Are you overwhelmed by the number of people you need to buy gifts for this Christmas? The hardest part is working out what to get them! Well, we want to make that task a whole lot easier, by collating some fabulous ideas – from incredible experiences, to personalised bling, memorabilia, hampers and the more practical.
Give them an experience…
- Taronga Zoo – incredible experiences
- BridgeClimb – give an iconic Sydney gift!
- Endota Spa – pamper someone special
- GM photographics – stylish, timeless family portraits
- F45 Chatswood – the gift of fitness
Give them something to cherish…
- Uberkate – beautiful, personalised bling
- My Memory Books – books and keepsakes for momentous occasions and milestones
- Beau Bright – soy candles, relaxing bath soaks and body polish
- HomeHQ Artarmon – stylish homewares & furniture
- Heart Smiles – handmade homewares
Give them something fun…
- Gingerbread Folk – gingerbread house, tree kits, cookie tins & gift boxes
- Popolate – fun Christmas activities and edible gifts
- Signed Sealed Delivered – gorgeous Christmas hampers
- Best&Less – cute Christmas clothes!
Give them something stylish & useful…
Taronga Zoo offers a range of fabulous gift ideas for everyone in the family (and beyond)! If you’re looking to gift an experience or something sustainable, take a look at these brilliant options.
- Taronga Zoo Friends Membership: With 365 days of unlimited entry, discounts around the zoo and access to exclusive pre-sales and experiences, a Taronga Zoo Friends Membership is the gift that keeps on giving! Buy an Adult membership online for $99 and two kids go free too! Buy now.
- Wild Ropes: Enjoy the outdoors without leaving Sydney and tackle obstacles, suspension bridges and flying foxes with four high ropes courses to choose from. The adrenaline-fueled Wild Ropes courses are suitable for kids through to adults – just choose your challenge, strap on a helmet and harness, and get ready to climb. Buy a voucher!
- Roar & Snore: With arguably one the best views of Sydney Harbour and soundscape to match – we’re talking tiger calls to bird song – a stay at Roar and Snore is an unforgettable experience. The perfect gift for visiting family and friends, a stay at Roar and Snore includes intimate animal encounters, fascinating keeper talks, delicious food and safari-style accommodation. Prices start from $578 per twin share. Buy a voucher!
- Zoo Parent: Help save endangered species, such as Sumatran Tiger, Asian Elephant and Tasmanian Devil. Your adoption funds Taronga’s work with research and education programs, focusing on endangered species in Australia and around the world, and assists with the conservation, breeding and preservation of wild animals and their habitats. All adoption packages include a welcome letter, personalised adoption certificate, animal fact sheet and quarterly email updates about your adopted animal. E-adoptions start from $48. Adopt an animal.
Ideal for: Children (aged 8+ years and more than 120cm) to adults
Looking for an incredible gift for someone special? Give them an unforgettable experience of climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge! They’re the perfect gift for any occasion and best of all, they are easy to buy and use. You can either buy a Climb (dawn, day, twilight, or a sampler Climb) or a voucher in denominations of $100, $200, $350 or $650. With the option of delivery straight to your inbox, they’re also the perfect last minute gift.
BridgeClimb have also recently launched a new premium luxury package called BridgeClimb Pinnacle (starting from $500) which includes the climb PLUS exclusive access to a table at Quay or Bennelong afterwards.
Ideal for: Mums, aunts, grandparents & teachers!
North Shore Mums Offer: 10% discount. Use code: NorthShoreMums. Expires 20 December 2019
Beau Bright is a boutique handmade Australian business (run by a lovely North Shore Mum, Sarah!) who offers gorgeously scented soy candles, relaxing bath soaks and body polish. Choose individual products or a selection of gift packs! Whoever you’re stuck buying presents for this Christmas, Beau Bright could be just your ticket to spoiling a loved one.
Ideal for teenagers, friends & mums!
North Shore Mums Offer: 10% off sitewide until 23 December 2019. Use code NORTHSHOREMUMS *Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
We are just a little bit in love with the bling from Uberkate! They have a gorgeous range of jewels, like necklaces, rings, bangles, earrings and cufflinks. Their Gemstone Collection and personalised jewellery is designed to both inspire and delight women of all ages. Have a browse, and treat someone you love (or even yourself!).
Ideal for: Mum, friends, teachers…or even yourself!
NSM Special Offer: Buy any gift card at endota spa Hornsby and add a full size 90ml Signature Blend Hand Therapy cream (RRP $35) gift boxed for only $25 or a full size 180ml Vanilla & Macadamia Body Drink cream (RRP $50) gift boxed for only $35! Mention North Shore Mums when purchasing. Valid to 24 December 2019 or until stocks last.
An endota spa Gift Card is the ultimate gift for any woman… to give them the chance to leave life’s pressures behind and escape to a place of peace and tranquility. endota spa aim to relax you from the moment you step through the door. You will be greeted by their signature scent and offered a cup of calming herbal tea, before you are taken on a sensory journey with transformative results. It’s the ultimate gift of ‘me time’ and choice, which can be redeemed in any of the 100 beautiful endota spa locations across Australia.
To purchase, visit endota spa Hornsby on Level 3, Westfield Hornsby or call 9011 5444. For the latest treatments & offers, ‘like’ endota spa on Facebook.
Ideal for people of all ages & stages!
North Shore Mums Offer: FREE HomeHQ colourful outdoor picnic rug (valued at $25) when you spend $150 or more in one day. The lightweight outdoor picnic rug is water-resistant and ideal for family picnics, camping and sporting events. This promotion is valid from 1 December 2019 to 24 December 2019. T&Cs.
