Christmas shopping can be the most difficult time of the year for a lot of people. But don’t stress, we’ve rounded up some great gift ideas to cover everyone on your shopping list this year.
Good & Fugly
Good & Fugly is continuing its mission to fight food waste by launching the ultimate Christmas gift and entertainer boxes this silly season. With two tasty box options to choose from, and a range of food-waste-fighting presents to bundle in, Good & Fugly can tick off gifting for the whole family in just a few clicks. The curated ‘Good & Fugly Xmas Fruit Box’ (RRP $55) is a tasty seasonal selection of locally sourced fruits that will make the perfect addition to any charcuterie board or fruit platter this festive season. And since Good & Fugly works with local Aussie farmers to save ‘fugly’ and excess fruits (and vegetables) from going to waste, you know your gift isn’t only good, it does good too. The ‘Good & Fugly Ultimate Food Saver Fruit Box’ (RRP $125) amplifies the flavours and the food waste impact featuring a seasonal Xmas Fruit Box plus a range of goodies. Sunny Times Raw Honey and Worthy Cause’s Chunky Choc Chip Cookies are packaged alongside the award-winning Veggie Saver pouch and The Food Saver’s A-Z book – a jam-packed guide to storing, using up and making the most of every ingredient in your kitchen. Good & Fugly’s Box options and gift cards are available here.
For the sun-loving friend or family member, a pair of Oakley sunglasses are the perfect gift idea. The Oakley Corridor tops our list this year bridging the gap between serious race day sunglasses for runners and those worn in daily life. Oakley took inspiration from runners everywhere to create Corridor, a frame designed to complete a look that fits an active as well as a casual lifestyle. The semi-rimless shield sunglass features a casual lens shape and frame design that provides a modern, yet retro feel ($253). For something different, the Flak 2.0 XL Latitude Collection are a great option. Born for the outdoors, these explore earth tone palettes and unique colour blocking for a sleek summertime look. Offering enhanced lens coverage and high definition optics, these shades will take your look to the next level ($233). You also can’t go wrong with the Oakley Sutro Lite which offer a semi-rimless field of view, perfect for any sports or leisure activity to protect your eyes while looking stylish ($194) or the Oakley HSTN sunglasses – an evolution of the original sunglasses, first introduced by Oakley in 2021. They’re the ideal summer shades for the classic styler who wants to enhance their daily look ($232).
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Get ready to jingle all the way with Kangaroo Island Spirits’ newest festive addition: Spiced Pudding Gin, the embodiment of holiday cheer in a bottle. Every sip unfolds a heartwarming tale. Cinnamon, cloves, mixed spice, and dried fruit dance on your palate, evoking memories of cosy holiday gatherings. It boasts a harmonious blend, reminiscent of the classic Christmas dessert. It’s a delightful journey of sweet, smooth, and spicy notes. This gin isn’t just for sipping – consider stirring it into a cocktail or even drizzling over desserts for a festive twist. And if you’re searching for that perfect Christmas gift, look no further! Available now at an ABV of 37.5% and priced at $99 for 700mL, both at the cellar door and online. With Kangaroo Island Spirits, let the celebrations begin with a splash of festive delight!
Skin Virtue’s Ultimate Summer Pack is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves the Aussie summer…and isn’t that all of us? After spending the day at the beach or playing in the park with the kids, the Skin Virtue Ultimate Summer Pack will hydrate and moisturise your skin, leaving you with that enviable summer glow. The pack includes Skin Virtue’s Future Advanced Brightening product, which is essential for reducing pigmentation caused by sun exposure. Future Advanced Brightening helps to balance the melanin production in the skin and reduces the look of hyperpigmentation. The summer sum is the culprit in creating the disbalance in melanocytes. Developed in Australia, Skin Virtue is the nation’s leading cosmeceutical brand for those with sensitive, allergic and problematic skin. The company’s commitment to sensitive skin is at the heart of everything it does and have designed products to address these concerns without compromising on quality. Its anti-ageing solutions are innovative and effective, providing a comprehensive approach. Skin Virtue has developed an extensive range of cosmeceutical products, designed to bolster the skin’s barrier, support skin stem cell longevity and address specific skin concerns with cleanical ingredients. The products are non-comedogenic, anti-irritating and anti-allergen, making them the perfect choice for those with sensitive skin. Find out more here.
