The Highlands Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas gift guide southern highlands

 

Want to #shoplocal and #shophighlands for Christmas this year? Good on you! Every time you choose to buy locally you are not only helping the business owners... but their staff, their families and that's a whole lot more love for our local community.

Look no further! Check out this HUGE list of Christmas gift ideas from lovely, local Southern Highlands businesses. Scroll on down to find gift inspo for.... 1. Foodies 2. Teachers, besties and parents 3. For the home 4. Kids 5. Fashion, Health and Beauty and 6. Outdoor fun. Happy shopping!

 

1. SHOP LOCAL GIFTS FOR FOODIES

 

 

 

1 // We love a Christmas hamper, and Artemis has a range of Christmas Hampers available that includes something for everyone; gifts for men, gifts for the ladies, and of course, something for all the foodies. Featuring not only much-loved and award-winning Artemis bottles, but products from local producers such as Birch Store, Mojo Candles, Cute as a Button Earrings and much much more. We love that! Hampers are $95 each and available both at the cellar door and online.

2 // Artemis NV Sparkling Cuvee is another fab local Christmas gift idea made with 100% Southern Highlands fruit and awarded a Silver Medal at the Vienna International Wine Challenge - boom! Made with 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Muniere, it has delicious hints of brioche, malt, ripe peach and hazelnuts beautifully tied together with a long lingering acidity. YUM! $60 available both at the cellar door and online.

3 // Artemis' 100 Souls Original Gold Spiced Cane Spirit is perfectly aged on French oak. This rum is bursting with vanilla, ginger and Caribbean All Spice. Mmmmm! Ideal on the rocks or blended with your fave mixer. $90 (700ml) available both at the cellar door and online.

4 // The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop offers bespoke hampers made to order, filled with all the deliciousness from the Berrima shop. The focus is on seasonal, small batch and local cooking, made and hand-stirred in the shop kitchen from produce sourced locally or from passionate producers throughout regional Oz. 4 Dec is the cut off to have the hamper delivered outside of the area, otherwise pop in at any time to have a hamper made up as a lovely gift. Go shopping for fab gifts.

5 // The Gardeners Harvest Pickle is a fave from The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop's artisan collection range of products [there are over 100!] and is a lovely Christmas present for Christmas stockings, Secret Santa and teacher gifts. We love that it's made from fresh, seasonal produce harvested from Fiona and Steve’s local garden. Shopping details.

6 // Treat a foodie-friend to an incredible experience with a gift voucher to the Italian Cooking Experience with Stefano Marvello. In the Pasta Master and The Italian Long Lunch Master Class Experiences you’ll be immersed in the art of Italian cooking, and transported from Stefano's Burradoo kitchen to a piazza in Italy, thanks to the honest and authentic (and delicious) food you'll be cooking up. It’s a super-fun day with LOADS of yummy food to be eaten! Buy the gift card here.

7 // Fudge. Oh yummy, delicious, sweet, creamy, buttery fudge. Made in the Berrima fudge room by Mrs Swag from the famous Lolly Swagman Shop, the fudge counter is full of the yummy fave flavours as well as some new ones Mrs Swag creates along the way [and she even takes special requests]. Choose your favourite to make up a box as a Kris Kringle idea, teachers gift or a gift for mum, dad, your neighbour….. Details on where to buy the delish fudge here.

Local boutique wine merchants Argyle Street Wine Merchants always have the goods for Christmas gifts! They source wines, spirits and craft beer from small batch producers globally and it’s always worth popping in to discover something new or pick up a fab Christmas present. Here's their top picks for Chrissy:

8 // 2019 Hattingley Valley Rose is an elegant and delicate English Sparkling Pinot Noir Rose Wine from Hampshire. Strawberry coulis flavours and creamy texture with extraordinary depth and freshness. $97 shop in store.
9 // The Farmer’s Wife Autumn Dry Gin is a boutique, copper pot distilled handcrafted gin from NSW. Thirteen botanicals represent the native flavours of Australia. Delicious over ice or with your favourite tonic. $109 in store. shop in store.
10 // 2019 Palacio d Fefinanes Albarino is an exceptional example of a Spanish white wine from the Rias Biaxas region of Spain. Delicious citrus and herbal freshness makes it a perfect match with fresh seafood. $60 in store. Details to head in store to buy.

11 // Does it get much sweeter than these delicate, detailed Nina’s Christmas Chocolates from the “happiest place in the Highlands” - Bowral Sweets & Treats? There is a huge cabinet to choose from - a gorgeous gift for her, gift for him, for mum, dad, teacher or secret Santa. Visit the fab shop.

