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Eat Drink Play’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for 2020

Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / November 25, 2020

All the inspiration you need for the perfect Christmas gifts in 2020.

After the year we’ve all had, we’re all looking for ways to reconnect with our loved ones. With Christmas just a few weeks away, festive gift-giving is now in full swing. To help you take the stress out of scoring the perfect present, check out our ultimate Christmas gift guide for 2020 below.

Give the gift of a refreshing, limited-edition Prosecco from Yarra Burn

A day at the beach is one of our favourite ways to spend an Aussie Christmas. With an esky of prawns, snags, and drinks in-tow, you can’t go wrong with sun, sand, and surf during the festive season. And this year, we’ve found the perfect refreshing summer drink to sip and gift this Christmas.

Meet Yarra Burn’s new limited-edition Prosecco, created in collaboration with Bondi Rescue Lifeguard and professional photographer, Anthony Glick. This light, refreshing tipple represents the taste of an Australian summer, with a one-of-a-kind Anthony Glick image of Bronte Beach adorning the bottle.

This delicious drop is the perfect accompaniment to a lavish Christmas Day lunch, boozy brunch, or festive sunset celebration. In fact, Yarra Burn are sparkling wine specialists, picking grapes at night and fermenting at cool temperatures to produce wines that are light, bright, and fruit-forward.

Make sure to get your hands on a bottle fast to avoid disappointment this Christmas gifting season as this limited-edition release is set to sell fast.

Yarra Burn’s limited-edition Prosecco ($20) will be available from December and will be stocked nationally at Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland, and independent retailers.

Give the gift of a classic spiced Christmas brandy from Bass & Flinders Distillery

Nothing says Christmas like a serve of spiced festive pudding. So, why not sip your way through those iconic flavours with a bottle of spiced Christmas brandy? The crew from Bass & Flinders Distillery have you covered with their spiced brandy, infused with a selection of rich spices and fruits.

Inspired by their Head Distiller’s own fourth-generation family Christmas pudding recipe, this spirit is perfect sipped neat, mixed into your favourite Christmas cocktail, or whisked into brandy foam sauce to serve with pudding.

Expect a subtle sweetness to Bass & Flinder’s delectable spiced brandy. The spirit is steeped in Christmas pudding ingredients (including dried apricots, cranberries, orange zest, and nutmeg) along with a unique blend of whimsical Christmas flavours including frankincense and myrrh.

Whether you’re treating yourself or organising a gift for a foodie friend, this spiced Christmas brandy is sure to be a hit on Christmas Day.

Bass & Flinders Distillery’s Spiced Christmas Brandy ($125) is available exclusively from the Bass & Flinders online store or Distillery Door, from now until Christmas.

Give the gift of New York-style festive cookies from THICC Cookies

Christmas is all about celebrating with good food and great company. This festive season, spoil your loved ones with epic New York-style cookies from the crew at THICC Cookies. On a mission to create Australia’s best cookies, the team has curated an unmissable range of Christmas-inspired treats perfect for festive gift-giving.

Prepare for classic Christmas flavours in THICC Cookies form with this must-try Christmas Box Set. Inside each box, you’ll find everything you need for a decadent festive feast. Munch your way through flavours including fruit mince pie, Christmas pudding, gingerbread, peppermint chocolate, and more.

With this epic gift box, you’re sure to blow Santa’s mind with THICC Cookies’ special Christmas range. In fact, these cookies are so drool-worthy you’ll wanna gift yourself a box, too.

THICC Cookies’ Christmas cookies range is on sale from the last week of November and available for order online (with delivery available Australia-wide). 

Give a gift that packs a punch from ChilliBOM 

On the hunt for a unique foodie gift with a spicy twist? Look no further than ChilliBOM, the hot sauce mecca slinging delicious spicy sauces to chilli fanatics across Australia. With Christmas just a few weeks away, the crew has curated an epic range of ChilliBOM Gift Packs and Hampers not to be missed.

Inside each hamper, you’ll find a bounty of hot sauces and other chilli goodies, all gift wrapped and delivered for FREE Australia-wide. Your loved ones will never forget being ChilliBOM’d, with a swag of chilli-fuelled products and delicious hot sauces to be enjoyed.

