Truth Review & Giveaway: Myer Giftorium
I have a history of not being a very talented gift giver. More often than not in recent years I have resorted to gift cards and vouchers as I lacked the time, energy and opportunity to seek out gifts for myself.
Also in recent years I have put my head in the sand when it comes to Christmas – it’s all a little too much after a long year, don’t you think?
However, this year I am determined to be a bit more on the ball. Now I theoretically have more time on my hands there are no more excuses – I have to take the time, find the energy and use this opportunity to find the most awesome gifts for my family.
No pressure there. At all.
If you are a regular reader of blogs you no doubt would have seen a plethora of social media posts about the launch of Myer’s christmas concept stores, Giftoriums, last week. Unless you were overseas or living under a rock – in that case you’re excused!
I abstained from adding to the social media noise on the day as it was all a little overwhelming. But I did want to share what I saw and learned with you so you have the chance to check out the giftorium at your local Myer store for yourself.
Because it may just be my christmas gift saviour this year…and perhaps yours too!
The Giftorium has been developed to bring back the fun and magic of Christmas, inspired by the truly great international department stores. It is a one-stop destination for gifts, decorations and festive food ideas that will be available in all 67 Myer stores nationally from November 8.
There will also be a dedicated Giftorium microsite online where you can:
- book a time to meet with a Giftician (gift giving experts who can provide advice when you invariably get stuck for ideas)
- book a time to meet Santa (hallelujah – no more queues for photos with impatient kids threatening to ruin their Sunday best outfits!)
- same day elf delivery service (for lucky people within 2kms of Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane stores)
- gift finder (a tool I think I will be needing before the silly season is finished)
The Giftorium is sectioned into 12 different themes which made it so easy to look for particular gift ideas on the day. However should I be worried I kept going back to the Glamour Gran section???
I have to say I enjoyed wandering around the Sydney store and taking it all in. What I wasn’t prepared for was actually doing a little shopping myself…
Bloggers were given a gift bag on the day that included a beautiful Archie Christmas Bear, a tin of select Dilmah teabags, a Sodastream Play machine, a personalised Little Miss print and a $50 Myer voucher which was valid for the day. So the pressure was suddenly on – I HAD to shop!
With Matilda’s birthday upon us and of course Christmas to prepare for, I could have used the voucher towards a number of very good causes. However I decided to instead spend it on the best cause of all – myself.
Hello, cheeky little Chloe + Lola PJs!
Although I did think better of my selfishness and brought a few things home for Nathan and the kids:
I bought the Mr Perfect mug for Nathan (very apt) and some mini figurines for the kids – they LOVE them!
I’m looking forward to checking out my local Giftorium from November 8 and hoping it will provide me with much needed Christmas gift inspiration and salvation! I hope it might also do the same for you too 🙂
To celebrate the launch of Myer’s Giftorium Christmas concept stores I have a $30 Myer voucher to giveaway to a lucky My Home Truths reader. All you need to do to be in the running is to share the worst present you have either received or bought for someone else. As usual, the most entertaining comment will be judged the winner. Competition is open to Australian readers only and entries close 6pm AEST 31 October 2014.
So make sure you enter for your chance to win!
Disclaimer: I want to thank Kids Business and Myer for the chance to preview the Giftorium and for the following gifts: Archie Christmas Bear, personalised Little Miss print, Dilmah tea bags, Sodastream Play and $50 Myer voucher. I am receiving a further voucher to the value of $30 which forms the giveaway. My views and opinions are my own.
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