The Oakleigh Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Happy festive season!

While you wrap up your end of 2017 with festive cheer and break-up parties, don’t let the stress of last-minute gift buying take away your joy.

If you’re struggling for Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones, we’ve got some great ideas for all those special people in your life.

Stay close to home with our pick of gifts you can pick up locally in Oakleigh.

For mum

Does mum have a green thumb? Oakleigh Flowers offers free delivery in the Oakleigh area and they’ve got a great selection of native flowers, roses, pot plants and bouquets.

If she’d rather be spoilt in the gourmet way, you could book a table at Richmond Oysters and sample the seafood selection.

Bibelo has a lovely selection of jewellery, or if mum’s in need of a pamper session, you could book her in for a deluxe mani-pedi or even a relaxing massage at Beautytheque.

For dad

Why not treat dad to a delicious feast of Greek foods at Cypriot Street Grill, which serves home-made Cypriot dishes in a warm and authentic setting?

Another gift option for dad could be a custom-made piece of jewellery or watch band from Takis Jewellery.

For the dad who likes an experience as a gift, treat him to an adult karate lesson at Deshi-do Martial Arts.

For your (grown up) siblings

If your brother plays soccer or footy, Football Galaxy has a great selection of gear for players and supporters. If his 2018 resolution is to get fit, maybe he’d like a personal training or kickboxing session from Challenge Fitness?

Nobody is going to turn down a mani-pedi treat from Fantastic Paris Nails, and for an even more decadent gift for your sister, why not give her a gift certificate to Koh Feel Wellbeing for a traditional Thai or relaxing Swedish massage, followed by a plate of fresh fruit and tea in the reception area. If your sister is a little adventurous, you could buy her a voucher for an acrobatic class at Cirque Fit – how fun!

For the kids

For active kids, perhaps a ticket to Oakleigh’s EscapeXperience could be a fun gift option. Children under 16 need to be supervised by adults so if you’re buying the gift for a youngster, be sure to include a ticket for a parent or talk to the EscapeXperience team about their options for a facilitator and bookings for children under the age of 10.

Games Workshop has some great board games to choose from to keep the kids entertained over the holiday season.

For friends or co-workers

W & Ying Gifts is great for those last-minute Kris Kringle ideas and inexpensive gifts for co-workers or friends.

For those craft-loving friends, they’re sure to enjoy something from Craftee Cottage. The shop sells everything from yarn to crochet hook sets to embroidery kits.