With Christmas fast approaching and shopping lists being made, I thought I would write this quick blog. I am a big believer of supporting local businesses and thought it would be nice to share the Christmas cheer and ask my beautiful readers to shop local this Christmas. If you’re not already that is!
Consider buying from local or small business, a family run business or someone self employed this year. Someone who would truly appreciate and value your purchase (and may even do a little happy dance when they get an order from you).
With that in mind I would like to share with you 7 local businesses that will certainly be helping me check some things off my Christmas Shopping List this year.
Here are 7 Local BYRON Business definitely worth checking out before you make your next purchase.
Rising Akasha have amazing products, kits and workshops that embrace zero waste living. Their Relaxing Bath fizz is divine and don’t even get me started on their body butter (To die for). They also run home, beauty and Christmas workshops and sell gift vouchers. I’m keen to grab 4 friends and do the Christmas Gift workshops before school breaks for the year. (Catch up with the girls & making presents – Total win win!)
Address: 6 Jubilee Avenue, Mullumbimby 2482
For the most beautiful hand painted wool and wool felt Indigo Inspirations is the place to shop. They also stock other products like Annie Byrant CD’s, Kat Barwick’s latest book Charlie’s Stars, Hand woven bolga baskets and kids toys & craft supplies. What’s even better is they have all bases covered with pick up in Mullum, an online shop & etsy store.
If you are a Steiner Family this is one place to take note of. This amazing woman makes the comfiest, very affordable & durable slippers from up cycled leather. Better yet she makes them not just for children but adults too. These slippers make a great Christmas gift for the kids especially as they will be needing them when they start back at school in Term 1.
A Handmade Life Byron Bay
If you are looking for Steiner inspired toys and craft this is the absolute perfect place to do your Christmas shopping. Magical Rainbow Castles, Unicorns, beeswax, stockmar crayons, wooden & felt toys. Pure heaven.
Home Studio: Ribbonwood Place, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481
Jigzoos make individually hand-crafted wooden animal puzzles, name puzzles and name plaques. We are big fans of their fun colourful animal puzzles, especially the Australian Animals. And with two of our three kids having unusual names we now have a place to shop where they call finally have their name on something.
Address: 43 Gordon St, Mullumbimby 2482
For the most beautiful, eco friendly, Dishwasher safe Bamboo Dinner Sets and Lunch Boxes you can not go passed Love Mae. Their designs are gorgeous from their Dining range through to their wall decals… A hard call, but our pick of choice would definitely be the Unicorns & Dinosaurs.
Address: Unit 7 / 74 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW
Byron Bay Tie Dye
Tie Dye Kits, Tie dye ready made clothing, workshops & merchandise. This is one fun, colourful present idea. With Planet Friendly, non toxic dyes what’s not to love. If you know our kids you will know how much this present has their name written all over it!
So there you have 7 local business in the Northern Rivers, NSW worth considering this Christmas. Do you know a local business we should be adding to the list? Please mention them below, and help us make some local business owners do a little happy dance this Christmas.
Want some more Christmas Present ideas, why not check out our Our List of Non-Toy Christmas Gift Ideas for 2018.
Need some help Planning? Jump over here and grab your Free Christmas Planner Printables.
Or just grab some popcorn and curl up and watch one of our Top 10 Christmas Movies picks.