All I want for Christmas is… Jessica Bratich

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gifts & giveaways




Celebrating the end of the year with a series of gifts and giveaways for our readers. A virtual Christmas party and our way of saying thank you for your love and support over the past 6ish years, as well as a further opportunity to showcase some of our favourite people, products and places in the process.




Having three teen daughters (19, about to turn 18 and 16) means some of the excitement and magic of Christmas has been lost along the way but I’m not ready to give up on Christmas completely, even if I have to drag the rest of my family along for the ride.


Gift giving is a little part of that magic but shopping without a plan or guide at this time of year, can add to the stress and chaos, sucking the spirit right out of Christmas. Online shopping is a fabulous way to avoid the crowds and save time but you need to get your act together early on in the piece to incorporate delivery times, especially here in Perth where we take the term snail mail a little too seriously.


On the home front, hubby is the first to admit that he hates shopping without a purpose and a dedicated plan of attack, at any time of year but more so at Christmas. Having said that, hubby always makes an effort for anniversaries and birthdays (when he remembers) but Christmas has always been more miss than hit with him and most years he would prefer to skip gift shopping altogether.


Hubby usually asks me for help ideas before heading out, keen to finish shopping as quickly as possible impress. This doesn’t always constitute in me ending up impressed but it’s the thought that counts, right?! Like that time, hubby made me my favourite dish Steak Dianne on our first Valentine’s day as a married couple. Only he mistook 3 cloves of garlic as 3 whole garlics and we basically had to sell our unit and move 3 suburbs away to get rid of the smell. Needless to say, Steak Dianne is no longer my favourite dish.


I was reminded only last night that hubby really needs a rather specific list before he heads to the shops. Basically, after a quick discussion, hubby popped down to the supermarket to pick up a couple of things for an impromptu get together. What he arrived home with didn’t really cut the mustard so to speak, which resulted in a conversation about me needing to be more specific and him needing to listen more clearly, and a return visit to the shops together.


Thankfully we only live 2ish minutes drive away (depending on traffic) to our local Westfield and I’m usually more on the game in this department (that department being hubby and his shopping allergy). My game is a little off right now having just returned from a full-on week of shopping till I literally dropped in Malaysia.


The shopping in Malaysia was interesting to say the least. The shopping centres and their approach to Christmas has certainly filled both myself and my daughter who joined me for this latest trip, full of Christmas spirit. If I wasn’t so utterly exhausted from our travels and so busy catching up with emails, events and end of year deadlines, I would be giving our home a massive Christmassy makeover.


Christmas in Malaysia




In all honestly, all I really want for Christmas is to celebrate with my immediate little family (& cat) in our new home, feast for days on leftovers after our traditional Christmas Eve family feast and exchange a few quirky but meaningful gifts.


Given we are staying put in our new (to us) home for Christmas this year, I’m super keen to keep things, especially gifts that generally end up as clutter, to a bare minimum. Hubby has once again asked for my wish list this year and for more than a few reasons, I’m inclined to oblige.


So, without further ado, my rather specific wish list for Christmas with visual aids and a link (for good measure) because hubby asked and who am I to say no… and after 22 years of marriage, I know how this plays out it, if I don’t.





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I appreciate I already have an extensive Jessica Bratich collection BUT there a couple of gaps in my bag collection and I’m rather in love with the black and gold print denim in the latest collection. The print features on an overnight bag, a clutch and a wallet. A wallet that could double as a small clutch. There’s even enough room for your mobile and your passport. Hello… more travel that requires my passport.


My first pick would be the overnight bag for all the staycations we plan on doing in the next 12 months. Next up would be one of the JB backpacks. I don’t actually own a backpack. Mainly because I didn’t think they could be so stylish and huge handbags have been more my thing. My only dilemma is which backpack. I’m leaning towards the gold but black with leopard print is also appealing.


The black and gold print denim wallet is next on my wish list. Not that I need a new wallet but something tells me I NEED this particular one. If only the backpack featured the gold and denim print.


Surprisingly, I’m also loving the new JB kids’ range for both myself and my three teen daughters. I picked up one of the Rubika bags (pictured above) for my daughter for our recent trip to Malaysia. It was the perfect size for popping in my phone and a little cash for day trips and I ended up using it as a cross body bag most days. I’ve popped that one on my wish list as well, as I wouldn’t mind one for myself for quick trips to the shops or clubbing* when you only need your phone, a lippy and your card to buy cocktails.


