Christmas is almost upon us and along with the joy and festivities of the holiday season comes the Christmas admin. Ticking your Christmas shopping list from the sofa has never been easier on the nbn™ network with Telstra. So this Santa season, why not skip the queue and avoid parking dramas by getting online?

Online shopping timeline

First up, get organised. Check delivery details before you buy and make sure you get your orders in on time for Christmas delivery.

Dinner to your door

In the lead up to Christmas, the supermarket can be busier than Santa’s workshop. Aisles echo with Christmas carols as shoppers make a mad dash to grab the last ham or handful of prawns.

Avoid the stress of the supermarket and have your food delivered direct to your door. Most large grocery retailers offer online shopping and delivery services and can also order and reserve your ham and turkey online from some grocery retailers. Check out your local grocers to see if they offer online shopping and delivery in your area.

Why not treat yourself and your guests this silly season and splash out on a luxury hamper? Bockers and Pony luxury food baskets start from $59.99 and offer next day country wide delivery in some areas.

Now all that’s left to do is get in the kitchen and prepare your Christmas feast.

Digital decorations

Who wants to climb into the attic and detangle dusty fairy lights? Check out Christmas Warehouse, Christmas All Year or My Christmas for everything from baubles to tinsel. You can even purchase already-decorated trees, and it’s one less trip to the shops.

If you’re feeling creative, check out websites like Pinterest for some great ideas on how you can make your own decorations at home.

Christmas greetings

Take the hassle out of writing and addressing cards this Christmas with Hallmark E-cards, design and personalise your cards for friends and family.

If you prefer the personal touch of handwriting without the hand cramps, check out Cardly. All you have to do is type your personalised message. Cardly will then display it in whatever handwriting font you choose. Once you’ve designed and written your card, Cardly will print and post your card for you.

Grab a gift

Don’t spend the festive season wandering aimlessly around a shopping centre scratching your head about what to buy; stock your shopping cart online. The internet offers so much choice and is filled with bargains.

Our Christmas catalogue has a huge range of gifts, suitable for tech fans of all ages. From the new Google Pixel to the Samsung Gear S3 Watch, giving the gift of tech has never been easier. You can also enjoy free and fast delivery when you buy any nbn-friendly gifts online.

Indulge your loved ones with a pamper package from Caring Canary, a drinks hamper from A Little Luxury, a thrill-seeking experience from Red Balloon or pick up hilarious novelty gifts from Yellow Octopus. The possibilities are endless.

The biggest challenge of online gift shopping is not keeping all your online finds for yourself.

For the last minute shopper

There’s always someone who pops up out of the blue and stuffs things up by giving you a thoughtful gift. If you need a last minute present, e-gift vouchers are the perfect solution.

For the foodies in your life, a Good Food Gift Card is ideal, because who doesn’t love eating out? The voucher can be used in some of Australia’s most loved restaurants, without having to worry about the bill.

If you want a voucher with a bit more variety, Australia Post offer Load&Go Gift cards. These are preloaded with the amount you want to gift and the recipient can use them online and in-store.

Most department stores like Myer and David Jones offer e-gift vouchers. Just purchase the e-gift voucher from their website, print and you have the perfect gift in the click of a few buttons.