Christmas is many people’s favourite time of the year, although it can also be quite a stressful time due to all of the present buying. We’ve decided to lend a helping hand and create the fabulous ‘Christmas Gift Guide 2020’ full of perfect gift ideas for all ages. If you’re worrying over what to buy everyone, don’t worry, we’ve got your back!
Christmas Gifts for the Kids
Also available from Big W, Target
This huge toy playset is full of removable furniture for your child to design their own layout and includes one special bluey figure.
Also available from Amazon and more.
This electronic pupper is interactive, coming to life when you play with him. Pop him when you’re done then inflate him again when it’s time to play! Train him with a toy, feed him…he can even pee or fart! and he’ll react to your voice so you can tell him what a good boy he is.
Get that creativity and construction flowing with this huge set of pieces to play with. Kids aged 5 + will be entertained for hours as they have fun building various models and experimenting with the pieces, all the while learning about engineering.
Why not a Star Wars LEGO set? It’s a gift to spark creativity and thinking, while also resulting in something awesome being made – keeping your child entertained for hours. There are so many different sets, so something to suit every child (or adult – we don’t judge!), but this Star Wars Death Star inspired LEGO set is one of the coolest one’s we have seen yet.
This Robot Building Kit is an excellent education toy that immerses children into not just playing, but using engineering and construction. Once built, it can be controlled both by APP and a remote controller that works up to a distance of 20m. Boys and girls aged 7 – 12 years who like DIY and science will love this.
Have an aspiring artist in the family? Help them work on their skills, creativity and have a lot of fun with Learn to draw with Melissa Sweet. This book for ages 5 + helps little artists learn and practice drawing facial expressions, movement, form, light and more.
There is also ‘Learn to draw People’ in a realistic style by Kevin Hawkes for kids aged 7+ years.
And ‘Learn to Draw Animals’ in a realistic style with Kevin Hawkes.
Personalise a door sign for your child, choosing from heaps of unique designs, fonts and text options. These signs are a creative way to give a special, personal gift this Christmas.
There are plenty of design options as well as personalised text that the kids will love.
The Avengers Movies have been absolutely huge for both children and adults for the last few years. Get your child a mask of a hero they look up to!
This special mask comes with Augmented Reality Technology, and with some set up (you’ll need a device), you will see digital images from the hero’s world right in front of your own eyes!
Why not get a daughter, niece, or younger sister the book that every young girl needs in her life – Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli – 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women.
Harry Potter never gets old, and older generations will love receiving a full, new set of the characters and story that they treasured as children. Or, introduce your children to the wonderful world of wizards and give them enough books to keep them occupied for a long time!
Gain the best magic skills with the Apollo Jackson Street Magic Kit – full of mind blowing tricks that the Australian entertainer has performed himself globally.
Each kit has over 100 tricks that are perfect for kids over 8 years and adults who want to master street magic.
The Lenovo Duet Chromebook is a sleek, light 2-in-1 device that switches from serious to fun as easily as it converts from laptop to tablet mode. Weighing less than a kilo at a 10.1” size, the Lenovo Duet Chromebook travels effortlessly wherever you choose to take it, whether that’s school, uni, or even travelling!
Also available from Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Amazon and more.
Christmas Gifts for the Teens and Adults
Make those shower-jamming sessions more fun and easier with a portable, waterproof speaker. Simply charge it up and connect with any Bluetooth enabled devices to listen to music.
Also available from JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, Amazon, Big W, and more.
Game Boys and portable game devices were huge in the past…and the love for these devices never went away! Gift your teen this small, lightweight handheld console so they can enjoy their favourite games on the go or by connecting to a TV and playing with friends.
The Nintendo Switch is also a great gift for adults and families, as family games can be a super fun way to spend an afternoon indoors together. The switch easily connects to the TV and can have multiple players on at once (though you may need extra controllers). The switch has been one of the hottest devices on the market since its release in 2019 – all for good reason!
Look…let’s be honest, teen boys can sometimes have a hard time keeping up with hygiene habits as their bodies suddenly start becoming a lot smellier than before (girls – you aren’t off the hook either!). If you’re looking to send a subtle message to your son and also encourage skin care and hygiene at a time where it matters most, this is the gift for you. Help teach your boys that taking care of their bodies and skin is not just for girls!
Evidence Skincare (ESK) – Essentials Starter Kit – $94.00 – $189.00
Launched for the holidays, the Essentials Starter Kit is a cosmeceutical-grade skincare system containing a host of scientifically proven ingredients including niacinamide, vitamin A derivative, retinal, and a blend of exfoliating alpha and beta hydroxy acids. The kit includes the Hydroxy Cleanser, B Calm and Ultimate A.
This makeup brush and tool set for face and eyes will make any makeup lover’s routine easy, with fabulous application.
This travel sized kit contains the brand’s cult-favourite Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Gel Cleanser, Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Essence and Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Essential Crème. These skincare products are made with grape stem cells (using grapes all the way from France!). Thanks to these grapes, all three products have antioxidant benefits that help protect the skin from environmental aggressors, including UV-induced free radicals, and reverse the physical signs of premature ageing.
