This holiday season, take the stress out of Christmas shopping and shop local. Whether you want to gift a day on the slopes, eat great food, or grab some handmade gifts, some of our favorite .melbourne sites have you covered.

If you want: to give an experience

Buller Day Ski

It might be too warm to hit the slopes in December, but you’ll be ready for 2021’s snow season through Buller Day Ski. Set up your visit to Mt Buller’s winter wonderland in advance to have your choice of days. You can opt for a same-day ticket so that you’re back in the city for dinnertime or return on another day if you fancy a long weekend. Make the trip even more seamless by pre-hiring skis, lessons, lift tickets, and more.

Reflections Skin Rejuvenation & Beauty Boutique

Pamper someone this holiday with a gift voucher to this Williamstown salon. They offer different services, ranging from spray tans and massages to manicures and facials, or you can gift a day spa package that includes several luxe services.

If you want: unique shopping

The Collective Boutique

Know a gal who has it all? This consignment shop, based in Prahran, offers designer pre-loved items at prices that mortals can afford. Bonus: make an appointment with a stylist to drop off your own items at the same time and receive 40 percent of whatever the piece sells for.

Bonnie Parker

This bohemian-inspired women’s boutique is perfect for scoring stylish unique items. The shop is located in East Balwyn but if you’re short on time or too lazy to make the trip, you can order online easily.

Restore Melbourne

Spending more meant getting more. Until you found Re:Store Melbourne a store with the sole purpose of providing sought-after, head-turning, and genuine street-wear at the best price possible. Some brands you’ll find on their website include Supreme, KAWS, A BATHING APE, Jordan, Yeezy and Off-White. For a surprise gift why not order one of their Mystery Boxes; Each box is packed with a mix of goodies that guarantee you are getting more than your money’s worth!

If you want: to gift something delicious

Melbourne Picnic Packages

Are you even a Melbournian if you haven’t had a picnic in your local park this year? Melbourne Picnic Packages create beautiful styled picnics with delicious grazing boards, sparkling wine and complementary games at Princes Park in Carlton. You can choose a picnic package for 2 people, up to 10 people.


When you just want to catch up with a mate over the holidays and enjoy a cocktail, good views, and some delicious food, head to Yugo. Located in the heart of Crowne Plaza Melbourne, each seat has guaranteed views of the kitchen, allowing you to view how your food is being prepared. This beautifully designed bar and restaurant offers Asian flavors developed with French techniques.

Have a wonderful holiday Melbourne, don’t forgot you can own your own piece of the unique city of Melbourne with a .melbourne domain name; the only web address that provides individuals and businesses a truly Melburnian space online.