Daily Addict’s 2018 Christmas Guide

20180922_TPP64135Santa been a bit slack with his shopping this year? Never fear, we’ve got gift ideas for all sorts of friends. From foodies and fitness fanatics to tea drinkers and movie buffs, there’s the perfect gift for everyone.

For snap happy buddies
Forget camera phones, go old school and give the gift of instant photo prints with FUJIFILM’s instax cameras. One click and your picture pops out the old fashioned way, for you to pin up, frame or send to a friend. Add a bit of extra glam with the instax SQUARE SQ6 Taylor Swift Edition. A fan of instax, Taylor Swift’s limited release camera comes skinned with the cover art from her latest album. $259, https://www.harveynorman.com.au/instax-sq6-taylor-swift-edition.html https://ts.instax.com/en/products/

For boss ladies
Do you know a boss lady? Or someone who needs a little pep at work? The OTTO range of insulated drink bottles from Officeworks is what you need to buy this Christmas. Four fab colours, three different slogans – help keep your friends hydrated and inspired with the likes of ‘you got this’ and ‘break the rules’ on their desks all day. $9.95 each https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/c/office-supplies/fashion-stationery/otto-gift

For champagne connoisseurs
What’s the festive season without a few bubbles? Make a beeline for Dan Murphy’s range of specialty champagne and treat your special someone to the likes of a bottle of French champagne – every store has a pretty impressive range of bubbles, from mid range to luxe. This Champagne Duperry Premier Cru Brut is a crowd please at $38.80 https://www.danmurphys.com.au

For car geeks
Got a friend who loves their four wheels? Dashcams are gaining popularity with drivers who want to make sure they stay safe on the road – they’re not the complicated gadgets you might think they are. The Navman MiVUE 790 WIFI dash cam records all the action and then can simply transfer footage straight to your phone. Easy. This Christmas, check out the Navman Cashback offers – get up to $50 off select products. $249, https://www.navman.com.au/

For movie buffs
There’s nothing more romantic than a night under the stars. Oh wait, add in the latest rom com, drinks, food service, bean bag loungers and the beauty of Centennial Park after dark. Now we’re talking! The Moonlight Cinema is back for its summer season, once again taking over the Belvedere Amphitheatre inside Centennial Park. There’s now also locations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Grab your movie buff buddy a Moonlight Cinema voucher – for general admission, food and drinks, or our favourite, Gold Grass, where you sit back and relax for a movie under the stars in style.

Perfect for fitness fanatic
Know someone who is itching to get their heart rate rising? Buy them the gift of health with a Scenic Cycle gift card. Scenic Cycle takes the spin class up a notch, with floor to ceiling screenings of the world’s most challenging cycle routes – all filmed by Scenic Cycle’s owner. You’ll find Scenic Cycle in the Sydney CBD and Manly. From $27 https://www.sceniccycle.com/

Perfect for foodies
Give the gift of a really good meal, or several, with a Good Food Gift Card. Your foodie buddies will be able to pick from hundreds of award winning restaurants to dine when they want, on what they want. The good news is, Daily Addict readers can get 10% off Good Food Gift Cards purchased now until December 11th using the promocode DAILY10! *T&C’s below. https://www.goodfoodgiftcard.com.au

Perfect for parties
Got friends who like to get a little festive? Make their party season even better with Brown Brothers’ Limited Edition Prosecco NV and Prosecco Rose. Straight from Victoria’s King Valley, the sparkling wine is the definition of a light summer’s drink. Add in the gorgeous bottle design by artist George Rose and an under $20 pricetag, and you have a real winner. $18.80 https://www.danmurphys.com.au

Perfect for protein people

You know who they are. They love chicken breasts, steamed veggies and protein bars. Lots of protein bars. Make their December with the advent calendar to top all advent calendars. This hefty beast of an advent calendar is packed full of 24 different favourites from My Protein, like the Baked Protein Cookie, Lean Protein Bars and our fav, the Protein Brownie; just holding it up is a workout in itself. $98.99 https://au.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/protein-fuelled-bar-advent-calendar-myprotein.com/11565019.html