The best bit? There is a range of gift packs and hampers to suit all levels of chilli love (from Mild and Breezy through to the Reaper Extreme). From their ChilliBOM Hot Sauce Gift Pack ($40) all the way to their Deluxe Hot Sauce Gift Hamper ($250), you’ll find something for everyone this festive season.

ChilliBOM’s Christmas Packs and Hampers are on-sale online now (starting from $40), and available for FREE delivery Australia-wide.

Give the gift of Brown Brothers’ new Premium Prosecco Brut

Nothing says Christmas like a plate of fresh seafood and a glass of bubbles. If you’re looking for the perfect tipple to gift (or drink) this festive season, look no further than Brown Brother’s new Premium Prosecco Brut.

This drop is the pinnacle of Brown Brother’s well-loved and celebrated Prosecco range, offering a slightly drier version of their best-selling Prosecco NV (Australia’s number one Prosecco).

This new Premium Prosecco Brut is made with everyday occasion in mind, delivering a bright, zesty, and vibrant drop with aromas of apple and citrus. This Christmas, why not enjoy a glass of this Premium Prosecco Brut with a plate of freshly shucked oysters, whitebait with lemon aioli, or even a lavish cheeseboard of goats’ cheese and camembert.

Brown Brother’s new Premium Prosecco Brut is available to order online ($27 per bottle or $22 each in a case of six). Secure your bottle here

Give the gift of ‘gram-worthy laundry gear from The Dirt Company

While laundry detergent might seem like an odd Christmas gift choice, hear us out. This isn’t your ordinary laundry gear. In fact, it looks so good you’ll want to snap and share it with your Instagram followers.

Meet The Dirt Company, the Australian-made eco-laundry detergent that is 100% biodegradable, grey water safe, vegan, and cruelty-free. Their range is good for your skin and the planet with powerful pure ingredients and refillable packaging that you can reuse and send back to be refilled. Plus, 50% of all profits go towards The Ocean Cleanup.

Feel good this festive giving season and go ethical with The Dirt Company’s Bundles of Joy laundry bundle. Each kit comes packed with everything you need for the ultimate eco-friendly gift, including a full laundry detergent dispenser bottle and refill pack, full wool and delicate detergent dispense bottle, 30 stainless steel pegs in a recycled peg bag plus a reply paid envelope to return your packaging for a refill.

The best bit? You won’t have to worry about wrapping with each box delivered in a custom gift box designed by artist Gemma Leslie (valued at $75).

The Dirt Company’s Bundles of Joy Christmas laundry bundle is available for order online (starting from $50).

Give the gift of eco-friendly Christmas trees delivered via the post from Floraly

After an epic sell-out year in 2019, Floraly’s adorable eco-friendly Christmas trees are back for 2020.

In case you missed it, Floraly offers living Christmas trees delivered in a decorative box via the post. These fresh, locally-sourced conifer spruce trees stand 60cm tall and come with their roots and soil intact for a gift that will last for years. Plus, each box comes packed with all the Christmas necessities you need to bring your tree to life (including fairy lights, embellishments, and a decorative pot).

Take your pick of their classic red and gold or modern silver and white variations. This unusual and unique gift idea is perfect as a seasonal housewarming gift, baby’s first Christmas gift, a planet-friendly gift, a colleague thank you gift, an oh-my-gosh-I-have-too-many-baubles gift, or if you just want a living plant in your home and garden. And, with a little love, this Christmas tree will be your forever tree.

Floraly’s range of living Christmas trees delivered via the post is available for order online for delivery Australia-wide.

Give the gift of award-winning spirits from Underground Spirits

This festive season, treat your family, friends, or yourself to a top-notch bottle of Australian-made spirits from Underground Spirits. The brother-sister team (Dr. Toby Angstmann and Claudia Roughley) is renowned for crafting award-winning vodkas and gins. Expect top-notch spirits crafted using local, high-quality ingredients and pure spring water from the Snowy Mountains.