12 // The Birch Store [Pantry, Providore, Homewares] delivers the goods for foodie-lovin’ finds. And the Birch Range of rubs is certainly that. Straight from the hatted Birch Restaurant, the rubs are designed to massage into meat, veggies or seafood before charring, roasting or smoking. Shop the Birch Range online or in-store for Christmas gift ideas.

13 // Christmas gift boxes make the ideal gift, and we LOVE how spesh these ones are. Sweet July create European-inspired artisan gift boxes [as well as a design service for exclusive, bespoke corporate gifts - details for that are right here]. Featured is the gorge Sunday Mornings curated box which will utterly spoil your foodie-friend with a decadent box of goodies including Noble Handcrafted Maple Syrup, Cartwright & Butler Shortbread, Ladelle gold measurement cups and Francalia Grey Linen Tea Towel. Pancakes anyone? YUM. Easy ordering online for the most incredible Christmas gift boxes.

14 // A box full o’ your fave cookies? Yes please. What a fab gift idea. Visit the delicious Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop and deliberate over which ones to select from the shelves and rows of freshly-baked bikkies [straight from the shop kitchen]. How do you choose? Seriously, how? Shop cookies here. Secret Santa, sorted. Teacher present, sorted.

15 // Is there anything you can’t find at Cookshop Plus? We didn’t think so. Head in to make your way through your long list of gifts. You’ll find something for everyone in there, including Krosno Duet Glassware. The Duet range of signature shapes are contemporary and decadent and available in eight sets: Wine Glasses 460ml, 580ml, 700ml, Gin Balloons, Martini Glasses, Flutes, Whisky Tumblers and Stemless Wine Glasses 500ml [each shape is available gift-boxed in a set of two]. And they are on sale! Go shopping in-store.

16 // The Cooks Cooking School have released their special Christmas Recipe Kit, have a read about it here. It is seriously kickarse. Leg ham with cherry citrus glaze, mango, rocket and potato salad, cookie gift jar and gingerbread ornaments. Best bit? Not only can you buy a kit for yourself, teacher, mate or other foodie friend, but you can gift one to a local family in need for Christmas. For every kit donated, the awesome Your Angel charity will donate another. How is that for Chrissy Spirit! Order one for you, as a gift and donate one to a local fam in need.

17 & 18 // We know a few people who would love to be gifted some of the finest indi craft beer, and how lucky are we to have these two brilliant, award-winning brewers on our doorstep? Grab a mate a pack of The Southern Highlands Brewing Co's selection or fill a growler of Eden Brewery's finest. 

19 // Head on in to Bowral Sweets & Treats and organise a gift box filled with delicious, sweet goodies. And the cherry on top? Well, that's a custom made Bowral Sweets & Treats ceramic gift tag and Chrissy decoration - a stunning way to personalise a gift of deliciousness. Head in store or you can shop online also.

20 // What a fabulous gift! Head in-store or online at Bowral Sweets and Treats to check out the fun range of DIY Christmas cookies [are you up for the challenge of building a train?!]. The kits have everything that is need [just add an egg] and you have yourself one fun gift!

21 // Wow. Just, wow. Head on over to Highlands Grazing Co's website to check out the range of Christmas Gift Boxes to gift as a present. Can you just imagine receiving one of those little beauties? Beautifully packaged with a gift card included, they are being delivered throughout December. You can order online here.

22 // Check out the festive cookies and cupcakes from The Batty Baker. Both would make ideal gifts for Christmas [and how much would Santa love it if you left one of these out on Christmas Eve!?].

Ethos at Links House at launched a sleection of VIP packages that are perfect for gifts or to use as a wonderful excuse for a special Christmas catch up. Check these fab packages out:

23 // 3 course dinner for two + a bottle of bubbles will make a GORGEOUS gift - $200

24 // Pre dinner cocktail and canapes, a 3 course dinner + a bottle of Bollinger. See you there ;) - $250

25 // What a perfect excuse for four besties to treat eachother to a little Chrissy catch up with this party package for four friends - two cocktails each + a large grazing platter at $200.

Get in touch with Links House to order your package.

26 // The Australia's Creative Native Cuisine Cookbook by Andrew Fielke champions native, Australian ingredients and would make a gorgeous addition to a kitchen. You can grab your copy at the newly opened Native Grace in Robertson, $50. We've just discovered the nursery and shop and we're absolutely in love! The nursery gift shop has a wide range of goodies; great for ticking off that Chrissy gift list!

27 // This range of handmade chocolate by Kakadu Plum Co is something special! Check out the tasty range, all featuring bush flavours. $12.75 from Native Grace.


