#46: Jodie Fox – Learning from Challenges, Exploring What Makes You Happy & Taking Action – Your Dream Life Podcast

Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of global retail business, Shoes of Prey, Jodie Fox is someone Kristina has had on her list of people to meet for a long time. Not only because they have experienced some similar challenges in businesses, but because she has admired her entrepreneurial spirit and successes for some time.

Jodie has gone through so much over the past few years, both in business and her personal life, which she was kind enough to openly share with us in this honest and inspiring episode.

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Our Favourite Tips for Creating More of a Work-Life Balance

With many of us working from home, juggling more tasks than normal (both in our personal and professional life) the clear line between work and home, or work and life, has become a little (okay, a lot!) more blurred of late.

Because of this, and also the fast-pace of our modern world, it can be easy to forget the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Whether you believe in this idea or not, it’s important to ensure you’re looking after yourself and your time. We may not be able to create a perfect balance, and that’s okay. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. But welcoming a smidge of balance back into your life can have such a huge impact on your overall wellbeing. So, if you’re feeling out of balance and are looking to take back a bit of control, here are a few of our favourite tips to keep in mind.

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Creative Offline Ways to Reconnect with Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Life can get pretty full sometimes, especially with all the weird and wonderful things this year has thrown at us! However, it is during these exact times that it’s more important than ever for us to ensure we’re connecting meaningfully with our loved ones, our families and also connecting with ourselves.

From embracing creativity to making time for meaningful conversations, there are so many ways you can do this – and the key is to try to do it without a screen in sight (if you can!)

Keep reading to explore some of the ways our kikki.K team are doing just that – then, why not give some of them a try yourself?

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Get Organised Early and Curate Meaningful Gifts for the Ones You Love

Few things are better than receiving a personalised gift, chosen with care and sent with love. And with the holiday season fast approaching (hard to believe, isn’t it?), and everything happening this year, it’s even more important to get organised early with your gifting.

Many of us are separated from our loved ones due to travel restrictions and other obstacles this year, and so curating meaningful gifts you can send has become more important than ever. Postage may be delayed, the idea of shopping in crowds is even less appealing, but the desire to reach out and let loved ones know you’re thinking of them is just as strong, if not stronger.

So, this year, let us inspire you to curate meaningful gifts and gorgeous care packages for the ones you love, so you can get organised early. With a little bit of thought and preparation, you can really and truly make someone’s year. Keep reading for some simple yet thoughtful ideas for gifting with a personal touch – and some gorgeous kikki.K stationery – this year.

Surprise the minimalists in your life with functional yet stylish pieces combined with some homemade treats, made with love.
Gifting for the minimalist

We all have people in our lives who prefer a more minimal approach to life. They enjoy style and functionality and everything has a place and a purpose in their lives. We love gifting for the minimalist at kikki.K, as our Scandinavian heritage means our items are not only beautiful, but extremely useful and functional. So, what would we suggest for this person?

Grab a gift box (with a lid, ideally) and line it with wrapping paper, butcher’s paper or tissue paper. Then, we’d fill it with a few key items you know they’ll love. Think about what they’d use for work or at home. Choose items you know will help them live their best life every day and arrange them in the box in a neat and beautiful way. For this gorgeous pack pictured, we’ve chosen:

And for the finishing touch, the personal element, and the part that will make this gift truly thoughtful, we’ve added some homemade cookies in a little bag as well. You could add lollies, chocolates, Swedish Pepparkakor (gingerbread biscuits) – anything your recipient loves!

Decorate your package with gift tags and embellishments, add in a handwritten Greeting Card or note, pop the lid on and send (adding any padding or packaging you’ll need to ensure a safe journey to your loved one!)

If you’re looking for some easy recipes to add to your gifts, here are some of our favourites below:

Chocolate Crackles Recipe

Discover our Swedish Pepparkakor Recipe

Creatives will love receiving a curated selection of items that will let them tap into their imagination.
Perfect gifting for CrEatives

This year is the perfect year for encouraging loved ones to tap into their creative side! And if you know someone who would just love receiving a gift that would allow them time to reflect and express their creativity, then we have the perfect little package you can put together!

As per the above idea, grab a box and line as you wish. Then, have a think about what your recipient enjoys and then peruse our gorgeous selection of DIY and Creative goodies to fill your package. We love the idea of encouraging creativity, especially as a gift. For this particular package, we’ve included the following, to inspire reflection, fun and imagination:

Just as we shared in the first gift package, we think adding a personalised touch of something homemade is a wonderful idea. We chose homemade granola in a jar for this particular pack, but if you’re looking for some easy recipes to add to your gifts, here are some more of our favourites below:

Spoil someone with this Swedish Chocolate Ball recipe

Discover our Healthy Bliss Balls Recipe

Treat your loved ones to the perfect gifts to help them dream big – and without limits – in 2021!
Gifting for the Dreamer

Our third gift pack idea holds a special place in our hearts, especially after the strange and unexpected year 2020 has been for us all. It’s our pack for the dreamers. The ones planning big things for 2021, those people in our lives we know are looking to make next year incredible. Give them a little helping hand with a practical yet inspiring selection of Dream Life items you just know they’ll love!

Pop it all in a lined box, embellish with ribbons, gift tags and any other items you think will make it truly special, and don’t forget to add that personal element. For this example, we printed out some photos of us and the recipient to show we’re thinking of them and share that they’re always in our hearts, even if they’re far away. You could add anything that means something to you and you’ll really make their holiday season.

The kikki.K items featured in this gorgeous package, to help your loved ones dream without limits, are:

We hope these ideas have inspired you to start thinking about your gifting ideas early, and also helped you to think about meaningful little packages you can send to your loved ones this holiday season, no matter where they are.

The key is to think about the things you’re recipients love and will use, then add in a touch of you – something personal – and wrap it all up as the perfect meaningful treat!

These are just a few examples of packages you could put together, so be sure to explore all of our gorgeous gift ideas at kikki.K, and enjoy getting organised early this year!