I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner, seriously, where has the year gone?!
Right about now, we’re all scouring every corner of the internet for perfect gift goodness. While you’ve probably got gifts for your family nailed, because, ah, they’ve been hinting exclusively for months (!) what about the other special people in your life? Those lovely ones that put a smile on your dial or have helped you out over the last 12 months - friends, colleagues, our kids teachers?
I’VE CRAFTED A GIFT LIST TO KEEP YOUR CHRISTMAS ‘OTHERS’ SHOPPING ON POINT AND ON BUDGET - WE ALL KNOW CHRISTMAS CAN BE ONE HECK OF AN EXPENSIVE TIME IF WE’RE NOT CAREFUL! MY GIFT SUGGESTIONS ARE ALSO FROM AUSTRALIAN CREATORS AND CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE. GIFTS THAT TICK ALLLL THE BOXES!
THE ELIXIR - HERBS & HEART
Ofcourse, we must start with one of our own. The Elixir is one of our best sellers and suits all skin types, the perfect gift for someone wonderful you’d like to spoil with a little skin luxury this festive season. This small but potent serum is a real treat for skin in need of extra pampering. It’s packed full of enriching anti-oxidents, skin repairing vitamins and essential fatty acids. It’s possible to give the gift of naturally radiant, glowing skin with this divine serum!
SMOKED SALTS - HUNTERS SMOKEHOUSE
A delicious addition under any tree, I’m loving the smoke salts range from Hunters Smokehouse. Their unique salts are made from Australian sea salt flakes and the slow smoking method makes for a distinct aroma and flavour. Perfect for the foodie friend we’ve all got. I personally looooove the Moroccan smoked salts.
Surprise a loved one (and their teeth!) with a unique, earth-friendly gift; a 12-month subscription to Toothcrush. They’ll receive a beautifully designed, eco-friendly bamboo handled toothbrush delivered to their door at the beginning of every month.
Have a friend on your ‘others’ list who’s obsessed with reducing waste? Gift them a Sustomi Beeswax Wrap kit, the perfect plastic wrap alternative to keep food fresher for longer. Their produce bags, lunch bags, nut milk bags and other items help promote conscious living and reduce waste.
HERBS & HEART TRIAL PACK - HERBS & HEART*Stocking Filler Favourite
This is a seriously lovely way to sample the very best of H&H products! Our trial pack includes a 20ml Sample of Face Mud, a 10ml sample of your choice of Moisturiser (Choose between Aloe Whip & Cell Gel), and our truly hydrating 'Lip Glide' natural lip balm. All packed up in a beautiful cotton illustrated pouch, perfect as a little stocking filler. Trust me, unwrapping this goodness will bring a smile to anyone's face!
What about a tea loving friend? I’ve got that covered too, check out The Tea Crowd. Perth based tea obsessors, The Tea Crowd blend their tea and tisanes by hand with real ingredients, good vibes and great taste in mind. Delish blends include Choc Mint and Mango Coco. Yum.
These stunning ethical clutches from Hope and Handicrafts make more than just a gorgeous gift. All proceeds support education, vocational training and community projects to move Cambodians out of poverty. Registered Australian charity, Hope and Handicrafts is run by volunteers and supports Human and Hope Association Cambodia, a locally run, grassroots organisation that aims to alleviate poverty.
I’m totally adoring the crystal creations from Crystal Of A Kind. Tell me you wouldn’t love opening a gift box to discover one of these beauties nestled inside. Founded by Jane and Giles, a Sydney couple with a passion for crystals, Crystal Of A Kind is the perfect place to unearth a divine gift for a tricky to buy for friend!
A Turkish Towel makes a seriously versatile gift and the range from Belinda Peet is divine. Turkish towels have been used for nearly 600 years to cover up in Turkish bath houses and can be used as gym/yoga towel, baby wrap, picnic rug, beach towel, air travel blanket….the list goes on! These gorgeous towels are made in Turkey from 100% cotton.
A few of my favourite things, from one wonderful small business owners.
"When you buy from a small business, there is someone literally doing a little happy dance." Go on, make the world dance and spoil your others this very merry xmas.