Christmas gifts perth: The Ultimate Perth Christmas Gift Guide


The Ultimate Perth Christmas Gift Guide

Ahhh Christmas. It’s a magical time of year. A time to catch up with friends and family, to spend long days at the beach and to eat more seafood in a sitting than any one person should be able to consume in a week. But it’s also a time to stress yourself out about buying the perfect presents, avoid it for weeks and then head to your local shopping centre on Christmas eve and wind up crying in the corner because there are too. many. people!

So let’s avoid that this year shall we? We’ve found everything your friends and fam could ever want and wrapped it up into your ultimate guide to Christmas shopping in Perth. And best of all, you’ll be supporting our incredible local retailers.


Let’s face it, a quality drop of alcohol never goes unappreciated on Christmas day. And Perth has no shortage of top tier boutique bottle shops packed with locally produced wines, beers and spirits. Just drop into any of the below stores to pick up something spesh for your nearest and dearest. If you’re just not sure though, sing out to the staff at any of these joints and they’ll point you in the right direction. 

  • Commune Wine Store, Maylands

  • King Somm, Baywater

  • Northbird Wine Store, Northbridge

  • The Wine Thief, West Leederville

  • Young George, East Fremantle

  • Petition Wine Bar & Merchant, Perth

  • Wise Child, North Fremantle

  • The Re Store, Leederville

  • The Wine Store At Lalla Rookh, Perth

  • Steves Winestore, Nedlands

  • Grand Cru Wine Shop & Cellar, Mount Lawley and Nedlands

  • La Vigna, North Perth

  • Wines Of While, Perth

  • Mane Liquor, Belmont

  • Old Bridge Cellars, North Fremantle

  • Tiny’s Liquor Emporium, Perth

  • Boatshed Wine Loft, Cottesloe

  • Besk, West Leederville


Books are always a great way to show you really know your giftee because there is literally a book for everything. Buying for someone who can’t get enough of looking at interiors on Instagram? Pick them up a new coffee table book. Travel addict? Let their eyes do the wondering as they flick through pages of drop-dead gorgeous destinations. Sneaker fan? Yep, there’s books for them too.

  • Planet Books, Mount Lawley and Northbridge

  • Diabolik Books & Records, Mount Lawley

  • Crow Books, East Victoria Park

  • Elizabeth’s Bookshops, Various Locations

  • Millpoint Caffe Bookshop, South Perth

  • New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle

  • The Lane Bookshop, Claremont

  • Quality Comics, Perth

  • Boffins Books, Perth 

  • White Dwarf Books, Perth

Gourmet Bites

For the foodies in your life, splash out on some exceptional bites from our local providores. From creamy cheeses and crunchy local pickles, to sweet delights and postcode honey, we’re pretty lucky here in Perth when it comes to gourmet food supplies. Check out some of the best stores below. While you’re at it, do some shopping for your Christmas day feast. 

  • The Re Store, Northbridge

  • Smoult’s Larder, Maylands

  • The Black Truffle, North Fremantle

  • George Street Merchants, East Fremantle

  • Galati & Sons, Fremantle

  • Kakulas Sister, Fremantle and Nollamara

  • Napoli Mercato, Harrisdale

  • The Herdsman, Churchlands

  • Boatshed Market, Cottesloe

  • C Lo Presti & Son, East Fremantle

  • The Dutch Butcher, Welshpool

  • Charlie’s Fresh Food Market, Morley

  • Passione Gourmet Deli, Kingsley

Hampers & Gift Delivery

Don’t have time to get out for Christmas shopping? We hear you. Thankfully there are plenty of local gift delivery services that can act as your special Christmas elves this year, and spread cheer on your behalf. From choccies and flowers, to boozed-up sugar boxes, you’ll find something to suit everyone. 


While this year there won’t be as many festival tickets available for gifting to the music fanatics in your life, there are still plenty of musical treasures around town that would make the perfect gift. Why not pop into one of Perth’s best record stores and gift some classic vinyl? 

  • Urban Records, Leederville

  • Diabolik Books & Records, Mount Hawthorn

  • Cafe Vinyl, Perth

  • Noise Pollution Records, Northbridge

  • Dada, Perth

  • Rhubarb Records, East Victoria Park and Leederville

  • Midland Records, Midland

  • The Record Finder, Fremantle

  • Junction Records, Fremantle

  • Sound One, Yokine

  • Mills, Fremantle


If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that indoor plants are a surefire way to feel better in your space. There are so many incredible boutiques around Perth where you can pick up a cute lil potted fiddle leaf fig, devils ivy, or monstera for the special plant fiends in your life. 

  • Little Leaf Co, Myaree

  • Bar Botanik, North Perth

  • Stackwood, Fremantle

  • Hass & Co Botanics, Leederville

  • Fern and Hoogah, Booragoon

  • Green Assembly, Claremont

  • Green Emporium, Fremantle

  • Creation Landscape Supplies, North Fremantle

  • Dawson’s Garden World, Various Locations

  • Succulents of Swanbourne, Swanbourne

  • Lansdale Plants, Lansdale

  • Green Room Decor, Maylands 

Dining Experiences

If like us, your nearest and dearest love eating out but are also trying to keep an eye on their budgets, treat them to an epic night of carefree feasting at one of Perth’s best restaurants. Who knows, they might even invite you along (that’s what we call a win, win). 

  • Coogee Common, Coogee

  • Bivouac, Northbridge

  • Long Chim, Perth

  • Le Rebelle, Mount Lawley

  • Wildflower, Perth

  • Petition Kitchen, Perth

  • Manuka Woodfire Kitchen, Fremantle

  • Lulu La Delizia, Subiaco

  • Bib & Tucker, North Fremantle

  • Hearth, Perth

  • Bread In Common, Fremantle

  • La Cabana, South Fremantle

  • No Mafia, Northbridge

  • Nobu, Burswood

  • Lions and Tigers, Fremantle

  • Balthazar, Perth

  • Young George, East Fremantle

  • Odyssea, City Beach

  • Fleur, Perth


Too scared to gift any Aussie escapes this year? We get it. Thankfully, there are so many exceptional Perth hotels that are sure to transport your special someone to holiday mode. Whether you choose to surprise them with a fully booked stay or play it safe with a voucher, there’ll be no complaining when they open this unassuming envelope on Christmas day. 

  • Warders Hotel, Fremantle

  • Samphire, Rottnest

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

  • COMO The Treasury, Perth

  • Quay Perth, Perth

  • Tradewinds, Fremantle

  • Alex Hotel, Northbridge

  • Tribe, West Perth

  • Hougoumont, Fremantle

  • Sage Hotel, West Perth

  • QT Perth, Perth

  • The Local Hotel, South Fremantle


Gift your trendy guys and gals with some fresh fashion picks from Perth’s best boutiques. If you’re stuck on what to pick, just ask the stylish staff at any of these top spots or go for a voucher if you’re dealing with the extra picky types. 

