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An IOU will go down like a lump of coal on Christmas Day, so get your gifting sorted early. If December has crept up on you (because last time you checked the date it was July!) then try not to freak out – there’s still time to get an awesome gift from hardtofind.

To make sure your pressie lands in your hot little hands, ready for wrapping, before December 24, check out our Christmas delivery tips below. It’s everything you need to know about ordering gifts when you’ve left it down to the wire…


As our products come to you from a range of creative sellers in Australia and around the world, they all have different dispatch and delivery dates. You can check these easily on the product page to avoid disappointment! Delivery to regional areas of Australia will take a bit longer than metro areas, so bear this in mind.



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Our super-friendly Customer Support team are on-hand to assist you if you are unsure about delivery times on certain products. They can contact the sellers on your behalf and let you know if your gift is likely to arrive before Christmas. Email [email protected]



Run out of time to order the perfect pressie? Our gift vouchers start at $50 and can be emailed direct to the recipient, which means you can even buy them on the way to Christmas lunch if you need to! Click here to order.

Or, why not try our Instant Gift feature?

Here’s how it works:

  • Choose from thousands of gifts on hardtofind – you can send any item as an instant gift!
  • Click on the ‘SEND AS AN INSTANT GIFT’ button and follow the instructions.
  • Choose to email the gift to the recipient, or print the voucher out at home to pop in a card.

The ‘real’ gift will be waiting in the recipient’s cart with a voucher code to purchase – they enter their mailing details and the gift is on its way! What if the person wants to change their gift? No dramas. They’ll be able to swap it at checkout, by adding a different item (of the same value) to cart and removing the original gift – too easy!


PS. 18 top gift ideas for kids and Personalised gifts to spread a little magic with

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Over to Ashley from The Goodnight Co.:

We spend almost a third of our life asleep, and we need to. Having a good night’s sleep is imperative to functioning day-to-day and plays a huge role in your overall health and wellbeing.

Research has found sleeping well can help to boost immunity, increase productivity, reduce anxiety, facilitate weight-loss, improve your skin and hair, and more.

So, why wouldn’t it be a priority…

At The Goodnight Co., sleep is our priority and we want to share with you our top 5 tips for a good night’s sleep.

Tip one: Create a sleep ritual

If you only do one thing from this list, please make it setting up a sleep ritual!

Creating a ritual (or routine) helps to train your body and mind to relax when it comes to bedtime, which makes falling asleep, and staying asleep, easier.

One of the most effective ways to create routine is by breaking things down into small steps. Things like meditation, warm baths, essential oils, and tea are a great place to start when tackling poor sleeping habits.

By implementing consistent healthy sleep habits into your routine, your body and mind will sync – learning these signals mean it’s time to wind down and rest.

Tip two: Follow a sleep schedule

This tip is a flashback to a simpler, and more Wiggles-filled time in your life: it’s bedtimes, baby!

We hate to break it to you, but it’s important to go to bed and wake up at the same time every single night to allow your body to establish a healthy routine – sorry weekend sleep-ins.

By following a sleep schedule, research shows your health condition is improved and it drastically reduces the risks of those nasty sleep disorders.

If you’re a shift worker, this can be tricky – so do your best to keep it in line by still implementing your sleep ritual.

Tip three: You are what you eat

There are a few sleep superfoods which work to improve your sleep at night, namely nuts, leafy greens, fresh or frozen fruit, seafood and wholegrains.

These five foods contain all the goodness your body needs to help you get a good night’s rest, so you’re ready to conquer the day.

There are also a few foods to steer clear of – like spicy foods, sugary foods, high-fat foods, caffeine and alcohol.

These foods can hinder your ability to sleep as it takes the body a long time to fully digest them.

If you’re struggling to get a good night’s rest, consider reviewing your diet throughout the day to make sure your body is ready for sleep.

Tip four: Consider your bedroom

For many, the bedroom can serve as a multifunctional room. It can be an office, a library, a theatre, or even a laundry room (#guilty).

In the end, the bedroom’s purpose really should be a sanctuary for sleep. It should be the most luxurious and personal space in any home – a soothing oasis that is conducive to relaxation and comfort.

To create a comfortable and relaxing environment, consider these tried and true tips: keep it clean and simple, experiment with all natural fibre bedding options, set a cool temperature, choose calming colours, find the perfect scent and make your bed!

Having a space you feel comfort and clarity will ultimately aid your magical sleep ritual. Don’t forget, a tidy house is a tidy mind!

Tip five: Keep hydrated

Sleep and hydration are heavily connected as water allows our bodies to stay healthy and nourished.

When your body lacks in fluids, you start to feel irritable and sluggish.

According to the Sleep Foundation, going to bed dehydrated can cause you to have a very disruptive sleep as both your mouth and nasal passages feel dry and disrupted, leaving you with a parched throat and hoarseness in the morning.

This means it is essential to focus on drinking at least 3 litres of water throughout your day.


  1. Ceramic diffuser and essential oils starter kit 2. The Lily night shirt 3. Phlegmatic bath soak 4. Natural eye and sleep mask in protea print 5. Linen bedcover in golden ochre 6. No.3. Sleep body butter 7. Sleepy time baby skincare essentials set 8. Sleep ritual kit 9. Silk pillowcase twin set (various colours) 10. Relax moisturising face and body oil


PS. 5 podcasts you should be listening to RN and The happiness edit


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You know what will kill your Christmas spirit faster than The Grinch? Getting a notice from your bank that your credit card is overdrawn. Cramming all your gift-buying into the last few weeks of December isn’t just a recipe for a mental breakdown, it can also lead to overspending as you buy the most convenient pressies at the most expensive prices.

The answer is to start for shopping for your Christmas gifts now. Yep, we said now. (And yep, we know it’s only September and mince pies aren’t even on the supermarket shelves yet.) But starting to stockpile a Chrissy gift haul early actually makes a whole lot of sense. Here’s why:


You can spread the cost out over three months.

Instead of putting all the pressure on your December pay packet to cover your Christmas expenses (with all that festive season socialising, it’s probably already shaping up to be the most expensive month of the year), start to shop for gifts as early as October. This means you can take a smaller chunk of cash from each monthly deposit and you’re less likely to wake up with a nasty credit card hangover on Boxing Day.


You don’t have to settle for a ho-hum present.

Fact: When you leave gifts to the last minute, bad things happen. You make hasty decisions, your judgement becomes be impaired by stress and panic, and you start thinking, ‘Yeah, I reckon Mum will totally like a hot pink, diamante-studded laundry basket.’ But when you have time up your sleeve, you can mull things over, you can listen for subtle hints and you can totally ace every gift on your list.


You’ll probably end up spending less.

One perk of having time on your side is you can jump on any sales and you won’t have to pay last-minute express delivery fees. Lots of hardtofind sellers offer fast courier but it’s a bit more exy than their regular free shipping option – so getting in early will save you precious dollars. Dollars that you can then spend on yourself!


How to ace the Christmas gift stockpile.

1. Make a list of everyone you need to buy for. Check it twice.

2. Decide how much you can afford to spend on each person and make a budget. (It’s a good idea to keep a little buffer in your budget for unexpected additions!)

3. You might want to also tally up your other Christmas costs, like that giant turkey, your party season outfits and the office Kris Kringle, and add them to your budget.

4. Divide your budget in thirds so you know how much to put aside each month. Then you’re ready to start shopping!



  1. Personalised bedside watch and phone stand 2. Men’s personalised premium leather golf glove 3. Personalised initials luggage tag 4. Australian craft beer box


  1. The Audrey camisole boxer set 2. Child’s actual handwriting necklace 3. Personalised block initials heart travel jewellery case 4. Leather wash bag with your child’s drawing


  1. Gold pyramid jewellery stand 2. Merge virtual reality headset and holographic cube bundle 3. Personalised blue canvas holdall 4. Personalised name insulated water bottle


  1. Personalised baby or child’s dressing gown in white 2. Personalised kids’ backpack (various colours) 3. Personalised kids’ wooden tool belt toy 4. Personalised alphabet height chart


  1. Personalised large pet blanket 2. Dog essentials gift box 3. Personalised Christmas dog wrapping paper (two sheets) 4. Bubble O Bill dog bandana


PS. Meet the makers – MiMoj Designs and 5 podcasts you should be listening to RN

Hardtofind is Australia’s leading online curated marketplace for gifts, fashion and homewares.

