Sarah Whyte Electrocuting metal Christmas trees, dangerous firing pistols and remote-controlled helicopters that could catch fire, are some of the toys that will not end up in Christmas stockings this year.
Sarah Whyte IT IS likely you'll hear a cacophony of clicks while you read this as the deadline for online Christmas shopping looms.
Adele Horin LAST Christmas 6 million Australians received one or more presents they never used or later gave away, a new survey by the Australia Institute reveals.
Peter Vincent The amount Australians spend on Mother's Day has grown to $1.4 billion - nearly three times more than is forked out on Father's Day.
Effie Mann Nothing is lost to history at David Jones. In the bowels of its Silverwater warehouse, heavy padlocks guard rooms where boxes and filing cabinets brim with artefacts.
Megan Levy It was still Christmas Day when some shoppers began lining up outside Myer, hoping to bag a bargain in the Boxing Day sales frenzy.
Bridie Smith, Megan Levy THE age of the Boxing Day sales starting with a bang are over. These digital days, the trample or be trampled approach to discount shopping has been diluted by cyber space.
KATE WATERHOUSE Christmas is just around the corner and if you are stuck this holiday season for what to give that special lady in your life, you can't go wrong popping a few of these fashionable items under the...
MICHAEL IDATO Fairytales and horror stories, flying reindeer, wicked witches and worlds brought to the brink of sanity.
Andrew Hornery On the surface, you could be forgiven for thinking not much has really changed in the past few decades when it comes to buying a Christmas gift for the style-conscious male in your life.
BELLINDA KONTOMINAS Each December, we strive in vain for the perfect trinket that won't break the bank but will at least induce from its recipient a smile.
Asher Moses As a lapsed Jew who equates God with the tooth fairy, Christmas is a time of year I look forward to being bored.
DANIEL CHENU, 8 Christmas is just the best time of year . . . six weeks of summer holidays to play – I can't wait! Santa knows whether you've been good, so if you want some of this cool stuff, you'd better be good...
GEORGINA ROBINSON There is no better time of year than the Christmas holidays to embrace your loved one's passion for sport.
ALEXIA BIGGS For many, the festive period is an excuse to indulge in as much kitsch as possible. But where does that leave the tinsel-phobic?
LAUREN QUAINTANCE Here's the thing about Christmas: there's more pleasure in the anticipation than in the reward.
RUBY MCCULLOCH , 7 Everything about Christmas is fun. I love the Christmas tree and magical decorations, I love the lights on the houses, and I love that I can wake up really early and not get in trouble.
MICHELLE HAMER The festive season is all about the bling. We adorn our houses in sparkles, hang shiny baubles and allow the shops their gaudy revelry.
JOHN SHAKESPEARE Christmas is a great time to spoil the dad in your life, a lovely way to thank him for those endless horsey rides and water-bomb fights he's had to endure throughout the year.
SUSAN WYNDHAM The burning question of the season: is erotica an appropriate Christmas present? The hardest part is knowing whether your recipient is among the dozen or so people who have not yet read E. L.