Friday, 2 December 2011

Cool gifts for under $50


Christmas shopping can suck. But it sucks less when you buy cool stuff for other people. Here are a few different things which I found online for under $50 which I know I would get a kick out of buying for someone on the Nice List.


Morris the memo holder. Who wouldn't want something as cute as Morris to hold your old fashioned memos?
He's from the Queensland Art Gallery Shop here. There's also Bianca the memo holder if you'd prefer something female.

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A pot that looks like a bird. This lovely white earthenware is made by Brisbane artist Sharon Muir and is available online at Artisan.
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A light bulb; everyone needs a light bulb. But make it an award winning Plumen energy efficient light bulb and you will have made the eco design geek in your life a happy person. These are available from Top3 by design and there is also free shipping.




A little Queenslander house model for those with fidgety fingers; you have to build it yourself. It's your chance to build your dream home in miniature from the Little Building Co which is based in Brisbane. They have other models too such as the Surry Hills Terrace and the Guggenheim Museum in NY.


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A funky tissue box. It hides the box and people will no longer judge you if you buy generic branded tissues like me. Great for your bedside table. This is from the Queensland Art Gallery Shop.

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For the green thumbs in your circle, go all out and buy them the Fiskars Deluxe Euro Pruner. Sounds much better than No Name El Cheapo Chinese Pruner. You can buy it online from BigW and save yourself  the headache of parking and crowds.

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Greenbo planter pots. They're designed to sit on your deck or balcony railings and is a clever way to save precious outdoor space. These would be great for a mini kitchen garden. Designed by Miki Ganor. You can buy it online from Top3 by design which has free shipping.

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I know. It's only one wine glass; a very good one for the times when you want to drink alone or don't want to share the bottle. You can purchase the Riedel O Series to Go red wine glass online from Peter's of Kensington.
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Anything with a cross on it is cool these days.  Cushions with a cross, blankets with a cross, paintings...so, this little tea towel from the Australian Red Cross must be the height of fashion as it is emblazoned with crosses. It looks great and supports a worthwhile cause too. Images on the tea towel are from the Australian Red Cross Heritage Collection.

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service also have branded merchandise which is quite cool, but I couldn't get a good quality image for the blog. Check it out here. Again it's another worthwhile cause.

Make sure you do all your online purchase as soon as possible, like now, so it all arrives before the big day.

p.s I was not sponsored by anyone to write this post. I just wanted to share the things I've found while doing my own research.

10 comments:

  1. Oh great ideas, i have that donky note pad holder - in white, only colour available when i got it, i love it. Fabulous finds from Top 3 By Design, my cousin's wife is a buyer for them, he works there too, they are SO decorating our homestead when it's done. Yay!! Who you know right?? Love Posie

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  2. What great finds! I love the tea towel especially.

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  3. I have that very tiny Queenslander on my shelf as I type - and I love it!

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  4. Great links Anita. I love it when you do all the hard work for me. It's brilliant. x

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  5. Nice goodies. I do like the little house. Have a great weekend!

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  6. OMG I have to have the little Queenslander. What a great idea. These are fabulous gifts. Well done you for finding them! A-M xx

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  7. Love all your suggestions Anita! If everyone did one post like this we'd all be Xmas sorted in no time! I really loved the tissue box and have ordered it in black (Would've prefered white but they were sold out. Anyone know where I can get a white one?) SOooooo L.O.V.E. online shopping! Thanks for the great post, as always!
    x KL

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  8. oh darl, you're the best. you've just sorted several of my secret santa gifts out!! awesome.

    xxxx

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  9. Thanks everyone. I'm glad you like the list.
    Posie, lucky you to have connections with top3!!
    KL, I'm not sure where you can a white wipy...xx

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