12 days of Christmas: Gift and treat ideas
CUDDLY CHRISTMAS PAL
Kirkcaldie & Stains, in its 150th year, introduces Charity Christmas Bear 2013.
Appropriately named 'John-Robert' after Mr John Kirkcaldie and Mr Robert Stains who together established Kirkcaldies in 1863. Proceeds from the sale of John-Robert go to the Wellington Hospitals and Health Foundation official fundraiser for the Wellington Children's Hospital.
'John-Robert' ($19.95) available storewide on Lamton Quay, Wellington. Phone (04) 472 5899 or go to www.kirkcaldies.co.nz
LeeAnn Yare candlesticks, homeware, decorations and other gifts are arriving daily at Karori's Florence Boutique.
Pop into the Marsden Village store or shop online at www.florenceboutique.co.nz. Phone (04) 476 990.
Count down the 12 Days Till Christmas with Johnsonville Shopping Centre, and you could win a share of $6000 in Johnsonville Shopping Centre Gift Vouchers, plus one of 12 special store bonus prizes.
There's $500 in centre gift vouchers, and a different store prize, every day from now till Christmas.
Visit at 16 Broderick Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington. Phone (04) 478 5850 or go to www.johnsonvilleshoppingcentre.co.nz
THINK BIG SCREEN
Give the gift of adventure, romance, action and fun with a Readings giftcard.
Available in $50, $70 or $100 cards, with the bonus that you can then register the gift card and be in to win a year of free movies with a VIP movie card.
Scenic Hotel Marlborough brings a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to the heart of Marlborough Wine Country and its world-famous Sauvignon Blancs.
A recent multi-million-dollar renovation has left this contemporary 4-star-plus property sparkling with style and comfort. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy all the plush new features.
Phone (03) 520 6187 or go to www.scenichotels.co.nz
MEALS & MORE
Steer & Beer's new mouth-watering menu has everything from the Kiwi favourites of burgers and pizzas to a selection of Prime Angus steaks with succulent toppings.
The $12.90 lunch menu includes a free regular soft drink and there are a number of offers that customers can enjoy in the evening (2-4-1 mains Monday, Kids Dine Free on Tuesday, All-you-can-eat ribs on Wednesday and a movie - meal deal on Thursdays).
Steer & Beer - Bar & Grill is located in the heart of Courtenay Place on Level 1 of the Reading Complex. Phone (04) 831 0337 or go to www.steernbeer.co.nz
SAY IT WITH SILK
Sherazad, by the BNZ foodcourt, has been importing a fine range of silk pashminas for many years.
This year's selection is impressive, with many colours and designs to choose from. In true Christmas spirit, Sherazad is offering a 20 per cent discount on both silk and gorgeous woollen pashminas.
Pop down the escalator at 1 Willis St, Wellington, and have a look. Phone 0508 333 333 or go to www.silksnz.co.nz
DECK THE WALLS
Your coat or keys will be delighted to hang in such style!
Design store Vast Interior has decorator hooks in a variety of sizes and colours. These are perfect as a gift that you know will have a practical application and look great too. Prices for this vintage print range start at $15.
Vast Interior, 262 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, and 33 Rutherford St, Lower Hutt. Phone (04) 894 2184 or go to www.vastinterior.co.nz
STAND OUT IN STYLE
Having a Christmas function or family gathering looming and you want to look fabulous?
You'll certainly stand out in our sparkly fun little numbers, Sangria by Bresley ($180). Best of all, with a wedge heel you will keep up with everyone all night.
And nothing says Christmas cheer more than some pretty red shoes. Hispanitas all the way from Spain ($269.90). With a discrete elastic top line, these shoes fit all types of feet beautifully. Get into the season spirit and feel wonderful while you deal with all those Christmas guests.
Saunders, Shoes Synonymous with Style, 156 Queen St, Masterton. Phone (06) 377 5587 or 0272 589987, or go to www.saundersshoes.co.nz
The ultimate kitchenware set, and an extraordinary gift, the Malle W. Trousseau Trunk is a collection of 43 of the best kitchen utensils from around the globe.
The designer was inspired to create this set when his daughter left home and asked for kitchen items to take with her. Each product has been selected for its unparalleled functionality, beauty, and quality. It comes in a sturdy wooden-framed, recycled cardboard box.
Sold either as a trunk ($5995) or as individual trays - Cooking, Contain or Cutting ($1995).
From Corso de Fiori, Woolstore Design Centre, 258 Thorndon Quay, Wellington. Phone (04) 473 7075 or go to www.corso.co.nz
YULE LOVE IT HERE
The CQ complex is located on Cuba St, the vibrant heart of Wellington city.
Beautifully renovated, it consists of two hotels - the Comfort Hotel Wellington and the Quality Hotel Wellington. It not only boasts a state-of-the-art conference and functions centre but also has an onsite CQ Cafe, Bar and Restaurant where you can enjoy fresh NZ cuisine, delicious cocktails or simply to grab a coffee on the go. It is a true one-stop-shop.
For more information go to www.cqwellington.com
TUNE IN FOR CHRISTMAS
New from Bose is the amazing SoundTouch Portable ($669).
It plays your music library, streams tunes from Pandora, or plays 16,000 radio stations - for 7 hours before it needs recharging.
From Associated Audio, 95 Customhouse Quay, Wellington. Phone (04) 473 5403 or go to www.associatedaudio.co.nz
The Dominion Post