Love Local Christmas Guide
Looking for some thoughtful, innovative and local gifts this Christmas? We’ve got the lowdown on the best experiences, services and products that will bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces come December 25th. Plus, there’s the added bonus of supporting homegrown Shire businesses with your purchases.
Experiences for the Kids
Sky Zone AirTime Pass
The Creativity Club
The Creativity Club Christmas Art Box is available online until Friday 7 December and free local delivery is available for all Sutherland Shire based residents (use code SUTHERLANDSHIRE at checkout).
The boxes are filled with six Christmas-inspired art and craft activities. Each activity is individually packaged with all supplies included. All you need to do is choose an activity and start creating. There is also a 6- or 12-month subscription available as a gift, and it comes with a packaged gift certificate, so the recipient has something to open on Christmas Day.
Order Creativity Club boxes here.
Free Range Living
The perfect opportunity to keep the kids busy while you finish that last-minute Christmas shopping! Free Range Living is offering school holiday workshops on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st December. Designed to inspire creative kids using hand sewing, machine sewing or crafting skills, the workshops offer an opportunity to learn a fun new skill. No experience is necessary! Full day ($75) and half day ($45) options are available.
January school holiday workshops start on Monday 7th January and run on weekdays until Friday 25th January.
Gift Vouchers are available, as well as CreativiTea Kits – a fun DIY craft kit to make at home!
Visit the website or come and see us at our studio, 20 Flora Street, Kirrawee – just across the road from the new South Village.
Little Kickers Sutherland Shire
Looking for a gift for someone with “too many toys”? Little Kickers offers fun soccer-based classes tailored to different age ranges from 18 months to seven years. Sessions offer kids, a positive introduction to sport, so they’re more likely to stay healthy and active throughout their lives. They are also educational, stimulating imagination and aiding early development skills such as learning colours and numbers, following instructions and playing as a team. Little Kickers gift vouchers are also available. Each voucher sold for Christmas will receive a free ball so that there is something to wrap with the present. Email Lauren or visit the website for further details.
Baby Sensory Sutherland Shire
Quality time spent with one’s baby is the best gift you can give. The Baby Sensory program includes every aspect of baby learning and development – baby sign language, music, dance, massage, sensory play, developmental games and exercise, social time for parents and baby-led play time.
Term one classes start in February and run for 10 weeks. If you mention this advertisement you will receive a $10 discount off the term fees.
For information and bookings contact on 0474 038262 or by email.
Kids Clothing, Gifts and Toys
Gift yourself an early Christmas present or shop for your little one with 15% off all shoes at Green’s!
Use promo code Xmas15 online or mention this offer when shopping in store.
Offer ends 26th Dec 2018. Not available on school shoes or sale items.
Love by Five
Love By Five is a children’s lifestyle store based in Kirrawee. Stocking children’s clothing, toys and beautiful baby gifts, there is a great range of Christmas gift ideas in store. Mums of the Shire members will receive a 10% storewide discount, just mention code SHIREMUMS. Afterpay is available in-store and online.
Find Love By Five at 12 Marshall Road Kirrawee, (right next to yummy Baked Patisserie), or shop online.
Give someone you love a chance to see the season’s latest blockbusters in style with a movie gift voucher for Event Cinemas Miranda. After all what could be better than seeing your fave stars, larger than life, projected on the big screen, while savouring a delicious choc-top? There’s Bring Your Baby screenings, Family Fun Days and Chicks at the Flicks.
Free postage is available for Mums of the Shire members when ordering a gift card before Friday 8 December, plus there is a $50 prize for one lucky purchaser who will be selected at random. Order your Christmas movie vouchers here.
Fashion and Accessories for Her
Shop for stylish and fresh women’s wear and accessories in a relaxed environment at Jannali’s Maiden Avenue on Box Road. Pay a visit to the lovely Laura who can help you pick out some beautiful gifts such as Liberte Jewellery which comes in a lovely box and little bag or a scrumptious soap collection that makes a perfect stocking filler.
Can’t get to the store? Shop online here.
We are two local mums who followed our dreams and created an online store which we have recently turned into our first boutique bricks and mortar store as well, located in Engadine, we have a beautiful space to welcome you to check out our pieces. We are all about comfortable easy to wear fashion, for real women that looks amazing on everyone, we offer a wide range of sizes at affordable prices. We have gorgeous accessories, beautiful clutches, bags and candles, perfect items for Christmas gifts.
Located at 6/10 Waratah Road Engadine diagonal to The Local Pantry Cafe near Coles or shop now online.
That’s My Style
Bernadette Payne has worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years. Her business, That’s My Style offers personal styling to help women and men identify their own personal style, giving them the tools to choose pieces that make them feel empowered and confident. Delight someone – or yourself – with the gift of style under the Christmas tree.
Purchase a gift voucher for a STYLE DISCOVERY session ($149 – 1.5 hrs) and receive a complimentary signature necklace from Bernadette’s current accessory range on the website, valued at $35
During your one-on-one session you will create a style that reflects your own lifestyle and personality. You are welcome to bring items from your own wardrobe to discuss and gain invaluable advice. Email Bernadette to secure this opportunity for a one-on-one session with your own personal stylist and kick start your ultimate style goals.
