Daytrippin’ to the Giftorium

In collaboration with Myer & Kids Business

Last Saturday saw me in the car and driving to Sydney (all by myself!) for the first time since I ruptured my ACL. Despite a combined 5 hours or so of driving, a fair bit of walking and lots of standing, I did okay*. Well nothing a good rest and icing couldn’t solve…

*Although I did forget to purchase an emu pass so I’m waiting for the toll notice to arrive in the mail…sorry Nathan…

The reason for my jaunt?

I had THREE reasons for my trip south.

#1  I started the day by attending a top-secret brand event which I will be blogging about in more detail very soon (it’s only top secret if you don’t follow me on instagram – so it’s really your fault if you have no idea what I’m on about!) But here’s a clue if you are still in the dark:

Dyson V6 cordless vaccum

It involved me doing something that I RARELY do…

#2  I ended the day by visiting a friend in Sydney who had offered me the loan of his exercise bike for a few months while I continue with my ACL reconstruction recovery. I now have an exercise bike in my rumpus. What’s more, I’m actually using it. Who am I?

Exercise bike rehab for ACL recovery

This exercise lark better be worth it…

#3  But the main reason for my day trip to Sydney was to attend the official opening of the Myer Giftorium for it’s second year. I was lucky enough to be there last year too and it was a whole lot of fun so I had no hesitation in heading down for a second go around.

My take on the 2015 Myer Christmas Giftorium

The quality of gifts this year is outstanding – I happily spent a couple of hours wandering though the many sections and was surprised to find something awesome around every corner.

Myer Giftorium Gifts

Myer Giftorium Merchandise

This year’s Giftorium is divided into 7 themes – For Her, For Him, Tech Guru, Kids Cubby, Paws Corner, Stocking Fillers & Food Fanatic. There is honestly something for everyone. And if, by chance, you are still struggling to find the perfect gift, you can call on an expertly trained “Giftician” (personal shopper) who can help you select THE perfect present for that hard to buy for person.

Personalisation is the big ticket item at the Giftorium this year. You can get your name on your own jar of Nutella, Mr Men, Little Miss & Peanuts cartoon prints, on R&A Leather and even on Santa sacks and Christmas stockings too.

Myer Giftorium Personalisation Services

Just make sure your name is spelt correctly beforehand #KirstynotKristy

Just like last year we were gifted some beautiful samples of some of the gifts on offer. This year’s haul included a Hudson Bear (and haven’t my girls fought over him!), a personalised jar of Nutella plus mini keyring, a Peanuts print, Hasbro Battleship game, Dilmah tea, Myer Spirit of Christmas 2015 CD, Benefit Roller Lash mascara, Seedling play camera, R&A Leather pen and Marbles wooden mini bookcase.

Myer Giftorium Archie & Hudson Christmas bears

That’s the 2014 bear, Archie on the left, with the 2015 bear, Hudson on the right. Both coveted by my daughters!

Myer Giftorium Gift Bag Items

Our very own goodie bag – the kids are already into the Nutella in a BIG way!

And we were again gifted a $50 voucher to spend on the day. At least I was a little more prepared this time around and spent it equally amongst us all on Christmas presents. Sadly, as I do want to keep the surprise, I can’t share what I bought but I do have to give credit to Myer for putting on some awesome bargains. For a store I usually consider to be on the higher end of the department store scale, I was pleasantly surprised at just how much I was able to buy with $50.

Myer Giftorium Shopping Haul

No peeking into the presents – it’s top secret!

Santaland was wonderful too – Myer have put a lot of effort into making the traditional family Christmas photo a full festive experience. After grabbing your photo with the great man himself you can write a letter to him and also have a ride on the Santaland Express mini train. Best of all, in the capital city stores, you can pre-book your photo with Santa to lessen the wait time and make the experience even more special.

Myer Giftorium Santaland

Sadly I was too old to have a ride myself but luckily I was not too old to have a balloon tied to my wrist for the day! I confess I did have to get my friend to cut it off once I got to his place as eating with a balloon attached to my wrist was difficult enough, let alone driving home with a balloon attached to my wrist for over two hours…

Myer Giftorium Balloon tied to my wrist

Enough about me and my juvenile tendencies and back to the matter at hand!

Myer’s Giftorium really makes it so easy to do your Christmas shopping. Apart from the Gifticians helping you select your gifts and the personalised popup stores ready to individualise your gifts, the All Wrapped Up Christmas gift registry lets you scan your chosen gifts, pay for them and then leave before they are beautifully wrapped and delivered to you.

Honestly how much better can it get?

Myer you are definitely speaking my language (says lazy, cheap arse, idea-drained Kirsty…)

So make sure you check out your local Myer Giftorium this year. And thank you Myer & Kids Business for the opportunity to go daytrippin’ to the Giftorium!

Disclaimer: I received a gift bag and 2 x $50 vouchers from Myer as part of my Giftorium experience. I was not obliged to write this review but I did want to share just how genuinely impressed I was with the range, innovation and prices featured in the Giftorium.

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14 Responses

  1. Ooooh, I want to see those Darth Vader dolls!! How cool….
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..Jingle all the way…

  2. The Giftorium was like all my Christmas Dreams come true – if only I was small enough to fit on the Santa train!
    Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid recently posted..She’s So Inspiring – Simone Short

  3. I’ve been back to the Giftorium since and done some more shopping. I will return again and do it all over. So much to buy. Hope your leg is going well now!
    Those Dyson’s are great aren’t they! Dyson sent me one months ago and I’ve yet to blog it. (Too busy using it!).
    Jody at Six Little Hearts recently posted..Love to Dream Nuzzlin Sleep Bag Review and Win One of Three Sleeping Bags for Kids! #SLHFeaturedThursdays

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m yet to get back to my local giftorium because the holiday shopping crowds are already freaking me out. I will have to head out early one morning to get my belated giftorium fix before the kids break up from school – which is only just over a week away now. Arghh…!

  4. We missed out on the blogger event in Perth for Giftorium this year. I was really looking forward to it after last year. Half contemplating organising a few bloggers to do our own thing instead. How cool is the nutella jar.
    Raychael aka Mystery Case recently posted..Life’s Little Treasures… World Prematurity Day

    • Kirsty says:

      The nutella jar was actually so hot that it didn’t last more than a week between my three little bears. Nathan and I hardly got a look in!

  5. Grace says:

    You know Christmas is around the corner when Myer Giftorium has opened up! So much great stuff! And well done on making the trip all on your own, Kirsty x
    Grace recently posted..FYBF – Girl Nation

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Grace – it was a big deal after so long having to depend on others. Hope you are having the best time on your trip away right now!

  6. I had such a fun morning at the Brisbane Giftorium opening, I loved all the Kate Spade items and how easy it was to find something for everyone thanks to the nifty displays. Right? So good.

    • Kirsty says:

      I know – I can’t wait to get to my local one and check it out. Just need to work up the courage to deal with the christmas shopping crowds *gulp*

  7. Miss 19 would love a jar of personalised Nutella for Christmas …

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