Christmas Gift Guide 2012
There is not long to go until the holidays are here. The crew at OzBargain have compiled a Christmas gift guide to assist you in finding gifts for your loved ones. We will constantly be updating this list up until December 25. The items listed are chosen by us with help from the community. Spot any good ideas? Let us know in the comments.
BONUS: If you can guess where this picture was taken (city), we will send you a free OzBargain t-shirt.
Update: Charlie correctly guessed that this Santa is from the Ala Moana Mall in Honolulu, Hawaii.
|Films & Movies|
|Video Games & Consoles|
|Gifts for Men|
|Delivery Cut-Off Dates|
Films & Movies
Downtown Abbey Series 3 £19.60 (~$30) delivered Series 3 will not be airing in Australia until sometime next year, which means that the DVD will not be released in Australia until late next year. Why not get the whole series now from the UK?
My Neighbour Totoro – Blu-Ray + DVD £15.94 (~ $24.51) Delivered @Zavvi – For anime fans – My neighbour Totoro was released on blu-ray in November. The UK version is better value with both blu-ray and DVD.
Dr Seuss Box Set – $20 – for kids as well as nostalgic adults.
Jack of Diamonds – Bryce Courtenay – $24 @ Big W – Australian Author of best-selling books, Bryce Courtenay passed away last month due to terminal illness. His last novel is Jack of Diamonds, released Nov 2012 (RRP $45, $18.84 at BigW)
Couture Chocolate William Curley – $36.17 – Great for the foodie/chocoholic, this book won Cookey Book of the Year 2012 from the Guild of Food Writers in the UK. It contains techniques and recipes, but is also beautiful enough for the coffee table.
French truffles, dried porcini, vanilla beans, himalayan salt, gourmet oils and more! Perfect for the gourmet cook, you can order some really special products from Premium Gourmet Food that are not usually available in supermarkets. Shipping is $9.50 in Australia.
Video Games & Consoles
Gifts for Men
GHD Scarlet Collection $152 – features the very popular GHD classic styler with red plates, a travel hair dryer, protective plate guard, hair sectioning clips and a heat resistant bag. (adapter plug required – cheap and easy from eBay)
Moroccan Oil Treatment 100ml $33 – $38 – this award-winning product is recommended by salons and getting rave reviews. It can be used for conditioning and styling hair, and is nourishing and suitable for all hair types. It is available on eBay for $36.50
Make-up/skincare travel sets – $28 onwards. You can get some nice gift sets such as Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome delivered from $28 onwards from Strawberry Net. Here’s their list of Christmas Specials
For the person who either has everything or doesn’t want anything, how about remembering those less fortunate at this time? You can buy a goat or some chickens on behalf of the recipient to help fight poverty!
Delivery Cut-off Times
Friday, December 7 for Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs, Far North Queensland and regional NT and WA
Monday, December 10 for Brisbane, Central and South East Queensland and regional NSW and SA
Tuesday, December 11 for Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and all Tasmania
Friday, December 14 for regional Victoria
Saturday, December 15 for Melbourne
Friday, December 14 for small and standard size items (such as books, DVDs and small toys for delivery to metro and most regional areas.
For final delivery dates to rural areas or for large items check the BIG W website.
Toys R Us
Wednesday, December 5 for regional WA, remote Northern Territory and remote Queensland
Monday, December 10 for Regional & Perth
Friday, December 15 for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Monday, December 17 for deliveries to Eastern states for all Kogan branded products that are in stock.
The Kogan website will be regularly updated with expected dispatch dates for products from other brands
Monday, December 17 Registered post – Major cities
Monday, December 11 Registered post – Most areas
Monday, December 5 Registered post -Remote areas
Monday, December 10 Non-Registered post -Metro areas
Thursday, December 20, Express – All areas
Premium Gourmet Food
Thursday, December 20, Express
Monday, December 17, Metro Areas
Thursday, December 13, Regional Areas
Monday, December 10: NT
Tuesday, December 11: Regional WA
Wednesday, December 12: Metro WA, Country SA, TAS
Thursday, December 13: Country QLD
Sunday, December 16: Regional Vic, Metro SA, Country NSW, Regional QLD
Monday, December 17: Metro Vic, Regional NSW, ACT, Metro QLD
Tuesday, December 18: Metro NSW
Monday, December 10 for standard shipping
Sunday, December 16 for priority shipping
Tuesday, December 4 for standard shipping
Monday, December 17 for priority express shipping
Thursday, December 13 for standard shipping
Tuesday, December 18 for express shipping
Monday, December 17 for standard shipping
Wednesday, December 19 for express shipping
Some delivery dates sourced from news.com.au.