{Gift Guide} Family Gift Guide

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Family Gift Guide

A year is full of wonderful dates which we all love to celebrate; there are many birthdays and anniversaries within a family and we all (but kids especially) look forward to the celebrations. And let’s not forget about the all sorts of ‘small victories’ which deserve to be celebrated: good grades, promotions, sport successes… It can become quite a challenge to come up with new gift ideas, but being predictable definitely shouldn’t be taken as a compliment.  Here are a few tips for those who would like to keep buying great gifts.

Kids

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Somehow, buying gifts for kids is the easiest thing to do. Since they mostly love playing games on their tablets, the safest solution is to buy them new games, or something game-related. Today, there’s plenty of merchandise inspired by Trolls, Angry Birds, Minecraft, and Star Wars. For little Minecraft enthusiasts there’s the exploding Creeper – when you press the button on its head it explodes (signature Creeper move). You can also buy them a hoverboard or a skateboard which is a clever way to make them be more active and send them outside to play.

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Teenagers are more difficult to please and keep happy  because they are going through puberty, and they are trying to discover who they really are. The teenage years are all about experimenting, trying to claim their independence, and – music. There isn’t a teenager who doesn’t like music, so you can’t go wrong if you buy them a T-shirt with a logo of their favourite band, a vintage record/vinyl or an official CD. If you want to really make them happy, buy them a ticket for their favourite band’s concert and let them have the time of their life.

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Being successful at what you do is incredibly important, and having your hard work and dedication recognized by others is equally rewarding. Being promoted is wonderful and it opens up a lot of great new possibilities, so it’s only natural that you want to celebrate this accomplishment with your partner or a close family member and show them how proud you are of their success. By buying wonderful unique gifts you will ensure that they remember you: a designer penbook, a colourful memo stand, a funny tape dispenser, or a strangely-designed calendar. These gifts will look great in their new office and every time they see them, they will immediately think of you and how much you’re proud of them.

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Anniversary presents are always tricky because they should show how much you know and love your partner, and that is not always easy to express through gifts. The greater the number of years the two of you have spent together, the more expensive the gift. Gentlemen, remember the golden rule- diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and by buying jewellery you will surely make your girl happy. As for you, ladies, men don’t always wear jewellery (if they do, it will be easier for you to pick a gift for them), but they usually wear watches. A nice watch is a great accessory (not to mention useful) and you can always engrave something on the back.

It’s important to remember that not everything is about gifts; the most valuable thing you can give to your family is your love and your devotion. Gifts come and go, but having a parent or a partner who is always there for you and who will always be by your side is much more important than toys or clothes. Keep your gifts unique and always put a lot of thought into choosing gifts for your family. After all, by picking a perfect gift you will show how well you know them, and that is something truly valuable.

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{The Nest Loves} 25 Clever Spins On Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Happy anniversary lovers. Here’s your gift. A card. My pen didn’t work to start with so I kinda dug a hole in your crap card. It’s the thought that counts isn’t it? At least it wasn’t just a text message.

Well, if you want to up your game and give a decent anniversary gift then look no further than this fabulous list.

25 Heartwarming Anniversary gift ideas

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There is plenty of ideas, in particular we love the personalised paper dolls:

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Anniversary gift giving = BOSS level.

Happy anniversary lovebirds x

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Your ultimate haven of giftware

For all your last minute Christmas gifts you need to get yourself down to Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy!

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I cannot tell you how BEAUTIFUL the stock they have on offer is! Everything from handmade art work to one of a kind graphic design, they have soaps and pillows, frames and bows and a magnitude of other whimsical wonders! dog

When you walk into Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy you escape into another magnificent world. It is pretty and modern and homely.