Perfect for serious beauty buffs
Got a friend with a makeup bag that’s bigger than their suitcase? Australian brand Vida Glow has taken collagen out of its box and into the daily beauty regimes of the world’s most stylish people. Their ingestible marine collagen powders have a cult like following (no wonder, when they come in flavours like blueberry, pineapple and mango). Just a few months ago, the brand launched Vida Glow Cosmetics, a range of skinare products enriched with collagen – grab a gorgeous Vitamin C Serum and you’ll help your bestie be on the way to that special glow. https://ausnz.vidaglow.com/

Perfect for friends who break their phones
Ok, we all know the ones. They’ve dropped their phones and cracked their screens more times than they’d care to admit – but hey, those things are fragile! The Personal Print has them sorted. Gone are the days when heavy duty cases had to be ugly – with this range of customizable, heavy duty cases, you can buy a bright pink case with initials, name, whatever words you want on the back, and still get military grade protection. Not so concerned about hardware? Their range of glitter cases has us itching to hop online! From $59 https://www.thepersonalprint.com.au/product-category/personalised-heavy-duty-phone-cases/

Perfect for the personalised touch
Give the gift that shows you really care, with a chic personalized purse. Along with phone cases, The Personal Print has brought out a new range of customizable purses and pouches just in time for Christmas. We’re drooling over the navy leather pouch, which is nice and streamlined but has a few little pockets so you can pop in an ipad, or your beauty kit and get on the go. Add a silver initial stamped on the front, and it’s the perfect gift for someone who has just about everything. https://www.thepersonalprint.com.au/product/personalised-leather-pouch-large-blue/

Perfect for tea drinkers
The perfect cup of tea. It’s an art form that’s become a little bit easier thanks to some serious technology. We’ve all got someone who can’t live without their cups of tea and this is the gift for them. The Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug is a world first – controlled by an app on your phone, the mug can be set at any temperature between 50 and 62.5 degrees Celsius, keeping your tea, or your coffee, ready to go. There’s even a charging coaster to go with it! Ember has also just released a Travel Mug – with a leak proof mug and no handle, it’s great for car trips or those on the go. Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug, $130, Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug $260, Ember.com and Apple stores nationally

Perfect for beach babes
Got some besties who love heading to the beach? Help get them beach ready with Rodan + Fields Foaming Sunless Tan. No orange aftermath here – the foamless self tanner uses RF-Dcell Technology to make sure your tan stays golden and your skin hydrated. Top tip: grab their microdermabrasion paste as a nice pre-tan prep if you’re feeling extra festive! $35, https://www.rodanandfields.com.au/ESSENTIALS/ESSENTIALS-Products/ESSENTIALS-Foaming-Sunless-Tan/p/ESST125-02

Perfect for whisky drinkers
Give the whisky gift that keeps on giving with a Whisky Loot subscription. This Aussie company wants to share the joy of a good dram with as many of us as possible, and is doing that one monthly box at a time. Every month three different 60ml premium whiskys will appear at their doorstep, with tasting notes and a heavy dose of cool factor. From $169 for 3 months, https://whiskyloot.com

Perfect for natural beauties
If you haven’t heard of Black Chicken Remedies, put them on your radar now. Aussie Chey Birch founded this fab organic skincare range from her dining room table in Bondi back in 2000. Blending botanical extras and essential oils herself, she started a range that is cruelty free, vegan friendly and has gone global. The all natural Axilla Deodorant already has a cult like following. Grab a Remedy Allsorts – 12 mini size versions of the most popular products, from a Love Your Body Oil and Dry Shampoo to the deodorant paste – and start changing someone’s life from tip to toe. $120, https://blackchicken.com.au/products/remedy-allsorts

*Good Food Gift Card Daily Addict promo
Promocode: DAILY10
Date: 7/12/18 – 11:59pm 11/12/18
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Gift cards have 3 years validity and can be used together or separately (please confirm with participating restaurants prior to booking).
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About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.


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