Christmas is a timely reminder to spend quality time with family especially if you're on the road much of the year. This festive season, I continue my search for the "Best of Xmas" to help readers and myself find the best ways to create precious moments and put smiles on the faces of loved ones.
Buying Xmas gifts can be trying especially when considering something chic, trendy or unique for the guys. I spoke with Mark Boldiston, owner of Lord Coconut, which retails contemporary handmade jewellery designed for men in Melbourne.
Kangaroo tooth tie bar / Image courtesy of Lord Coconut
He offers over 400 cufflinks, rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets/cuffs, brooches, lapel pins and tie bars from 35 Australian artisans at the store and online. In addition, Lord Coconut also stocks a hand selected range of artworks including sculpture, taxidermy, limited edition prints, objets d'art and exhibitions like Ellen Pittman's wearable art and a collection of tie bars as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week's Look.Stop.Shop program in September 2012.
To make gifting easier, Mark is offering an exclusive special for WeekendNotes readers in Melbourne, Australia and other parts of the world. Simply mention "Lionel's Best of Xmas Special" when purchasing any men's jewellery valued over AUD200 in the store or online and you will recieve a free Xmas gift valued at AUD25 from Mark. If you're purchasing online, simply use the code "Lionel". This special offer is available from now till 24 December 2012 and not valid on sale items or with other special offers. Free delivery is also provided within Australia for online purchases or a flat AUD15 for international orders.