‘Mummy!’ shrieked Miss Four in excitement.
‘Look at the floor.
We were standing in a dirty old lift at Central Station when Miss Four made her dramatic announcement.
I looked down to see that the floor had in fact been made with a shimmery material.
The lift looked like a haven for germ and disease to me, but through her eyes it was a thing of beauty.
We were on our way home after a glorious girls’ day out – a blissful day where I had the chance to see life and the magic of Christmas through Miss Four’s eyes.
Myer had invited us to the media launch of their Giftorium, an Australian retail first aimed at bringing fun and theatre to Christmas shopping in the form of a one-stop destination for all Christmas gift giving needs.
I took the invitation as the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with Miss Four and catch a train into ‘Brisbane City’ where I work.
Miss Four hadn’t been on a train since she was a baby, so this was very much a big adventure for her.
As we sat down on the train she gripped my hand, concerned about how fast we were travelling.
A quarter of the way through, she began to enjoy herself.
She gave the commuters a running commentary of each station advising them of when we were speeding up and slowing down. Her excitement peaked when we reached one of our local hangouts.
‘Is this the REAL South Bank, Mummy?’ she asked incredulously.
When we hopped off at Central, she was amazed at the size of the buildings.
‘Is this Brisbane City, Mummy?’ she asked looking to the sky.
‘Yes, this is the city,’ I replied.
‘Is this Brisbane City, Mummy?’ she repeated.
Nearly every step we took she pointed out something new – things that I rarely notice when I’m caught up in the hustle and bustle.
‘Mummy!’ she cried tugging on my hand.
‘Look at that beautiful wall.’
High above us was the facade of the Wintergarden building, a beautiful piece of art that I rarely notice, but something she spotted straight away.
When you’re a child, everything seems so big, beautiful and amazing.
It was an awesome feeling witnessing her excitement over little things and sharing with her part of my world that she never sees.
When we finally made it to Myer, it was my chance to feel like a kid in a candy store.
Giftorium is amazing. It is an entire floor filled with the finest and coolest selection of gifts, magic, in-store demonstrations, gift-wrapping and more.
Myer has done their darnedest to make Christmas shopping a stress-free and FUN event this year.
Available in all 67 stores across the country, Giftorium is divided into the ’12 themes of Christmas’. From Miracle Mum to Techno Freak, there is something for everyone.
If you have trouble finding the perfect gift, all you need to do is hit up one of Myer’s trained Gifticians for advice or a Productician to demonstrate how a particular product works.
There is also a gift registry, a shop and drop parcel service, and get this, if you live or work within a 2km radius of the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth stores, you can have your gifts delivered by elves!
Myer really put on a show for us last Friday.
There were candy canes and giant presents walking around, face painting, balloon makers, staff dancing with ribbons on sticks and magic tricks to entertain the kids.
It took Miss Four just under 30 seconds to sniff out the Frozen merch, where she found an amazing Queen Elsa musical snow wand.
We spent close to three hours scoping out everything on offer. I also took the opportunity to chat to blogging buddies old and new with Bec from The Plumbette becoming Miss Four’s new hero after she and her daughter rescued Miss Four’s helium balloon from the ceiling.
You would think Miss Four would be tired after such a big morning, but she was as high as a kite on Wizz Fizz and the sheer excitement of it all. I decided to make the most of her good mood and continue our adventure into work.
Miss Four did Myer proud spruiking the Giftorium to my workmates. She was like a junior Jennifer Hawkins telling everyone how amazing Myer is.
‘What about David Jones?’ one of my colleagues asked.
‘Have you been there?’
‘No, just Myer,’ replied my Little Miss Myer as if she was an old pro at all things ‘Brisbane City’ now.
The grand opening of Myer’s Giftorium and launch of a ream of fun activities kicks off on 8 November. Giftorium is also available online now.
Thank you, Myer and Kids business for a wonderful experience.
In the spirit of Christmas, I’m offering one lucky reader a $50 Myer Gift card.
This competition has now closed. Congratulations Michelle V.
All you need to do is visit the Giftorium website and tell me in the comments below which of the 12 themes of Christmas you’ll be heading to first and why.
Terms and Conditions
– This giveaway is only open to Australian residents.
– Closing date for entries is 5pm, Tuesday 28 October.
– If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.
– Entries will be judged on creativity and originality.
I was gifted a SodaStream, gift bag and a $50 voucher as part of this experience.
Linking up with Jess for IBOT.