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Published December 19th 2015
Scrooge-proof Christmas with these winning last minute gifts
Christmas is just around the corner and you're not keen to find a place to park in 40º heat? With the click of a mouse, you can Scrooge-proof Christmas for your spouse, in-laws, boss, and even kids. Here's how:
The Hotel Windsor: Christmas gift cards from The Hotel Windsor are available in an array of values, including afternoon tea for two, priced at $138 on weekdays and $178 on weekends, as well as a romantic three-course dinner for two including a bottle of sparkling wine for $175 (at time of publication). Overnight accommodation packages start at $349 for the Superior King Room, including breakfast. Options and bookings can be discussed with the Windsor's reservations team on 03 9633 6004 or via the hotel's website.
Tramcar Restaurant: Help them tick one off of their bucket list, and give a dining voucher for the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Melbourne. For a unique dining experience aboard the famous fleet of historical trams that have become the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, bookings essential for departures three times a day, for luncheon (4-course meal), early dinner (three-course meal) and late dinner (5-course meal) with beverages from the fully-stocked bar included in the set price. Book Online well in advance; Phone: 9695 4000 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tramrestaurant.com.au
Cherries, Cherries, Cherries. How could any recipient not love the gift of fresh cherries delivered to their door. The only way they could be fresher, is to give the gift of picking some themselves; also a great option at CherryHill Orchard in the easy day trip to the Yarra Valley. Don't delay plans to go picking, as it has been a warm season and cherry picking may end early this year (late December).
Edutainment: Still looking for the perfect gift for your niece, nephew, grandchild(ren)? Two of our favourites this year, for my sons and my daughter, were crafternoons at Our Little Caravan (also brilliant for adults!), and LEGO programs at Bricks 4 Kidz; you can't go wrong with a gift certificate that will let them use their creativity.
Give the gift of creating at Our Little Caravan
Weekend Away: Near or far, guys or gals, family or close friends; why not give the gift of a visit? Shop 'til you drop at nearby DFO, golf, beach, or just a good ol' sleep-over with the grandkids in the hide-a-bed; Quest Moorabbin serviced apartments have got you covered, and even have a great deal on until 20 January, 2016; with more deals throughout the year.