The majority of us are no stranger to checking out our skin and general face quite often. Plus, plenty of girls and women wear makeup every single day – making it a large part of the daily routine.
You can make this routine a little easier with a helpful, fantastically lit vanity mirror, for a lucky girl or woman this Christmas! Mirror’s light will provide the perfect setting to apply makeup and your reflection will be clear as day.
Jewellery is a timeless gift hat anyone can appreciate. Get your teen daughter, granddaughter, niece or friend these beautiful Pandora earrings or necklace – a beautiful accessory that’s perfect for showing off this summer.
Heart Hoop Earrings – $69.00
(Rose gold is SO in right now)
Help a lucky man condition and soften his beard while smelling delightfully delicious! These beard balms will add shine and soften to any beard, all while being affordable and Aussie made.
Mini Coco Fresh Beard Balm – 13ml – $9.90
Mini Spiced Vanilla Beard Balm 13ml – $9.90,
Grab a Glass (or tea cup!) and Relax
Bright Star Personalised Gifts for Adults
Gift a friend who love a glass of red or white with personalised wine labels – From $9.95
Why not go that extra step to make a Christmas gift even more special?
There are also; Mugs for $24.95, Aprons for $39.95, Stubby Holder for $19.95
These T2 Tea sets are a wonderful gift for those tea lovers that enjoy trying to new flavours. Gift them with this special Christmas edition set or delicious dessert teas from the beloved brand so they’ll have plenty of tasty and unique cuppas to have this Christmas.
Three Little Teas pairs perfectly with a Christmas breakfast or lunch (or anytime if you love your teas!)
Enjoy a soothing, sweet blend after your Christmas meals this summer with the Dessert Club teas.
Make selfcare simple with a bamboo caddy tray, great for holding all of your favourite relaxing-time items while you sink into a bath. This gift is a helpful way to encourage extra de-stressing for those in your life who may need it, or those who already love to live it up in the tub!
Wahl Deep Tissue Percussion Massager – $99.95
Feeling stressed and tensed? Release all of that tension with this deep tissue massager, perfect for shoulders, neck, back, calves and feet. We had parents in mind when we thought of this gift (some of the most stressed people out there!), however it would actually be a wonderful gift for anyone looking to relax and get into self-care a bit more.
For the Green Thumb
Northcote Pottery (available at Bunnings Warehouse).
A great gift for anyone who loves gardening and making their garden their own creative space is a new, gorgeous Oakden Barrel Water Foundation or Cafestyle Villa Bird Bath. Spice up the garden with these gorgeous, functional decorations! The birds will love you for it.
Oakden Barrel Water Foundation – $138.00
Cafestyle Villa Bird Bath – $55.00
Little Plant Co
These unique little pots from Little Plant Co are the cutest little home décor gifts for plant lovers.
Patsy Ceramic Pot – $18.00
Harry Hamster Pot – $20.00
Christmas Gifts for the Family
Ugly XMAS Rashie – from $64.95
Give a gift and donate to a great cause all in one! The Ugly Xmas Rashies are back again for 2020, providing unique designs and raising money with rashies and more for both kids and adults.
Proceeds from every purchase are donated to volunteer equipment, patrols and training for Surf Life Saving – heroes that us Aussie beach-goers rely on for safety.
TRAPPED – $20.00
Also available from Toyworld, EB Games, Zing
The TRAPPED game is designed by escape room artists to turn any room into an escape room – full of fun and mind puzzles. The packs contain everything you need, including door signs, secret envelopes, wall posters, and more.
Have a blast trying to escape the room by following clues and using your brain to think outside of the box. Good luck!
Throw Throw Burrito Family Game – $34.00
Also available from Kmart, Throw Throw Burrito website, Amazon and more
Get ready for competitive fun with this unique game! It’s simple – collect your cards, play your hand, and throw things at the other players! The game includes 120 cards, 7 tokens, and 2 foam burritos soft enough to throw at anyone in the family (2 – 6 players).
Outdoor and Pool Necessities
Thermacell Mini Halo Repeller – $69.95
Keep away all of the bugs within a 21-metre square zone when camping, picnicking and more. This repeller involves no messy or smelly oils or sprays or open flames. Simply turn it on…and Mosquitos are gone!
Available in different colours.
Relax, lie down, and float around on your own slice of summer with this Watermelon float.
We knew unicorns were real! Drift in the cool waters on this creative and unique pool ring.
No one will want to get out of the pool with these unique and fun accessories around!
THINGS TO DO
Something you might not have considered yet in your gift buying journey are vouchers and passes for amazing experiences. Make sure to check out local activities, places to go and events in your region that you could buy tickets or gift vouchers for to give as a gift this Christmas.
We hope our Christmas Gift Guide 2020 gives you a helping hand in deciding what to buy for anyone and everyone, or even just gives you a few ideas. Merry Christmas!