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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Buy Unique, Buy Quality and Support your Locals this Christmas

We'd love to share with you some businesses that are your local!   
How about supporting a neighbour, a WAHM, a Small or even a beautifully creative Hand Made Business this Christmas.  

Here is a list of some Fabulous Locals that would love for you to grab a cuppa and take a browse.  
If you have time please leave a comment for them, a 'like' or a share.   
Lets spread some BUY LOCAL love 

A4 Christmas Wall Art  - PrintableBe | Design SolutionsGorgeous Christmas stationery and Wall Art
Do you do Reindeer Food ? 
You will love the bag toppers.
I love being able to print something professional straight away and have it right when i need it.

Also if you are after some graphics work done - here is your lady!

A great Christmas present for the kids!  Do you get asked what does your child want for Christmas? How about suggesting an art pack  a monthly art delivery for $24 which gives you 4 packs delivered. Each pack having enough materials to make 4 items (or to do up to 4 children).

They have lots of themed crafts and supplies. You could make one of these brilliant layered Christmas tree crafts the pack is only $1.50. 

Green Envy Living - Moffat Beach QLdOh so much to love here.
Beautiful prints, tea lights, light shades and clocks.
Who wouldn't love a cheeky little cuckoo clock I have a friend who's kitchen this would fit perfectly.There is also a "time flies" clock you HAVE to check out so clever.
I love this limited edition print - Framed and gift boxed called “And the Stars and the Moon Tuck us in at Night!”  Perfect for a baby's wall.
Shop with Green Envy Living

Photo: One for pick up today.MUZZ Lasercut products and Services
Muzz - Sydney, NSWHow much easier would finding little girls clips and ties be with one of these! Such a Great idea.
Muzz has lots of great ideas and unique products.
If you missed her Christmas decorations this year follow her page now,so you don't miss out again.
Muzz also does bulk orders - great option for businesses.
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Shop with MUZZ lasercut product and services

Your Cheeky Monkey

So much thought has gone into this selection of products. 
Burpies cloths are brilliant! If you know someone with a baby on the way - get these!  So much nicer than an old nappy thrown over your shoulder!
Lots to choose from if you are buying a gift for a Baby or Mummy. i love the little Cuski Comforters - too cute.  
Shop at Your Cheeky Monkey

Hunting for Ladybugs
If you know me well you know how much i love this lass. I love how you can choose your own fabric pre make. Skirts, bags, pencil cases, hats, toiletry bags you name it she can make it.
These big PVC lined bags are so handy for picnics, outings, baby bags or a great shopping bag.  The body of the bag is 55cm deep and 50cm wide.   It comes with a clear PVC outer shell, magnetic stud closure and two internal pockets as standard.  You can choose your fabric from her selection or provide your own. 

Little Red Key 
Little Red Key - Rockhampton, QLDSterling Silver hand stamped jewelry.  A beautiful gift. Have a necklace or bracelet hand stamped with names, initials,quotes or dates. A lovely keepsake.
Special orders have closed till after Christmas but there is a store with a lovely range.
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Shop at Little Red Key

inviteme.com.au - Yarraville, VICEverything for a party is covered here.  Invites, cups, lolly bags and decorations.
There is some gorgeous gift lines - pretty plates, teapots and  dress-ups.
I am so in love with the compotes!
Christmas decor! if you are looking for cool decorations or some more bakers twine look no further.  
Lots of cool stuff! 
Shop at invite me   Facebook Page

Accessories every girl needs right here! 
I love the shades of colours to choose from.  So unique and pretty.   
Necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings.  In so many colours i am sure you'll find one or two or three things you just love.
Not long to go for guaranteed Christmas delivery so pop over and have a look.

My Lil Pouch
Need to buy for a baby?  Have a baby coming and someone wants to buy you something?  Get these. Get the starter pack it has everything you need so you can easily transport baby food, snacks, formula or drinks.   So handy. we have some of these and you'd be surprised how often you use them. Essential for freezing and reheating of baby foods. Dishwasher safe and even store flat in the cupboard!
Lotus Locket
This is precious gift idea. A Personalised locket. 
You choose 5 charms of your choice - symbols, birthstones, letters etc. Then a leather or silver chain
You could have the letters of your children or reminders of fond memories
All $49 and Free postage Australia wide.   Facebook Page

Unique styles and fabrics on an absolute essential accessory.  
Find your own style here whether its Retro, Clutch, Bucket  or maybe on for the kids (pint sized messenger  there is one you'll love.

Little Stuffed Friends
Beautiful and Unique handmade dolls.

Have a look at these Little Bobbins I know my little girl would be in love instantly. Great size too just enough for her to carry around.

Gorgeous Dolls. You have to take a look and i love the reversible mat and the little bean bags -  tooooo cute!
Special orders have closed.Only what is available in store.
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Shop at Little Stuffed Friends

Your Inspiration at Home range includes dukkahs, spices blends, dip mixes, oils, vinegars, choc powders, baking blends, teas, coffees and much more!

