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HerCanberra’s Christmas Lust List 2020: Part II

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Christmas is all about tradition, and if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes we need new traditions.

So we’re proposing a new tradition for Christmas 2020. This year, let’s make Christmas all about local.

Our local makers, creatives, small business and hospitality family have faced an uphill battle in 2020—so why not show them some serious love this Christmas?

Spoil your loved ones with a beautiful, locally-shopped gift that supports the community. As per our own HerCanberra tradition, we’ve brought back our annual Christmas Lust List to make it easy for you.

Didn’t catch Part One? Catch up here.

Sissa Sorella

A dynamic addiction to the Canberra shoe scene, Sissa Sorella is located at the Deakin Shops. The concept store consists of a carefully curated range of women’s shoes and accessories—the ultimate place to lose yourself for an hour or two.

There’s a tempting collection of every style from stylish flats to stunning heels and many handmade, one-off accessory pieces.

The staff are incredible and would be more than happy to help you select a gift for the special woman in your life this Christmas. They also offer gift vouchers if you just don’t know what to get.

Shop 1, 18-36 Duff Place, Deakin | sissasorella.com.au 

Wildbrumby Distillery

The Wildbrumby story begins with both skiing and schnapps—that quintessential tipple from the Alpine region of Europe.

With its pure mountain water and rolling green hills, The Wildbrumby team judged the breath-taking Thredbo Valley the most fitting location to deliver home-grown schnapps to Australian alpine enthusiasts pining for a taste of European culture.

Brad and Monika now sell a wide range of award-winning liqueur schnapps, gin and vodka and boy oh boy they would make the most wonderful gifts.

If you are wanting to get particularly into the Christmas spirit, however, they have just come out with their Black Label Christmas gin.

Black Label Christmas Gin

Tasting Notes: Festive Fruit – Elderflower – Citrus – Snowy Mountain Pepper Berry

RRP $95

Wildbrumby Distillery, Alpine Way, Thredbo Valley, Snowy Mountains | wildbrumby.com/shop

CHZL Glasses

Getting through 2020 deserves one last big cheers this Christmas.

Enter CHZL: beautiful custom glassware. Minimal, modern and classic silhouettes, their range of glassware is designed to be perfect for everyone and every décor making it an easy gift to give.

Avoca Wine Glass

The hand personalised Avoca Wine Glass is perfect to celebrate all life’s special moments.

Big and bold this unique crystal glass is suitable for both red and white wine lovers.

RRP $64.99


Polka Luka

Polka Luka is an Australian design label creating contemporary resin jewellery and homewares. Focusing on clean lines, organic form, and luminous colour, each item is entirely handmade, resulting in pieces with a unique patina in a range of gorgeous custom-mixed colours.

Taking design cues from fields as diverse as modernist art and architecture to travels across Asia, Polka Luka also imbues a distinctly Australian style- spirited, bold and vibrant.

Give the Gift of simplicity and freshness this Christmas with a gift voucher

RRP $20 – $85


Hale Spa

Give the gift of pure indulgence this Christmas at Hale Spa—Canberra’s most exclusive day spa retreat.

Each guest can take advantage of Hale Spas infrared saunas, steam rooms and cave-like pool, and enjoy a pre and post-treatment refreshment in the designated guest lounge or outdoor retreat with reflection pond.

Honestly, this is exactly what we want to receive after a stressful year.

Give the gift of relaxation with a gift voucher

10-14 Macquarie Street, Barton | halehealth.com.au/spa

Dressed For Sunday

Looking for the perfect gift for your fashionable friends?

Dressed for Sunday offer a curated collection of accessories to bring back the practice of taking time to dress nicely and feel good. All items are handcrafted in Australia and showcase a fan range of patterns.

Mexi Folk Crescent Necklace & Mexi Folk Hoop Earrings

Necklace RRP $45 Earrings RRP $40

Men’s Ties


Forrest Berries & Wild Garden Patterns RRP $64


Want to give a gift for a good cause?

Gungahlin resident Natalie Tanchevski never thought she’d be giving 160 Canberra families a brighter Christmas. But that’s exactly what she did last December 2019, raising $16,000 in three weeks to be turned into $100 grocery gift cards for families in need.

This Christmas, she’s aiming even higher—and widening the scope of donations—aiming for $100,000 to help the Salvos assist 1000 families across Canberra, Queanbeyan, Yass, Cooma and Goulburn in a heart-warming new campaign—Hundreds For Thousands.

Donations will be turned into grocery cards, allowing individuals, couples or families in need to put their favourite foods on the table this Christmas, and spread a little cheer.

Read more about Hundreds For Thousands here.

From $10



I’m sure we have all had days at work where we need a quick nap to get through the day. Well, now you can make getting those quick Z’s a reality.

Snoozapalooza has opened up in the Canberra Centre and offers Metronap EnergyPods for those needing a little break. The pods create a zero-gravity position that allows you to maximise your 20 minutes of break.

Go on, treat yourself.

Gift someone the experience of a snooze this Christmas

RRP $20 for 20 minutes

70 Bunda Street, 1st Floor, Garema Centre Canberra City | snoozapalooza.com.au

The National Museum of Australia Shop

The National Museum of Australia’s boutique store has always been our go-to for perfect pressies for stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts that don’t suck.

Bellroy Dopp Kitt in Black

RRP $85

Bonnie and Neil Cushion in Begonia Print

RRP $195

Floral Paradiso Bauble

RRP $10

The Museum Shop, National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula

hr active

Be bold and stand out during any workout with hiit republic’s hr active range.

These functional styles are the perfect gift, made to last and support. hiit republic understands the importance of comfort and quality when smashing out any hiit session, so they’ll never let you down.

Shred bike short RRP $69.00

Throwdown crop RRP $69.00


Want even more local gifting goodness? Read Part One of our Christmas Local Lust List here.

Are you a local business wanting to be involved in HerCanberra’s Christmas Lust List? Email sarah@hercanberra.com.au

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