Let’s be honest. Christmas shopping with kids in tow doesn’t always bring peace, joy and happiness. So avoid the crowds, and do your shopping online while the kids are in bed or otherwise amused! Our Christmas Gift Guide is bursting with gorgeous, innovative and fun gifts for everyone on your Christmas list and for every budget…
To help you navigate your way through the hundreds of incredible gifts, we’ve listed all the companies with a short overview of what they sell. If it appeals, click on the company name to jump to their listing in the guide for more information. Many are offering North Shore Mums some kind of special offer, so be sure to take advantage of that too.
- Artisan Gifts – gorgeous gift boxes, ideal for friends, family, staff, clients and luxury lovers
- Australian Woodwork – unique handmade wooden gifts and homewares, ideal for: parents, friends, teachers
- Big Music Lessons – music lessons for kids to adults in Crows Nest
- Big Music Shop – guitars, electronic drum kits, digital pianos, home recording, sound gear and more
- Bollywood dancing with Mango Dance – Bollywood dance courses to get your friends shaking their booty, giggling and wiggling!
- Brewquets – Australian Craft beer gift packs, ideal for husbands, Dads & Craft Beer Lovers!
- Cantabulous – beautiful bags, belts, guitar straps and jewellery pieces hand-crafted by Fair Trade artisans from recycled can-tabs
- DadShop – 1200+ Christmas gift ideas for men, women, kids and grandparents
- Emporio Organico – organic and eco luxury gift store
- Endota Spa Hornsby – indulgent spa and body treatments to spoil someone you love
- FuelBox – 170 humorous, serious and engaging open questions guaranteed to ignite some great conversation
- Little Mummies – beautiful dolls and accessories, made from the finest quality materials
- Mooleii – bright, colourful totes that are super strong, water-resistant and affordable.
- MultiLit – 60 beautifully illustrated phonic readers, perfect for young readers
- My Memory Books – gorgeous books and keepsakes for recording memories
- My Munchbox – stylish and practical lunch boxes, perfect for the new school year
- Project Ten – bright, light and practical tote bags and lifestyle products
- Signed Sealed Delivered – unique and specialised gifts for new babies, mums, dads, welcome home gifts, Christmas, corporate and much more
- Small Things Home – a personalised curation service which helps for downsizing, ideal for parents
- Swamp Juice @ Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre – give the gift of live theatre for these school holidays!
- Sydney Restaurant Group – instant online dining vouchers, cookbooks and gourmet food hampers
- The Social Cup – organic, ethical, eco-friendly tea and coffee capsules
- Uberkate – the country’s premier engraving jewellery company
- YellowOctopus.com.au – 3,000 gifts, gadgets and toys, they have something for everyone
Ideal for: Children, husbands and aspiring rock stars!
Give the gift of making music this Christmas, and enrich the life of someone you love. Big Music offers fun, inspiring music lessons and a range of unique musical experiences that make perfect gifts for aspiring rockstars of all ages and musical abilities. Gift vouchers available for lessons on guitar, bass, drums, piano and singing – plus School Holiday Camps, Rockstar Birthday Parties and more. Book now or ‘like’ Big Music on Facebook.
Big Music Shop
Ideal for: Music lovers!
For the rockstars in your life, Big Music in Crows Nest has a huge range of guitars, electronic drum kits, digital pianos, home recording and sound gear – plus 100’s of other great musical gift ideas. Gift vouchers also available for music gear, lessons and a range of unique musical experiences. Visit their store in Crows Next (85 Alexander Street) or shop online. Shop now or ‘like’ Big Music on Facebook.
Ideal for: Husbands, Dads & Craft Beer Lovers!
NSM Special Offer: 10% off. Use discount code NSM10. Expires 30/11/16.
Wondering what to get someone who’s just not into flowers? Brewquets is an Australian Craft beer gift giving company. Their Brewquets come in a neat little hessian sack and are typically sent as the male equivalent of flowers. However there’s no reason you can’t send your girlfriends some tasty brews as well. Prices start at just $35 and they offer same day delivery in Sydney, curating their favourite craft beers of the month so others get to taste the best local brews. Shop now or ‘like’ Brewquets on Facebook.
Ideal for: You, sister, friends, teachers
NSM Special Offer: 10% off! Use discount code 10%offNSM. Expires 16/12/16.
Would you believe that these stunning accessories are made from drink can tabs? Incredible! These beautiful bags, belts, guitar straps and jewellery pieces are made under a Fair Trade initiative in Brazil. The social enterprise works with around 60 artisans in underprivileged communities who crochet post-consumer aluminium drink can-tabs into fashion statement pieces. Each accessory is signed by the artisan who created it! Now you can buy a unique fashion accessory for yourself or your loved one, and give back to the world, one can-tab at a time. Shop now or ‘like’ Cantabulous on Facebook.
Ideal for: Husbands, Brothers and Dads!
