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The ultimate Melbourne Christmas gift guide

Need a little inspiration? We've put together a list of some great Melbourne gift ideas

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Whether you've got a spreadsheet full of present ideas finalised in October, or you're the type to be hanging out waiting for inspiration to strike on December 24, we've got a gift guide to suit all your gift-giving, stocking-stuffing needs. Spread the festive cheer with our roundup of goodies to suit every personality type.

Want more Christmas magic? Here's where to spot dazzling festive lights strung throughout the city.

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Products wearing Xmas hats
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Hampers by the Good Day People, from $49

For the tastemaker who already has it all

We're all about making the silly season a little sillier and a little less stressful when it comes to gift-giving. Enter: the Good Day People. This lockdown baby of a business has whipped together a series of great-looking packages that you can send to anyone all over the country, featuring a selection of chic goodies like Mr Black's coffee liqueur, gin from Poor Toms and boutique chocolate from Bahen and Co. Plus, they're all about supporting local business – you'll be doing Australian makers and growers a solid with one of these fancy little hampers. Get free shipping for orders over $99, Australia-wide. 

Three mini artworks on a wall from left to right; butterfly, floral tableau and a Banksy-style street art work
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Artworks from the Lumas gallery, from $169

Art

For the art aficionado

The Lumas Gallery has been dazzling fine art and photo fans for years with their "art is for everyone" MO and their spectacular prints. Now, they're offering popular highlights from their collection as smaller, more affordable editions that will make very impressive prezzies. Each open-edition artwork from Lumas Gallery comes mounted under acrylic glass so they can pop straight from wrapping paper to the recipient's wall with ease. The minis start from $169 and come in a range of sizes – order your gift here.

 

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Bottles of wine
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Natural wine packs from DRNKS, from $100

For the natty wine connoisseur

DRNKS' philosophy centres around the quality of natural wine: the boutique seller curates a selection of organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines, created by "winemakers who care about very little else". Very promising. Grab a three-pack for the natty lover in your life, with delivery available around Australia. 

Bush Medijina products
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First Nations-owned beauty products, from $5

For the conscious beauty junkie

Want beauty products beyond Sephora? IndigiearthBush MedijinaJuddarnje and Dilkara are all First Nations-owned beauty brands, which create inventive, nourishing products to have you (ahem, we mean the lucky recipient of your gifting) feeling like a blissed-out, well-moisturised goddess. You'll find skin, hair and body products that feature modern and traditional botanical extracts – grab your present here and support local makers. 

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Paper craft koi fish making class with ClassBento
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Craft classes with Classbento, prices variable

For the hands-on creative spirit 

Give the gift of creativity with Classbento, a platform for creative, active and food-focussed workshops and classes taught by local expert makers – and many of them are livestreamed. Make a coffee scrub, scent some soy candles, dabble in Turkish mosaic, and, if you're feeling like getting into the festive spirit, learn how to felt a Christmas tree. Choose the perfect class online

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