There’s plenty of choice in Underground Spirit’s range, including their Ad Crescendum Native Gin (crafted from ingredients foraged from the Australian National Botanic Gardens). Plus, they’ve even collaborated with Canberra’s annual Floriade festival to produce their first-ever pink gin, the limited edition Floriade:ReimaGINed (which you can still get your hands on if you act fast!).

The Underground Spirits range also includes the deliciously rich Vodka with Caramel or why not try their Signature Vodka, a pure and clean spirit. Lovers of gin will be delighted with the all-round crowd-pleasing Signature Gin or the more complex Shiraz Gin with Tasmanian Pepperberries (crafted using wine barrels sourced directly from Canberra Region winemakers).

The Underground Spirits range can be ordered online and is available at select beverage retailers. 

Give the gift of a delicious Christmas brew from The Wood Roaster

With a busy season of feasting and festive celebrations ahead, we could all use a good coffee. If you’re searching for the perfect blend to sip and gift this Christmas, look no further than The Wood Roaster’s latest limited-edition release.

Back for another festive season, local roasters The Wood Roaster have just released their latest Christmas Blend. Capturing the fragrance and energy of the holiday season, this latest release is the perfect brew to enjoy with friends and family this year.

The Wood Roasters have sourced the finest beans from small, micro-lot coffee farms that have the best resources and environment possible in each region. Expect to enjoy tasting notes of strawberries, raspberry, blueberry, dark chocolate, and maple syrup.

The Wood Roaster’s Christmas Blend is available for order online (starting from $25 for a 250g bag up to $80 for a 1kg bag). 

Give the gift of luxe Australian-made travel bags from Amici Collective

While trips abroad as still a while away, this new range of genuine leather travel bags is the perfect accompaniment to staycations and weekends away this summer. Whether you’re updating your own wardrobe or looking for a special Christmas gift, Amici Collective’s debut collection of Australian-made handbags needs to be at the top of your list.

Designed and crafted right here in Sydney, Amici Collective’s top-notch range features one-of-a-kind pieces made to stand the test of time. Each bag is made in small batches, with a range of stylish yet functional designs (including shopping totes, garment bags, accessory pouches, and more).

Looking for the perfect festive gift this year? Why not grab their hero Traveller Tote Bag ($299, perfect for weekend getaways, work, and play) or the Jetsetter Passport Clutch ($139, made to take you from beach to bar).

Amici Collective’s debut collection is on sale online now (with FREE standard shipping Australia-wide for delivery within 5 business days). 

Give the gift of Australian-grown tea from T Totaler 

There’s nothing like catching up with your friends and family over a cuppa. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift for the tea-lovers in your life, may we suggest nabbing a pack of Australian loose leaf tea from T Totaler this holiday season.

Since 2012, Sydney-based duo Amber and Paul have been helping Sydneysiders discover the art of tea. Their lovingly packaged and eco-conscious range featuring reusable packaging (including beautiful apothecary jars and tea test tubes). In fact, their packaging is so beautiful you won’t even need to wrap your goodies.

This festive season, there are endless locally-made tea packs to enjoy from T Totaler. Give your loved ones the ultimate Iced Tea Gift Box ($45), a classic Tea Gift Kit ($70), or even a French Earl Grey Tea Hot Choc Kit ($70).

T Totaler’s gift packs are on-sale online and from their Sydney store in The Galeries (starting from $30) with FREE shipping on orders over $30. 

Give the gift of boutique art, crafts, and homewares from the Riverside Stables Christmas Market

Looking for a unique Christmas gift? You’ve come to the right place. Head to The William Inglis Hotel’s Riverside Stables Christmas Market this festive season, running for one weekend only (from December 17th to 20th, 2020).

Get ready to explore boutique market stalls with 40+ local vendors selling handmade gifts, arts, crafts, fashion, and homewares. Shop local this festive season and give a gift that will help support local small businesses across Sydney.

Plus, this Christmas market is pet and kid-friendly, with a range of Christmas photo spots with Santa available. There are even pet-friendly festive photos available too!

