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Festive Finds: 'Tis the Season to Give with This Gift Guide

No matter who is on your good list, your holiday shopping is sorted at Chadstone — The Fashion Capital.
By Concrete Playground
November 13, 2023
By Concrete Playground
November 13, 2023

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It's the festive season, which means good food, good times and presents — giving and receiving. If you're struggling to think about what to gift your loved ones this season, we've made things easier with a shopping guide to Chadstone — The Fashion Capital. Whether you're shopping for the wellness warrior, beauty buff, fashion fanatic, fitness fiend, flavour-seeking foodie, or even shopping for kids, we have got you covered with this guide.



Suppose you have a wellness enthusiast in your life who loves relaxing, meditation, and multi-step skincare routines. In that case, you can't go wrong with a luxe at-home spa set from Endota Spa or brand-new yoga tights (Lorna Jane has you covered) — yogis can be particular about their mats, so you can't go wrong with a trip to Lululemon.

Wellness doesn't just cover yoga and meditation. In this fast-paced world, we all need a little space from our computers and phones. What better way than with a good book from Dymocks, a good bath and luxe new bedsheets or bathrobes from Bed Bath N' Table, add a festive candle scent from Peter Alexander and a new notebook for journalling from Kikki K, and you've gifted the ultimate at-home wellness session.



Do you have a mate who could legit be the next big beauty influencer? Do they rarely leave the house without the perfect skincare, lip liner, nails and contour? For beauty enthusiasts who adore experimenting with new looks and beauty products, there's so much choice out there that it can be overwhelming. However, come the gifting season, and it all becomes so much easier. Jurlique and Kiehls are your go-to for skincare gifting this Christmas. The biggest celebrity names in make-up will likely drop a holiday-themed gift set or palette that your makeup-loving mate will adore. Stop by Mecca to check out its advent calendars and Sephora for its holiday gift sets.



If you're buying for someone who spends their mornings in the gym and the weekends trekking up hills, you know what they genuinely might love? Socks. Grippy socks for pilates, hiking socks for their bushwalks and quality ankle socks for running. Check out any number of fitness stores like Nike, Rebel, LSKD or Adidas to stock up on what your fitness fiend bestie needs. And don't forget recovery. Your mate is probably in the market for equipment like foam rollers, massagers and exercise bands for stretching so they can keep their fitness going through the holiday season.



For those who have a refined palate and love to explore delicious flavours, the best gift during the holiday season is a chocolate truffle box from Koko Black or pastries and cakes galore from Black Star Pastry. For your coffee-loving loved ones, look no further than new coffee machinery and fresh coffee beans from Industry Beans. Thinking of taking your bestie/mum/sister for a Christmas date? Visit UA Brewing Co.



Australia is home to some of the best fashion designers and stylists in the world. If you know your mate has a good eye, go window-shopping with them and take note of what they like and then race back and snag a quality piece that they will adore you for when they open their gift. Furla is a great choice for a timeless bag, and Oroton's new jewellery collection is a gift any fashionista will love. Myer and David Jones are your go-to for variety. You can't go wrong with high-quality, timeless pieces like leather RM Williams boots (if you know their size).



For the gadget go-getter in your life, consider wireless headphones for top-tier sound from Bang & Olufsen (and a polite way for them to let people know they do not want to talk), a Samsung smartwatch for multifunctional convenience (gotta reach those step goals), or a gaming console or VR headset for immersive entertainment from JB Hi-Fi (if you want to absolutely bust your budget). For practical gifts that provide the gadget go-getter with some convenience, why not go for an external storage device for securing all their selfies or a portable power bank so they stay charged on the go?



We haven't forgotten about the little ones on your list. The holidays are always a fun time with little ones running around. For the young bubs, stock up on adorable, breathable, cosy clothing that is suitable for summer at Purebaby. For the not-so-young, kick it old school with board games and games like ring toss so you can have fun no matter the weather from Gamesworld. For the older kiddies, pick up art supplies, books and stocking stuffers to make the holiday season extra special.


If you're on the hunt for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, look no further than the largest shopping hub in Melbourne (and Australia): Chadstone – The Fashion Capital. Discover extended hours, real-time parking info and shopping guides on the Chadstone website.

Published on November 13, 2023 by Concrete Playground
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