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If you haven’t got your holiday gifts sorted yet, there’s still time! While I’m on my trans-Atlantic flight, why not check out the collection of ideas I’ve put together for you. Admittedly, it’s a little late for online shopping now, but there are still some great ideas.
Wait, a water bottle? That’s what Matt Damon and Water.org think should be the number one gift of 2011. Watch the hilarious video below of Damon trying to convince kids that it’s what they really want for Christmas.
Water.org is an international nonprofit organisation that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Why not give them a Christmas present too and buy somebody on your list a special Christmas water bottle (from US$25).
I’m definitely not a domestic goddess (though I am currently attempting to find the perfect cupcake recipe) but that doesn’t mean I don’t love beautiful things for my home.
I’m sure any domestic goddess (or goddess-in-training) would be delighted to receive a beautiful cookie jar in which to store her perfect baked goods.
I’m rather taken with the Verdant Bread Bin ($158) from Anthropologie, which I think could do double-duty as a gorgeous cookie jar. Apparently if you do use it as a bread bin, you can also use the lid as a cutting board – very convenient!
What great ideas do you have for a domestic goddess?
My boyfriend’s little brother is really into Lego so every year, we just buy him a different set.
This year, I was having a look around to see if there were any other options and I stumbled across these cute Lego date planners.
They’re not technically Lego but they’re “Lego-inspired” silicone covers that you can reuse year after year. You can even move around the little coloured pieces to create a closure.
The diary comes in a range of colours and while most stockists seem to be in China (great if you’re there, not so good for Christmas postage if you’re not), you can also purchase it for AU$54.95 from Australian retailer Top 3 by Design – not cheap, but neither is Lego these days!