Women’s Boutiques
  • ACO, Cottesloe

  • Staple Store, Fremantle

  • Periscope Clothing, Northbridge

  • The Annex, Mount Hawthorn

  • Ooh La La, North Fremantle

  • Coco & Lola, Nedlands

  • Out With Audrey, West Leederville

  • Sana Boutique, Claremont

  • Lulu & Sasha, Maylands

  • Meg & Wally, West Leederville

  • Chachi, Northbridge and Applecross

Streetwear Boutiques
  • Cabinet Noir, Perth

  • Highs & Lows, Various Locations

  • Milk Fashion, Doubleview

  • Morgan Marks, Nedlands & North Perth

  • Elroy, Mount Lawley

  • Cold Wave Store, Perth

  • Street X, Northbridge

  • Lessons, Perth

  • Hypnotise, Northbridge

  • West Brothers, Mirrabooka


Everyone loves a lil pampering come Christmas, so why not gift your loved ones some boujee beauty buys or luxe spa experiences from some of Perth’s best day spas and salons? 

  • The Secret Skincare, Online

  • Youth Lab, Claremont & West Perth

  • Heartwood Natural Harmony, Cottesloe

  • Blanc, Cottesloe

  • Rachel Lavelle, East Fremantle

  • Barbara Cavalli Facial Therapist, Perth

  • The Skin Fairy, Claremont

  • La Belle Peau, North Perth

  • Museo, Mount Lawley

  • Djurra, Fremantle

  • Allure, Claremont

  • Bramis, Subiaco

  • Bodhi J, Various Locations

  • Absolute Cosmetic, Raine Square

  • COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Perth

  • My Skin Boutique, Nedlands

  • Cove Spa, South Perth

  • Embody Health, Subiaco

  • Luxe Spa on Kensington, East Perth


If your giftee is the kind of person that takes pride in perfecting every room of their abode, they’ll enjoy waking up Christmas day to some fresh new homewares. These local stores will have you covered for everything from candles and cute mugs to furnishings and wall art. 

  • Arrival Hall, Northbridge

  • Oopenspace, Subiaco

  • La Luna, Inglewood

  • Remedy, Fremantle and Leederville

  • Stackwood, Fremantle

  • District, Subiaco

  • Angove Street Collective, Inglewood

  • Granite Lane Homewares, Mount Hawthorn

  • Corner Store, Claremont and South Fremantle

  • Mobilia, Claremont

  • The Rug Studio, Fremantle and Leederville

  • Cool Calm Collected, North Perth

  • Empire, Various Locations

  • Merchants of Swanbourne, Swanbourne

  • Ware, Mount Lawley

  • Daisy & Rowe, Bassendean and Maylands

Need a bite after all that Christmas shopping? Check out the best restaurants in Perth.

Image credit: Agnieszka Paltynowicz, Besk, Sugar Coat It, Stackwood, Samphire, Street X, Arrival Hall

Plum Gifts » Corporate Gift Hampers Perth

Corporate Info

Let Plum gifts make your corporate image shine …

Corporate Christmas gifts (plus packages for other occasions) are our specialty, and a growing part of our business.  This is one exception where business should definitely be mixed with pleasure!

Although Plum Gifts boasts in excess of 150 different hampers, it is possible that you still can’t find that hamper which is ‘just right’.  Not a problem!  Many of our corporate gifts are custom designed. Plum Gifts can design gifts to suit your business’ theme, budget and clients.  We are also experts in sourcing those ‘exceptional’ items to make you stand out from the rest.

Corporate Gifts – here are just a few services we can offer

  • hampers based on your corporate colours
  • ‘employee of the month’ awards
  • thank you gifts to customers
  • charity donations
  • promotional items

Plum Gifts understands the importance of presenting and promoting your business in the best light possible.  To do this, where multiple orders are required, we are happy to meet with you to discuss your needs, and to ensure that the end product puts a smile on your face, as well as the recipients of your hampers.

Multiple orders – whether it is a single present for your best employee or 1,000 hampers for your valued clients, we can create multiple designs and still make each recipient feel special.

Make your own hamper

Designing corporate gift hampers is Plum Gifts’ expertise. Some customers, however, prefer to choose their own products and design their own hamper. If this is you, then please download our “Make Your Own Hamper” catalogue. Then email your selection to [email protected], or call us and we will help you finalise everything. Alternatively, if you would like us to help you by making some suggestions, then please complete our Order Form which is available as a pdf and an online form. 

Make Your Own Hamper Catalogue


Let us help you with your custom needs by sending an email . Our representative will then contact you to help plan and create a hamper that is right for you.

Christmas Hampers Perth | Christmas Gifts Wrapped Ready for Christmas

Best Gift Baskets For Christmas In Perth Hampers By Design

Find the ideal present for a memorable holiday gathering. Our holiday gift guide makes it simple to choose gifts for your next Christmas gift delivery.

Why give an impersonal bottle of wine when you can send an indulging hamper of wine, beer and gourmet treats?

So whether you are based in Melbourne and need to send a Christmas day hamper to Perth, or if you live in Perth and are hoping to send an extra special birthday gift basket to Adelaide, Hampers By Design can get the perfect hamper; to that very special person easily!

Can i send a gift hamper to someone in Perth Australia from overseas?

Christmas gift ideas for Christmas Hampers by Design giftbaskets and gift hampers delivered throughout Australia, delicious Christmas hampers and wonderful gift ideas for Christmas presents that you will adore!

But why buy your Christmas gourmet hamper from Hampers By Design?

We specialize in pamper hampers, self-care sets, gourmet hampers, lockdown birthday deliveries, isolation care packs, corporate Xmas hampers, Christmas hampers, Christmas gourmet hampers, staff Xmas hampers, pamper birthday deliveries, champagne gifts, isolation gifts, wine gift hampers, champagne engagement gifts, pamper and champagne gifts, mother and baby gifts, employee incentive gifts, and corporate Xmas hampers.

Looking for Christmas drink hampers featuring gin, whisky, vodka, cocktails or other spirits?

Our hamper designer has includes a bottle of the much-loved Moet & Chandon brut imperial nv champagne to guarantee our moet and gourmet canapés deliver the whole gourmet experience.

Why gift a Hampers By Design hamper?

Hampers By Design florist and gift baskets is a wholly western Australian family owned and operated Perth hampers, hamper and gift basket business located in Perth city, western Australia.

I’m looking for gluten free and diabetic friendly hamper to go to Wangara, Perth?

Our bestselling Perth hamper for Christmas is also the best gift hamper for champagne lovers – the moet and gourmet nibbles hamper.

Am I eligible for food and gift assistance this Christmas?

Fruit cake, gourmet chocolates, mince tarts, gingerbread, and shortbread are effortlessly combined with Christmas party staples like gourmet crackers, chocolates, and Australian wines to create really unique corporate gift hampers to bestow upon your treasured colleagues, partners, and clients.

Looking to send a hamper gift to Perth?

Because this hamper has been a top seller for years, the moet and gourmet snacks basket is a classic gourmet hamper at the hamper emporium.

How long will gift delivery take throughout Australia?

This gourmet corporate hamper, filled with two trademark wines from Robert Oatley Vineyards and gourmet sweet and savory delicacies, is ideal for sending as a personal present to a close friend or loved one.

Where can i buy a Christmas hamper in Australia?

This is bliss in a gift basket, with a robe, bath salts, skincare beauty items, a candle, chocolates, brittle, almonds, and, of course, a bottle of Chandon sparkling wine sent directly to her home in Perth.

Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

Struggling to find Christmas gifts for her each year? Say goodbye to this common problem, because Gifts Australia has an entire catalogue packed with original gift ideas for her. If you need some inspiration, check out some of the additional suggestions from the Gifts Australia team below.

What Are the Best Christmas Gifts for Her in 2021?

When you need the latest Christmas gifts for her in 2021, you can easily find the best options at Gifts Australia. Not only do we provide a stunning range of designer jewellery pieces, we also have the latest cosmetics gift sets and gift packs from brands such as L’Occitane, MOR Cosmetics and Jurlique.

Do you want to buy her something unforgettable this holiday season? If so, we can certainly recommend checking out the range of experiences for her. When you need original Christmas present ideas for her, you will find that our experiences provide the best options. From a nice gourmet dinner to a pampering spa day, our range of Christmas gifts for her contains the best options as thoughtful gifts or unique gift ideas for female recipients.

What Are Some Great Books to Get Her This Christmas?

Customers who are looking for unique Christmas gifts for her will find many of them in our books section as well. Gifts Australia provides the latest cookbooks, travel books, but also novelty books that could be appreciated during the holiday season.

When you need some Christmas ideas for her or even for the whole family choose from our books section, we always recommend incorporating your recipient’s personal preferences. For example, if your recipient is fashion-obsessed, we would advise one of the Vogue books in our collection. Of course, if she is an avid cook, you will find the best gift ideas for her among our cookbooks. We make Christmas shopping easy at Gifts Australia and offer great gifts for every woman this festive season from small Kris Kringle and Secret Santa presents to larger gifts on everyone’s wish list. 

What Are the Best Christmas Gifts for Mums?

All mums love to be pampered, so the best Christmas gift ideas for her will have a high pampering factor. One of the best ways to provide your mum with a pampering experience during the holiday season is through one of our pamper hampers. These hampers contain anything from cosmetics to a delightful bottle of bubbly.

Of course, mums will be delighted with a pampering experience as well. Our best-seller luxe gifts for her include spa days, mobile massages, and delicious gourmet dinners to delight foodies in a relaxing setting. We are sure you will find an experience to pamper mum with this holiday season.

Our Christmas gifts for mum range also includes a lot of designer gifts. Inside the Christmas gifts for mum catalogue, you can find designer handbags, fashionable totes and jewellery, so if you find yourself stuck on which Christmas gifts for mum to buy, designer products are certainly good options. Still, if you need even more inspiration, be sure to check out the rest of our Christmas gifts for mum collection. Keep all these gifts in mind for birthday gifts, Valentine’s Day, anniversary gifts and Mother’s Day gifts as well, as they not just the perfect Christmas Day present ideas. 

What Are the Best Christmas Gifts for Girlfriends?

Finding the perfect Christmas gifts for your girlfriend this holiday season is easy at Gifts Australia. We provide a large collection of jewellery, cosmetics, and pampering gifts your girlfriend will appreciate, simply head over to the “women” section to discover them.

When you are buying something for your girlfriend this holiday season, you want to make sure you have something special to make her Christmas special. Even if you do not know all her personal preferences, Gifts Australia can easily provide some recommendations from the jewellery, beauty products or pamper hamper sections that would suit a girlfriend Christmas gift. These include relaxing aromatherapy products that feature candles, diffusers and fragrant essential oils. The range of sterling silver, rose gold and gold-plated jewellery items and other trinkets are romantic gifts that also make great stocking stuffers for your girlfriend at Christmas.

Boyfriends who want to make their girlfriend’s Christmas even more special can also check out the experiences section on the website. There are some personalised romantic experiences available, which you can participate in as well. So, if you want a romantic experience for the both of you, check out our gourmet dinners, balloon flights, helicopter adventures, and even a weekend away! 

Want something a little more intricate? Or are you preparing a wedding proposal during the holiday season? If so, why not make things even more original with one of our Christmas gift ideas for girlfriends. We are sure it will be one experience your girlfriend – or maybe future wife – will remember forever.

What Are Some Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas for Her?

Finding the best gifts for her may seem like an impossible task if you have to stick to a tight budget during the holidays. However, being on a budget does not mean you cannot find the best gifts for her, especially if you shop at Gifts Australia.

Gifts Australia provides a range of affordable Christmas gifts for female recipients. We have affordable, yet thoughtful books and we also provide bath products, an extensive skincare range and pamper hampers for quite the sharp price.

To easily find the best gifts for her when you are on a budget, be sure to use the convenient filter menu on top of our catalogue. Simply move the slider to match your budget and get an instant overview of the available options.

What Are Some Funny Christmas Gift Ideas for Her?

Do you need to buy something for a woman with an amazing sense of humour? If so, you can find the perfect gifts for her in our novelty section. Our novelty gifts are both functional and funny, something a woman with a good sense of humour is bound to appreciate.

At Gifts Australia, customers can find homewares, decorations, and even books with a serious funny note. These novelty Xmas gifts can be gifted on their own during the holidays, since they are quite functional too. Of course, you can also combine them with some of the other options in our catalogue.

Gifts Australia offers free Australia-wide delivery for all gift purchases over $99. There are a range of payment options, including credit card and Zip Pay. Your luxe Christmas hamper gifts are also designed to arrive inside their keepsake gift box, complete with a complimentary gift card that includes your personalised message.

What Are Some Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas for Her?

As we mentioned earlier, it is easier than ever to find something affordable for your female recipient this holiday season. With our convenient budget filter, you can easily find the most affordable Christmas gift ideas for her to match your budget.

Customers who do not really have a budget, but do not want to spend too much on Christmas gift ideas for her this year, can also use our sorting menu. Simply organise the search results from lowest to highest if you want to view the most affordable options first.

Does Gifts Australia Offer Christmas Gift Cards and Wrapping?

Gifts Australia can provide gift-wrap and an accompanying Christmas card for your present. Select the Christmas presents you have in mind and add it to your card. Once you hit the checkout section, you will be provided with lots of options to make Christmas a little easier.

What Luxurious Gifts for Her Does Gifts Australia Have?

Customers can find countless luxurious gifts for their female recipient at Gifts Australia. Check out our range of luxurious champagnes, experiences, and jewellery to provide her with a true surprise.

Want to make sure you get all your Christmas gifts delivered on time? Gifts Australia provides delivery estimates on each of the product description pages, making it easier to estimate the arrival of your purchase. Of course, this year, we also deliver up to Christmas Eve, so if you order a little later, you can still get those important gifts!

We’re Australia’s gift specialists, and if you’ve got a special woman in your life or best friend, then we’ve got the perfect Christmas gift for her. You can show her how much you care with handbags, books, skincare, make-up, experience vouchers, beautiful homewares, including delightful home decor, and more.

Christmas Gifts For Kids 2021

Best Christmas Gifts For Kids In 2021

Get all your kids Christmas presents online in one place at Gifts Australia. Get in early to beat the Christmas rush and you’ll soon be decorating and decking out the Christmas tree surrounded by beautifully wrapped presents the kids can’t wait to open!  

Make this festive season the best for the whole family with unique Christmas gifts for kids to inspire their holidays. Even if you’re shopping for Santa presents for the kid who has everything, you’ll find stocking fillers, small gifts for kids, and main Christmas present ideas they’ll love.

