Christmas is right around the corner and you’ve probably been super-busy out buying gifts for friends and family.
But did you stop to think about what you might like for Chrissy?
Cream is here to satisfy our numero uno, and that means YOU!
We’re giving away five (5) super-duper bumper hampers to lucky readers.
Each hamper contains two pairs of Sexy Socks in a lovely gift box; a SurePet Animo activity monitor for your pet pooch or moggy; books including Strong by Elsa Pataky, The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West, Small Days & Nights by Tishani Doshi, and Venetian Republic by Nino Zoccali; copies of Hotel Mumbai and Dragged Across Concrete on DVD; plus in-season double passes to see the best in summer cinema including Bombshell, Cats, Jumanji: The Next Level, Little Women, The Gentlemen and fun animated flick Spies In Disguise.
In case it hasn’t hit you yet, that’s your entire summer entertainment taken care of!
The competition closes and the winners drawn at 5pm AWST, Friday 20th December, 2019.
For more information about the excellent items included in each hamper, see the descriptions below.
Now get to it! Oh, and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.
↑ WHAT: In-season double passes to see Bombshell. Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow, and based on the real-life scandal, Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Directed by Emmy® Award winner Jay Roach and written by Academy Award® winner Charles Randolph, this truly is an excellent production that tackles the issues of at-work harrassment and sexual misconduct very well while never patronising its victims or viewers. SHOWING FROM: Bombshell is in cinemas January 16, 2020. See the trailer here Classification Advice: M © 2019 Studio Canal. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: Double in-season pass to see Bombshell.
↑ WHAT: Keeping tabs on your pooch or moggy has never been easier with the Animo Buzz behaviour and activity monitor, a nifty device that monitors activity such as sleep, exercise, calorie intake, even barking and scratching irregularity, which can often be signs of illness. Simply pop the monitor onto your pet’s collar, sync it to the app, and be updated regularly. The graphics are easy to comprehend: colour-coded according to activity and viewable in various formats and lengths of time for comparative purposes (daily, weekly, monthly). The best bit is, Animo syncs up with new information each time you open the app up on your phone. AVAILABLE FROM: Quality pet stores and through www.surepetcare.com, RRP $99.99. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: One Animo Buzz behaviour and activity monitor, beautifully boxed.
↑ WHAT: In-season double passes to see Cats. Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (Les Misérables) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event. Cats stars Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and James Corden, while introducing Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut. SHOWING FROM: A spectacular production for the big screen, Cats is in cinemas December 26, 2019. See the trailer here © 2019 Universal Studios. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: Double in-season pass to see Cats.
↑ WHAT: Sexy Socks is a social enterprise that donates a pair of socks to a child in need for every pair it sells. And that’s good karma for your feet! All bamboo and cotton socks are sustainably made using the best combed cotton. They’re comfortable, breathable and supremely soft on the skin. Forget conforming: let your socks see you stand out! And Sexy Socks take the hassle out of gifting for you. Select any two pairs of sustainably produced 100% cotton socks ($30.00) or bamboo socks ($42.50) and they’ll wrap them lovingly in super soft tissue paper, box them up, and send them off ready to go. AVAILABLE FROM: View the full range at www.sexysockssa.com.au. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: A gift box containing either two pairs of black and white flow cotton socks, or two pairs of blue and white plaid bamboo socks, both pictured.
↑ WHAT: In-season double passes to see Jumanji: The Next Level. The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, this group discovers that nothing is as they expect. Players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Alex Wolff with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito, Jumanji: The Next Level is action-packed and a whole lot of fun. SHOWING FROM: Jumanji: The Next Level is in cinemas December 26, 2019. See the trailer here Classification Advice: PG ©2019 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: Double in-season pass to see Jumanji: The Next Level.
↑ WHAT: Actress and top model Elsa Pataky is well known for her passion for exercise and wellbeing. A superstar in her native Spain and in the US, and now embraced wholeheartedly in her new home of Australia, Elsa frequently graces the covers of magazines around the world – for both fitness and fashion – and what journalists (and readers) most often want to know are her secrets to good health, energy and an incredibly toned and strong physique. The new book Strong sees Elsa sharing simple ways to overcome mind-traps and other challenges; tips on managing cravings and sore muscles; straightforward and sensible nutrition advice, and a whole lot more. AVAILABLE FROM: quality book stores, physical and online, RRP $34.99. Published by Pan Macmillan Australia. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: A copy of Strong by Elsa Pataky.
