Monday, 9 December 2019

Gifts to help them save

Gifts to help them save
Save save save!

Saving money can be tricky at the best of times, but right before Christmas is particularly challenging. This year give them a gift that makes saving fun, and will help get their finances back on track in the new-year. These contemporary money boxes are great for anyone with a dream or a saving goal - there's nothing more motivating than watching the money grow. 

We're also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight, Sunday 8/12/19.  
Use Discount Code XMAS2019 in the Discount Code field when you place your order.

This offer can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:-)
His and Hers Money Box
1. Money Box - His and Hers $34.95
"What's mine is mine, and what's his is mine too"...that's how the saying goes isn't it?
This fun money box is the perfect gift for the couple with a sense of humour. A fun way to save for something special by collecting all those spare coins, this change box also makes a unique engagement, wedding or anniversary gift.
Boys Night Out Money Box
2. Money Box - Boys Night Out $24.95
If it's been too long since the last Boy's Night Out, then you need a calendar to lock the date in, and one of these money boxes to start saving for the shenanigans!
Saving Fund Money Box
3. Money Box - Saving Fund $34.95
Everyone needs a dream. Make your dreams come true by saving for them accordingly. This beautiful money box will hopefully give you the inspiration and motivation you need to make your dreams a reality.
Just for Dad Money Box
4. Money Box - Just for Dad $24.95
Dads deserve a treat too. This handy money box will set him on his way to save for great things.
Well Wishes Message Box
5. Well-Wishes Message Box $34.95
Special occasions deserve a Well Wishes Message Box. This beautiful box is designed to collect well wishes and words of wisdom from guests at your event, as a keepsake to treasure forever.
Spend Save Give Money Box
6. Money Box - Spend, Save, Give $34.95
Encourage positive saving habits with the Spend, Save and Give money box.
This one is perfect for helping kids learn about money, or those that aspire to be better savers.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Christmas Gifts For Him 2019

Unique gifts for men

It's that time of year when many women tear their hair out trying to find a unique gift for men, who seem to have everything and want for nothing. Fear not! We have you covered with an extensive range of quality gift ideas for men (and women) that will hopefully provide you with some inspiration. 

We're also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight, Sunday 1/12/19.  
Use Discount Code XMAS2019 in the Discount Code field when you place your order.

This offer can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:-)
Here are a few of our favourite Christmas gifts for him...
Sagaform BBQ Tool Set
1. BBQ KING
eg. Sagaform BBQ Tool Set $49.95
So there's BBQ tool sets, and then there's the Sagaform BBQ tool set. This set ticks all the boxes when it comes to quality and style. Forget the stock-standard BBQ tool sets from un-named national hardware stores. This is the BBQ tool set you'd buy for someone to keep and treasure forever.
Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit
2. GARDENING GUYS
eg. Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit $67.95
The Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit is like a day spa for your gardening tools.
Designed to keep all quality hand-forged stainless steel tools in perfect health, no matter the garden soil types and conditions. 
Walk the Talk Socks
3. STYLISH MEN
eg. Walk the Talk Socks $34.95
Socks are often seen as a “no-no” cliché gift for men. But there are no clichés when it comes to these socks. Unless you live in the tropics of far North Queensland, pretty much everyone needs to wear socks, so why not make them fun? We love the vibrant colours and funny quotes on each of the six pairs of Walk the Talk socks.
Areaware Drink Rocks
4. BARWARE BLOKE
eg. Areaware Drink Rocks Whisky Stones $57.95
This one's for blokes who love their bar accessories, and their whisky chilled, without water! Designed by Runa Klock for Areaware, these stones are made from natural soapstone and marble that will keep your spirits cold, but undiluted.

