2015 Christmas Gift Guide

I have 3 desired criteria when shopping for Christmas gifts; reasonably priced, handmade and from locally owned businesses.  You’ll find most of the items in this year’s guide meet that criteria.

Confession: I may have had an ulterior motive when I decided to create this Christmas Gift Guide. I had done zero Christmas shopping and desperately needed some ideas, I figured some of you may be in the same boat!

So here its is all in one place, local businesses, amazing handmade items made from the heart and gifts that are sure to please the fussiest of recipients (my daughters current wish list incudes a fish, mouse and a turtle!)


 

Baby

Nature Bubz is a Perth business that offers an affordable range of eco-friendly products.

Swiss Cross Teether

Nature Bubz™ Swiss Cross silicone teethers paired with organic beech bunny ear teethers $21.95 for the set. Buy Here

Nature Bubs

Nature Bubz™ ‘Chomp the Monkey’ Soft chewable silicone teething toys available in a range of colours $8.95. Buy Here
Nordic Teether
‘Nordic’ teether with organic beech ring. Safe, on trend and practical
$19.95. Buy Here

Little Bambino Bear is based in Perth and makes adorable handmade children’s interior items. Purchase their beautiful items Here
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Medium Cloud Cushion $26 Mini Cloud Cushion $20
Raindrop Cushion $20
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Star Garland $30
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Star Cushions $25-$29

Tilly Mint Kids are a Perth based business which sell items from small and local businesses. They have some great gift sets perfect for Christmas gifts for baby.
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“Peaches & Cream Gift Set” $49.95 Includes:
1 x Stargazer Drib by Little Dreamer Kids
1 x Exclusive Interlocked Teething Toy by Nature Bubz
1 x Pair Gold Rush Baby Moccs by Raindrop Kids (size 0 – 6 mths)
Buy Here
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“Jingle Bells Christmas Gift Set” $39.95 Includes:
1 x Reindeer My Tribe Tee by Sunday Soldiers (sizes from 0 – 18mths)
1 x Exclusive Christmas Teething Toy by Nature Bubz (white or black satin option) Buy Here

Kids

Check out Little Lords for adorable outfits for the cool little man in your life. Owner Tash is a mum of 1 and is based in Perth.

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Little Lords Romper $34.95 Buy Here

mamas boy

Little Lords Mama’s Boy Tank $23.95 Buy Here

steeze

Little Lords Steeze Tee $24.95 Buy Here

rock and roll

Little Lords Rock & Roll Tee $24.95 Buy Here

 


 

Bobo&boo is a small Australian business that sells affordable, trendy bamboo dinnerware for children. The dinner sets comes in six colours and are made up of a plate, bowl, cup and cutlery. Bamboo is a natural, eco-friendly, renewable resource which is non-toxic and 100% biodegradable.

Price is $25.95 per set and can be purchased Here


 


 

Made to Play Apparel launched on the 20th of November, they are a Perth based business which specialises in T-shirt Rompers made with love for kids to play in! Their rompers cost between $26-$30 and can be purchased Here

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Blank Canvas Gifts are a wonderful local business that sell a range of decorative and wearable ‘canvases’ paired with non-toxic fabric paints & markers for children to create works of art. I love this concept and as a mother of two very creative kids these are just perfect for gifts for the grandparents! Purchase their items here

BCG Paint Your Own Handbag

Blank Canvas Gifts Handbag  $35 These gorgeous little handbags are the perfect size for every little miss! Each craft pack comes with three Scribbles 3D fabric paints in a choice of colours, as well as a paintbrush for the lucky recipient to decorate and personalise. Made from quality cotton drill fabric with a white cotton lining, these beautiful bags make the perfect gift for every arty fashionista!

BCG Tshirt & Glitter Pack

T-Shirt Gift Pack $30-$40 The humble t-shirt has to be the ultimate canvas to show-off your creativity!  These 100% cotton t-shirts come with three Tulip 3D Paints in either Carnivale colours (pictured) or Rare Opal for the boys.  Each pack also includes a paintbrush, reusable calico bag, instruction booklet and gift tag.

BCG Proud Pop & Tea Towel Combo pack

Blank Canvas Gifts Proud Pop T-shirt & Tea Towel $50 This combo pack is the perfect gift for the kids’ grandparents this Christmas.  Imagine a t-shirt for Grandpa hand painted by the kids and a tea towel for Gran – they’ll treasure it for years!   Use the soft fabric paints to draw, stencil or stamp your design and then outline the image with the 3D paint.   Each pack also includes reusable calico bag, paint brushes, apple shaped mixing palette and inspiration booklet.