If you haven’t already jumped on the podcast train, it might be time to get on board. Since Serial made podcasts a thing back in 2014, they’ve gotten sharper, more creative and more varied than ever before. That’s all good for your ears, but it can make the choice of which podcast to press play on a lot trickier. Not sure which one to download first? We hit up our hardtofind staffers for their podcasts suggestions to help improve your day… Download the app, plug in your headphones and start listening.


She’s on the money – Georgia, designer

“Living my best millennial life of $5 coffee and annual Euro trips. This podcast is teaching me spending boundaries and sticking to a budget!”


99% invisible – Debbie, financial controller

“This podcast is all about designs and architecture that go unnoticed in our world and has some rather surprising stories! Check out episode 363 – Invisible Women, to start you off.”


The Joe Rogan experience – Martin, head of customer experience

“Joe Rogan’s podcasts are brilliant. They allow you to deep-dive into a subject that you may have zero prior knowledge about. You can get subject experts explaining topical things in a very relatable style. Joe also has a very natural way of interviewing which puts both the interviewee and audience at ease – knowing they’re in a safe pair of hands.”


Crime junkie – Sarah, social media and content manager

“I am, quite literally, true crime obsessed. The presenter of this podcast, Ashley Flowers has such a personable tone of voice and is so passionate about telling the stories of all these terrible, often unsolved, crimes. It’s particularly interesting hearing about some of the older crimes being solved, thanks to DNA and new technology. I’m totally hooked and can’t wait for a new episode to be released each week!”


The J-Files – Fordo, head of curation

“I love listening to the J-Files on Double J as they cover such diverse artists. Everyone from Joy Division to Hot Chip, it’s so interesting to hear in-depth details on their musical histories.”



You’re going to need a way to tune in

  1. Tracks headphones in black 2. VAIN STHLM in-ear headphones in dusty pink 3. Kreafunk aHead white edition Bluetooth headphones 4. AIR zen black wireless in-ear headphones


PS. The happiness edit and five things you can do today that your future self will thank you for




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YOLO! Don’t get us wrong, we’re all about seizing the day, living in the moment and never saying no to a hot cinnamon doughnut when it’s offered. But sometimes it’s good to think ahead – to do things today that are going to pay dividends tomorrow, a week from now or even years in the future. Want to do something that will make future you super proud? Here are five things you can do today that you’ll be high-fiving yourself for later…


1. Put some money away for a rainy day

We’re not saying you need to get $5K in bank by next Tuesday – but, when it comes to saving, every tiny bit helps. So kick off your rainy day fund with whatever change you’ve got in your wallet (or virtual change you’ve got in your bank account). Keeping a physical piggy bank on the benchtop can be a great reminder to collect all your stray coins and notes, and eventually they could add up to some serious dough. Ker-ching!


Personalised holiday money box + Llama money box + Personalised glass money jar + Personalised money box frame


2. Clean and organise your laundry

Maybe you’re awesome at laundry and wash everything immediately, iron it and put it neatly away… Or, maybe, you’re like us and you still have delicate items kicking around in the bottom of the washing basket, a load of towels that need to be put away and about six tailored shirts that are begging to be pressed. Carve out 90 minutes and go through everything , hand-washing those pesky delicates, sewing on any stray buttons, sending out the dry-clean-only items and restoring your laundry to a cleanly state of order.


Ironing board cover + Delicate wash liquid + Laundry wash tub basinSeagrass laundry basket


3. Plant some seeds and watch them grow

Growing your own greenery delivers a double pay-off – not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing your green thumb created new life (seriously, go you!), but you also get to enjoy the peaceful vibe and extra-fresh air created by your beautiful plants. Start with a batch of easy-to-grow herbs (we’re thinking basil, parsley, rosemary and oregano) and you’ll get the bonus benefit of having delicious fresh flavour-makers on hand.


Magnetic herb planter + Herb bag bundle + Self-watering potPersonalised concrete planter and pen pot


4. Start planning your holiday gifts, like, now

Christmas is coming (same time, every year!) so rather than getting caught off guard with a busy schedule and bulging credit card bill, start planning your gifts now. Keep a list of all the people you know you’ll need to buy for and figure out a loose budget. Then you can start putting money into a separate account and if you spot something on sale that you know your loved one will love? Snap it up! Then, when December rolls around, you’ll be smugly sipping Prosecco while everyone else does the mad Santa dash.


Personalised golf glove + Personalised headphones case + Personalised heart necklacePersonalised heart padlock keyring


5. Hit the kitchen for a little food prep

Whether you’re making tomorrow’s lunch, freezing frozen smoothie mixes or chopping up vegetables for this week’s dinner, prepping food in the kitchen when you have the time is definitely something you’ll be grateful for later. The key to making your food prep easy and fun? Investing in the right tools. Splash out on a set of good knives, a fun-but-practical chopping board and storage containers to keep all that yummy prepped food fresh.


Vegetable chopping board + Glass food storage box + Beeswax food pouchPersonalised breakfast jar


PS. Check out our five steps to your most-organised wardrobe and your autumn survival kit


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As the temps start to drop and hibernation season closes in, it’s time to start prepping for the cool change. So how do you make it through the big chill? With the help of these autumn survival kit essentials…


1. Baking dish

If summer is for salads, then winter is for carbs. Think potato, think pasta, think endless loaves of sourdough toast. Preheat your oven and get cooking your heartiest recipe – that winter bod isn’t going to happen on its own…


2.  Woollen fedora

You know what comes with the autumn/winter cool? Wind. (Otherwise known as ‘your hair’s worst enemy’.) Do yourself a favour and invest in a sweet woollen fedora that’ll keep your noggin’ warm, while keeping your tresses under control.


3. Bath caddy

For those nights when your only plan is to cancel your plans (seriously, who wants to go out when it’s < 16 degrees?)…. embrace the JOMO jump in the tub. Enter: this clever bath caddy, which will hold your wine while you soak.


4. Decanter and glass set

New season, new spirit! (Sorry to love you and leave you this way, Aperol Spritz…) Whether it’s whisky or red wine, pouring your winter drink into a decanter makes it extra fancy – and it tastes better, too. Gotta let that bevvie breathe.


5. Hydrating face cream

As the Starks would say, ‘Winter is coming’ – and your skin needs to prepare for the harsh winds, freezing temps and super-drying heated air-con. Give it a hope it in hell of staying dewy by slathering on a natural hydrating face cream.


6. Moody scented candle

Nothing says ‘autumn is here’ like a rich scented candle, flickering away on the coffee table, while you watch 10 hours of Netflix straight. Just shelve the summery scents – you don’t need a seaside smell taunting you till August.


7. Stripe sheet set

The days are getting shorter, which means more time you-know-where. (BED. MORE TIME IN BED.) Cosy up with some fresh cotton sheets and not even that annoying snooze alarm every nine minutes will be able to rouse you.


8. Super-cosy scarf

Unexpected chills can you hit you at any time: A freezing cold movie theatre. An overly-air-conned office. Arm yourself with an incredibly wool blend scarf that’s big enough to double as an emergency wrap.


PS. Six accessories for any season and try our go-to cocktail recipes

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Welcome to wedding season – that time of the year when you can pull the save-the-dates off the fridge door, because the date you saved is finally here. If you’ve RSVPed ‘yes’ to one or more weddings this autumn, chances are you’re thinking about how you can get yourself in best guest mode (also, how you can guzzle as many free Proseccos as possible in the five-hour reception window). We hear you. So, we recruited our head of content Alice – who has been to her fair share of hitchings, thanks to her side hustle as a marriage celebrant – to give us the downlow on wedding guest dos and don’ts.