There are a growing number of Jessica Bratich stockists both here in Perth and Australia wide. If you are in Perth, I believe you can now arrange a Jessica Bratich party in the privacy of your own home. You can also shop online direct. I’d suggest you sign up for the JB newsletter so you can score 10% off your first online order and be first in the know for sales and other promotions when they happen!


*I haven’t actually been clubbing for about 20 years. Do they still call it that? Actually, in my day it wasn’t called clubbing and I’ll be showing my age if I say anything more.







Because there’s a whole lot to love about the latest Jessica Bratich collection and it’s the season to be giving… I’ll be picking up a little JB mystery bag for one of our readers. To be in the running follow the instructions below:


  • Head to Jessica Bratich HERE and case the latest collection;
  • Comment below (or email with your favourite JB bag and where you will use it these holidays;
  • Register your details by clicking on the above banner.


Game of skill; One Winner will receive a Jessica Bratich bag of their choice; Refer to our standard terms and conditions via our giveaway registration; Australian residents only; One entry per email address; Winner notified by email on Dec 18 and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise we redraw.




Our end of year Gifts & Giveaways will run over the next two weeks, with more giveaways being added almost daily. The best way to keep up, as our member registrations are currently closed, is to follow our December Aussie Giveaway Club page and/or Facebook group. Not only does the post list all our current giveaways in the one spot but it also includes giveaways from reputable Australian based bloggers and businesses. If you are in the business of winning, it’s a great place to grab a tea or coffee and spend a little time, casing all the competitions, on a daily or weekly basis. With new giveaways being added all the time.


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  1. The denim wallet is just gorgeous and would be perfect for both day and evening as a lovely clutch 🙂 I really need to show “Santa” a picture of it!!!!

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  3. Isabella Evening Bucket Bag – Black Charcoal
    Bucket bags are perfect for every occasion and I’d take this one with me everywhere!

  4. I’m in love with the Brooke overnight bag in black to use as a nappy bag for baby number 4 my current bag just isn’t big enough or super stylish like this

  5. A JB party at home? Now that could be dangerous!
    Id love the Amelia backpack because its named after my daughter and would make a great hands free baby bag! Ill be taking it to the shops for the after Xmas sales as like yours, my hubby has no idea what to buy me for Xmas so I think its best if he takes me shopping instead!

    • That’s a lovely name! If I ever get my act together and host a JB party at home, you will most certainly get an invite Michelle!

      Thanks for entering and great idea about taking hubby shopping in the sales. My hubby is allergic to sales just as much as shopping. LOL

  6. The Georgia Cross Body Bag is a fabulous innovative design! Different from the ordinary square/rectangle shape it expresses my individuality completely. The holiday season season is filled with social events and I’m sure to stand out from the crowd accessorizing with bag like this!

  7. I must get you to send me the link to the JB sales group on FB. I really could do with a new clutch and like you I love the gold and black print.

    • The black and gold is currently sitting under the tree, after I purchased it for myself. I find myself now wondering if hubby may have also purchased one for me. His present doesn’t usually appear until Christmas morning.

  8. The zoe bucket bag in burgundy. I tend to need to take the everything, including the kitchen sink to work with me and this would be one stylish way to do it.

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  10. Grace wallet but I’m having trouble choosing which colour. Happy to be surprised if I’m lucky enough to win. If it doubles as a clutch, I would take it everywhere with me this summer.

  11. I know its a kids bag but I would love to win the Faith kids bag in gold. I prefer a smaller bag for night time events and this would be perfect.

  12. I really love the idea of the tote to clutch in the charcoal. I would take it shopping with me as a tote and out to dinner with the girls as a clutch. Perfect and the colour is divine.

  13. Selecting the overnight bag in black/gold for my mother. We are surprising her with a trip for her 60th birthday in February, this bag would make the perfect xmas gift.

  14. I’d love the Brooklyn Overnighter – I take a suitcase with me for my overnighters and would love to downsize. Runner-up prize to the Andrea Tote in white chocolate, because a) it’s gorgeous and b) IT SAYS CHOCOLATE SO OF COURSE IT’S AMAZING.

  15. Tough decision. I have about 5 bags I NEED. On the top of the NEED list is the backpack in leopard and black. So very cool. I would take it everywhere with me.

  16. Having one of the JB Amelia backpacks in my hot little hands would really make my Christmas. What a gorgeous looking bag to have on my back while freeing up my hands. I live in the Perth CBD and have given up my car. No longer would it be a struggle to carry a load while walking, using public transport and boy would I look good! X

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