Lavazza Coffee Machine
This festive season, elevate the art of gifting your nearest and dearest with Lavazza’s exquisite range of pod machines and coffee pod collection. Steeped in the essence of premium Italian coffee, Lavazza will bring the best of coffee artistry to any home. Unwrap a wondrous selection of sleek, modern pod machines, lovingly curated to suit various budgets and taste preferences. Whether your loved one craves the timeless allure of a long black, the velvety comfort of a latte, or the frothy indulgence of a cappuccino; Lavazza has crafted a machine to appease every coffee aficionado’s palate. The top-class machines from the range include A Modo Mio Deséa and A Modo Mio Smeg. The elegant and modern Deséa is known for its cutting edge one-touch technology and is the quietest machine in the range. With four coffee doses and five milk recipes, temperature and froth level control, iconic glass mug and coffee pod drawer alert, enjoying your favourite recipes has never been so easy. Designed for the style aficionado, the Smeg combines its smooth, stylish design with barista-quality coffee. The machine is inspired by the Golden Age of the 1950s, combining Italian design, award-winning style and enduring performance made for coffee connoisseurs. Both machines are offered in sleek black or pearly white, with the A Modo Mio Smeg additionally offering a festive red – making a perfect gift this Christmas. With each pod blend meticulously filled with 7.5 grams of pre-tamped, vacuum-sealed coffee, the patented barista technology ensures the gift of an unparalleled perfect cup of coffee with every single use. This Christmas, step into a realm of unparalleled, Italian coffee craftsmanship with Lavazza’s A Modo Mio pod machine collection; it’s the gift that keeps on giving, sip after sip.
Australian Made Rakija
For a unique beverage to gift to the drinker (or the Balkan in your life), you cannot go past some local rakija. Rakija has been made by DNA Distillery founders and cousins Monique and James’ family for five generations. Their Dedo’s recipe was so famous in the village that people would travel by foot for the chance to taste it. When their family moved to Australia, they brought Dedo’s beloved drink with them, they would share it with friends, slip it to the neighbours, and sneak a few sips when their Baba wasn’t looking. Launching DNA Distillery, they’ve taken their Dedo’s recipe and upped the game – same soul and better everything else! DNA Distillery Rakija is made to be sipped slowly; savoured in the moments between conversation and laughter, a drink of joy, and for cheersing with friends and family. Launching three variants; Classic Rakija, Gold Rakija, and Pear Rakija, DNA Distillery Rakija is made from using Australian-grown fruits and double distilled in small batches to provide you with a delicious beverage you can also enjoy with your family and friends no matter where you are! A bottle of DNA Distillery Rakija retails for $79.00 and can be purchased through the DNA Distillery website.
Australian Botanical Tea Range
Tea purveyor, The Tea Centre, has launched a distinctly Australian Botanical Tea Range with flavours sourced from around the country, inspired by the rich tapestry of Australian landscapes. Four teas within the collection proudly feature World Heritage listed Daintree forest black tea as their base from a tea plantation that has been family-owned since 1978. The green teas use Australian sencha as the base, sourced from a grower in the Victorian Alpine region of Wangaratta. Cultivated with the same process as Japanese sencha tea, this green tea is highly regarded for its smooth, almost buttery notes. Each tea blend in this remarkable collection tells a story, embodying the essence of Australia’s unique flora and natural beauty. ‘Bush Breakfast’ invites a taste of the Daintree and has a bold billy tea character, adorned with copper notes and deep malty flavour. The ‘Alpine Sencha’ pays homage to Japanese artisan agriculture while celebrating its Australian roots in the pristine and serene Victoria Alps. The range features nine Australian botanical flavours – Bush Breakfast, Smoked Redgum, Alpine Sencha, Mountain Mint, Native Lemongrass & Ginger, Desert Lime & Lemon Myrtle, Spiced Wattleseed, Davidson’s Plum & Rosella, Pepperberry & Cinnamon Myrtle – all of which can sampled in their Exploration Box, perfect for Christmas gifting.
Bring the barber experience home, choosing from a variety of products from Cremo that are perfect for gifting this Christmas. Our top pick is the Palo Santo Eau de Toilette For Men (RRP: $60.00). This Eau de Toilette is a true sensory experience: complex, layered formula that is uncommonly good – and unmistakably Cremo. Known for its energizing and purifying powers, Palo Santo is a sophisticated scent that’s smoky with leathery nuances that evoke a sense of mystery. Featuring a distinctive combination of bright cardamom (top notes), dry papyrus (middle notes), and aromatic Palo Santo (base notes). Sensual, elegant and comforting, this woody fragrance is the signature of the modern gentleman. The Cremo Shave Cream (RRP: $24.99) is another top pick – a superior shave cream that fights nicks, irritation and razor burn while giving you a close, comfortable shave. This highly concentrated shaving cream contains unique molecules that become impossibly slick when mixed with water, so your blade can glide effortlessly over skin. Add some Cremo Reserve Collection Palo Santo Body Wash (RRP: $29.99) to really make their day this Christmas. Cremo Body Wash fragrances are layered and complex so they evolve and change during your shower as the different notes are revealed. Palo Santo is a distinctive combination of bright cardamon, dry papyrus, and aromatic Palo Santo. All products are available from Amazon.