DON’T show up late

That’s the bride’s schtick! If the ceremony is supposed to start at 3pm, then aim to get there at least half an hour before – that should leave you with enough time freshen up your lippie and spend at least eight minutes getting your ear gnawed off by Uncle Jerry before you find your seat. No one wants to be the guest pulling into the venue behind the bridal car…


DO respect the dress code

If the wedding invite says ‘black-tie’, get yourself into something fancy and floor-length (raid a mate’s closet or rent an outfit if you have to!) and if they tell you to keep it smart casual, take that as a license to chill on the wardrobe front. The couple have likely gone to a lot of effort, designing and pulling together this event (because that’s what you call a party that costs an average of $40,000+) and it’s a nod of respect to stick to the dress code they’ve requested.


DON’T just be an observer

Unless you were an obligatory work invite (sorry, Sharon from accounts), you’ve been invited to this wedding for one reason: Because the couple getting married really really like you. So don’t sit in the back row like an awkward Eddie, get involved. Clap and cheer during the ceremony, chat to some new people at your table and dance the Macarena like you were born to do it. (After a few free vinos, you won’t need much encouragement.)


DO find out the deal on photos

Every couple has a different idea of what they want when it comes to photos and sharing them on social media – and they’ll probably make it clear, with either signage or a few words from the celebrant before the ceremony. If they’re going unplugged all day, keep your phone tucked away, but if they’ve got a hashtag, it’s safe to assume they’re happy for you to go nuts on Instagram! Posting up a storm? Always use the couple’s # so they can find your photos later. They’ll appreciate it the next day, when they want to relive all the action, but don’t have their own snaps!


DON’T forget a thoughtful thanks

Being an awesome wedding guest isn’t all about the gift you get, but it is a little bit about that. Saying thank you to the newlyweds in a meaningful way is important, whether that’s with a card, a beautiful print or a personalised cheese board that they can pull out for anniversary celebrations for years to come.


1. Personalised Botanical Wine Box 2. Personalised ‘We Did’ Champagne Glass Set

3. Couple’s Wedding Ring Box 4. Personalised Oak Round Board

5. Couple’s Initial Monogram Print 6. Couple’s Leather Heart Key Ring Set

7. Personalised Couple’s Travel Bag Set 8. Personalised Wooden ‘Just Married’ Luggage Tags

9. ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’ Prints (Set of 2) 10. Personalised Wooden Wedding Cake Knife

11. Personalised Monogram Cut Glass Tumbler 12. Personalised Initials Couple’s Cushion


PS. More pressie inspo for all your peeps and this seller is a gifting pro

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There’s nothing wrong with watching Love Actually for the 685th time (it is a turtleneck-filled masterpiece, after all), but if you’re feeling like your Christmas movie playlist is a bit been-there-seen-that, we’ve come up with a few festive film swaps that’ll go well with a spiked eggnog…


If you love The Holiday… try The Family Stone

What’s Christmas if not the perfect occasion to bring your conservative, uptight girlfriend home to meet every member of your free-spirited family? Needless to say, things get messy in this flick (and we’re not just talking about the breakfast casserole…).


If you love Bad Santa… try A Bad Moms Christmas

Put the ‘silly’ in silly season! If you agree that all holiday films are made better with borderline inappropriate jokes, then you’ll enjoy LOL-ing your way through this tale of three mums who struggle to make it through Christmas with their own unbearable mothers.


If you love Elf… try Fred Claus

When Santa’s grinchy big brother Fred is short on cash at Christmastime (we feel that pain), the big man calls him up the North Pole to hustle for his bonus. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll definitely agree that Vince Vaughn is Christmas movie star we never knew we needed… See also: Four Holidays.


If you love Home Alone… try Jingle All The Way

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a mad toy store scramble and a fictional superhero called Turbo-Man… what else could you want in a holiday movie? This story about a desperate dad on the hunt for a sold-out-everywhere action figure is a modern Christmas classic.


If you love Die Hard… try Lethal Weapon

It’s not technically a yuletide flick, but the action in Lethal Weapon takes place during the Christmas season, and the movie’s soundtrack does kick off with with ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and ends with ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’. It’s one for the I’m-not-wearing-antlers-ever types.


PS. Very festive gift ideas and everything you need to get set for Christmas!

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Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to Christmas with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it your Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!


Week 6: Prepare to party….

So, you’ve decorated your pad for the festive season (hello, Santa sacks and fairy lights!), got a jump-start on your gift shopping and come up with a fun new tradition for Christmas Day – now it’s time to pop the Prosecco, put your six-inch heels up and get ready to party. Whether you’re hosting a silly season soirée, getting your bonus in free drinks at the office party or just sharing a holiday date night with your love, we’ve got your essentials sorted.


What to wear

Being party ready means being ready to eat, drink and not worry about tight fabrics or constricting waistbands! Think floaty frocks that’ll give you the freedom to feast on canapés and comfy flats that’ll allow you to bust your best moves on the D-floor. If you’ve got a number of events on the calendar and you’re worried about outfit repeating, keep it simple with a neutral block colour dress and shake up your accessories to create a fresh vibe for each outing.

1. Biba Cotton Wrap Dress 2. Black and White Diamond Earrings 3. Personalised Make-up Brush Set 4. Katia Top 5. Column Drake Reversible Knee-Length Dress 6. Classic Clutch in Leopard Print Pony Hair


What to serve

If you’re hosting a Christmas party, you’re going to want to make sure your guests are well fed and well lubricated – so, stock up on bites and booze! Start by considering what kind of party you’re planning. Are you hosting a sit-down dinner with three courses, a laidback barbecue or a relaxed cocktail party that will allow people to mingle while they snack on finger food? Then think about what decor, serving dishes and glassware you need to make it happen.

1. DOIY Cheeseporn Cheese Board 2. Crosley Auto T400 Turntable 3. Rocky Road Table Cloth 4. Personalised Zinc Ice Bucket  5. After Dinner Fortunes 6. Atlas Crystal Whisky Decanter Set


Want some extra entertaining tips? Soak up the wisdom in these party-ready posts:


What to play

Every party needs a killer playlist – and that’s exactly what we’ve compiled. Featuring everyone from Usher to Culture Club, it’s two hours of iconic toe-tapping hits. Blast it to get you in the silly season spirit or to encourage your guests to throw some shapes…


Playing catch-up? Here’s what we’ve already done…

Week 1: Make a gift list

Week 2: Deck the halls

Week 3: Buy at least one gift

Week 4: Ace the Kris Kringle

Week 5: Plan a new tradition

Hardtofind is Australia’s leading online curated marketplace for gifts, fashion and homewares.

Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to Christmas with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it your Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!


Week 5: Plan a new tradition…

We all have our own Christmas traditions – whether it’s six serves of Aunty Pam’s Pavlova or a round of backyard cricket with that bat your brother found in 1996, how your family celebrates on December 25 is probably totally awesome and unique to your clan. But if you want to shake things up and do something a bit different this year, consider adding some new festive fun into the mix. Here are a few activities we think will become instant traditions…


Create a Christmas Eve box

This sweet night-before-Christmas tradition will get your little one (even more) excited for Santa’s arrival. Here’s how it works: You fill a special Christmas Eve box with things to wear, read or do before bed. From festive PJs, to a personalised tree decoration and a Christmas-themed storybook, we’ve got plenty of suggestions for things you can add to your box here. There’s even the grown-up version: a Christmas Eve wine box!


Throw down a games challenge

Nothing says ‘fun-filled Christmas celebration’ like a furious clash of competitive personalities. If you’re looking for something to do after all your Christmas Day feasting (that preferably doesn’t involve too much physical movement), bring out a game that the whole family can play. Whether it’s backyard boules, a cheeky card game or old-school bingo, it’ll be even more fun if you put some prizes on the line. Warning: Combine these games with Prosecco at your own risk.


Dress for the occasion

You know what they say: The family that wears matching Christmas tees together, stays together! (Or something like that.) Have fun with your Chrissy Day dressing and show up to lunch wearing matching festive get-ups. It’ll boost your holiday spirit by around 10000% and guarantee a great photo for next year’s Christmas card.


