Brisbane’s most festive Christmas markets
Can you hear that? Screaming children, fighting couples and shouted profanities thanks to carpark road rage....
We’re in the midst of a pyjamapocalypse.
If we receive one more pair of pjs this year, it’s highly likely that we’ll be crushed alive by an avalanche of Peter Alexander next time we go to fetch a shirt from our closet. Don’t get us wrong, we appreciate every gift we’re given; but at this rate we’re at risk of being featured in the next season of Hoarders.
Put down the socks, forget the candles, and gift your foodie friend something they’ll never forget.
Did yours truly just beat Santa at his own game? Season’s Eatings is a booklet packed full of delicious deals that will satisfy your hunger for free food. We’re not talking measly 10% discounts, we’re talking completely free pizza, donuts, cocktails and more, worth over $300 for just $49! Special extras include the likes of putt-putt and food-fuelled festival tickets, because you’re worth it. Live your best life and buy your Season’s Eatings here.
Are your friends borderline sommeliers? Show them the viner side of life with a bottle of Lanson Brut Rosé for just $68. Trying to impress the in-laws? A bottle of Australian-made Starward Two-Fold double grain whiskey is the perfect gift for any parents, entirely matured in Starward’s signature Australian red wine barrels. We can’t deny our ginthusiasm, and we’ve got our hearts set on Adelaide Hill’s award-winning 78 Degrees Gin, available at $75 a bottle, and full of flavour from its 12 botanicals.
Give your loved one the gift of cooking expertise with a four-hour hands-on cooking class at Newstead’s Golden Pig. With different classes weekly, they’ll soon be whipping up restaurant grade meals in the comfort of their own home (and if you’re lucky, yours too). Who said presents were a one-sided deal?
Saving the earth and giving someone a thoughtful yet functional gift? Where do we sign up? In keeping with the plastic straw ban and reusable items movement, gift your friends a customised KeepCup; because nothing says you care about someone (and the environment) like a personalised, reusable prezzie. For bonus points, include a few blends from T2.
Stepping into King Street’s luxury grocery store is like stepping straight into foodie paradise, with fresh fruit, lush pastries, aromatic ryes and sourdoughs, and other decadent eats lining the walls. As well as offering the freshest produce around, Mercado offers the best prices on everything from their freshly caught seafood to their macarons, so naturally, a gift voucher would make for an incredible present.
There’s never a wrong time for brownies, and Dello Mano’s handmade creations are unbeatable. With stunning gift boxes packed with your choice of brownies, you’ll be in the good books for sure.
Christmas is sorted thanks to The Cheese Pleaser. As well as an incredible selection of cheese, oils, butters, and meats, you can order gorgeous hamper of farmhouse and artisanal cheese from all around the world, delivered straight to your door. Think customisable cheese boards, dry hampers, honey, crackers, and more!
Treat your friends to dinner at some of Brisbane’s best restaurants with a $100 Goodfood gift card. They’ll be able to take their pick from restaurants such as PUBLIC., Mecca Bah, OTTO, Malt Dining, and Sake.
Red is a primary Christmas colour… so get festive with a bottle of one (or 12). Wine Selectors have teamed up with 12 of Australia’s most impressive wineries and their restaurants to provide a wine and recipe each, creating white, red and mixed collections full of perfect pairings. Your pals can match their own scallop ravioli with fruity pinot grigio, and they’ll have you to thank for it.
Merry Christmas, and a foodie new year.