It is easy to understand why this time of year is called the silly season. There are festive functions to attend, delicious turkeys to baste, beautiful decorations to hang and, on top of all that, you have to find the perfect present for all your nearest and dearest. No wonder Santa needs all year to prepare for this exciting day!
So as the calendar moves closer to December 25th, we thought we would give you some help.
Choosing the perfect present is an art. It is often difficult to uncover that unique gift which perfectly suits those special people in your life.
Forget department stores and global chains. Our team of marketeers have been roaming the Market discovering a whole range of individual and artisanal gifts that are sure to even satisfy Great-Aunt Pearl who hasn’t smiled since 1993.
Nothing embodies the Christmas season better than snow covered German forests and one of our newest traders, Gewürzhaus, is bringing a great gift option to Melbourne direct from the mountains of Germany.
Seiffen, a traditional German town in the Erzgebirge, has become known across the world for manufacturing specialised wooden products since the 19th century. They are renowned across the world for their nutcrackers, pyramids, toys and ornaments including a number of special Christmas inspired creations currently occupying the shelves at Gewürzhaus.
Prices range from $24.95-$599.95
Available from Gewürzhaus, Shop #7-9, Deli Hall
Shopping for someone a bit younger? Yaraandoo Park Concepts have you covered with personalised name trains.
Choose from any or all of the 26 letters in the alphabet to create a wooden train which spells out any name with the option of customising the train with koala, butterfly and heart carriages.
$5 per carriage
Available from Yaraandoo Park Concepts, Queen Street end of J Shed
Continuing with the wooden theme, stop by Curds & Whey in the Deli Hall to pick up some Woodside Rubi cheeses. Made in South Australia by artisan cheesemaker Kris Lloyd, these soft hand made fresh goat’s cheeses are covered in herbs and edible flowers and make the perfect centrepiece for any Christmas Day cheese platter.
$5.75 per cheese
Available from Curds & Whey, Shop #12-13, Deli Hall
Looking for a unique Christmas gift to brighten the home? Stop by Cactusland to pick up some colourful plants.
A wide range of varieties are available, including cacti, succulents, tillandsias and bromeliads, each in their own bright pot. This unique present is sure to be the most talked-about gift over the Christmas pudding!
Available from Cactusland, Queen Street end of C Shed (Tues, Thurs – Sat) or Queen Street end of I Shed (Sun)
With the enormous variety of products and produce available at the Market, you are sure to find the perfect present across our seven hectares. And don’t forget our extended trading hours for the holiday season providing even more opportunities for some Christmas shopping.