The festive season is oh so merry! But, when it comes to Christmas shopping it can be hell on earth! It’s our mission to find that perfect present. And to do so, we go head to head with all the other crazed shoppers. All our manners are left at the door to be sure every item is ticked off by closing time.
To make things easier, we’ve made a list, checked it twice. And we’re not bothered if you’ve been naughty or nice. We’ve got all the bases covered. Gifts for her, gifts for him and gifts for the kids. So, now’s the time to get those prezzies bought, wrapped, and placed under the tinsel topped tree, to be ripped open at the crack of dawn, Christmas Day.
Gifts for her
When it comes to finding the perfect gifts for her you can’t go wrong with gorgeous homewares to make any home feel ever so cosier.
DWI Digital Cameras – A camera sounds like the perfect gift to fill the giftee’s empty walls with lots of holiday memories and pictures of loved ones to cherish.
Gathered SA – It’s the heart for South Australian style, fashion, crafts, food and more. The December edition has a wonderful collection of gifts for the neverending list of people to buy prezzies for this Christmas. You’ll have to pop into The Queens Theatre this weekend from Saturday, December 3rd til the 4th, get the goods, but its worth the venture. You can find some of the amazing stalls in our guide right here.
Glasshouse Fragrances – What better way to make a home feel more Christmassy than to buy a gorgeous scent. Three new fragrances, in just the candles alone, have been made to lift the Christmas cheer this season.
Hunting for George – You’ll find rugs, lighting, or prints to be perfect finishing touches in a room. You can’t look past the comfy duvets or cosy throws, especially with the standout patterns that will liven up the bedroom. With Christmas, comes stockings that are needing to be stuffed and Hunting For George has gift guides for you right here.
T2 tea – There’s nothing better than sitting back with that dainty tea cup, recently unwrapped, filled with a soul-soothing cuppa. T2’s Xmas collection is perfect for either the exotic, bedazzled, bizarre or tea-leidiscope lover.
The Grand Bazaar – It’s a Christmas market with over 150 stalls filled with lots of hidden treasures to be bought, wrapped and placed under the tree. Head down to Gilles Street on December 4th to complete that Xmas list. For an idea of what to expect check out Glam’s guide.
Zanui – It’s the ultimate homeware store with fabulous decor. For the kitchen or the bed, bath or lounge Zanui has you covered. They even have their own gift ideas for quite literally every person on your list.
Once in a while, everyone needs that wild night out so, how about giving them a reason to hit the town in a killer outfit that is expected to turn heads.
Esther Boutique – Get comfy on that couch, with a glass of wine in hand, because you’re about to find so many flirty and fun styles that are so hard to choose from, but all perfect for any New Years Eve gathering.
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Gerard McCabe – Diamonds are timeless, and more importantly a girl’s best friend. So, spoil that special someone with a gift that will leave them speechless.
TÄNDA Candles – When it comes to the festive season, Christmas Day seems to get all the attention while its not-so-celebrated little brother, Christmas Eve, is often overlooked. Not one to shy away from the quirky and unexpected, Australian fragrance house, TÄNDA Modern, foregoes traditional Christmas scents of gingerbread and spice to release its limited edition bespoke Christmas Eve candle. Inspired by the playful excitement that accompanies the night before, the limited edition Christmas Eve candle combines deep notes of cedar wood, fresh pine needles and hints of succulent mixed berries to rouse feelings of nostalgia and childhood innocence. Like all candles by the house of TÄNDA, the Christmas Eve candle is made from environmentally friendly and family-safe natural soy wax with a cedar wood wick, and housed within the limited edition 2016 festive vessel.
Naomi Murrell – Classic and understated jewellery is the key to letting any outfit shine, so you can’t go wrong with local designer Naomi Murrell.
Tiff Manuell – For the person who loves bright pops of colour, a completely unique statement purse is a perfect gift to show off in town.
Tony Bianco – Versatility is what every woman needs, so get a pair of heels that ooze comfort and attitude as the giftee struts their glamour from day to night.
Jo Mercer – Keep your friends on trend with chic staple footwear from boots to statement heels or summery sandals. And let’s not forget the free shipping Australia wide.
To give them a memorable experience, check out these ideas that they’ll for sure love!
Adele Live 2017 – Rumour Has It Mum would love to see global superstar ADELE when she visits Australia for the first time for her series of unique 360º in-the-round concerts. The critically acclaimed Live tour will take over Adelaide Oval on Monday, 13 March 2017 (March long weekend).
Hill of Grace Restaurant – A unique gift idea for the person who has everything! Spoil them with an unforgettable dining experience at an iconic South Australian destination with a Hill of Grace Restaurant Gift Certificate.
Live on 5 – Treat your girl to a night on the town at Adelaide’s newest Fringe venue at Adelaide Oval in 2017! Live on 5 will showcase a range of home-grown and world renowned artists so, be sure to snap up your tickets to the hottest acts. From comedy to drama, live music to DJs, this will be a Mad March unlike any other.
