Devices, DIY and diamonds: A Christmas gift guide to make the silly season less stressful

Christmas presents.
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If you have left Christmas shopping to the last minute, never fear - we've got you covered! 

From devices to DIY to diamonds, we've compiled our top picks for the whole family, taking the stress out of the silly season. There's truly something for everyone and every budget, so sit back, relax - we've done the hard work for you (an honorary signature on the gift tag is appreciated but not essential).

Bunnings

Bunnings is a one-stop-shop for household hardware that gets the job done. Head to your local store for a range of trusted brands at warehouse prices, perfect for do-it-yourself dads, tradies, or anyone who needs handy tools for around-the-house maintenance. 

Devices, DIY and diamonds: A Christmas gift guide to make the silly season less stressful
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  • Any DIY enthusiast is sure to love the Ozito RTR-2000 Rotary Tool ($49), equipped with 109 accessories perfect for engraving, polishing, grinding, sanding, carving and drilling - everything one could need for post-lockdown projects.

  • For a practical gift, opt for the Supatool 105 Piece Tool Kit ($49) - ideal for at-home use or on-the-go. The portable kit includes a 1/4-inch socket set, hammer, screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench and combination pliers, all contained in a functional canvas bag. It also makes a great gift for the newly minted homeowner.

  • For the green thumb of the group, look no further than the Saxon three-piece pruning set ($24.90), complete with hedge shears, secateurs and a lopper. At a fantastic price, this set would make a great centerpiece for a gardening-themed gift box. Add some gloves, seeds, a potted plant (can't go wrong with a classic Christmas poinsettia) or some funky outdoor wall art for that friend who loves their plants as much as people.

  • And for dad, help the old man keep the house clean and tidy (and get brownie points from mum) with a Ryobi 2200PSI Water Blaster ($299). The 2000-watt motor makes cleaning outdoor areas a breeze - stains on the driveway? Not a problem. Grime on the garage door? Easy peasy. The blaster comes equipped with a variable spray lance, a turbo lance, an on-board detergent tank and an on-board hose reel and accessory storage for added convenience. While this may be gibberish to the average human, it will make sense to dads.

  • Of course, if you're still in the dark, you can give the gift that always gets it right with a Bunnings gift card. Available to purchase in-store or online as an e-gift card, you can pick any value between $10 and $500 - a present to suit every budget. 

Bunnings Warehouse e-gift card.
Bunnings Warehouse e-gift card. Photo credit: Supplied

2degrees

Christmas is all about spending time with the ones you love - but once the presents have been opened, the roast potatoes have been eaten and the kids have passed out on the couch, our busy lives can make it hard to stay connected.

Devices, DIY and diamonds: A Christmas gift guide to make the silly season less stressful
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  • So keep the connection alive and gift your loved one a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to carry on the conversation post-Christmas. The sleek and stylish device is the perfect way to keep up the communication, while its revolutionary 108-megapixel camera allows you to capture beautiful memories throughout the festive season. The camera also features Space Zoom, a new feature on Galaxy devices that allows you to zoom in closer than ever before - maybe give it a miss on any candid Christmas party pics if you want to save yourself a blow to the ego. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is available now from 2degrees on selected plans.

  • For the technophile in your life, give the gift of connectivity this Christmas with the second-generation Google Nest Hub ($169), a smart display that allows you to control hundreds of compatible devices with a simple tap or voice command, all from one screen. Entertainment is made easy, with Netflix, YouTube and music all available at the tap of a button, while the enhanced speaker delivers 50 percent more bass than the original Nest Hub. It also keeps the family connected with a calendar function, alarms and the ability to broadcast messages - the daily "dinner's ready" will never be the same.

  • It's likely any fitness fanatic will already have a smartwatch in their arsenal, but for that friend who's easing themselves onto the exercise wagon, a Samsung Galaxy Watch4 40mm ($449) makes a great gift to help them reach their goals. The wearable provides comprehensive insights into your health and wellbeing, allowing you to track your progress with an arsenal of tools at the ready - and yes, it tells the time too.

  • And for the muso mate, you can't go wrong with the Apple AirPods Pro ($449), complete with a wireless case. The top-tier earbuds feature active noise cancellation, designed to deliver the ultimate immersive experience. Just like AirPods, the AirPods Pro connect to your iPhone or Apple Watch and are ready to use right out of the case.

Michael Hill

You'll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year at, Michael Hill. The jeweller offers beautiful pieces that your loved ones are sure to treasure and, that they can enjoy long after the festive season. Best of all, they have something special to suit every budget.

Devices, DIY and diamonds: A Christmas gift guide to make the silly season less stressful
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  • For mum, get her a gift she'll treasure with the Twist Huggie Earrings ($349). The stunning pair features a shimmering twist of 0.50 carat of diamonds in sterling silver, radiating classic sophistication.

  • Meanwhile, the trendy but timeless Engravable Bar Necklace in 10 karat yellow gold ($169) is sure to delight any daughter. Engrave a name or phrase in the bar for a personal touch she'll never forget (the present, not her name). 

  • Also in 10 karat yellow gold is the stunning 19cm Hollow Fob Bracelet ($429), a classic piece for all occasions.

  • And for the very special someone, Michael Hill's Round Halo Ring ($700), complete with 0.50 carat of diamonds in 10 karat white gold band. Designed with glistening diamonds in a stunning halo setting, the ring is a talking point that needs no introduction. Alternatively, opt for the Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet ($799) in luxe sterling silver for a truly exquisite gift.

This article was created for Bunnings Warehouse, 2degrees and Michael Hill.