7 fabulous (and affordable) gifts for the lady in your life

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions, there are lots of amazing and beautiful gifts to shower the special lady in your life! Even if you have limited time and/or budget, we have 7 fabulous gifts you can buy, quickly and easily.

These include everything from scented candles to flowers, jewellery, and gift baskets, as well as a monthly subscription box where your loved one will receive a new gift each time!

  1. Scented candles: There’s nothing quite like a beautiful scent to make the lady in your life swoon with delight! Aromatherapy candles are a fabulous gift, because the essential oils are not only therapeutic, but their perfume is sheer heaven. Depending on the essential oils in the candle, they can be used to create a healing, stimulating, relaxing or energising ambiance. Buy a selection and cover all your bases!
  2. Inspirational Desk/Wall Plaques: Inspire and uplift her spirit with comforting words she needs to hear from time to time. These desk and wall plaques with inspirational quotes acts as little reminders of what truly matters in life.  The inspirational words soothes the soul and uplifts the heart. It can be placed in your bedroom, office, living/dining area or where you can see it all the time. Makes a meaningful gift she would love you forever!.   
  3. Gift baskets: One of the best gift baskets you can give the lady in your life is a spa gift basket. You can purchase these gift baskets online, but if you want to make a really good impression, you can create one yourself! All you need to do is fill a basket with everything a lady needs for the perfect spa, including bubble bath, bath salts and bath bombs, aromatherapy candles, moisturising creams, shower gels, loofahs, soaps and a relaxing CD of her favourite music. Then fill the tub and watch her eyes light up!
  4. Monthly subscription boxes: These are the gifts that keep on giving! You can subscribe for 3-months, 6-months or 12-months and your lady will receive a regular delivery of handpicked surprises at those intervals. These fabulous monthly subscription boxes can include inspirational messages, photo frames, handmade soap and candles, luxurious bath products, and lots more!
  5. Stunning jewellery: There are plenty of beautiful jewellery items available in your local jewellery store or online store, all within your price range. Necklaces, bracelets, broaches and ear-rings are always welcome gifts, so why not head to the shops and check out what’s available. Include some pretty packaging and you have a gift that will make any lady smile!
  6. Bouquet of flowers: You can’t go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Select them yourself from your local florist or order online – whatever you chose, she will love them! The availability of some flowers may be dependent on the season, but you will still have lots of choice – roses, carnations, native flowers, gerberas, lilies, and the list goes on. Select a colour and price range and your local florist can create a fabulous bouquet for any occasion.
  7. Chocolate bouquets: If you can’t decide between chocolate and flowers, why not send her a chocolate bouquet? You can quickly purchase these online and they are available in a range of prices and styles. How about a dozen red chocolate roses, a love posy or a golden flower bouquet? These unique gifts will show her how much you care!


With these seven gift ideas as inspiration, you shouldn’t have any problems finding the perfect gift for the lady in your life. For more information on our monthly subscription boxes, feel free to send us an email enquiry any time, or you can simply order online.

14 Ways to Achieving Happiness

Since the beginning of time, philosophers, scholars, religious thinkers, artist and the likes has examined what constitute happiness and if it is fully attainable? Can we truly achieve and live in a state of happiness in a world that facilitates discontentment and capitalises on our unhappiness? The ever-increasing market in lifestyle, fashion, cosmetics and cosmetic surgeries sends strong messages that we’re not good enough as we are, and that real beauty is a “credit card tap away”. Today, social media is heavily used as a platform in promoting a world of “the more the better”, moving us further away from learning who we truly are and our purpose here on Earth.
So, what actions should we focus on to achieve a state of real happiness? In his study in positive psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman proposed optimism, gratitude, social connections, acts of kindness and compassion are a significant source of happiness. His research suggest happiness consists of a number of things we can do which doesn’t necessarily require us to spend money, rather specific intentions and behaviours that serves those around us thus, giving our life a sense meaning… that’s where true happiness lies.
14 ways to achieving happiness focuses on ideas I hope will help you assess, reassess or add to your definition of happiness. They are simple to follow and can be implemented immediately into your daily life.

1. Spending more time with people who loves you and who you love is important for your soul connection.
2.  Make yourself available to those close to you in times of need and make sure you let them know your intentions.
3.  Practice gratitude – A great way of letting go of unhappy experiences is to be thankful for the lessons learnt.
4. Forgive lots… don’t carry the heaviness of the past into your future. Remember our journey here on Earth is brief so don’t carry unwanted pain in your heart along the way…. move on!  
5. Re-establish connections with old friends and family members you’ve lost contact with.
6. Do something good for someone. Bring a gift to a friend, family member or someone you know experiencing hardships.
7. Be curious and at awe with the world around you and learn as much as you can.
8. Develop an attitude that promotes positive emotion by being optimistic. If you have a pessimistic take on life the chances of you achieving happiness is very slim.
9. Look for the natural beauty in your environment (i.e. flowers, trees, walking along the beach). These usually cost nothing, but the impact is uplifting on your spirit.
10. Be generous when sharing your time with those important to you.
11. Be kind to yourself and know mistakes are an integral part of our personal development.
12. Laugh lots… it’s the best medicine ever.
13. Don’t withhold love…if you don’t give love, chances are you’re not going to get love in return.
14. Lastly…. come into people’s lives with the intention to give rather than take. When you do this you instantly enhance your relationships with everyone around you and meet in your journey.

 

A. McCabe