Posts Tagged ‘gift guide’

This post is sponsored by Target


Our first order of business today is to announce the winner of last week’s Target gift card giveaway.

The winner had to be Harriet who confessed her worst gift-giving moment:

One year my uncle asked for fertiliser (he was getting into gardening). So, I bought it and I thought I wrapped it up quite beautifully. When we arrived at the family christmas party, his flight was delayed and he was extremely late. Everybody was asking what the horrible smell was in the big package in the corner! In hindsight.. Who really wants a bag of poo for christmas? Wish I thought of that at the time!

Oh dear! I’ll contact you with details on your prize, which you could use to make up to your uncle with a less smelly gift this year!


We’ve covered the ladies and fellas, now it’s time for gift ideas for the young people in your life, starting with tweens:

30 under $30 gifts from Target for youngsters

1. Hat  2. Watch  3. Gold flats  4. iPad cover  5. iPod cover  6. The Sims game  7. Cake decorating kit  8. The Hunger Games  9. Headphones  10. Speakers  11. String lights  12. Votive  13. Cushion  14. Skateboard  15. Sneakers 


And for the little ones…

30 under $30 gifts from Target for youngsters

16. Suitcase  17. Ride-on car  18. Paddling pool  19. Max Steel DVD  20. Up DVD  21. Uno game  22. Lego  23. Monsters plush toy  24. Play-Doh set  25. Planes toy  26. Roald Dahl collection  27. Nintendo kit  28. Little Big Planet game  29. Bubble lawn mower  30. Football


I have a $30 Target gift card to give away to one lucky reader. Simply leave a comment and tell us your favourite budget-friendly gift giving ideas and the best answer will win!

Competition closes midnight Monday 9th December and winner will be announced on Wednesday 11th December. Sorry, open to Australian residents only.


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This post is sponsored by Target


Before we get into today’s gift roundup, I must announce the winner of last week’s Target gift card giveaway.

Your entries for the worst gift ever had me in tears of laughter! But there can only be one winner, and I couldn’t go past the misfortune of Crystal who said this:

“My worst gift is easy. One year my grandma bought me a three pack of hankies (in a box). They were a bit wrinkled, and upon opening, found one was used. UGH. Worst regift ever.”

Eww! Congratulations, Crystal! I will email you for details on your prize. Oh, and I’m sure no one would hold it against you if you used it to buy a present for yourself 😉


We had gift ideas for the ladies last week and now it’s the fellas’ turn. Here are 30 gift ideas under $30 for your boyfriend/husband, brother and dad.

30 under $30 Target gift ideas for men

1. Wine rack  2. Stemless wine glasses  3. Cookbook  4. Knife  5. Slate cheese board  6. Umbrella  7. Scarf  8. Satchel  9. Shoes  10. Belt  11. Beach chair  12. Beach towel  13. Board shorts  14. Cooler  15. iPod dock & accessory kit

30 under $30 Target gift ideas for men

16. Cookbook  17. Chopping board  18. Creme brulee kit  19. Dinner set  20. Pot plant  21. Storage containers  22. Cushion  23. Flat cap  24. Watch  25. Tie  26. Suspenders  27. Book  28. iPad cover  29. Trunks  30. Video game


I have a $30 Target gift card to give away to one lucky reader. Simply leave a comment and ‘fess up to the worst present you’ve ever given and the best answer will win!

Competition closes midnight Monday 2nd December and winner will be announced on Wednesday 4th December. Sorry, open to Australian residents only.

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I can’t believe it’s May again, which means that it’s Birthday Month here at Atypical Type A. It’s not only the blog’s birthday (3 years this week!) but also my birthday, The Man’s birthday and my business‘s birthday.

So it’s time to celebrate! This month we will be talking all things parties and gifts. If you have any questions or dilemmas on either of these topics, please feel free to email me or to drop a comment below or over on our Facebook page and I’ll be sure to answer what I can.

For a bit of fun, I thought we’d kick things off with what’s on my wishlist this year. Do you spy any things that you have your little eye on?

Atypical Type A birthday wish list

My existing case doesn’t hold quite everything so I want this Apple & Bee cosmetic case.

I’m too lazy to do my nails the old fashioned way so I’m dying to get an electric nail buffer.

Are you as much of a fan of Young House Love as I am?

Canon 50mm lens pleasepleasepleaseplease?

I adore statement necklaces but haven’t bought a new one in so long. This ModCloth necklace would be perfect to freshen up my wardrobe.

My friend Georgina has an awesome new accessories business called Gulp & Gasp. The foxy bag is my fave.

I found out about the Modern Art Desserts book while ordering the Mondrian cake at SFMOMA.


Atypical Type A - Mothers Day gift guide 2013

Stella & Dot interlocking hoop necklace | Dwell Studio jar candle | Custom Blurb photobook | ModCloth peacock scarf | Jonathan Adler dove spoon rest | Outfit Additions fishbone bracelet | Clothbound Classics ‘Northanger Abbey’ by Jane Austin

I have a couple of friends who will be celebrating their first ever Mother’s Day this year with their adorable little bubs, which will be really special for them. Have you made plans to celebrate yet?

Here are some sweet suggestions for the mums in your life.


I’m off travelling for the summer so I have some lovely guests holding the fort while I’m away. Today’s post comes to you from Nicole Herrick of Kids Style Hub. Take it away, Nicole!

Kids Style Hub gift guide

It’s time to start collecting goodies for Christmas! If you’re a subscriber of this blog, you’re probably not the type of person to go shopping at Big W for your gifts. Instead, you trawl the markets and quirky stores for beautiful, unique pieces. This season, shop locally and buy gifts that are designed by your talented Aussie and NZ neighbours.

1. Tools Tote by Adelie Creations $29.95
2. Kids Stuff Story Starters by Leaf $19.95
3. Moops Heat-Mee Wheat Rabbit by MOOPS and hoops $29.95
4. Handstitched Puzzle Cube by Milk N Honey $35
5. Trilby by Pooki Boo $22
6. Reversible Bucket Hat by Pooki Boo $32.95
7. Milk Cotton Jumpsuit by Escargot $39.95
8. Custom cushion by Squiggle and Stitch $35
9. Bean chairs by Lelbys $99.95
10. DIY Necklace Kit by The Black Sheep $15
All available in the KSH store in Melbourne or online.
Kids Style Hub is a retail platform for emerging Aus and NZ designers, designed to give the little guys a go. They have a bricks and mortar store open 7 days a week as well as over 1500 products available online for kids of all ages. They also offer kids parties, mothers groups, workshops, and event space. And did I mention a DIY photo studio too?

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