The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide Is Here, Expertly Curated By an Editor Who Shops for a Living

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Time is a precious commodity come Christmas and with the events of this year encouraging us to avoid crowds, it’s no surprise that you’re doing the bulk of your holiday shopping online. Not only is it quicker and easier (and doesn’t require looking for a parking spot!) but it also opens up your shopping options.

But, to avoid hopping from website to website, you could consider streamlining your gift buying by shopping at a one-stop destination. Not only is ebay.com.au Australia’s number one shopping site*, but there are 40,000 Aussie retailers on there, offering high-quality and well-known brands. This means you can find everything you need in one spot and knock off all of your shopping in one session (preferably while sitting on the couch with a snack).

To help you check those final items off your Christmas list, we’ve curated the ultimate holiday gift guide from two editors that shop for a living. It’s our jobs to peruse what’s on offer and try products across the categories of tech, fashion, beauty, lifestyle and health, so in turn, we can help you find what you need at a price you can afford.

So, make like the two in three Aussie adults who shop with eBay and you’ll have your Christmas list whittled down in no time.

You’ll have to be quick though as you have until the 18th for eBay Plus’ free express metro delivery to get your gifts to you1.

Tiger Multi-functional Rice Cooker

Doing a bit of retail therapy to keep the chaos of the world at bay is always valid self-care and this rice cooker is hands down the best thing I bought in iso! Who doesn’t want perfect rice every time with little to no effort? A deceptively difficult grain to cook well, Tiger takes all the guess work out.

Philips Fabric Shaver

You know you’ve reached adulthood when you get excited about removing lint. But hear us out, returning your favourite items to their former glory is something worth talking about. It’s like having a whole new wardrobe of clothes you know you like and that fit well. Genuinely a great investment.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

For fast drying hair care that won’t leave your luscious mane looking tired and dried out, you can’t go past the Dyson Supersonic. In the same way the Dyson Air Blade changed bathroom hand driers forever, the Supersonic is a revelation in hair drying.


Who doesn’t love a game of Scattergories? The quick-thinking word association game is an absolute winner at small gatherings and dinners with friends. This one was a solid lockdown hero and if you combine it with a few bottles of wine you’ve got yourself a brilliant night in.

Ninja Air Fryer XXL

Air frying is the perfect way to make crispy, crunchy snacks that don’t have you planning your next gym session as soon as you’ve cleared your plate. By circulating hot air around food as it cooks, air frying cuts down the calories by up to 80 per cent and does away with some of the more harmful chemicals that are created when heating oil.

Riedel Gin Glasses

This four set from the masters of glass is the perfect pairing to go with gin and your favourite botanicals or citrus slices on a hot summers day. Thin but sturdy glassware that ups the class factor of your day drinking (and may even go as far as to improve the taste of your drink – unproven but sounds good).

Aura Bath Towel Set

Getting wrapped up in a fluffy luxury bathroom set is one of the symbols of having your life together. Even if your life is the furthest thing from being together, you can still pretend that you know what you’re doing with a luxe towel or two. Comes with flannel, hand towel, regular towel, and bath mat. Fake it till you make it.

KitchenAid Mixer 

One of those things that you don’t think you need until you get it and then wonder how on earth you ever coped beforehand. It comes with two different size attachments for the bowl, a flat beater, stainless steel wire whisk, and a dough hook for perfect mixing every time. Plus it looks great too!

Members of eBay Plus shopping membership unlock free express metro delivery1, so they can shop until 18 December for Christmas arrival. Other benefits include free returns and exclusive deals for just $49 annually. New members can sign up for a free eBay Plus 30-day-trial here2

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1 Free express metro delivery excls WA, NT & TAS. eBay Plus T&Cs apply

2 $49 annual fee applies post trial. For new members only. eBay Plus T&Cs apply

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