocks is screening romcom hit 50 First Dates for FREE at 7pm on Feb 14th, and Mov’in Bed, Barangaroo’s first beach cinema, is hosting special Valentine’s Day romantic movie screenings all month, tickets are available from $12. You know what’s fun? Making pink gin cocktails, or just straight up enjoying a pink gin spritz on the balcony. We’re loving Malfy Gin Rosa. Make it yours for $74.99 (or less if you’re a Dan’s Member!) FLIRTY GIFTS Sassy cookies taste good mentally and in your mouth! Sweet Mickie do a range of cookies that ship Australia-wide featuring sweet, or sexy, messages starting from $34.95. This may not be a family friendly website but we can’t give you specific recs, to each their own and all that BUT Love Honey stocks a wide range of adult toys, gadgets and goodies to set the spicy mood. Games are really having a moment, so why not design your own or find an… Read More

Give the gift of premium dining with the new ‘Gift to Dine’ card

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The Gift to Dine card introduces a smooth redemption process. Recipients have the flexibility to select from a plethora of restaurants on the Gift a Restaurant website. By entering their unique card number, they can receive a specific gift card for the eatery of their choice. Available from the 16th of October at leading retailers Woolworths and Coles, the Gift to Dine card will be offered in a $100 denomination. According to Keiran Nolan, Head of Commerce – Australia, BHN, this card is the ideal gift option for loved ones, friends, family, and a thoughtful way for employers to show their appreciation to their staff during the festive season. Brad Craine, General Manager at Gift a Restaurant, believes that the Gift to Dine card is the perfect solution for those tricky-to-buy-for individuals, as well as the food enthusiasts amongst your acquaintances, and indeed, anyone else. He shares the excitement of partnering with Blackhawk Network and launching a new physical gift card. The new physical card, available at local Coles or Woolworths, is ideal for the incoming holiday season. It optimises restaurant participation and consumer experiences. Only the finest restaurants with top-tier gift card software feature on their platform. In conclusion, the Gift to Dine card presents a unique, memorable gifting idea, combining the happiness of gifting with the satisfaction of a great dining experience. It is not just a gift; it takes the receiver on a journey towards culinary delight. How to win a $100 Gift to Dine card Entries close 11.59pm AEDST, 5 November… Read More

Thermos Guardian: The Reliable Companion for On-the-go Dads

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From the office to the great outdoors, Thermos Guardian provides an unbeatable solution for keeping your meals fresh and drinks at the perfect temperature. Perfect for the active father in your life, Thermos Guardian’s range of insulated food jars and tumblers are backed by the endorsements of professional travellers, The Blonde Nomads. Their decade-long experience of road-tripping across Australia stands as a testament to Thermos’ dedication to quality and durability. Since 1904, Thermos has been a reliable name in the industry, pioneering Vacuum Insulation Technology that ensures hot stays hot, and cold stays cold, for hours on end. Offering a sustainable alternative to disposable cups and takeaway containers, Thermos products are both environmentally friendly and stylishly designed. Take the Thermos Guardian Stainless Steel 530mL Travel Mug, for instance. Priced at $59.99, it is designed to keep your beverages hot for up to 5 hours or cold for up to 14 hours. Furthermore, with its cool-to-touch exterior for hot liquids and sweat-proof design for cold, it’s a perfect fit for most vehicle cup holders. The Thermos Guardian 530ml Stainless Steel Food Jar, retailing at $69.99, is another marvel. It keeps food hot for up to 9 hours or cold for up to 22 hours. This jar even includes a full-size foldable stainless steel spoon stored securely in the lid, making meal times a breeze whether you’re at the office or in the wilderness. For the father who loves a day out, the Thermos Stainless King 470ml Stainless Steel Coffee Mug and Trailsman Insulated Cooler are the… Read More

Father’s Day Australia: the last minute gift guide you need

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This Father’s Day on Sunday 3 September 2023, there’s no need to panic if you’ve left gift-buying to the last minute. We’ve got you covered with an outstanding selection of thoughtful, unique and just generally great presents that will make your dad feel like the superstar he is. Whether your father is a tech wizard, an outdoor enthusiast, a culinary master, or a music lover, our last-minute Father’s Day gift guide has something for every dad. So dive in, find that perfect gift, and prepare to put a smile on his face that says, “You really know me!” Fuji Instax SQ40 Click the link above to enter the draw to win one! A classic instant camera that marries the nostalgic charm of analogue prints with the convenience of digital technology. This unique piece of equipment, designed by the renowned Fujifilm, is aimed at those who appreciate the delightful unpredictability of instant photography, whilst enjoying the easy handling of modern technology. Shokz Open Fit earbuds Click the link above to enter the draw to win one! If you’re in the market for a new pair of earbuds, look no further than the Shokz Open Fit, the future of audio, specifically designed to revamp your audio experience. These are not just any ordinary earbuds; they are a game-changer, setting a new standard in the industry. Wolstead Pro pizza oven Click the link above to enter the draw to win one! This state-of-the-art appliance from Kitchen Warehouse, sporting a sleek matte black finish, has been designed to evoke the… Read More

