Christmas Gift Guide 2012

neil on 09/12/2012 at 8:17 pm, filed under OzBargain

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
Gift Cards
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.

Toy Story 1-3 Box Set on Blu-ray £16.08 (~$25) Delivered $5 off $25

Police Academy 1-7 Complete DVD Boxset – $16.62 Delivered



Olin 8-inch Digital Photo Frame $39 Officeworks

Sunbeam Cafe Espresso Machine EM6910 $498 BigW – save $200 – Online Only (plus $8 Delivery)

5th Gen Ipod Touch 32GB $298 Harvey Norman

iPod Touch 8GB White (4th Gen) for $129 / 16GB for $169 @ OfficeWorks

WDTV Live Free $50 Gift Card Promo (Valid with $99 Office Works WDTV Live)

Canon EOS 650D 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit $529.00 + $29 Shipping at Kogan

Map Presto Capsule Machine Now Only $49 @ HN

Modular Tetris Light $36 from EB Games – Normally $58.36



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.

Cocktail Bible (850 Page Hard Cover) – $26.90 Shipped

Jamie’s (Jamie Oliver) 15 Minute Meals



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

PS3 Slim Console 160GB and PS3 Gran Turismo 5 Bundle $248 (Save $137) @ BigW 8 Dec

WiiU Premium Pack $350 @ Toy’s R Us

Nintendo 3DS XL ~$225. Seen as low as $188

Xbox 360 Slim 4GB for $168 at Harvey Norman


Google Nexus 7 $225 @ Mobileciti

iPad mini $358 @ Big W

ALDI Onix 7″ 16GB Android Tablet $99.95

10% Macs @ JB Hi-Fi

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7? $236 with free postage from Officeworks

EB Games – Toshiba AT100 32GB 3G — $208 (+postage)



20% off Any Full Price Item Toys “R” Us Online

Nerf guns @ KMart

Furby – $54 + Shipping ($10)

Uncle Milton Vintage Ant Farm $12 Delivered @

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo – $132 (Shipped)

$49 Aluminium Balance Bike @ Aldi – Fully Adjustable + Rear Suspension

Wooden Train Set 80pc with Table – $69 at Aldi

DELUXE 3D Baby Hands & Feet Casting Kit with Photo Frame $19.95 (+9.95 Shipping)

Nerf Vortex Praxis $11.98 Free Shipping for Order over $49 – Dealsdirect

Gift Cards

2x $20 iTunes Cards for $30 (Save $10) Delivered @ BigW

30% off All iTunes Cards at 7-Eleven

20% off The Iconic gift cards

Purchase $100 Gift Card for $101.95 and Receive BONUS $10 Gift Card at Westfield Gift Cards

Buy 1 Get 1 Free $20 iTunes Cards at Harvey Norman. Starts Today
till 17 Dec Free Delivery

iTunes 2 X $20 cards for $30 at Harvey Norman


Gifts for Men

Aldi’s gifts for men (shirts, boxers, suits, grooming kit and more)

Philips Norelco 1150x/40 2D Razor $64.10 USD or 46 3D Razor $120.29 Shipped from Amazon

Philips Norelco 1250X SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor shipped from Amazon for $100.97 USD


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

Still stuck?

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

Big W
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

JB Hi-Fi
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


Amazon US
Monday, December 10 for standard shipping
Sunday, December 16 for priority shipping

Amazon UK
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

Zavvi UK
Monday, December 17 for standard shipping
Wednesday, December 19 for express shipping

Some delivery dates sourced from


  1. Smokey:

    Excellent post, thanks

    09/12/2012 @ 9:19 pm | Reply
  2. Michael:

    Was the Picture taken in Melbourne?

    10/12/2012 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
    • neil:


      10/12/2012 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
      • Pumpkin_rrr:

        That’s a cute Santa. Where can I buy it from?

        11/12/2012 @ 9:15 am | Reply
        • neil:

          You can’t buy it. The Santa has sit atop that building for many years (in Decembers). It’s about 5-10m high.

          11/12/2012 @ 9:30 am | Reply
          • voteoften:

            So… can only steal it?

            12/12/2012 @ 5:58 am
          • neil:

            You can try to steal it but it’s quite large and located atop a shopping centre in a highly trafficked area. Also what are you going to do with a giant Santa?

            15/12/2012 @ 1:06 pm
  3. ciab:

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″ $236 with free postage from officeworks

    11/12/2012 @ 9:29 am | Reply
    • neil:

      Thanks ciab. Have added that.

      11/12/2012 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
  4. honeybobo:

    i’m interested in Tablets

    11/12/2012 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  5. kramcup:

    Was the picture taken in Sydney?

    15/12/2012 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
  6. silverrat23:

    Was it taken in Blackburn?

    15/12/2012 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
    • neil:

      No. Not Blackburn. That’s a very random guess.

      So people don’t just keep naming random places in Australia, the picture was not taken in Australia.

      15/12/2012 @ 11:07 pm | Reply
  7. Charlie:

    Is it at Ala Moana Center, Hawaii?

    16/12/2012 @ 8:00 am | Reply

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