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THE BARE GIFT GUIDE

Let’s face it; motivation levels are fading.

You’re counting down to your office closure and that getaway or break you have planned. There are work parties, catch-ups with mates and warmer days on the horizon.

So for this edition, let’s skip the shop talk. Instead, we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas from budget to boujee so you can spend less time running around the stores and more time doing the fun stuff this December.

We’ve got everyone covered – your office Secret Santa, work wife, actual wife, kids big and small, best bro, fussy teenager and more.

FOR THE DESK JUNKIE

JUST FOR YOU

Is someone in your office ever guilty of picking up the wrong notepad or phone following a meeting? Typo is currently offering 20% off personalised journals, drink bottles, phone cases, desk signs and more. The whole range is under $20 for a limited time.

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NETWORKING LEVEL-UP

Discovery Decks are an ideal gift for that person who wants to get out there and expand their networks, but is put off by the idea of small talk with strangers. Become a BD guru or strengthen relationships with 150 conversation prompts for USD29.99. 

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HYDRATION STATION

Stay hydrated with notepad shaped waterbottles that easily fit into satchels, laptop bags or handbags. They range in size from A7 ($29.95) to A5 ($49.95) with various lid options including metallic copper, matte black and stainless steel.

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CHARGE IT UP

Wireless charging stations are a convenient way to charge up a Qi-activated smartphone (newer iPhone and Android models have the feature), and Ideal of Sweeden have over 40 styles to choose from for $89.99 each. Why not get a set with a matching phone case. 

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PAPER PLANE POWER-UP

The internet or Teams has crashed in the office, so how do you communicate? By paper plane messenger, clearly. These smartphone-controlled paper planes with auto-stabilizers can help avoid any awkward off-course encounters. They start at $100, with a further 20% off this week only. 

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CAFFEINE KICK

Don't you hate it when you get a coffee, get pulled into a meeting or work and it goes cold before you get to enjoy it? This little beauty keeps coffee to your preferred drinking temperature for 1.5hours. It's $170 and comes in black or white. 

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MAKE YOUR OWN MERCH

A dream machine for the arty/crafty type, the Cricut lets you print, cut, score, deboss, engrave and more to make custom, vinyl cut labels on over 300 materials. Machines start at USD169.99, and you can create designs from a phone app or desktop software. 

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FOR LIFE OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

ALMOST A ROCK STAR

For the budding singer, karaoke addict or 10-year old next door that thinks he's Kanye, these Bluetooth wireless microphones are smartphone compatible and come with their own speaker. BYO backing track. They're $20 each from your local Kmart. 

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FOR KIDS BIG & SMALL

Open-ended play is an essential part of early learning. The Himiku blocks come in a range of gorgeous colours and have 8 balance points with no two blocks identical.  For kids, they're great for creative thinking.  For adults, stack your stress away!  They're 50% off this week and start at $34 for 10 blocks.

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ANIMAL LOVERS

These 3D sculptures come in over 70 designs from hummingbirds to seahorses, elephants, lions, sharks, sloths, cats, dogs, unicorns and more. If there's a particular animal someone loves, they likely have a wall hanging, free-standing sculpture or mask to match. They're on sale now from $34 to $50 each. 

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FRINGE BINGE

Shout someone to a show or two (or three) with a Fringe Gift Voucher or Friends Subscription starting at $25. Fringe is taking over Perth from 15 January to 25 February 2021 with over 350 shows now available for purchase.  

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LIFE'S A BEACH

Beach in comfort with Pillow Talk's Beach lounger for a bargain $29.95. It folds flat with a shoulder strap for easy transport and the back angle is adjustable for supreme lounging comfort. Make it a set with a matching towel, beach umbrella and carry bag for the ultimate beach set-up. 

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SQUEEZE & SHARE SELF CARE

All that hand sanitising can dry out the hands, and these super cute hand cream crackers are small enough that they're easy to take anywhere. Get the set for $40. Plus, every Body Shop purchase this Christmas supports Launch Housing, helping women experiencing homelessness. 

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WELLNESS WARRIOR

This ultra-quiet ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser, USD79.95, will help someone breathe easier and sleep faster with warming mood lighting and an automatic shut-off.
Plus, it's just so pretty to look at.

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THE RETRO GAMER

Know someone who was a Super Nintendo, Game Boy or PS1 champion back in their day? This magic little cube contains over 5,000 retro game classics with wired and wireless controllers for up to 4 players. Bring back those Donkey Kong skills for USD139. 

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THE HOME COCKTAIL CHAMPION

Underground Spirits Caramel Vodka takes espresso martinis from good to un-freaking-believably good. Crafted from Australian wheat and Queensland caramel, its award-winning for good reason.  
It's a premium addition to any home bar at $80 a bottle.  

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A WINO'S BEST FRIEND

The Eto is a wine preservation system that puts an airtight seal over wine, so it keeps that freshly opened taste for up to 2 weeks. It's perfect for those people who enjoy a glass of wine at night, but don't want to drink the whole bottle (but no judgement if you do). They come in a range of finishes and start at USD150.

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We hope you have a safe, entertaining and revigorating holiday season.


Thank you for your ongoing support in 2020, it’s been a year of challenges and triumphs, and we couldn’t have done any of it without you!

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