Playing catch-up? Here’s what we’ve already done…

Week 1: Make a gift list

Week 2: Deck the halls

Week 3: Buy at least one gift

Week 4: Ace the Kris Kringle

Hardtofind is Australia’s leading online curated marketplace for gifts, fashion and homewares.

Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to Christmas with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it your Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!


Week 4: Ace the Kris Kringle…

Secret Santa can be equal parts ‘fun festive activity’ and ‘utterly terrifying undertaking’ depending on whose name you pull out of the hat (no one wants to be the person who gets the boss in your office gift grab). But don’t let it become a source of extra silly-season stress – you don’t need to be last-minute shopping when you should be sipping Prosecco. That’s why it’s a good idea to get your Kris Kringle ticked off the list early (also, no one wants to be the person who has to give their Secret Santa an ‘oops I forgot’ IOU).

A Kris Kringle gift usually floats somewhere in the $10-$30 mark (depending on how cashed-up your mates/colleagues are) and can go one of three ways:

  1. A quirky, slightly hilarious gift that’ll tickle their funny bone.
  2. A unique personal gift that says ‘I know more about you than just what brand of tuna you use in your lunchtime salad’.
  3. An all-round crowd-pleasing gift that could be for anyone.

If you get someone you know a bit about, options 1 and 2 are safe bets, but Kris Kringle becomes trickiest when you’re tasked with buying a gift for someone you’ve never even heard of. (Honestly, who knew there was a Dan in Accounts?) On those occasions, you need something that’s cool, versatile and will go down a treat with any recipient. Behold, our ‘I’ve got no idea who I’m buying for’ Kris Kringle picks…


1. ‘Get Sh*t Done’ Minimal Notebook 2. Black Truffle Sea Salt

3. Wine Holder 4. Lafitte Reindeer Socks

5. Think Cup in Mist 6. Vegan 100% Natural Shampoo Bar

7. Stay Fit Chocolate Box Set 8. Dirty Chai Coffee Body Scrub

9. Cubebot Ninja Micro 10. Aussie Slang Lingo Cards


Playing catch-up? Here’s what we’ve already done…

Week 1: Make a gift list

Week 2: Deck the halls

Week 3: Buy at least one gift

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Before they snuggle into bed to wait for the big man in red, create a little magic for your kids with a festively-filled Christmas Eve box! Packed full of thoughtful treats, this special box will get the whole fam in the Christmas spirit. Here’s how to put together a beautiful Christmas Eve box and maybe even make it a much-loved holiday tradition…


Festive pyjamas

Pop a pair of Christmas PJs at the top of the box, so your kids can change straight into their fresh jammies before exploring what other treats are in store!

Personalised Christmas Eve Pyjamas


Tree decoration

You decked out the tree weeks ago, but there’s room for one more ornament, right? Turn the lights on and play carols while they choose the perfect spot to hang their special decoration.

Personalised Wooden Christmas Decoration


Santa sack

Next up, a personalised sack or stocking for Santa to fill. Prepare for excitement levels to rise – laying out this fun keepsake will be almost as thrilling as waking up to all the pressies!

Personalised Christmas Santa Sack


Snack plate

Don’t forget to leave something yummy for Santa (we hear he loves chocolate chip cookies…). Load up a Christmassy plate with treats for Mr. Clause – and carrots for the reindeer, of course!

Father Christmas Personalised Treat Plate


Christmas mug

It’s time to start winding down, so fix the littles a hot drink in their special Christmas mug, then put on a family-friendly holiday movie (we love old-favourites The Santa Clause, Elf and Miracle on 34th Street!) and put your feet up. Christmas socks, optional.

Personalised Children’s Christmas Eve Mug



Santa can’t come until all the little boys and girls are fast asleep, so help your kids nod off with a personalised Christmas storybook that’ll have them dreaming of tinsel and holly.

Personalised Christmas Eve Children’s Story Book


Box it up

You can’t make a Christmas Eve box without, um, a box! We’ve got you covered with beautiful, personalised options that are fun, festive and ready to fill…

1. Festive Woodland Christmas Treat Box 2. Personalised Christmas Eve Box with Festive Pattern


3. Personalised Christmas Eve Box for Teen or Adult 4. Personalised Large Trees Christmas Eve Box


5. Personalised Christmas Eve Chest 6. Personalised North Pole Special Delivery Christmas Eve Box


PS. 100 of the best Christmas gifts for every budget and have you got your gift checklist?

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Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to Christmas with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it your Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!


Week 3: Buy at least one gift…

Quick question: Have you started buying your Christmas gifts yet? If you’re like, ‘Yeah nah, I’ve still got heeeaaps of time for that…’ we’re going to leave this gentle reminder here: It’s only six weeks ‘til Christmas. SIX. WEEKS. To get all your gifts sorted. To organise your festive feast. To wrap up all your end-of-year work projects. To see every single person you’ve ever met, who suddenly wants to ‘catch-up before Christmas’.

So, if you want to avoid a heap of new grey hairs courtesy of a stressed-out festive season, you might want to start ticking gifts off your list, like, right now. No need to go overboard and finalise pressies for everyone. Keep it simple and start with one gift. Whether it’s something for your mum, dad, grandma or teenage cousin, locking down your first Christmas present will put you on such a super-organised high that you’ll practically feel like Santa.

Need a bit of giftspo to get you started? We’ve pulled together a collection of our favourite gifts for all your key peeps.


Gifts for mum

1. XL Clutch in Leaves Print 2. ‘Hiding Out From Little People’ Decanter 3. Mumma and Mini Matching Swimsuit Set 4. Personalised Family Tree Necklace


Gifts for dad

1. Personalised Leather Watch Box 2. Two of a Kind Negroni Cocktails and Glasses Set 3. ‘I Couldn’t Pick A Better Dad’ Engraved Guitar Pick 4. Silicone Toiletry Organiser


Gifts for grandma

1. Personalised Gardening Gloves 2. Personalised Family Names Heart Necklace 3. ‘My Favourite People Call Me Grandma’ Ceramic Mug 4. Hand Wash and Body Wash Gift Set


Gifts for grandad

1. ‘The Grandfather’ Men’s T-shirt 2. Personalised Whisky Glass Tumbler 3. ‘Best Grandad’ Personalised Message Handkerchiefs 4. Personalised Solid Oak Photo Frame


Gifts for teens

1. Pretty Useful Tools Manicure Kit 2. Edition K 1,000-piece Puzzle 3. Commute Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 4. Personalised Boys’ Thongs


Gifts for kids

1. Personalised Rocket Bento Box 2. Personalised Circus Name Train 3. Colour-In World Map Pillowcase 4. Personalised Children’s Wooden Tool Belt Toy


Don’t forget the added extras!

While you’re on Mission: Christmas Gift Buying, don’t forget all the little extras you’re going to need before you pop those presents under the tree. Think cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, sticky tape and ribbon. Wrapping gifts as soon as you buy them is a great way to avoid that last-minute gift wrap chaos – plus, it’ll keep your pressies protected from any prying eyes that just happened to find their way to the back of that top shelf in your wardrobe…

1. Bauble Gift Tags 2. Personalised Christmas Dog Wrapping Paper 3. Personalised Narwhal Christmas Gift Tag 4. Christmas Card (Set of 10)


Playing catch-up? Here’s what we’ve already done…

Week 1: Make a gift list

Week 2: Deck the halls

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Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to December 25 with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!


Week 2: Deck the halls…

Nothing says ‘I’m ready for the festive season’ like turning your home into Santa’s cave, with more Christmas decor than Mrs Claus could rustle up. But there’s a fine line between delightful holiday decorating and too much tacky tinsel. So, how do you get the balance right? That’s where we’re here to help, starting with the big one…


The Christmas tree

You might be a few weeks away from pulling your trusty tree out of storage, but if you’re planning on some new decorations for this year, now is when you should be thinking about them. Are you sticking with your previous colour scheme or going with something new? Are there any new family additions or memorable moments you want to mark with a keepsake ornament? Decide on what it is that you need, and our trusty guide on how to decorate a Christmas tree will help you pull the whole thing together.

