Christmas shopping is hard work. Every time I even attempt it, I somehow end up snacking on a raspberry and white chocolate muffin (shout out to Pippo, their muffins are the bomb) and feeling sorry for myself.

We’ve put together a cheat sheet to make your gift buying experience a much happier, easier one — and it all takes place at North Adelaide Village

TUYUADELAIDE

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The first stop on our list every. damn. time. We are completely obsessed with TUYUADELAIDE, not just for their huge range of colourful clothes (hellooooo Christmas Day outfit), but also for their awesome smaller items that make the perfect gift — such as bags, candles, jewellery, or even just a trusty voucher.

Baker’s Delight

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Whether you’re needing to feed a group of hungry family members STAT, or just need a quick pick-me-up during your shopping mission, Baker’s Delight are ready and waiting with fresh and delicious mince pies, festive tarts and other delicious desserts.

Fili Jewellery

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Dear family members, take this as your official hint… wink wink, nudge nudge! Trust us, no one is ever going to be disappointed opening up something shiny and gorgeous from Fili Jewellery. There are plenty of styles to suit everyone, and of course a broad price range so you can shop until you drop.

Metropolitan Fresh

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It’s always nice to say thanks to the brave soul who has offered to host a Christmas shindig, and what says “thank you and Merry Christmas” more than fresh flowers mixed in with real mistletoe? Make this pit-stop even merrier by picking up some freshly made mince pies from the adjoining Mozzafiato Cafe to take along as an after dinner treat.

Goodlife Gym

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After all that snacking on mince pies and Chrissy pud, it’s time for some #balance — and that starts at Goodlife Gym. Get planning for the New Year and get yourself and your BFF a membership to workout together in 2020. Not only is it a great gift, it also benefits both of you. Excellent!

North Adelaide Village Newsagency

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A good gift doesn’t always have to be super meaningful and expensive — sometimes the best gifts are the quirky ones, like these adorable socks available from the Newsagency! If you’ve got a Kris Kringle situation and need something small and thoughtful there is also a huge range of decorations and small present ideas on offer.

Booked at North Adelaide

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In the days following Christmas, I tend to fall into a summer coma where all I want to do is lie by the pool and read a good book — which makes the latest bestseller a great gift idea (either for someone else, or as a treat to yourself).

Pippo

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And what’s the greatest gift of all time? The gift of friends and family — so soak in the people you love this festive season and book in some quality time over coffee, cake, lunch, breakfast, dessert, or all of the above. We’re obsessed with the new look and feel of Pippo, but you can always pop into any of the other cafes in the centre for your next Christmas catch up!

We hope that this guide has helped take some of the stress off of your Christmas season — make sure to take a deep breath and soak in all the tinsel, carols and oversized baubles before it’s all over … at least, until next year.

Merry Christmas! xx

Millie Looker

Millie Looker

Writer, Content Creator, Events Manager and Operations sensation, she’s the backbone to ensuring Adelady runs like clockwork.

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