Entertainment is defined as providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment, while the entertainer is someone that entertains others. If you know someone always willing to put on a show, someone that loves a bit of razzle and dazzle, a culinary friend that serves up exquisite food or a purveyor of good times over a few drinks, it’s time to reward them for the entertainment. Check out our 2022 Christmas Gift Guide for the Entertainer in your life!
NBA 2K23, PGA TOUR 2K23 & Marvel’s Midnight Suns
In partnership with 2K
The latest 2K video game releases bring you the thrill of professional sports, minus the injuries. First up is NBA 2K23, which offers an authentic and hyper-real basketball experience for fans of the game by showcasing all-new gameplay innovations and realistic animations. Headlined by cover athletes Devin Booker and Michael Jordan, this year’s editions present the coveted return of Jordan Challenge mode, an immersive online community experience (to name just one amongst many highlights). It’s available now for Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
More of a golfing type? Then PGA TOUR 2K23 is calling your name. It features all-time sports great Tiger Woods as the cover athlete, celebrating his legacy by introducing him as both a playable in-game pro and an Executive Director of the game’s development team. Experience plenty of ways to play, including MyCAREER and the new Topgolf Mode, along with celebrity cameos from NBA stars Michael Jordan, Stephen Curry, and more. This is a must-have game for golf fans and it arrives just in time for Christmas. It’s available now for Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Moving from sports heroes to superheroes, Marvel’s Midnight Suns is launching early next month. The latest tactical RPG from the XCOM creators is set to be high on every gamer’s wish list, bringing an entirely new combat style and strategy to the genre. Players can create their own Marvel Hero – the Hunter – to fight alongside iconic heroes like Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Blade in exciting turn-based battles that reward clever thinking with warrior-like flair. Explore a whole new world of Marvel as you meet, train and lead the unlikely team of seasoned Super Heroes that make up the Midnight Suns. Releasing on December 2 for Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, make sure you get on Santa’s nice list ASAP.
Suntory 2022 Hibiki Blossom Harmony Limited Edition
In partnership with Hibiki
Japanese distillery Suntory blew minds and palates with the limited release of Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021 and now they’re back with a follow-up. Like its acclaimed predecessor—which sold out in the blink of an eye—this blended whisky is finished in Japanese Sakura casks. As a result, its already creamy and fruity flavour profile takes on an extra dimension of light oak spice, honeyed sweetness, and floral accent.
Suntory’s blended whisky label, Hibiki remains synonymous with expert balance and smooth character. The word “Hibiki” translates to “harmony” whilst Sakura is a type of cherry blossom and so the name of this rare release is arguably more direct than it seems. With the additional maturation comes a complex dram that unravels in exquisite layers before closing out on a long and decadent finish. Get a bottle before it’s gone.
Meta Quest 2 x Resident Evil 4
In partnership with Meta
A great thing that just keeps getting greater, Meta Quest 2 is your gateway to endless virtual adventure. Easy to set up and safe to use, it offers 1832 x 1920 pixel-resolution per eye. Throw on the sleek headset and grab the intuitive touch controllers as you immerse yourself in multi-player games, comprehensive worlds, and a variety of fitness platforms.
Buy Meta Quest 2 today and you’ll get $50 off the regular retail price plus a free copy of the acclaimed Resident Evil 4. Newly remastered for VR, this indisputable classic is more pulse-pounding than ever and the closest one can get to a waking nightmare (in a good way, naturally). The headset also comes pre-loaded with the popular Beat Saber game, which presents rhythm-based challenges within a futuristic world. ‘Tis the season to play as you’ve never played before. – USD$349
C SEED HLR TV 144-inch
The world’s first foldable MicroLED TV is 144-inches of outstanding audio-visual experience and performance. With this in your backyard, there’s no greater way to entertain. With the touch of a button, watch as your ultra-high-resolution 4K entertainment system rises from the ground from its shallow 85cm compartment box and unfolds to reveal a screen with over 8 million active pixels. What may seem like a pipe dream to some is another excuse to install 144-inches of bragging rights. – AU$448,000 (USD$298,000)
Ooni Koda 16
Coming in at #93 for our Man of Many top 100 products of 2021, the Ooni Koda 16 is a gas-powered pizza oven that could take your homemade pizza to the next level. With easy-to-use controls for temperature, even the worst chef can serve up a stone-baked fresh pizza in just 60 seconds. Big enough to entertain large groups yet portable enough for your upcoming road trip, Ooni has absolutely nailed it with the Koda 16 pizza oven. Not convinced? Learn more about our thoughts with our review of the Ooni Koda 16. – AU$1,239