Gifts for him
For men, it’s all about staying entertained. The latest tech gadgets and any chance for adventure will surely do the trick.
DWI Digital Cameras – Technology is always changing so, Christmas is the perfect time to update any audio entertainment, mobiles, laptops, accessories, watches or fun gadgets that they may want or need.
Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour – Dad will call you a Sweet Child O’ Mine when he gets tickets to see Guns N’ Roses! Founder Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours – and they’re coming to Adelaide Oval on Saturday 18 February 2017!
Man v Machine – Does the man in your life deserve a gift that really packs a punch? Make sure he doesn’t miss Anthony Mundine and Danny Green squaring off under lights at Adelaide Oval on February 3rd 2017. This battle will be remembered for generations to come as they settle the score once and for all.
North Face – For the men that enjoy hiking and exploring in their spare time hiking boots, clothing and equipment built for the trail with turn them from an amateur adventurer to ultimate explorer Bear Grylls.
Socceroos v Saudi Arabia – You’ll be kicking yourself if you miss the opportunity to score tickets to the Socceroos v Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier. Perfect for the ultimate sports fan. Adelaide Oval will turn green and gold for this epic event on 8 June 2017.
Zanui – For some reason guys command the BBQ in Summer. So, perhaps buying them a portable barbeque for them to cook up some snags with a can of beer in hand. We have dinner cover so, what about dessert? Well, a fire pit sounds perfect for roasting marshmallows out in the balmy Summer nights.
Fashion items aren’t normally high on their interests, so Christmas seems like the perfect time to keep them on trend.
French Connection – There are plenty of options to keep the giftee holiday ready and with a brand new gift shop you’ll find lots of stocking stuffers.
Gerard McCabe – Watches are timeless and always quite handy. Gerard McCabe has so many watches for all types of men and any type of occasion including business, academics, to look dapper or go on extreme adventures.
ORTC Man – Get your lad looking dapper with the unique and stylish accessories from the Adelaide founded company. Try out the trendy ties or bows or perhaps bring a little colour into their life with some brightly coloured socks. They also have a stall at the Gilles Street Grand Bazaar this week, so check them out and knock a tonne of people off your list.
Ray Ban – With the summer sun soon to shine, a pair of sunnies will be perfect to shield the eyes from the harsh Australian beams.
The Iconic – There are gazillion brands to keep our lads stylish with shoes, shorts, shirts and so much more.
There’s no doubt that South Australian wine is nothing by excellent and our spirits are pretty much killing it as well. So, why not find a premium bottle of wine from our local wineries including Artwine, Bird in Hand, Longview Wines, Paracombe Wines, Farmers leap or Sidewood Estate. Or perhaps a bottle of spirits from Prohibition Liquor Co. and Settlers Spirits both perfect bases for a pitcher of delicious cocktails.
But, here are two of the Christmas deals we’ve heard through the grapevine:
Brockenchack Wines – Purchase six bottles of the Great Scott Sparking Eden Valley Shiraz and you’ll get you the chance to score a Vintec 35 bottle wine fridge.
Kies Family Wines – Buy a dozen of Dedication Barossa Shiraz or ‘The Suit’ Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon and get 10% off. Bulk wine is the perfect way to tick a few names off at once. Plus, you’ll receive a free limited release magnum, which could perhaps be the perfect gift for yourself.
Gifts for kids
What do you buy for the trend-obsessed generation, when what’s considered cool can instantaneously go out of style?
Adelaide Oval Tours – Led by our expert volunteer guides, get ready to be taken on an unforgettable journey back through history. Gift cards available.
Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb – This is an experience the whole family can enjoy. Take the kids on a sky-high adventure (limited to children over 8 years old). Scale the curved roofline of the Western Stand before navigating your way across a link bridge to the southern Riverbank Stand, all the while soaking up jaw-dropping views of Adelaide.
Cotton on – Even as a child, they still want to look fabulous. So, find them some fun, comfy and trendy outfits to cool off in the sunny weather.
Dymocks – Spark your child’s imagination and transport them to another land filled with thrilling and adventurous tales. If you’re unsure on the story to get, check out Dymocks gift guide for kids and young adults.
Hip kids – Keep the kids entertained for a countless set of hours with fun and unique wooden toys that will last the test of time. If you’re stuck on ideas they’ve even got gift ideas to guide you through the festive season.
Nitro Circus Live – The kids will be left in awe watching the world’s greatest action sports show. Direct from sell-out shows across the globe, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live is returning to Adelaide Oval on Thursday, 13 April 2017.
Zanui – In the Zanui Christmas gift guide, you’ll find prezzies for all the youngin’. From interactive kitchens, sandpits, or pool toys, they’re all perfect for summer and outdoor playing. So, get your kids away from the computer screen and out of the house for a spot of fresh air and sunshine.