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How do we celebrate Christmas Day in Australia?

Christmas is a one of a kind experience. While traditionally, Christmas decorations suggest colder weather, common to it’s European origins, Christmas in Australia is a warm summer affair. It falls on our summer break from school and so many families take vacations to the beaches and bush around Australian cities.

In keeping with this theme, many Australians spend their Christmas outdoors barbecuing, surfing, playing cricket, exchanging a Christmas gift hamper, lounging on the beach, camping, and eating large feasts. Not all decorations and gifts are non-traditional, despite the warm weather: Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and ham or turkey dinners are commonly large parts of the celebration Christmas Day.

Gift giving can be the most difficult part of this momentous holiday; whether, you are soaking up sun or camping in the great outdoors. Good gifts are baskets that can be used on the day to compliment the meal or a particular part of the tradition. Wine baskets make great gifts for close family; they are a great way to bring cheer to the holiday events you attend. Snack, tea, office cheer baskets, or a cheese platter Christmas gift hamper are a great way to thank clients for their patronage or your staff for a year of hard work. More intimate gift baskets are great for couples celebrating together. Whether the recipient of a Christmas gift hamper is spending summer on the beach or indoors there is basket that will compliment their day perfectly or many they could save to ring in the New Year. Australian’s celebrate Christmas with a unique blend of traditional baubles and non-traditional activities. No matter which basket you give, you can be certain that your gift will bring holiday cheer and good tidings to all.

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