↑ WHAT: In-season double passes to see Little Women. Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a version of Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms – is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March. SHOWING FROM: Little Women is in cinemas January 1, 2020. See the trailer here Classification Advice: G © 2019 Columbia Pictures. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: Double in-season pass to see Little Women.
↑ WHAT: In her new book The Witches Are Coming, firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling author, Lindy West, provides a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just politics but American culture itself. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, Lindy turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You’ve got one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West unpacks the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. Riveting – and often very funny – reading. AVAILABLE FROM: Quality book stores, physical and online, RRP $29.99. Published through Allen and Unwin Australia. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: A copy of The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West.
↑ WHAT: In-season double passes to see The Gentlemen. The latest movie from Guy Ritchie is a rough-and-tumble but oh-so stylish affair. Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by building a marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes from those who want his fortune. SHOWING FROM: The Gentlemen is in cinemas January 1, 2020. See the trailer here © 2019 Miramax. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: Double in-season pass to see The Gentlemen.
↑ WHAT: Venetian Republic by Nino Zoccali is packed with recipes from Venice, Greece and the Adriatic – dishes you can whip up in your kitchen as though you were a true European master. Part culinary journey, part cookbook, each recipe is rich and evocative, coming from one of Australia’s most awarded chefs and restaurateurs. To tell the story behind the food, Nino Zoccali focuses on the four key regions of the Republic: Venice and the lagoon islands; the surrounding Veneto; the Croatian coast; and the Greek Islands. Multi-culture never tasted so good. AVAILABLE FROM: Published through Murdoch Books, RRP $49.99. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: A hardbound copy of Venetian Republic by Nino Zoccali.
↑ WHAT: Hotel Mumbai & Dragged Across Concrete on DVD. Two great movies courtesy of Icon Film Home Entertainment. In Hotel Mumbai, terror strikes in the heart of Mumbai, India, as members of Lashkar-e-Taiba storm the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in a series of coordinated attacks throughout the city. Amid the gunfire and mayhem, a brave chef and kitchen worker decide to risk their own lives to try and protect the frightened guests. Dragged Across Concrete – which is as grinding as its title suggests – follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. The film opts for slow-burning drama rather than high-speed thrills – and has just the right cast to make it work while its ensemble cast includes Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Jennifer Carpenter, and Don Johnson. AVAILABLE FROM: Hotel Mumbai & Dragged Across Concrete are both available on DVD through Icon Film Home Entertainment. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: Hotel Mumbai & Dragged Across Concrete each on DVD.
↑ WHAT: Set against the vivid and evocative backdrop of modern India, Small Days and Nights is a story of family, and of the ties that bind and the secrets we bury, written by Tishani Doshi – winner of the Forward Poetry Prize. Escaping her failing marriage, Grace has returned to Pondicherry to cremate her mother. Once there, she finds herself heir to an unexpected inheritance. First, there is the strange pink house, blue-shuttered, out on a spit of the wild beach, haunted by the rattle of fishermen in their catamarans. And then there is the sister she never knew she had: Lucia, who has spent her life in a residential facility. Luminous, funny, surprising and heart-breaking, Small Days and Nights is a story of transformation, and the sacrifices we make to forge lives that have meaning. AVAILABLE FROM: Quality book stores, physical and online, RRP $29.99. Published through Bloomsbury Circus. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: A copy of Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi.
↑ WHAT: In-season double passes to see Spies In Disguise. Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril. SHOWING FROM: Spies In Disguise flies into cinemas this New Year’s Day. Tickets on sale now. See the trailer here © 2019 Fox Animation. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: Double in-season pass to see Spies In Disguise.
↑ WHAT: There’s Your Quote, Mate is an anthology of interviews from the mixed-up, muddled-up music scene. Conducted and curated by Cream editor Antonino Tati, each interview is as outlandish and outrageous as the next. Features candid conversations with Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue, RuPaul, Patti Smith, Dave Grohl, Dame Edna, Henry Rollins, Mark Ronson, Adam Lambert, Naomi Campbell, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, P. Diddy and a whole lot more. AVAILABLE FROM: Amazon, Booktopia, Dymocks. Published through New Holland Publishing, RRP $29.99. INCLUDED IN EACH CREAM CHRISTMAS HAMPER: A paperback copy of There’s Your Quote, Mate by Cream editor Antonino Tati.