BCG Art Smock

Blank Canvas Gifts Art / Painting Smock $35 This handmade 100% cotton painting or art smock is double thickness and comes with a gorgeous front pocket to store all their little brushes.  Each pack comes with vibrant paint pots in either Rainbow Delight or Neon Pop colours, a 3D glitter fabric pen and two toddler brushes – perfect for little hands.  This is a great gift for kids (aged approx 2 to 5).


Older kids are definitely ones I find hard to shop for. Game Vault is a mobile video gaming party business based in Perth. They sell a range of their branded merchandise and currently have a Christmas special. Check out their products Here

 


Mum

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What Mum wouldn’t love a photo session with her family? Lauren from Lauren K Photography is a Perth based professional photographer specialising in newborn, child and maternity photography. She is currently offering this $250 voucher to be used anytime in the next year for a 30 minute studio or location shoot plus 10 high res images & an 8×10 print. Check out her amazing work here. This is the ideal gift for the mum who has it all!


 

I absolutely love these custom made wall hangs from Sarah White Designs. The Boho White Wall Hang is 50cm wide x 70cm high.  The Neon Pink Wall Hang is 65cm wide x 100cm high. Both hand made with natural wood and are $50 plus postage. Sarah is a Perth based interior designer. To purchase contact whitedesigns@mail.com


 

Jana Beauty is a locally owned beautician / skin care salon based in the heart of Subiaco, they have been in operation since 1988. Spoil mum with a gift voucher to treat herself to one of their exclusive products or one of their luxurious treatments, she’ll be thrilled to open up this little treat on Christmas Day! Otherwise these Brow Sets from an exclusive makeup range to Jana Beauty are the perfect addition to any Mum’s makeup bag. Including a mascara like wand for easy application this is the “user friendly’ way to quickly highlight your brows. Call them on 9388 1134 to purchase your Christmas gifts and they will be posted out to you. Too easy!


 

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I may have found the perfect summer dress! (big call I know)  Maya Met Holly a new online fashion boutique based in Perth. Their Ocean Dreaming dress is the go to outfit in my wardrobe at the moment. Not only is it versatile but its comfy and flattery. As its a nice loose style it’s an easy one to purchase for someone and not have to worry too much about sizing and its perfect to hide any Christmas indulgences (can you see why I love it?)

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They also sell a range of beautiful candles like the Coconut Dream Copper in Caramel Fudge. They are hand poured and 100% eco soy wax. Perfect for stocking fillers or for that hard to buy for relative or friend. Check out their range of candles here

 


 

Hello There Australia is a Perth run business selling teething toys & necklaces. They do gorgeous Mum & Me sets (matching teething necklaces for you and your little one) I’m a big fan of these as I love to match with my little ones, hubby hates it! These sets are $40 or can be purchased separately. Shop Here


 

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Infinity Allure Lashes is a local beauty business run by the lovely Corrina. She is an expert at applying individual lightweight eyelash extensions. Contact her here to purchase a gift voucher for a special and unique Christmas gift for someone who needs some pampering and to feel great.


 

I love these beautiful pendants from Kindred Pieces. They make the perfect gift for mum, each piece represents a meaningful & uplifting message, from connecting hearts, lucky clovers & joyful stars. I love how the pieces can be shared with someone you love. I have my eye on one of these for my daughter and I. Contact Alison on kindredpieces@gmail.com to order. Check out her full range Here

connecting hearts collage

Connecting Hearts Pendant. $39 including a sterling silver chain. Features two sterling silver moving hearts which are set with white Cubic Zirconia gemstones. The hearts can be adjusted to offer 5 different wearing styles and is also perfect to share with a loved one. Perfect for a mother & daughter.

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Hugs and Kisses Pendant. $39 including a sterling silver chain.
This simple-yet-adorable design features two polished sterling silver pendants in the shape of a X (kiss) and an O (hug). The two pendants looks great worn side by side, layered on two chains or give one pendant to a loved one.

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Lock and Key Pendant. $39 including a sterling silver chain.
A classic design featuring a sterling silver lock and heart shaped key, both set with Cubic Zirconia gemstones. A beautiful set to share with someone.


 

The Mango Tree Collection was established in 2013 and is based in Perth. Pictured are some of their gorgeous and colourful teething jewellery. They are made from non-toxic BPA free silicone and have a breakaway clasp. Perfect gift for mummy, practical and pretty. Shop Here


 

I am a huge fan Glen Cowans work, he is an incredible fine art underwater photographer. If you are stuck on a gift for that hard to buy for person check out his online shop Here or his gallery in Fremantle. A copy of his Beyond the Edge Coffee table book can be purchased here and is only $45 for the soft cover. I may need to buy a Alii Turtle Print for my daughter, check off the Turtle item from her wish list!


 

I hope you have enjoyed this years gift guide and have gotten some gift ideas for the special people in your life. I have no excuses now and will finish my Christmas shopping this week!

Remember – support local this Christmas!

 

Happy Shopping x

 

 

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