10 December 2019

There’s a certain thrill, I find, to leaving at least some Christmas shopping to close to Christmas. I enjoy the bustle and the excitement in the shops…the decorations and the Christmas carols.

On the home front, advent calendar doors are being opened and chocolate consumed, and the festooned Christmas tree is displaying its annual magic. And, of course, my Christmas shopping, while not complete, is well under way so there’s no stress on that front.

A Christmas scene with a beautifully decorated tree, lights, and gifts


Admittedly this blogging assignment is a major help – I just keep stumbling upon gorgeous items to talk about, and some of these will go to very appreciative recipients come Christmas time.

Whatever your taste and price range there’s likely to be something to suit and please at Westgate Lifestyle. So what goodies did I find this time?

My big item numbers include a swanky wine fridge, while my mid-range price item finds were a body board, an impressive-looking fishing tackle bag, a smart watch, and a drinks trolley (could be a goodie for someone who has most everything?)

Because I have some redecorating decisions to make on the home-front I was drawn to various lamp shades. Duck egg blue pulls me in every time, and this time I found a table lamp in that colour at Lighting Plus. For ceiling lighting I am liking the basket look and The Importer offers some tempting options.

Warehouse Stationery is a great stop for activity-related gifts for children, and the rainbow hair colour set and slime starter kit immediately caught my eye there.

And, it you’re still looking for gifts for teachers etc, candles are always an option and there’s a wide selection to choose.

All the best from me at this jolly time of the year. I wish you easy shopping days – remember there are places like St Pierres and Tank to sustain you! And enjoy those decorations and Christmas carols while you are at it.

Lifestyle gifts for every price range and interest


1. Liebherr WKB1712 121L wine cabinet, $2,099, from Kitchen Things |2. Corlette side table, $149, from Freedom |3. Lace table lamp, duck egg blue, $50.25, from Lighting Plus |4. Lattace lamp shade, small, $195, from The Importer |5. Everis Neptune IP68 smart watch E4002, $109, from Warehouse Stationery |6. Crayola creations rainbow hair colour set, $15.99, from Warehouse Stationery |7. Elmer’s everyday slime starter kit, $23.99, from Warehouse Stationery |8. Shimano tackle bag back pack with cover, $139.99, from Rebel Sport |9. Christmas wishes scented candle 453gm, $18.40, from Bed, Bath & Beyond |10. Scott Hawaii wahine body board, $149.99, from Rebel Sport |11. Clovelly drinks trolley 2 tier,$129.00, from Freedom |12. Men’s 4-piece gift pack toiletry bag, $19,90, from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.