After an extremely highly-anticipated launch, Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila has landed in Australia just in time for Christmas. Stuff your stocking with 818 Tequila’s much-loved Reposado; a medium-bodied tequila with a smooth caramel finish, and bold notes of cooked agave and pecan pie after ageing in a blend of oak barrels for three months. The 818 Tequila Reposado is your new go-to for anything from a Tommy’s Margarita to an Espresso Martini. 818 Tequila Reposado is available for purchase from Liquorland and First Choice stores (RRP $110). Also available from 818 Tequila is Eight Reserve – their premium añejo blend and the perfect gift for your family and friends with fine taste. This full-bodied expression is a masterful combination of one, three, and eight-year añejos aged in French and American barrels for a singularly elegant taste. It is bottled in a hand-crafted ceramic decanter and designed for infinite enjoyment. Expect notes of cooked agave, vanilla, cinnamon, dried berries, and praline, with a prolonged silky finish. Elevate your Christmas celebrations with Eight Reserve served neat or on the rocks, or as the perfect accompaniment to steak, crème brûlée, espresso, or rich chocolate cake. Pick it up at Dan Murphy’s (RRP $350).
Drinkmate OmniFizz, the leading home beverage carbonator that is able to carbonate any beverage with a press of a button, is now available throughout Australia just in time for Christmas. Drinkmate OmniFizz is able to carbonate any beverage from tea, juice, sports drinks, and even wine and cocktails. A great gift for anyone who loves fizzy beverages. Using Australian threaded 60L CO2 carbonator cylinders from Drinkmate or SodaStream (not included), the OmniFizz provides great carbonating results to any beverage of your choosing. The package comes with the Drinkmate machine, 1 BPA-free 1 Litre reusable carbonating bottle, and Fizz Infuser, so you can use it right away. It is also easy to operate and clean for maximum user convenience. Allowing you to save counter space, the OmniFizz is elegantly styled in a small footprint that measures 28 x 13 x 43cm. Available in four decorative finishes to match your home’s décor, it’s a great gift choice this Christmas!
Logitech have some fantastic gift ideas for the techies in your life. Prepare to dazzle this festive season with the Logitech Yeti ORB (RRP $99.95). Whether you’re arranging virtual get-togethers with your dear ones or broadcasting your holiday cooking adventures, this user-friendly Logitech microphone is your key to achieving your peak audio performance and confidence. Or give the gift of sleek productivity this Christmas with Logitech Pebble 2 Combo (RRP: $129.95). This dynamic duo is a stylish, sustainable choice, designed with recycled materials. With ultra-silent clicking and Bluetooth connectivity, it allows you to seamlessly hop between devices and free up your time and get more done. It’s the perfect gift for the modern multitasker. Both great products are available via www.logitechg.com/en-au.
Ampersand Purple Gin Soda &
This Christmas, everyone is looking for the next delicious beverage to enjoy with their family and friends. Well look no further, Ampersand Projects have got you covered this silly season. Following the success of Ampersand’s Pink Gin Soda & comes a brand new higher strength (6%) Gin RTD just in time for summer. Introducing Purple Gin Soda &, a combination of locally distilled gin with bright and vibrant blackcurrant flavours, balanced with lightly sparkling soda water. All with no sugar, no carbs, and no gluten. Perfect for the upcoming warmer months! The new Purple Gin Soda & is priced at $26.99 for a 4-pack and is available to purchase at BWS, Dan Murphy’s, and independent bottle shops around Australia.
Just in time for the holiday season, Thermos has released some sleek new hydration bottles and cooler bags that will be perfect for gifting this Christmas. One of the top picks is the Thermos Eco Cool Insulated Cooler Bag which is designed with sustainable living at the core. The outer fabric of this 9L/12 can bag is made from 14 recycled PET plastic bottles, so you can enjoy fresh food and drinks whilst contributing to saving the earth’s natural resources. Created with the Thermos® quality and performance you can rely on, this cool bag is picnic ready. For the travelling family, you can’t go wrong with a 2L Stainless King™ Vacuum Insulated Flask which keeps hot and cold up to 24 hours and has a durable stainless steel interior and exterior. The exterior stays cool to the touch with hot beverages and sweat-proof with cold. For the picnic lover, the 1.39L Stainless King™ Big Boss™ Stainless Steel Food Jar is perfect and keeps hot for up to 10 hours and cold up to 24 hours. Also includes 2x non-insulated, BPA-free, microwave and dishwasher safe storage containers. Trusted since 1904, Thermos is synonymous with high quality insulation for on-the go, whether it’s your next road trip or just the morning commute.
