Gifts & Hampers

Advent Calendars and Advent Decorations

Advent Calendars build up the anticipation. Advent Calendars from Booktopia this Australian online only bookstore has a good range of advent calendars and children's books that include advent calendars Innovations have a craft section with Christmas-themed cross-stitch decorations, Christmas Stockings and ornatments. See their Christmas needlework collection which includes an advent calendar. See Charity shops [...]

Art supplies

Art, craft and scrapbooking supplies with a Christmas theme to create your own Christmas cards, scrapbooks and decorations. Art supplies also make great gifts to encourage creativity and experimentation.

Books with a Christmas Theme for Children

Delight your children with special books and CDs with a Christmas theme. Some of us grew up with Christmas annuals but now there are lots of picturebooks for young children with all sorts of Christmassy themes.  They work as gifts, stocking fillers and can be kept to be part of your family traditions. Here are [...]

Boxing Day Sales – Online

No need to battle the crowds at the shops - check out these boxing day sales from online stores... Yardgames Boxing Day and New Year Sale - Savings upto 80% ends 5th January. Lots of playground equipment, games and outdoor activities for children and adults. Vinomofo - new wine deals added every day Adrenalin - [...]

Christmas Cards & Calendars

The practice of sending Christmas cards to all and sundry has died which is not necessarily a bad thing.  All those dead trees to send cards with impersonal messages and make people feel guilty that they hadn't sent one back. Now we tend to keep in touch online and we send fewer but more meaningful [...]

Christmas Fiction, Romance and Crime

There is something about Christmas that inspires romance and crime fiction. Perhaps it is the unusual gatherings of people with time on their hands. Booktopia complete Australian-owned online-only bookshop with an enormous range of books, ebooks, DVDs and audio books. Save money with their flat rate postage for delivery around Australia no matter how many [...]

Christmas Gifts – How, not What.

As how you give becomes more prominent, the volume and value of the gift(s) becomes less important. Where, and when, do you open your Christmas gifts?

Christmas Hampers

Christmas hampers are one of the most popular gifts. A good hamper provides a feeling of luxury and plenty... and you get that by concentrating on quality rather than quantity. A few good-quality, branded items are worth much more than lots of anonymous stuff that you'd never buy for itself and which invariably sits in [...]

Christmas Poetry and Music

Carols, songs and poems are part of the fabric of Christmas -- creating the atmosphere, encouraging us to share language and laughter. Christmas-themed books, CDs, DVDs and sheet music become keepsakes that come out year after year. They provide activities and entertainment at Christmas parties and also make great gifts and stocking fillers. Booktopia complete [...]

Christmas Posters

Prints and posters make classy Christmas decorations. You can have them framed or unframed and bring them out every Christmas season - and in July for Christmas in Winter. Small posters also make interesting alternatives to cards. AllPosters has a massive range of posters and calendars to fit any interest. For decorating and parties, see [...]

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers for online stores add a lot of flexibility to gift giving. Most shops offer automated vouchers which means you can buy them at the very last minute. For the gift recipient, it means they can choose what they want at a time that suits them. Here are some online stores with direct links [...]

Gifts for Staff

Small and large corporate gifts, including food hampers and experience vouchers to suit all ages and tastes.

Jigsaws – Simple Toys or Lessons in Life?

I must admit to being a lifelong jigsaw fan, and although I rarely do them these days, I still find it impossible to resist when I see a part-completed jigsaw on someone's table.

Last Minute Gifts

There's a lot to be said for the old practice of having a present drawer with some generic, unisex gifts. Failing that you can go online and buy a gift voucher, experience voucher, magazine subscription or book a holiday. You can buy vouchers and select to receive the voucher by email. You can forward the [...]

Online Charity shops

Buy gifts and Christmas cards from a charity shop this Christmas. Quirky and luxury gifts that also help others.