Christmas Hampers now available.
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Spirited Mama

Beautiful French Children's treasures. There is some stunning products in this store. Lovely floor cushions and baby treasures. Bags with matching hats and pretty dolls.  
You have to have a look at the mobiles they are so exquisite i adore them they are inspiring and intriguing and fascinating. There is large ones and small ones and spiraling ones which are just beautiful i love the fisherman one.  A truly unique treasure.  

My pampered little princess - Townsville, QLDGorgeous treasures made from Vintage and upcycled materials.  
Handmade and with love. 
These little necklaces are too cute. Many to choose from. Would make beautiful stocking stuffers. 

Monkey Folio
How awesome are these.  
"Stand out in the jungle" 
 love them.  Great funky designs and colours to choose from.  Fabulous leather cases for your folio, tablet or journal.  These would make a great gift!   

SHOP BANNERHere is a business that is so inspiring to follow. 
Three very creative busy people continuously producing gorgeous goods for you to buy.  Custom orders have closed for the season but have a look at the store and follow their page to keep update with their irresistible wares.  

"To help you take good care of you and take good care of the planet!" 

We could all use a little TLC and here there is an extensive range of beautiful products from incense and candles to baby clothes and cleaning products.  

Please check out their beautiful body washes and hand/body lotions. 
Shop at All Things Zen

Such a cute concept!
Feel happy and confident knowing your children are wearing this NATURAL play makeup, face paint and non toxic nail polish. Nasty free so they can go face painting crazy without all the chemicals.
This "Natural Shimmer Stack" which contains 2 x natural body shimmers and 1 x natural lip shine is just gorgeous and would be a perfect little stocking stuffer. Fabulous extensive range. 
Buy online or checkout the retailers on the website. 

I won one of these and i love it. 

Everyone always comments on it and i enjoy wearing it, its so versatile. Dress up or casual, necklace or bracelet such a handy accessory to have.
Different lengths and metals/colours  to choose from. 
Free postage within Australia and $1 from every sale goes to Breast Cancer Research.
A lovely gift and you'll have to buy one for yourself.

Mi Amor is Spanish for my love and that is what you receive when you purchase a 100% Soy candle made in Australia.  The range is made with highest quality essential oils and the wicks are cotton making the candle 100% biodegradable. 
The range has some wonderful jars and bottles and there is an enticing fragrance list to choose from.  There is also melts and a childrens range which i think look interesting.

Happy Shopping and wishing all the businesses a very successful season 

Linking up all over the place this week so we can spread as much love as possible :)

Have you been following our Christmas music posts on Fridays ?  Here is last weeks


  1. Thank you so much for the inclusion! xx

  2. LOVE love this post!
    I am so passionate about supporting local businesses, handmade, work from home mums and eco goodies.
    What a fantastic collection you have put together and message you are spreading, just love it X

    1. Thanks Bec. Hopefully the love gets spread :) xx

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  4. I love supporting local businesses. I love heading to madeit.com.au where stay at home mums sell their wares. Going to check out some of the shops that you've recommended. Thank you for this great post. :)

    1. Thank you Rebecca. Yeah me too i love stalking madeit wish i was that talented :)
      Happy shopping :)

  5. What a great service you have done here AND you have just given me a link to buy a present I need to for the Fat Mum Slim gift exchange thing! I love Kim @ Spirited Mama and Your Cheeky Monkey also! Nice to find out about the others. Buy local to keep locals working for sure! Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

    1. Thanks Mrs Smithy :) i love Kims Mobiles i want one for me not for the kids :)

  6. Fantastic! Thanks for this list! I was planning a trip to Chadstone this weekend, but will suss these businesses out instead! xx

    1. Thanks Lucy !! you just made the hours in front of the computer worth it :)
      Happy shopping xx

  7. What an awesome list of great gift ideas! Well done on putting these together. It's so important to shop local and keep the dollars in Australia too :)

    1. Exactly my love! support each other keep it goin' around. just wish i made something :)

  8. We got our little Miss' cuski from Cheeky Monkey and she loves it.
    Also yay for Spirited Mama who often links up to IBOT :)

    1. yep and yep :) thanks for popping in again Jess

  9. Wow, some amazing gifts here - great list, thanks for sharing :)

    Hello from #teamIBOT

  10. Thankyou sooooo much for including Ashloc Designs in this wonderful post xxx

    1. Of course Kylie. Your necklaces are just beautiful such lovely colours and combinations. You're on my Santa list :)

  11. Thanks for sharing - you've gone to lots of trouble putting all those pages up! Some look really great for gifts ... I'm off to take a look!

  12. Thank you so much for including Bags'n'Bags - very much appreciated - this post is fabulous!! x x

  13. A fantastic post! Love the Lotus locket - never seen such a thing. I will share this post around. Great support for Aussie businesses! :) Cheers, Tanya

  14. Thanks Mum Takes Five! We were so chuffed to be included!

  15. I love my Knotlace! It is amazing and I have had so many comments on it and the matching earrings.
    You have compiled a list of some really great local businesses!


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