We guarantee the kids will love to play with these fun toys for Christmas. Inspire them to get outside and enjoy the summer with new toys for xmas for preschoolers, our new and trending Christmas presents for tweens that are totally cool, and those hard to buy for Christmas gifts for teens.

We’ll inspire your Christmas gift list with the hottest kids Christmas gifts 2021. 

Christmas List Ideas By Age

Fill your Santa sack with Christmas gifts for kids of all ages with our gift guide. Every single suggestion here is something they will be excited to open on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day! Whether you need just one large main present for Christmas, or you want lots of little gifts Santa stocking stuffers, or a selection of good gifts from Santa, we will inspire your Christmas wish list this year.

Top Christmas Gifts For Preschoolers

We love finding unique Christmas gifts for preschool kids! This is the most fun age for Christmas shopping. The magic of Santa presents is what makes the season special. Young primary aged kids aged 4 or 5 years old will love adventurous activities and toys for Christmas. Get them immersed in nature, choose crafty and creative xmas gifts that encourage imaginative play, or toys to run around outside with. 

The most popular Christmas ideas for 4 or 5 years old are always colouring books,, kids jigsaws, family games, and construction toys. These affordable kids Christmas presents make buying for all the cousins at Christmas time easy and budget friendly!

Christmas Ideas For Kids In Primary School

You can hit the beach or play in the pool with fun outdoor toys for kids in our range of Christmas gifts for boys and girls aged 6 to 9. Fun kids cooking books to share with adults, or games they can play together with siblings over the holidays are a great idea. Recommended Christmas gifts for 6 or 7 year olds include books, cooperative board games, cool backpacks and puzzles. 
Our favourite Christmas gift suggestions for kids aged 8 or 9 years old are magic wands, prank joke sets, goopey science kits, bath bombs, zombie toys, fossil dig kits, and beach toys. 

Top Christmas Gifts 2021 For Tweens

Tweens are tricky! But you’ll find Christmas present ideas for even the fussiest 10, 11, and 12 year old girls and boys. Nanoblocks are popular at this age, and continue to be a best seller year after year. We recommend Shrinkies activity sets for crafty Christmas ideas for 10 year olds, hands on science creator kits are good Christmas presents for 11 year olds, and games to play with friends for a popular Christmas gift for 12 year olds.

Christmas Gifts For Teens 

Our favourite Christmas list ideas for teenage girls include candles, jewellery, and art supplies. And best selling Christmas gifts for teenage guys are tech toys like a VR headset, laser tag, and Star Wars themed presents. For unique teen Christmas gift ideas, a retro dance mat or retro handheld game are cool presents. Wireless speakers and bluetooth gadgets that connect to their phones are also nice teen Christmas gift ideas. 

Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids Not Toys

For Christmas gift ideas for kids that aren’t toys, you can always surprise them with a new book for Christmas. A book has always been a traditional Christmas gift for kids of all ages. From Roald Dahl collections to the Guess How Much I Love You series, there is a good book for every age range for xmas at Gifts Australia.

You will also find a popular range of & kids jewellery that makes a nice gift for Christmas for girls. Good Christmas gift ideas for boys that are not toys include a wrist watch, chessboard, or learn to draw set.

What Is The Five Gift Rule For Christmas?

The Christmas five gift rule is all about slowing down, opening gifts as a family, and being mindful of not overdoing it with your Christmas gifting. When choosing the best Christmas gifts for kids from mum or dad, make it easy by applying the 5 gift rule to each gift selection.

  1. Something they want
  2. Something they need
  3. Something to wear
  4. Something to read
  5. Something to do

Teaching children about what makes Christmas so special is really important. Giving heartfelt gifts and making unwrapping their presents on Christmas morning more meaningful is the best way to share the spirit of Christmas. 

Sharing the five gift rule for xmas with your kids is also a nice way to encourage a love of both giving and receiving. It will encourage kids to put more thought into their Christmas wish list, and create lovely family traditions. Make Christmas Day more about quality time and special gifts with meaning for your kids. 

Gift Ideas To Suit The Five Gift Rule Of Christmas

Something they want – this might be their one big gift from parents, or a new toy for Christmas
Something they need – hobby related gifts, backpack, moneybox, recipe book
Something to wear – new beach clothes, shoes, jewellery, watch, or brand name accessories
Something to read – a new book or magazine subscription
Something to do – a family outing, family board game, or adventure experience.

Christmas Hampers & Gift Baskets – All New 2021!

Christmas Hampers To Celebrate The Festive Season

If you are looking for quality gift ideas to give this Christmas, look no further than the wonderful range of Christmas hampers from Gifts Australia. Each Christmas gourmet hamper or gift basket is filled with delicious Christmas food, wine, and other treats to make a great gift for a loved one, relative, friend, colleague, or corporate Christmas hamper. And because there are so many to choose from, you can find the perfect Christmas gift basket for everyone this holiday season. Give a little staff Christmas hamper before the holidays, or buy the best family Christmas hampers full of extravagant treats and traditional Christmas puddings, cake, chocolates, and wine.

Our incredible new range of Christmas hampers for 2021 are available now, so you can get in early to ensure your Christmas food gift hampers for the family or bulk corporate Christmas hampers arrive in time. If you’re looking for the best Christmas hampers delivered for the end of the year, you can order all your Christmas hampers and other gifts in one place online. Christmas is a time to celebrate! And we can’t wait to share the joy of the holiday season with you. Your loved ones are going to be so impressed with the luxury Christmas hampers we have on offer.

What goes in a Christmas Hamper in Australia?

The best things to include in a Christmas hamper are a mix of traditional festive Christmas foods, indulgent treats, premium Australian wine or Champagne, and little surprises to make a big impression. You’ll find unique Christmas hampers at Gifts Australia all presented in a gorgeous gift box and with a personalised Christmas card.

At Gifts Australia, we offer an entire range of different options to make it easy to choose the best Christmas hamper for friends, family, and staff. These are luxury Christmas hampers that are even better than Chrisco! Every one of our premium Christmas hampers include a specially selected range of traditional Christmas food gifts and incredible gourmet delights worth waiting all year for. If you’re buying a gift for someone who loves Christmas season foods like gingerbread, sugar nuts, cranberry sauces, brandy butter, Christmas pudding, iced cakes, and good old fashioned fruit mince pies, then they will fall in love with our new gourmet luxury Christmas hampers 2021.

Can I create my own Christmas hamper?

Need a customised Christmas order? The best thing about ordering your Christmas hampers at Gifts Australia, is you can buy everything you need for all your family Christmas hampers and gifts all in one place. Our range of Christmas gift boxes are beautifully packaged to safely transport and perfectly display your chosen Christmas foods, treats, and little luxuries, so additional items can not be added inside the gift box. But the good news is you can select additional presents with gift wrapping to add to your Christmas hamper order and make a customised gift basket full of the perfect items that you know they will love.

Can I have my Christmas Gift Baskets delivered?

Yes, you can! All our Christmas hampers over $99 are delivered for free Australia wide. You can also add any of our Christmas gifts to your order to get all your Christmas shopping done in one place online. Choose the perfect selection of treats and create a Christmas hamper order for gift baskets that can be delivered to everyone on your list. We make Christmas shopping easy and affordable by including delivery for hampers and gifts they’ll love.

