The Highlands Christmas Gift Guide
We’re so lucky to have the Cotswold InOut Furniture showroom in Mittagong! This is a super successful biz with stores in Brisbane and Sydney, and we have access to their local Highlands showroom full of stunning pieces of furniture – indoors or outdoors! Think gorgeous designs, with outdoor pieces made to withstand our crazy Highlands weather conditions. There are fab indoor chairs, tables and lighting too – all so stylish and beautifully made. Perfect for a festive makeover or that special gift for the houseproud!
This gorgeous store has been in Springetts Arcade for 20 years and just keeps getting better and better. It’s overflowing with awesome gifts to get you through your Chrissy shopping list. You’ll find something for everyone on your list for sure! Babies – tick. Kids – tick. Mum and Dad – tick. Stocking fillers, cuddly toys, leather bags, jewellery, mugs….you get the idea!
This fab new studio in Berrima is beautiful with loads to look at and buy. Local artist Ray is super talented. The detail in his drawings is amazing and you’ll find them on everything you can think of – prints, wrapping paper, cards, mugs, bags, tea towels, baby wraps, notebooks, wallpaper…..and it’s all amazing! Everything in the studio would make lovely gifts for local friends, teachers, kids – oh, and friends and fam overseas!
Head to The Fixed Wheel for everything cycling. Everything. The whole team is super-friendly and pretty much live and breathe all-things-cycling, so you can trust that they’ll help you choose the best product for your special someone. Quality kids’ bikes (and all-important training wheels), cruisers, mountain and road bikes through to clothing and accessories. There’s equipment for beginners right through to the serious stuff. If you’re planning on getting on ya bike in 2020 or encouraging someone else to, The Fixed Wheel is the place to go.
We're excited every single time we pop into Quintessential Exeter. It's fun, there's always something new, colourful and exciting and there is absolutely nothing boring inside this gorgeous shop! Pop in to have a look at the most beautiful women's clothing, bright homewares, jewellery and bags. Rachael has fully stocked up the shop, just in time for Christmas, so there is plenty to put on your shopping list, including some of the sweetest festive decorations too.
Founders of Highlands Jewellery, Angie and Mitsuru, are as unique and as fabulous as the gorgeous pieces of jewellery they design. There is nothing cookie cutter about these designs, the result of an artistic collaboration between two local jewellery designers. Gorgeous cocktail rings with sparkly and fab gemstones, elegant bracelets, showstopping earrings (we LOVE the New York City White Topaz Chain Link Earrings!!) and beautiful bridal collections. You can buy Highlands Jewellery locally at Destination Southern Highlands Mittagong or Ecolena Bowral, or head to their website to trawl through all the prettiness yourself.
We love this fab store in Mittagong! Auberjean is a hidden gem with fab fashion finds, super eclectic, funky jeans, gorgeous range of headwear, with some of our fav brands of shoes (hello Walnut!) and bags. Get something super casual or dressy – awesome for party season!! And great for Chrissy gifts!
We love the huuuge range of well…everything!....at The Wardrobe by Bowral Bags, now on Boolwey Street! Gorgeous leather bags, cute clutch purses, luggage and travel accessories, men’s wallets, a fabulous range of hats – casual AND fancy! - stunning jewellery and super stylish clothes. Fashionable, practical, comfortable and fab – this is an iconic Highlands store worth a visit any time of year but especially at Christmas!
Forget everything you knew about newsagencies. News Xpress is so, so much more than papers, mags and cards. Gifts for Christmas – and LOADS of them, too! Kids toys galore, craft heaven, puzzles, games, collectables, ceramics, tableware…just have a look for yourself, you’ll see what we’re talking about!
Get ready to ooh and aah when you head into Heavenly Scents & Gifts in Mittagong! There’s gifts for everyone in there from pets to babies. And the best bit? All the options for the BLOKES! Hankie for grandad, beard comb for hipster-man, grooming kit, skin care, watches, pocket toolkits. Guys gifts – SORTED! We all know they’re the hardest to buy for, right?
These guys in Mittagong are the only specialist Weber dealer in the Highlands and they sure know their stuff. The showroom is chock full of awesome barbecues – from humungous ones for the weekend entertainer through to camping BBQ – and they have a huge range of barbecue accessories for the cooks in your life. If you’re looking ahead to the cooler months, check out the range of fires too!
Cool Room Emporium at the Robertson Cheese Factory
Add The Cool Room Emporium at the Robertson Cheese Factory to your Chrissy shopping must-visit list. They have a huge range of all sorts of things – super eclectic! Everything from funky homewares, fab pet accessories, vintage and classic kids’ toys (soooo eco-friendly!), contemporary art, stylish leather bags and heaps more….totally worth the visit to Robbo!
This is such a cool space filled to the brim with exotic and unique furniture, homewares and gifts! Get yourself to Once Upon A Time, a fab store housed in the ‘igloo’ building on Station Street in Bowral. There are so many gift ideas in here – amazing bespoke furniture pieces and lots of homeware, perfect for Christmas gifts.
Bring on the party season with delicious, locally made gin and sparkling……yay! The talented team at Artemis have launched the Artemis Goddess Gin (lovin’ the name). It’s infused with 12 secret botanicals including juniper berry and rose petals (that’s all they’ll tell us!) which gives it that signature Artemis floral style, along with a Shiraz base that’s been aged on French oak for 18 months… it’s pretty special! And if gin isn’t your thing, try the 2019 Sparkling Artemis Riesling – think floral, honey and apple notes and a citrus finish…refreshing, right? It's delicious! Swing on by the Artemis cellar door in Mittagong to try it for yourself.
We love that this fab independent wine store is in Mossy. Such a fab range of wines, spirits, champers, craft beer and more. The guys source the most delicious products from both overseas and here in Australia, and they love supporting family owned small wineries. If you’re buying gifts for anyone who doesn’t mind partaking in the odd tipple, Argyle Street Wine Merchants are your answer!
One for the foodies (and wine lovers!). PepperGreen Estate has been a welcome addition to the food and wine scene in the Highlands this year. Swing by their Tasting Room in Berrima to taste their cool climate wines – so many to taste from sparkling to shiraz! And they also make an awesome extra virgin olive oil thanks to their 100-acre olive grove in Canyonleigh. And don’t get us started on the food at The Tasting Room – it’s all crazy delicious!
And, if you're looking for some fab stocking fillers, teachers gifts, gift for your neighbour... check out our stocking stuffer gift guide fo rsome more local shopping inspo.
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