Welcome to the official Live Lively gift guide for 2019! I’m sure you can’t believe that this year in nearly over and that Christmas is nearly upon us - neither can I!
This year, a large focus of ours has been on minimising our waste and changing our perspectives of consuming. Which is why we wanted to be really mindful this year with our Christmas gift guide. Our theme for this year’s gift guide is shopping local and supporting local businesses and brands. Live Lively is based in Cambridge, New Zealand, so for fellow Cambridge residents you’ll be able to find all these gift and stocking suggestions in local stores in our very own town. For those who aren’t a Cambridge local, these gift guides and stocking stuffer suggestions are simply some suggestions to get the cogs turning and hopefully provide you with some great ideas. I’m also sure that you’ll be able to source these products in your local city or town too!
I encourage you all to shop local before you shop online! It’s a great way to reduce the footprint of the items you’re purchasing, and it’s so important that we support the awesome people working hard to provide for our communities!
We’re also providing some gift suggestions which aren’t your typical ‘gift’. These may include ‘experiences’ and even really handy things for around the home that the receiver really needs (rather than ‘may want’).
Simply put, this gift guide is taking a more mindful approach! While Christmas spending is really wonderful for our economy, it doesn’t have to be harsh on our pocket or inconsiderate of our environment.
Also be sure to keep an eye out on the blog and on our social media accounts for zero waste suggestions for the Christmas season - everything from DIY decoration ideas, to how to wrap your gifts mindfully!
Are you getting into the Christmas spirit this year? Share your favourite family traditions with us below in the comment section!
First up, are our gifts for the wonderful women in your life! This may be your mum, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother etc. There’s something for everyone!
In our women’s gift guide collage, we’ve featured:
Other gift suggestions for her -
Stocking stuffers for her -
For the fantastic men in your life, check out these gift ideas below!
In our men’s gift idea collage we’ve featured:
Other gift suggestions for him -
Stocking stuffer ideas for him -
For the lovely little ones in your life, check out these gift ideas below!
In our little one’s gift guide collage we’ve featured:
Other gift ideas for your little ones:
We hope you find some great inspiration for your Christmas shopping this year. If you’re a Cambridge local, be sure to get out and make the most of the amazing businesses we have available to us. For all those living elsewhere, you should find some great inspiration here for gifts to find in your area!
All the best for your Christmas shopping!
From our home to yours,
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