With Christmas fast approaching, you can solve Christmas present anxiety with this annual Christmas gift guide. Everything is hand picked and features items that have been road tested or bought by me! Plus win a fantastic Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III worth $1,199.95!
Bakedown Cakery has a fun idea for a Christmas present - your very own design chocolate bark or truffles! You choose the image you want on the cake (apparently dogs are super popular as a custom order), order and upload it online and before long you will have the sweetest treat! A 200g packet of chocolate bark is $25 while a box of a dozen truffles is $40.
A lot of you have asked me what kind of lipstick I use and this is it. It lasts well throughout dinner (very important for me) and is a gorgeous classic red that suits a lot of skin tones. I also love Halo and Vampira. Buy it online here.
Although the name mentions Prosecco the scent in this candle is cinnamon, citrus and sandalwood which is just about my favourite combination as it smells like Christmas spices or mulled wine. For stockists contact McGloins Supertex on (02) 9836 1000.
If you are looking for an edible gift to give your gluten free or vegan friend then one of the best gifts is to introduce them to Nutie Donuts. Based in Balmain, Nutie has a cult following of devotees. Everything on their menu is gluten free and a lot of it is vegan. There are the lightest donuts in flavours like Couch Potato, Snickers, Red Velvet and Rocky Road. For Christmas they are bringing out the most delicious snowballs+ (seriously), rum balls+, lemon myrtle shortbread stars+, mince pies, gingerbread stars+ and a vegan and gluten free version of speculoos cookie spread+! Pre-order your treats at the store located at 13 Beattie St, Balmain NSW 2041. + denotes vegan as well as gluten free.
The Maya Sunny Honey honeycomb jars are one of the most beautiful food gifts you can give. It's a gorgeous raw honey that is beautiful enough to gift. The large jars contain a small beehive and it takes approximately 8,000-10,000 bees 6-8 weeks to create this unique honeycomb construction. Buy online at Maya Sunny Honey.
Another common question I get especially on my Instagram stories is about the sunglasses that I wear. They're by Quay Australia and I have three pairs that I swap around a lot (none were gifted, I bought them all). They're also really well priced so if you tend to lose them, it doesn't hurt as much.
I just made a big order at Mon Purse because they are the easiest and loveliest gifts to give to people. They're personalised and are beautiful quality leather and arrive packaged beautifully!
Good Measure Co,'s chocolates come in flavours like Blueberry Bliss, Milk & Honey and their Signature Salted Caramel and you can choose the patterns and the fillings (truffles or champagne truffles) They also come with free delivery and same day delivery if you order before 11am within Sydney. NQN readers also get 10% off by using the code 'SHARETHELOVE10'.
If you see me I can probably guarantee you that I'll be wearing a pair of JY Jewels earrings. These are made by hand in the designer's Sydney studio and the newest colour is this gorgeous Lilac in a larger stone. I love them because they really sparkle under long, dark hair! NQN readers also get 10% off off everything for the next week with the code "NQNXMAS".
This is the big daddy of chocolate boxes. In this box you get 64 pieces of Koko Black's amazing seasonal and signature chocolates. The chocolates are handmade in Melbourne and come in flavours like Rose Jelly, Tikal Chilli, Cassis, Caramelised Coconut, Single Malt Whisky or Chai Tea. Buy this box for someone you love or treat yourself.
I first bought a pair of Pura Lopez shoes about 15 years ago and they are still going strong! I'll let you in on a little secret too: Nigella Lawson complimented me on my Pura Lopez shoes! They are a bit more expensive but these Spanish made shoes are worth it and come in styles like the red suede Amalias for Christmas. Apparently the designer Pura designs for the Spanish royal family and cinema too.
It's a no brainer that I would include the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III because a lot of people ask me about it and what camera I use. I've written a few posts on why I love it (see here and here) but basically because it is sharp, fast, easy, light to carry and also shoots video. And thanks to the amazingly generous people at Olympus, I am giving away an Olympus OM-D E-M10Mark III! Just answer the question below. Apologies but it is only open to people in Australia and we will draw the winner on the 17th of December, 2017.
So tell me Dear Reader, to win this Olympus OM-D E-M10Mark III, tell me what your top three things that you want to take a photo of!