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Time to do your Christmas shopping

You either love it or hate it, Christmas is a fantastic time of year for focusing on the people you care about, reflecting on the year that’s been and relaxing before the new one begins. We’ve made the task a little easier by recommending some of our favourites for getting your joyful, joyful on in preparation for the happiest season.

Festive Decorations
If you’re inclined to skip the queues on Bourke Street Mall and look locally for unique decorations, Christmas Kingdom is the place to be. With 3 locations in Mentone, Flemington and Ringwood, you’ll find an enormous selection of ornaments, lights and collectables.

Christmas Feasts
Whilst you can’t go past the iconic Queen Victoria Market for unreal Christmas table produce, wander around the corner to the DOC Delicatessen (Lygon Street, Carlton) for an impressive cheese and wine selection, and the Spring Street Grocer for specialty sauces, spreads and condiments.

The Perfect Gift
Whether you’ve got tricky or simple recipients, a select few to shop for or a horde or thousands, keep your mind open and your creativity sharp. Try the Craft & Co for filling a custom made hamper, give someone a ‘Blind Date with a Book’ at Robinsons Bookshop and find the ultimate KK gift or stocking stuffer at Urban Attitude.

A Unique Touch
You can be the most organised person on the planet and the Christmas chaos can still make us forget something every year. Get ahead and shop for your cards and wrap at Zetta Florence, themed baking decorations and tools at Miss Biscuit, and tableware at The Festive Store.

We hope you’ll find the perfect gift this year for all the special people in your life. Have a joyful festive season, and let us know if you find a unique store which we forgot to mention!