2. SHOP LOCAL GIFTS FOR TEACHERS, NEIGHBOURS, BESTIES, PARENTS... EVERYONE!
 

 



1 // Head on over to The Lolly Swagman in Berrima to fill a basket with lolly and chocolatey goodies. This fab store is chock (see what we did there?) full of fab gifts for teachers, neighbours and wonderful stocking-fillers. Check out two of our faves… can anyone resist a gin flavoured choccie or some freckly love?! Go shopping for sweets here.

2 // Cookbooks are a wonderful addition to a foodie’s kitchen. There’s nothing quite like flipping through the lovely pages of recipes and beautiful photography. Head in to Superb Design in Mittagong [not only an interior design and furniture centre, but an incredible gift shop too], where you’ll find a big variety of premium cookbooks to gift a foodie-friend. Go shopping at the lovely Superb Design.

3 // Oh Bowerbird on Argyle is much more than just a place to shop; it’s like visiting a homewares haven, or a beautifully-styled museum… importantly you can find a Christmas present for anyone on your list, including this Ted Baker sneaker cleaning kit. Keep your kicks looking box-fresh - what a great idea! Shop online or in-store.

4 // Head into Bowral Sweets & Treats and you’ll find a whole wall dedicated to beautiful, fun and stylish keep-sake tins, filled with all types of deliciousness. With an incredible range to choose from, these make fab secret Santa gifts, gifts for mum, gifts for dad, teacher gifts and to fill Christmas stockings. Check out all of the sweet tin treats in-store or online.

5 & 6 // We love heading into newsXpress in the Mittagong Marketplace; a newsagency-meets-gift-shop. There’s always loads of Christmas gift options for kids through to grandparents. The Vivante Gingerbread Cinnamon [how good is that scent!] Stick Diffuser by Pastel Pines [$21.99] is a beautiful Australian-made product using essential oils. The range of Heavy-drill aprons [$21.99] have fab designs to choose from and is another fab teacher gift, one for the Chrissy stockings and a great Kris Kringle idea. Shop in-store for even more fab finds.

7 // Unique and quality design is super-important to the Santina’s duo, so pop into Santina’s Gifts and Home Decor in the Grand Arcade in Bowral to find a shop full of gorgeous Aussie and European gifts and homewares, with everything from wall art through to jewellery and stylish cuddly toys for kids. Like the range of Skandinavisk product including the Chrissy edition - Skandinavisk Sno Christmas Candle [Swedish for ‘snow’]. Made in Denmark with a fresh, crisp and icily dry scent infused with a hint of winter berries and frozen timberwood. Ooooh, lovely! $64.95 in-store or shop online.

8 // We love gift certificates and we love the Skin Club; it's the perfect match! The Skin Club in Bowral specialises in high quality skin care treatments, so a voucher will treat a lucky person to a facial, microdermabrasion, peel or a number of other treatments all designed to help skin GLOW! They’ll love you for it! Vouchers can also be used on the range of skincare products available in the clinic, including the Medik8 and Mesoestetic range. Get in touch with Mardi to organise the voucher.

9 // The Birch Store in Mossy is the home of at-home dining solutions [have you ordered one of their takeaways yet? Yum!] and locally made and grown produce, where you can curate an entire meal or grab a bite to eat, as well as a collection of creative homewares. Everything in store will make a fab Christmas present; from gifts for parents, gifts for the significant other, workmate, teacher, secret Santa…. You get the idea! Check out these Cowrie Cheese Boards [in round, square, rectangle] as a perfect gift. Plus, buy some incredible cheese and artisan crackers [and maybe a packet of their famous pork crackling] from the Birch Store and you've got yourself a gorgeous (and delish) gift sorted! Shop online or in the Mossy store.

10 // Giftsets make awesome Christmas presents! Capital Chemist in Bowral have a big selection of Natio gift sets like this Natio Island Home box - body lotion, scrub and sponge - yes please! Natio is an iconic Australian, fam-owned beauty brand that combines natural ingredients including plant extracts and essential oils - prices range from $14.95 - $49.95.  Pop in to Capital Chemist in Bowral to see the full range.

11 // This year it gets even better than just the delish, wholesome and oh-so-tasty food we love from Bendooley Estate Larder. Not only are they offering Christmas catering, but they have curated fabulous gift hampers for Christmas which can be bought online or in-store. Choose from the pre-prepped Foodies, Pamper Me and Eco Friendly hampers, or you can create your own. Awesome!

