Last year my family and I decided that our 2014 Christmas would be about presence not presents. So instead of purchasing each other expensive things we don't need, we booked a holiday house in Northern NSW, and will be spending just over a week there. All the while supporting a local family by renting their house for the week.
Each year we spend hundreds if not thousands, of dollars on Christmas gifts for people in our families. Imagine if we could put that money into local small businesses, run by heart centred, value driven peeps. Imagine how the world would change if those people had more power?
I've had my own business for 7 years, and have always loved the idea of shopping local, locally made, and choosing business with great values and intention, because I know how cool it is when people choose me for that reason.
I've put together a gift guide for you, with some ideas to get you rolling. I encourage you to choose local, locally made products and experiences this year for your loved ones. Support the little guys, and be a part of the global shift!
If you have a small business, or know of one that fits the bill, add their details in the comments section at the bottom of this post. Put it out there, and support the business who deserve our love!
HAMPER & HAMPER
Hamper & Hamper seeks out unique Australian made artisinal products from around the country and for you to share with your loved ones.
VIOLET GRAY DESIGN
Violet Gray is an intentional jewellery label from Australia. Each piece has been intentionally created to act as a daily reminder for the positive changes, desires or manifestations that you intend to bring into your one beautiful life.
THE LITTLE SAGE ORACLE CARDS
This deck of 44 watercolour cards can help you to manifest change, inspire the tone for your day, meditation or journalling practice, answer important questions, provide guidance on life decisions or just give you the positive affirmation you need to hear on a particular day.
STEAL BACK TIME WATCH
'We stole back time to be free and remind the world of infinity'
Half of all profits go to children in need!
AJ BODY CARE
Using dotrerra essential oils, organic ingredients and never any palm oil, AJ Body Care product are locally homemade, and the perfect gift! Thing the office Secret Santa!
THE WHOLE YOU
Instead of giving chocolate for your workplace Secret Santa this year, why not choose something that will help enrich their lives? When purchasing, just add this email address instead of yours. Too easy!
THE BEACH PEOPLE ROUNDIE
A NSW based company, with loads of love and creativity. 'The Roundie' has taken the world over for good reason! I love mine, I use it at the beach, in the park, as a throw on the couch, or to lay on the floor.
THE VEGAN BOX SUBSCRIPTION
Imagine a box of vegan goodies arriving to your best friends door for the next three months. Now that's a cool gift! Plus if you purchase The Whole You, you'll receive a 10% discount code to use on your total order.