20 December 2018

Are you a magician? Because you're about to whip some presents out of thin air

Okay, it’s just under a week till Christmas and you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping. Heck, maybe you haven’t even started! The mix of I-have-so-much-shopping-to-do anxiety and the daunting thought of a crowded shopping centre can be overwhelming, but we promise, once you get started, it’s not actually that bad. And, if you’re worried about crowds then read this to find out the best times to visit and most convenient places to park.

Now it’s time for us to throw you a life saver. Follow the 5 easy steps below to nail your Christmas shopping this year – last minute or not!


Step 1: write a list of people you need to buy for.

Some families buy for everyone, some only buy for immediate. No matter how you roll, gift buying is always easier when you’ve got a list in front of you that you can tick off. Think parents, siblings, cousins, aunties & uncles, grandparents and so on. Also, don’t forget a cheeky Christmas gift for yourself!

Step 2: look at the list below of gift ideas (you can find ALL of them at our centre)

These gifts are awesome for nearly everyone, and are slightly more thoughtful than the typical last minute gifts of wine and chocolate. We are sure your gift recipient will be stoked with any of these!

Bodum Chambord Coffee Maker from Stevens / Wildly Delicious bread dipper trio from Stevens / Kiwiana keep cup from Acquisitions / Net tote bag from Glassons / Drop earrings from Glassons


Step 3: get off the couch and get shopping!

I read a book once (actually last night) that said

“If you’re stuck on a problem (what to get mum for Christmas), don’t sit there and think about it (eating Christmas tarts on the couch); just start working on it (get shopping). Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head”.

Need I say more?

Step 4: get your gifts wrapped for a gold coin donation

We’re all about making things easier for you, and this includes wrapping your gifts. Go and visit our gift wrap booths in centre – more information on the times they are open and their location can be found here.

Step 5: get home

Wow, did you just get all your Christmas shopping done at one convenient location? Yup.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the Christmas festivities!