Monday, 28 November 2016

My Top Gift Tips: Judith Treanor, Temples and Markets

Judith is a self-confessed "gift buying guru" because she loves buying gifts and finding the perfect piece her recipient will love. This week Judith shares some of her favourite gift buying tips with us...

1. The best gift I ever received was…
"My son Callum. Aside from that: a mocked up gift voucher that said I can go and choose a Louis Vuitton Bag." 

2. The top gift on my wish list is…
"A Speedboat so I can get to beaches in Sydney without having to worry about parking or traffic (well one can dream!)"

3. The best gift I have ever given was…
"Can I have 2 please? I'm a gift buying guru. Put a lot of effort into it. 
1) The second best gift I gave was a shirt from Lansky Bros for my husband at Xmas many years ago. Lansky is based in Memphis and was Elvis' personal clothing provider. They have a store which we'd visited on our trip to Gracelands in 1998. We are both Elvis fans so I contacted the store and arranged for them to send a very cool Elvis style shirt over to Australia! 

2) The Best Gift by far needs explaining: My husband jokes that George Clooney looks like him. They are both grey!! My friend is a renowned and respected journalist (shall remain nameless) but she was the MC at an event where George was speaking. She showed him my hubby's photo and said he thinks you look like him. George laughed and signed it "You just look Younger". I put the signed photo and one of George in a double frame for my hubby for Xmas. You can't buy a gift like that."


4. The hardest person I have ever had to buy a gift for was/is…
"My son Callum. At 12 years old what does he possibly need that he hasn't already got?"

5. The best last-minute gift is…
"Gift certificates."

6. My hot gift buying tip is…
"Buy Unique, Buy Gifts with a Difference that Mean Something. Shop Ethically. Don't buy more meaningless nonsense that will end up in landfill."

Judith Treanor is Founder of Temples and Markets, Australia's Curated Online Store showcasing Unique Artisan Made Fashion Accessories, Jewellery and Home Decor from S.E Asia. Every product has a story. Check out their range at www.templesandmarkets.com

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