12 // We’re always excited to head into the Superb Design space in Mittagong. Three huge rooms filled with clothes, jewellery, cookbooks, homewares, cushions, furniture, lighting…. Oh-so-much-goodness! So here is your Christmas gift list sorted - a Superb Design gift voucher. It can be spent on anything in store and the lucky person will have loads of fun choosing what to spend it on. Head in store to see for yourself!

13 // The Rhubarb + Vanilla Bean Jam is one of The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop in Berrima’s most loved products [head-stirrer Fiona needs to stir a LOT to keep up!]. Perfect gift ideas for Kris Kringle, gifts for him, her, neighbours, teachers or for the Christmas stocking. Shop online or in store.

14 & 15 // Hunter & Gatherer Collections in Moss Vale is a pure joy to visit. The indoor space is filled with an incredible and unique range of furniture and homewares sourced globally by talented duo Daniel and Ben, then head outside into an oasis of plants and pots. You can cross off gifts for everyone here. We love the Byrne & Love Candle - Fragrance “Hemingway” $65 - Byrne & Love candles are hand crafted in Australia - soy wax, lead free cotton wicks and phthalate-free perfume oils infused with essential oils - sounds perfect! The double-handled shopping bag is another gorgeous gift idea - looks good for a stroll around the markets and extra-strong to carry a load of goodies! Gorgeous gift is $65, shop in-store.

16 // Robert Gordon is an iconic Australian pottery brand and Cookshop Plus have the Kitchen Collection range in store just in time for Chrissy. Jugs, plates, salad bowls, platters and the perfect plate to bake and serve your Christmas Pav.  All handmade in Australia, items start from $29.99 and are a fab Christmas gift idea for absolutely everyone and yourself - why not??! Shop in-store.

17 // Pretty Little Present in Springetts Arcade never disappoints as a go-to for gifts and this Christmas is no different. You’ll find present ideas for kids, parents, significant others, teachers, friends, neighbours, Kris Kringle as well as beautiful Christmas wrapping paper and fun cards…. Pictured is the sweetest Baby Fox Planter -  $30 each. Pop in store to see the full range of fun, bright planters just like this or shop online. The Christmas gift wrapping table is set up and ready to go, so you can get gifts wrapped too. Winning!

18 // Awesome gift idea alert! The OASIS Stainless Steel Double Walled Wine sets and accessories include wine tumblers [as singles or set of 2], champagne flutes, wine traveller and wine traveller sets. Made from quality 18/8 stainless steel inside and out, the vacuum insulation technology significantly reduces heat transfer - keeping your drinks deliciously cool. Perfect for picnics, BYO events, a day at the beach or by the pool. Love it! Shop in store.

19 // We love every single one of the super-stylish Sweet July gift boxes….but the Girlboss & Shero is one of our faves. If you have an entrepreneur in your life, they are going to love this. Filled with gorgeous journals, pen holder, candles and key organiser, USB and pen, pencil pouch and fab posies. Pop online to order for a fabulous Christmas gift for a fabulous lady in your life.

20 // How cool are these wallets?? The leather Secrid Miniwallet, made in Holland and Italy from European cowhide has a patented mechanism which allows you to slide out your cards with one simple motion. Swoosh! You’ll find a range of colours and patterns from $120.00 in-store or online at Santina’s in the Grand Arcade in Bowral.

21 // Who doesn’t love Christmas Fruit Cake?! It’s a fabulous gift ideas for teachers, neighbours and friends. It’s a secret family recipe [owner, Fiona’s mum’s!], made in The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop kitchen in Berrima and it flies out of the shop every year. Go shopping to get yours here.

22 // Know anyone that deserves to Relax. Renew. Refresh? Yes? Head to Sweet July for a range of beautiful Christmas Gift Boxes. The Relax. Renew. Refresh gift box is filled with body oil, candles, bath brew, relax oil roller, Cicada chocolate and posies. Aaaah-mazing. You’ll make someone a very happy and relaxed person for Christmas. Shop online here.

23 // Indian Wedding Chutney is one of The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop's most popular items. It's perfect on a cheese board or even in a toastie [yum!] and will make a gorgeous gift. Pop online or instore to shop.

24 // Head to the exciting City and Sticks pop up in Springetts Arcade - it's chock full o' fab Christmas gifts all made by local Southern Highlands artisans. All of it! It's a wonderful shop supporting and promoting our local creatives. Absolutely worth a visit for some Chrissy shopping.

