{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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{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} By George Fifty8GEORGE knows how to brighten Christmas

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There is a special place in Bathurst that offers one of a kind pieces, fantastic gifts and is your go-to for all trophies and engraving.

I kid you not Fifty8GEORGE is your one stop shop.

The best part about Fifty8GEORGE is the friendly, approachable staff. They always have a smile and more often than not crack a joke.

It is also so brilliant that we have a local business that means you don’t need to go to an out of town supplier for signage because they able to do it right here! They can do all your business signage, car decals, embroidery and merchandising.

They have some pretty special news at the moment, as they move away from giftware in the coming months they are offering a staggering 50% off all giftware in store! How incredible (and what a fantastic way to tick off your Christmas list)

Make sure you pop into Fifty8GEORGE today you can find them:

| Phone: (02) 6331 3388 |

| Address: 58 George Street, Bathurst |

| Facebook @Fifty8George |

treeline4The fabulous team at Fifty8GEORGE are giving one lucky nester this beautiful birdcage. What a stunning piece for your home (or the perfect pass on Christmas present!)

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Fifty8GEORGE on facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 22 December 2016.

 

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To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} JasitUp this Christmas

There is something completely wonderful about JasitUp HandStamped Jewellery, it is like fairy dust is sprinkled just to make her items just that little bit more magic than the others.

JasitUp HandStamped Jewellery offers handcrafted stamping on some absolutely delightful pieces of jewellery. These are the items that are likely to become the forever piece of your collection.

I have to say that my absolute favourite feature of JasitUp is the fact that there are endless ways to personalise your own keepsake. You could use the kid’s birthdates or your anniversary. It could be a date of graduation or favourite lyrics from a song. Whatever details matter to you, matter to JasitUp.  jas

Plus, Jasmine Howard the owner/operator is super lovely and friendly. She is creative and approachable and wonderfully talented.

If you want something that will last a lifetime make sure you contact JasitUp today.

| Email: jasit_up@yahoo.com.au |

| Phone: 0423 274 390 |

| Facebook: @JASITUP.handstamped |

 

treeline4The gorgeous JasitUp is making Christmas just a little more sparkly for one lucky nester this Christmas by offering a Rose Gold Tree of Life Pendant on thick belcher link chain valued at $90! She will even include personalisation of names/dates or quotes! WOAH!jasitup

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  JasitUp on facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

 

{The Nest Loves} Swing with Vines of the Wild

My latest love is  Vines of the Wild, an innovate and quality driven producer of eclectic and whimsical products for the little humans in your life.

Vines of the Wild source products from local artists from across the country, the soul purpose of their products is to enliven the gift of nature and awaken your bohemian soul.

They are constantly aware of the environment and so utilise mediums such as wood, non-toxic paint and natural fabrics and recycled materials to minimise their ecological footprint.

I love that Vines of the Wild is not only a source of mindful products but also will cloak our little adventurers in style.

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We love:

| Knit Overalls $85 | Knit Faux Fur Bonnett $69 | Heirloom Wings $159 | Australian Map Print $79 |

Find Vines of the Wild on Instagram @vinesofthewild

Happy shopping Nesters x

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Levi Jimmy will leave a print on your heart (and walls!)

There is a special place in town made of dreams and wishes and all things wonderful.

From the moment you step inside Levi Jimmy you are taken into a whimsical world filled with design, creativity and excellence.

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Levi Jimmy offers gorgeous prints for your walls, beautiful stationary, divine one of a kind decor and it is your one-stop gift shop.

The actual shop is stunning! You need to make sure you check it out.

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Make sure you stop by and say hi the wonderfully friendly Sallyanne and Katie today!

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

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

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend for an additional entry.

Prize will be drawn Saturday 22 December 2015.

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} The team to make you Gorgeousness

All the stylish kids know where to go. If you want to go where the cool kids hang then made sure you pop in and say hello to the beautiful girls at Gorgeousness.gorgeous

Gorgeousness is more than just a store, they are your new best friends who will help you look your best. They are constantly thrilled to help find a look that makes you feel confident and fabulous! gorgeousness

Not only do they offer the very latest fashion looks, they provide accessories to match. You can get bags, bangles, earrings, shoes and a multitude of other bits and pieces to create your very own signature look.gorgeousness2

Gorgeousness are not only your premier fashion retailer in Bathurst, they now offer a spectacular homewares range. Gorgeousness Home opened next door just five months ago and this new little business is booming!home

Offering those beautiful pieces that make your house feel more like a home Gorgeousness Home is your must stop shop.

Both stores are opened 7 days a week and would love to see you TODAY!home2

They have that perfect last minute Christmas gift for that someone special in your life. Take my advice when I say that you should direct your significant other to head there this year for your pressie!

Both Gorgeousness and Gorgeousness Home are bursting with open arms to see you this Christmas and New Years! You know you want to go there for that perfect NYE party dress!

Happy shopping Nesters x

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The wonderful team at Gorgeousness is offering one very lucky Nester a $100 voucher to be spent at either of their stores! To be in the running you must be a liker of Gorgeousness and Gorgeousness Home and The Central Nest

Remember to tag a friend for an extra entry!

Prize will be drawn 21 December 2014!

Good luck Nesters!

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Letting you in a on secret with Fifty8GEORGE

One of the very best places in town is hidden in lower George Street.

If you look closely you will see an absolute treasure trove of goodies, an Aladdin’s cave of giftware.

“Bathurst’s best kept secret”. NOT ANYMORE!file-page1

The wonderful fifty8GEORGE is owned and operated by Terry and Marie Rouland and their ten friendly staff members.

Fifty8GEORGE is a real Bathurst icon and has been operating for over 21 years. It offers a diverse range of products that you cannot find elsewhere.

They are your one-stop shop for all giftware, engraving, embroidery and  trophies.pano

They also offer excellent commercial deals on signage, industrial engraving, rubber stamps, apparel, promotional products and lots more!

Get your panicked Christmas self there, they will sort out ALL your presents in one place!

Contact:

| Phone: 02 6331 3388 |

| Address: 58 George Street, Bathurst NSW 2795 |

| Email: info@fifty8george.com.au |

| Website: www.fifty8george.com.au |

| Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fifty8GEORGE |

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The gorgeous team at fifty8GEORGE have generously donated a $50.00 gift voucher for use in their store!

To be in the running all you have to do is head over to Facebook and like The Central Nest, the competition post on the The Central Nest‘s Facebook  and be a ‘liker’ of Fifty8GEORGE. AWESOME!

(Remember for an additional entry ‘tag’ a friend!)

Prize will be drawn 5pm 21 December 2014