IN THE SACK this silly season with Agent Mystery Case
I don’t know about you but there are a couple of things I really struggle with this time of year. Well actually there are more than a few but mainly it’s the gift buying side of things that gets me in a spin.
Regardless of whether I’m on a tight budget or not, I love to shop the sales, especially at Christmas when I have so many to buy for. Thirteen nieces and nephews plus my three girls for starters.
I’ve done my
mother and aunt of the year duty on the front line, the first day of toy sales over the years and fought hard among the vultures to nab a bargain to help keep children happy and costs down.
I’ve quietly patted myself on the back the Christmas measles struck and I found a better online way of doing things which saw gifts delivered directly to family while I was stuck at home with a 3, 2 & 1 year old. Now that we’ve moved interstate and over 4,000 km away, I’ve tried where possible to continue this tradition. It’s not always easy.
I do prefer to hand select gifts and add my personal touch to gift wrapping but I’m not great with crowds at the best of times. Shopping for gifts when you are time poor at this time of year is not the best of times. Far from it. Postage is another contributing factor and annoyance. You can end up wasting a lot of time and money with Australia Post.
Last month, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Myer Christmas Giftorium (blogged here), it opened my eyes to an even better way of doing things.
One floor dedicated to taking the stress out of shopping this Christmas with all the gift giving help and inspiration you could ever need. Giftorium, a Christmas concept that includes gift guide stations with something to suit everyone, even those hard to buy
- Dapper Dad
- Food Fanatic
- Glamour Gran & Perfect Pop
- Globe Trotter
- Hop, Skip, Juice
- Kids Cubby
- Miracle Mum
- Paws Corner
- Stocking fillers
- Techno Freak
- Trendy Young Things
Gifticians are on the ground to help with your every need, including gift wrapping and local CBD delivery. You just tell your Giftician who you are buying for and they will happily point you in the right gift department direction. They will even hold your hand through the whole gift buying process. Well not literally but you know what I mean.
My tip is to book a time with a Giftician so you know you are going to get one on one top quality service or head in super early before the crowds and check out the amazing SALES they have on at the moment.
If you really can’t face the stores, you can also take advantage of the Elf Delivery service side of things online:
When push comes to shove, I like to think I’m pretty impressive when it comes to gift buying, so I opted to outsource this ‘casing’ assignment to possibly the worst gift buyer in the world (Mr C). With the help of a Giftician, he passed with flying colours. In under ten minutes (blogged here). A gift buying record and possibly a small Christmas miracle for Mr C who is allergic to shopping and isn’t known for his gift buying skills.
For this GIVEAWAY, I’m going to personally put the MYER Christmas Giftorium and their Elf delivery service to the test and purchase two gifts for two lucky winners!
Two winners, one Perth and one Australia wide.
If you are in Perth, I will be heading in store to purchase your MYER mystery gift. Everyone else, you will need to be in Australia for delivery for this one.
PRIZE ONE: MYER Mystery Prize (PERTH ONLY)
Let me know a little bit about who I’m buying for and why they deserve to win. It can be for yourself or for a friend.
For starters: Age, Sex, Interests, Gift Guide Department (see list above) and anything else that might help our Giftician select the perfect gift.
Make sure you let me know you are from PERTH when you comment.
PRIZE TWO: MYER Elf Delivery Mystery Prize (Australia Only)
Head to MYER online & shop elf delivery products. Select a gift for yourself or a friend and leave the details below including why you or your friend deserve to win this.
Alternatively you can just give me the age range, sex & interests of the person you want to win this and I will select a mystery gift on your behalf.
Two winners, one from Perth and the other Australia wide.
Perth entrants are eligible for both prizes draws.
Game of Skill
Entries Close 15/12/14 (9pm WST – Perth time)
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