25 // The Cooks Cooking School have released their special Christmas Recipe Kit, have a read about it here. It is seriously kickarse. Leg ham with cherry citrus glaze, mango, rocket and potato sala, cookie gift jar and gingerbread ornaments. Best bit? Not only can you buy a kit for yourself, teacher, mate or other foodie friend, but you can gift one to a local family in need for Christmas. For every kit donated, the awesome Your Angel charity will donate another. How is that for Chrissy spirit! Order one for you, as a gift and donate one to a local fam in need.

26 // We're totally smitten with this koala cushion by Bonnie and Neil! You can shop the super-trendy range at Native Grace in Roberston.

 

 

3. SHOP LOCAL GIFTS FOR THE HOME
 

 



1 // We were THRILLED to discover these fabulous beauties, just in time for Christmas. Wouldn’t one [or more] of these make the most beautiful gift for a Southern Highlands garden? Garden Pixies makes these timeless garden stakes and hooks, handcrafted right here in the Highlands from Australian steel. The stakes are a sculptural feature to support and climb plants on, while the hooks are perfect for hanging lanterns, plants and garden implements. These quality, ornamental garden stakes and hooks are designed to blend beautifully into their garden surrounds. The stakes come in three different sizes across the range [with the exception of the rose stake]:  1300mm - $50, 1800mm - $60, 2400mm - $70. Hooks are available in 1300mm height and are $50 each. We are in LOVE! Go shopping here.

Cotswold InOut Furniture in Mittagong is an oasis of fabulous [in and out]door furniture and have some fab gift ideas for Christmas:

2 // The Tika Lamps by Vincent Sheppard will make a stunning gift. The solar-powered outdoor lantern’s black woven basket creates a stunning shadow while the teak base adds a natural touch. Available in large or small sizes - $835 small; $895 large.
3 // The Forest Armchair by Fastspa is made in Italy and designed by Robby & Francesca Cantarutti. In extruded and die-cast aluminium, Forest is an explicit reference to the graphics that are drawn, between lights and shadows, inside a wood. Coming in black, white, metallic grey & green tea the collection of chairs is designed for the outdoors.....we see afternoons in the garden for aperitifs, outdoor brunches, informal dinners in our future! The Forest collection includes a chair, armchair, lounge armchair and stool. $790 available from Costwold Inout Furniture.
4 // The OASI Bench by Fastspa is an aluminium 3-seater bench made in Italy available in white, black, dust grey, metal grey, pearl gold, pastel blue, coral red, sage green, antique green - what an incredibly thoughtful gift for a lovely Highlands garden. $1,885 from Cotswold InOut Furniture.

5 // The stylish black metal jug at $39 is a great Christmas present idea from Superb Design in Mittagong. Great for iced water or summer cocktails (yippee!) or use it as a vase! Go Christmas shopping.

6 // Head to Santina’s in The Grand Arcade in Bowral to shop a range of the iconic Marimekko, including the famous poppy pattern Unikko Cushion. Born in 1964 in a time when the design house's collections featured mostly abstract prints, designer Maija Isola wanted to create something interesting from this organic theme and designed an entire range of floral prints. Today, the iconic flower represents creativity. The cushion cover is $53.00. Pop in store or head online to see the full range.

7 // Gift an animal-loving-friend this fabulous metal elephant feature from Superb Design in Mittagong. All the shopping details here.

8 // This sleeping Frenchie may just be one of the sweetest things we’ve seen and would make a great gift for a friend’s home. You’ll find this French Bulldog at Bowerbird on Argyle. You can shop online or in-store.

9 // Awesome gift idea! Berrima’s Natural Australia is an iconic Berrima shop with premium wool products for ladies, men and the home. This quality Australian Sheepskin is a wonderful gift and perfect for our Highland winters. Available in ivory, grey and silver tip - the 105cm long fleece is $149.00, you can shop in store and on-line at Berrima’s Natural Australia.

10 // Attention Dinosaur Design fans, we found theses goodies at Hunter & Gatherer Collections in Mossy. These popular designs are always a great Christmas gift. Head in to go shopping for your Christmas presents.

OK, BBQ lovers. Time to get yourself ready for some summer entertaining. Treat yourself or loved one to one of these beauties for Christmas. Shop locally for your BBQ and head straight to the Highlands Weber's Specialist Highland Fires & BBQs in Mittagong to see Jason, Fiona and the crew to chat all things BBQing.
They have every range of Weber to suit every sort of BBQ'er - from the Weber Original Kettle Charcoal BBQ through to the new Weber SmokeFire EX6 that actually tells you when to flip your burger! Seriously! Ha!

