Shop Local This Christmas – Northern Rivers NSW

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

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
Facebook: @risingakasha
Insta: @risingakasha

Indigo Inspirations

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.
Facebook: @indigoinspirations
Insta: @indigoinspirations

Up-cycled slippers

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.
Facebook: @Up-cycled-slippers 
Insta: @upcycled_slippers

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.
Facebook: @A-Handmade-Life-Byron-Bay-Inspired-Steiner-Products
Insta: @ahandmadelifebyronbay
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
Facebook: @jigzoo
Insta: @jigzoos

Love Mae

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
Facebook: @lovemaestudio
Insta: @lovemaestudio

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!
Facebook: @byronbaytiedye
Insta: @byronbaytiedye

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.


18 thoughts on “Shop Local This Christmas – Northern Rivers NSW

  1. Jo says:

    Thanks for sharing Tash ~ it certainly is a great thing to buy from small local businesses. I do a happy dance for sure.
    ✨?✨ Jo from Indigo Inspirations

  2. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    Love buying and supporting local markets. Those stuffs are really beautiful and looks like a perfect gift to buy for my love ones.

  3. Stacie says:

    I LOVE to shop local. Big Box stores have more customers than they’ll ever need, and they don’t pass that along to their employees. Buying local means I’m supporting the people who live in my area in a real, impactful way.

  4. Shar says:

    These shops all look amazing! It is so important to shop local when possible and support all this small businesses:). Behind every small business is a family!

  5. blogthirtyminusone says:

    These are some great gift options. Shopping local is always a good idea for unique gits.

    Xx, Nailil

  6. ChelseaMamma says:

    It is so important to support local business, I help run a local networking group for independent businesses and it is lovely to see success

  7. The Vegan Zebra says:

    Supporting local businesses is very important. So many larger companies are buying up smaller companies under the guise of local names and mom/pop appearance. I love that many of the things you selected to share are healthier options for the environment as well.

  8. Joanna says:

    I do like to shop local and support small businesses in my area. I have also noticed how small businesses are much more concerned about the environment and make their products using eco-friendly solutions.

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