5. SPORT-OBSESSED MEN
eg. 'The Game' Leather Cricket Wallet $129
The must-have accessory for every cricket-loving bloke, The Game Wallet features unique stitching inspired by the iconic cricket ball.
Travellers Trivia Card Game
6. WELL-TRAVELLED MEN
eg. Travellers Trivia Card Game $27.95
Put your knowledge to the test with this unique Travellers Trivia Card Game.This beautifully packaged set includes 80 trivia cards with an assortment of travel questions. This game is fun even if you haven't travelled extensively, as you'll pick up some interesting information on other countries and cultures.
Eva Solo Wine Bottle Aerator and Pourer
7. WINE ENTHUSIASTS
eg. Eva Solo Wine Aerator and Pourer $99.95
You can’t beat a beautiful bottle of aerated wine, especially when it’s so easy to aerate. No decanter or waiting time required, simply pour! 
100 Things to Eat Poster
8. KEEN COOKS
eg. 100 Dishes You Must Eat Before You Die poster $58.95
We can’t think of any better challenge than 100 Things You Must Eat Before You Die. We’ve all got to eat, so make the most of it by making sure you’ve tried all of these iconic dishes.
Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit
9. CYCLISTS
eg. Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit $15.95
No one likes a puncture, and they usually occur at the most inconvenient time. This compact little puncture repair kit comes in a stylish tin, perfect for slipping into your pocket or bag.
Sagaform Whisky Glasses
10. WHISKY ENTHUSIASTS
eg. Sagaform Whisky Glasses $49.95
This gorgeous pair of whisky glasses come with their own whisky stones to keep your drink cool, without diluting it - an essential for purist whisky enthusiasts!

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Gifts for Sunny Days

Gifts for sunny days
Here comes the sun...
Gifts for sunny days

Spring has well and truly sprung, and summer is nearly here - hooray!
We have an exciting collection of gifts that will help you and your loved-ones make the most out of long warm days this summer...

 
We're also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight,
Sunday 24/11/19.  
Use Discount Code SUN in the Discount Code field when you place your order. 

This offer can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:-)
Sunnylife Picnic Set
1. SUMMER PICNICS
eg. Sunny Life Lovers Picnic Set $39.95
Forget the paper plates and plastic cutlery - a proper picnic deserves proper dinnerware, and the Sunnylife Lovers Picnic Set will do the job perfectly!
Available in our two fav colours - Azule and Monteverde, this set features:
- 2 cutlery sets (knife, spoon, fork) and 2 plates
- Compact carry case
- Made from quality food-safe materials.
Sunnylife Cooler Bottle Totes
2. KEEP YOUR DRINK COOL
eg. Sunnylife Cooler Bottle Tote $39.95
With two gorgeous designs, this insulated bottle tote is an essential part of every picnic set. It also:
- Has a handy waiter's friend bottle opener in a pocket on the side, so you're never caught without a bottle opener
- Has a comfortable carry strap
- Can hold a 750ml wine bottle.
- Can carry up to 2kg / 4lbs.
Suck UK BBQ Tool Box
3. ALFRESCO BBQ
eg. Suck UK BBQ Tool Box $184.95
There’s nothing nicer than a summer BBQ outdoors. This summer, you don’t even need to worry if the park you are planning on going to has a BBQ, cause you can take your own!
It might look like a humble tool box on the outside, but really it’s a foldable, portable BBQ in disguise! 
Cheeseporn Cheese Board
4. CHEESE PLEASE!
eg. Cheeseporn Cheese Board $79.95
Every household needs one good cheese board.

Why we love the Cheesporn Cheese Board:
  • This board is made from hard-wearing acacia wood
  • It has two golden (yes, golden!) stainless steel knives. 
  • The integrated magnets keep the utensils upright for ease of use.
  • It has a cool name;-)
Donkey Bike Bag
5. COOL HIP FLASK
eg. Donkey Bike Picnic Bag $67.95
A romantic bike ride, followed by a delicious lunch… it’s the stuff dream “The Bachelor/Bachelorette” dates are made of. But seriously, this Picnic Bike Bag is the ultimate gift for the gourmet hipster who has a bike, and loves going on picnic adventures.
Sagaform BBQ Tool Set
6. BBQ IN STYLE
eg. Sagaform BBQ Tool Set $49.95
So there's BBQ tool sets, and then there's the Sagaform BBQ tool set. This set ticks all the boxes when it comes to quality and style. Forget the stock-standard BBQ tool sets from un-named national hardware stores. This is the BBQ tool set you'd buy for someone to keep and treasure forever.
Rosanna Champagne Reims Tray
7. SERVE IN STYLE
eg. Rosanna Voyage Champagne Reims Porcelain Tray $29.95
This tray would be the perfect gift for any fan of French Champage. It's also a great size for serving pre-dinner nibbles or cakes/biscuits for afternoon tea.
Cantina Serenissima
8. CHILL YOUR BUBBLES
eg. Cantina Serenissima Ice Bucket NOW $125 (was $174.95)
If you're looking for a beautiful traditional-style ice bucket to hold a single bottle, look no further! This striking bucket is crafted from nickel plated brass and is a versatile, timeless piece that would suit both traditional and contemporary interiors alike.
9. GET OUT IN THE GARDEN
eg. Sneeboer 3 Tine Hand Cultivator - Ash Handle
Once you use this 3 tine cultivator, you'll wonder how you even got by without it. This cultivator will claw your garden back into shape quickly with less effort than other methods by:
1. Loosening soil
2. Removing weeds and other unwanted plants and debris
Grow Bags
10. GET GROWING! 
eg. Grow Bags (pair) NOW $20 (was $29.95)
If you don't want to waste money on expensive pots, or are short on space in your garden, these hessian Grow Bags are the perfect solution. You might have seen plastic bags of compost used in a similar way, but these hessian Grow Bags cover the plastic bags, offering a more natural, organic look than plastic.