11 // Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Barbecue 57cm - $329
12 // Weber Baby Q 1200 - $349
13 // NEW Weber SmokeFire EX6 - $2,499

14 // Gifting art is a truly special Christmas present. Visit Whitewall Art Project in Berrima where gallery owner and artist Thomas Bucich can help you narrow down the perfect piece. You'll find art from local artists as well as from around the country. Head on in to find the perfect piece. You can also check out the website to purchase online.

 

4. SHOP LOCAL GIFTS FOR KIDS

 

 

 



1 & 2 // Kids scooters and bikes, oh yeah! Fab Christmas present ideas at The Fixed Wheel in Bowral! A range of different two-wheel Grit Scooters are great gifts for the big kids, and the sweet Trek bikes are just perfect for the little ones. Head in quickly to shop locally for kids scooters and bikes.

3 & 4 // Fun parrot squeeze horn and fab handle streamers are fabulous stocking fillers for the kids. Head into The Fixed Wheel to shop for Christmas.

5 // Show us a kid who doesn’t LOVE Beanie Boos! Head into newsXpress at the Highlands Marketplace in Mittagong for what can only be described as a HUGE range of colourful, cuddly, fun. Kids Christmas stocking perfection!

6 // This one’s for the teens out there. A fabulous, stylish inflatable pool to hang out in on hot summer days. A great Christmas present idea that the whole fam can have some fun with. Head into newsXpress to grab one.

BigLittleOnes is absolutely overflowing with the most wonderful selection of kids toys and clothes. Head on in to get through your list of kids Christmas presents. : 

7 // You’ll find sweet toys like this Llorens Doll - every little one’s favourite dolly this Christmas. Just like a real baby, when you take its dummy away, it cries and calls for Mama and Papa. The design is completely Spanish and artisan-made, including the clothing, which is made from top-quality materials and fabrics. Llorens Dolls have become popular worldwide for their gorgeous finishes. Different varieties of dolls and additional clothing available.  $139.95 available in-store and online at BigLIttleOnes.
8 // The Funny Wheels Bike Rider is the perfect first bike for toddlers. Zip-around at home, or leave the pram behind and discover the fun of the Highlands pathways and parks! Featuring adjustable axle heights [front and rear], a reflective sticker and an extra rear axle to convert the bike from three-wheels to two, the bike goes from rider on bike to balance bike in minutes! Available in a variety of colours. $119.95 available in-store and online and BigLittleOnes.
9 // Fab gift! Your little one can create a new scene every time you play with Tiger Tribe’s Magna Carry series. Designed and illustrated in Australia, the Magna Carry sets come with two sheets of press-out magnets and a case, allowing kids to create dozens of scenes, helping develop imagination and fine motor skills, while encouraging independent play. When they’re finished playing, pack up is easy with the ‘match the magnet pieces’ puzzle on the case. Super portable – perfect for car trips, restaurant outings or waiting rooms. Available in a variety of scenes including Mermaid Cove, Ballet Concert, Pirate Adventure and Dino World. In the Jungle $25 available in-store and online at BigLittle Ones.

10 // Toshi Hats always have, and always will make an excellent gift for little ones. Tough enough to be handled by any toddler and available in all the lovely colours and patterns. Awesome Christmas present for kids [the parents will thank you!] and for the Christmas stocking. $34.95. Head on in to see the full range at Capital Chemist in Bowral.

11 // Check out this fab gift idea for kids. Local biz Play-Make-Believe strongly believe kids learn through the process of creating and exploring art, drama, music and dance, so these creative and smart cookies have created seasonal Creative Boxes. The Summer Creative Box is ready and would make an excellent Christmas present. Ideal for ages 4 - 10, just check out the long list of incredible experiences inside this box. Order yours in time for Christmas.

12 // You’ll find all of these cute, cuddly and soft huggables in the kids section at Superb Design in Mittagong.

13 // Kids Christmas present, sorted. Jelly baskets. Hands up if you remember and LOVE them! Available in a rainbow of colours, head straight into Pretty Little Present to grab yours. Kids will LOVE them as much as we did when we were kids. Oh go on, get one for yourself, too! Head in-store or shop online.

If you like to pop something a little cheeky and sweet into your kid’s Christmas stocking, pop into The Lolly Swagman in Berrima and Bowral Sweets & Treats. We are incredibly fortunate to have these special shops in our community. So swing by to stock up on all the deliciousness from our local sweet shops:

14 // Harry Potter range - The Lolly Swagman
15 // Little Miss Giggles - Bowral Sweets and Treats

16 // The DLUX products are made using soft natural fibres, designed in Australia and ethically sourced from specialist knitters, weavers, printers and artisan makers. This pure cotton knitted baby range of blankets can be found in Berrima’s Natural Australia. Head here to shop in-store or online.

