Festive gift time is almost here. Get in early with my guide to local suppliers and avoid the Christmas shopping chaos!
A Festive Gift Of Art
Why not give your loved one a piece of art that they can treasure forever. Stop by Di Dixon Art Space at 323 Bong Bong Street in Bowral and delight in work created by me, as well as that of local photographer Phil Winterton. You’ll also find an array of local ware, including artistic weavings, picnic blankets, candle and more.
Festive Gift That Smells So Sweet
For a festive gift that will keep on giving in the sweetest way, order a Peppermint Grove Soy Wax Candle. This local business also offers free personalised engraving on each candle’s lid. My current fave scent is Burnt Fig and Pear, which is beautifully warming and grounding – perfect for some festive season self care!
Give a Festive Gift Of Whimsical Chocolate
You can always count on Ms Peacock Chocolatier to offer up something outside the square on any occasion and this Christmas, she has not disappointed! With an array of options ranging from Honeycomb Thins Whiskey Caramels, you can visit her shop in Mittagong, or order online.
Festive Gift Of Truffles
Truffle are terrific at any time of year, but never more than at Christmas! The Trufflemen Christmas Hamper contains Truffle Oil, Truffle Balsamic, Truffle Honey Mustard Dressing and Truffle Aioli. They are all sourced and made in Marulan! You can also choose from other delights including Christmas Dipping Party Box and Christmas Gift Gourmet Box.
Festive Pamper Pack
Local beauty business, Bare Body Beauty has gorgeous pamper packs for everyone. Spoil the man in your life with the Man Box. It features Coffee and Coconut Scrub, Magnesium Spray, Hemp Face Moisturiser, Bentonite Clay Shaving Soap and Activated Charcoal Facial Cleansing Bar. Another great pack is The Ultimate Bath Box, which one definitely needs to unwind over the holidays. In it, you’ll find a Butter Bath Bomb, a Bedtime Bath Bomb, Luxury Bath and Massage Oil in Stress and Anxiety or Calming, Rose Bath Soak, Lavender Bath Soak, Detox Bath Soak and Magnesium Bath Soak. Or, have some fun by pulling together your favourite scented soaps in an organic Scented Soap pouch!
Another fantastic idea to to gift someone a Candle Making Workshop from Bare Body Beauty. All materials are provided and your loved one will leave with a beautifully rented candle that will truly bring light to their festive season.
Give The Gift Of Massage!
Thrive Mobile Massage is a great service run by local Madalyn Humphries, where she brings the massage clinic to your home. Get in touch to buy a voucher for your loved one, and then simply set a time that suits! Maddie brings everything – the table, towels, oils and her magic, healing hands. All you need to do is set the scene at home with some relaxing music and your Peppermint Grove scented candle.
Pick Your Own Produce
Birch Store in Moss Vale has a vast selection of delicacies to delight anyone. There’s an array of jams, truffle honey, relishes, non-alcoholic cocktails, curry pastes, olives and coffee. You’ll also find glassware, kitchenware, unique magazines, candle, carafes and more. Why not give a festive gift by way of a voucher, so your loved one can create their own hamper?
Give The Gift Of Art
Art at the Cowshed is a series of stunning art workshops where you can create your very own piece under the guidance of renowned local artist Kirsten Deakin. Workshops include breakfast and morning tea, as well a lunch, lovingly prepared by Cowshed owner Maree Reid. Gift your creative loved ones with a Term Course, or leet your teen’s creativity flourish with a Teen Workshop.
Don’t Forget Your Doggies!
Our loyal furry friends deserve a festive gift as much as anyone. Why not spoil them with a locally made pouch of premium, free-range dog treats?
Nude Pets is a stunning collection of all-natural, single ingredient dog treats and grooming care. Choose from Chicken Jerky, Lamb Delight, Twiggies for Oral Care, Beef Cubes, Beef Liver Jerky, Chicken Necks, Moo Chews, Roo Chews or Kangaroo Sprinkles as a meal topper.
There’s a special Christmas offering of Turkey Jerky (with free range Turkey sourced from hot Canary Meats in Bowral, as well as Silent Night Anti Anxiety Spray for Anxious Pups, Jolly Clean Festive Shampoo and Festive Frankincense Fragrance, which is like a dry shampoo for dogs – perfect for in between grooming sessions.
All treats are single ingredient, made in Australia and are naked from nasties – no added fillers, fats or flavours, no added sugar or salts and air-dried locally with zero preservatives.
The grooming range is all-natural, handmade and contains no harmful chemical. Your pooch will love them!
For more information about living in the Southern Highlands, please get in touch with me at any time.