Create Your Dream Christmas: Advice from our Favourite Festive People

We asked founder of Hippie Lane, Taline Gabriel, and creative crafter, Kelly from Studio DIY to share their tips for creating a cheerful, stress-free, dream Christmas! Discover wrapping tips from Kelly for an extra-special gift giving season, and be inspired by Taline to create you dream Christmas just as you’ve envisioned it.

Kelly Mindell | @studiodiy

⭐️ Give a gift bag a little extra oomph with battery powered twinkle lights! Wrap them around the handle and tuck the batteries inside for a gift that glows.

⭐️ Upgrade a plain wrapped gift with sparkly paper garland. Bonus: The recipient can use it for decor after they unwrap their gift!

Products featured above : Paper Star Garland 2M Mini Christmas Trees 3PK | Wrapping Paper Roll 3PK: Cute | Wrapping Paper Roll 3PK: Traditional | Gift Tags 12PK | Gift Bags Large 5PK

Taline Gabriel | @talinegabriel

⭐️ There’s something special about setting up your own Christmas Tree. Each year, I look forward to styling my tree differently, and find that making a small investment each year makes this possible. I used Kikki K’s mini glass baubles in navy and gold, and star string lights to suit my petite Christmas Tree. Keep it simple by sticking to a colour theme.

⭐️ It’s all in the details, and in my opinion, gift presentation is just as important as the gift itself. I love choosing my Christmas wrapping, beautiful gift tags and card, ribbons and twine. It makes the gifting process that much more special. This year I used the navy and gold range from kikki.K’s Christmas collection. In combination with their cute gift tags and sparkly gold ribbon, I was stoked with the final result.

 

⭐️ Gathering your family and friends around a table of nourishing food is where it’s at for me. I plan ahead of time to ensure it’s a stress free lead up. Collecting your favourite festive recipes is a good fuss-free way to plan your next gathering. The kikki.K Recipe Organiser will help you on your way. My advice is to choose recipes that you have made successfully before, introducing one or two new ones to your repertoire. This will keep it fresh for those wanting to add a new flavour each year, without being overwhelmed.

What does your Dream Christmas look like? If you had no limitations and all the time in the world, how would you celebrate this magical time of year?

 

How to Style Your Dream Christmas Tree with Taline Gabriel

Hippie Lane founder, Taline Gabriel, has taken a moment to share with us how to decorate your Christmas tree, and how to stay focused on your styling vision to create your Dream Christmas.

A Dream Christmas for me revolves around food, family and simple, yet elegant styling. Simplifying has been a recurring theme in my wellness goals and this applies to all aspects of my life including the festive period.

The first sign that Christmas is on the radar is the appearance of Christmas trees in all the local stores. This leads to the excitement of assembling and styling your own Christmas Tree!

My advice is to:

1. Collect some snaps of your ideal tree and direct your energy into achieving this look.

2. Stay true to your vision and notice what you like about it.

3. Pay attention to its size, styled colours, decor and room setting.

4. I like a minimal look so I keep it simple with tree baubles (using a few colours only) on a petite Christmas tree, with a few added fairy lights to set the mood  and create ambience.

5. Add final touches with stars and confetti; they’re always a welcome addition to the styling… and puppies also help!

Taline x

Shop Taline’s look: Metal Star Wreath |  String Lights | Mini Glass Baubles | Glass Bauble | Navy & Gold Wrapping Paper 3pk | Navy & Gold Gift Tags | Navy & Gold Ribbon 3M/3pk

Discover your Dream Christmas via our Christmas Gift Shop.

Introducing our Own Your Story Workshop

We’re really excited about our newest Workshop, Own Your Story. As  you may know, our purpose at kikki.K is to help empower and inspire people the world over to live the best lives, every day. And an essential part of being the best version of yourself is learning how to own your story.

We see owning your story as the foundation for living a life of connection. When we’re courageous enough to really show up and let ourselves be seen just as we are, we open ourselves up to amazing things and wonderful experiences. This new Workshop is designed to help you explore who you really are. And then, how you can love and accept yourself as you are, in order to own your story instead of letting it own you.

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In this 2 hour session, we’ll explore what got you to where you are today. We’ll also ask you to think about whether your story is helping you to achieve greatness, or whether it’s holding you back from your full potential. We’ll think about which values and beliefs are most important for you personally, then discover how we can all learn to accept mistakes and move on from failure.

This Workshop is just a small step on your lifelong journey towards self-love, self-acceptance and the courage to live life on your own terms. Some days will be easier than others, but we’re not perfect and we’re always learning and that’s nothing to be afraid of.

We hope this Workshop helps you keep taking steps forwards towards your best life. Discover a session near you here. 

Make a Change with a kikki.K Workshop

We’re so passionate about our Workshops. Whether you’re looking to overcome organisation challenges, rediscover your ambitions, explore your personal happiness, or live in the moment, we’re here to help. Join us in store to take part in our group sessions and welcome the benefits that come from learning alongside a group of like-minded people.

Choose from our Dream . Do . Enjoy . Share, Happiness, Goals, Mindfulness, Planner, Habits or DIY Workshops run by our Personal Consultants in store, or even at Private Workshops held at a location and time to suit you.

To help you find the right Workshop for you, we’ve created a handy video for each one!

Watch our YouTube Playlist here.

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Discover more about our Workshops here.