So. You have the big Christmas bonus from an appreciative boss and want to spend it on something more worthwhile than a big bubbly bender? Then, here's a few ideas:
Medecins Sans Frontieres (doctors without borders)
Or support your local artistic community - shapers, sculptors, painters, writers, poets, minstrels and, dare I say, photogs who want to shoot a little more than weddings and corporate cheese.
Edwina Corlette Gallery presents - The Art of Xmas until 17 December 2011. (featured artist here - Julie Patterson)
And if you want to mix it all up and still taste the bubbly, try Noosa Longboards Xmas soiree this weekend - bubbly, books, boards and more.