1. Australian Christmas Tree Wall Decal 2. Christmas Reindeer and Gingerbread Toy 3. Personalised Initial Christmas Tree Bauble 4. Personalised Clear Polar Bear Mr and Mrs Decoration 5. Christmas Felt Ball Garlands 6. Happy First Christmas Ceramic Baubles


The holiday table

Whether you’re hosting Christmas Day lunch at your place or having all your mates over for a boozy silly season barbie, setting the tone with the right table decor is key. Think table runners, napkins, ice buckets and glassware. Want to create something extra special for your nearest and dearest? Use personalised ornaments as place settings that double as Christmas keepsakes.

1. Red Wreath Personalised Christmas Table Runner 2. Set of Personalised Vintage Fork Cheese Markers 3. Personalised Reindeer Christmas Napkin 4. Personalised Silver Ice Bucket 5. Christmas Red Spot Linen Napkins 6. ‘Christmas Spirit’ Decanter


The advent calendar

Your official Christmas countdown begins on December 1, and whether you do it with a cute card advent calendar (no sugar high for the kids!), reusable baubles that let you add your own treats, or 25 days of gin or whisky samples, an advent calendar is a pre-Christmas gift that keeps on giving! (And don’t forget your four-legged friends waiting for Santa Paws…)

1. Fill Your Own Bauble Advent Calendar 2. Australian Whisky Advent Calendar 3. Personalised Christmas Advent Calendar Hanger 4. Pet Treat Advent Calendar 5. Christmas Advent Village 6. Personalised Shakies Nativity Advent Calendar


The sacks and stockings

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s going to need somewhere to put all those pressies the elves have been busy making. But a beautiful personalised sack or stocking isn’t just something you put out on December 24 – these sweet keepsakes deserve to be put on display in your home where they can boost your pre-Chrissy excitement.

1. Personalised Denim Christmas Sack 2. Personalised Luxury Velvet Christmas Stocking 3. Personalised Pet Paw Print Christmas Sack 4. ‘Ho Bloody Ho’ Personalised Christmas Sack 5. Personalised Mr and Mrs Faux Fur Stockings 6. ‘You’re On My Naughty List’ Christmas Gift Sack


Playing catch-up? Here’s what we’ve already done…

Week 1: Make a gift list

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Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to December 25 with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!


Week 1: Make your gift list…

Santa’s already started making a list and checking it twice – and so should you! Your first task in our ‘get set for Christmas’ challenge is to figure out exactly who you need to buy for and what you can afford to spend. Set up a note in your phone, get an app to plan your pressies, or, if you’re more of a pen-and-paper gal, we’ve created a downloadable gift list that will help to plan what to buy, without breaking the budget.


Decide who’s getting gifts.

Start by making a list of the people closest to you (think family, friends, significant others) and work your way out from there to include other potential gift-getters (we’re looking at you, teachers, neighbours, babysitters and office Kris Kringles). It’s a good idea to think about…

  • Hostess gifts – it’s party season and a good guest never shows up empty handed!
  • Charitable pressies for any toy or gift drives you might like to contribute to.
  • Kris Kringle gifts for your colleagues, family or group of friends.
  • Teacher gifts (don’t forget, you’ll need to get these sorted before the end of term, which is as early as December 13 in some Aussie states!)
  • Emergency back-up gifts for anyone who gives you something totally unexpected.
  • Thank you gifts – whether it’s for your personal trainer, your babysitter, your boss or the guy who delivers your newspaper, it can be nice to show your appreciation.


Make a (realistic) budget.

Next, think about what these gifts are going to cost. When it comes to setting your budget, think big picture: How much can you afford to spend in total this Christmas? Then pencil in a rough figure next to each person’s name on your list. It’s wise to leave a little wiggle room in your budget for any unexpected gifts – and don’t forget all your other holiday expenses. Holiday parties, festive decor and travel around the end of the year can all add up!

The best bit about prepping for Christmas eight weeks out is you can spread out the cost of your silly season splurges over multiple pay packets. But don’t overcommit. Be realistic about what you can afford – maybe it’s something small, like a bottle of wine in a personalised wine bag, or ready-to-grow herbs. Remember, it’s the thought that counts!


PS. Some gift ideas to get you started

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The tulips are blooming, the beach is starting to look more inviting, and Dad’s warming up the BBQ on the patio – there’s something about the start of spring that is filled with promise. And it’s making us want to press refresh on our homes… and our lifestyles! Here are five ways we’re pulling off the ultimate spring clean this September.

Spring clean your home

Out with the cold, in with the new! Whether you’re swapping out some of your cosier home decor for lighter, cooler pieces or just giving your place an annual deep clean, the start of spring is a great opportunity to freshen up your space. There are plenty of small, inexpensive things you can do to give your home a new spring vibe – splash out on a scented candle, buy a plant pot and fill it with greenery or change your bedding to something brighter and more fun. If you have an outdoor area, show it a little TLC to turn it into a space you really want to spend time in.

Spring clean your wardrobe

You’re getting ready to pack away your winter woolies to make room for summery shorts and lightweight linen shirts. While you’re shaking up your wardrobe, take a moment to single out anything you no longer wear or that no longer suits your style. If there’s a jumper that didn’t get a run over the winter months, sell it or donate it. If there’s a summer dress that’s not sparking joy (à la Marie Kondo), give it to a friend you know will love it. The aim of the game is to consolidate your wardrobe, so it’s full of only things you love and want to wear.

Spring clean your mind

If winter gave you the SADs (Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real struggle), spring is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself. A regular meditation practice can help to increase mindfulness, decrease anxiety and improve concentration. Get your zen on with a 10-day beginner meditation course by Headspace or try a bit of moving mindfulness with a 30-day yoga challenge (you can find free ones on Yoga With Adriene’s YouTube channel).

Spring clean your skincare

We’re not just talking about washing those make-up brushes that haven’t seen a cleanser for months (although you should definitely do that), we’re talking about rethinking your skincare routine. You might want to swap out your creamy cleanser for a lighter foaming one and add an exfoliator to combat summer’s sweat and grime. You may find you don’t need a thick moisturiser as the weather warms up – instead hydrating toners or body mists can help keep your skin soft. Also, consider adding a sunscreen with high SPF (at least 30+) into your daily routine, if you’re not using one already, and don’t forget that if you’re applying tan, you’ll need to start using an exfoliating body scrub on the reg.

Spring clean your fitness

If your winter consisted of less half-marathons, more Netflix marathons, spring can be a great time to kick-start a new fitness regimen. The days are getting warmer, the sun is out for longer – getting outside is basically a no-brainer. If you’re keen to get active, start small with a 20 minute walk, a casual bike ride, an outdoor yoga flow or an exercise class at the gym. If you need a bit of extra motivation, sign up for a team sport, book in a session with a personal trainer (they’re not all screaming Commandos) or check out local running groups in your area.

Spring clean your admin

Life admin is not our favourite part of adulting, but it is necessary. If you haven’t already filed your tax return for 2017/2018, now is the time to book in with your accountant and get it done. Your big spring clean can also be an opportunity to scan your bank statements for any recurring charges and evaluate your subscription services – you might also want to take stock of your service providers and check that they’re still giving you the best possible rates.


Shop our spring picks

1. Rose, Pepper and Black Mint Wine Bottle Candle 2. Remi Linen Midi Dress

3. Crystal Kit for Wellbeing 4. Ladies’ Gardening Gloves

5. Active Gym and Yoga Towel 6. S’well Stainless Steel Insulated Bottle

7. Palm Springs Doorway 3 Art Print 8. Himalayan and Lavender Body Scrub and Bath Salt

9. Meditation Mist 10. White Sneakers


PS. Give your walls a makeover and fix yourself a drink!

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What are you drinking this weekend? Short answer: Any one of these easy-to-mix cocktails from the hardtofind team’s recipe book. From Eri’s signature mulled wine (a warming winter classic!) to Sarah’s party-ready Prosecco and Elderflower Fizz, these delish bevvies will expose your hidden bartender potential… Cheers!



