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Christmas Shopping Guide 2022

(Checklist Edition!)​

Christmas is the best time to get gifts for loved ones and friends. However, with so many stores in the mall, it’s overwhelming to look for the premium item they deserve.

It can be challenging to pick the perfect gift, especially when you are shopping with many options or need to know what someone would like. Lotte Duty Free has compiled a list of the top sellers this season – all in one place.

Embark in the world of luxury lifestyle this Christmas with Duty Free Shopping. So check our gift list now and prepare for a hassle-free Christmas shopping experience.

Sydney Lotte Duty Free
LOTTE DUTY FREE’s Iconic Sydney store | 55 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000 (corner of Market St & Pitt St)

The Best Reasons to Shop Duty Free

Duty Free is a famous shopping center for travelers to experience luxury items. When shopping at Duty Free, you buy premium products without paying import taxes. It is usually done at airports, but there are also Duty Free shops outside the airport, like our Lotte Duty Free Sydney store.

The popularity of shopping at Lotte Duty Free has grown recently because the internet has made it easier to find deals and compare prices. In addition, some Duty Free stores offer online shopping with in-store click & collect options.

What to Expect from a Duty Free Christmas Shopping Trip in 2022?

Every Christmas and holiday season, frequent travelers and locals visit our Sydney and Melbourne Duty Free stores to shop the latest premium items. It’s your time to experience your share of delight. Get the best experience on luxury items from around the world in one shop this Christmas.

You might think Duty Free shops are only great if you travel internationally and have a layover. However, this isn’t true! Duty Free shops are popping up all over the world and in Australia. Duty Free has a wide selection of designer products, such as jewels, fragrances, confectionaries, watches, and more.

Expect to buy more and indulge more. Prepare your long list of premium gifts for you and your loved ones indulgent by checking Duty Free’s website, or best to stay guided with our checklist below.

Prepare for Your Christmas Shopping Trip

Sydney Duty Free Shopping

More people travel abroad not just for work but also to experience leisure with continued globalisation. However, due to the world’s recent events, there are a lot of travel regulations imposed on countries such as Australia.

Don’t let this travel barrier stop you from your luxurious escapade. Know the new customs regulations and security measures for your next duty-free Christmas shopping trip abroad.

One of its examples is the new regulation that will make it harder for people to buy cheaper products in other countries than they would pay at home. The regulation responds to the fact that some people were buying more than they could consume while abroad and then selling it back home – thus depriving their own country of tax revenue.

More of these regulations should not slip your mind to enjoy your next shopping spree with delight. Make sure you research to avoid inconvenience on the item you are shooting to buy.

Duty Free Shopping Tips

Duty Free shopping is a fantastic experience. However, it can be even more enjoyable if you know some tricks. Here are some tips on how to make your duty-free shopping experience more enjoyable:

  1. Avoid crowds of people
    Get to the airport early and go through the check-in process before most people arrive. This way, you will have a better chance of finding what you’re looking for in a snap.
  2. Tips for luxury brands
    If you’re looking for luxury brands, we bet you already got your list. Check out stores that are outside the airport, too, like Lotte Duty Free. Most airports Duty Free has luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Gucci inside. However, some brands are not inside the airport. So it’s good to know that you have more choices too.
  3. Bring your passport with you
    When shopping at the Duty Free, always bring your passport with you. You might need it when checking out or if you want to return something or exchange it for another size or colour later.
  4. Do some research
    Make sure to make a checklist. If you are not a huge fan of writing, use digital notepads on your phone for convenience.
  5. Prepare your wallet
    Christmas can give a lot of crowd in the shop, and with all the upscale products, it can’t be helped. For a hassle-free payment, ensure that your card or cash is ready. Check our store locations page to find a Lotte Duty Free store near you.
Sydney Duty Free Liquor Shop

A shopping experience at our Sydney Icon store is not complete without a visit to the luxurious Australian Wine and Spirits room where customers can take a moment to engage with our resident Sommelier in a wine tasting. This is a unique offering, built to replicate the best of the brands cellar door experience right in the heart of Sydney.

A Quick Checklist For Your Next Gift Shopping Galore

Duty Free shopping is a popular and luxurious way to experience comfort and delight while traveling. More to that, with a wide selection of items, you can also take a side trip to make your loved ones special.

You might get too indulged in all the delight that you forget to take a list of your gifts. Enjoy the experience without the hassle. We have curated this list to help you decide on the best buy in Lotte Duty Free.

1. Fragrances

Fragrances are for both men and women. Before you pick one, consider the type of scents and notes that your loved ones want. You may also want to check the top seller of the section to narrow them down.

Moreover, the following is a popular treat that is perfect as your next fragrance gift.

  1. Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia EDP
  2. Miu Miu Les Eaux à la Mode Daring Darling EDT 50ml
  3. Miu Miu Les Eaux à la Mode Casing
    (Red Top & Collar Casing and Blue Bottom Casing)
Gucci Flora Fragrances Sydney Duty Free
Glasshouse Fragrances Australia

Image source: glasshousefragrances.com

2. Therapy Candles

When you think of candles, the first thing that comes to mind is their soothing aroma. Everyone of all ages loves candles, especially those who need to relax or find peace.

Therapy candles are not just ordinary candles. They have been specially designed to help with emotional health and well-being. The candle’s calming scent helps people relax and sleep better at night. It also helps fight depression and anxiety by releasing serotonin in the brain, which can help improve moods and feelings of happiness.

These candles are perfect for someone who needs emotional support this Christmas season. Lotte Duty Free offers unique therapy candles, such as

  1. Glasshouse Fragrances A Tahaa Affair Candle
  2. Jo Malone – Travel Candle Trio & Lantern
Estee Lauder Night Repair Supercharged Gel

Image source: esteelauder.com.au

3. Cosmetics

Show your appreciation, love, and gratitude to the person who has done something special for you or someone you care about. A skin or hair treatment for your sister or your mom? Or the latest luxurious product for yourself? Either way, this cosmetic brand, and list are what you should look for:

  1. Helena Rubinstein Replasty Age Recov Night 100ml
  2. Burberry Eye Palette Festive 22 Le
  3. Ikou Create Your Day Ritual Pack
  4. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Crème

4. Fine Jewellery

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special person, you may want to get them a piece of fine jewellery. Fine jewellery can be an exceptional way to show someone how much you care about them and make sure they know they mean the world to you.

There are many different types of jewellery out there, and finding the right one can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for in quality pieces. Try Qeelin Bo Bo Necklace Bbv-040-Nl-Wgdru

5. Liquor

Liquor is one of the most common gifts people give to friends and family members. It is a thoughtful gift that can be used for many occasions, such as weddings, housewarmings, birthdays, and Christmas. However, if you are still deciding on a liquor type to get for your loved ones this holiday season, Louis Roederer Cristal 750ml is highly recommended for any event!

Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne

Image source: louis-roederer.com


Prepare for the Christmas and Holiday season of 2022 with our checklist guide! We’ve compiled a list of items that are popular in our stores. Our guide is the perfect source to shop for your favourite luxury brands.

Duty Free stores are a great place to shop for goods unavailable in your country. You can shop tax-free and find products handpicked by international shopping experts.

Let us know which makes it to the top of your Christmas shopping list.