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Join the gift-ologists from Junction Fair on the search for magical Christmas gifts

Less than a month to go until Santa is dropping by and the big Christmas Day celebrations begin! Whilst for some that might induce a mild panic, never fear, we’ve partnered with the Gift-ologists from Junction Fair to give you the ultimate guide to this year’s Top Magical Gifts. The best part? There’s a little something for everyone!

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We rounded up local couple, Daniel and Laura, to help us hunt down all the best things we can get our hands on to get gifting this year. From the ultimate craze for the kids, for that hard-to-buy-for secret Santa you got this year; you name it, we’ve got you covered.

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Gift Ideas For The Kiddos

There’s always plenty to choose from when it comes to gifts for the kids, but sometimes it’s hard to decipher what you should actually spend your money on! Our first pick is none other than Newcastle’s go-to surf and lifestyle shop, Sanbah Surf! Featuring some of our all-time favourite goods including the almighty Womper Board available in a tonne of different colours and of course, skateboards with a whole wall of decks and boards to browse!

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Our other go-to for kids’ gifting is our local store offering the coolest selection of toys, books, clothing, and more; Too Cool For School! Our top gifts include the ever-so-popular Candylab modern vintage wooden cars, sustainable and high-quality goods by New Classic Toys, the Loog Guitars for the muso-minded kids, and some incredible Christmas decorations with profits going to Everything Wildlife in conjunction with Hunter Wildlife Rescue.  

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Gifts For Her

There are so many great gift ideas over at The Junction for the women in your life! Whether it’s for mum, your significant other, or a bestie; these stores have got you well and truly sorted. Our first stop would be none other than the newest store to call Junction Fair home, Studio Row. Browse the bohemian-inspired range of women’s fashion, accessories, and even goods for the home.

Speaking of women’s fashion, you can’t go past the clothing available at long-time retailer Privvy Fashion and go-to shoe store, Easy Living Footwear for some summer sandals! Or head on back to Sanbah Surf and browse their range of fashionable beachwear, hats, and beautiful beach umbrellas for the summer!

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What woman doesn’t love a little bit of pampering over the festive season? Look no further than Savant Apothecary and their range of natural skincare goods.

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Gifts For Him

Need some Chrissy present inspo for dad, your brother, or your best mate? Drop into Sanbah Surf for all the best surf, skate, and lifestyle goods like these YETI eskies, water coolers, and more.  Or if you’re wanting to give them their own little pamper pack, drop into Savant Apothecary and chat to Kylie about putting together a gift for him!

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Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Secret Santa is such a grand idea, but often it can keep you chasing your tail trying to decide on what to get them! Our suggestion is to just keep it simple! You can’t go past the unique, handmade, and beautifully decorated Christmas collection artisan chocolates by Cocoa Nib!

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For happiness in a box for your Secret Santa, try Doughheads! Check out their Christmas gift boxes which offer exceptional value. For $50 you'll get a Gift Voucher for a four-pack of Doughnuts, Doughheads' Socks, and your choice of Doughheads' sauce; choose from Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean Caramel, or Chocolate Fudge!

What about something more practical? The Essential Ingredient has tonnes of ideas when it comes to Christmas with plenty of products perfect for pulling together the ultimate Christmas Day table from glassware to table decorations and everything in between! They’re also stocking crowd favourite cocktail brand Mr. Consistent!

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For the foodie who has everything,  an exquisite hamper filled with cheese, cured meats, and deli items is sure to be a hit! Or why not head online and invest in one of their popular cooking classes?

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Gift Ideas For Those in Need 

We all know how difficult 2021 has been, but Newcastle, you always come through with the goods! If you're thinking about giving a little to charity this year why not consider donating to the Junction Fair Giving Tree. The team have once again partnered with Nova for Women and Children. It's easy to donate, this is how it works:

- Take a tag from the tree (it’s near The Essential Ingredient and Scoop Wholefoods)
- Choose the age and gender for your gift
- Find a gift and place it in a bag
- Drop your gift off to The Essential Ingredient

Not sure what to get? Take a wander through the stores, you'll find handy essentials, gift vouchers for a little "me time", clothes, toys, food and so much more. If you like the personal touch, choose some of your favourite gifts to surprise and delight women and children in need this Christmas.

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Whether you’re looking for gifts for your friends and family or are wanting to give back by helping Nova assist local women and children in crisis, Junction Fair has you sorted.

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For information on the work Nova for Women and Children do in our community, click here. If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or family and domestic violence and need support, please call Nova on 1800 769 654.