Christmas Shopping Inspiration For Fashion And Beauty Lovers

Christmas Shopping Inspiration For Fashion And Beauty Lovers
Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Dec 12, 2021

Tis almost the season to deck the halls and after a long challenging year finding that inspiration may feel like a stretch.  Let’s look at some savvy ideas to help you complete the gift shopping so you can move on to enjoy the celebrations feeling inspired without the stress.

I do love receiving a gift pack from my favourite brands. Gift packs often include the top-selling items with the opportunity to try some of the items you perhaps would not normally sample. If you know your gift recipients favourite brands then this is a great option. Most beauty brands have a Christmas gift pack or even an advent calendar.

Jo Malone has some great seasonal gift packs including Christmas crackers and Christmas ornaments with wonderful goodies for the gals and a gorgeous essential pack for the blokes.

Jo Malone – Online Exclusive Christmas Cracker RRP $78, exclusive to Australia A gorgeous stocking-sized treat filled with an English Pear & Freesia Body & Hand Wash (15ml), Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Crème (15ml) and Poppy & Barley Cologne (9ml).

Jo Malone – Men’s Essentials Collection RRP $55 Something delicious for the men in your life with a Grapefruit Body & Hand Wash (50ml), Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne (9ml) and Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense (9ml).

On the theme of gifting a collection of lovely items, how about pulling together your own gift pack? I love to customize a gift box or hamper for my friends and loved ones.

Country Road has an inspired gift range with some of their most iconic brand items being reimagined for the festive season. I love the summer feel of the soft tropical colour palette and the nautical blues. With Summer upon us, a great pack could include some slides, a hat and a bag with perhaps some sunscreen, a lip gloss and a good book – voila a relaxing gift pack. This range is hit stores this month and has the added benefit of being personalized as an option.  Prices for the Country Road gifting range start from $14.95.

Now that really looks like thoughtful and inspired gift-giving.

If hitting the shops is still sounding all too hard, give the gift of an experience (Threadicated personal styling service or Red Balloon has some great options) or even just an invitation for your lo one to attend a simple lunch date to share some time together (now that most of us have emerged from our lockdown lifestyle).

Remember, It is the thought not the noughts! Dare to think outside the box, be inspired and have a wonderful holiday celebration.


By Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Jo Munro is best known as The Savvy Shopaholic with the tag line 'Shop More, Save More'. She is The Carousel's resident shopping expert and a regular TV presenter on Ch9's Today Show and A Current Affair. In Jo's book The Savvy Shopaholic, she shares over 20 years of savvy shopping expertise, business wisdom and channel management with those who want to turn their shopping skills into cash. Much loved for her luxe for less shopping tips and wide-brimming smile, she's always keen to share her passion for shopping and savvy tips to get the most out of your dollar.



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