Christmas shopping can be super stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. This year I am encouraging you to shop small and shop local for Christmas, and here are some local businesses I recommend you take a look at. You won’t be disappointed.
The legends behind C&M create sweet and savoury gift boxes that are to die for, and this Christmas they have joined forces with SweetGems and Grace and Marie Soy Candles to launch a limited-edition gift box, filled with a candle of your choice, baked goodies, and plenty more yummy things.
Cookies By Qui
If you want kick ass cookies this year, either to use as present or just to eat for yourself, Cookies By Qui is the way to go. This super talented chick puts so much detail into her work, you almost feel bad eating them, but once you taste them, there are no regrets.
Grace and Marie
If you’re like me and can only afford to get your loved ones a candle at Christmas, look no further than Grace and Marie. These insanely amazing soy candles are a must have this Christmas. With 10 mouth-watering scents, you will have a hard time trying to decide which ones to buy, so I recommend you just admit defeat and get one of each.
One of my favourite little shops Moondust, has something for everyone. They stock a wide range of clothes, gifts and beauty, you won’t be disappointed. Their products are super quirky, and they love to do things differently, which is why you should shop there.
If you dread Christmas shopping because it can be crazy, the you definitely need to head down to Lushious Australia and buy some bulk bath bombs for presents, and for yourself of course. Stocking products such as bath bombs, candles, whipped soaps, reed diffusers and shampoo bars, you are definitely bound to find something for everyone.
Ruby and Leo
If you know someone who loves vintage everything but is super hard to shop for, then Ruby and Leo is a must see. They have vintage inspired hats, clothing, décor and quirky accessories, so you are bound to find something for the vintage lovers in your life, and maybe even a little something for yourself.
Have you always wanted to rock a flower crown but never thought you had a good enough excuse to wear it? Well this Christmas is your chance, and Meg-Fay Makes has your back. This babe makes festival, flower, mermaid and Christmas themed crowns (YAY) for any event, and they also make great presents, so why not get the group together and rock a Meg Fay exclusive this Chrissy.
Want to give the gift of good juju? Kymba is the must shop stop for anything Zen, spiritual or just a feel-good gift. With an abundance of crystals to help with every need, you will be sure to find something here to help those who need some extra love this Christmas.
The Cuckoos Nest
If you know someone like me who loves books and everything to do with them, then you definitely have to check out The Cuckoo’s Nest. This second-hand bookshop is for all booklovers, and it is full of pre-loved classics and newbies. Owner Pam also make mugs with some of your favourite literary quotes displayed on them which would be a great personalised gift for any booknuts you know.
If you are looking for non-boring gifts this Christmas for someone who is close to impossible to shop for, look no further than Blue Suede. With a range of quirky but cool socks and male undies, as well as hipster wallets, geek tees and bulk vintage signs, the people in your life will love you even more than they already do if you shop here.