The actual shop is stunning! It is almost like a little treehouse of wonder and each time you enter you are welcomed with open arms to a haven bursting with surprises.feather

What I love most is that the girls are SO friendly, they treat you like family and always love a good chat. They can help you find that perfect piece that you are looking for.wall

The Pulsanti side of the business offers French and European inspired homewares and artwork. There is an abundance of style and comfort in every piece. Plus, you can find handmade art pieces to adorn the walls in your home.heart

Levi Jimmy is your go to for all your graphic design needs. Katie can help you develop personalised stationary, greeting cards and art work to meet your exact needs.

This place is heaven on earth and you should get there ASAP!

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The gorgeous team at Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy are giving away to one VERY lucky Nester a hamper worth $200! This is the ultimate merry Christmas prize!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a liker of Levi JimmyPulsanti and The Central Nest on Facebook like the competition post on our page.

Remember to tag a friend for an additional entry.

Prize will be drawn Saturday 21 December 2014!

{The Nest Sales} Check out 30-85% off storewide from Little Boo-Teek

If you need some help getting your Christmas shopping sorted then look so further than Little Boo-Teek for the little birdies in your life.

Offering a brilliant 30-85% off storewide for FOUR DAYS ONLY you could stuff your stockings right up!

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Happy shopping Nesters!

{Mother’s Day} Our must have mother’s day list

Early mornings. Never ending. Always there. A mum’s job is never done.

At the Nest we think everyday should be Mother’s Day but instead we are happy to take Sunday May 11 as official mumma appreciation day.

Here is a collection of our favourite mother’s day gifts.

Take the time to say “thanks mum”.

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    1. Country Road Slice T-Shirt $69.95
    2. Witchery Smokey Indigo Jean $129.95
    3. Cotton On Pink Love Mug $6.95
    4. BONDS home thongs $12.95
    5. Seed Essential Scarf $19.95
    6. Seed Military Beaded Sweater $79.95
    7. Ray Bans 4147 (from Sunglasses Hut) $199.00
    8. Siren Heidi Boots (from Myer) $189.95
    9. The Button Jar Bluebird of Happiness card $4.50
    10. Firefly Soy Candles $30.00
    11. Samantha Willis  Bohemian Bardot Ring $69.00
    12. Mimco Hemingway Large Cocoon $450.00

Happy mother’s day to all the Nesters x

 

 

{Locally Found} We are lusting after JASIT UP hand stamped jewellery

There is nothing better than finding someone local who really excels at what they do. They create beautiful products that we can proudly say, come from the Central West.

JASIT UP is no exception. Creating hand stamped artisan jewellery that simply are masterpieces that will last your lifetime.

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Completely personalised, they offer you a long-lasting memento of the people you care most about, your family.

Single-handedly JASIT Up has solved all of your mother’s day, birthday and anniversary presents in one hit!

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You can find more information about these beautiful product on their Facebook page -> JASIT UP Handstamped or you can email Jasmine directly on jasit_up@yahoo.com.au

Happy shopping Nesters (and thanks for supporting local).

{WIN} As a thank you to our loyal Nesters

If you were standing in Tiffany & Co with an unlimited tab while drinking Moët and engaging in conversation with Oprah, Channing Tatum and the Dalai Lama you still would be not be as excited as what we currently are at the Central Nest!christmas photoshop small copy

We are about to launch our very first ever CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! (insert excited 3 year old squeal!)

This is a way for us to thank YOU for being so loyal, friendly and downright gorgeous, because without your support our little ol’ blog would not be so successful!

Thankfully some great local businesses have jumped on-board to help and have given us some rad prizes to give away to our little Nesters! We are so genuinely grateful for their kind donations and support of our blog!

Basically these are the important parts you need to know about our CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA:

1. All winners will be announced at 5pm (AEDT) Monday 23 December 2013

2. You must ‘like’ the original competition post on The Central Nest Facebook page

3. You must be a ‘liker’ of The Central Nest Facebook page as well as the Facebook page of the business giving away the prize.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let us know!

Below are just some of the fabulous businesses that will be involved ->

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Plus more still to come…..

So without further ado our very first giveaway is from one of our most favourite places in the world! The delicious INCY INTERIORS. Watch this space for more information soon!