Looking for stylish homewares or furniture? Home HQ Artarmon is your one stop homemaker shopping destination with over 25 stores! Whether you live in an apartment or a rambling family home, Home HQ Artarmon is your go-to destination for everything you need to create a stylish space for you and your loved ones (even the furry ones!).
Ideal for people of all ages & stages!
North Shore Mums Offer: 5% off for all orders placed and paid for by 20 November 2019. Use code NSMpop
These make the ultimate gift for crafty people this Christmas – with fun activities and edible gifts on offer. Say thank you with your own personalised cookie card or order a Pipe Your Own cookie set and decorate your own cookies at home! Festive fun, guaranteed.
My Memory Books
Ideal for people of all ages & stages!
North Shore Mums Offer: 15% off Everything until 24 December. Use code: NSM15
Looking for a meaningful gift to help remember the a special time in your life? My Memory Books offers a range of books and keepsakes for those momentous occasions and milestones of life so that you and your family can create your own treasured keepsakes for the years to come! With gifts for all ages including the hard to buy for grandparents, they’ve got you covered this Christmas.
Ideal for children of all ages, mums, teachers
North Shore Mums Offer: $5 off at checkout. Use code NSM1912
Give a Christmas experience with gingerbread Christmas goodies! Gingerbread Folk’s premium quality gift range includes gingerbread house and Christmas tree kits, plus cookie tins & gift boxes filled with irresistible selections of Christmas themed gingerbread. All products are dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, palm-oil free, vegan and you’ll find a dedicated gluten free section too!
Caretribe Water Bottles
Ideal for kids of all ages
North Shore Mums Offer: Save $15 off original price. Use code NSMXMAS5. Valid until Thursday 12 December 2019.
A water bottle with a difference! This is a gift that’s practical, useful and stylish. The iconic ‘Bondi’ kids water bottle features fun-loving graphic time indicators to remind your kids when its time to hydrate. The time indicators correlate to the natural breaks kids have at school, with a cheeky Aussie twist! Plus, the bottles are 100% BPA free and Tritan non toxic plastic. They come with a lanyard and A-Z stickers to personalise. We love!
gm photographics Family Portraits
Ideal for: Mums and dads, grandparents!
North Shore Mums Offer: $150 for a weekday shoot and $250 for a weekend shoot. Limited places. Not available with any other offer. Gift vouchers also available.
Get your family together for extended family photos for Christmas with Canon Master Graham Monro. It’s a time of celebration and coming together so why not do a big generation family photoshoot. Get the grandparents, the grandkids, cousins and pets. For over 25 years gm photographics have been Sydney’s leading boutique family portrait studio. gm photographics prides itself on spontaneously capturing the essence of your family with fun, warmth and creativity.
Ideal for: Any adult looking to get fit!
North Shore Mums Offer: Get up to 3 Weeks Free Training when you sign up to a membership before 31 December 2019. T&C: Minimum 6 months contract. Includes 7 day free trial.
Give the gift of fitness! F45 Training Chatswood is one of the most recommended fitness centres on the North Shore, and has helped many mums achieve amazing results after having kids. F45 is a proven system design to burn body fat and build lean muscle. Their team of coaches make fitness fun and engaging. Plus, it’s a great way to meet new friends!
Signed Sealed Delivered Hampers
Ideal for Mums & Dads, Grandparents, Teachers
North Shore Mums Offer: 10% off. Use code NSM10. Valid until 19 December 2019
Who loves a Christmas hamper? We do! It can be a little overwhelming to know what to get all your friends and family as a gift, but a hamper is always an excellent option. Signed Sealed Delivered takes the time creating gorgeous, locally sourced products into each hamper, hand-writing your special message and sending it on its way. There’s a wonderful range of Christmas gift hampers to suit everyone!
Tesalate Beach Towels
Ideal for anyone who loves the beach or pool, from kids to adults of all ages!
Offer: 10% off your first order. Go to the Tesalate website to sign up!
Stylish, practical and oh-so-clever! This gift ticks all the boxes, and is backed by 22,000+ five star reviews. Tesalate is a revolutionary new type of beach towel that’s large yet lightweight, ultra compact, super absorbent, fast drying and come in a range of beautiful designs! Sand doesn’t stick to them, even when wet. Even better, they were originally created by a Sydney couple who have taken the world by storm, and they’re now sold in over 130 countries!
Ideal for tweens, teenager and mums
Gorgeous ‘rustic-looking’ handmade items make ideal gifts for Christmas and come already packaged in a lovely printed box. They’re all designed with love by a North Shore Mum too!
- Table Caddy – This 2-piece caddy organiser is a decorative and simple way to store a variety of eating and dining accessories. Incredibly lightweight and compact, both utensil baskets allow you to effortlessly move condiments from kitchen to dining table to patio. Buy now.
- Tealight Holder – The 3-piece tealight holder is a decorative and simple way to showcase both battery-operated and flame candles. Compact size, each heart container takes up very little space on the dining room table, coffee table or countertop and doesn’t overwhelm the overall decor or motif. Buy now
- JOY letters – Add some decorative ‘JOY’ to your world! Boasting a vintage, farmhouse charm – these unique ‘JOY’ letters make a pretty decoration for lounge room, children’s room, nursery or office. Buy now.
Best&Less Christmas Clothes!
Ideal for Babies and toddlers
Get the kids dressed for Christmas with the Best&Less Baby Christmas Starter Pack or Baby Christmas Tees. The Baby Christmas Starter pack includes a romper, tee, bib and hat is available in green or red and is just $20! There’s also a range of Baby Christmas Tees available in a range of patterns for just $5! Who can resist this cuteness? Not us!