Eats & treats,

Best places for treats this Christmas

Alex Mitcheson | December 8, 2021

It’s that time of year again when it’s necessary to shower our beloved ones, family members — and ourselves — with some treats. Because why not. However, finding the perfect goodies can sometimes be a painstaking process and have you looking far and wide but with little to no success. Have you considered the awesome and talented Gold Coast brands that are right on our doorstep, though?

With the brimming creative and small business community here on the Gold Coast, there is a huge selection of appropriate yuletide extravagances available. So don’t hang about; read on and learn how you and others can enjoy a slice of the Gold Coast this Christmas season.

Mr Consistent

Come the festivities, and you may be inclined to shake yourself a cocktail or three. But when it boils down to it, remembering all the ingredients and what quantities to use them is a puzzle in itself. Let these guys make the whole process a breeze with their lineup of fantastic cocktail mixers, which help you create marvellous margaritas and sublime sours. Better yet, grab a niftily put together gift pack with everything you need to start mixing up outstanding libations with ease.


Keep the good times going with some expertly crafted vodka and premium distilled gin which, by their own admission, is nothing short of Burleigh in a bottle. Their signature gin took home a gold award in the 2020 Australian Gin Awards whilst their Pink Gin managed to secure itself a silver, meaning award-winning drinks with a sea view are on the cards for the lucky recipient.

Fine Cultures

Vegans rejoice: no Christmas is complete without extensive selections of great tasting cheeses — and you no longer have to miss out. Australia’s largest array of vegan cheese is made and sold right here in our backyard through artisan producers, Fine Cultures. Take your pick from plant-based cream cheeses, cheddars, camemberts, mozzarellas, bries, and more. You’ll find special edition cheeses aplenty, and Christmas packs available too.

Belgian Delights

Belgian Delights, delight with their Christmas chocolates

Belgian Delights

If there is one thing the Belgians can do, it’s chocolate, oh, and perhaps beer as well! For those with a sweet tooth and who you know adore chocolate, get them something that will have their tastebuds in a twirl — and likely make them a lifelong friend. This multi-generation chocolatier has strong roots in the old country and utilises premium Australian cocoa with Belgian methods for out of this world chocolate produced right here on the Gold Coast.

Little Cocoa

Highly lauded by those who have sampled their goods, Little Cocoa specialise in bespoke handcrafted chocolate like you’ve never seen before. It seems there is chocolate — and then there is chocolate. Fine pralines with a multitude of soft, luscious fillings, such as caramel and ganache, are hand made with the utmost care right here in Southport and packaged up in elegant wrapping with the added option of personalised packaging available. Perfect if you’re looking to impress someone!

Little Cocoa

Gooddog Bakery

Apart from glorious weather and world-class surf, one thing synonymous with our desirable lifestyle is our love and welcoming disposition for our four-legged friends. Make sure they aren’t forgotten about this time of year by considering this pawsome range of celebration orientated doggy treats! Created with the most discerning tastebuds in mind, these treats contain only the very best ingredients and zero preservatives. There is something for every hound, from custom made cakes, donuts, pupcakes, and Christmas treat boxes.

Gooddog Bakery Christmas gift box.

Pupsicles from the Gooddog Bakery