I finally finished my Christmas shopping yesterday which is such a relief, even though I was so organised that I thought it was all done by November but alas, things are miscommunication and when you think you’re sister is organising a gift from you for her finance, remind her!
Never mind because there were some great gift ideas that meant I didn’t even need to brave Melbourne Central to buy things.
Moonlight Cinema Movie TicketsPerfect for any movie lover, what could be nicer than sitting outdoors on a warm summer night watching a movie? Tickets start at $15 – available for Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Douglas and Sydney. They do have gift cards however it’s too late for those to be delivered before Christmas so you can print out your own ecard to either print or send to the recipient. Movies run until March.
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas
Similar to the above, outdoor setting, warm summer nights and movies. Tickets from $18 and you can choose extras such as chairs, beanbags and blankets. Note that these finish on the 6th Jan so not a good idea if people are going away after Christmas. Available at Bondi, Brisbane, St Kilda and Canberra.
I received my Vogue Subscription about 3 years ago and have loved it since then. I have never been a big magazine fan but having that one come every month is really nice. There are so many to choose from and can be a really good last minute gift as Mag Shop also allows you to print out a gift card which you can present to the recipient (or email it to them) which gives them information on how to log onto the website to check when they can expect their first issue. I find it’s a good idea to check yourself because you can always pick up the latest issue to give them as well.
Red Balloon have such a range of gifts – things like rally car driving, to wine tastings, to hot air ballooning to massages and facials. You can choose to purchase a gift yourself or you can choose to give a monetary value as a gift. Most of the gifts can be exchanged but do double check before choosing one in case you can’t.