26 Oct 2021

Our local business owners are the heart of our community and this year we can help keep those hearts beating by shopping with them for our Christmas gifts.The restrictions and rules are constantly evolving and changing so one way to prepare for Christmas is by purchasing gift vouchers for your friends and family. Show your favourite traders some love.

1. Tunzafun

The school holidays are right around the corner and you know the kids will be busting to get out of the house and do as much as they can. A Tunzafun voucher makes a fabulous Christmas present. Whether they use it to play laser tag, climb the rock walls or play ticket games, the kids will be screaming with excitement and happily burning off their excess energy.

2. Funfields

Gift cards for Funfields are also a great idea for people of all ages. Visitors come from all over Melbourne to enjoy the facilities, the waterslides and the swimming pools and to have a gift card up your sleeve means they can drop in, ready to have fun, at a moment’s notice. In summer 2021 there will be new attractions; Mystic Tree, with a hidden acorn family for the little ones, and Dragon’s Revenge for the bigger people. 

3. Charlie Horse Toys

Looking for good quality, educational and sustainable toys for children this Christmas? Nicola from Charlie Horse Toys in Whittlesea is ready and waiting to help you source the perfect gift. Whether you’re after art and crafts, dolls, puzzles, construction sets, wooden toys or sensory play items, she’ll have something for you. And for those who need a gift for the big kids in their world, she has a range of eco friendly products for home and body.

 4. 101 Church 

Relax and enjoy a delicious dining experience at 101 Church on Christmas Day with your family. All the decorations, preparations and menus will be organised for you. The only thing you have to do is show up and celebrate.

5. Cafe and Restaurant vouchers

Everyone loves going out for a meal. With Giftly, you can purchase a gift voucher from any cafe or restaurant in the Whittlesea area. Alternatively, pop into your favourite local eateries and buy vouchers directly from the business owners.

6. Proud Poppy

Women around Australia are wearing Proud Poppy garments because they’re bright, colourful, on trend and affordable. The special ladies in your life will love to find a cute summer dress, some denim joggers or a stylish pair of flowy pants under the Christmas tree. Buy clothes online or in store in Doreen.

7. Bazinga Clothing

For sportswear, casual clothing and accessories for the whole family check out Bazinga on Facebook or Instagram. Get caps, sunnies, shoes and jewellery for stocking stuffers or invest in a whole new summer wardrobe for your loved ones.

8. Willow and Home Decor

Stock up on fancy plates and serving ware for your Christmas table at Willow and Home Decor. Refresh your sofa cushions, brighten up the walls with a few new framed prints, bring some pizzazz to your pot plants with decorative plant holders and pick up some amazing Christmas gifts.

9. Pretty Poppy Flowers

Decorating the house to welcome your family to celebrate Christmas? Pretty Poppy Flowers in Doreen can help you fulfill your Pinterest dreams with a sparkly Yuletide colour scheme. If fresh flowers aren’t needed this year, gift cards are available for people who would like to join a private workshop and learn how to create floral arrangements or terrariums.

10. Whittlesea Flowers and Bears

Is there a cuter combination than fresh flowers and teddy bears? Pick your Christmas table centerpiece floral arrangement from a vast selection of native, tropical and locally grown flowers at Whittlesea Flowers and Bears and spend some time choosing the perfect teddy bear for the special toy lover in your life.

11. Exclusive Gifts Florist

The family owned Exclusive Gifts is a florist and gift shop that understands luxury and knows how to make people feel special. Not only do they create stunning gift boxes and floral arrangements, they also sell indoor plants in stylish pots. For the person in your life who needs to create some time and space in their busy life, one of their specialty bonsai plants could be the solution.

12. Day Spa at the Lakes

After so long in hibernation, Melbourne’s people are all in need of a little pampering. Treat your spouse to a day of relaxation and luxury at Day Spa at the Lakes. Treatments range from facials and waxing all the way through to skin needling and microdermabrasion. Of course, massage is always on the menu too.

13. Chloe’s Nails

Get your nails done before the big day at Chloe’s Nails in Mill Park. Sit back in the comfortable massage chair while your fingers and toes get Christmas Day ready. Whether you like a simple file and polish, SNS, acrylic or gel nails, the technicians are highly skilled. Waxing is also available.

14. The Bridge Inn

Want to eliminate the kitchen stress this year? After months stuck at home, book your family into the Bridge Inn for a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and none of the dishes. Start with a feast of seafood and charcuterie, enjoy the full dining experience with roast turkey, barramundi, porterhouse or gnocchi, then finish with a traditional Christmas pudding, pavlova or sticky fig pudding.

15. Move with Us

Give the gift of fitness with a voucher for Move Body Wellness in Epping. Your friends and family can improve their energy, fitness and overall health by joining in with a pilates, yoga, barre or strength class. This wellness studio also includes the only hot yoga room in Epping.