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90,000 Do you want to import Christmas gifts? Then hurry to buy now

Source: Australian Grand Open

Christmas is still over five months away, but AustraliaConsumers are urged to start buying imported gifts in the coming weeks so they can arrive on time.

A perfect storm from a series of events such as a halving of the maximum number of international arrivals, a boom in online shopping, container shortages, labor promotions and factory closures, disrupted the supply chain and led to serious delays in the movement of goods.transport.

The head of the freight and trade alliance, Paul Zalai, said buyers should plan ahead.

He said, “I strongly recommend that those who want to make sure there are suitable gifts under the tree to buy them when they are available in the next few weeks.”

Peter O’Brien, director of New Dimension Oz, a wholesaler of toys and educational products, said that during the epidemic, from ordering goods to shipping them to him, Sydney’s shelf life increased from 3 months to 6 months.

“If you started thinking about Christmas shopping last October, start thinking about it now in August. Most of the products come from overseas … Consider ordering in advance. ”

He also said that many of the company’s toys are imported from China, USA, UK and India, but due to the reduced number of ships and limited space, many of them cannot be loaded onto ships.

Although 24 shipping companies served Australia in 2005, the number dropped to 13 major carriers during the pandemic.

Peter Liddell, a professional services partner and logistics expert at KPMG, said retailers are stockpiling goods before Christmas but there is still a risk that they will be out of stock.

“The arrival time for restocking is typically 6 to 8 weeks, but has now been extended to 16–20 weeks. The closer to Christmas, the harder it gets. ”

Consumers with specific brand intentions should consider placing orders in the next few weeks.Riddle said everyone should be prepared to choose fewer options during the holiday season or buy Made in Australia “It can be done in a few days.”

A 2019 study by the Airports Association of Australia found that 80% of domestic air freight is carried by passenger flights, while the global average is only about 50%. This means that Australia’s freight transport is more dependent on air freight than others.peace.

Australia’s overseas travel ceiling was recently cut in half from about 6,070 passengers per week to 3,035. Experts believe this measure will exacerbate cargo delays as well as damage consumers’ wallets.

Frederick Horst of Cargo Facts Consulting said the Australian ban could also hinder sales of consumer products.

He tweeted on LinkedIn: “We estimate about 13 billion Australian dollars, thus putting aviation operations at risk.”

He said that if airlines cut capacity after August, import and export costs could rise and delays could occur.

Australian Retailer Association CEO Paul Zahra said he is “deeply concerned” about the drop in arrivals and the impact this will have on the retailer’s supply chain.

He says, “Federal Government, we need to continue to work with the industry to understand and support delivery channels so retailers can maintain healthy inventory levels and consumers can get the products they want.”

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War and Santa Claus |

Santa Claus is a fairy-tale character who is analogous to the Russian Santa Claus in Western culture. In his image are closely intertwined features of Saint Nicholas, a Christian bishop who lived in the eastern part of the Roman Empire in the 4th century, his Dutch incarnation Sinterklaas, English Father Christmas, German Christmas Child (Christkind), three wise men with gifts and Italian Befana.For centuries, these characters in different countries have delighted children, bringing gifts on holidays to those of them who behaved well.

During the Second World War, many families were divided, and the material living conditions of people deteriorated significantly. At this time, the celebration of Christmas, traditionally a joyous family holiday, took on a sadder connotation. Nevertheless, Santa Claus did not resign, but continued his good deed in new difficult conditions, both at the front and in the rear.

Warspot has already published material about the service of Santa Claus in the Red Army. And today we offer you to get acquainted with the working life of Santa Claus and his assistants in the armies and rear of the USSR allies in the Anti-Hitler coalition.

Père-Noel, the French “brother” of Santa Claus, gives Christmas presents to soldiers in December 1939

Santa Claus in a Willys SUV delivers a Christmas tree and gifts to the US Army’s Camp Lee training camp in Virginia. December 1941

There were not so many men in the rear during the war years, and sometimes women had to master the role of Santa.Home of evacuated children in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. December 1941

Santa Claus sends a gift and congratulations in advance to Adolf Hitler aboard the Flying Fortress, a B-17 bomber. November 1942

A group of American troops surrounded Santa Claus during the Christmas celebrations on Guadalcanal Island. The poster reads: “Merry Christmas Guadalcanal! To Hell, Tojo ”(Prime Minister and Minister of the Japanese Army at the time). Solomon Islands, 25 December 1942

Santa Claus in the American Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter before it was shipped under a Lend-Lease agreement from Edmonton, Canada to the USSR along the North-West route and the Alaska-Siberia route

Santa Claus visits the wounded on Guadalcanal in December 1942

One of the elves of Santa Claus, petty officer (petty officer) of the Royal Navy of Great Britain Bell, makes Christmas gifts

Santa Claus (Sergeant Hiram Prouty, 175th Infantry Regiment, US Army) uses an M3 medium tank as a reindeer team.Perham Down, England, December 1942

Santa Claus (Lieutenant Ian McLean) in the Ram tank of the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment, an armored unit in the Canadian Army. Highcliff, South Coast of England, Christmas 1943

Santa Claus visits the injured at an American field hospital in the Pacific Solomon Islands. December 25, 1943

Santa Claus is being screened at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory checkpoint, where American scientists worked to create nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project.State of Tennessee, USA, December 1944

Santa Claus surrounded by the crew of the American aircraft carrier Lexington, December 1944. This ship of the “Essex” class was named “Cabot” when it was laid down, but was renamed in honor of another aircraft carrier “Lexington”, sunk by the Japanese in May 1942 in the Coral Sea.

Santa Claus (aka St. Nicholas) performed by Corporal of the American 28th Infantry Division Dick Brookins in the recently liberated Luxembourg. Brookins portrayed Santa Claus in children’s shows in a costume borrowed from a local Catholic priest.December 1944

Santa Claus (RAF Private Fred Fazan) handing out gifts to Dutch children at Volkel AFB. North Brabant, Netherlands, December 13, 1944

Santa Claus (Captain of the American Stillerman Medical Corps) visits an Italian girl who was blown up by a mine. Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy. December 23, 1944

Santa Claus gives gifts to children of Australians killed in World War II. Perth, Western Australia 15 December 1945

Adelaide – City of Light | Kangaroo Island or Destiny’s Christmas Gifts

Well, since we are driving through Adelaide, we will touch upon the history of this city and some of its attractions.

– Adelaide bridge after sunset

Kangaroo Island or Destiny’s Christmas Gifts

Part Five – Adelaide – City of Light

Adelaide – the capital of South Australia, was founded by free settlers in 1836 and named after the Queen, wife of the English King William IV.

The history of South Australia is somewhat unusual. Since the surrounding area of ​​Adelaide is quite arid regions, it was decided to sell the land at specially inflated prices, inaccessible to small farmers. It was believed that wealthy landowners would be able to invest money and knowledge in the development of agriculture with greater benefits for the colony. In addition, South Australia was promised a fairly large independence from the very beginning, and the UK did not provide it with financial support.But when things began to improve in the colony, all the money remained in the local treasury, which contributed to the prosperity of the state.

