Points for you! And presents for everyone!
(Yes, even odd Uncle Glen).
Christmas shopping. Love it or loathe it, the hours of internally debating endless gift choices for your nearest and dearest always pays off in the end. But did you know there’s a way to make gift giving even more rewarding? (Well, for you anyway.)
Christmas is, in fact, prime time to earn Velocity Points when you shop via the hundreds of retailers on our e-Store online or via the Velocity app. There’s even regular Points bonuses to be had on selected brands, so you can treat your partner, your parents, your puppy – whoever – and treat yourself, too. After all, who said the season of giving can’t give something back to you?
Here are our top stores to shop (and earn) this festive season.
The perfect place to shop for: Dad
Owning an outdated iPod, watching YouTube fail videos without headphones, renting DVDs from the video store. They’re all classic dad moves. If it’s time to up dad’s tech game a notch, choose some select accessories or go for major creds with an all singing, all dancing new iPhone. Or just get a couple of gift cards as emergency back-up gifts for those people you invariably forget.
The perfect place to shop for: Anyone
Unless you get creative with the wrapping, you can spot a book a mile off. But you can add some mystique by adding a ‘do not open until’ stipulation. Set the big reveal for the next time they go on holiday/need a good lol/want to channel their inner chef depending on the genre. And you’ll find every possible category at Booktopia – so if you know anyone into ‘paranormal romance’, you’re golden.
The perfect place to shop for: The work Kris Kringle
Picked someone you’ve never spoken to out of the hat? No problem. T2’s the place for you for three reasons.
- No reasonable person dislikes a good brew.
- It’s easy enough to casually observe said Kris Kringle’s tea preference while you’re waiting for the office kettle to boil.
- There are plenty of options under $15.
The perfect place to shop for: The gal who dresses to impress
Doesn’t matter if it’s your sister, your daughter, your mum or your partner, if they’ve got first-rate taste, the designer collections on Net-A-Porter promise to please label lovers everywhere. Browse designs fresh off the runway, ultra-luxe makeup, high fine jewellery and designer kicks – or check if your loved one already has an online wish list they can share with you to save you wondering whether they’d prefer the Fendi mules or the Gucci slides.
The perfect place to shop for: The whole family
Providing they’re the outdoorsy type, treating the fam to some hiking gear is likely to be the gift that keeps on giving. A tent becomes the perfect excuse for making memories, whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a longer trip exploring new terrain. Alternatively, if your gang’s already set up, some new hiking gear never goes amiss.
The perfect place to shop for: The kids
With a mix of techy toys and classic games, eBay’s got the monopoly (sorry) on gifts to delight the kids this Christmas. There are plenty of smaller stocking stuffers to choose from, or try and nab a bargain, big ticket item by bidding on auctions.
The perfect place for: Your BFF, siblings
We all know someone who has a summer event every weekend from the beginning of November through to the end of January. Stop by The Iconic to pick up the perfect party ensemble or statement piece for them – you know they’ll get the wear out of it.
The perfect place to shop for: Your partner
Fed up of your other half confusing your bath towels? Commandeering all of the pillows? Borrowing your dressing gown? Get them their own version from Sheridan and take advantage of their monogramming service to add a personal touch. It’s only $15 (or priceless when you think about all the arguments it’ll save you having).
The perfect place to shop for: The in-laws
Parents are notorious feeders. So if you’re forever being offered another biscuit or second helping when you’re round at the in-laws, the David Jones food hall sounds like it could help you assemble the perfect gift. Choose from pre-prepared luxury hampers or create your own from the huge range of delicacies available.
The perfect place to shop for: Older kids
You can’t go wrong with a gadget for teenagers. Try a portable speaker for music lovers or let mini Masterchefs take their bakes next level with some swish kitchen kit. If you’re buying for kids heading off to uni or getting their own place things like juicers, coffee machines and slow cookers make great practical presents.
Now you’ve got the gift ideas, head over to our e-store and start checking off those presents from your list!