Published on 07 November 2023
What makes Christmas special to you? Is it the food? Spending time with family? Sharing gifts? Or maybe it’s a heartfelt gesture; a thoughtful gift that will create lifelong memories.
Whatever Christmas means to you and your loved ones, you’ll find the perfect gift in the Swan Valley and Guildford. From hampers to homestays, picnics with camels to Swan River cruises, and world-class food and wine experiences, here are 10 of the best Swan Valley Christmas gifts.
1. Swan Valley tours with a difference
Swan Valley Speed Humps offers unique luxury picnic experiences that combine delicious local fare and friendly animal experiences.
There are three all-inclusive picnic packages to choose from, named after the farm's three gorgeous camels: Matilda, Honey, and Ginger. Or you can book a spot in an invigorating yoga class, followed by a delicious healthy brunch in a boho picnic setting.
If you’re looking to gift a unique Swan Valley experience, Speed Humps is the perfect package.
2. Sweet stocking fillers
Swan Valley’s world-class confectioners are stocked up on sweet treats for the silly season.
Mondo Nougat, Margaret River Chocolate Factory, and Whistler’s Chocolate Co. all have seasonal delights to please any sweet tooth, as well as all the regular favourites.
You can’t do much better than these handcrafted goodies for last-minute gifts, Secret Santa, or stocking fillers that are guaranteed to make a good impression.
3. Unique getaways
The Swan Valley is home to some of Perth’s most idyllic staycations.
Whether it’s a luxury summer stay at The Vines Resort, relaxing in the rustic glam of a treehouse bungalow, or finding serenity in nature at The Eden Reserve, there’s an escape for all tastes.
A Swan Valley getaway is a unique and unforgettable gift experience.
4. Swan Valley Christmas hampers
With over 40 wineries, 30 local produce businesses, 12 breweries and cideries, seven distilleries and dozens of delightful local artisans in the Swan Valley, Taste Of Swan Valley hampers are the perfect way to give some of the region’s iconic products in one pretty package and cater to a range of tastes and budgets.
Or if you want to make a day of it, build your own hamper for a more personal Christmas gift. Visit your favourite Swan Valley producers, wineries, and artisans to create a custom gift packed with local flavour.
5. Gourmet gifts
Do you know someone with great taste? Gift them a Swan Valley gourmet experience by picking up a selection of local delights.
Producers such as The House of Honey and Morish Nuts have an extensive range of unique flavours that are perfect additions to a festive grazing platter or stocking stuffers.
To add some gourmet flair to this year’s lunch spread, check out Providore’s exquisite jams, preserves, dressings and spice mixes.
6. Quirky homewares and funky fashions
If you’re looking for a unique gift for a loved one's home or wardrobe, you’re guaranteed to find something special at The Tribe, Panache Living, The Artists Nook, Bright Press in Whiteman Park, or Swan Valley Station.
The selection in each store showcases local artists, fashion designers and jewellers, plus a curation of quirky and contemporary pieces sourced from abroad ranging from luxury homewares, scented candles and fashion to stationery, plants and garden ornaments.
7. River cruise
There’s no better way to see the Valley than swanning lazily down the river aboard a Captain Cook Cruise.
Surprise your partner or parents with a Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise that includes lunch at Sandalford Wines, live entertainment, and world-class local wines.
The Swan Valley tours depart from Perth every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in summer, and on weekends between March and October.
8. Swan Valley wines
As Australia’s second-oldest wine producing region, we couldn’t leave vino off the list of Swan Valley Christmas gifts.
You can’t go wrong with a nice bottle of wine or a Swan Valley wine tour. But if you’re looking for something more personal, here are a few options:
● Sittella: Your bubbly best friend will love the Sparkling or Grand Vintage hamper
● Tyler’s Vineyard: This boutique family winery produces stellar grenache and lets you create custom labels at no extra charge
● Talijancich Fortified Wines: At 90 years young, Talijancich is an internationally-awarded winemaker producing some of WA’s best fortified wine
9. Swan Valley mystery picnic
Part picnic, part puzzle, Amazing Co’s mystery picnic is a DIY adventure with delicious clues.
Each clue leads to your next picnic pick-up spot. Explore the Swan Valley at your speed and finish the day with a carefully curated spread from local producers and providores.
10. Share the festive spirit at an event
From festive outdoor movies to delicious Christmas family feasts, gathering your loved ones at a special Christmas event will create lasting memories in the Swan Valley.
Check out what's on this holiday season in the Swan Valley.