In 1839 and subsequent years, Lutherans from Prussia began to move to South Australia, fearing reprisals on religious grounds. By the mid-forties, there were several German settlements here. German settlers founded the South Australian wine industry, which is now exported to many countries around the world. Adelaide is a beautifully planned city, as evidenced by its spacious streets and numerous parks.Previously, Adelaide was called “the city of churches” because of the many churches and cathedrals, some of which have not survived to this day. The main part of the population of South Australia lives in the capital, since most of its territory is deserts and semi-deserts.

A little after noon we were already in Adelaide and checked into the Welcome Inn 277 motel. on the street already approaching 43C, then we were given the coolest room. After a quick trip to Glenelg (a kind of Sydney Manly), seeing an incredible number of people, and realizing that it was terribly hot outside, we returned to the motel until evening.

– At Glenelg

Three bridges over Torrens River connect the City to North Adelaide city center: Victoria Bridge, Adelaide Bridge and Albert Bridge. We drove to the central one. At the start of the seventh we were at Adelaide bridge . We were unable to park at War Memorial Rd , and it was a pity to fire a car in the merciless sun (even though it was evening), so we found the nearest parking lot.Wow! And what are the prices for parking, well, just a gift in comparison with Sydney (Sydney) . There were places.

– Adelaide bridge

Adelaide bridge , built in 1929-1930 and opened on March 5th, 1931. It replaced the old City Bridge ( City Bridge , also known as King William Street Bridge ), built back in 1877, due to the fact that the capacity of the old bridge did not meet the needs of the city by 1920.In fact, even earlier, the first bridge, located about 500 meters west of the current bridge, was built of timber in 1839 and destroyed by a flood in September 1844. In 1849, 6,000 pounds sterling was allocated for the construction of the bridge and further, within four years, three wooden bridges were built and subsequently destroyed by floods. In June 1856, Iron City Bridge was opened, which was expanded in 1877, and in 1884 it was made two lanes.

– Iron City Bridge, circa 1866 / photo Nat. Libraries Australia

At first we did not understand that there are so many people then? Everyone always said “the village, the people are gone, how after the bomb everyone died out”. With us, they took everything and came to life, showing that Adelaide is the center of the universe and life is full of events. And the event was. There was a football match. It made us happy! Apparently that’s why the police rode their bicycles.

– Adelaide bridge
– St Peter’s Cathedral

On both sides of the Torrens River , overgrown with weeping willows, there is a picturesque park area (Elder Park and Creswell Gardens), and immediately behind Adelaide Bridge at the intersection of King William Street and Pennington Terrace stands the majestic St Peter’s Cathedral . They say this is a unique building.The sharp spiers of the cathedral with eight bells are simply magnificent and amaze with their monumentality and extraordinary severity of lines. Somewhere it was said that “the prim aristocracy of Victorian England shines through in the proud appearance of the cathedral” . St Peter’s Cathedral was founded in 1869 by Bishop Augustus Short and was designed and supervised by architects William Butterfield and Edward John Woods. The world famous organ of St.Petra was installed here in 1929

After waiting for the regime time for shooting, we quickly filmed, as we were told, sights of interest, went to bed.

– View of Adelaide from Mount Lofty (Mt. Lofty)

In the morning we went to Mount Lofty (Mt. Lofty) (727 m), having seen yesterday that in the morning it would be better to shoot Adelaide from it.

Adelaide was not considered properly.It will be necessary to plan, but without a car, or rent, but fly by plane. One and a half to two days on the road is still exhausting. And the weather is such that you need to “hunt” for good shots. All the time they thought that the pictures were not so bright among the people in Hell, but that’s the point. Everything is “flooded” by the sun.

A little about the City of Light

The city was laid out in an ideal location according to the grand urban plan of British Army engineer Colonel William Light , who founded the city in 1836.He arrived here with a team of free settlers who wanted to build Utopia in an “upside-down world”. Unfortunately, Light, who had tuberculosis, was given too tight deadlines: two months to select and survey a site for the future city. He coped with the task, but finally undermined his health. He had to retire and he died soon after.

Light’s choice – a site on of the Torrens River , a few miles from the ocean, was quite controversial, the future city was to be located on the coastal plain, washed by the waters of Gulf St. Vincent to the west.Vincent) , and from the east propped up by Adelaide Hill , which are part of the ridge Mount Lofty (Mt. Lofty) . Before his death, Light wrote: “I do not comfort myself with the hope that at the present time many understand or appreciate the reasons that prompted me to place Adelaide where she now stands, … I leave my choice to the judgment of descendants … they decide whether I need to condemn or praise. ” But very soon his choice received a worthy assessment.

And today “City of Light” (“Light” in English.”Light”) lives according to the plan outlined by Colonel Light. From a bird’s eye view, the historic city looks like a fallen number 8. Residential – North Adelaide sits on one side of the Torrens River and the CBD on the opposite. Both halves of the city are connected by King William Street. It is the widest (42 m) street among all other Australian capitals.

The central business district south of the river was planned exclusively for walking.Its widest area stretches over an area of ​​one imperial square mile. It is surrounded by lush parks where majestic eucalyptus trees grow – a natural border between the city center and the suburbs. It is difficult to enter or leave the city without passing the pacifying forested strip.

City walk. The main intersection in Adelaide is the intersection of North Terrace and King William Street. All major city attractions are located close to this intersection.

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley is Australia’s most famous wine region, producing 25% of Australian wines.Lutherans from Prussia, who took a fancy to the area in the 1840s, brought with them the knowledge and traditions of winemaking. Barossa Valley now has about 48 wineries, ranging from commercial enterprises to small producers.

Our return journey was through Barossa Valley . You can say the legendary region. Wine granary for all of Australia. Seppelt Winery is something, it’s not for nothing that my husband adores their sheri, and the place is beautiful.Recently we have fallen in love with wines Peter Lehmann Wines . All in all, well, sooo nice places. We captured the surroundings from Mengler Hill . We must return here, as in Hell.

– Barossa Valley Vineyards

Now the road home to Sydney. I would like to be at home by the 31st.

Kangaroo Island or Destiny’s Christmas Gifts
– Part One – Road
– Part Two – South Shore
– Part Three – North by Northwest
– Part Four – East
– Part Five – Adelaide – City of Light

90,000 the Boxing day.December 26.

Having heard that on this day all the shops are literally teeming with crowds of people with packages, buying everything with 50-70% discounts, we also decided not to miss the opportunity 🙂 In general, there were no expected crowds – everything is quiet and civil) and what else to expect from town with a population of 2 million? (update – photo from the Gold Costa, so 600 thousand))

There were really sales for almost everything – New Year’s paraphernalia (I already said that Christmas trees, toys, etc. are sold right after Christmas), clothes of all kinds, shoes, appliances, furniture , household items… Thus, we have increased many times the list of things for the future move)) In addition, we now have a two-meter tree with toys)

In general, I noticed an amazing feature – in Australia it is even more pleasant to spend a salary. I’m serious) somehow you know that you pay for a pleasant service, including, despite the fact that everything in general is more expensive …

Interesting facts from Wikipedia:
Boxing Day is a holiday that is celebrated in Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Canada the day after Christmas.However, the literal meaning is “Box Day”. There is no big contradiction here, because what is meant here are exactly the boxes in which, traditionally, before giving, these gifts are actually put. Gigantic sales in stores large and small have become its hallmark these days. It is on Boxing Day that you can buy any item you like at half price. What the people, including the Australian, and use.

