Gifting Idea's for Christmas

December 12, 2018
Gifting Idea's for Christmas

December has arrived and although we say the same thing every year: “I’ll do the Christmas shopping earlier next year”, let’s be honest… it was never going to happen. Many of us live busy lives, and getting to the shops is difficult with so many events, parties and commitments to juggle.

At TIXSTAR, we have made it easier for you to purchase your perfect gift at a click of a button. With hundreds of exceptional gift ideas, there really is something for everyone. Picking the right experience for that special someone can be daunting, so we’ve helped by narrowing it down for you.

Below you will find our top 10 experiences that are the ultimate stocking stuffers. Categorised between sport, theatre, lifestyle and dining there are gifts here for family members, friends, your boss, colleagues, clients or staff.

With nothing over $250, you won’t need to break the bank this Christmas to provide your loved ones or closest friends with the perfect Christmas gift!


Cricket – Melbourne Star’s Lounge, from $75pp

The way hospitality should be – fun, lively & luxe. Experience Melbourne Stars matches in style this summer, with perfect viewing right behind the bowler’s arm. This is the best way to mix business with pleasure or to share with family & friends as you enjoy all-inclusive gourmet food and premium beverages throughout. The Stars Lounge is situated in the Olympic Room and provides you with premium facilities, in an exclusive yet relaxed atmosphere, to enjoy all the action on and off the field this summer.

Check out available matches here

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AFL – Essendon Chairman’s Function, from $85pp

Perfect for any Essendon supporter, the Chairman’s function provides you an unqiue opportunity to support the team in a relaxed family atmosphere in a premium cocktail function at Marvel Stadium. Lose the jacket and tie and bring along the kids, as you enjoy substantial canapés and premium beverages throughout the game.

Check out available matches here

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Golf – Moonah Links Resort Round of Golf For Two, $235 for 2

Peppers Moonah Links Resort is the ultimate destination for golf enthusiasts. The Moonah Links Golf Complex is the largest golf tourism development in recent Victorian history and consist of two world-class 18 hole golf courses provide a true test for all levels of golfer, regardless of whether you’re new to the sport of a seasoned pro. Play on a course designed specifically for the Australian Open or on the fantastic Legends course rated #33 in Australia.

Purchase your round for two here

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Jersey Boys – Lucy Liu Dining Package, $149.50pp

Experience a night to remember with the sensation musical Jersey Boys while immersing yourself in exceptional pre-show dining at Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar located only a small walk around the corner from the Regent Theatre. Jersey Boys is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest pop music sensations of all time. Don’t miss our on the musical treat paired with one of Melbourne’s best restaurants.

Know what date you want to attend? Book here

Purchasing as a gift? You can buy a gift voucher that can be used at a later date when preferred dates have been determinedBook here

Come From Away – A-Reserve Theatre Tickets, $125pp

On September 11, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. Come From Away tells the remarkable story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. This global phenomenon is now playing on Broadway, Toronto and across North American and coming to Melbourne in 2019.

Book your seat to this breathtaking musical here


Montalto – Behind The Scenes Winery Tour, $220pp

Experience first hand the winemaking and grape growing process with this unique behind the scenes tour, hosted by Montalto’s highly awarded wine making team. Taste Montalto’s range straight from the barrel, take a tour of the winery before enjoying a private and structured wine tasting in the Wine Experience room, featuring Single Vineyard Wines that truly reflect the location of the vines. This tour of the winery will demonstrate how we do it and why, together with the little things that make a difference.

Tour runs Monday – Friday from 11am to 3pm.

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Penfolds – Ultimate Penfolds Experience, $150pp

Join a member of the Penfolds team on a journey through the foundation of Penfolds as Australia’s leading red wine producer. Your tour starts with a visit to the Grange Cottage; the original home of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold before viewing the Magill Estate Winery, vintage cellar and underground drives where you will discover the gems hidden within. Your tour concludes with an intimate tasting of Penfolds most awarded and sought after wines including one vintage of Grange.

Experience runs daily at 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm

Click here to book your date online

If you’re not sure of a date or you are purchasing this as a gift - you can purchase a gift voucher HERE

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Vasse Felix - The Original Tour, $55pp

The Original Tour takes you behind the scenes on winemaking at Margaret River’s founding wine estate, sharing unique historical insights into the region and all facets of wine production at Vasse Felix. This walking tour completes with a private tasting of the wine collection, accompanied with a small selection of gourmet bites.

Tour runs Monday to Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm

Click here to book your date online

If you’re not sure of a date or you are purchasing this as a gift - you can purchase a gift voucher HERE

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Lamaro’s Hotel – Indulge Me Dining Experience, from $105pp

This experience is ideal for rewarding staff on another successful year.

Whether you are looking for a private room or wish to book out the entire dining space, Lamaro’s can make your experience a memorable one of fantastic food, drinks, friends, and fun. Of course Lamaro’s can do serious, too, if required!

The Indulge Me menu is a degustation style menu designed in consultation with you and head chef, Geoff Lindsay and our sommelier’s Nick Brown & Sandy Ingram, to impress your friends, clients or family - it’s the ultimate celebration menu.

Maybe a Chefs Signature Degustation, a Seafood Extravaganza, a Truffle dinner, a Wagyu tasting or a Burgundy or Champagne dinner. You name it Lamaro’s will design it!

Minimum 10 guests required, minimum spend $1,500.

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Drinking History Tours – Melbourne Laneways Tour, $85pp

This experience is ideal for rewarding staff on another successful year.

Looking for a tour that uncovers the true Melbourne? Did you know Melbourne has more live music venues than any city on the planet, the oldest art gallery in Australia and one licensed bar for every 332 people?

Discover this and more on the Melbourne Laneways Tour. Blending histories, stories and characters with the bars and places that make Melbourne the world’s coolest city, the Melbourne Laneways Tour is a swashbuckling adventure through the city’s most interesting and tucked away laneways. More fun than a walking tour, classier than a pub crawl.

Sites: You’ll explore the eastern side of the Melbourne CBD laneways, home to some of our most famous and interesting places. This is the side of Melbourne most tourists (and even some locals!) never see.

Bars: You’ll stop for drinks at three great Melbourne’s bars, plus pass by a dozen more for you to visit another time. We spend about 30-45 minutes at each bar so you’re not feeling rushed. A shared plates menu will also be served at our dinner location. And we cater for every conceivable food request (yes, even paleo).

History: You’ll learn about our earliest founders, the cause of Melbourne’s love affair – and later fall out – with drinking, the rise of street art, a tragic case of miscarried justice, the 1851 gold rush, secret men’s clubs (sssshhh), and much more.

Click here to book your tour voucher

TIXSTAR is your destination this Christmas for premium sports & entertainment experiences - find the best range of sport, entertainment, lifestyle & dining experiences all in one place to purchase your special someone this festive season.

Our customer support team is on hand to help you find the best experience for any occasion – Phone (03) 9257 3255 or email