17 // We absolutely love shouting out about the beautiful children’s book Cobber - written and illustrated by talented local Pam Slattery. You can read about it here. Cobber is a divine book and the perfect gift idea for Christmas. You can find it at the Book Nook 2577, Berkelouw Book Barn in Berrima and The Bookshop Bowral.

18 // Have you ever seen anything as sweet as this gold wicker dolls pram from Bowerbird on Argyle? With its beautiful quality and finishes, there will be some very happy children out there! Available online or instore for $290.

19 // How sweet! A great gift for a Highlands kid! You can shop this range of Kids Seed Kits by The Little Veggie Patch at Native Grace in Robertson - a fab new nursery and homewares shop.

 

5. SHOP LOCAL FASHION, BEAUTY & HEALTH GIFTS

 

 

 



Creative & Co is a boutique full of fabulous European surprises. Italian bags, clothes and accessories fill this lovely shop and it’s a great place to head to buy some fab gifts for the ladies. Shop the Italian bag collection including:

1 & 2 // Italian Linen Handbag with Leather Trim - $129.95 and Italian Leather Handbag - $249.95. Go shopping at the fabulous Creative & Co, Bowral.

Berrima’s Overflow is an absolute treasure cove of quality fashion finds for Christmas. You’ll find fab gifts for him and gifts for her.

3 // Like these Australian Merino Socks spun, dyed and knitted in Donegal in Ireland. They come in beautiful colours reflecting the Irish landscape - $39.
5 // The Merino and Cashmere Classic Men’s Jumpers is an ideal gift for the man in your life. Beautiful quality jumpers in a range of 15 different colours, sizes S to 3XL from Bridge and Lord. $139. Head into Berrima’s overflow or shop online.

4 // Look at these fabulous headbands! Great gift idea for teachers, friends, secret Santa and for a Christmas stocking. Head in store to see the selection of bright and colourful headband at Creative & Co. Go shopping.  

6 & 7 - Highlands Jewellery are renowned for creating stunning pieces and will absolutely delight the lucky lady! 6 & 7 are available online and can also be found at Dirty Janes, shop 058.

8 // These show-stopper Freshwater Biwa Pearl earrings are ready to become the perfect Christmas gift for one very lucky lady. $125. Head into Hunter & Gatherer Collections in Moss Vale.

Fab gift ideas! Scarves and belts…

9 & 11 // Berrima’s Overflow have the most exquisite range of scarves. Hand embroidered silk on extra fine lightweight wool in a range of scarves in silk, silk/modal, silk/cotton, silk/merino. A super-stylish scarf is always a welcome addition to a wardrobe. $159 in-store and online.

10 & 12 // Berrima’s Natural Australia stock a range of genuine suede coloured belts for men and women in various sizes. Made in New Zealand.  $139.00 in-store and online.

13 // Want to really spoil the lady in your life? Head to Berrima’s Natural Australia to shop Pure Cashmere cable jumpers. Highest quality cashmere made in Italy just outside of Florence, available in ivory and soft grey.  She’ll love it for Christmas! $359.00 online or in-store.

14 // These bags rock! Love ‘em. Head into Pretty Little Present, or shop online for the full range of Base Neoprene Bags - $49.99 each and available in various colours

15 & 16 // Fabulous Natio Gift Packs make for an excellent gift for those who like to look after their skin (and maybe those who need to!). Capital Chemist in Bowral have a big selection of Natio gift sets like these. Natio is an iconic Australian, fam-owned beauty brand that combines natural ingredients including plant extracts and essential oils and with prices ranging from $14.95 - $49.95 for these gift sets, they're a fab and affordable pressie.  Pop in to Capital Chemist in Bowral to see the full range.

17 // This one’s for all the #girlbosses out there. A Christmas gift that she will truly value for a long time to come. Check out the packages available from local Confidence Coach and Podcaster, Rebecca Haydon. This lady is all-positivity and will work with female entrepreneurs to help change their lives through coaching and NLP. Check it out here and surprise your entrepreneur-friend.

18 // If you have a loved one focusing on their health, Christmas is a chance for you to gift something incredibly important for them. Pop into Capital Chemist in Bowral to chat about the right gift for that someone special. For example, the Omron Blood Pressure Monitors [they have 2 styles that are $120 and $189], Tens Machine, $139.95 and the body composition scales, $79.95 could be incredibly important gifts to show your encouragement and support for your loved one focusing on their health as they head into 2021!

