Gift Guide


You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting an ideal Christmas gift for the kids. Ballarat's retailers are chocka-block with gift ideas to please all the children!

Gift Tip: Why not purchase a Ballarat Wildlife Park annual membership so the kids can enjoy our native animals year-round! 


For a gift the kids will love and devour in a matter of minutes, make sure to purchase the Sovereign Hill Raspberry Hamper including an indulgent block of the all-new raspberry drop fudge as well as raspberry drop chocolate frogs and an iconic jar of raspberry drops!

WHERE39 Magpie Street, Ballarat 



Hattie and the Wolf stock a carefully curated range of products sourced from makers and designers from both Australia and abroad. Whether you're looking for boutique fashion and accessories or handmade homewares and children's toys, Hattie and the Wolf will surely delight!

WHERE218A Skipton St, Ballarat Central



Established in 1970, Country Kids specialises in nursery furniture, prams, car seats, essential baby products, toys, gifts and boutique children's clothing.

WHERE: Bridge Mall, 62A Bridge Mall Ballarat Central



Mary & Peg prides itself on stocking Australian-made products with a difference, with a beautifully-curated selection of fashion, homewares and accessories for men, women and children. For the kids, seek out the Mister Fly playmat, Tiny Twig clothes or the super cute Done by Deer dinnerware.

WHERE319 Mair Street Ballarat,



If you seek beautifully hand-crafted Christmas decorations, vintage-inspired children's gift ideas, or adorable collectibles, The Crafty Squirrel is for you. Owned by craft enthusiast Morgan Wills, the shop stocks a range of knick knacks that will bring joy and delight to your festive season.

WHERECnr Errard & Urquhart Street Ballarat Central 



The Art Gallery of Ballarat gift shop stocks a plethora of beautifully-crafted homewares, jewellery and designs from local artists (and beyond), as well as a huge collection of art-related books and exhibition catalogues for the art enthusiasts in the family. The gift shop also stocks a beautiful range of children's gift ideas, including the highly sought-after Smateria backpacks. Produced in Cambodia, these high-quality sustainable products are made using recycled materials and have achieved child labour free status. Purchase of a Smateria product will not only bring joy to your young one's heart, but will support better living conditions in Cambodia.

WHERE40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat 



For the perfect children's gift this Christmas, you can't go passed Myer Ballarat. With a large selection of children's toys and gift ideas, you won't need to shop anywhere else!

WHERE: Central Square, 18 Armstrong St South Ballarat



Shop Australia's iconic Bonds underwear, socks, zippys, hoodies and trackies this Christmas at Ballarat's dedicated Bonds store. With a great selection of clothing for men and women, and super-cute options for the little tikes, Bonds will have your loved ones covered from head to toe!

WHERE: Stockland Wendouree



The Ballarat Observatory is offering a special gift package for the science geek in your family. The pack includes the Astronomy 2019 Yearbook, 2019 Astronomy Calendar, and Ballarat Observatory entry for one family - a great way to start the new year!

WHERE439 Cobden St ( Car entry from Magpie St), Mt Pleasant

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Give the kids a key to their own castle with 12 months of unlimited day time entry to Kryal Castle as part of a locals membership! Offer available to locals only. Mention this listing on the Visit Ballarat website to receive the Christmas offer.

WHERE121 Forbes Road, Leigh Creek

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