2 November, 2014
Christmas shopping LIKE it LOVE it or LOATH it? I LOVE Christmas shopping, well let’s be honest I love anything that involves shopping so I wholeheartedly embrace the festive season.
This year I am even more excited because my Dad will be coming over to spend Christmas with me here in Australia and I cannot wait to utterly spoil him. Christmas for me is not about shopping, however I do really love it. Christmas is one hundred percent about spending time with my family and friends, but I do enjoy the tradition of gifting.
Personally I think that Australia and Ireland have a completely different feel leading up to Christmas. Probably because usually at this time of year I am all layered up for winter instead I find myself disrobing for summer. Every year people fear being asked ‘have you done your Christmas shopping yet?’ and generally the reply is ‘no’! However, every so often there is that smug person that replies ‘yes I bought all my presents in July’. Let’s face it were not all that organised so I have fantastic news for every type of Christmas shopper out there.The organised, the procrastinators and the clueless, Myer have got you covered.
Recently I was privileged to attend the launch of Myer’s new ‘Giftorium’ a one-stop destination for all your festive giving needs. Giftorium is a unique concept in Australian retailing that was developed to bring the fun and theatre back into shopping and is available in all 67 Myer stores. I was treated to a table of scrumptious festive delights as I browsed the dedicated Christmas concept area. Santa’s elves were on hand to provide entertainment to the kids which included very impressive juggling and face painting.
Myer have developed 12 Christmas themes for gifting ideas taking the stress out of shopping. Instead of traipsing through different shops, Myer have identified who you are shopping for and have created a dedicated selection of gift ideas. Dapper Dad, Miracle Mum, Glamour Gran and Trendy Young Things and my personal favourite is Fashionista and Hop, Skip, Juice offer an array of hand picked gifts for your loved ones.
From November 8th, every Myer store around the country will schedule a whole host of fun activities for the family. What more could you ask for? A website? Yes, Myer have that covered too! For those that are time poor Myer will also be bringing the magic of Christmas to its website with a dedicated Giftorium microsite. This site will guide you through the product offering service which includes giftician appointments, book an appointment to meet Santa and my favourite Same Day Elf Service and the Gift finder.
So there you have it all your Christmas shopping fuss free thanks to Myer’s amazing new Giftorium. Happy stress-free shopping.