Your go-to gift guide for the friend who has everything
Christmas rolls around but once a year, and without fail the inevitable countdown catches you off guard.
Give the gift of festival cheer to take away the stress the holidays. Keep scrolling to find the perfect match for your fussy sibling or hard-to-please parent.
Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the countdown to Christmas knowing you have all your stockings filled!
For the muso who packs their summer with live music.
Perth-boys Pond can be described in many ways, but boring is never one of them. Hot on the tail of their latest release 9, these psych-rock geniuses take to the lawns of Fremantle Arts Centre for an evening of sonic exploration and frenetic showmanship.
Perfect for someone whose summer playlist consist of sunshine-psych vibes and local tunes, or who loves the outdoor atmosphere of Freo gigs at sunset.
For the cinephile who loves a date night at the movies
Summer nights at UWA Somerville are always a treat for the senses! This year’s program takes you around the world with 18 films hot off the festival circuit. Combine fresh pizza, cool drinks, picnic tables and comfy new cushions, a voucher for Lotterywest Films is an easy win on the Christmas wish-list.
Not to mention the cinema now hosts WA’s sharpest new projector! Making a night underneath the pines more picturesque than ever before.
Perfect for date nights with the gals or guys, and for those who have yet to experience the Somerville magic.
For those obsessed with The Crown and royal family drama
Before Diana and Camila there was Elizabeth and Mary – two rival women battling against royal traditions to take the crown in their twisted dynasty. With plot twists and political intrigue, Mary Stuarttranscends its 16th-century origins to become the story of two smart, strong leaders scheming and struggling to hold on to power, determined to survive in a world dominated by double-crossing men.
Perfect for anyone who loves to watch the drama unfold, and fans of our adopted Perth Queen (Kate Walsh).
Whether it’s recommendations they find from audiobooks, podcasts or TikTok – we all know someone who is the first to binge-read the next summer hit. Writers Weekend is the perfect chance for your loved one to immerse themselves with fellow readers and writers who love diving deep to discover how their favourite books come to life.
Writers Weekend is also a great value gift, with our suggested price set at $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like. Any value above $19 will be used to ensure that other people are able to attend Festival events where cost is normally a barrier. A great gift that also pays it forward!
Discover this heartfelt autobiographical story of love between a parent and child by Manjimup writer Kim Crotty. Featuring delightful animations, The Smallest Stage brings to light the power of creativity and how it can connect families even in the hardest of times.
Perfect for anyone who loves a biopic on the stage brought to life with innovative storytelling.
Get out of the theatre and into a night of silliness and tongue and cheek you’ll never forget. From Joel Bray (who’s also bringing us Daddy) comes I Liked It, But ... a truly unique show that questions 'how does stuff even get made? And why should we care?’.
Enjoy night of brutal honesty and hilarious moments as Joel talks you through the craziest, weirdest and most confusing stuff he’s ever seen on stage.
Perfect for someone who wants a fun night out with friends and loves a bit of cheeky humour.