While you are at it, tune in to ZippyCrowd’s Instagram Christmas Campaign where we take a spin on ‘12 Days of Christmas’ in collaboration with 12 talented #LovedByLocals Makers! The theme is : Gift some joy this Christmas. So nominate your friends and family to receive some amazing, one-of-a-kind giveaways! Starting on the 14th of December till the 25th!
In the North Pole? Of course not! Right here in Melbourne! What’s Christmas without a Covid-safe snapshot with Santa himself, tinkering away at his workshop, busy at work with his elven family? Then there’s the 16m tall giant Christmas tree and decorative lights all around, as far as the eye can see.
Drop by Christmas Square in Swanston St from Fri 27 Nov – Fri 25 Dec with your toddlers and kids for an unforgettable Christmas experience. Don’t forget to take a stroll down the street to take a look at Christmas projections.
We would all agree that all kids love a good scream, just not in public spaces, if the adults can help it. That’s why this Christmas they can scream to their heart’s content on any of the six rides available at Adventure Park’s Christmas Carnival!
Watch as fairy tales come to life while walking along a trail decorated with 2 million lights. Stop by the Christmas Wonderland, Enchanted Fairy Garden or Santa’s Magical Christmas Cave. Take a peek in Cinderella’s carriage and take home giant toys!
Open from the 27th of November till Christmas Eve in Geelong, just an hour’s ride from Melbourne.
Would you rather gift an item to your nieces and nephews for Christmas? Give them a one-of-a-kind gift created by one of the #LovedByLocals Makers.
Pre-order a pin at aefarie.co or purchase some of your kid’s favourite stickers. Young children love to personalize and mark their presence all around the house, toys and belongings. Nothing says ‘mine’ better than stickers and pins for kids!
Who doesn’t like resin accessories? Kids love the vibrant colours and textures! Gift your nephew a resin keychain handmade just for him at Hazy Deeds or get your daughter a lovely pair of earrings. While you are at it, treat yourself to some coasters and cheese boards designed with unique resin patterns. You sure won’t find that off-the-shelf and let’s face it, between us, adults love their Christmas gifts just as much as the children!
If your niece loves the outdoors, the greens and the trees, she is going to love her very own handcrafted flower-patterned earrings. Place an order at https://www.maisiedaisy.shop/ and have it delivered by Christmas! Was your grandson quite taken with Rudolf this Christmas? Why not gift him a reindeer scented candle. If they are too young to light their own, make it your own Christmas tradition and light it together!
Handmade gifts, unlike gifts at popular stores, have limited stocks. Every child is unique. So give them something that is just as special as they are.
‘Tis the season of giving’
A gift can take so many forms and this year and a simple gift can go a long way. Who are your kids favourite people in local businesses? Do your kids have a favourite hairdresser, baker or babysitter?
Give back to the people who have helped you (and your kids) make the best of memories by giving them a shoutout at ZippyCrowd, a free word-of-mouth platform that supports people in small businesses. At ZippyCrowd, find more businesses that are loved by locals, your community and close circles.
What gifts do you have planned for the little ones in your life? What was your favourite Christmas gift from your childhood? Tell us your story in the comments below! Until then, Merry Christmas (and thank-god-its-over-2020-hello-2021) everyone!