Stock your home bar…

1. Forager 1 Australian Bittersweet Aperitif 2. Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixing Set


3. Personalised Vintage-style Leather Coaster 4. Famous Four Cocktail Classics


5. Hot Toddy Cocktail Cushion 6. Kinetic Stemless Wine Glasses


7. Australian Whisky Tasting Set 8. Personalised Initials Brass Cocktail Shaker


9. Infused Cocktail Ice Cubes 10. Set of 2 Blush Champagne Glasses


PS. Five indoor hobbies to get you through winter and reach for these when you’re having a rubbish day

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If winter is really messing with your usual #beergardenlife because it’s too cold to go, well, anywhere that’s more than 30cm from the heater, it might be time to consider some new cool-season hobbies. To help, we’ve rounded up five fun things you can do from the warmth of your home – and their all scientifically proven to give your health a high five.


1. Turn your attention to a puzzle

There are few things more satisfying than putting the final piece into a jigsaw puzzle… But what makes it even more of a thrill is knowing that puzzling has a stack of benefits for your brain. Putting together those 1,000 pieces can work as a type of meditation, nixing stress and anxiety, and luring you into a more calm, focused state. It can also improve your attention span, boost your problem-solving skills and help keep your memory sharp. Oh, and did we mention it gives you serious bragging rights when you put the finished product on Insta?


2. Start an at-home yoga practice

If the idea of an outdoor boot camp seems (especially) unappealing in sub-zero temps, consider bringing your workout inside with an at-home yoga sesh. Don’t yet know your Tadasana from your Shavasana? If you need a little guidance, there are loads of free videos on YouTube that will take you through your flow (Yoga With Adriene has foundation lessons for beginners). Not only can doing yoga help to build muscle strength, increase blood flow and improve flexibility, it can also lift your mood and help to ward off those pesky winter blues.


3. Hit the kitchen with a new recipe

We don’t need to tell you that baking can have a pretty sweet pay off – ‘you bake it, you eat it’ is our slogan! – but did you know that all that whisking, beating and folding can have a meditative effect on the mind? Yep. Baking also stimulates the senses, releasing feel-good endorphins, and can be a fun form of creative expression (even if your end result looks less like something on Pinterest and more like something on Nailed It…). Share your baked goodies around and you’ll get extra happy feels from the smiles you put on other people’s dials.


4. Knit your own winter woolies

If you think the old ‘knit one, pearl one’ is just for Nan, think again. Knitting, needlework and other handicrafts have had a revival recently, and when you consider the therapeutic benefits (lower blood pressure, improved cognitive health and reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol), it’s little wonder! While being a calming form of relaxation, knitting also serves boost your self-esteem and sense of accomplishment, because unlike getting zen with meditation, knitting ends with something tangible – like, say, an adorable handmade baby beanie.


5. Learn a new language

Planning a trip abroad? Learning another language will come in very handy when you need to say ‘May I have the fish taco, please?’ in Spanish. But it can also be very useful for your noggin – from boosting your brain power (languages can be complex with new rules, origins and meanings to get your head around) to improving your ability to multi-task and keeping dementia and Alzheimer’s at bay. Try starting with an app that can help you build up from the basics with audible cues, then practise, practise, practise!


PS. Four winter trends to try and try these if you’re still bored

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As Woolies, Coles and IGA stores nix their single-use plastic bags for good, shoppers have been left with two choices: pay extra for heavy-duty plastic bags (around 15c a pop and not as peachy for the environment) or start bringing their own bags from home. If you’re conscious about cutting down your plastic use, the latter is the better option. So, what should you go for?

Cotton and canvas totes are durable, can be used hundreds of times and are easy to wash, while hemp is a strong, lightweight and biodegradable material. Another option is heavy-duty jute or hessian, which is sustainable and uses less water to grow than cotton. If you’re someone who combines errands and is prone to on-the-spot shopping, it’s a good idea to stow a fold-up polyester bag in your handbag, so you’re always prepared.

Want to ditch bags altogether? Invest in a collapsible wagon that you can use instead of a trolley and refill at the counter – it’ll make toting groceries into the house a cinch, too!


1. Fairtrade Market Bag 2. ‘Brie Happy’ Organic Eco Shopping Bag


3. Buddy Wagon Folding Trolley Cart 4. Classic Double-Handle Basket


5. ‘Smile’ 100% Jute Shopping Bag 6. LOQI Compact Reusable Bag


7. ‘London, Paris, New York, Bondi’ Tote  8. Wombat Tote Bag

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Get your calendars out because Record Store Day is on Saturday, April 21. With independently owned stores around the globe taking part, it’s a chance to celebrate the unique culture of the record store – and a chance to snap up some vinyl gems.

Not sure what you’re looking for? We hit up Sean, the guy in charge of audio at Crosley seller iWorld Australia, for his top tips about shopping for vinyl – whether you love that old-school sound or you’re yet to discover it…


So, Sean, we hear you and vinyl go waaaaay back…

I’ve been collecting vinyl since I was 10. Back then, in ’92, all I wanted to do was be a DJ and eventually played at underage clubs around Melbourne. Vinyl was the only way, as CD mixers were not on the scene yet.


What do you think has been behind this record resurgence?

Nothing beats holding music in your hand. The novelty of having the artwork and something to keep will never die. Also, I think people are starting to realise there is a big difference sonically. Artists design their music sometimes for you to hear the human side and sometimes the imperfections are what make a song. Vinyl just feels so much warmer and personal than just streaming a high-quality file.


Okay, five all-time favourite vinyl records. Go!

This will probably change every week, but right now my all-time Top 5 would be…

  • Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
  • Abbey Road – The Beatles
  • Songs In The Key Of Life – Stevie Wonder
  • Nevermind – Nirvana
  • Blackstreet – Blackstreet


This one’s for the vinyl first-timers! What should be their first record player, and what should they play on it?

First-timers usually want something easy to use, with all the trimmings. The Crosley T100 comes with speakers and a Bluetooth receiver – also, the range of colours will suit your bedroom/house. Once you have that, you need to throw on Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. Produced with vinyl being the only way for people to hear it back then, there is still nothing that comes close to that sound!


What will you’ll be hoping to find for your collection on Record Store Day?

I’m really into the old Soul/Motown sound at the moment. I love sitting back at home on a Sunday listening to it. I would love to stumble across something from Donny Hathaway or The Four Tops.


Any tips for unearthing something fantastic?

My trick is search like a mad man, then hold on to your favourites before they get snatched up. When you get to the counter you can decide what makes the cut, but at least you don’t miss out! Also, don’t be afraid to buy an album where you only know one or two songs. Sometimes it’s the album fillers that are the hidden gems on records.


Shop the Crosley record collection…

1. Crosley T300 Bluetooth Ready Turntable 2. Crosley Vinyl Record Storage Crate 3. Crosley Vinyl Record Frame 4. Crosley T100 Stereo Turntable with Speakers and Bluetooth 5. Crosley Otto 4-in-1 Turntable 6. Crosley Spin-Clean Record Washing and Polishing System


PS. 10 trends to watch and have you tried these travel hacks?