There are several versions of how the name of the holiday came about:
1) On December 25, Catholics around the world celebrate one of the main Christian holidays, the Nativity of Christ.According to Christmas traditions, on the night of December 24-25, Santa Claus (a fabulous grandfather who gives gifts to children on Christmas) puts gifts under the New Year tree. In the morning, when everyone wakes up, they begin to open the boxes that contain holiday gifts. If the family is large and with many children, then the house is filled with empty boxes, which the children are not always in a hurry to clean up, because their attention is riveted to the contents … Apparently that is why this day began to be called in English-speaking countries “the day of boxes”, but when translated into a number of languages ​​they considered it, that the title Boxing Day is more euphonic.
2) There is another version that the name of the holiday was given by boxes with which the recipients of gifts rush to the store in order to exchange the gift if they did not like it (outlets, as a rule, provide such an opportunity).
3) There are people who believe that the literal translation of “Boxing Day” and its name came from the fact that the people gathered to celebrate Christmas indulged in the English folk fun – boxing.
oh – that’s us)) at first we also thought that boxing was to blame for everything 8)
4) In the old days, among the representatives of the aristocracy, it was customary on December 26 to give gifts to vassals and servants who received a day off on that day, because they served on Christmas at the hosts’ party.
5) On December 26, merchants gave out to everyone who worked for them (sellers, servants, clerks …) a kind of Christmas bonuses – boxes with delicious food and delicacies. Some believe that this gave the name to the holiday.

I invite you to virtually spend this day with us 🙂

I adore such shopping centers – some shops are inside, some are outside)

what this guy is doing, I never knew)

this is all the territory of the mall !
here is this thing – zorbing, I really want to try – only as an adult) only with no one, alas (
I want extreme so that they would let me down the mountain in it!


sad lonely castle

street performers.The funny thing is that you don’t immediately understand – a real robot or a human …

we move further towards parties and the night ocean.

There are a lot of street magicians and just interesting performances.

The town is called “Paradise for surfers”

several times a week open a night art market for hand-made crafts

And more. Friends, I am now looking for housing – ideally a two-bed room, ideally up to 300 a week…. but I am considering all the options. if suddenly someone is leaving or friends are renting out, I will be glad 🙂

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Lesson in fine arts in the 6th grade “My favorite holiday. Christmas and New Year”


  • Informative: to acquaint children with the story of the New Year and Christmas; the appearance of a holiday symbol – a Christmas tree;
  • consolidation: continue acquaintance with such a type of work as collage and learn to select the right material for a given topic; teach to think creatively and work on compositions;
  • Exercise skills: work on a given topic using clippings from postcards; depict what was conceived taking into account the proportions;
  • improve the skills: the spatial arrangement of objects, highlight the compositional center in order to enhance the expressive plot;
  • develop : fantasy, creative imagination; artistic taste, aesthetic sense and understanding of beauty;
  • to educate: interest and love for art; taste through the minimum combination of colors, the choice of the plot of the postcard, departing from the original; create a positive, cheerful mood, pleasure from work; cultivate perseverance.

Lesson plan

  1. Org. Statement of the theme and purpose
  2. Explanation of new material
  3. Doing work
  4. Activity summary

Lesson progress

I. Org. Statement of the theme and purpose

II. The explanation of the new material takes place in the form of a story with elements of conversation .

Which holiday is coming?

Did you know that the first New Year was celebrated on January 1 only in 1700?

In ancient times, many peoples began the year in spring or autumn.In Ancient Russia, until the 15th century, the new year began on March 1. He was greeted as a holiday of spring, sun, warmth, expectation of a new harvest. But in 1492, Grand Duke John Vasilyevich III finally approved the decree of the Moscow Cathedral to count as the beginning of both the church year and the civil year according to the Byzantine calendar – September 1, at the very beginning of autumn. On the eve of 1700, the Russian Tsar Peter 1 issued a decree to celebrate the New Year according to European custom – January 1. Peter invited all Muscovites to decorate their homes with pine, spruce or juniper branches.As a sign of a good beginning and the beginning of a new century, after thanksgiving to God and prayer singing in the church, it was ordered “in honor of the new year to make decorations from fir trees, to amuse children, to ride on sleds from the mountains. Along the large driveways, and for noble people, and near the houses of deliberate (eminent) spiritual and secular rank, in front of the gate, make some decoration from trees and branches of pine, spruce and juniper. And for poor people (i.e., poor), though on a tree or branches over the gate or over the horomins.And so that it ripens by the 1st of 1700 of this year; and to stand for that decoration of January to the 7th of the same year. On the first day, as a sign of joy, congratulate each other on the New Year, and do this when the fiery fun begins on Red Square and there will be shooting. ”

At 12 o’clock at night, Peter 1 went to Red Square with a torch in his hands and launched the first rocket into the sky. Winding in the air like a fiery snake, she announced to the people the coming of the New Year, and after that the celebration began “and throughout the White Stone”.As a sign of the national holiday, they fired from cannons, and in the evening, in the dark sky, multi-colored fireworks, unprecedented before, flashed. Illumination blazed. People were having fun, singing, dancing, congratulating each other and giving New Year’s gifts. Peter unswervingly made sure that this holiday was no worse and no poorer in our country than in other European countries.

He was a determined person and in one fell swoop he resolved all the calendar inconveniences. By the beginning of the reign of Peter the Great in Russia there was a year 7207 (from the creation of the world), and in Europe it was 1699 (from the birth of Christ).

It was from January 1, 1700 that henceforth and forever this holiday was fixed in the Russian calendar.

This is how the New Year came to us, with Christmas tree decorations, lights, creaking of snow in the cold, winter children’s amusements: sledges, skis, skates, snow women, gifts …

Three hundred years ago, people believed that by decorating a Christmas tree, they make evil forces kinder. Evil forces have long been forgotten, but the tree is still a symbol of the New Year’s holiday.

Christmas is one of the most important Christian holidays.There is still a Christmas tree in the house. Let there be many candles, Christmas candles are a symbol of the hearth. Many years ago, when every home had a hearth, a Christmas log burned in the hearth from Christmas Eve (Christmas Eve) for the next twelve days and nights. Now there are no hearths, and candles have replaced the log.

Christmas has long been accompanied by colorful folk customs. Carols, walking with a star, dressing up.

Christmas carols are special songs with wishes for a rich harvest, health, and harmony in the family.Few people know these songs now. In the old days, carollers sang: “You will give us – we will praise, but you will not give – we will reproach! Kolyada, kolyada! Serve the pie! ”

Mummers were indispensable participants in the Christmas holidays. They dressed up as bears, old men, devils, parsley …

Cookies and buns in the shape of pigs, cows, lambs and lambs were baked especially for Christmas.

It is customary to invite the closest people to visit at Christmas, but this does not mean that friends cannot get together.It is important that everyone is happy on this holiday.

Who is in charge of the New Year’s holiday?

How old is Santa Claus?