Old Kempton Premium Whisky
Looking to spoil someone with the perfect gift? This Premium Whisky Gift Set from the Old Kempton Distillery has been created to share the Old Kempton premium whisky range with someone you love. The set contains:
Classic Port 50ml – Nose: Dominated by sweet and fruity elements with undertones of rum and raisin chocolate adding depth. Palate: Welcomes the soft yet wonderfully warming spirit with deep dark fruits and pantry spices dancing together to create a mouth-filling experience that only a port cask can deliver. Finish: Beautifully supported by the late arrival of the soft oak tannins and hints of dark chocolate and coffee grounds.
Solera Cask 50ml – Aroma: A beautiful rich, complex, and well-balanced aroma with dried fruits, cherries, toffee, malt, vanilla, and gentle oak all apparent. Palate: Just as rich and complex as the aroma with an amazing mouth filling flavour – like biting into an alcohol cream centred milk chocolate. Finish: Warm, generous, and long with dark fruit and nut chocolate, spice, and toasted oak. A wonderful whisky.
The Coachhouse Cask Strength 50ml – Aroma: A beautifully complex nose that develops as the whisky sits in the glass and warms. Rich malt and fruit pastilles give way to delicate florals and musk sticks. Flavour: A sweet and elegant palate that maintains the body and alcohol warmth expected of a cask strength. Stewed apple and spices develop as the whisky moves across the palate. Finish: A long sweet finish with jelly babies and gummy bears giving way to oak, mixed spices, and orange peel.
And to enjoy these whisky’s – an Old Kempton Distillery wee Glen Cairn glass. Available from here.
T.House are a luxury, not-for-profit homewares brand that have just launched their brand new collection for the festive season. One of the top gift picks this year is the T.House Building Kindness Toolbox which boasts a trunk-shaped, flat-topped design and will quickly become your trusted partner for all things D.I.Y. The toolbox comes complete with 11 indispensable tools, including scissors, Allen keys, a torch, Philips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, tape measure, hammer, spanner, two pliers, and a Stanley knife. It’s your ultimate solution for a wide range of tasks. The Greek-inspired Palin Carafe & Cup Set is another solid pick. This beautifully sculpted, vivid green set is the perfect bedside companion. The carafe is designed so the cup sits on top, keeping the dust out. Sustainably sourced and individually hand made, you can’t go wrong. Other great options include the Palin Candle which features a signature blend of fragrances boasting fresh hints of bergamot, honey, gardenia, jasmine, vanilla and lily of the valley and the Palin Cups which are sold as a set of four glass cups, also inspired from Greek heritage and beautifully sculpted in vivid green featuring dimple like details for comfortable handling. With 100% of proceeds going to charity, every gift from the T.House range contributes to a cause that truly matters, making the holiday season even more meaningful.
For those that like to play games outdoors, Go Play! have a range of outdoor games and water/pool toys that make for great gifts this Christmas. There’s Axe Throw, 2 in 1 Sports Challenge, Bullseye Splash Pool Darts, Flip n Toss Game Challenge, Bottle Smash and more. Our top pick is The Go Play! 4 Game Combo set as it has everything you need for fun with your family and friends: Volleyball, Badminton, Shuttle Smash & Flying Disc all in the one set! Laser X – the #1 home laser tag system on the planet – is another great option. Laser X Ultra is like having a laser tag arena in your own backyard! Blast opponents up to 150m away, inside or out, in darkness or bright sunlight. Games can include unlimited players. Select from more than 20 different team-color combinations or set it to Ultra Mode to cycle through them all. The Laser X Ultra Double Blasters have a quick slide reload and chest receivers with indicators that let you know who blasted you! For those that like a mental challenge, it doesn’t get much better than Chessplus – a fast paced, edgy version of chess where players combine their pieces as they play. It’s easier than regular chess and has many more moves and all new strategies. This award-winning game design makes the perfect gift due to its elegant wrap-around board (which doubles as the case) with the pieces safely nested inside.