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Something the whole hardtofind team have in common? We love to travel! Whether it’s jetting off to Palm Springs for Coachella (ahem, Georgia!), heading off for a European jaunt (*cough* Marty *cough* Giorgii *cough*) or flying the family to Hawaii (we’re looking at you, Eri!), we’re all about cashing in our annual leave days for memory-making trips. So, it stands to reason we might have a few travel nuggets up our sleeve – and we’re gonna share them right here. Hold onto your souvenir hats, people, because here are our top travel tips…


“I always pack a public loo kit – it’s basically a travel pack of disinfectant wipes, tissues and a travel-sized hand sanitiser in a mini wash bag. So, no matter where my kids have to go, I’ve got it sorted!” – Eri, founder

“Headphones, headphones, headphones. Okay, you probably only need one pair but for the love of your sanity on a long-distance flight, don’t rely on those flimsy free ones they give you in economy – invest in comfy headphones that will block out the drone of your fellow passengers and really make the most of the in-flight movies. I also make sure I have a downloaded guided relaxation on my phone for when it’s time to catch 40 winks. Even if I can’t fall asleep, listening to it will usually put me in a relaxing state.” – Alice, head of content

“Local knowledge is best for neighbourhoods off the beaten path! I take a day to explore them – it’s how I find the best stores, restaurants and bars in a new city.” – Fordo, curation manager

“Why go direct when you can connect? I try to break up long international flights with connections and incorporate a day-or-two stopover in between. My two favourites destinations for a 24-hour stopover are Dubai and Singapore – there’s lots to see in a short amount of time!” – Martin, head of customer experience

Don’t overpack! You want to save room for those ‘bought this in New York’ items. If you’re going to the US and planning to do a lot of shopping, you can usually check two pieces of baggage, so pack an empty duffle to fill up with purchases and you can check it as your second bag on the way back.” – Georgia, graphic designer

“For long-haul flights, I swear by Salt Lab. magnesium spray – it helps prevent restless legs, which are otherwise inevitable when you’re crammed into economy… (I always hope for a vacant seat next to me but this rarely happens!) I also take my S’well bottle and fill it with water to stay hydrated. This means I don’t have to bug the air hostess every five minutes for a (non-environmentally friendly) plastic cup of water. I highly recommend a couple of glasses of red wine to wash down the plane food, too – I’m probably in the minority when I say that I actually love plane food and the whole meal-time experience. Happy travels!” – Sarah, seller production manager


Essentials to make your next trip easier…

1. See View Leather Travel Folio 2. Infinity Travel Pillow


3. B&O Play H4 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones 4. Personalised Leather Wash Bag with Zip


5. ‘Ridiculously Good Looking’ Wash Bag 6. All Natural Toiletries Travel Kit


7. Deep Leather Duffle in Vintage Brown 8. Memobottle Slimline Water Bottle


9. Personalised Leather Luggage Tags 10. Travel Wallet


11. Active Microfibre Towel 12. Handcrafted Luxury Leather Tech Case


13. Personalised Handwriting Passport Cover 14. Round the World Travel Adapter


PS. Download this playlist pre-flight and in case you do some shopping on vacay…

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The seasons they are a changin’… and so is your wardrobe! (Sorry, denim cut-offs, but your days are numbered.) If you’re ready to overhaul your look for autumn/winter, follow our four smart tips to shake up your style.


1. Take stock of what you have.

Haven’t read our awesome tips for a well-maintained closet? Read this immediately (do not pass go, do not collect $200). Now, we’re all on the same page, the changing of the seasons is the perfect time to do one of your twice-yearly wardrobe assessments, so set aside a chunk of time to go through everything taking up precious real estate in your closet. Pull out any knits and coats you tucked away during summer and move them into easily accessible spots. Then take note of gaps in your wardrobe (like, say, those ankle boots you wore to death last winter) and start getting ready to make a shopping list.


2. Create an inspiration board.

Style is constantly evolving (thank goodness – remember when we all wearing velour tracksuits in the 2000s?), so seize the start of the new autumn/winter season to re-evaluate your look. Check out the new collections from your favourite stores (ahem, hardtofind) and if you see an outfit you love online, pin it. Go over the images you’ve saved and edit them down until you’ve created all overall vibe you’d like to channel for the season ahead.


3. Invest in the right pieces.

Now that you know exactly what you have and what look you want to achieve, you can start planning your shopping list. Think carefully about your lifestyle and what you have planned for the coming season – there’s no point in buying up big on coats if you’re planning a six-week European summer vacay, and if you know you’ve got formal events on the calendar, it can be useful to plan ahead. For classic staples, choose quality over quantity. Invest in foundation pieces like a sweater, jeans, blazer, coat, blouse and knit dress to see you through the season, and have fun spending less on seasonal trend pieces.


4. Create a few go-to looks.

Once you’ve got your new-season pieces sorted, familiarise yourself with your new wardrobe. Go back to the inspiration board you created and start pulling together full outfits. Try on your clothes in different combos (paying attention to shoes and accessories!) and when you get a winning look, take a mirror selfie and keep it in an album on your phone. That way, when you’re unsure what to wear, you’ll have a stack of pre-planned looks at your fingertips.


Shop new-season staples…

1. Snow Knit 2. Round Tassel Earrings


3. Wasteland Leather Bag 4. Biker Leather Jacket


5. Indiana Shirt 6. Relaxed Mum Jeans


7. Tara Pump Heels 8. Silk Shirt in Egyptian Sands


9. Gemma Leather Pants  10. Poppy Silk Scarf


PS. Five steps to an organised closet and put this on your wishlist…

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Quick question: How do you wake up in the morning? If you answered ‘the mildly irritating Radar tone on my iPhone alarm’ then, man, have we got some not-so-good news for you. A study conducted by US researchers found that sleeping with your smartphone can be detrimental to your snoozing.

Scientists monitored the screen-time and sleeping habits of a bunch of participants over a 30-day period and found that more time spent staring at a screen around bedtime was associated with poor sleep quality and decreased sleep efficiency. But that’s not all – a seperate UK survey found that one in three people check their phones in the middle of the night. So, all that Instagram scrolling you do under the covers? Great for your followers collecting late-night likes, but not ideal for your shut-eye.

Before you feed us that old ‘but my phone is my alarm’ line excuse, let us give you an easy old-fashioned solution that comes straight from Grandma Betty’s house and can fix this prob for less than fifty clams: GET AN ALARM CLOCK. Look for a silent-sweep design (no annoying ticking) and one with an easy on-off function (because life is hard enough in the mornings), then go put your phone in the kitchen and get ready for the sweetest forty winks you ever had. You can thank us later…



1. Gold-Plated Station-style Alarm Clock 2. Amsterdam Block Alarm Clock 3. Flip Alarm Clock 4. Toki Liv Silent Sweep Alarm Clock 5. Hexagon Concrete Alarm Clock 6. London Clock Company Buzz Silent Alarm Clock


PS. Working out can also help you sleep and could your closet use a clean-out?

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What does your self-love practice look like? If you answered: A bottle of wine and a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills marathon, well, you’ve got great taste in reality TV – but there could be more nourishing ways to throw yourself a little love fest! Here are five suggestions for starters (after you finish the episode you’re watching, obvs)…


Write a love note

Yep, to yourself. You might feel a bit weird about patting yourself on the back, but there’s nothing arrogant about being proud of yourself. So, get out a pen and a fancy sheet of paper and make a list of all the ways you love yourself – think accomplishments, efforts, personality traits, even an ode to your longer-than-average lashes. Own your fabulousness! And when you start to feel a little less-than-fantastic, come back to this note… ‘Cause like the totally wise RuPaul says, ‘If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?’


Tune into your body

It’s true that sometimes you might choose to ‘honour’ your body with tacos and extra guacamole (because treat yo’self!), but we’re sorry to say that most people don’t thrive on the much-loved Corn Chip Diet… Instead, try nourishing your bod with healthy whole foods and take up a type of exercise you really enjoy. Whether it’s a heart-opening yoga flow, a mindful walk in nature or a pulse-racing gym circuit, approach moving your body from a place of love and gratitude, not self-loathing and punishment.


Adopt an attitude of gratitude

Practicing gratitude has been linked to greater happiness, improved self-esteem and increased mental strength, so it makes sense that being consciously grateful for yourself – your achievements, your family, your body, your passions – can help ignite the self-love spark. Consider spending five minutes each day writing down things you are thankful for in a gratitude journal or make it your mission to take photos of things that you love in your life and keep them in an easily accessible album on your phone.


Love your life, not theirs

Repeat after us: Put the smartphone down. It’s easy to get swept up in other people’s Instagram-perfect lives (how did your ex-boyfriend’s cousin Julie manage to get a $1.4 million beach house and perfectly shiny hair?) but at the risk of sounding like the kind of cheesy inspirational quote Julie would post on Insta: There’s no one in the world like you, so don’t compare yourself to someone else. Take a break from social media and spend some time reflecting on all the wonderful things that are happening in your life right now and how you can make your big dreams happen.


