From fabulous feasts to all the little touches and trimmings that will make your Christmas table just perfect, here are some wonderfully Christmassy products and services on offer from Central Geelong businesses to make your Christmas even more magical and memorable this year.
Deck the Halls
Deck your halls and wow your guests with a fresh foliage garland from Smellies in Moorabool Street. Their gorgeous, made to measure garlands will add style and greenery to any Christmas table, mantle or balustrade. These beautiful garlands are sold by the metre and can be collected or delivered on Christmas Eve, but be sure to get in early at www.smellies.com.au as Smellie’s requires 24 hours’ notice for your order.
Townhouse Living transforms into a Christmas wonderland each December and is worth a special visit at this time of year. From decorations, garlands, trees and wreaths and not to mention unique and classic fresh cut flowers – perfect for your Christmas table centrepiece – Townhouse is a must stop Christmas spot for decorations and special touches. Visit them in Yarra Street or online at www.townhouse-living.com.au
Adorn Your Christmas Table
Bed Bath and Table in Westfield Geelong has everything you need to perfect your Christmas table from table accessories, to napery, serving ware, tea towels, dining sets, cups, mugs (and even a stylish Christmas ham bag!). Their Christmas look book is available online for inspiration and ideas at www.bedbathntable.com.au
If you really want to spoil your guests, you could swap traditional Christmas bon bons for one of Mecca Cosmetica’s luxury Christmas crackers that not only look beautiful but are full of sweet surprises from nourishing hand creams to lip balms and fragrances. See their range at www.mecca.com.au
L’Occitane en Provence also stocks their ‘Crackers Kits to Share’ that are beautifully packaged for your Christmas table and will delight your guests with mini L’Occitane en Provence gifts inside. au.loccitane.com/
The Ultimate Christmas Feast
Are you in charge of creating the perfect feast on Christmas Day? If so, you’ll find an abundance of mouth-watering Christmas classics at The Fresh Food Merchant in Malop Street. Their online order form at www.thefreshfoodmerchant.com.au boasts local, award winning hams, Numurkah free range turkeys, grazing and deli platters, premium puddings, gingerbread products, regionally produced fresh produce and condiments, hampers, gift boxes and oodles more. Browse their online order form and place your order early.
Or perhaps after a year like no other, you might deserve a break from cooking this Christmas. If so, Café Go would love to treat you with their range of Christmas feasts cooked and delivered to you at home on December 22 or 24. With three Christmas feasts to choose from to feed 8-10 people and one option for a more intimate gathering, these feasts will take the stress and hard work out of your Christmas meal. View the options online at www.cafego.com.au
Organic Larder in Malop Street is a great spot to purchase fresh and delicious Christmas berries. Their organic berry punnets come in a variety of sizes and can be delivered locally or picked up in store. www.organiclarder.com.au
Once lunch has gone down, bring out a selection of delicious house made gingerbread, fruit mince tarts and Christmas treats from James Street Bakery. Currently taking orders online at www.jamesstsreetbakery.com.au, you can collect your goodies right up until Christmas Eve but be sure to get your order in quick.
Fill your home with the scent of Christmas with Dusk’s range of Christmas candles. A lovely addition to your Christmas table, these candles are colourful, merry and bright. Visit them in Westfield Geelong or online at www.dusk.com.au
For more festive fragrances check out Our Satellite Hearts in James Street who stock ‘Wildberry Christmas Kiss’ incense sticks adding a spicy fragrance to your room with touches of bayberry, cinnamon and bergamot orange. Sounds almost good enough to eat! www.oursatellitehearts.com.au
For perfect packaging, Kaisercraft has a huge range of Christmas cards and giftbags that are fun, festive and will top off your gifting. Visit them in Market Square Shopping Centre or online at www.kaisercraft.com.au
Also in Market Square, Typo stocks fabric gift wrap bundles that not only look super cute, they also receive a tick for being sustainable. Once your gift has been opened, the wrapping can be used in lots of other ways such as a bandana, tea towel or even for another wrapped gift. View online at www.cottonon.com/AU/typo/
Pick up all your wrapping essentials from curling ribbon, to sticky tape, scissors, adhesive gift tags and markers from Mainly $2 in Moorabool Street.
Christmas Eve Fun & Games
For some matchy-matchy family fun on Christmas Eve, sleepwear designer brand, Peter Alexander brings us gorgeous and uber comfortable sleepwear at their Westfield Geelong store. Their Christmas range is fun and offers matching sets for the whole family, even a ‘Gingerbread Doggy Tee’ for the dog! The range is fun and perfect for lounging in on Christmas morning. www.peteralexander.com.au
Once you’re lounging in your festive PJ’s, Christmas Eve is a lovely time to play a family board game as you count down the hours to Santa’s arrival. Big W in Westfield stocks the Monopoly Christmas Edition, where you’ll have a jolly old time as you move through the game collecting the fun things about everyone’s favourite time of year. www.bigw.com.au
Celebrate a Christmas film favourite with the ‘Christmas Story Card Game’ available at Popcultcha in Ryrie Street. Swap, peek and dare fellow players to trade presents with you while you attempt to win the game! For more information visit www.popcultcha.com.au.
And when it’s time to settle in for the night and prepare for the arrival of the jolly fat man, don’t forget to lay out the all-important Santa sack! Myer has a lovely selection of Santa sacks and stockings ranging from the more traditional to modern Australian themes. www.myer.com.au
And as Christmas draws nearer, if you haven’t already headed into Central Geelong to enjoy the range of fun and free Christmas activities on offer, now is the time. Download the Central Geelong Christmas Trail at www.centralgeelong.com.au/christmas or follow #LoveCentralGeelong for more information about Christmas in Central Geelong.