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    Default Where can I buy nice giftware?

    My boss is retiring soon. I have known her for 15 years (I started out as one of her students) and she has had a truly profound impact on my life. I'm welling up just thinking about her leaving. I want to get her a gift to say thanks for everything. My budget is around $200 and I'd like a pretty piece of glassware or something ceramic/stone. I'm thinking a bowl/vase/statue. She's in her 70s and not really a drinker so I want to steer away from decanters/glasses.
    So any ideas where I can buy something nice in my price range? Preferably online. Any other suggestions for gift ideas appreciated too!
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    MYER have some lovely things. Plus if you spend over $100, delivery is free (I think)! They also have Royal Doulton so you could look at their range too. If she's a tea drinker you could get her a teapot with some matching teacups. I wish I drank tea so I could buy some of their teacups haha

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    These are my favourite online ones:

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    Default Where can I buy nice giftware?

    Thanks everyone. I spent a while looking for a nice brooch but really hard to find online
    After heaps of searching I've narrowed it down to a Georg Jensen glass carafe, or a hand glazed earthenware bowl from the jam factory. Or a kosta boda glass vase. All around $100.
    I found an absolutely perfect blown glass vase but it's a touch out of my price range at $220
    And on my online travels I managed to find a lovely set of royal doulton etched glass tumblers I'd love for Xmas so passed that on to my mum as she's been asking what I want. Win!
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    I second hard to find. George Jensen has beautiful stuff, I've got a few things from there.

    Sorrythanksiloveyou.com.au is one of my favourite sites for gifts, even if you have picked something it's worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    My boss is retiring soon. I have known her for 15 years (I started out as one of her students) and she has had a truly profound impact on my life. I'm welling up just thinking about her leaving. I want to get her a gift to say thanks for everything. My budget is around $200 and I'd like a pretty piece of glassware or something ceramic/stone. I'm thinking a bowl/vase/statue. She's in her 70s and not really a drinker so I want to steer away from decanters/glasses.
    So any ideas where I can buy something nice in my price range? Preferably online. Any other suggestions for gift ideas appreciated too!
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    Try the jam factory https://www.jamfactory.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Thanks everyone. I spent a while looking for a nice brooch but really hard to find online
    After heaps of searching I've narrowed it down to a Georg Jensen glass carafe, or a hand glazed earthenware bowl from the jam factory. Or a kosta boda glass vase. All around $100.
    I found an absolutely perfect blown glass vase but it's a touch out of my price range at $220
    And on my online travels I managed to find a lovely set of royal doulton etched glass tumblers I'd love for Xmas so passed that on to my mum as she's been asking what I want. Win!
    Oops just read this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Try the jam factory https://www.jamfactory.com.au
    Yep jam factory have the gorgeous $220 vase! I picked a bowl instead.

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    Ok I am hoping for more opinions lol. Here are the gifts I've narrowed it down to. My boss is a beautiful-souled professor, she does volunteer work for Amnesty International, is religious, and has dedicated her life to teaching and research in the field of social justice. A most generous person. I am torn as to what to get! All of the gifts are between $100-$150.
    A Georg Jensen glass carafe:
    IMG_1478595572.338247.jpg

    A locally hand-made earthenware cup and saucer:
    IMG_1478595600.400793.jpg

    A locally hand-made earthenware salad/serving bowl (about 30cm diameter)
    IMG_1478595639.820804.jpg

    A kosta boda glass serving dish (about 30cm diameter) probably the black or white one
    IMG_1478595723.863326.jpg

    Or this sculpture about 25cm high called the visitor. Made in Brazil by a collective that works with disadvantaged artisans. I'm probably leaning towards this:
    IMG_1478595993.899485.jpg


 

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