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Hosting the perfect Australian Christmas

Posted on December 01, 2015 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Christmas is a time for kindness, giving, and love… and it’s also a time for realising how lucky we are. Australia really is the lucky country, and celebrating Christmas the Aussie way is something really special. So this year, why not go all out on making your Christmas quintessentially Australian? Here’s a few ideas to make it a Christmas your guests will always remember.

Australian Ambience

Nothing says ‘Australia’ like the smell of eucalyptus. Scatter a few Banksia Scent Pots with Fragrant Oil around the room to fill it with this refreshing scent. And instead of streamers and balloons, create a rustic Australian feel by hanging up some gum leaves tied to jute string.

Banksia Scent Pot and Fragrant Oil

Australian flowers are a striking addition to any room, but arranged in our Ebonised Redgum Chimney Vases they are absolutely breathtaking. Complete the scene with gentle dappled light from tea lights housed in our Banksia Nut or Jarrah Tea Light Candle Holders.

Ebonised Redgum Chimney VasesBanksia Nut Tea Lite Candle HolderJarrah Tea Light Candle Holder

A Feast for the Eyes and the Stomach!

As important as the ambience of the room is, your dining table is the focal point, and it’s where you need to focus to really impress your guests! With a statement table runner in festive reds and greens, you’ll make sure it garners the attention it deserves. Pair it with an Australian floral centrepiece and the majestic Blackwood Pepper Mill & Salt Pot for extra impact.

Gift Bundle: Blackwood Pepper Mill & Salt Pot

When it’s time for serving up, our elegant Jarrah Roll-up Table Mat does a great job of protecting your table from heat, and looks gorgeous alongside our Jarrah Roll-up Placemats and Jarrah Roll-up Set of Four Coasters. You could even extend the theme with our distinctive Salad Bowls, Servers, Tongs, Knives, and Serving Trays in a range of different timbers.

Jarrah Roll-Up Table MatJarrah Roll-Up PlacematsJarrah Roll-Up Set of 4 Coasters

Or for something a bit more fun, take a look through our extensive range of Trivets and Coasters. These come in various timbers, including Blackwood, Red Ironbark, and Tasmanian Timber. And with designs featuring knot patterns, Australian animals, and wildflowers, there’s sure to be something to your taste. Why not combine them in a Gift Bundle to cut costs.

Blackwood Knot CoastersRed Ironbark Drink CoastersTasmanian Timber Coasters

Blackwood Knot TrivetAustralian Animal CoastersAustralian Wildflower Coasters

Don’t Just Eat Local – Drink Local!

It wouldn’t be a truly Australian Christmas without truly Australian booze! We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wine, with so many stunning and prolific wine regions throughout the country. Offer up a selection of Australia’s best from the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, Margaret River, McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, and more. You could even turn the wine into a centrepiece by presenting it in our Curved Redgum Wine Bottle Balancer. Or if you’d rather keep it simple, rest it on a Wine Bottle Coaster in Huon Pine or Tasmanian Myrtle.

Curved Redgum Wine Bottle BalancerWine Bottle Coaster, Huon Pine or Tasmanian Myrtle

When it comes to beer, we all know the Aussie classics – VB, Carlton Draught, Boag’s, and Cascade to name a few – but for something different, consider offering your guests a range of craft beers. We love 4 Pines, Little Creatures, Matilda Bay, Mountain Goat, and Moo Brew, but there is such a huge range to choose from. Need something to open them with? Our Fridge Magnet Stubby Opener will do the job.

Fridge Magnet and Stubby OpenerFridge Magnet and Stubby Opener

That’s the Christmas Day festivities sorted! But if you still need some ideas for gifts, check out our guides to ‘An Australian Gift to Suit Everyone on Your Christmas List’ and ‘Putting Together a Unique Australian Christmas Hamper’.

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