Two last minute Father’s Day gift ideas by Belkin

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As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to celebrate the special men in our lives. The ones who’ve stood by us through thick and thin, offered words of wisdom, and have always been our pillars of strength. This Father’s Day, why not show your appreciation with a gift that’s as tech-savvy and stylish as they are? Belkin brings to you a range of innovative gadgets that are not just practical and functional, but also cater to their contemporary styles. From our top-tier BoostCharge™ Fast Wireless Charger to the compact and sophisticated BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless Power Bank, these devices are sure to elevate their tech game, and make them feel appreciated and loved. So, gear up to make this Father’s Day truly special with Belkin. Dads on the go and tech enthusiasts alike will rejoice at the discovery of Belkin’s BoostCharge™ Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K. Boasting an impressive 10,000mAh capacity, this device possesses the ability to charge an Apple Watch Series 7 or 8 from 0% to 80% in a mere 45 minutes, while also delivering up to 36 hours of video playback on an iPhone 14. Its simultaneous charging capability is a game-changer, ensuring that your iPhone and Apple Watch or Airpod Pros are powered up and ready to go, making it the perfect companion for the modern, busy dad. On the other hand, if style and functionality are on your radar, the BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless Power Bank 5K + Stand is your ultimate charging solution. This compact power bank,… Read More

How to pick the perfect gift for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is a time to show appreciation for the important father figure in your life – and this year,m it’s on in Australia, 3 September. Choosing the perfect gift for dad can be a challenge, but with some careful planning and consideration, you can find him something he’ll love. Here’s how to start thinking about what to get Dad for Father’s Day: Consider his interests: Think about your dad’s hobbies and interests. Does he enjoy golfing, cooking, or reading? Take note of what he spends his free time doing and consider a gift that caters to those interests. Who doesn’t love shoes? A range are on sale at Catch right now! Reflect on shared memories: Think back to shared moments that you have with your dad. Did you take a memorable trip together or attend a special event? A gift that celebrates a shared memory can be a thoughtful and meaningful gesture. Ask for suggestions: Sometimes the best way to figure out what to get dad is by asking him directly. Ask him what he would like or if there is anything he needs. If you’re worried about spoiling the surprise, try asking him in a subtle way or seek input from other family members. There’s no gift quite like something that makes life easier! Try Ecovacs Consider practical gifts: While sentimental gifts are always appreciated, practical gifts can also be a great option. Think about items your dad may need for his daily routine or job, such as a new tool or piece… Read More

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Streets of Barangaroo Artisan Markets


In very exciting news, The Streets of Barangaroo are going to be hosting their Artisan Markets again this year on Saturday 13 May (Mother’s Day weekend). From 10am to 4pm, The Streets will come alive with over 40 stalls boasting carefully curated artisanal wares. The markets have a large focus on sustainability, with CandleXchange (high-quality fragranced candles in reusable glass and ceramic containers), Dula Australia (swimwear and activewear crafted from recycled materials), 4evaeco (family-owned small business who’ve created family-friendly, sustainable tableware), and Amber’s Food Wraps among many. Visitors will be able to peruse aisles of ceramics, prints, homewares, and jewellery, while supporting local businesses and enjoying free live music. Amongst the many stallholders are: But that’s not all! Once you’ve finished shopping, take your Mum for brunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants on site. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the decadent pastries at Bourke Street Bakery or the handcrafted chocolates at Haigh’s. For something savory, head to Devon Cafe for their famous truffle scrambled eggs or the meat-rich dishes of Barangaroo House. And of course, don’t forget that this event is happening on Mother’s Day weekend – which means it’s the perfect opportunity to treat your Mum to a day out she’ll never forget. So mark your calendars, and head to Streets of Barangaroo for a fun-filled day of shopping, dining, and entertainment with your Mum.

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Australia with gifts

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Mother’s Day is an occasion to celebrate and honour mothers, mother figures, and maternal bonds. It is a day to acknowledge the love, sacrifices, and hard work of mothers in our lives. In Australia, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May – 14 May this year! – and it’s a day filled with traditions, joy, and appreciation. We’ve put together a wrap-up of some winning gift ideas for the most important woman in your life! UGG boots The Australian staple really needs no introduction. Lambs wool inner, suede outer, a whole lot of comfort. These are a must for anyone in Australia. Get them from Catch! T2 Tea gift pack Australian and the best. Support local while helping her drink the world, with a range of tea options either from or inspired by all corners of the globe. Head to the T2 Tea website for more Shavers and groomers from Shaver Shop An Australian initiative that sells the best and latest in shavers and personal grooming devices for men, women and everyone in-between, our favourite is the latest Silk Expert Pro 5 IPL Long Term Hair Removal Device. Get it for $499 down from $1099! Wine from VINOMOFO We’re rounded up Our wine favourites for ease, but basically, go Australian, go bold and prove to the woman who loves you how much you love her back! Hermes Mosaique au 24 Soup Tureen In homage to the mosaic which covers the floor of 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the historic Hermès store, the geometric friezes… Read More