Christmas Gift Guide 2020 Staff Recommendations
What To Get For Christmas
It feels like just yesterday that we were all dusting ourselves off after the bushfires, followed by the crazy of March and then an extended lockdown (for some, more than others – thank you, Melbourne and Victoria!). Then we all blinked. And suddenly the year is almost over, we’re flat out with work, busy negotiating the series of end of 2020 socially-distanced school activities, and trying to pencil in visits with family around the country. All of a sudden, we’ve realised it’s 10 days until Christmas!! And it’s time for panic stations.
If you normally love Christmas, but you’ve hit mid December and your tree isn’t up, and you’ve hardly started your Christmas shopping, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, now it’s time to get serious. Australia Post's recommendations for Christmas delivery are much earlier than last year's cutoff dates, so there’s no more time to waste. To save you time and stress, the Gifts Australia team has put together a list of what we’re buying our friends and family, or what we’d like for Christmas ourselves!
What Do I Want For Christmas? Ideas For All The Family
Gifts For Under 5s
This is a super cute gift for toddlers, especially those starting preschool or kindy next year. The magnetic animal pictures and alphabet tiles can be used to make adorable animal themed stories. Kids will feel super grown-up carrying it all around in the little suitcase.
This cute hooded towel isn’t only great for babies for Christmas. Give this gift for toddlers for an easy pool-side towel. The hood makes it great for play time at the beach or fresh out of the pool. The kids can pop it on their heads and run around for hands-free fun while still staying warm.
Christmas Gifts For Kids
Affordable stocking filler gifts don’t get better than this. This is one of the top staff picks for games that have been popular with our kids. It’s a simple activity to share with visiting friends and family over Christmas as there's no complex rules to learn. We also rate it highly as a quick-play game we enjoy playing with the kids.
If you’re looking for fun hands-on activities to keep the kids entertained over the holidays, this is the perfect Christmas present for girls and boys under 10 or preteens. This crystal making kit is just one of our cool educational gifts for kids. The step by step DIY instructions make it easy for them to make their own sparkling crystals in different colours and shapes. Plus, they’ll be learning science at the same time.
This is a great gift that we think anyone will love. The fun starry night lightshow and being able to connect to a phone to listen to music makes it a great gift for teens, especially young teens at the age when they enjoy sitting in the backyard and chilling out with friends during sleepovers. But the built-in relaxation music and nightlight options makes it a wonderful bedside light to help young children fall asleep at night.
Fun Gift for Teens
Parents of teens have rated this virtual archery bow as our top pick for a unique Christmas gift for teens and young at heart parents that love to join in the fun. If you’re looking for a gift to enjoy with your teen kids (especially for a Dad to play with teen sons) this is a winner. The augmented reality bow connects to any smartphone for an immersive real-world game experience.
Gifts For Her This Christmas
This sensuous, pampering gift speaks for itself. Relax and enjoy the summer scent of warmed fig with a long burn candle. If you’re thinking, “What do I want for Christmas?” this is the answer. Enjoy a quiet evening with a bottle of wine and this quality, natural soy wax candle in red glass holder.
Monogrammed leather gifts are fabulous as something extra special for Christmas. This clever travel case has slots for jewellery and makeup, and is the perfect size for vacations. If she loves to take her favourite jewellery pieces with her on holidays, this is a gorgeous way to keep them secure and safe. The gold embossing with her name or initials makes it a luxury gift for her for Christmas.
Christmas Gifts for Men
This super suave and sophisticated men’s gift is great as a gift for a boyfriend, husband, your Dad or father-in-law. If you’re getting desperate with last minute gifts you could probably even get this same gift for every man in your life (we won’t tell).
We’re all big fans of personalised leather gifts for men. They are a winner every time, they look super impressive, and the guys love them. There are a few different leather gifts our staff recommended as their favourites, but we’ve chosen to include this timeless genuine leather wallet in brown. It’s also available in black, plus we have a few different styles and finishes available. Browse our Personalised Gifts for more.
Fancy up the BBQ with this home infusion smoker kit. It includes hickory wood chips for a restaurant quality finish. If your man loves experimenting with new BBQ flavours he will love this present for Christmas. This is a gift that looks impressive and is surprisingly affordable. So if you need a gift for someone you want to impress (like a new boyfriend or potential FIL) this is it!
