05 Nov Local Gifting Guide for Christmas 2021
It’s hard to believe there are less than 2 months to go until Christmas. 2021 has certainly flown by! As the silly season kicks off, and in the wake of a particularly difficult year for the small businesses in our Adelaide Hills community, we wanted to shine the spotlight on supporting local this Christmas shopping season. We’ve put together 10 gifting ideas from Hahndorf and surrounds. Here’s how you can help support local AND tick off your list with unique experiences, treats and gifts this Christmas.
For the backyard explorer.
Just 3 minutes from the historic township of Hahndorf, and a scenic 25-minute drive from Adelaide, The Lane is home to an acclaimed restaurant and tasting room with a host of immersive experiences. From relaxed luxury lunching in the restaurant, picnics set at our most picturesque locations, or in-depth winery experiences and tasting flights, The Lane has a gift voucher for everyone and every interest.
For the sweet tooth.
Chef Tom has recently collaborated with our friends at Chocolate No.5 to create The Lane’s very own wine-inspired chocolate bars, making their debut at the estate this festive season. Hahndorf-based Chocolatier, Alison, hand crafts a delectable selection of artisan chocolates, truffles, roughs, barks, and more. The Bon Bon Boxes and hot chocolate spoons plus a bottle of The Lane 2019 Shiraz are our picks for perfect stocking stuffers.
From $159 per couple
For the travel enthusiast.
It’s a beautiful time to visit the Adelaide Hills, and our friends at The Studios by Haus ih Hahndorf have put together curated getaways for the curious traveller. These experiential packages offer incredible value, including accommodation, wine, food & exclusive VIP wine, beer and gin tastings, and much much more. Travel dates from 1 November – 31 March 2022.
For the cheese lover.
A fun and informative cheese making class right in the heart of Hahndorf, at Udder Delights. Students will learn to make their very own feta cheese to take home – just add a bottle of 2021 Lane Sauvignon Blanc to make the perfect Christmas pairing gift.
Kids under 12 Free, Adults $5pp
For the kids (and kids at heart).
Gift a unique experience for the kids and adults alike! Head to Hahndorf between November – April for a visit to the Beerenberg family farm and pick your own fresh strawberries at $10.95/kg. Be sure to check their website on the day you’re planning to visit to make sure the patch is open.
For the thrill-seeker.
Gift the only encounter of it’s kind in Australia for the ultimate Lions 360 experience at Monarto Safari Park, and get face-to-face with one of the largest African Lion prides in Australia. Choose from a private helicopter flight or limousine charter to deliver guests straight The Lane’s doorstep to experience our 5-course Provenance menu.
For the home spa lover.
The Hahndorf Soap Factory is a one-stop-shop for all your pampering needs. With a factory right in the heart of Hahndorf, this family-owned business make fresh soaps and body washes daily, with over 25 varieties of organic and natural soap to choose from – another excellent pick for stocking stuffers!
For the adventurer.
Join your guide from Bike About Tours on a e-bike experience through the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Visit the iconic Beerenberg Farm, Udder Delights and some of the Hills’ best wineries including Hahndorf Hill, Shaw and Smith, Nepenthe and The Lane Vineyard.
For the gourmand.
Gift delectable treats from both the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Williams & Taylor artisan hampers include a selection of the region’s best produce, sourced from local providores passionate about their foods and wines. Each hamper is curated to offer a delightful insight into the amazing tastes of the Adelaide Hills and surrounds.
For the luxury bath & beauty lover.
Tour the magnificent biodynamic farm home to Jurlique – one of the world’s most recognised skincare brands. Indulge in a chocolate and fine wine matching at our friends at Hahndorf Hill Winery, and finish the day with a gourmet picnic at The Boatshed and glass of wine at The Lane.
…And if you’re looking for a bit of a sweet addition to your Christmas feast, check out Tart Noir. Each week, former travel agent turned baker, Christiane bakes delicious and unique tarts from scratch to ‘spread tart happiness’ all over Adelaide. Her tarts are absolutely divine and of course, best served with a bottle of Lois.