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Tis the season to go shopping, fa la la la la…

Oh deer! It’s Christmas already?! But I haven’t even started thinking about my present list?!

Yes, I can hear your cries of help, so never fear, yule love my Chrissie gift guide – something for every budget and awesome bounties that all the family will love!



Who doesn’t love a shoe and bag coordinating combo? At Nine West, these turquoise flats will set you back $20 (gasp!) while the new season woven clutch is only $39.95… that’s mum sorted!

Perhaps the lady in your life would appreciate some new arm candy? I’m talking bracelets… Shiels have some super sales at the moment, and you can pick up these wrap bands for $29… did I mention the tan one is leather and only $9.99…!! Perfect for the stocking!

Care to get sexy? Bendon have a massive $20 sale going on… yep, nearly everything is $20 a piece – brands from Pleasure State to Heidi Klum… $20 each.

Looking for a gorgeous dress to take you from Christmas brunch, all the way to dinner, drinks and egg nog? Do you like the sound of a $19 price tag? Thought you would!

Oxford have huge sales all the time, and this beauty was $229. Hear that? That’s the sound of saving $210!!

I love giving my mum and nonna some beautiful, delicate Wedgwood to add to their collection, and this year I’m en route to Royal Doulton to pick up these divine tree ornaments, reduced to $19.95 from $49.95.



I love the style of Industrie – cool, crisp, classic but always on trend. So grab him some new sun bleached chinos, 2 for $99 and throw in a tee from just $10. He’ll love you for it!

For the metro manscaper, head into the new Shaver Shop and buy him one of the many gift sets they have on special. The Proraso shave balm, shaving cream and primer in either original mint, shea butter or sensitive, all packaged in vintage tin is just $49.95. That’s my dad sorted!

You can’t leave H-Town without checking out the new Puma store. Serious bargains. Everyday.

I found this whole outfit for $115. The sneakers alone were $100 in full price stores! Yep, soft foam sneakers $60, socks just $4, cap $14, tee $15 and shorts just $22. The best value in town!

If, like me, you update their cologne collection at Xmas, then head to Cosmetics Fragrance Direct for the best deals in eau de toilette for men. With all the big brands under one roof, it will be hard to pick just one! My faves are Diesel – Only the Wild, just $55 for 75ml and CK One Shock, down to just $49.95 for 200ml. That’s almost 50% off recommended retail!



Let’s face it. It’s all about the kids, right?

I love buying my kids new pj’s at Xmas, and that’s about the time they have a growth spurt, so it’s a win-win really.

Cotton On Kids have a fab 30% off deal at the moment, which means socks are around $2, leggings are $10.47 and pj’s are just $17.47. Plus they have gift wrap, tags, wands, pool toys, Kris Kringle prezzies… basically everything you need for the kids. Done, and tick!

Show me a kid who doesn’t go crazy in Smiggle and I’ll show you… you get the idea…

This bundle starts from just $2! From pens, rulers, pencil cases, lunch boxes, talking watches, notepads in the shape of a camera… there is no end to creativity at Smiggle! Buy the big stuff or fill their stockings with the little stuff; either way, you’ll be parent of the year!

Now that summer is finally here, you’ll need to update their thongs. Yep, JT Surf Clearance store has a heap of Billabong and Havaiana thongs for kids for just $10!!

EB Games is the place to go for all things, well, gamey.

I’ve found a bundle of goodies to suit the youth of today… from Star Wars POP! toys starting at $10, to Pokemon cookie cutters for $18 (that’s one way to get them to help you bake the holiday cookies!) and Adventure Time Connect 4 now half price for just $19!

If your small fry are anything like mine, they would be obsessed with a thing called Bean Boozled. It’s a new craze from the US, where you spin the wheel, and eat a jelly bean that could either taste like delicious strawberry or disgusting vomit… yep, only kids get it.

Well, it’s available at US Candy Bar for $16.50 (includes dispenser or spinning wheel and 2 refills) and $5.50 for refills.

I reckon the kids stockings would be kinda full now…



Typo have always been my go to for gadgets, extra decorations, novelty pens, notebooks and anything out of the ordinary.

Pick up a desktop Fuzball game for $29.99 or how about some naughty Santas to hang on the tree at just $9.99? Glow in the dark Ping Pong for $14.99? All at Typo…

Looking for a big ticket item to really earn some brownie points? Sunglass Hut have the designer brands without the designer price tag. With most at 50% off, you can pick up a pair for yourself too! Like these leather Ray Bans were $330 now $165, or how about a classic pair of Prada for $215? Yep, they were $430…but not at H-Town!

And nothing says Christmas quite like Lindt chocolates. With Christmas gift packs starting from $6.50, there really is something for everyone.


So, don’t get your tinsel in a tangle when thinking about your Chrissie shopping.

Head to one place, Harbour Town, and get all your goodies for all your loved ones, at a fraction of the price.

You wanna hear the best bit? It’s MEGA SALE weekend on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th of December, so you’ll score even more discounts!!

Wishing you a tree-mendous Christmas, my outlet lovers, and happy holly-days…


Lia Loves
Lia Loves
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