Friday, 13 September 2019

5 things to make your garden thrive this spring

One of my favourite scenes in the movie, The Secret Garden is when main character Mary Lennox sees her garden come to life in spring after the long, cold English winter. Whilst some parts of Australia are more seasonal than others, we definitely have all four seasons here in Canberra, and fewer are celebrated more than spring after our cold winters. Whilst sunshine and warmer days make spring a pleasant time to be out in the garden, it is also an important time to get some key jobs done in your garden to maximise it's beauty and productivity over the warmer months. Here are some key jobs to tick off your list this season:  




1. Prune
Now is the time to prune back the growth of perennials from last season (if you haven't already). If you live in a frost-prone area, there may be some frost-tender perennials that you want to hold back on pruning until after the risk of frost has passed, but everything else is fair game! My buddleia and salvia have all been given harsh haircuts to prepare them for new-season growth (and flowers!). I am also planning on pruning my peach tree this weekend, but because it is flowering I will only remove the lower growth, as well as branches and stems without flowers. I don't want to jeopardise any potential fruit! 


Pink azalea in my garden


2. Mulch
A trip to your local garden centre to top up your mulch should be on the agenda this month. It is beneficial to alternate the types of mulch you use on your garden beds to ensure a diversity of beneficial bacteria in the soil for your plants. Different types of mulch include: straw, bark chip, and different types of compost, such as mushroom, laid thickly. For an extra kick, you could also add a layer of manure or compost under a heavier mulch, such a bark chip. The key is ensuring your mulch is down and watered in before the hot summer days arrive. 


Red azalea in my garden


3. Water
Most plants, including lawn will have gone through a low-growth period over winter, especially if you live in a cool climate. Give them the boost they need with a good deep soaking a couple of times a week to stimulate growth. We're still experiencing a dry period in Canberra, so watering is going to be crucial for us this season if we want strong plant growth, and ultimately fruit and flowers.  


Flowering plum in my garden


4. Fertilise
Adding mulch and manure to your garden will give it a great kick-start to the season, but for hungry flowering plants, such as roses, additional fertiliser may be required. I like using a liquid fertiliser, such as Thrive - especially after rain or a good watering when plants are more receptive to absorb it. Slow-release and pelletised fertilisers are a low-maintenance option if you have a large garden or just want to 'set-and-forget' for a few weeks. Beware of fertilising native plants, as some are not tolerant of high levels of phosphorous found in many fertilisers (such as chicken manure). Use a specific native plant fertiliser or if in doubt stick with an organic fish or seaweed tonic. 

5. Get out and enjoy it
Watch the flowers grow this spring. No seriously! The more time you spend in your garden, the more motivated you'll feel to look after it. If you, like me try to sit in the garden, but keep seeing jobs that need to be done, rather than mindfully enjoying the moment, remind yourself of all the hard work you've done. Tomorrow is another day. 

