The Myer Giftorium
If I didn’t need a reminder that Christmas was just around the corner, I was sure slapped in the face with it on Saturday.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel as though this year has certainly gotten away from me, just a little bit.
With Miss M graduating school, the other girls all with busy schedules, me working full time and Mr B busier than ever, it seemed like only last week that we said farewell to Christmas for another year and yet here we are again getting ready to hang the tinsel and stockings once more.
Who remembers as a kid those lead up weeks to the big day. Time used to drag so slowly…
We impatiently counted all the sleeps, now I’m just lucky to get any sleep at all!
We couldn’t wait for school to be finished for the year and then the holidays would start and the fun would begin, that was all that we had to worry about.
Who organised Christmas?
Who cared!!! It just happened didn’t it?
I doubt any of us appreciated or even acknowledged who in fact made all those perfect Christmases come together.
The food would magically appear on the table for Christmas lunch, presents would be stacked under the tree, some of course left there by Santa himself.
How did all of that get there? Did we really care? We just enjoyed it!
Now that I am the grown up and have 4 daughters, who like any child, get excited at the mere thought of Christmas. I have a new appreciation for what my parents actually went through each year, (although being an only child I believe they had it easier than most).
I am in two minds about Christmas.
On one hand I love the family being together, I love the weather and being able to spend so much time outdoors, swimming or at the beach. I love the fact that the kids are on holidays and it’s an end to the school routine for the year.
On the other hand…..
I hate tackling the crowded shopping centres and supermarkets. I hate trying to figure out what gifts to buy everyone. I hate the cost involved and the materialistic over-expenditure that seems to accompany Christmas these days and I hate the stress and angst that raises it’s ugly head at a time when we should be relaxing and taking the time to enjoy time with family and friends.
On Saturday we were invited to the Grand Opening of The Myer “Giftorium” for 2015.
The “Giftorium” is a great place to get all your Christmas shopping done in one place.
No more circumnavigating the entire shopping centre looking for that perfect gift. The “Giftorium” has taken that stress away by compiling a variety of gifts in one unique shoppers paradise, my dream come true.
The girls were able to start drafting their lists with ease, (the wall of Monster Highs were hard to miss).
Make up and beauty products caught the eye of my teenagers and old fashioned “Arcade Games” and tech gizmos had Mr B itching to write Santa a letter of his own.
Myer Ambassador Kris Smith was on hand to open this years Giftorium and provided some photo opportunities that had my older girls positively swooning, yeah alright me too….
Jennifer Hawkins helped welcome Santa who arrived displaying his inner “thrillseeker”. Let’s hope he is just as agile when he slips down those chimneys next month.
So with Santa now arriving officially signalling the start to the “silly season”, we popped across the road to the Nespresso store to stock up on some much needed caffeine…from Kris Smith to George Clooney…what a day!!
At least I know that purchasing my gifts this year may just be that little bit easier.