The Christmas traditions in Australia are often focused around the hot weather, so some people do things like going camping and having cold lunches. Others choose more traditional options, like full-size meals of turkey and all the trimmings. No matter what you decide to do for the Christmas holidays, there are perfect ways to celebrate the season with The Complete Basket. If you’re looking for something that will make your holidays memorable, consider Christmas gift baskets and hampers
Christmas Down Under
Celebrating Christmas Day in Australia offers a flavour all of its own. Even though it’s hot outdoors, people still go out and sing carols on Christmas Eve. They put wreaths on their front doors, and they decorate their houses and put up trees. In many ways, it’s just like Christmas throughout Europe and the United States, only it’s not cold outside. Lighting displays are sometimes very large, and there are streets where people run friendly competitions over who can put on the best display of lights. In Sydney, one street raises thousands of dollars each year by creating a beautiful display of coordinated lights and taking donations for charity.
Along with your light display, you may want to make some sweet treats to hand out to people who come to see the lights, or just to enjoy with friends and family. Cookies, cakes, Christmas puddings, and other great-tasting options are all good choices, so you can have a snack and enjoy all the beautiful lights in your neighbourhood and all around your city.
State capitals often have famous singers who come out and carol, and the carols are broadcast all throughout Australia on TV. Christmas pageants are also broadcast, and parades and festivals are common. Since it’s not snowy and cold, some of the carols are changed and Australian words are used to make the carols fit the warmer weather. Additionally, there are original Australian carols along with fireworks displays in several parks. Taking gift hampers to the park and sharing them with friends while watching the fireworks can make for a memorable evening.
Start a Hamper Tradition
You can make your own tradition by choosing a special type of Christmas gift hamper each year or selecting something that really makes it feel like the holidays to you. Maybe you could start a tradition by having each member of the family buy a Christmas hamper for each gathering on a rotating basis. The Complete Basketcase has an amazing range of Christmas gift baskets and hampers this Festive season. How about spoiling someone with a Christmas Down Under hamper. Crisp Australian wine is surrounded by delicious treats such as pure butter shortbread, Piranha crunchy vege crackers and Chocolate Grove milk chocolate coated lollies. We also have a gluten free gift hamper, so those who need gluten free options won’t be left out. Chock full of gluten free products, the Snack Attack hamper is perfect for those needing to monitor their Christmas indulgence.
No matter what kinds of Aussie traditions you want to get involved with for Christmas, you can’t go wrong with gift baskets that will bring some great food and other treats to the people you care about. Order yours today from The Complete Basketcase!