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By Chief Bargain Hunter Chelsea Thomas

I don’t think I can ever consider myself a minimalist at Christmas time, or any other time of year, for that matter. I like bright, bold, sequins, sparkles and a bit of drama. All my gifts have that theme; fun, colour and affordable!

I’ve been browsing Marks and Spencer’s website for the whole family’s gifts this year, and I found some pretty wow gifts for my kiddies, Jude and Clementine, and I even managed to score some bits and pieces for my niece, and my girlfriend.

I invited photographer, Bianca to my ‘wrap party’ this week to give you all a sneak peek of what I’ve ticked off my list.

Orders close 14 December. 🙂 Free express shipping until then so take full advantage of grabbing pressies for a few people!

No wrap party is complete without a set of cosy pjs. And who doesn’t love a slogan tee? I wish I could say the slogan here was true of my life….probably not so much…

Pure cotton printed long sleeve pyjama top – $23 – Shop it

Cotton rich checked pyjama shorts – $23 – Shop it

May I add, I purchased the top and shorts in a 12. In like my pyjamas super comfy.

A-Z individual personalised mug – $16 – Shop it. This is a cute gift for a girl you know that loves to drinks lots of cups of tea at work. At least you know she could keep track of it. Fill it with choccies as a last minute KK idea.

Do you have a BFF that would adore this knit ($54)? I fell in love with it (for myself) but know just the friend that would style this up with a denim mini or a pair of boyfriend jeans over the holidays. Imagine it with a pleated skirt for a NYE party?

For my 6 year old boy who trashes his runners after every school term I’m updating his kicks with these velcro wrap sneakers in tangerine / red for $36! My fave pick for a kid who’s crazy for sport. Shop it.

My niece is a lover of girly things but also loves to be a tomboy at times. These high tops are the perfect addition to her every growing shoe collection. And $48! Shop it.

The gift wrap bag is also available at Marks and Spencer for $8.

Now onto my little princess, Clementine. She adores a sparkle, but refuses to wear jumpers. I think this one will change her mind. $32. Shop it.

And one for me…this $33 chunky star necklace is just the bling I need to go with a couple of darker tops for some night events. Super cool, even with a black / print tee. Shop it.

Like me, my sister is obsessed with stars so I popped this star clutch ($83) in my cart for her pressie this year. She’s out on the town a lot more than me at this time of year so I’m sure it will be a gift, well used!

Photography: Bianca Virtue

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