Yip, it's that time of year again, Christmas is looming (7 weeks to be exact)!
With travel restrictions in place, we need to be more organised than ever to ensure our parcels of happiness reach our loved ones before the big day.
I've put together a list of some of my favourite gift ideas from local businesses who I've had the pleasure of working with and getting to know this year. Discovering and supporting local businesses is awesome so let's aim to buy local this Christmas.
Christmas Gift Box from Peli & Co
Take the stress out of choosing a gift for your work colleague, hairdresser, child's teacher, bestie, or even for the Kris Kringle gathering and let them do the work for you.
Seriously, how gorgeous does this gift box look?! Priced from $35-$85. Amazing Value!
Coffee from First Batch Coffee
A gift of happiness for all coffee lovers. Package together a plunger with a bag of delicious fresh coffee, or really spoil someone with a Cold Drip Coffee Maker!
Shop online or head into their Noosaville Roasters.
Wheelie Bin Cleaning from Turbos
OK, this is probably the most unconventional gift idea on the list but hear me out.. What an awesome surprise to tell someone that their wheelie bin will be sparkling clean and smelling fresh after Christmas! Yip, the stench of old prawn shells and squirmy maggots will be gone! You can book a one-off clean or a recurring service. A great idea for those ‘hard to buy for’, ‘have everything’ types. This one’s only available to Sunny Coast recipients.
Turkish Beach Towel from Turkish Towel Co
Ahh bring on summer! These towels are made from a super soft, Turkish cotton and are absolutely divine! And yup, they’re based right here on the Sunny Coast! Priced from $30-$40 and free shipping if you spend $50 so why not buy everyone a towel. ‘You get a towel! You get a towel! You get a towel!’. Happy Days.
Art by This Bird
Tia is a seriously talented artist and florist based in Pomona. Her vibrant paintings bring a beautiful splash of colour to the room and you can’t help but smile when you see them. Fine art prints start from $55. She also sells tea towels featuring her artworks, seriously, go check her out!
Check her out online or go and visit her studio in Pomona.
Flowers from This Bird
OK, I confess, Tia gets 2 mentions here, but now we’re talking flowers! Ahh the feeling of seeing a florist rock up to your house holding a beautiful, bright bunch of happiness for you! Organise it all online or go and see her in Pomona. Floral arrangements are priced from $50-$90.
Reusable Cloth Nappies from Ella and Maeve
OK, here’s one for the new parents or soon-to-be parents. These stunning nappies are all hand-sewn in Perth and the fabric designs are hand painted by a talented local artist too!
Follow them on Insta and when you’re ready to purchase, request to join their VIP Facebook Group. Yip, these guys are exclusive, you gotta be in the know!
Memory Makers from Indigo Bay
Some of our best memories come from time spent with loved ones experiencing life. Memory Makers Family Edition helps you create those memories together. It’s a collection of 52 activities to help your family connect and create memories to last a lifetime. For only $35, it is such a meaningful gift to give a special family in your life.
Cici Lumbar Cushion from Little Cove Living
For lovers of earthy tones and beachy feels! This was hard to choose just 1 product to feature! I chose my favourite cushion but check out her stunning homewares, art, bags, baskets and table wear. And yip, this is another talented local, you might even spot her at the Peregian Markets.
Organic Cotton Muslin Wrap from Love and Lee
Another one for the new parents in your life. Eve has created the most beautifully soft, 100% organic cotton swaddle wraps. And the packaging is pretty special too… check it out.
Perfume from LeReve
Sarah Dwyer is an independent consultant for Le Reve right here in Noosa. Gather your friends together and have a fun-filled gift-buying party to get it all sorted at once! Perfume, essential oils, diffusers, candles, body products and more. She has products for the men in your life too. Get in touch with Sarah to book your party!
Family or Pet Portrait by Daisy Emily Art
Daisy is an insanely talented artist based right here on the Sunny Coast. She draws incredibly realistic portraits of people and animals from photographs. This drawing is of my Coco, I absolutely treasure it! Daisy is in high-demand so you will need to join a wait list for commissions but believe me, it’s worth the wait to receive a one-off, unique drawing of your loved ones.
She also has some amazing fine art originals and prints available for purchase.
Craft Workshop at Lipstick Lane
This is a special gift for you and your loved one to share! So many workshops to choose from, Macrame, Alcohol Ink, Paint & Sip, Earring Making, Coiled Baskets, Wall Art and many more.
Check out their website and book in for a very special memory making gift.
Zero Waste Kitchen Kit from Us and the Earth
Be kind to the planet and to your friends, win-win! This kit contains all sorts of treasures to create a plastic-free kitchen. There are lots of other goodies on her website too.
Check them out online.
A Hat from Shayd
These Sunny Coast legends started Shayd after a struggle to find a wool felt hat that would fit little 18 month old son, Shayd. The rest is history. Buy a hat for yourself or for a little or big person in your life. They have gift vouchers too!
Relax & Unwind Gift Pack from String, Box & Bow
Give the gift of stress relief with this gorgeous box filled with calming, soothing, self-care products including affirmation cards, essential oil, tea and bath salts.
Check out their other gift boxes too priced from $25-$80.
Essential Oil Gift Pack from Woodfloria
Create good vibes with this essential oil gift set! So many other beautiful gift options at Woodfloria too. If you fancy a drive to the country, go visit Michelle and the team in their Woodford store, have a massage and do some Christmas shopping! Sounds good to me! Gift Packs are priced between $30-$80.
Candle from Ocean Child
Ethically created and hand poured into industrial concrete vessels, these candles are made with 100% natural soy wax and wooden wicks and are a great gift for everyone!
Ocean Child also offer refills so you can re-use that beautiful concrete pot again and again.
I hope this list helps you find some fresh ideas for your Christmas gift shopping. There are so many incredibly talented businesses owners on the Sunshine Coast and all around Australia, let's support them!