Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Countdown Checklist: December – Week 3 and 4

Not long to go now! This week...

1. Last minute cleaning i.e. vacuuming, clean bathrooms, mop floors.
2. Mow the lawn and ensure pot plants and front door area is neat and tidy.
3. Assemble gifts under Christmas tree. Check gift list to ensure everyone is covered.
4. Clear out freezer and organise ice and ice buckets/eskys for Christmas Day drinks.
5. Collect any pre-ordered meat and seafood.




The ‘night before’
1. Set the Christmas table
2. Relax with a nice glass of something chilled – you’ve worked hard and deserve it!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

New Last-Minute Gift Ideas + 10% STORE-WIDE DISCOUNT until Sunday 15/12/13

We've been as busy as Santa's Elves this week, unpacking lots of shiny new stock that has arrived just in time for Christmas. It's not too late to place your last minute Christmas orders for those hard-to-buy-for people you've been procrastinating about buying a gift for.

There are lots of beautiful new wine accessories for wine enthusiasts, as well as the cool Buxton men's gift range and gorgeous porcelain trays (perfect for serving your Christmas treats on) from US brand, Rosanna Inc.
 
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off STORE-WIDE

To redeem your discount, simply enter Coupon Code ELF in the Coupon Code field when you place your order.

This offer is valid from Weds 11/12/13 until 5pm Sunday 15/12/13 and can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to forward this offer onto your family and friends:)
 
How to cook a Turkey:

Step 1: Buy a turkey.
Step 2: Have a glass of wine.
Step 3: Stuff turkey.
Step 4: Have a glass of wine.
Step 5: Put turkey in oven.
Step 6: Relax, and have another few glasses of wine.
Step 7: Turk the bastey.
Step 8: Wine of glass another get.
Step 9: Ponder the meat thermometer.
Step 10: Glass yourself another pour of wine.
Step 11: Bake the wine for four hours.
Step 12: Take the oven out of the turkey.
Step 13: Floor the turkey up off the pick.
Step 14: Turk the carvey.
Step 15: Get yourself another wottle of bine.
Step 16: Tet the sable and pour yourself another glass of turkey.
Step 17: Say grace, throw-up, and pass out.


What's new:
  • Fed up of the last-minute Christmas rush every year? Christmas doesn't need to be a hassle, and it's not too late to get organized. Check out our week-by-week Christmas Countdown Checklist to help keep you on track. This is one list that's worth making, and checking twice!
     
  • Keep up to date with what’s happening at Mr Gift by visiting our Blog or the New Products page on our website.

Christmas delivery lead times:

Current delivery lead times from our Canberra head-quarters are as below:

 
  • To Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne: 2-3 business days
  • To Adelaide and Tasmania: 3-4 business days
  • To other capital cities: 5-6 business days
  • Country locations: 5 business days and approx. 7 days for country WA and NT.

We also offer an Express Post option for those super last-minute orders. Australia Post's Express Post service guarantees next day delivery for 80% of Australian private addresses, business addresses and post office boxes. You can check here to see if your address is included in this network.

Contact us at info@mrgift.com.au or 1300 MR GIFT for an Express Post quote.


Don't forget, we also offer FREE GIFT WRAPPING for all orders. Just type GIFT WRAP in the Comments box when you order.
 
Hope all your Christmas preparations are going smoothly:) 

Friday, 6 December 2013

Christmas Countdown Checklist: December – Week 2

This week...

1. Start wrapping and stashing presents

2. Order fresh flowers for Christmas Day






3. Tidy the house – remove any clutter and ensure guests’ beds are made.

4. Clean out the fridge. Going away? Focus on using up all perishable food before you go.

5. Visit www.mrgift.com.au for any last minute online purchases.

Read our Christmas Checklist for other weeks here...

Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas Countdown Checklist: December - Week 1

This week...

17. Stock up on booze – beer, wine, bubbles, whatever your beverage choice is for the silly season.

18. Decorate your tree

19. Stocktake your tableware, including: glassware, crockery, cutlery, linen, etc. Mr Gift has some beautiful ice buckets and decanters to help you entertain in style.



Image from Freshome.com

20. Finish posting cards to friends and family in Australia

Read our Christmas Checklist for other weeks here...

Friday, 22 November 2013

Christmas Countdown Checklist: November – Week 4

This week...

1. Locate and unpack artificial tree and check all ornaments are in good condition.

2. Purchase additional ornaments if necessary.


Image from www.freefever.com

3. Finalise any hair and beauty requirements/appointments to ensure you look your best for upcoming Christmas parties.

4. Check pantry and purchase crackers, chips and other nibbles that will last until Christmas (you will also be prepared if visitors ‘drop in’).

Read our Christmas Checklist for other weeks here...

Sunday, 17 November 2013

20% OFF STORE-WIDE SALE: Your gift shopping for men starts and finishes here!

The benefits of believing in Santa...

...as well as gift solutions for ALL the men you need to buy for this Christmas

Whilst going through a box of childhood treasures the other day, I came across a piece of evidence supporting the age-old childhood debate that Santa isn’t real. It was my old Santa notebook, that I left out with the beer and cookies (for Santa), as well as a carrot (for the reindeer) each year.

Every Christmas, Santa would faithfully leave me a little note (along with an empty beer glass, cookie crumbs and a carrot stalk) saying he hoped I enjoyed my presents and that I had a good Christmas. One Christmas, I realised that Santa had the same handwriting as my dad. Naïvely, I thought to myself, “Wow, Santa really is a cool guy – he’s even got the same handwriting as my dad!” Fortunately, this didn’t give the game away and I still believe in Santa ;-)

Believing in Santa definitely works in my favour when it comes to the amount of presents I receive each year…although I think my husband might be onto me…

Anyway, I challenge you to believe in Santa this Christmas (even if you didn’t last year). Just write that Wish List, stick it on the fridge (or post it to the North Pole) and see what happens.

Here are a few ideas to add to your list (or someone else's) while you’re at it, along with a helpful 20% discount...

SPECIAL OFFER: 20% off STORE-WIDE


To redeem your discount, simply enter Coupon Code SANTA in the Coupon Code field when you place your order.

This offer is valid from Sunday 17/11/13 until 7pm Weds 20/11/13 and can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to forward this offer onto your family and friends:)


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What's new:
  • Fed up of the last-minute Christmas rush every year? Christmas doesn't need to be a hassle, and it's not too late to get organized. Check out our week-by-week Christmas Countdown Checklist to help keep you on track. This is one list that's worth making, and checking twice!
  • Keep up to date with what’s happening at Mr Gift by visiting our Blog or the New Products page on our website.

Don't forget, we also offer FREE GIFT WRAPPING for all orders. Just type GIFT WRAP in the Comments box when you order.