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Last-minute Christmas gift ideas

Running low on Christmas gift ideas? We make shopping for Christmas presents easy with our gift guide

Photograph: Creative Commons/Flickr

The Christmas shopper tend to come in one of two camps: you've either been shopping since June, or you've left it until the final week of the Christmas rush before you buy your presents. Thankfully for those of you low on ideas for Christmas presents, we've got a bunch of great gift ideas for the design-savvy and foodie person in your life. 

 

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Pickett's Deli and Rotisserie

This Christmas, chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett will be launching hampers out of Pickett's Deli and Rotisserie. The hampers contain goodies including a six-pack of Boatrocker BBQ Pale Ale, Mt Zero marinated olives, Picket's house pork and veal terrine, and Ortiz anchovies. Available from December 1 and must be pre-ordered with 24 hours notice. $65-$85

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Melbourne
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The Crux & Co

Delight the sweet toothed person in your life with a collection of macarons from Crux and Co, who will kindly pack your treats away in beautiful Tiffany's-like blue boxes. Bring a few of the raspberry opera cakes to Christmas lunch, they are the absolute prima donnas of the cakes cabinet.

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South Melbourne
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Dench Bakers

If you're all about those traditional Christmas treats, get them from Dench bakers, who are making festive cakes including a traditional Christmas Cake and a chocolate, prune and Armagnac slice, and their famous mince tarts. $2.86-$41.60.

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Fitzroy North
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LVLY Christmas Hamper

Keep your favourite foodie happy with LVLY’s festive hampers. The Celebrations pack (pictured) includes yummy things like a bottle of Chrismont La Zona prosecco, Bakedown Cakery chocolate bark, Sweet Mickie cookies, and a bag of nibbles from Wondersnack. $75-$120.

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Hunted and Gathered

Origin is everything to these local bean-to-bar dark chocolate makers. No bar is below 70 per cent cacao and they’re all delicious. $7.50.

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Pod and Parcel

You can now brew coffee from Melbourne best roasters in your Nespresso machine. Pod and Parcel currently have coffees from Common Ground, Code Black Coffee and Padre Coffee on board, so you'll be drinking from some primo local roasters. Pick up a bag of 15 pods or get a subscription. $13.30- $14.90.  

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Sorry Thanks I Love You

Whatever you did this year, kiss and make up with a cheese gift set featuring creamy delicacies from Bruny Island Cheese Co. Ships around Australia. $80-$140.

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Kleins Perfumery

The essential oils, shea butter and extract of Tasmanian Pepperberry in Kleins’ Surfer and Two Girls hand cream work together to keep hands soft and nourished. $27.95.

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Fitzroy
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Che Sera

Mother and daughter duo, Sara and Nilla, create handmade items inspired by dreamy Italian summer days. The Spritz Pot Plant is hand-sewn and painted in four colours. $30-$40.

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NGV Design Store

Check out the NGV Design Store's jewellery space where creations of Australian and international designers are showcased. Lisa Furno, Pirdy and Amy Fairman have all created pieces for the catalogue.

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Southbank
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Campbell Charlotte

Campbell Charlotte’s designs are synonymous with light and versatile simplicity. They’re handmade in Melbourne and a charming accompaniment to the warm weather. $25-$1650.

 

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5

Lucy Folk Jewellery

Relive your primary school years with Lucy Folk’s Rock Formation hair bands. They come in a range of grown-up colours (copper, gold and silver) and are handmade by Melbourne crafters. $50.

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Melbourne
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Tufts

Tufts’ Droplet Hanging Planter brings a refreshing touch of life to your home or workspace. It’s crafted from slip cast porcelain and will snugly house a small plant. $35.

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