Gift giving is an ancient Christmas tradition that has strongly endured into modern times. Finding the best Christmas gifts Australia wide for everyone on your list this year will be quicker and easier than ever using this Ultimate Guide To The Best Christmas Gifts Australia 2021.
Whether you are looking for the best Christmas gifts for your family, friends, colleagues or others, to gift in person or to send overseas, we’ve got it covered.
We’ve done the time consuming research for you to make your Christmas gift buying so much easier and quicker all from the comfort of your own home at the click of a button.
We will be building on this Ultimate Guide To the Best Christmas Gifts Australia 2021 and adding more categories and links each week. Bookmark this ultimate guide now and keep checking back regularly while you are still working your way through ticking off everyone on your list this year.
Happy Christmas Shopping!
- Best Christmas Gifts Australia 2021 Chart
- Christmas Gift Ideas Australia 2021
- Christmas Advent Calendars
- Christmas Pyjamas
- Best Christmas Present Ideas Australia Wide By Recipient
Best Christmas Gifts Australia 2021 Chart
Browse through our suggested best Christmas gift ideas categories and example gifts in this chart. More detailed information about each gift category follows.
For your convenience, links are provided to detailed gift guides for each of these categories. These gift guides contain the best Christmas present ideas for that category plus the decision making criteria to consider when choosing the best gifts in that category for your specific gift recipients.
The detailed gift guides also contain links to online sites where to buy these presents from so you don’t need to physically venture out into stores, as it is so much easier, quicker and more convenient to shop online especially in this current world.
Christmas Gift Ideas Australia 2021
Australiana Christmas Gifts To Send Overseas
The first Christmas gifts that need to get organised and bought are usually the Christmas gifts that will be sent to overseas family and friends due to the long postage delivery times from Australia, especially around Christmas time.
I like to choose Australiana gifts to send overseas, either Australian made gifts or unique Australian gifts that are not available to buy overseas.
Australian souvenir gifts are a good choice too. Everyone loves cute and cuddly Australian soft toy gifts. Our Australian wildlife is so unique and fascinating to people in other countries. One of my absolute favourite Christmas gifts to send overseas is this kangaroo and joey soft toy. Both children and adults love it!
I’ve also sent numerous Bake Australia Great cook books overseas and love the idea that my family and friends overseas are baking spectacular cakes in the shape of various different Aussie icons for their special occasions.
My criteria for buying Christmas gifts to send overseas is that they must be lightweight, uniquely Australian, useful, and match the interests and personality of the gift recipient.
Christmas Gift Experiences
We’re going to start off with the hardest person on your Christmas list to buy for first. You know that close friend or family member who has everything they need and want, the person who has stated they don’t want any new ‘stuff’ to clutter up their home.
For these difficult to buy for people the best Christmas present ideas are not physical gifts but Christmas gift experiences. Such gift experiences could include jet boating, ghost tours, flight simulators, hot air balloon rides, abseiling or more.
Gift experiences don’t need to just be adventurous however, they can also be wellness and pampering spa treatments, or cooking classes, or cocktail making or other creative outlet classes like painting. There are countless different gift experiences available in Australia.
Christmas gift experiences are unique Christmas gifts that the gift recipient will treasure forever in their memories.
Last year my 16 year old son said he couldn’t think of anything he wanted or needed so we gifted him a sky dive. He still buzzes with excitement when he recalls this unique experience gift.
Personalised Christmas Gifts
Personalised Christmas gifts have a special added personal touch that makes them extra special and memorable. The personalisation can include the gift recipient’s name, initials, birthstone or photo.
You can personalise almost any item. Some examples of personalised gifts include personalised wine glasses, personalised beer glasses, personalised jewelery, personalised kids books, personalised cheese boards and more.
Edible Christmas Gifts
Christmas time revolves around social gatherings and good food and drink. Edible Christmas gifts will always be appreciated!
One of the most popular edible Christmas gifts are Christmas hampers. There are hundreds of different types of Christmas hampers on the market currently including traditional Christmas food hampers, beer hampers, wine hampers, other alcohol hampers, fruit bouquet hampers, chocolate hampers, coffee hampers and more.
When gifting a Christmas hamper, think about your gift recipient’s taste preferences, that is, whether they prefer savoury or sweet treats and what type of alcoholic beverage they prefer. Match your Christmas hamper to their taste preferences.
Another special edible Christmas gift to give is a food experience, such as an Italian cooking class, a cocktail master class, a macaron masterclass or winery experience etc.
Scoopon and Cudo both offer hundreds of different food experiences all around Australia. Enter the location of your gift recipient on their sites and search for what food or drink related deals are available nearby that your friend or family member will enjoy.
Outdoorsy Gifts For Kids
Christmas in Australia coincides with the start of the long school holidays. Giving kids outdoorsy toys for Christmas is a great option to have them happily playing outside for hours on end during their Summer school holidays.
One of the best Christmas gifts for kids are trampolines. Trampolines provide endless outdoor entertainment and fun, and last for years. There are suitable trampolines for every age group starting from toddler sized trampolines and ranging up to family sized trampolines suitable for adults too.
Christmas time in Australia is also the hottest time of year so outdoorsy gifts that involve water play are perfect Christmas gifts for kids.
