Stocking Filler Idea

Friday, July 27, 2018

Found this gorgeous pink sparkle vacuum bottle by Avanti in a Peter's Of Kensington email.  RRP $34.00AU now $8.00AU  

With it's 400ml capacity suitable for both cold or hot drinks it's a cool stocking filler, hamper accessory or Christmas present idea. But be quick as it will be very popular!

Avanti Sparkle Pink Bottle

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Christmas In July

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

As you know we love Christmas in July and recently Pearl and I took a trip on the The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant in Melbourne to celebrate.


The Colnial Tramcar Restaurant  is a historic, burgundy and gold tramcar which travels various routes around the city of Melbourne while you dine. It operates all year round and we are happy to say it offers an amazing Christmas in July experience.

So, if you are looking for a fabulous festive experience to celebrate Christmas in July then this is the place to go!

Our lunchtime journey started at 12.30pm and on the day we were fortunate to have clear blue skies and sunshine.  On our arrival we were greeted by the friendly tramcar staff who were wearing Santa hats and were definitely in the festive mood!

The tramcar looked gorgeous decked out with Christmas decorations and had Christmas carols as background music.

When we were seated we discovered appetisers of humus and roasted capsicum dips served with crisp lavosh and crisp bread to nibble on. Both were delicious, especially with the mulled wine which was served immediately.

Entrée was a delicious Christmas Roast Beef served with a sweet potato, zucchini and chive frittata and a sharp mustard dressing.

Main was of course classic turkey and ham served with a roast veg and herb medley and cranberry sauce.

Dessert we are thrilled to say was Christmas pudding and brandy sauce. Which was delicious!

Red, white and sparkling wine were served throughout the meal as well as other alternatives which were all included in the package.

To round of what was a gorgeous meal, tea, coffee and liqueurs were served with chocolate drizzled Christmas tree shortbread.

There were also a  number of brilliant surprises along the way.  Santa hopped on board and handed out small gifts to all of the passengers.

There were chocolates for the adults and small gifts for the children.  At this point we'd like to give a big Ho Ho Ho to Santa who was the best Santa we have ever seen! Not only was he jolly and very festive he also sang opera!

At then end of our journey Pearl was thrilled to win one of 2 raffles - a bottle of wine in a Colonial Tramcar Restaurant gift bag. She has never won anything before!!

After all of this wonderful food and drink both of us needed a nap (just like Christmas day) so we gathered our belongings ready to head home.  As we exited the tramcar all of the guests were greeted by the tramcar staff who were handing out more gifts!  Each diner received a yummy sweet mince pie and a souvenir Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Christmas Bauble.   Both were a huge hit. 

This fabulous, festive experience cost $125.00AU per person and Pearl and I have decided to make it our new Christmas in July tradition!   

If you're ever in Melbourne please visit this amazing travelling tramcar restaurant - you won't be disappointed!
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Shower Gel Stocking Filler

Here's another stocking filler idea.  The Body Shop  have a great offer on 250ml Shower Gels original price was $11.00AU now $5.00AU.  There are 11 fragrances:

British Rose
Pink Grapefruit
Almond Milk and Honey
Fuji Green Tea
Wild Argan Oil
Early-Harvest Raspberry

Hurry offer ends Sunday!

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Christmas Baubles Salt and Pepper Shakers

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

We love Christmas in July here at Ruby and Pearl and today TVSN the popular Australian TV shopping network has a number of Christmas shows scheduled.

Ruby is very excited about the 12.30pm Fitz & Floyd Décor Show. It looks like it will be  very popular as TVSN have only released 3 items for sale so far.  This means the rest of the merchandise will be released when the show starts at 12.30pm.

Here is a taste of what's to come!


Christmas Baubles Salt and Pepper Shakers
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Christmas Bear Stocking Filler

We spotted this cute little Christmas Bear at another one of our favourite stores.  At just 20cm we think he makes a great stocking fillerhamper accessory or present topper for those larger presents or gift bags.

Christmas Bear
Sale price $4.49AU while stock last.

Koch & Co is an Australian owned florist supplier, but you will find so much more than flowers here!  Think Christmas decorations, soft toys, candles, gift packaging and much more. We have spent many happy hours exploring this gem of a store.     
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Christmas Shopping Ideas

Throughout the year you really can pick up some amazing bargains for Christmas.  One way we like to do this at Ruby and Pearl is by joining the mailing lists of our favourite companies to keep up to date with special offers and sales. Today we received an email from Gameology with some fabulous offers inside. We selected a few for the Monopoly fans out there, but please check out the site for the great Gameology range!

Monopoly AFL

Now $17.95AU




Now $27.95AU

Dr Who

Now $30.45AU

Gameology offers an amazing range of games, excellent service and a $10.00AU flat rate shipping fee Australia wide.  We hope you find some amazing bargains to squirrel away for Christmas. Sale ends soon!

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