As Christmas rolls around again, the dread of shopping for presents and the horror of shopping centres causes panic as I try to buy perfect presents for the big day.
Inevitably there are always the people I forget about - my kids' teachers, work colleagues, the additional guest attending Christmas lunch last minute. The desperate shopping continues, my festive season beginning with stress and anxiety despite my best intentions!
But Christmas at Kasbah has never been easier and at Kasbah we are a one stop shop where you can pick up something for everyone. Any style, budget or taste can be catered to and there will be no need to drag your weary feet all over Melbourne to find what you need. Here are a few ideas for the special people in your life.
Ottomans, cushions, bed throws made from cactus silk and stunning mirrors in all shapes and sizes make the most exciting Christmas gifts for those decorating their homes or for nieces and nephews who have recently gotten married. An ottoman is a perfect gift for nanna’s tired feet or for the grandkids to sit on when they visit you.
Mum will be so pleased to receive an authentic Moroccan tea set complete with a silver etched teapot, colourful teacups and an elegant tray for them to rest upon. Perhaps some hand painted serving dishes will be appreciated, a gorgeous, thoughtful gift for your aunties, mother in laws, all of the special women in your life. We have every shape, size and colour in our ceramic range to choose from.
Does your dad love to cook? Is he the BBQ man of the family? We stock some fabulous BBQ skewers, ideal for skewered prawns on the barbie, koftas and satay sticks. We even stock authentic cooking tagines made from terracotta and the coal burner for it to rest upon. I feel a Middle Eastern Christmas feast coming on! Summer in Australia lends perfectly to outdoor, BBQ cooking so why not put a Moroccan spin on it for something different!
Even the little people, your kids, nieces and nephews won’t miss out- we have some really sweet drums that the kids love to play with and tiny child sized stools woven in bright, bold colours. Way more exciting than a Lego set, don’t you think?
If you are hosting Christmas lunch this year then we have everything you will need to dress a festive table too. From table lanterns to colourful plates, tea cups and metal wine bottle holders. Tea light candle holders and table runners will be all you’ll need to create a vibrant, unforgettable table for you and your guests to enjoy.
Kris Kringle gifts and teachers’ gifts are simple at Kasbah, too. Many of our small bowls, mini tagines and olive plates are ideal filled with chocolates or dried fruits as a little thank you gift. Oh and don't forget the hand made soy candles - our own product carefully made by our hand-made products rockstar Steve (hey Steve!). This is a wonderful gift idea as well - they aren't available in our online store right now, but make sure you enquire about them when you visit our location.
If there is simply too much to choose from and you can’t decide on what to buy then we have gift vouchers available for purchase as well. You can purchase a gift voucher for any amount that you choose and they never expire! Now that’s a great gift idea for the person who has everything.
Come in and check out our table of pre wrapped gift hampers as well. If you’re in a mad rush and don’t have the time to choose gifts, we’ve taken the hard work away from you. We’ve premade many gifts, beautifully wrapped and ready to sit under a Christmas tree, red and green ribbon adorning each carefully selected package.
Hopefully these ideas will make your Christmas shopping a little easier for you this year. Remember, we are open every day until 5pm Christmas Eve and any one of our friendly staff members will gladly help you out with all of your Christmas shopping needs. So keep your life simple and your loved ones delighted by shopping here at Kasbah with us!