Hey you guys! I’m so excited to bring you a very special Christmas Gift Guide that celebrates all that is awesome about Summer. I sometimes feel like all the wintery decorations at this time of year don’t really reflect an Aussie Christmas – we need to embrace our unique Christmas down under!
Take a look at all the fab products I’ve curated – perfect for giving and enjoying during the Summer holidays. But wait there’s more!
One very lucky reader is going to win every single item in this Gift Guide and have the best Summer ever! Details on how to enter at the bottom of the post.
My Poppet’s Ultimate Summer Gift Guide
1. Bonnie and Neil Teal Ladies L/S Floral Rashie $59.95 from Cancer Council
Australian textile duo Bonnie and Neil has teamed up with Cancer Council to create an exclusive, limited edition range, inspired by the colours and textures of the Great Barrier Reef.
This Ladies Teal L/S Floral Rashie is certified UPF 50+ to protect you from the sun, and the zip front makes it super easy to wear. Choose your size here
2. Bonnie and Neil Beach Umbrella $109.95 from Cancer Council
Bonnie and Neil has teamed up with Cancer Council to create an exclusive retro style, limited edition umbrella. Take it to the beach or use it had home to add a resort vibe to your garden.
Hit the beach, pools or a picnic in comfort and style with this super portable chair from Vienna Woods. Choose from a range of designs.
What a genius idea designed by an active Aussie couple who were sick of cleaning sand and mud out of the car after an active day. Keep it in the car to clean sand off feet after the beach or clean muddy shoes after the kids sports training. Made right here in Australia.
5. Funky Play Banana Earrings $29.95 * from Short Story
I’ve gone bananas for these fun earrings. They really a-peel to my quirky sense of style! Grab yourself or a friend a pair before they all (banana) split. I will not appoligise for my banana puns.
Bobux make well designed shoes that are both stylish and good for kids. Choose from their extensive sandal range that will keep your kids feet comfortable all Summer. Sizes range from NB to 33.
7. Safari Floor Cushion $129 by Little Wolff
Walk through the jungle with zebras, cheetahs, eating bananas. This cushion is great for lazing on the floor gazing at the ceiling or imaginative play! Designed in Melbourne with custom digitally printed fabric this cushion will look great in any room in the house.
8. Bling2o Swim Googles (2 pairs) $29.95 * each from Baby Goes Retro
The kids are going to LOVE these. Choose from over 25 unique designs including my favourite, Banana Split Sundae Waffle Cone Goggles! These bling-a-licious swim goggles not only look amazing – they are completely latex and lead free, with anti-fog properties ensuring great vision. Be quick, apparently these are just flying off the shelf for Christmas.
9. Billibag storage bag $69.95 by Bivouac Kid
Billibag is your go to storage bag for any flotsam and jetsam that needs organising in your house. I’m talking Lego people, you know your kids will get a heap for Christmas, this product is a great solution for keeping it tidy all Summer. You can also take it on a sleep over or on a trip to the beach, anywhere you need to carry a lot of things and be able to find them when you get there. Love the Major Mitchell Cockatoo print.
10. Harry Potter Cluedo Board Game $55 from major retailers
Potterheads are going to flip when they see this new twist on the classic Cluedo boardgame. A friend has seemingly vanished – playing Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna or Neville, you must try to discover who did it. You even get to travel with floo powder! Can’t wait to get my hands on this.
11. Globber My TOO Fix UP Scooter $120
Keep the kids active these summer holidays. This sturdy scooter has an ultra reinforced front structure to take the toughest beating at the skate park. Choose from a range of colours including Green, Red, Plum, Blue, and Pink.
Exciting fun for the whole family, this explosive game for those with a gentle touch and nerves of steel! Set the stix and build the stack but make a wrong move and you’ll blow it! We’ve got this at home, and it’s hilarious.
Made in Australia, Saltie Soul combines the finest blend of naturally evaporated sea minerals with real organic fruit extracts, cold-pressed oils, fruit butters, natural minerals and therapeutic grade essential oils, to produce only the finest and most authentic range of products to care for your skin. Time to treat yourself – drop Santa some hints!
Kids can make their own healthy ice pops in as little as seven minutes with the patented Zoku Quick Pop® Maker! Make striped pops, yogurt pops, or even flavored core pops right on your countertop without electricity. Think of all the money you’ll save on icecream, and the nagging you’ll avoid!
15. Tropic Chiller Iced Tea Gift Set $50 * by T2
Who doesn’t love a refreshing iced tea when the weather heats up. Take this tropical pack with you on your next island adventure and set yourself up for summery sipping!
Contains Limited Edition Cornflower Blue 1.2L Jug-A-Lot, 2 Loose Leaf Tisane Mini Gift Cubes.
16. Australian Native Flowers Porcelain Votive 3 Cup Set $38.85 from Koh Living
These delicate porcelain candle holders illuminate and radiate the magnificent colours inspired by our nation’s favourite native flowers. The perfect gift for any occasion.
I hope I’ve given you some great gift ideas, can you pick a favourite?
Please support the very generous Aussie brands and retailers that have offered up these amazing products by clicking over to their websites and even making a purchase if you like what you see.
MY POPPET’S ULTIMATE SUMMER GIVEAWAY
How to win
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