Make your life easier in the garden with some of these handy gardening tools

Monday, 19 August 2019

Gifts for Active Dads

Gifts for Active Dads
Father’s Day, Sunday 1st September

If he just can't sit still, then these are the gifts for him! For sporty dads, or those who just love being out in the garden, there's a gift to keep any fidgety dad occupied.  
We're also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight,
Sunday 1/9/19.  
Use Discount Code DAD in the Discount Code field when you place your order. 

This offer can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:-)
Here are a few of our favourite active dad gift ideas...
Fitkick Folding Cap
1. STYLISH HEAD WEAR
eg. Fitkick Folding Cap $29.95
Stay sun-smart, without the inconvenience of carrying a cap around with you.
This genius cap features a peak that folds into thirds so the cap folds down to nothing and can be stashed in small spaces. Just imagine a cap that will fit into your pocket, handbag, backpack or suitcase!
S'well Teakwood Insulated Bottle
2. STAY HYDRATED
eg. S'well Teakwood Insulated Bottle $55.95
Hydration is essential, especially when you're active. This stylish insulated bottle keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot ones hot for 12. The S'Well Teakwood bottle celebrates nature with its smooth, matte wood finish - without harming any trees in in its creation. 
Boheme Hombre Backpack
3. HANDY BACKPACK
eg. Boheme Hombre Leather Backpack NOW $200 (as $349.95)
When you're moving around, a backpack is the best type of bag to carry your essentials. Boheme's Hombre leather backpack is made to last a lifetime. This backpack is designed to look authentic, so has been crafted from a special leather that is designed to mark and age.
Golf marker
4. GOLF ENTHUSIAST
eg. Golf Marker in Copper, Bronze or Stainless Steel $39.95
A golf marker is an essential piece of kit for any golf bag. But why settle for a boring golf maker, when he can have a snazzy one like this?!
 
Donkey Bike Picnic Bag
5. GOURMET BIKE ENTHUSIAST
eg. Donkey Bike Picnic Bag $67.95
This is the bike bag that every cyclist needs. Donkey Products have gone all out with this one, creating a durable fabric picnic bag that securely fits over your bicycle frame and attaches to itself with Velcro. It features three pockets: two bottle size, one large, so there’s amble of room for booze - um I mean “water” – and gourmet snacks.
 
Bike Tool Kit
6. PREPARED BIKE ENTHUSIAST
eg. Bike Tool Set $19.95
He'll be the most prepared cyclist on the road with this handy tool set, which includes:
  • Two screwdrivers
  • Seven Allen keys
  • Five wrenches
  • Nylon pouch for transportation and storage
Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit
7. PUNCTURE-PROOF CYCLIST
eg. Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit $15.95
No one likes a puncture, and they usually occur at the most inconvenient time. This compact little puncture repair kit comes in a stylish tin, perfect for slipping into his pocket or bag. The Le Bicycle puncture repair kit includes:
  • Rubber cement
  • Rubber patches
  • Crayon
  • Chalk
  • 2 x tyre iron
  • Cheese grater buffer
  • 2 x valve tubing
Burgon & Ball Folding Saw
8. GARDEN ENTHUSIASTS
eg. Burgon & Ball Folding Pruning Saw $58.95
We've renamed this pruning saw, 'the pocket rocket saw', because this is exactly what it is! It's hard to believe something so powerful folds down to something so small. This is an essential tool for garden enthusiasts. 
How Champions Think
9. COMPETITIVE DADS
eg. How Champions Think in Sports and In Life $39.95
Dads with an interest in sport, or a competitive edge will enjoy this book with its fascinating examples and case-studies on:
  • How LeBron James used visualisation to overhaul his three-point shooting.
  • How Greg Maddux used self-evaluation to become one of the world’s best pitchers.
  • How John Calipari used process to remake his Kentucky Wildcats basketball team.
  • How Seal learned to free himself up and let go on stage to become a great performer.
  • How NASCAR star Jimmy Johnson uses a surprising mental approach on the starting line.
  • How Hall of Fame golfer Pat Bradley learned to use laserlike focus to win major championships.
Hooked on You Fishing Lure
10. FISHING ENTHUSIASTS
eg. "Hooked on You" Fishing Lure in Copper, Stainless Steel and Bronze $49.95
These unique fishing lures with their cute hand-stamped inscription: "Hooked on You" will make the fishing enthusiast in your life smile. 
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