NSM Special Offer: Free Delivery on orders over $120. Use promo code: NSM120
DadShop has 1200+ Christmas gift ideas for men, women, kids and grandparents. With a majority of hard to find and unique gifts, DadShop offers a one stop shop solution. From hampers, chocolates, gadgets, novelty gifts, homewares & so much more. Shop fast with DadShop’s hand pick Christmas gift guide. Shop now or ‘like’ DadShop on Facebook.
Ideal for: Friends, mums, sisters
NSM Special Offer: 10% off! Use discount code WBM10
Emporio Organico is an organic and eco luxury gift store located at 236 West Street in Crows Nest. They specialise in:
- Eco Home & Eco Beauty
- Digestive Health
- Cultured & Traditional Foods
- Allergy Friendly & Gluten Free
- Chemical & Additive Free
- GAPS, Body Ecology & Paleo
- In-store Nutritionist & Makeup Artist
Endota Spa, Hornbsy
Ideal for: Friends, siblings, mums… even yourself!
NSM Special Offer: Buy 5 gift vouchers, get the 6th free!*
What woman doesn’t love a massage or beauty treatment? This is the ultimate present for any lady in your life, so treat them to the best in pampering and relaxation. You can find endota spa on Level 3 in Westfield Hornsby, with five treatment rooms including a couples room. Open 7 days a week. Their famous network gift vouchers are available to redeem at any of their 90+ spas across Australia. Visit the spa at Westfield Hornsby to purchase, visit the website or ‘like’ Endota Spa on Facebook.
* T&C’s: Only at endota spa Hornsby until 25 December 2016. The free 6th gift voucher is the lowest value denomination. Gift vouchers are non-refundable. Offer not valid with any other promotion. Promotion not valid online.
Ideal for: Husbands, friends, siblings
NSM Special Offer: 10% off! Use discount code NSM. Expires 16/12/16
Looking for a fun and exciting way to connect as a couple and add some spark to your conversations? Good conversations are vital to all healthy relationships. They nurture our relationship and help us grow as a couple. But what should we talk about? FuelBox contains 170 humorous, serious and engaging open questions guaranteed to ignite some great conversation. Shop now or ‘like’ FuelBox on Facebook.
Ideal for: Children aged 3-9 years old!
NSM Special Offer: 20% off! Use discount code NSM20OFF
Little Mummies have a range of beautiful dolls and accessories. Their dolls are made from the finest quality materials and have a soft body to encourage lots of cuddling, high quality wigs to allow for brushing and styling, and hand painted facial details. Little Mummies dolls allow your child to explore their world, mimicking the loving family environment they are in and are ready to be loved.
Ideal for: Friends, teachers, sisters
NSM Special Offer: 10% off! Use discount code NorthSM. Expires 20/12/16. Excludes sale items.
Mooleii creates bright, colourful totes that are super strong, water-resistant and affordable. Perfect for family days at the beach, picnics, travelling and market shopping, Mooleii totes are the only totes to haul this summer. Priced from just $19.95, they’re an affordable gift for you or someone special. Made of a recyclable plastic, these tote bags are designed to be used again and again. Shop now or ‘like’ Mooleii on Facebook.
My Memory Books
Ideal for: Children, parents and grandparents!
NSM Special Offer: 15% off! Use discount code NSM15. Ends 31/12/16.
My Memory Books offer a range of gorgeous books and keepsakes for recording memories – including Welcome Baby (to record milestones during the first year with your new baby), The Birthday Yearbook (memories at each year of your child’s life), My School Yearbook (perfect for displaying the yearly school photos), Parent Interview Books (record your memories for the children to treasure forever) and more! Why? Because a moment from today is a memory for tomorrow.
Ideal for: Children
NSM Special Offer: 20% off! Use discount code NSMS20XMAS. Expires 31/12/16
Get something practical (but fun!) for your kids this Christmas. These lunch boxes are guaranteed to get them excited about food. Munchboxes are designed to be sturdy, easy to clean and, of course, completely food-safe. Your child will love opening their box to discover a beautifully presented little meal all laid out for them – each compartment is specifically designed with child-sized portions in mind and keeps foods fresh and separate through a specially sealed lid. Holding over 5 cups of food, with a convenient leak proof lid and removable food trays, Munchbox makes lunch fun! Shop now or ‘like’ My Munchbox on Facebook.
Signed Sealed Delivered
Ideal for: New babies, parents, staff & clients
NSM Special Offer: 15% off (purchases over $100). Use code NSM15
Signed Sealed Delivered is an online gift and hamper store. They create unique and specialised gifts for new babies, mums, dads, welcome home gifts, Christmas, corporate and much more. They deliver Australia-wide for a flat rate of $12. Shop now or ‘like’ Signed Sealed Delivered on Facebook.