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie is a signature single malt whisky that is the perfect gift option this Christmas. Known for its floral and elegant character and crafted from 100% Scottish barley, this whisky is trickle distilled and non-chill filtered on the stunning Islay island in Scotland. The Classic Laddie is not just a whisky; it’s a journey through the rugged Scottish landscapes, meticulously bottled for those who have a deep appreciation for life’s finer pleasures. It’s clean, fresh and lively with both the oak and the grain in perfect harmony. The palate entry is so refined and refreshing, the sweet oak and the barley arriving together sending the taste buds into raptures. The fruits from distillation drift in on an Atlantic breeze and pop on the tongue like champagne bubbles. A combination of ripe green fruit, brown sugar and sweet malt bring closure. A taste back in time, a realisation that not all single malts are equal and to achieve the absolute optimum, you must use barley that is made in Scotland. The finish is unforgettable bringing warmth to the heart and soul.
Chocolate Stocking Stuffer
Discover the magic of Christmas, the Italian way, with the Baci® Perugina® Advent Calendar. You can give the gift of chocolate and can count down to the most magical day of the year with your loved ones at the same time. The perfect stocking stuffer for last-minute Christmas gifts, experience the emotions and indulgence of Christmas every day. The Christmas countdown never tasted so sweet with 24 pralines, 24 days, 24 emotions. Featuring Baci® Perugina® Original Dark, Extra Dark, Milk and White, it’s the perfect way to count down the days until Christmas.
For the fashionable, Swanndri have some great gift options including some stunning shirts and dresses for the ladies and some dapper shirts and bottoms for the men. One of the top picks this summer is the Men’s Benfell Short Sleeve Shirt. Made with 100% linen fabric, the Benfell short sleeve shirt is so on trend it’s unfair. Taking you from the beach to the backyard party the Benfell is an excellent addition to your summer 23 wardrobe. Features 100% linen, 195gsm, Tailored fit, Button down collar, Custom yardage print, Cream mother of pearl buttons, Swan embroidery, Chest pocket with button closure and Brand patch at side hem. Available from here. Make it a great outfit by adding the Men’s Lawson Walk Short which takes the best bits from Swanndri’s shorts styles and mashes them together to make the ultimate Lawson short. Using a durable nylon elastane fabric blend, this short features cargo patch pockets and a hidden passport pocket to secure valuables. Features 90% nylon 10% elastane, 145gsm, Travel/walk short, Fixed waist with inner drawstring, Angled front pockets, Hidden passport pocket, Cargo style patch pockets, Zip back pocket, Zip fly, 9.5 inch inseam. Available from here.
We all know how important a good night’s sleep is so why not give the gift of sleep with the assistance of an Ergoflex Memory Foam Pillow. Renowned for alleviating neck pain, the Ergoflex memory foam pillow delivers perfect ergonomic posture support for your head and neck. It shapes around you for immediate pressure-relief and instant comfort that lasts the entire night, every night. Featuring the same high-density visco-elastic memory foam used in the Ergoflex 5G mattress, it works by gently shaping to your neck and head providing just the right amount of comfort and support, while avoiding the ‘sinking feeling’ of softer, low-density alternatives. It has a luxurious TENCEL cover featuring all-natural material with a cellular fibre construction that delivers high-performance breathability and comfort. Head to ergoflex.com.au and pick up an Ergoflex Memory Foam Pillow or two this Christmas.
Cozze Pizza Oven
Making healthy, home-made pizza just got much easier with the introduction of the Cozze 17” Gas Pizza Oven and Cozze 13” Electrical Pizza Oven, just in time for Christmas! Providing great flexibility, these will give your loved ones opportunities for making yummy pizza at home and letting everyone become a pizza making expert. The introductory Cozze 13” Gas Model has been upgraded and now features a backlit LED. Each Cozze pizza oven model is supplied with a solid LFGB-approved cordierite pizza stone, heats up in 20 minutes, and once pre-heated, each can cook a pizza in just two minutes. The 13” models can cook a 34-centimetre diameter pizza, while the 17” can fit 42-centimetre diameter pizzas. Similar to a BBQ, the Cozze 13” and 17” gas pizza ovens easily connect to a gas bottle, while the electrical version simply plugs into a power outlet and includes a door to maintain the pizza oven’s heat. As well as pizza, Cozze is perfect for cooking tortillas, flatbread, calzones, and other food. The cast iron reversible grill and griddle accessory makes cooking chicken and steak easy. Made with anti-rust lacquered zinc-plated steel, the Cozze pizza oven’s complementary range of accessories include a pizza paddle, cutter, infrared thermometer, outdoor table stand, and pizza oven cover. Each accessory is available separately. The Cozze 17” Gas Pizza Oven (RRP $699), Cozze 13” Gas Pizza Oven with LED feature (RRP $449), 13” Electrical Pizza Oven (RRP $549) and accessories are available at Bunnings and Harvey Norman. The 13” Gas Pizza Oven (RRP $399) is available at Bunnings. For more information visit cozze.com.au.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.