I don’t know about you but with three kids under five, I spend a fair bit of time at shopping malls. Over the past eight weeks or so, more and more Christmas stuff has presented itself and I’m starting to get excited.
Yep, Christmas is just around the corner and with the shops already a buzz with bon bons, tinsel and inflatable Santas, I’m itching to put my tree up.
Last year it went up on the 1st November but in my defence, it was a tough day at the office and I had run out of activities for the kids to do.
Each year I promise myself that I will be more organised and do my Christmas shopping early yet time and time again, I find myself fighting for a car park and waiting impatiently in lengthy queues.
I was lucky enough to be invited to Myer’s secret Christmas launch last Friday and let me just say, the Christmas Giftorium did not disappoint. For a busy mum like me, the thought of braving the shops during the festive season, scares the living daylights out of me. Myer have it covered though by offering a one stop shop for all your Christmas needs.
The Giftorium has been launched across all Myer stores, nationwide and will offer over 2.2 million products, enough to fill the MCG! It will showcase the extensive product range across all areas including toys, homewares, fashion and cosmetics.
My kids and I experienced the magic of this fabulous event as soon as the lift doors opened. I watched on as they were entertained by magicians, a ballerina dancer and a hoola hoop (or hoopy loop as my daughter calls it) girl. She was also quick to point out that she too wanted to join the circus when she was a grown up.
It wasn’t long before the kids caught a glimpse of the colourful display of lollies that spanned across two large tables and kindly obliged when invited over for some taste testing.
What I particularly liked about the Giftorium was the fact that you can find gifts for just about everyone in the one spot. Once again perfect for time poor mums and dads. We spent a good three hours there and when the kids started getting a little restless, I knew that that was my cue to leave.
When it comes to retail shopping, I think Myer absolutely got it right by creating this interactive, fun and unique service that takes the seriousness out of shopping during the silly season. Instead offering customers an enjoyable experience with a little touch of magic.
Myer will also be bringing the magic of Christmas to it’s website with a dedicated Giftorium microsite to guide customers through the product offering and services included.
Thank you Kids Business and Myer for a fabulous day out and for reminding me that Christmas shopping is not that hard after all.
Are you an on-line shopper or do you prefer to go in store?
Disclosure: I was gifted with a $50 voucher, a soda stream and a show-bag at this event. All opinions about the day are my own.