Meet the expert: Tracy Jackson, Christmas gifting, kids’ toys and craft expert
For full-time professional content writer and mum Tracy Jackson, finding toys and gifts that her family and friends will love is the very best thing about Christmas. Like other Christmas in Australia experts, Tracy is one of multiple site owner Janine Mergler’s trusted team of family-focused writers. As a single parent, she keeps a keen eye on the cost of Christmas too, motivating her to find creative gift options for all budgets.
All ages and abilities
As both a single parent and a part-time stepmother to her partner’s children, Tracy has a daughter and stepdaughter in the middle of their school years. She also has a teenage stepson with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and therefore special educational needs and disability. Her network of family and friends also means that Tracy comes into constant contact with kids of mixed ages and abilities. She’s therefore very well placed to pick out the perfect toys and gifts for all kinds of kids.
With almost five decades of life experience under her belt, Tracy has seen and done a lot. While studying for her degree in Sociology from the University of Salford, she developed a love of writing, reading and research – and a thirst for travel. Having shopped everywhere from the floating markets of Thailand to the upmarket stores of Rodeo Drive, Beverley Hills, Tracy has come across toys and gifts that you’ve probably never seen the likes of before. As a committed crafter and the mother of a budding artist, she also loves to source creative presents for people of all ages.
Some of her favourite articles are:
- Harry Potter themed Christmas gifts
- The best Christmas presents for book lovers
- Top festive gifts for artists
- Fiction and non-fiction books to give for Christmas
- Australia’s best Christmas hampers
The Christmas in Australia website enjoys a reputation for the highest quality information for families and individuals living in, or visiting any state in Australia for the Christmas period. We believe that everyone should experience our uniquely Australian way of ‘doing Christmas’, regardless of in which state you celebrate. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria ACT, Northern Territory, South Australian and Western Australia – all of them burst into life over the festive season. Tracy has enjoyed many a Christmas in Australia as a visitor and appreciates it from this viewpoint. Thus she offers something truly unique with her detailed gift and toy suggestions that go beyond the ordinary – including insider tips for our readers. Join her in our I Love Christmas in Australia Facebook group to share your experiences too!