It seems to us that this kind old man with a snow-white beard, a friend of children and forest animals, came to us a long time ago, like other heroes of fairy tales. But in fact, he is the youngest of the Russian fairy-tale heroes. He became a kind Santa Claus, a symbol of the New Year holidays, about 100-150 years ago. But already in ancient times, the Russian people told tales and legends about Frost – a strong and evil old man, the owner of snow fields and forests, who brought cold, snow, blizzards to the earth.He was called differently: Moroz, Morozko, and more often, with respect, by name and patronymic: Moroz Ivanovich. In those days, he rarely gave gifts, on the contrary, people who believed in his strength gave gifts to him so that he would become kinder.

When Russia began to celebrate the New Year in winter, on the night of December 31 to January 1, Santa Claus became the main hero of the holiday. But his character changed: he became more kind and began to bring gifts to children on New Year’s Eve.

The ancestors of Santa Claus in some countries are considered “local” gnomes.Others featured medieval itinerant jugglers who sang Christmas carols. Among the relatives of Santa Claus is the East Slavic spirit of cold Treskun, aka Studenets, Moroz. The image of Santa Claus has been taking shape for centuries.

But among the ancestors of the elder there was a very real person. In the 4th century, Archbishop Nicholas lived in the Turkish city of Myra. According to legend, he was a very kind person. Once he saved three daughters of a poor family by throwing bundles of gold through the window of their house.After the death of Nicholas, they were declared a saint. In the Middle Ages, the custom was established on Nikolin day, December 19, to give gifts to children, because the saint himself did this. After the introduction of the new calendar, the saint began to visit children at Christmas and New Years. In other countries, the good old man is called differently: in Spain – Pope Noel, in Romania – Mosh Jarila, in Holland – Sinte Claas, in England and America – Santa Claus, and here – Santa Claus.

The costume of Santa Claus did not appear immediately either. At first he was portrayed in a cloak.By the early 19th century, the Dutch painted him as a slender pipe smoker, skillfully clearing chimneys through which he threw gifts to children. At the end of the same century, he was dressed in a red fur coat trimmed with fur. In 1860, the American artist Thomas Knight decorated Santa Claus with a beard, and soon the Englishman Tenniel created the image of a good-natured fat man.

We are very familiar with such a Santa Claus.

III. Doing work in collage technique.

Work on a New Year’s (Christmas) composition – a postcard.

So, you have learned the story of the New Year and Christmas, why we celebrate it with a Christmas tree and Santa Claus. And today I invite you to come up with your own composition for a New Year or Christmas card. You will make the postcard using the “collage” technique. Let’s remember. We glue the clippings onto the prepared, colored base. You had a task to find postcards and cut her characters. They are all different. And following from my story, choose which postcard you can make.

Postcards have been around for a very long time.The very first hand-painted Christmas card dates back to 1843. It depicts a large, happy family. At the end of the 19th century, the Russian style dominated on New Year’s cards with snow-covered huts, churches, dashing troikas and smart peasant children. The postcards were a real work of art – they were decorated with sparkles, and the snow was made from boric acid, and it looked like a real one. There is also a postcard museum. And now I suggest you look at some options for postcards, which, perhaps, will push you to some option.

Approximate color options you may want to use (on the board).

You can make both a composition in a frame and a landscape.

A postcard is a small piece, and you are creating a more detailed version of a greeting card.

In your work, you will use colored cardboard, on which, with a minimum amount of colors, quickly draw a drawing and then glue the characters, taking into account perspective and proportions.

Since the main thing in some postcards is not so much the landscape as the characters, then you can immediately paint with paints, for example, a Christmas tree, a symbol of the New Year, in the snow.Or depict a house and mummers around it (these can be cut-out animals). Work with imagination, proceed from the “whom” you brought to the lesson.

The work is carried out with gouache paints.

IV. Summing up takes place in the form of an exhibition of student works.

Lesson material taken from The Children’s Bible. Used illustrations of art cards from different years.

90,000 Changed autumn for winter. How Peter I postponed the New Year celebrations | People | SOCIETY

1699 in Russia lasted only 4 months.This happened because the main Russian reformer, Peter I, decided to postpone the celebration of the New Year from September 1, as it was before, to January 1. Thus, on September 1, in Russia, they celebrated the new, 1699th year, and already on January 1, they met the 1700th. Why the tsar postponed an important date, and how was the first winter New Year’s Eve – in the material SPB.AIF.RU.

Same as Europe

Peter issued a decree to postpone the New Year on January 1. Photo:

Until the end of the 15th century, the New Year in Russia was celebrated with the arrival of spring.This tradition was a relic from ancient Slavic times: it was believed that in March the earth awakens from a long sleep and begins to gain strength to bring the harvest. In 1495, they decided to abandon the pagan custom. New Years began to be celebrated in September: people believed that it was in this month that God created the world. The holiday was not called the New Year, as it is now, but “The first day of the year.” The celebration itself was rather peculiar. A procession was held on the square in front of the Kremlin in Moscow, accompanied by bell ringing.The procession was led by the tsar and the patriarch, followed by the boyars. After that, the holiday ended.

This went on for 200 years. The two-century tradition was interrupted by Peter I. After his trip to Europe, the young tsar began to carry out cardinal reforms, changing the usual way of life. Celebration of the New Year was no exception. On September 1, Russia celebrated the onset of a new year, 1699, and on December 20, Peter issued a decree according to which the New Year began on January 1 – on the eighth day after Catholic Christmas, as in Europe.

Fun all week

At first, the people opposed the tsar’s order: no one wanted to change the established tradition. However, people had no choice. In addition to postponing the date of the celebration itself, Peter introduced new attributes of the holiday, and it was imperative to follow the new rules. So, the symbol of the New Year was now not ears of wheat, but evergreen spruce branches. Each family had to decorate their home with them on the eve of the holiday and not remove the decorations until January 7th.Spruce branches were allowed to be replaced with pine and juniper. On New Year’s Eve, the courtiers traveled around the capital and checked whether everyone had fulfilled the king’s will and decorated their homes. Anyone who disobeyed was punished with a fine.

Everyone, without exception, had to carry out the royal decree. Photo:

Peter also wished that from now on people would wish each other a Happy New Year and celebrate the holiday with a merry feast, and on January 1 they would visit each other. The tsar himself also traveled to Moscow on visits.He, along with his retinue, visited noble houses, treating themselves to all the hospitable hosts in turn. According to the monarch’s decree, the fun had to continue all week: festivities were held in the streets and bonfires were made of wood, brushwood and resin.

Year in 4 months

The first winter New Year was bright and noisy. At midnight in Moscow there was a festive roar of cannons. Families who did not have guns fired into the air with rifles and muskets, and a grandiose fireworks display took place at court. Peter celebrated the holiday in the Lefortovo Palace on the Yauza, and then joined the festivities.All the people who came to the walls of the Kremlin were handed out the tsarist treat.

Thus, the year 1699 in Russia took only 4 months. Therefore, it is impossible to find references to the summer or spring of 1699 neither in historical documents, nor in memoirs, nor in literature: they simply did not exist! The year began in September and ended in December, and those who did not have time to celebrate their birthday were forced to add one year to their age.

Every year Peter never tired of coming up with new ideas, and gradually fireworks and masquerades became attributes of the New Year.Later, people no longer just decorated houses with spruce branches, but cut down whole spruces and decorated them. Under Catherine II, it became customary to give each other New Year’s gifts.

Despite the dislike for radical changes, the people liked the new feast, and since then they began to celebrate the New Year with pleasure. This continues to this day.

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