With Valentines Day coming up (and our 9 year anniversary!!) I wanted to do a roundup of gifts for that special lady in your life that doesn’t follow your typical clothing, beauty products, devices, perfume etc
I’ve put together a small list of recommendations if you are Sydney based- I hope they inspire you to gift something not so typical for your next special event!
1. Bloombox Flower Subsciption (3 months) $47/month | 2. Learn to Weave Class with Sky Carter ($100) | 3. Day Spa voucher (a great one that I’ve used multiple times is Nectar Day Spa in Macarthur Square) | 4. Black Velvet 1/2 dozen Cupcake Delivery ($27) | 5. I can recommend Hayley Rafton who took our family photos last year | 6. Mimco Dual Tassel Keyring ($60) | 7. Bourke Street Bakery Masterclasses ($135) |
You know those ads that you see when you’re scrolling through your facebook or instagram- they’re normally advertising a random fashion brand we’ve all never heard of or some gadget that has a thousand reviews of how it doesn’t work? Well a few months ago I saw an ad pop up for Papier. I hadn’t heard of them before, but their ad really caught my eye- it was for a customized kids book! Ava loves books and loves reading so I was intrigued! After visiting their website I knew I had to get this book! It came beautifully packaged and Ava loves all the colours and pictures! This is not a sponsored ad I just really love this book!
How it works is:
- You visit this site – https://www.papier.com/au/all-the-things-i-wish-for-you
- You pick from the little girls or boys( for a little character) that looks like the child you are buying the book for.. you guys.. We almost had a matching photo of Ava and her little character..
- Place the order and then wait a week for your beautiful book!We love our purchase!
This would make for a beautiful first or second birthday gift!
Major Cities by Omy
Ava is at the age where a piece of toast will occupy her long enough for me to eat breakfast.. at dinner time, a cut up banana or piece of chicken will hold her attention for at least 5 minutes as she tries to self feed herself.. it is amazing.. While I love my child, I have forgotten what it is like to eat dinner and only worry about myself. My entire family, who watch Ava during the week all laugh when we swap stories from the week gone by and notice a reoccuring theme of eating breakfast at 10:30am after she has gone down for her nap.. or eating lunch at 2:15pm because if she sees you eating she’ll want some of your food (even if she has eaten her lunch, a snack and had a bottle).. I love that she loves food.. but have you ever tried eating a meal with a pair of eyes staring at you willing you to give them a piece of whatever you’re eating? It doesn’t matter if it’s broccoli or a donut.. she wants it.. and she wants it bad!
At this stage of Ava’s life her- bread or cut up pieces of chicken, is to mum’s of 2-4 years olds what these giant colouring sheets are! If you remember, back last week, I spoke about a friend of mine who had a massive chalkboard wall- I can imagine the lengths of entertainment her kids find drawing and creating on this wall.. well.. if you don’t have a spare wall at the moment, or you’re renting and don’t think your landlord would approve of an entire chalkboard wall- we have a solution!
Thanksgiving by Caraven ShoppeAfrican Animals by Caravan Shoppe
You can get these large colouring sheets printed at your local print store- for us here in Australia that would be Officeworks. If you are printing black and white they are only $2-$4 a sheet which is fantastic!
I custom designed an A0 sized colouring sheet for Ava! If you would like a custom file download colouring sheet for your children, send me an email!
Or there is another very cheap alternative that looks great- mounting a roll of kraft paper onto the wall!
Wall Mounted Paper Roll by George & Willy
Studio Roll by George & Willy |Ekby Jarpen Shelf by Ikea | 900mm Kraft Paper Roll from Officeworks | Artline Markers from Officeworks | DIY by Yellow Brick Home