Throughout the weekend, they’ll be delicious food stalls serving tasty eats, live entertainment, and carols plus ‘gram-worthy gardens covered in twinkling Christmas lights. Talk about the perfect way to get in the festive spirit this season!

The Riverside Stables Market is happening at The William Inglis Hotel (155 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm 2170) from Thursday, December 17th to Sunday, December 20th, 2020. Tickets ($0 to $25) are available for purchase online

Give the gift of festive Christmas gin with Moore’s We Three Kings

Whether you’re looking to flex your bartender skills or give the gift of gin this Christmas, we’ve found the perfect spirit to add to your list.

Meet Moore’s We Three Kings Gin, the ultimate festive tipple to enjoy this Christmas. Spoil your friends, family, and yourself with this festive spirit. Crafted by Phillip Moore (a master distiller and pudding maker extraordinaire), this sell-out gin celebrates everything we love about Christmas.

The secret ingredient to this gin is Moore’s signature Christmas puddings (a recently improved family recipe) along with gifts from the Three Kings (edible gold from Melchior of Persia, Frankincense from Caspar of India, and Myrrh from Balthazar of Arabia).

The result? Expect the aromas and flavours of Christmas in a bottle, with festive spices of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg along with oranges, lemons, muscatel grapes, currants, and sultanas. And this year, the We Three Kings gin release is the best yet (perfect topped with Fever-Tree aromatic tonic, as a Martini or on the rocks).

Moree’s We Three Kings Gin ($98) is available for purchase online from Distillery Botanica. Plus you can find bottles in-store at David Jones and from Distillery Botanica’s distillery door (25 Portsmouth Road, Erina 2250).  Become a Friend of the Distillery to be the first to know about exclusive discounts, rewards, and gin-fuelled events. 

Give the gift of epic savings (to yourself) thanks to Cashrewards

We don’t need to tell you that Christmas can easily blow a budget. It’s the time of year where we dread checking our bank account (especially if we’re buying for a big family). So, why not reward yourself and score real cashback when you shop this silly season?

That’s exactly what Cashrewards is all about. When you shop from your favourite brands through the Cashrewards website or app you’ll score cashback from your purchase (deposited into your bank or PayPal account). Plus, these rates are on top of the usual deals these brands are running.

There’s plenty of brands and epic offers to choose from which can see you get cashback up to 8% on Apple, 10% on Seed Heritage, up to 14% on Dan Murphy’s, 7% on Jo Malone, and up to 10% at Myer (and so much more). Not sure what to buy this Christmas? Check out Hard to Find on Cashrewards to save big on unexpected and unusual festive gifts (perfect for Kris Kringle presents or memorable festive gifts).

Want to score $20 towards your festive shopping? Enter your details HERE to receive an exclusive $20 welcome bonus when your sign up to Cashrewards for free. 

Give the gift of gin distilled on the French Riviera thanks to Comte de Grasse 

Want to treat your loved ones to the best of the French Riviera this Christmas? We’ve found just the luxe spirit you need to add to your Christmas gift list. Meet 44°N gin, distilled on the French Riviera and inspired by the perfume mastery of the city of Grasse.

Crafted in the fragrance capital of the world, the team from Comte de Grasse distillery has just launched the perfect spirit to help you escape the Mediterranean. Their inaugural 44°N gin combines modern gin distilling methods with cutting edge perfume extraction technology to create a bold fusion of flavours that play with your senses.

Packed with 20 handpicked botanicals, expect an elegant gin that captures the essence of the Mediterranean Sea and sun-drenched coastline from Provence.

Ready to grab your bottle? 44°N Gin can be purchased online via The Drink Hive ($160) or from David Jones, Boozebud, The Wine Collective, or Dan Murphys. 

Sponsored Love. This post is proudly brought to you in partnership with The Dirt Company, THICC BIGG, Floraly, Nobel Spirits, Distillery Botanica, Accolade Wines, T Totaler, Underground Spirits, ChilliBOM, Cashback, The Wood Roaster, Amici Collective, Bass & Flinders Distillery, The Boathouse, Brown Brothers, and The William Inglis Hotel. Thank you for supporting the partners that make Eat Drink Play possible. 

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