THE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO BLINKED AND IT WAS SUDDENLY DECEMBER | 2018

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There’s nothing I love more than being organised. I'm known for it actually. I plan months in advance, I don't forget a single thing and I am like, never, ever, ever late. In theory anyway, but I can hear those who know me, laugh and laugh and laugh as they read this (like you, my dear friend Sharna, my very own Little Miss Organised - and yes, this is a test to see if you read my blogs!).

You see, I am the self-confessed, red-hot-mess mum. There’s one of us in every group. We’re the ones who stumble into dinner, late, even after being told an earlier time than what was booked. Sometimes we're still dressing ourselves, usually sans gift because it’s still at home by the door (you know, so we don't forget), who either spills something on their shirt or rips their pants by the end of evening - or both - leaving them to crab walk their way through the crowded pub and out to the car. True story. It happened to me on Friday night.

Anyway, I digress but you get the point.

Now, I know I’m not possibly alone when I say “Where the actual feck did 2018 go?!”. Suddenly it’s December and it feels like 365 days has been squeezed into a cheesy 90 minute tele-movie special! So here I am. It’s Sunday afternoon and only 9 days out from Christmas, typing away at a Gift Guide, that while extremely late to the party (like me, get it?!), will hopefully provide the self-confessed, red-hot-messes of the world, a final chance to pick up some amazing products from some incredible businesses, just in time to pop under your tree.


SHOPPING TIPS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER THIS TIME OF YEAR

  • All cut off dates are in the coming days - some of them, hours - so don't delay!
  • Most of these apply to Express Shipping options only. If Express Shipping is not an option at check out, contact the business and they will be more than happy to help.
  • Be smart and reasonable with your orders. I have listed the locations of the businesses so try and order from within your state or at the very least, a state close by. If you are in NSW for example, try to avoid ordering from WA and visa versa, etc. And always check the AusPost Express Post Network for estimated delivery times.
  • If you have any questions at all regarding products, availability, turn around times, shipping and cut offs, please contact the stores directly.
  • And finally, #ChooseKindness. It’s a stressful time of year and most business owners are doing long hours, missing out on time with their families or forgoing organising their own Christmas, just to ensure that all your orders have arrived in time.

INDERA BEADS

Final cut off date: Thursday 20th December
Shipping from the Sunshine Coast, QLD
Our Pick: Personalised Edgy Silicone Teether, $29.90
Follow @indera.beads

 

JUST RAY BABY

Final cut off date: Monday 17th December
Shipping and Local Pick Up available from Melbourne's Inner West, VIC
Our Pick: Baby Millie, vintage inspired T-Bar shoe, $35.00
Follow @justray_baby

  


MY SWEET FOX

Final cut off date: Tuesday 18th December
Shipping from Perth, WA
Our Pick: Jellycat Bashful Bunny, $29.95
Follow @my_sweet_fox

  



MINIMACKO

Final cut off date: Monday 17th December
Shipping and Local Pick Up available from Ballarat, VIC
Our Pick: Le Toy Van Doctor Set, $89.95
Follow @minimacko

  


VELVET AND HONEY

Final cut off date: Monday 17th December
Shipping from Perth, WA
Our Pick: Banwood Balance Bike, $299.00
Follow @velvetandhoney

  


WILLOW SWIM

Final cut off date: Free Express Shipping upgrade ends 1pm Thursday 20th December
Shipping from Sydney, NSW
Our Pick: 'Gracie' in Gumnuts, $64.00
Follow @willow_swim

  



KELLECTIVE BY NIKKI

Final cut off date: Store reopens 7pm (AEST) Sunday 16th December for a small amount of orders
Shipping from Brisbane, QLD
Our Pick: Sammy Skinny Bar Necklace and Tiny Pendant, $67.95
Follow @kellective_by_nikki

  


LOCKS BY LUCY

Final cut off date: Monday 17th December
Shipping from the Sunshine Coast, QLD
Our Pick: Christmas Gift Pack, $99.00
Follow @locksbylucy

  


PALMAIRA SANDALS

Final cut off date: Wednesday 19th December
Shipping from Sydney, NSW
Our Pick: Tan Nubuck, $110.00
Follow @palmairasandalsaustralia

  



TRUE NORTH SPIRITS

Final cut off date: Monday 17th December
Shipping from Byron Bay, NSW
Our Pick: Boundless Plains Limited EditionWhiskey Release, $199.99
Follow @truenorthspirits

  


THE HORSE

Final cut off date: Tuesday 18th December using Express Post only
Shipping from Sydney, NSW
Our Pick: The Original, $149.00
Follow @the_horse

  


BAXTER BLUE

Final cut off date: 11.59pm (AEST) Sunday 16th December - Be quick!
Shipping from Sydney, NSW
Our Pick: Clark in Gloss Black, $89.00
Follow @baxterblue_

  



MOCKED

Final cut off date: Tuesday 18th December - applies to ready made items only
Shipping from Sydney South, NSW
Our Pick: The 'Need, Want, Wear, Read' Gift Tags, $24.95
Follow @mocked_

  


SEASCAPE LIVING

Final cut off date: Monday 17th December - applies to prints only
Shipping from Melbourne, VIC
Our Pick: Ocean Wave, from $39.00
Follow @seascapeliving

  


MIDDLETREE

Final cut off date: Monday 17th December
Shipping and Local Pick Up available from the Central Coast, NSW
Our Pick: Christmas 2018 'Touch my Elf', $29.95
Follow @themiddletreeco

  

BUSINESSES LISTED IN ORDER OF CUT OFF DATE

Sunday 16th December -
Collective by Nikki
Baxter Blue

Monday 17th December -
Just Ray Baby
Minimacko
Velvet and Honey
Locks by Lucy
True North Spirits
Seascape Living
Middletree

Tuesday 18th December -
My Sweet Fox
Mocked
The Horse

Wednesday 19th December -
Palmaira Sandals

Thursday 20th December -
Willow Swim - by 1pm
Indera Beads

DISCLAIMER

Information is true and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Middletree is not responsible for any changes that may occur to the cut off dates, as this is up to the store owners and can change at any time without warning. Stores are not responsible for any possible errors in the Gift Guide. Please contact the store directly for any questions re items, prices, availability, shipping, etc.


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