Make time to do what you love

When you’ve got a hectic schedule of work commitments and social events, it can be hard to carve out time for just-for-fun hobbies (remember them?), but it’s worth blanking out a space on your calendar to indulge your passions. Whether you sign up for a salsa dancing class, hit the golf course for 18 holes or bake your way through a Nigella cook book, let go of any fears about ‘wasting time’ and start thinking about your enjoyment as an investment in your wellbeing. Movie-for one? You go, Glen Coco.


If you wanna treat yours truly…

1. ‘Kan-Yay’ Mug 2. Love Crystal Collection 3. ‘Be Good To Yourself’ Make-Up Bag 4. ‘Bucket List’ Notebook 5. Love and Roses Print 6. ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ Candle 7. Solid Gold Heart Stackable Ring 8. ‘The Fireman’ Vibrator


PS. How to sneak in a super-speedy workout and clear your closet clutter!

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Whether you’re popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly to ring in 2018 or just making the most of the extra daylight hours with a pot-luck barbecue, summer is a season when the party invites flow in thick and fast. And, like any good boy scout will tell you, the secret to being the best guest (or hostess!) is to be prepared.

With a closet full of party-ready frocks, a pair of bright tassel earrings on standby and a wine cooler to keep your Prosecco on ice, you’ll be free to RSVP yes to any event that comes along (except maybe your sister-in-law’s essential oil party, which sounds like it’s going to be four long hours of stale Jatz and cabanossi slices…).


Throw the perfect bash

You don’t need a lot to host a memorable summer shindig. Delicious food + awesome people + enough drinks that no-one has to open that dusty bottle of goodness-knows-what at the end of the night = a good time had by all. Of course, it doesn’t hurt if you add a few fancy decorative extras, like giant confetti balloons, sparkly party hats and big fancy banners.

1. ‘Happy New Year’ Champagne Glass 2. Fancy Party Fans


3. Personalised Longboard Australian Hardwood Serving Platter 4. New Year’s Eve Party Hats


5. Metallic Jumbo Confetti Balloons 6. Personalised Star Wine Glass Charms


7. Gold Sparkle Party Banner 8. Hammered Copper Ice Bucket


Be the best-dressed guest

A new outfit for party season is an essential investment (we spoke to your bank manager, he agreed). The only question is: Will you go monochrome with pops of colour courtesy of your statement ear danglers? Or will you embrace the sparkle of the season in gold, velvet and OTT jewellery that says ‘I’ve arrived’.

1. Navy Gingham Two-Piece Set 2. Masai Mara Clutch in Gold


3. Tassel Drop Earrings in Red 4. Clara Tee


5. Spot Siena Tunic 6. Phoenix Necklace


7. Pink Linen Dress 8. Au Revoir Les Filles Rings


9. Tara Pump Heels 10. Bianca Top


11. Versa 40 Watch in Rose Gold Mesh 12. Horizon Line Velvet Pants


Call in the glam squad

All those hours you spent watching YouTube beauty tutorials are about to pay off – and you just know that cat-eye’s going to look👌 (hopefully!). Our hot tip: Don’t enjoy too many pre-game vinos before you attempt to turn your face into a visual masterpiece.

1. ‘Hello Beautiful’ Glitter Pouch 2. Shimmer Eye Shadow in Champagne


3. Highlighter Stick in Heaven 4. Gold Plated Personalised Make-Up Brush Set


5. Formula No.2 Lumineux 6. Spin For Perfect Skin Face and Body Brush


7. Mermaid Make-Up Brush in Copper 8. ‘Tis The Season To Sparkle’ Nail Polish


Don’t forget your hot date!

Can you remember what Ryan Reynolds wore to the Cannes Film Festival? No-one can – he was too busy being overshadowed by Blake Lively’s incredible floor-sweeping Gucci gown! It might not be all about the boys when the Insta stories are being snapped, but it lifts everyone’s game when you both turn it up a notch…

1. Personalised Engraved Initial Cufflinks 2. Heisenberg Men’s Tee


3. Boston Card Holder 4. Absalon Unisex Watch


5. The Original Aftershave 6. Men’s Personalised Initials Leather Wristband


7. Lafitte Beer Socks 8. Man Bun Hair Kit


PS. 12 dresses you can eat all day in and keep your cool during silly season!

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The live band was playing, the Pimms was flowing and some of our favourite sellers were out in full force at last weekend’s hardtofind market! Thousands of people strolled through the stalls, munched on Brooklyn Boy bagels and enjoyed the lively atmosphere at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter while they shopped for gifts (some for Chrissy, some for themselves…). We hosted our own little hardtofind Personalisation Station, which showcased some of our coolest personalised products – check out the link at the bottom of this post to see what was on display – and got to meet so many of our lovely customers. In a nutshell: We had a blast!

Browse through some of our favourite happy snaps from the day below – and if you couldn’t make it, that’s cool. You can still shop all the sellers at or get ready for round two, because we’re doing it all again on Sunday, December 17. With even more hardtofind sellers setting up stalls, it’ll be the perfect place to nab any last-minute Christmas pressies. Be there or be missing out on the biggest hardtofind event of 2017!



If you stopped by our Personalisation Station at the weekend (hi! we liked your taste in markets!) you probably saw, like, at least six things that you wanted to gift/wishlist/treat yo’self. Because we couldn’t personalise the items on the day (a lot were from our fabbo UK sellers), we compiled a neat little collection on the site so that you can shop with the greatest of ease…


PS. More of our ace sellers and see you at the December market?

Hardtofind is Australia’s leading online curated marketplace for gifts, fashion and homewares.

Our number one rule of festive fashion: No non-elasticised waistbands. Showing up to Chrissy Day in a pair of tight-fitting pants – or worse, skinny jeans – is a rookie error. Get to round two of turkey and you’ll invariably have to do the subtle unbutton under the table.

That’s why, to help you stay stylish and comfortable enough to go back for seconds (possibly thirds – we don’t judge!), we’ve pulled together a list of a dozen Christmas Day dresses that are blissfully floaty, oh-so-forgiving and will eliminate the risk of a fly down in the family photos.


Kerlala Midi DressMade from 100% Indian cotton voile, this boho-style midi frock has a stunning floral print that’ll distract from all manner of food babies.


Pure French Linen Poet’s Tunic: You know how many zips and buttons this easy-to-wear linen smock has? Zero. Zilch. Nada.


Dot Print Bias Cut Maxi: If your Christmas Day plans have you casually strolling (or rolling) from the lunch table to the pool, this relaxed cotton frock has you covered.


Chloe Tunic: Let’s hear it for the A-line tunic! This pretty number fits right where you want (bust, sleeves) and floats right where you want (tummy).


Marigold Dress and Slip: This classic shift is 100% silk, which means it feels like heaven to wear and will look a little bit fancy in those Christmas Day photos.


White Belize Dress: It might look like a basic shirt dress now, but just imagine it accessorised with all that beautiful jewellery Santa’s going to bring…


Midnight Ink Silk Dress: Be alert, not alarmed. There is a waistband on this one (hooray for the hourglass silhouette!) but it’s a drawstring you can totally let out mid-meal.


Breton Tee Dress: Some Christmases are more casual affairs and call for a relaxed T-shirt dress with sneakers. Totes appropes for the after-lunch cricket match.


Viola Maxi Dress: A dress that’s too amazing to even fit in a square frame – that’s what you’re (partially) looking at here. It’s pure linen and lace love!


Raa Sheath Dress: White feels like a ballsy move, but if you’re one of those extremely talented adults who can eat without spilling, this stunner is your reward.


The Buzios Dress: Throw on a pair of summer sandals and some ear danglers are you’re ready to rock around that Christmas tree. Santa hat optional.


Charul Mahila Maxi Dress: We’ll be praying for a warm day (has anyone got Mother Nature’s number?) so we can bust out this hand-printed beauty.


PS. How to keep your cool this silly season and treat yo’self!

Hardtofind is Australia’s leading online curated marketplace for gifts, fashion and homewares.