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November 15, 2021

Christmas at eggplant + poppy.

Our friends and family have a hard time buying for us – because “What Do You Buy Someone Who Owns a Gift Store??!?!?!”

Well, our main job here is to focus on YOU & your gift needs – but we thought we’d give you a little run down & get into the Christmas spirits… and the mood for Christmas too…. 

We've also popped together a couple of handy things for you to print off - trust us, you will want to check these out.... Show Me

Larissa-
Sales Lady 
Extraordinaire

What are your top 3 picks for gifts from e+p this Christmas? 

  • Demeter!All fragrances but especially morocco, suntan lotion & Salt Air, they smell like happy holidays! These can be layered too! Hello Gingerbread & Condensed Milk!
  • Sky Gazer Towels – the best useful present & cool designs! I gift these to everyone! They’re a QLD company, quick dry, odour free & sand resistant! All 3 of us love these towels so much and it’s no wonder they’re one of our top sellers!

The Christmas Earrings I will be wearing are….

Baubles in every colour! Who doesn’t want some balls hanging from your ears.

Favourite Christmas Song:

Anything except fkn Mariah Carey or Michael Bublé.

 Best Christmas Food:

Mince Pies & Kahlua in coffee for breakfast! (not only at Christmas but it makes the craziness of the silly season easier to deal with)

Gift Wrap or Gift Bag?

Gift Wrap 100%! – because gift bags are the lazy option. And e+p have the best gift wrapping paper because Kirsty buys that shit in bulk.

Kirsty-
Co-Boss Lady

What are your top 3 picks for gifts from e+p this Christmas?

  • Jones & Co – these guys nail it every time they do a release. There is something for everyone in this range from fun face vases, to artistic nudie planters & wall art. Pop a plant in or a bunch of flowers & you’ve got a fun, colourful gift. 
  • The Prospect Project Candles – we work with the amazing Shannon from TPP- apart from falling in love with her when I found out she loved 2pac as much as me, she whips up these delicious candles for us – and doesn’t even judge when we send her through the quotes, we want on her to put on them.  Apart from smelling AHHHMAZING, they're the perfect gift for that sassy someone! 

The Christmas Earrings I will be wearing are….

Either the grinch ones – because everyone needs a little reminder at this time of the year to be nice to retail workers!!! Or the puddings – because they’re ADORABLE! 

Favourite Christmas Song:

Anything old school – the Croonier the better – Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby…. Ahhhh so fun

Best Christmas Food:

RUM BALLS!!!! My husband’s Nan used to make the MOST POTENT rum balls; everyone would be sloshed off one… now I have continued that tradition on for her.
I start soaking the fruit at the beginning of November so they’re nice & plump – none of that fake rum essence shit around here. Bring on the hard stuff!

I just love the whole free reign thing with food at this time of the year – rum balls for breakfast? Hell yes. Leftovers for days? Yes please. Ham for every meal for a week? OK then.

Gift Wrap or Gift Bag?

We don’t do gift bags in store because we love to gift wrap so much, we even are known to wake up in the night in December reaching for scissors, thinking we’re still at the shop wrapping.
However, if I haven’t attempted to wrap my family’s stuff before Christmas eve – all their shit gets shoved in bags because I CBF’d!

 

Emma-
Co-Boss Lady

What are your top 3 picks for gifts from e+p this Christmas?

  • Blue Q Oven mitts & Tea Towels- these are awesomely funny & practical. And call me a Nanna, but they wash and wear a dream!

  • Candles, candles and more candles.Receiving a candle someone has chosen for you is a little reminder of them each time you light it. On a practical note, they are also damn handy when the power goes out {insert cyclone season ready here}.

  • 5 O’Clock drink tumblers- one of the BEST time saving inventions around - double the size means half the time you have to get up and make another drink - with your ice staying icey cold. Along with long range fuel tanks and double length toilet rolls, anything that makes you life easier is a winner!

The Christmas Earrings I will be wearing are….

Look I am all for the crazier the better!!! Bring on the dodgy Christmas shirts matched with over the top earrings

Favourite Christmas Song:

George Michael - Last Christmas, purely for the interruptive dance & karaoke attributes of this fine tune. 

Best Christmas Food:

Those really fake dodgy-plastic lollies that only come out at Christmas time. No one knows what they are actually made from or if they cause premature hair loss, but eating one (or 100) of these brings on all the holly jollies!

Gift Wrap or Gift Bag?

Gift wrapping all the way if I am organized at work with my gifts - we have the best papers and ribbons! But if I am at home, no matter the age or gender you will receive your gift in a 3rd time, up-cycled, glitter unicorn gift bag because my home stash of gift wrapping is non-existent. 

Deb- 
Shop Christmas Fairy

What are your top 3 picks for gifts from e+p this Christmas?

  • Jellycat Bunnies & Friends! - you have not felt anything so soft! Great gift for the grandkids or any soft toy lover for that matter!

  • Kollab Bags-  one of the very first things i purchased from e+p was one of these shopping bags. Brilliant designs & sizes & a REALLY good gift for someone practical or hard to buy for.

  • Made By Fressko Coffee Cups - I bought my brother one of these, and I quickly became the favourite sibling ;) Lots of us get busy during the day & never get to finish a HOT cup of coffee. These cups stop that nonsense, with a double walled stainless steel cup & a very easy to clean lid, you can't go wrong.

The Christmas Earrings I will be wearing are….

Gingerbread houses!!! So cute

Favourite Christmas Song:

I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas - even though it's stinking hot here in Cairns.

Best Christmas Food:

Has to be homemade christmas pudding with brandy custard. YUM!

Gift Wrap or Gift Bag?

Gift Wrap. It's way more fun to open a beautifully wrapped gift.

 

Don't forget that whether you shop in store or online we LOVE to gift wrap! 

If you're ticking off your list online... Just leave us a note at check out
& we will make all your Christmas' come at once.
(or just wrap everything beautifully for you so everyone
thinks you're even more amazing than usual) 

 


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