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it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

And that means a few days siesta for yours truly – after the eating and drinking and Boxing Day sales and cricket…Joffa et moi will be heading to Bill’s beach house for a few days. What’s that? You haven’t finished your shopping? Well, ok – here’s my top ten gift ideas for him and her, with a 1960’s feel. And so we have Helena Rubinstein’s fragrances – just the thing for moderns of all ages. For any magazine buffs out there, this pic is half of a double page ad in the Australian Women’s Weekly, 15 December, 1965.


for him:
– fancy bottle opener
– cigars or cigarettes
– tie clip
– Agfa isomat rapid camera
– Jockey ‘slim guy’ tee
– beach towel
– cufflinks
– subscription to a ‘sporting’ magazine
– golf or tennis balls
– cedarwood cologne set

for her:
– perfume/talc/body lotion gift set
– manicure kit
– charm for her bracelet
– silk scarf
– indoor plant
– irish linen hanky ( monogrammed ) or zany teatowel
– Beatles LP
– brush and comb set
– beach bag
– bubble bath

Merry Christmas all! Its time for me to spritz on some Helena Rubinstein ( Cocktail Hour, of course ) and get on out of here. Swing by in the New Year, I’ll be posting again early January.




About Vetti

I love good coffee, street art, tiki bars and kitsch. Adore roller derby and quiffs and vintage Hawaiian shirts. Enjoy a slice of my northside life!

2 responses to “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

  1. crumpet

    have fun! i’ve scored the 26th off work (and nye/nyd), so won’t be going near the sales on boxing day. 😀

  2. Top score, Crumpet! Can’t say I blame you 😀
    Am going to Cleggs remnant fabric sale with Kymbo, and Giz wants some new corporate boy clothes…

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