The Perfect Gift Guide For The Loved One With Everything

Jo Munro

The Savvy Shopaholic

Dec 19, 2023

Gift giving and shopping for a gift is a delight. However, I do have a couple of culprits on my gift list who are difficult to buy for. They buy the things they want for themselves throughout the year. When it comes to finding something wonderful to delight them at Christmas it really does take some extra effort.

Here are some interesting finds for the those challenging individuals on your list or perhaps just something interesting for you to spoil yourself with.

For the Cocktail Lover

Everleigh Bottled Cocktails Gift Set $76.95

David Jones opened his first store 185 years ago and to celebrate with a commemorative toast the Fabulous four cocktails pack has been developed and available at David Jones.

Everleigh Bottled Cocktail 185 Gift Set $76.95

Martini – The iconic gin Martini is arguably the finest of all classic cocktails. Our preferred style is wet, comprising of two parts gin, one part dry vermouth.

Negroni – The Negroni first made a stir in Italy in 1919 and is now internationally recognised as the ultimate pre-dinner cocktail.

Manhattan – The Manhattan is an elegant classic cocktail that dates back to the 1870s. A perfect marriage of spicy American rye and delicate Italian sweet vermouth.

Old Fashioned – Our version is what we call the Old Old Fashioned: no over-dilution, no salad, just great whiskey, bitters and sugar.

David Jones doing same day deliveries for $10 up to December 22.

Antler Clifton Suitcases in multiple sizes with matching accessories from $299

For those on the go I look for easy additions to support their busy life.

For the Traveller

Perhaps the traveller is in need of a suitcase and Antler Clifton delivers a gorgeous range of colours and accessories. Never again trying to discern at the carousel which black suitcase is yours.

This polycarbonate suitcase is strong, light on its feet and wheels like a dream. From $299 in Meadow Purple / Oak Brown / Woodland Green.

For the professional traveller the must have Antler matching accessory is the Chelsea Packing Cubes.

Antler Chelsea Packing Cubes $65

Keeping everything in place and ready to use on arrival. With an extra strong compression zip so you can pack more in, they coordinate with Clifton suitcase. Use them to separate your tops from your socks, and there’s no need to unpack—simply lift them straight out of your suitcase on arrival. A mesh window means you can see at a glance what’s inside. Set of 4 includes 1 x large, 1 x medium, 2 x small. Available in 6 gorgeous colours RRP $65

A taste of Japan may be just the gift for the foodie who loves to travel.

Sakuraco authentic Japanese snack subscription $37

Sakuraco is a monthly authentic Japanese snack subscription box that supports local Japanese snack makers, each box comes with 20 traditional, authentic, and artisan Japanese snacks including Japanese teas and special Japanese tableware.

24-Page Culture Guide that accompanies you on an in-depth journey to explore monthly makers, themed articles, and snack info, authentic home goods, including ceramics, chopsticks, & furoshiki sourced from traditional Japanese makers. Subscriptions are monthly, quarterly or annually. From $37 per month with discounted pricing for longer subscriptions. Auto-renew with the option to pause or cancel anytime.

For the Staycation Lover

Lancemore Staycation Experience

When I think Staycation I think unique, picturesque and boutique. This is a fabulous gift or a fun shared getaway together to spend a weekend or some precious memories over the holidays. Lancemore has a collection of hotels as individual and unique as their guests. The perfect gift this festive season experience one of the groups picturesque hotels including Lancemore Crossley St., Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park, and Lancemore Milawa with either a voucher or pre-purchased travel packages including Bed & Breakfast, High Tea, Culinary experience or Spa experience.

Chanel Lip & Hand Hydration $155

For the Handbag

Chanel Lip & Hand Hydration Duo RRP $155

A nourishing hand cream and a lip balm. Hydration and protection: better-looking lips and hands, day after day. Rouge Coco Baume 912 Dreamy White and La Creme Main are paired together. Two essentials, presented in a tweed-inspired white pouch, for a great addition to the handbag, glovebox or office draw for all day pampering.

Dior UV SPF 50+ $90

Dior UV SPF 50+. RRP $90

Summer protection on the go. Ultimate UV50 Shield Brightening Emulsion 30ml is perfectly handbag sized luxurious sun protection. It is the must have addition to the makeup bag for keeping skin protected and youthful.

Think outside the box for those who seem to have everything. Remember, it is not the price of the gift but the thought, use and love that has gone into finding just the right thing. I love to share the story of how I landed on the gift so the recipient knows the thought that has gone into the choice.

After all sharing stories and making memories is what family time over the holidays is all about.


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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