Christmas is just around the corner and the beautiful summer weather is certainly here. Christmas is a wonderful time to share gifts with family and close friends while creating great new memories. With the warm temperatures and sunny skies, there’s no doubt many Australians will be spending their Christmas holidays relaxing outdoors.
If you’re planning to make the most of Perth’s beautiful weather spending time with family and friends in your backyard, it may be time to look at some unique gifts suited to outdoor living.
Landscaping and Gardening Gear
If you know someone that’s a bit of a handyman/woman or green thumb in the garden, consider gifting some landscaping or gardening gear. Beacon Equipment hasa great range of Stihl® landscaping equipment and John Deere ride on and zero turn mowers which make for great Christmas gifts. These well-known and highly rated brands provide high-quality equipment sure to impress.
Here are a few popular backyard landscaping gift ideas:
Using machinery of any size is dangerous if the proper precautions are not put in place. Purchase personal protective equipment to help reduce the chance of serious accidents. Also, ensure your equipment is only ever operated by experienced adults and kept out of reach from children.
Outdoor Wine Coolers
If one of your family members or friends love their wine, consider getting them an outdoor wine cooler. Perfect for outdoor entertaining, these specialised fridges will keep your white wine chilled all summer long. Or perhaps get crafty and shop for gifts to turn their (or yours!) patio into a wine lover’s oasis.
Want a nifty gift for your friends? Pure Class Wine Bags specialise in providing insulated wine bags, perfect to keep your wine chilled while you’re out and about. These nifty bags come in a range of styles and designs and make a great gift your friends are sure to be impressed by.
Slip and Slide – Perfect Gift for The Australian Summer Holidays
If you have a lawn or soft ground in your backyard, gifting a slip and slide is sure to be a crowd favourite. You can purchase a child’s slip and slide from most department or outdoor accessory stores in Perth. Simply spray with water and add some non-irritant soap, strap on the kid’s goggles and swimming gear and they’ll be entertained for hours.
Don’t want kids to have all the fun?
Head to your closest tarpaulin or canvas shop and purchase a larger piece of material suitable for your backyard. Lay it out on your grass or soft ground and tie down the corners. This can be used as a larger slip and slide suitable for both children and adults. At the end of summer, don’t forget to dry off the tarp and store appropriately for use in future years.
You must be wondering, what is a Swurfer?
If you have a sturdy tree or strong patio beams in your backyard, then a Swurfer is the perfect gift for kids. It’s a skateboard-shaped tree swing which allows you to stand and swing in any direction. The swing has handles for added control and maneuverability and is sure to be a hit with kids.
Learn more about Swurfer’s here.
Pool Equipment and Gear
If you have a pool, then you’re almost certainly going to spend a lot of time enjoying it over the Perth summer holidays. Pool equipment and toys are great gift ideas for children and adults alike.
Here are some popular pool friendly gift ideas:
- Floating waterproof speakers
- Inflatable pool couches
- Inflatable balls and toys
- Pool volleyball net
Campfire Fishing Pole Roaster
Want to take roasting marshmallows to a whole new level?
Not only is the fishing pole roaster perfect for roasting delicious marshmallows, it can be used for practically any food that can be cooked over a fire. Simply attach your food to the hooks at the end of the line and get roasting.
It’s important to check if you’re able to start a campfire in your backyard or while you’re out on a camping trip in Western Australia as DFES often issue total fire bans over summer. If you’re unsure or have any questions about whether you can have a controlled fire, get in contact with the Department of Fire & Emergency Services.
The cool Fishing Pole Roaster can be found here and is perfect for fishing, camping or outdoor enthusiasts.
Outdoor Barbecue Gifts
There’s nothing like a good old Australian backyard barbecue. Do you have a friend or family member that loves to get behind the barbecue and cook up a feast?
There are thousands of barbecue’s and accessories on the market, making the gift options near endless. Head down to your local barbecue retailer and ask about some popular Christmas gift options. Consider purchasing the outdoor chef in your life:
- A new outdoor barbecue or Weber
- A digital BBQ fork thermometer (reads the temperature of your BBQ food)
- A barbecue tool set (spatula, tongs, knives)
- Spice and meat rub sets
Christmas Backyard Gifts for Your Animals
Don’t forget about your treasured family pets. Christmas is the perfect time to surprised your four-legged friends with some new toys and treats. Think about how you can enrich the lives of your pets with new:
- Automatic ball throwers
- Auto-refilling water bowls
- Chew toys and balls
- Animal treats
Organise A Get-Together
Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that aren’t objects, rather memories you create between family and friends. Organise a get-together and enjoy lunch or dinner in your backyard area. Rather than simply purchasing a gift for one person, this will be a gift you can share with family and friends, making memories to remember for years to come. You can even show off some of the other backyard gifts you have gifted or received.