If the child you are gifting has a swimming pool then new pool toys are always a welcome gift. Playing in the pool on hot Summer days during the Christmas school holidays is so much fun and such a wonderful relief from the heat!
Another of the best outdoor gifts for kids involving fun water play but not requiring them to have a swimming pool are water play tables. Every child loves splashing and playing with water!
Water play tables are a great gift for families with several young children as they can all play simultaneously around the water table. There are numerous different water play tables on the market currently, some made of wood, others made from brightly coloured plastic, and all with varying inclusions.
Indoor Gifts For Kids
Trains hold a strong fascination for children and train tables are a great gift that will result in hours and hours of play over many years.
Train tables are another great gift for families with more than one child as several children can all play simultaneously around a train table.
Our train table was one of the best toy purchases we made in terms of entertaining our three children for literally years.
Kids Christmas Books
Kids Christmas books are one of the top Christmas gifts for kids of all ages whether you choose to give a classic Christmas book like the Dr Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas, a newer Christmas story like A Boy Called Christmas or an Aussie Christmas Book like Santa’s Aussie Holiday.
Christmas books are also perfect inclusions into Christmas Eve Boxes for kids.
Christmas Gifts For Pet Lovers
Giving Christmas gifts that match the interests and passions of your gift recipient will always be considered to be a thoughtful gift. So if you know your gift recipient is a pet lover then gifting them a pet themed Christmas gift will be an absolute winner!
One of my favourite gifts for a dog owner is the totally adorable I’M A DOG PERSON / I’M A PEOPLE DOG mug and bowl set. What better way to acknowledge the loving bond between the gift recipient dog owner and their dog.
A fun, unique gift for a dog owner that will absolutely delight them and bring a huge smile to their face is a Christmas outfit for their dog.
Cat lovers are a unique breed of people and the purr-fect Christmas gift for them is definitely a cat themed gift.
There are so many cute cat lover gifts out there including cat mugs, cat plant pots, cat books, cat ring holders and cat trinket plates to name just a few.
Horse lovers can be children or adults, and there are plenty of amazing horse themed gifts available for both, ranging from horse quilt covers and horse throw blankets, to horse toys, horse books and horse jigsaws.
Dinosaurs might not actually be pets in today’s world but loads of little dinosaur fans probably wish they were! Check out our guide to the best dinosaur toys, dinosaur books, dinosaur figurines and more dinosaur themed gifts to give to your little dinosaur fan this Christmas.
Christmas Advent Calendars
You’ve been busy planning and buying Christmas gifts for everyone else, but what about you? You deserve some indulgences in the hectic lead up to Christmas too.
One way to spoil and pamper yourself daily throughout December is with a beauty advent calendar.
If beauty products aren’t your thing but you enjoy a drink then an alcohol advent calendar like a gin advent calendar or a beer advent calendar might be your preference instead.
What could be better than enjoying a relaxing drink every night during the month of December in the lead up to Christmas.
Another type of advent calendar that has been gaining popularity in recent years is food advent calendars. There are fairy floss, tea, cheese, jam and of course chocolate advent calendars available.
Kids advent calendars are a fun way for kids to countdown to Christmas. They will be jumping out of bed enthusiastically each morning in December to run to their advent calendar and open that day’s little window to reveal their treasure.
There are kids advent calendars available to suit all ages and interests.
One of the most popular kids advent calendar varieties on the market is LEGO advent calendars. You can get Star Wars LEGO advent calendars, Harry Potter advent calendars, Friends advent calendars, city advent calendars and more.
And last but not least there are even advent calendars for dogs available so your four-legged little buddies can join in the daily treat celebrations in the lead up to Christmas too.
Wearing Christmas pyjamas, especially family matching Christmas pyjamas, is such a fun Christmas tradition. Just think of all the amazing photo opportunities on Christmas morning opening the presents around the Christmas tree all dressed in matching Christmas PJs.
We’ve done the research for you and written a buying guide of the best Christmas pyjamas available in Australia this year to make it easy for you to adopt this festive tradition no matter what type of Christmas pyjamas you are wanting.
Best Christmas Present Ideas Australia Wide By Recipient
Christmas Presents For Kids
My favourite gifts to buy each year are Christmas presents for kids. I put a lot of effort and research into my gifts for kids considering their developmental milestones in the earlier years and then as they grow older I research the current trends as well as consider what will match their particular interests.
Kids grow rapidly especially in their early years and what is the best Christmas gift for a 1 year old won’t be the best Christmas gift for a 2 year old. To save you time and make your Christmas shopping for kids easier I’m happy to share my research with you.
Click through to get a detailed list of present ideas for the following kid’s age groups:
We will be adding more specific age group gift guides over the coming weeks so keep an eye out for the age groups you need to buy for.
We hope this Ultimate Guide to the Best Christmas Gifts Australia 2021 has helped make your Christmas shopping easier this year and wish you all a wonderful Christmas full of happiness, family, laughter and good food.
If you are wanting to elevate your Christmas gifts to the next level with home made wrapping paper check out our super easy, unique DIY festive wrapping paper tutorials HERE.
Our favourite is the Christmas reindeer wrapping paper. It’s so easy yet totally cute and festive!
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