Shop Local This Christmas ONLINE!
We’re BIG fans of shopping local. But sometimes it can be tricky to get to the shops (particularly with kids in tow). So we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite LOCAL online stores, so you can still shop locally, just from the comfort of your couch and a
cup of tea glass of wine in hand!
First cab off the rank is…
Wait till you see this beautiful website. Gorgeous products all packaged up to create the most stunning gift boxes. This is the ultimate in luxe gift hampers.
Plank & Trestle showcased their latest range of handmade trestle tables at the recent Live, Love, Shop Local market at The Mill , and we were hooked! They not only had their trestle tables on display but where selling their new Posh Picnic range. They are seriously cool and a really great gift for a family or friend. If they don't have any on the website, send Tonia a quick email and she will let you know what she has.
Carousel is a new kid on the block and has two stores in Bowral. One down at The Mill and the other at The Acre . Carousel has a very cool range of clothing, accessories (sunnies, hats, scarfs, earings etc.), and some seriously luxe homewares.
If you love bespoke, handmade pieces, then Piece By Piece is a must on your shopping list! Every single piece is handmade from carefully selected fabric sourced from around the world. The quality is amazing. Designed and made locally this is one gorgeous online store, you will be hanging out for your purchase to arrive just so you can just touch it!
We love the Fingerprint Tree’s stag wrapping paper! Young Ray, the artist behind The Fingerprint Tree, is so incredibly talented, his illustrations are amazing. Watch some of his videos on their Instagram, it's crazy! They have a really great range of products available online, from prints, to homewares, wrapping paper, gift cards and of course the original Fingerprint Trees.
If you are looking for some seriously cool kids gear, head on over to this store. Milk and Masuki is a clothing label designed locally and their store is as cool as the clothes. There’s clothes, shoes, toys, books and accessories for babies through to 10-12year olds and even some treats for mums too!
BBB is an all natural, chemical free and organic skincare and body product range. I can hear you all saying “Yeah but does it actually work?”. We can tell you, it does. We are totally hooked on their products, so look out family members, you are all going natural this year!
Activated charcoal face bars, to the best magnesium spray you can buy (we think!). Also, check out their body scrubs they are to die for. Great stocking stuffers and work gifts. They also have some beautiful packages you can purchase. You'll LOVE IT!
The freshly branded Antelope Co. is literally THE COOLEST! We are talking Barefoot Gypsy, Meg By Design, Pony Rider, Rabbit Trap Timber, The Huntress & Co, Antelopes own brand and soooooo many more.
Its Boho, its rustic, its earthy and so so cool!
For tea and coffee lovers, this is your playground! The Brewers Co. have a beautiful range of loose leaf tea and some great local coffees. They even have a great sample gift box which you can personalise with your own quote, great for teacher’s chrissie gifts!
For you earring nuts out there, Cute as a Button have a really fun range of not only earrings but key chain tassels, hair ties and necklaces too. Lots of colour, lots of pattern, these are an awesome pressie!
What about a workshop? We all want to do them, but how often do we actually give ourselves the time and book ourselves in? Well now is your chance to buy one for someone that always wishes, but never gets around to it.
The Modern Major General have some of the most talented locals providing workshops to get your creative juices flowing.
We love how focused this local family is on stocking ethically made and sustainable kids toys and clothing. Think beautiful wooden toys, educational gifts and super high-quality clothes. Best of both worlds – you can shop online and run on instore to pick up your package to save on delivery.
And finally our two top tips to make things a little easier for you this Christmas:
1. If the store is offering to do the wrapping for you, SAY YES! And get a gift tag too if they are offering. You’ll be thanking yourself when you have one less gift to wrap Christmas Eve when you are sitting on the lounge room floor with a pile of presents and rolls and rolls of wrapping paper!
2. Get onto the shopping (online or instore that is) before school breaks up! Trying to find time once the kids are with you 24/7, never happens!
Pics via the stores Instagram:
@thebespokegiftco @plankandtrestle @antelopeco @piecebypiecehome @cuteasabuttondesigns_ @masukistore @carousel_lifestyle @barebodybeautyco @thefingerprinttree @the_modern_major_general @lemonzebrakids