Gifts For Best Friends
If you have a single friend who’s having trouble finding a good boyfriend, they can make their own with this hilarious gift. At only $10, you can even splurge and get yourself a few for variety. If all you want for Christmas is a good man, this is the gift you’ve been waiting for! Find the man of your dreams this Christmas or give this as a funny office Secret Santa.
This is a versatile gift for just about any adult. The wooden beer paddle and beer glasses set suits a BBQ gift for him, a fun novelty gift for beer drinkers, and is even a practical gift for the home bar. You could pair this gift with one of our Australian beer hampers for something extra special for Christmas.
Christmas Gifts For Friends and Family
Gifts for wine lovers are easy. The winesaver prevents oxidation to preserve the wine. This is a great gift to bring to a party as a gift for the host. Pair it with a bottle of wine for something a little bit extra. We also love this gift idea for a hard to buy for mother in law or work colleague.
Another wine-themed gift we know will impress! These personalised leather wine tags will make your wine gift even more impressive. If you’re shopping for a wine lover this Christmas but don’t know enough about wine varieties to choose a suitable bottle, then this is the perfect present. Plus, the great price tag means you can order two for a couple’s gift.
This gorgeous looking cocktail set has been one of our best sellers this Christmas. If you know someone who would enjoy making mojitos and summer cocktails to share with friends these summer holidays, they will love this gift for Christmas.
Waffles! Even better, waffles with ice-cream and syrup for breakfast. Spoil your best friend or your partner with a home waffle maker that’s also great for camping. This traditional waffle maker can be used on the stove top, BBQ, or over a campfire for perfect waffles every time. Everyone will want one of these for Christmas.
A Xmas Gift For Book Lovers
We have a large range of books for Christmas at Gifts Australia, but we also love this flexible clip-on book light as a book gift with a difference. This is great for reading in bed or for finding a quiet corner to curl up and read for someone who loves books.
Unique Fun Gift Ideas
This is honestly a great gift for anyone who loves a laugh. While the Poo Head game should probably be classed as a fun drinking game for adults, this is a staff recommendation for kids. If your classy kids think throwing plush poos at their friends’ heads is the most hilarious thing ever, they will love this for Christmas. Forget pin the tail on the donkey—catch the poo makes the funniest kids’ party game. We can’t guarantee how it will be received by visiting relatives but, if your family likes a joke, we can guarantee plenty of laughs.
This party game is definitely for adults. It takes the usual jenga wooden blocks game and adds a boozy twist. For each block you successfully remove, follow the drinking instructions. And, if the tower falls, it’s bottoms up. We recommend this fun Christmas gift for anyone who is hosting friends over the holidays and looking for fun party activities.
Gifts For Young and Old
A unique baby gift for the newest family members. If you want an original gift for baby’s first Christmas, or even something totally different for the kid who has everything, why not give them their very own star. The Gifts Australia team also recommends this gift for something special for someone graduating school in 2020 as a way to mark the end of a challenging year.
This is a top staff pick for grey nomads or anyone who plans on seeing more of Australia over the coming year. If you’re travelling with kids, this would be a great family Christmas present to share. The kids will enjoy scratching off places as they visit. And adults will enjoy tracking their progress to see all of Australia. If domestic travel is on your friend’s bucket list, this would be the perfect Christmas gift for some someone who loves to travel.
The Most Important Christmas Gift
We think the most important question you should be asking is what should I get for myself for Christmas. You deserve it! You probably haven’t even had time to think about what to get for everyone at Christmas let alone a present for yourself, but this is the top pick for sneaky self-gifting. If you’re sick of sharing your Christmas chocolates, this gift basket is for you.
Gifts Australia Has What I Want For Christmas
We’ve got gift ideas for everyone you need to shop for this Christmas. So, just add to cart, click confirm, and consider your Xmas gift shopping ticked off your list of things to do before the holidays. Sometimes, the easiest way to get what you want for Christmas is to buy it yourself. So, don’t forget a little something extra for you.
Don't miss our cutoff dates for Christmas deliveries. If you're ordering a gift for Queensland, WA, Tasmania, or the NT, standard delivery is not guaranteed for Christmas. Make sure you choose Express Delivery to get your gift there on time. For NSW and the ACT, get your order in quick if you want to take advantage of our free shipping options for orders over $99! We’re still delivering right up until Christmas Eve to get your presents to your loved ones in all areas Australia wide. Read our Delivery page for a more accurate delivery calculator for your friends and family.