Small Things Home
Ideal for: Parents and grandparents
NSM Special Offer: Save 15% on an in-home consultation – just $150! Valid until 31/12/17
Are your parents or grandparents planning on downsizing or relocating next year? Small Things Home makes it easy to sort things out. It’s a personalised curation service which makes plans for your or your loved ones’ belongings when circumstances change. They provide a range of services to seamlessly sort out what you have, what it’s worth and where you want it to go – so you don’t have to. Personally curated, professionally organised, perfectly planned. Book now or ‘like’ Small Things Home on Facebook.
Swamp Juice at Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre
Ideal for: The whole family!
Too many toys? Forget buying more plastic this Christmas, and give your children the experience of live theatre. ‘Swamp Juice’ is coming to Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre from 17-21 January, so it’s the perfect show to book for some school holiday fun. Jaw-dropping shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish and household objects bring this gurgling adventure about life in a swamp alive! It’s perfect for ages 7+. Book now.
Sydney Restaurant Group
Ideal for: Foodies, restaurant diners and home cooks!
The Sydney Restaurant Group is the perfect place to buy a gift for the food lover in your life – with instant online dining vouchers, cookbooks and gourmet food hampers on offer. The vouchers can be used at any of their seven premium venues (such as Ripples, Aqua Dining, LuMi Bar or Ormeggio at the Spit) or you can choose a specific restaurant. Gourmet hampers are new to the Sydney Restaurant Group Shop and provide the perfect way to send good food and wine to your loved ones. Same day delivery is also available for added convenience. Shop now or ‘like’ Sydney Restaurant Group on Facebook.
The Social Cup
Ideal for: Coffee and tea lovers!
Organic. Ethical. Eco-Friendly. The Social Cup have a range of feel good tea and biodegradable coffee capsules custom roasted and lovingly hand blended in Sydney, which are beautifully packaged in recyclable tins and compostable boxes. Gorgeous gift packs available! The Social Cup is a profit for purpose enterprise on a mission to empower women and children around the world. 50% of profits are donated to support projects in the regions where they source their products. Shop now or ‘like’ The Social Cup on Facebook.
Ideal for: You! (give hubby a hint and share this page with him!)
NSM Special Offer: Spend $300+ and receive a sterling silver “Fly” bracelet absolutely free!
Australian owned and operated for more than a decade, Uberkate has become the country’s premier engraving jewellery company. Award winning designs feature only the most luxurious gold and silver. Be part of this season’s hottest trend… their Everyday Cocktail Ring featuring your favourite semi-precious stone! Shop now or ‘like’ Uberkate on Facebook.
Ideal for: Friends, family, staff, clients and luxury lovers
NSM Offer: 25% off orders over $60. Use code NSMXMAS16. Ends 12/12/16
Artisan Gifts have a collection of hand chosen, gorgeous gift boxes. Their selection includes gifts that are a little unusual, stand the test of time and stand out from the crowd. Choose from their lovely collections or let them custom a box for you. Shop now.
NSM Special Offer: Free gift wrapping! Use code FREEXMASWRAPPING16. Offer ends 31/12/16.
Australian Woodwork showcases a beautiful range of unique handmade wooden gifts and homewares, made exclusively by Australian artists and master craftsmen, using only sustainably sourced native Australian timbers. 100% Australian Made & Owned. Shop now or ‘like’ Australian Woodwork on Facebook.
Bollywood Dancing with Mango Dance
Ideal for: Ladies who love to have fun!
NSM Offer: 10% off. Use code NTHSHMUMS
Looking for a fun gift with a difference? Mango Dance’s Bollywood courses will get your friends shaking their booty, giggling and wiggling to the latest Bollywood dance tunes. Their classes have featured in Sydney Getaway and Weekender and appeal to all ages, shapes and sizes, and will give them a Christmas present to remember! Book now.
Mutilit Phonic Readers
Educational and enjoyable! Multilit have a package for sixty beautifully illustrated phonic readers, written specifically to provide young children with enjoyment while practising working out words in connected text using their phonic knowledge. The books are full of surprise, adventure and humour! Shop now.
Ideal for: Mums, friends, teachers
Project Ten designs bright, light and practical tote bags and lifestyle products. They make the perfect gift for any mum, teacher, coach or child. With products ranging from $9.95 – $49.95, they are an easy stocking filler, hostess gift or kris kringle gift for any budget this Christmas. Shop now or ‘like’ Project Ten on Facebook.
Ideal for: The person who has everything or likes quirky things!
Yellow Octopus searches high and low for the coolest, quirkiest and most unique products in the world. With over 3,000 gifts, gadgets and toys, they have something for everyone – even for the person who has everything! Shop now or ‘like’ Yellow Octopus on Facebook.
For your complete guide to Christmas on the North Shore, have a browse through our dedicated Christmas section – gingerbread house making, local Christmas markets, pantomimes, gift ideas for teachers, restaurants open on Christmas Day, where to buy a real tree, where to find Santa, best street for Christmas lights and a whole lot more!