Where to buy everything you need for entertaining this festive season. 

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hannukah or New Year’s Eve, stock up on festive supplies at these local providores.


The iconic Claringbolds at the Prahran Market, and Blu Fin in Malvern Central both have excellent seafood selections. What is more celebratory than a generous platter of oysters or prawns? Image supplied by Blu Fin

Turkey, Ham and other Meats

Pre-order turkeys and hams at Peter Bouchier, whose knowledgeable staff can also provide advice on best cooking methods. The European smallgoods specialists Malvern Continental Butchers also have a superb range of deli meats, and offer free delivery for orders over $100. Image supplied by Peter Bouchier

Peter Bouchier


It is hard to go past The Cheese Shop Deli, or the fromage room at Simon Johnson. Image supplied by Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson


As a vessel for all those canapés, or to mop up sauces and gravies, head to Woodfrog for delicious sourdough, to Q Le Baker for something a little fancy, or Glicks for mini bagels. Image supplied by Woodfrog Bakery

Woodfrog Bakery


Compare mango and cherry prices at Colonial Fresh or Toscanos. Image Supplied by Toscanos


Seasonings, condiments, crackers, glazes

For any last-minute soirées, Stocked Food Store has pretty much all accoutrements, as does Phillipa’s - whose jars and baked goods double as beautiful hostess gifts. There is no place like Gewürzhaus for herbs and condiments; it is an Aladdin’s Cave of fragrant trappings. Try their heavenly BBQ Glaze Spice on Christmas Ham. Image supplied by Gewürzhaus


Mince Pies and Christmas Cake

Peruse the delectable displays at Fleischer Cakes and Millstone for exquisite Gingerbread creations, Christmas cakes and mince tarts. Hot tip? Ask about Millstone’s bake-your-own croissants, perfect for fresh pastries on Christmas morning. Image supplied by Millstone



The team at Armadale Cellars would be delighted to recommend a bottle of something delicious and fizzy to get in the spirit. Image supplied by Armadale Cellars

Armadale Cellars


A fragrant room spray from Aesop, or the new Ottolenghi book Simple available at Readings make ideal gifts for house-proud friends and family. Image supplied by Aesop



Pick up a fresh-trimmed Christmas Tree from family-owned local business J Horrigan Firewood. Available from late November, Horrigan’s can also arrange home delivery and a New Year’s pick up service. Image supplied by J Horrigan Firewood

J Horrigan Firewood Malvern


Dust off your old ornaments and inject some new life with a few extra beauties from Minimax; whose abundant offerings might just have you decorating every room in the house. Image supplied by Minimax


’Tis the season!

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