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Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020 : No Stress : Affordable : Thoughtful : Helpful.

Anita McLachlan - 29th November 2020

What a crazy, challenging year 2020 has been. And it's not over yet. Australia Post is warning of a congested Christmas which means, starting earlier than you might have other years.

The 19th of December. That's the deadline date Australia Post has officially set as their suggested EXPRESS POST deadline date for sending your parcels if you want to get them to your loved ones in time for Christmas. If you want to send REGULAR POST then it's the 12th of December.

And I reckon if you intend to sent way up north or across to the other side of our wide brown land, that you bring that back a couple of days to be sure.

That's for you to post.

Shopping online - we hope you are, with us...then you need to work back from there so that we have time to get it to you before then. Unless you would like us to send direct for you which of course, we'd love to....with sleigh bells on.

So...that brings us back to very, vert soon! Our ideas for you. Practical, beautiful, thoughtful, unique.
Let's go! Oh! in the video below I take you through all of these Gift Ideas if you'd rather watch than read :)

GREAT GIFTS UNDER $25:

Starting at just $9.95 you can't go past our range of Project Ten bags.

  • Small zip up pouches = $9.95
  • A4 size 'wet cossie zip up clutches' = $12.95 (personal fave)
  • Shopper - for a couple or one = $14.95
  • Beach Bag - Medium - for a family of 3 with ease = $19.95
  • XL Beach Bag - for a family of 4 with ease = $24.95

Jacqui in Geelong has sold out her supply this year they've been so popular. So once our stash has gone, that's it!

I've sold these bags for years because they are extraordinary value. Indestructible and fun! Hose them, wipe them, shake them and pack them flat. They're water-proof too so you can store your wet togs in them! I take both the small and the A4 zip up clutches on holiday - they make great packing partners for all sorts of things - medicines, undies, documents...

GREAT GIFTS UNDER $40:
Sarongs. THE #1 Summer Essential. Keep them permanently stashed in your beach bag and car boot in summer. In different prints, colours and plains, they make brilliant gifts. I LIVE in mine in summer....as a skirt, dress, over togs, out to lunch and dinner. A great wrap for extra cover when wind is up or you've had enough sun. Kids are cold? Wrap them up in a big sarong and a warm hug.
All our sarongs are BIG with two basic 'fabric and feel' types:

  • 100% cotton - a slightly stiffer, thicker fabric in so many colours! Blues, black, white, yellow, red and coral. So easy to team with swimsuits. $29.95 mostly.
  • Super soft and flowy Viscose - $34.95. This is the fabric to choose if you want a softer feel with your sarong, that's easy to work with and a wonderful fall to the fabric. All here by HAVEN

BUNDLE AND SAVE!
Save 10-15% when you BUY A BUNDLE.

  • 10% OFF Bag Bundles
  • 15% off Sarong and Bag Bundles

AND take the title for best gift giver when you CO-ORDINATE the sarong colour and print with the bag. 1+1 = 3.

:: Palm Sarong + Palm Bags.
:: Navy Sarong + Lemon Bags or Yellow Sarong and Lemon Bags
:: White Sarong + IKAT Bags
:: Blue Sarong + Blue Squares Bag

GREAT GIFTS UNDER $80:
Capes, Cover-ups and Simple Summer Dresses - trusty throw-overs to wear to the beach and beyond. Again, in prints and colours that team so effortlessly with swimwear and are cool to wear in our summer heat.

  • 100% Cotton Over Shirts - in White, Black, Coral and Navy. In a classic cut that suits most shapes you can't go wrong. Sizes Small - XXL (so a 10 - 22).

Add a cotton slip to wear under for out to lunch or a casual dinner and Boom! 1+1 = 3 again!

  • Capes & Cover-ups.

Just a few left so get in quick! They've been so popular this season but I can't get any more. The Havana Cape in Pink + the much loved Cape Capri capes and kimonos. Find them all in our Beachwear section.

Give the Gift of a SUN SAFER Summer
A Rashie. A Rashie Dress. Pants and Shorts. The range of Sun Safer clothing for the beach that you can also get wet and swim in has come a long way and we are selling more than ever! The wonderful women behind these great Aussie labels really put their heart and soul into creating thoughtfully stylish beachwear that is UPF 50+ and Chlorine Resistant too. Find them all under their respective brands:

  • Es Una - for Beach Rashie Dresses, Pants, Shorts and Snoods - Australian Made and based in SA.
  • Aquacove - Wrap Rashies that feel heavenly on and are an elegant, feminine design. From Victoria.
  • Coola Cozzies - Zip up, pull over, short and long sleeve rashies and draw string side shorts. Based in outback Qld.

A VIRTUAL SWIMSUIT FITTING
Makes a great gift. Personal and thoughtful. And something different. Just $69 and with me! Book one in or pencil in the date and we can sort it out later. The booking is automated but can be changed to suit your recipient's needs. Check it out here!

CHRISTMAS DAY DRESS FOR YOU!:
Hands down the new Bessie Linen Dress - a collaboration with Leanne from Linen with Luv are THE best Christmas Day dresses. Buttery soft European linen in a realaxed fit style that will have them asking - where did you get that?! Stunning and affordable. Sizes 18-28. Find them here girls and feel a million $ Christmas Day.

FREE Christmas Wrap and Card!
We are more than happy to Chrissy Wrap it for you in white tissue and gold ribbon and pop in a blank thank you card or message from you if we're sending directly. Just add that message in the comments section of the Checkout page.

Well that should give you a few clues.
We're here to help girls. Our mission is to take the stress away for you. Lean on us and we'll get you over the line.

Anita xx
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