19 // Ooooh baby, we love this find! The ladies at Siva Hair & Beauty have rocked our worlds with the Ginger & Me Chill Globes - $59.95. These beauties offer the ultimate chill factor with the coolness of each globe stimulating circulation and blood flow to leave the skin vibrant, glowing and plump, reducing redness and under eye puffiness whilst helping with product absorption. So good! Available in the salon and online via their new website.

20 // Such a fab gift box for Christmas - we are lovin' the Gloss and Co Complete Mani Kit. The pack includes base coat, two colours of polish and a top coat for only $59 - valued at $101! Woohoo! Colour packs are hot pink and coral OR classic red and nude. Available in the Siva Hair and Beauty salon and online via their new website.

21 & 22 // We’re obsessed with the packaging, just as much as the products inside! Someone out there will be very lucky to be gifted these for Christmas. Inika Organic is an authentic, 100% Australian beauty brand free of synthetic preservatives such as parabens and synthetic fragrances used for masking. They have created the most BEAUTIFUL limited edition gift boxes for Christmas. Head into the salon or head to Siva Hair and Beauty’s website to shop.

23 & 24 // This is for all of the Zoe Georgiou fans. You’ll find the most beautiful jewellery, hats and her latest summer collection [designed and made by Zoe]. If you find it too hard to choose, grab a gift voucher so your lucky friend can have some fun in-store with Zoe, choosing the best look. Head in-store or online to grab the gift voucher or shop her collection of stunning clothes.

25 & 26 // The Skin Club in Bowral stock the premium and much-loved Medik8 brand. Treat a friend for Christmas with their range of products - Medik8 Mutiny Squalane Base Alternative Lip Balm 15ml, $39, and Medik8 Smooth Body Exfoliation Kit, $99. Head in to chat to Mardi about the best products to treat your friends this Christmas.

27 // Pure silk scarves like this make for a fabulous gift. It's such a treat to be gifted a beautiful, timeless piece for your wardbrobe. Check out the range at Superb Design in Mittagong.

28 - 30 // Pop in to the lovely Ella Bache Salon in Bowral to find some lovely gifts. Choose from the range of Limited Edition gift packs ranging from $19 through to $139, treat someone to a touch of joy with a special Christmas treatment, or head in to organise a gift voucher - you'll make someone very happy, indeed!

31 // The Hydrating Skin Collection gift pack is great for all skin types and for men and women. It's all about giving your skin an ultra-hydrating experience Hydra Velvety Soft Cream 50mL, Hydra Cationic Skin Elixir 15mL, Hydra Hyaluronic Cellular Serum 15mL and Active Face Great SPF50+ 5mL.

32 // Gift the Rejuvenating Skin Collection gift pack which includes an Eternal+ Replenishing Day Cream 50mL, Eternal+ Regenerating Night Cream 20mL, Eternal+ Sculpting Serum 15mL and Active Face Great SPF50+ 5mL. Full of lovely things to support the skin’s rejuvenation process. $139.

 

6. SHOP LOCAL GIFTS FOR OUTDOOR FUN

 

 

 



Head into The Fixed Wheel for fab gifts for every cycling-lovin’ friend you have! And, that's probs a lot! From Christmas stocking fillers [hello fun bike bells and Dirtsurfers], to the premium Garmin product range for somethign special under the tree.

1 // This Glasses Gift Box will be a huge hit for any outdoor sports enthusiast - $119.00
2 // An essential for any cyclist, a premium cable bike lock - $29.99
3 // Truly spoil your loved one for Christmas with a new, shiny bike! Head in store to chat to the team about the best bike for your cycling needs.
4 // The Bontrager Charger Floor Pump $69.99, is a fantastic gift for anyone that owns a bike to ensure no flat tyres (or a quick and easy remedy if you do end up with one!). There is a range in-store.
5 & 6 // The Fixed Wheel stock a range of the highest quality cycling clothes and shoes. Head on in to find the right style. 
7 // The Dirtsurfers protect bikes from damaging dirt and mud and are an awesome Christmas present. 
8 // Every bike needs a bell, right? Gift a super-fun and fabulous one for Christmas
9 // Practical rubber bar grips are a great gift for keen cyclists - $24.95 in-store
10 // A good helmet is essential. Head in to shop the bright coloured Electra range of helmets - $69.99

 

And there you have it! A long list of Christmas gifts for him, gifts for her, Christmas stocking fillers, fab finds for friends, teachers presents, neighbours presents.... something for everyone and hte best bit? It's all purchased locally. Yeah baby!! 

Thank you for choosing to shop local this year.

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM, FOR HER, FOR SECRET SANTA, FOR KIDS

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