CELEBRITY / AUG '19
Award winning actress Lucy Durack talks parenting, marriage and vulnerability.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Cute soft toys that provide soft music to lull your little one to sleep can quickly become a child’s rm favourites., available from Big W, Myer, Target, Kmart, Kid Stuff, Toyworld, and Mr Toys.
For an extra special first Christmas gift that can be used for years to come, a beautifully-made Santa Sack is a wonderful gift. www.uniquebabyboutique. com.au/collections/christmas
Every baby needs a Christmas-themed onesie, and we love this one for new parents who would like a little more sleep! www.uniquebabyboutique.com. au/collections/christmas
How cute is this! Babies love to learn and explore, so this sensory dome is a great gift choice. For ages 12 months plus, go to www.childsmart.com.au for stockist details
What toddler doesn’t love the pups from Paw Patrol? Features play modes including letters, learning rescue, search and rescue, and music time. For details go to www.vtech.com.au
Personalised gifts are always a hit with kids, and if you are planning on going away during the Christmas holidays a large backpack is a really useful purchase www.hippoblue.com.au
Every child should receive a beautiful book for Christmas – and this personalised gem allows the names of your child’s family and friends to be added to this lovely alphabet book from www.hippoblue.com.au
Toddlers love to do what their parents do! So when you are cooking a Christmas barbie for friends, your little one can be role playing too.
Plush animal pillow toys are always great to have on-hand for when your toddler falls asleep out-and-about – and they double as a favourite toy. FlipaZoo animal pillows features two plush characters that ip back and forth so your child can have two toys (and an emergency pillow) with them. Available in ‘Unicorn to Dragon’, ‘Gira e to Hippo’, ‘Tiger to Elephant’, ‘Hedgehog to Turtle’, ‘Bee to Ladybug’, and ‘Husky to Polar Bear’. RRP $29.99 from Big W, www.ipazoo.com
The tweens will love their own camera to record holiday activities and fun moments with friends. Fuji Instax Mini 8 Camera Pink, RRP $88.00. Available in store and online at Officeworks, www.officeworks.com.au
The Rainbows and Clover teepees come in three sizes, so it is suitable gift option for children to teens. RRP is $109.95 (for the regular size). For more options, to buy online or for stockist details go to www.rainbowsandclover.com.au
Do you have a child that loves art and craft? Once placed in the ‘Magic Swivel’, Cut It Out! Markers can cut and colour at the same time, so they can create beautiful masterpieces, even on the busiest days.
Girl Lane – a fun tween skincare and haircare range – features some great stocking fillers, including Hair Sparkle Shine (RRP $19.99), Tinted Moisturiser (RRP $16.99) and Everyday Face Moisturiser ($14.99). Girl Lane products are sold exclusively through Priceline, or online at www.girllane.com.au
Who knew a pen could be so exciting! The Smiggle Party Marker Duo Pen enables you to write secret messages with invisible ink – which is revealed with the attached light www.smiggle.com.au
Is the force strong with your son? If you want a special gift for a Star Wars fan, the Star Wars R2D2 Interactive Robotic Droid, $175 from Target, is sure to delight! www.target.com.au
For a tween boy, some body products that help him smell great are handy stocking fillers. 808 Dude Shampoo & Body Wash R.R.P $13.95, 250ml, 808 Dude No More Stinky Pits Deodorant RRP $8.89, 50ml. Available from selected natural health food stores and pharmacies www.808dude.com
If you have a tween curious about the world, Lonely Planet Kids: The Cities Book is packed full of pictures and facts about 86 of the world’s greatest cities. $29.99, www.lonelyplanetkids.com
Do the kids cry ‘I’m bored!’ on the holidays? A camera could give them a different way of looking at everyday objects and events. Qpix Full HD Action Camera, RRP $69.84. Available in store and online at Offceworks, www.officeworks.com.au
Why not forego the chocolate this year (it is likely to melt in the hot weather) and include this game for something a bit different? The BeanBoozled Spinner Gift Box, RRP $15, is a game where you never know which flavoured jelly bean you are going to get, as weird and wacky flavoured jelly beans are mixed in with traditional Jelly Belly flavours. Will you end up with a Booger or Sticky Sock flavoured jelly bean? Eww! www.jellybelly.com.au
Styling can damage hair – but the Philips MoistureProtect Dryer helps preserve the hair’s hydration levels with MoistureProtect sensor. RRP $139.00, available at retailers nationally
For Mums and Dads that want to prioritise fitness as their New Year’s Resolution, a Fitbit is a fantastic gift to keep them on track. Fitbit Alta Activity Tracker Large Teal, $179.00. Available in store and online at Officeworks www.officeworks.com.au
Did you know robots can also take care of mopping? That’s right...we hope we are that much closer to finding a robot that can also make the beds! Treat your loved one to the Braava 380t, which is a whisper-quiet mopping robot that uses dry or damp cloths to mop hard-surface floors. Braava 380t, rrp $599. For further details go to www.irobot.com.au
This great book will give Mum the tools to focus on habits to prioritise health and wellbeing. The Fit Busy Mum: Seven Habits for Success by Rosemary Marchese, RRP $29.95. Available online or in all good book stores, www.thefitbusymum.com.au
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