Family Guide to a Stress-free Christmas Gifting season

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Don’t f*ck up this Christmas up, nobody wants that novelty necktie…

Still, if you left it a little too late this year, we have a few fantastic ideas that would definitely beat a brand spanking new bowling bowl engraved with your  name...

 
 

You were thinking:
The Novelty Necktie

Wrong. 

Novelty neckties available here.

Novelty neckties available here.

Sit there and tell me with a straight face you've ever seen Dad come home from the office actually wearing one of these things. Get him something he will get a lot of use out of over the next week... Unlike a tie with Santa on.

We're thinking:
Glenn Fiddich 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky

With its fruity nose, hint of pear followed by a palate of butterscotch, cream, malt and a subtle oak. This whisky makes the perfect Christmas present thanks to its long maturation in oak sherry casks it'll even taste like Christmas.


You were thinking:
The New Vacuum

A bag-less vacuum from Godfreys available here.

A bag-less vacuum from Godfreys available here.

Hoover and perfect present are not likely to ever be thought of together....
 

We're thinking:
Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne Gift Box

 
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Dom Pérignon is the most famous Champagne in the world and named after the most famous man in the Champagne game. Though this is such a fine delicate wine, the complexity is astounding, along with its length. White peaches and fresh violets. A better bottle of Champagne simply doesn't exist.

Each Liquor Barons store has a unique range of vintage Champagnes which start from $60.


You were thinking:
The Chrissie Apron

Christmas vintage aprons available from Etsy here.

Christmas vintage aprons available from Etsy here.

You're so creative...
Guess again.

Despite this being a semi cool apron, we doubt you really want to imply to anyone that they should head back into the kitchen to get on with the cooking. 

You've been warned!

We're thinking:
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV Brut

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Our first pick for non-vintage Champagne is always Yellow Label Veuve Clicquot NV Brut with its recognisably stylish bottle and deliciously delicate flavours, this is a very approachable and fun bottle anyone in your family will be excited to open or save to toast with friends over New Year’s.

*If you're thinking of getting this for your loved-one, they're going to absolutely adore you for it, a lot more than if you’d gotten her a Jonie Mitchel CD....

 
 

Sorted.


You were thinking:
The pack of Socks

Kmart 5 Pack Business Socks available here.

Kmart 5 Pack Business Socks available here.

You could buy socks for around $10 but are you still serious?

Have you learned nothing?

Go with a few brewskies instead...

We're thinking:
Little Creatures Rogers Ale 6pk

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Rogers’ is a mid-strength reddish amber ale with a very unique taste that has kept in WA’s good books for well over a decade now for its toasty malt flavours and nutty, coffee notes.

Don’t be put off by its colouring though this is anything but on its way to being a stout. Rogers is still a very light ale at just 3.8% perfect for the craft aficionado or casual beer drinker alike and just right for a warm Christmas day's festivities. 

Trust us, this gift will bring out some tears when it’s finally time to cheers at the Chrissie table.

Stick those socks where they belong and hang them over the fireplace or better yet just throw them in...