Thursday 10 April 2014


It’s official, Aussie gift-givers are either planners, surprisers or big spenders. At least, that’s what a new Etsy report on our gift-giving habits has uncovered.

For my money, I absolutely love spoiling my friends and family with personal, memorable presents. It's one of my great joys, and a year-long undertaking, and one of the reasons why I work so hard to keep my ear to the ground. Whether they mean to or not, friends and family are forever dropping  hints on what they lust for, and come gift-giving time, I am for quality over quantity.

Of course, in reality, finding the perfect gift can be a real task, particularly when shopping for men. Is it just the ones I know, or do all men say things like “I don’t need anything,” or “I already have everything I need,” or “don't waste your money!”? If you're up for the challenge, finding the perfect gift for this kind of person can often bring the most fulfilment.

And always remember, it's not about breaking the bank, but that look of surprise and joy in the eye of your recipient. What a feeling!

My name is Mélanie and I'm a big spender.

What about you? What kind of gift-giver are you?

If, like me, you tend to spend big on presents, here are some fabulous items you can find on Etsy:

Gold wired ampersand & esperluette lettres grillage alphabet decor home interiors 24 carat gold doré or fin
Mid century Salvador tea set mosaic brass green collector's gift etsy big spender luxuryUisge beatha whisky aficionado gift idea luxury big spender etsy ceramics glass
Coral large pearl gold ring handmade luxury gift etsy big spender

Because I'm all about giving, I'm offering you the chance to WIN $75 to spend on


To be in the running, check out my picks on Etsy, share your favourite product on Instagram or Pinterest (it can be one of the pics above), tag me (Pinterest @acatr / Instagram @acutabovetheretsy) and hashtag #etsygifting.

Competition's T&C
Open to all residents of Australia who are 18+. Entrants may enter the competition by sharing a photo from as per the entry instructions. Photos must then be submitted during the Promotional Period (defined below) either via the Instagram or Pinterest hashtag #etsygifting. One entry will be accepted for each Photo Submission. Competition opens 7/04/2014 at 08:00 AEDT and closes on 22/04/2014 at 21:00 AEDT. 1 Winner will be judged at the Promoter’s Premises on 23/04/2014 from 11:00 AEDT. Prize pool is valued at up to $225. Winners will be notified by email. The Promoter is Mélanie Beauvironnois.


  1. this is out of date and already closed

    1. The T&Cs clearly state its closing date and the winner is also announced at the bottom of the post. Thanks Mary.