What: The Officeoriginair Herb Garden. A place for your herbs.
Why: Because who doesn’t love things like this? And because people should grow their own herbs. For cooking with. And putting in cocktails, especially when summer is on its way. And because those little pots you get at the supermarket don’t look nearly as nice as they do in one of these. Plus those scissors are awesome. This is the kind of thing you get and you put in your kitchen and you feel like you’re one of those real human beings who cooks food and trims their herbs and keeps things tidy and perfect and lives in the real world like a real adult. (As opposed to one of those human beings who eats takeout everyday and drinks from the milk container and leaves their crap all over the floor.) I swear if you had one of these, people would come into your house and see it and think to themselves ‘this is a real grown up, onto it person’.
Best for: An older (and when I say older, I mean probably at 18 and up) person. I say this because not many under 18 year olds have their own kitchens (they have their parents kitchens). Great for people who have just moved into a new place. It’s something slightly different from platters and coffee cups, but still useful and beautiful. Best for those who like to cook or make cocktails. People who like tidy and stylish kitchens – this thing isn’t exactly cheap (NZ$154.00). Good for parents. And if you want to make it that extra bit special, you could pick out and purchase some herbs to go in the thing as well.
Okay, okay I’m sold. Where can I get one?: At the Simon James Design store in The Department Store in Takapuna, Auckland, or if the North Shore is just that bit too far (and let’s face it – it nearly always is), you can get it online here.
Danika @ N Model Management.
The other day I had the opportunity to hang out backstage before one Richard Kavanagh’s Auckland Rodney Wayne fashion show/presentation. The show cast pretty much all new faces. I didn’t get to see everyone or take all their photos but I did get to snap a few portraits. These were some of my favourites from the night. (For more, see my photo blog.)
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What: It’s a box. An empty box. But the point is you fill it with Kiehl’s products so it’s not empty anymore.
Why: Well obviously you need to fill the box with some stuff for it to actually be a proper gift, but once you’ve chosen things for it, you’ve got the perfect gift. It’s skincare which is pretty nice to receive, but it’s also got that personal touch because you’ve chosen the things that go in it. And the box makes for nice packaging which is good for those people who are useless at wrapping presents.
Best for: Anyone. Well, probably females, but there is a men’s specific range. And I know men who use the non-mens specific range so it’s pretty much for anyone who hasn’t already got loyalty to another skincare range. I would get it for female friends or that girl you work with that you think deserves something extra special. Or for your son’s girlfriend. Having the ability to pick and choose products makes it pretty easy to put together something that suits the giftee (and something that suits your budget). Personally I would recommend the Ultra Facial Cream, the Creme de Corps and the Acai range.
Okay, okay I’m sold. Where can I get one?: Kiehl’s is available at Smith and Caughey’s stores in Auckland and at Ballantynes in Christchurch. For other stockists, see here.
What: Karen Walker x Everyday Needs Pyjamas.
Why: I don’t care if you are one of those completely naked sleepers (so not into this, by the way), everybody needs some kind of sleepwear. There are plenty of reasons why. I mean, what if you’re on holiday with friends and you need to get up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water? Exactly. You could go with an old t-shirt, but why not step it up a notch? These Karen Walker for Everyday Needs pyjamas are luxury combined with comfort. And they come in great prints, including this amazing navy polka-dot. Actually, you know what? I’d probably wear the nightshirt in the daytime as well. That makes it like a two-in-one outfit. Also, the tops and bottoms are available for purchase separately.
Best for: People who don’t sleep naked. (Or people who do, that you feel need to cover up.) Moms. Sisters. People who will appreciate ‘special’ pyjamas. The person who has everything.
Okay, okay I’m sold. Where can I get one?: At Everyday Needs’ online store, here.
Continue reading ‘The Great Gift Guide 2011: 4 – Karen Walker X Everyday Needs Pyjamas.’