Is it just me or are fathers so much harder to buy for than mums? I don’t see why a pack of bath bombs and fluffy pink slippers can’t be given to Dads, too. OK, so I’ve never actually purchased that for my father, but I do tend to gravitater toward the same standard gifts every year. This year will be different of course, thanks to the gang at Officeworks.
Sourcing the best stationery and craft items from around the world is all in a day's work for Nadine Mari, the Sydney creative behind online emporium Le Petit Paperie. This registered nurse runs her online store by the mantra "If I love it, you'll love it" - and whaddya know, she's 100% right!
It's no secret that I'm a bit obsessed with Typo; it's the go-to store for all things affordable and on-trend in stationery and beyond. I was having kittens, then, when I saw these images of the new Made by Typo pop-up store in Geelong, which has just further fuelled my love for this crafty destination. I'm booking my flights down there immediately if not sooner (and I will be taking all of those pom poms home with me!).
There's a homewares store I've been going to for years now, every time a birthday rolls around and I want to present a gift to someone that oozes heart and warmth; it's called Humble Beginnings and it's quite possibly my favourite homeswares store (and ok - you got me - sometimes I go there when there are no upcoming birthdays and I just want a wow moment!).
If you're after a companion for all things creative, Find & Keep by Melbourne designer Beci Orpin is it. This funky mumma not only creates clothing and homeswares, but has produced some too-cute stationery too.Her book, which is ideal for both kids and big kids at heart (guilty!), is a step-by-step guide that'll show you how to make a range of quirky and creative gems.