gift guide

With the holiday season just around the corner, we've put together a local gift guide for those needing a little inspiration! It's truly been both heart-warming and uplifting to see so many shops and businesses with their doors open again and to be greeted by so many familiar faces. Docklands is filled with so many wonderful gems, from family experiences to chocolate art - you'll have everyone covered in no time!

Serena – LUNA Massage Therapies
It's that time of the year to celebrate and indulge your loved ones. This year I'm getting my parents a Christmas gift card from Luna. If you are looking for that perfect Christmas gift, why not a gift of relaxation. Luna offers a range of massage treatments including remedial, deep tissue, hot stone and more. Their therapists are professional, caring and fully qualified. Check out their summer special on their website!

Thomas – Melbourne Ice
For an exciting experience in the new year, there is nothing like watching live Ice Hockey at our own local world-class facility. Melbourne Ice memberships and merchandise is now on sale for Christmas and makes the perfect present for family, friends... or yourself! For a truly exhilarating time, nothing compares!

Mark – Melbourne Star
Docklands most recognisable attraction is spinning again after more than 200 days idle! The “Melbourne Star” is back open for business and the perfect timing to take yourself, colleagues, friends, interstate visitors and the like on a trip of a lifetime climbing to some 120 metres above the ground. From single figures to group bookings and packages there is something to please everyone.

Lynn - Kep Whitley
Kep Whitley is an artisan chocolatier and ice creamery. The chocolates here do not only taste good, but every piece is also handcrafted and painted with love on-site right here in Docklands. Kep Whitley products are uniquely Melbourne and you can only get them on their website or in-store. Their chocolates are the prettiest yummy gift for any occasion. My tip is to get in early before they sell out because they do go very quickly!

Cary – Quest NewQuay
What gift is better than a little getaway? Well if you think so as well, then treat your friends, family or even your clients to a stay in one of the great rooms at Quest NewQuay. Or if you have visitors but having them live with you is just a little too cramped or cramping your style (yes, we all have those visitors that come but never want to leave) then this is the perfect gift. Located in the NewQuay district of Docklands, it offers the perfect base to all of Melbourne and the area's attractions, close to plenty of great shopping and dining options and with near new rooms, you are guaranteed a great stay. Have a chat with the friendly staff and they are sure to sort you out with a great deal and keep you informed with all that is going on when you come to town!

Vicky – The Butcher Club
Bringing Christmas to everyone, Christmas hampers from The Butcher Club are a great value, easy way to organize your Christmas feast and/or meals for the rest of your holiday week. The Butcher Club hampers will suit any party size and budget making sure tables all over Docklands have ample festive fare.

Kong – HOYTS
I don’t normally go to the cinema to watch movies, but I love receiving it as a gift and it gives me a reason to go. Can you think of anyone who needs to get up to speed with the latest trending movies? Well, tickets to HOYTS Docklands might be the perfect gift as its inexpensive and everyone can make use of it.

Ricky - ON A BOAT
Summer is here. What better ways to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones than boating along the Yarra with a glass of wine in your hand. On a boat offers flexible options with no skipper needed for up to 9 pax, and they have gift vouchers too! Staff is super friendly at ANZ pier and will help you with any questions you may have.