Sonos Sub Mini
Tiny but mighty, the Sonos Sub Mini is a petite yet powerful answer to your home theatre issues, setting “a new standard in its category for powerful, balanced bass.” Shrinking the beloved Sonos Sub into a miniature version, the Sub Mini aims to enhance your listening experience using advanced digital signal processing that rivals much larger units. Pairable with other Sonos speakers for an even greater dynamic range, the Sub Mini is the extra kick your home theatre needs, all in a pint-sized black or white subwoofer. – AU$699
As popular as homebrewing is worldwide, brewing the perfect beer is still a challenge many beer lovers still need help with. Fortunately, the future of personal brewing has arrived! BrewArt is here to automate as much of the process as possible with the world’s first fully automated personal brewer, the BeerDroid. With this incredible example of alcoholic engineering, you can brew 10 litres of pub-quality beer in any style imaginable. With the help of the BrewArt App to monitor and control the BeerDroid wherever you are, mix a selection of BrewPrints and BrewArt Ingredients for easy brewing all year round. – AU$799
The Dome, the world’s most adaptable and in-demand outdoor oven, makes wood-fired cooking simple. Enjoy a professional-grade outdoor oven designed for accessible functionality in the hands of beginners and culinary creativity for more experienced chefs. Being one of the best-looking outdoor ovens on the market, that’s also simple to use and accommodates everyone from amateur to professional chefs, is extra cheese on the pizza. Take your outdoor cooking from the basic grill to a full-featured kitchen; master the backyard kitchen with the Gozney Dome. – AU$2,999
Philips Airfryer Essential XL
Create delicious food for the whole family using little to no added oil. The Phillips Airfryer Essential XL features a unique and patented “starfish” design that cooks food to crispy perfection, frying with 90% less fat than a conventional fryer. Beyond the fry, you can bake, grill, roast, reheat and keep your food warm, and remotely control your settings from your phone using the NutriU app. And thanks to its 1.2Kg capacity basket, combined with a 6.2L pan, you can cook a variety of meals with up to 5 meal portions in one go for your family and friends. – AU$349
Nebula Capsule Portable Projector
Take the movies with you wherever you go with the Nebula Capsule Portable Projector. From the same manufacturer as the Cosmos 4K Projector, the Capsule is about the same size as a can of coke. Sleek, compact, and portable, the Capsule’s 100 ANSI lumen bulb can project up to 100-inches and is complimented by a powerful omnidirectional speaker for 360° Sound. Offering 4 hours of video playback and 30 hours of music listening, you can smash out the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and still have 30 minutes to spare! – AU$799.95
Pendleton Grand Canyon Throw Blanket
Movie night isn’t complete without a comfy blanket to keep you warm. Throw on your favourite movie, get ready to binge-watch a new series, or let YouTube autoplay dictate your entertainment. Whatever you choose to do, snuggle up into Pendleton Grand Canyon Throw Blanket. It’s made of heavy blue wool, woven with rich, sunset-hued stripes, and adorned with logo patches for authenticity. Add some Southwestern Arizona flair to your home with this outrageously comfortable throw blanket from Pendleton. – AU$440
Le Creuset Cast Iron Shallow Casserole
Cook yourself happy, and entertain your guests silly with the Le Creuset Cast Iron Shallow Casserole dish. Crafted inside the Le Creuset French foundry, this high-quality cast iron piece features a large flat shape and shallow sides ideal for browning meat and vegetables, simmering casseroles, stir-frying and baking. Enhancing caramelisation and improving flavours, all so you and your guests can enjoy moreish mouthfuls. Plus, with the rainbow of colour options available, you can match your kitchen aesthetic or inject a splash of colour. – AU$690
Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit
Three words: Smokeless. Fire. Pit. Sounds impossible, and yet, Yukon manages to achieve just that with the Solo Stove Fire Pit. Created to cultivate community, Yukon uses a Signature 360° Airflow that superheats the air to burn off smoke before it can reach your clothes or hair. Beyond the smokeless innovations, the Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit features a highly durable, surprisingly lightweight 304 stainless steel construction that’s as easy to clean as it is to use. And thanks to the included carrying case, the Solo Stove goes wherever you desire. – AU$915
Verpan Barboy Trolley
The Verpan Barboy Trolley is a versatile side table that doubles as a mobile storage unit. The trolley consists of three oval-shaped drawers that can be fully extended to utilise the entire surface, mixing matte and glossy finishes with chrome handles and wheels. Available in black, white, blue, orange, mushroom and lilac-grey, it’s an unrivalled level of sophisticated storage. – AU$1,566 (€1.012,00)