Well 2017 is almost done and if you haven’t yet started to think about Christmas, now’s the time to grab those gifts for family and friends. Not sure what to buy? No problem – we’ve got loads of ideas, so even if you’ve left it to the last minute you can hit the shopping mall (or your keyboard) and be done and dusted faster than Santa can climb down your chimney!
It may seem like the easy way out but a gift card is one of the easiest Christmas presents you can buy – there’s something for everyone and you can buy them in the supermarket so you don’t even need to venture too far into the mall. There’s never been a faster way to get your loved ones something that you know they will actually enjoy using.
Hampers don’t need to be dull and boring, and it can be loads of fun making up a box of treats for your special someone. Think handmade soaps, bath bombs, body scrubs and chocolates for her, and whiskey (or his favourite tipple), tasty chutneys, some nibbles and a sports towel for him. Just like those gift cards, you can grab most of this stuff in the supermarket.
No time to hit the shops? Then let your fingers do the walking and order up a subscription for Christmas. Magazine subscriptions never go amiss but for something a little different, check out Subscription Box – choose your box of goodies and then select whether you want it delivered just once, or every month. Prices are very reasonable and there are gifts for everyone – including your family dog.
Christmas is a time for giving and making a gift to a charity on behalf of your loved one is an option that makes everyone feel good. Whatever charity is close to your heart, a donation is the gift that gives back to people and animals in need.
With more than 3,500 gifts and experiences to choose from all over Australia, Red Balloon is the go to site for some seriously hot Christmas deals. You can search for gifts for him, her, the kids, couples or the whole family, and also by price range, so you can stick within your budget. There’s even a filter just for sale items so you can bag a bargain while you shop. From jet boat adventures to chocolate making workshops and virtual reality experiences, if you can’t find a great gift on this site you’re just not looking hard enough.
Tech is super hot this Christmas (actually it’s hot any time of the year!), so head on in to your local electronics store to grab a hi-tech gift that’s sure to please. Think Google Home, Apple TV, bluetooth speakers, video drones or activity trackers.
Gift a getaway
Everyone loves to getaway so jump online and grab your loved one an overnight stay or a trip somewhere. It’s super quick and easy to buy travel vouchers from Flight Centre, mystery break vouchers from Virgin or pick up an Accor Hotels gift card from Australia Post, Woolworths or Big W.
Need some Christmas cash?
Christmas is a wonderful time but there’s no doubt it can be pretty hard on your bank account. If you need a little financial help this Christmas, we’ve got you covered. Just check out our affordable mini-loans to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, we can usually get a payment into your bank account within 24 hours - so you can shop till you drop without stressing over how you're going to afford it!