Our gift to you this year is the gift of organisation. The Love Central Geelong team have shopped high and low to create a gift guide bound to win you some brownie points and take the stress out of Christmas shopping. The gifts are all found in Central Geelong – so these gifts support our local economy.

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!

For You


Advent Calendars – Count down your days until Christmas with your own non-chocolate advent calendar:

Body Shop Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar
Get your hands on The Body Shop’s little luxuries and full size surprises to treat yourself or your loved ones this Christmas, with the Deluxe Advent Calendar. Dani the Deer is beckoning you into the Enchanted Forest to find 25 cruelty-free beauty treats to revive and re-energise your body and mind. RRP: $150 Available from The Body Shop

A Sip A Day Advent Calendar
We think you should start with a gift just for you and suggest you may need the calming properties of tea to get you through this Christmas period. Enter the A Sip A Day Advent Calendar from T2. Each day brings with it a new sipping possibility, so kick off the countdown and brew your way through 24 of their top teas. There's firm favourites and unexpected delights just waiting to be uncovered! RRP: $35 Available from T2

Smiggle Advent Calendar
The best countdown to Christmas yet! Your favourite advent calendar is back & better than ever, with 25 days of limited edition Smiggle stationery surprises! RRP: $39.95 Available from Smiggle

 

Crystals and Minerals
Use the healing power of a crystal, mineral or tumble stone to get you through the festive season. You could benefit from the amethyst crystal which helps to relieve stress and anxiety or grab the carnelian, keeping this stone around you keeps you motivated, inspired and confident. Whatever energy you need you’ll find it along with other items for the modern-day mystics at Our Satellite Hearts. Available from Our Satellite Hearts

For Her

Dear Santa Book
Brother, actor, Victorian of the Year and determined cancer vanquisher Samuel Johnson OAM has gathered together a collection of letters to Santa from some of Australia's most notorious and best-loved grown-ups. Surprising, entertaining, wicked and witty, this little book of letters is the perfect gift for your favourite human. RRP: $22.99. Available from the Dymocks Geelong.

Splosh Money Box
The Splosh Money Box is a revolutionary home décor item that can be used to collect change for any occasion. There’s the Saving For My Dream box, Wedding and Honeymoon change box, Travel Fund box, Shopping Fund box, Date Night Fund box and even the Adventure Fund box. They’re a fun gift to encourage saving as well as a quirky décor piece for any home. RRP: $29.95. Available from KaiserCraft Market Square

For Him

Marbushka Games – Grand Prix
The racers speed along trackless roads and deserted landscapes to win the most exalted of prizes, and the glory for being the most daring of drivers. The first and greatest race in the annals of history can only be won by someone who, defying all odds, manages to drive his automobile through the finish line. We can admit though, that beside their skills the racers have to possess a small amount of luck as well. Marbushka was brought into being by the passion for games, and has been nurtured by it ever since. Marbushka games will remain treasures across many generations, not only due to their outward appearance, but their substance and spirit as well. The whole Marbushka range is available from Mind Games Market Square 

Tear Drop Storm Glass
A beautiful weather forecasting device developed by Admiral Robert FitzRoy and used on his voyage with Charles Darwin. The liquid inside crystallises spectacularly in response to changes in air pressure. RRP: $69.99. Available from Australian Geographic


For Teens


Mercer + Reid Standard Velour Beach Towel Flamingle.
Made from the highest quality combed cotton, our Standard Velour Towel range features a number of fashion-forward designs that will make summer even brighter! Featuring a luxurious velour finish and a terry reverse perfect for drying. This 420GSM towel is super soft and absorbent, meaning this towel will last you through the entire summer and for many summers to come. RRP: $49.99. Available from Adairs

Birkenstock Arizona Oil Leather Black Sandals
Introducing our everyone’s favourite sandals - The Arizona in beautiful matte black oiled leather. Birkenstock’s classic two strap style is a best seller and a popular choice - it's orthopedically constructed footbed offers comfort, durability and support that goes above and beyond most other sandals. RRP: $129.95 Available from Faulls.

Cyclops Electric Scooter 30W
2 Way Drive System with this Cyclops 30W Childrens 2 Wheeled Electric Scooter, the perfect thrill ride, even for those as young as 8 years old! The combination of the slim line deck and gear box drive gives your electric scooter a sleek and speedy ride. The twist-and-go motor can get you up to 11km/h, but can still be used as a conventional inline scooter even after you run out of battery power! RRP: $119 Available from Target

Harry Potter PJ’s
Any Harry Potter fan would jump on their broomstick and head to the Quidditch game with Harry in the range of Harry Potter PJ’s available from Peter Alexander.

For Kids

Savings Kit: Superheros.
This super Savings Kit has everything you need to stay on top of your money. With 3 tins included, allocate your hard-earned coins not only for saving, but also for spending and giving back to others. RRP: $29.95 Available from Kikki K

Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and introduce them to some of her favorite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them. Like Rosie’s and Iggy’s project books, Ada’s will be empowering and kid-friendly, with tons of classroom and parent appeal. No kid’s lab would be complete without it! RRP: $19.99 Available from the Dymocks Geelong.

Phlat Ball Flash
Throw a disc, catch a ball! Phlat ball is a fun outdoor game for families that transforms a frisbee into a ball mid-flight. This special edition means that your Phlat Ball will light up when thrown. RRP: $29.95. Available from Australian Geographic

What to bring when visiting


Chinese Money Plant
One of the favourite plants at the moment is the Pilea Peperomioides, also known as the Chinese Money plant, Missionary plant or Pancake plant and Townhouse Living have them instore. These plants are highly sought after and all the buzz on social media. Available from Townhouse Living

Teacha Gift pack
Teacha Tea Bar is a new tea bar in Central Geelong. Boasting a 25 page tea menu the tea bar offers over 200 specialty teas for you to enjoy. With all their expertise they have compiled a number of tea gift packs just in time for Christmas. Available from Teacha

Cakesmith
Offer your Christmas host a Cakesmith cake and they'll be amazed with the attention to detail and then blown away with the balance of flavors. Available from Cakesmith

Uncle Donut donuts
Glazed, dusted, iced or filled if you enter someones Christmas party with a box of Uncle Donut donuts you'll be warmly welcomed. Pre orders now available on their website. Available from Uncle Donut

The hard to buy for


Village Cinemas Geelong voucher - 194-200 Ryrie Street, 5221 2372, www.village.com.au
Jamie’s Ministry of Food – Cooking voucher - 106 Moorabool Street, 5222 8413, www.thegoodfoundation.com.au
GPAC's Theatre Season pass - 50 Lt Malop Street, 5225 1216, www.gpac.org.au
Moo Mouth Coffee – Pre order a Christmas Hamper. Small $50, Large $100.