Garden City Shopping Centre

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

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Risely Street
Booragoon WA 6154

Christmas really is just around the corner, and a big part of getting your home ready for Christmas involves shopping. To me it sounds like a dream come true, but for a lot of people the Christmas run-around is a real nightmare. Well, if you're stuck for ideas, here's one; things for the home are always a great gift, and while you're choosing them you can stock up for your own Christmas needs at the same time.

At Garden City its like Christmas all year round with a Kmart, two department stores and a hundred-and-eighty specialty stores. There's plenty of food and fashion, gifts and gadgets, and lots and lots of things for the home.

Candles add a special touch to any room of the house, so they make a great gift, especially if you're on a budget. And while you're at Dusk, pick up a couple for your own Christmas table.

Linen makes an excellent gift too and between Adairs and Bed, Bath & Table, there's something for every room of the house. Towels, table-cloths and doona covers are always useful and with the huge range available, there's something to suit everyone's personality.

Crabtree & Evelyn have a wonderful selection of traditional gifts, from heavenly scented soaps and candles to good old-fashioned teas and tea-pots.

Now, it may not be for the home, but Gamesworld has something fun for the whole household. And a friendly board game is a great way to wind up Christmas dinner.

If, you need a gift on a really tight budget, the Garden City voucher book contains 180 special offers, and at just five dollars it makes an ideal stocking filler or mystery santa gift.

Decorating the Christmas table is an event in itself and with decor ideas from Myer, David Jones, House, and Wheel and Barrow, you can put together a table that will be the real centrepiece of any Christmas dinner. Choose your favourite plates, matching glasses, and special occasion linen. Set the mood with exotic candles or vases and add some living colour with fresh flowers.

And if you want the whole house looking its best for when you're receiving the stream of Christmas visitors, don't just decorate the table get a new one. Archipelago or Freedom Furniture have some designer ideas that will look great all year round.

You can also stock up on all your Christmas provisions at Coles or Newmart. And the Fresh Food Market Place has all the ingredients you'll need to whip a really special Christmas meal.

Now, if getting around is a problem, Garden City's free ShopMobility service can offer you a complimentary wheelchair, walking frame or electric scooter. And for little legs they can also lend you a stroller. You can pre-book on 1800 11 11 87.

And when you're just about shopped out, stop for a coffee and have a read of Garden City's latest magazine. Their summer edition has some gift ideas and some Christmas saving ideas inside, along with all the information you'll need about their extended trading hours. You can pick up a copy from the information desk.