In addition, That’s My Style is also offering free shipping on any purchase from their new accessory collection made before 20 December.
Until We Meet
Let the team at Until We Meet help you dress your bump this Christmas and get through summer as comfortably as you can. With a range of maternity and breastfeeding clothes and accessories that are both stylish and affordable you’ll find something for every occasion.
And, their beautiful range of Bamboo Body clothing is designed for all women, throughout pregnancy and beyond, thanks to the soft, stretchy fabric.
For a limited time, there is a special Christmas discount of 20% off when you spend over $100.00 using coupon code MOTSXMAS (valid until midnight 24 December 2018) and for orders under $100 you can still use the Mums of the Shire Coupon Code MOTS10 for 10% off (reusable and valid all year round with no minimum spend).
Visit the website to browse the range.
Drop some hints for yourself!
Mummy Me Time
Looking for a gift for a busy Mum in your life? MummyMeTime Gift Vouchers are the perfect way to spoil a family member, friend or neighbour, giving them the gift of time out!
MummyMeTime is the go-to nanny and babysitting agency in the Sutherland Shire, providing experienced, qualified carers in client’s homes and taking their children to activities. At MummyMeTime all carers are highly experienced and qualified with training in Early Childhood, Education, or medical professions. Every carer has first aid training, Working with Children and police checks and they are fully insured so the most important people in your life are ALWAYS in safe hands.
Sleep Sweet Sleep Deep
Give the gift of sleep; The Shire’s resident baby whisperer Veena Parry of Sleep Sweet Sleep Deep is offering 10% off any overnight package booked over the holiday break (between 10 December and 1 January). It’s the perfect time to book a sleep consultant since families are more likely to be at home and relaxed during the holidays. For bookings email Veena or call 0415 889 759.
Nourish yourself, after all the Christmas indulgences and get your health on track. Enjoy a special offer of 20% off all initial naturopathic consultations for the remainder of the year through to the end of January. To organise a gift voucher including this very special offer, contact Emma on 0411 287 727 or by email and quote shiremum20 for your Christmas special.
Gran Nannies, is not your usual babysitting / nanny agency. The company is a boutique Sutherland Shire-based booking and introduction agency, specialising in placing caring, mature-aged women, with deep life experience with families. Every one of the agency’s Gran Nannies has raised their own family and now wish to help you with yours. They have the experience that only years of spending time with their very own children can offer. Gran Nannies are flexible and happy to help for just a few hours a day, so you can tick off the Christmas shopping. It is also the perfect solution for working parents who need school pick-ups, plus light home duties, such as preparing afternoon snacks and getting dinner started. Gran Nannies look forward to caring for your children, providing you with absolute peace-of-mind to return to work, attend social engagements or enjoy a night off. Overnights and emergency Gran Nannies are also available for unexpected engagements or major events like New Year’s Eve.
All Gran Nannies are intensively screened, trained and carry current First Aid certificates, have Working with Children Checks, Police Checks and personal nanny insurance for peace of mind.
Book now and mention Mums of the Shire to receive a 50% discount on booking fees for the month of December!
Shan’s Private Pilates Studio
New Year, New Core. Get through the silly season feeling fit and fabulous!
Shan’s Private Pilates Studio is offering gift vouchers for the whole month of December, so why not treat your loved ones or yourself to a session of private Pilates or take up a package offers which includes additional free sessions.
Bring a friend and get your sweat on with HIIT Circuit classes on the Vibrodisc and Reformer.
If you know someone who is expecting or just had a baby, Shan also offers private pre and post-natal Pilates classes. For further details and to contact Shan visit the Facebook page.
Glitter Girls Pamper Parties
Emily Blanche Hair
Emily Blanche Hair provides home or mobile hair styling for any occasion, perfect for those special times over the busy holiday and summer period. Emily loves to help people look and feel their best, adults and kids. Being a mum herself she is always more than happy to work around little ones.
Prices vary depending on style and location (starting at $50 for curls/waves and from $70 for an up-style). Emily is offering a 10% discount to anyone who mentions Mums of the Shire when booking or 25% off when two people book together.
Treasured Family Memories
Carole Diamond Photography
Give your loved ones a gift that lasts a lifetime with a family photo session.
Carole Diamond Photography is offering 25% off gift vouchers for Christmas. Order now and you will receive a beautifully presented gift voucher within 48 hours.
Carole also has a small number of weekend sessions at her Miranda studio available pre-Christmas and during school holidays, book now before it’s too late.
Sasha Faint Photography
Family Adventure Sessions with Sasha Faint Photography are an opportunity to get the whole family together to relax and have fun on a fruit-picking adventure. Sasha will discreetly capture these treasured memories while you enjoy the moment. Packages start at $565 and include a guided tour of the orchard (30 mins from Sutherland), fruit picking, honey and cider tasting, plus 20 beautifully edited images. Book now as sessions are limited. Sign up to Sasha’s mailing list and get $50 off when booking. For further details email Sasha.
Do you need a gift for someone who has everything? A family photoshoot is a gift that celebrates family, a gift that keeps on giving as the years go by and a gift that increases in personal value year after year? Kylie Petts of Wonderlight Photography, creates relaxed, fun and authentic images. She creates special afternoon sessions where the family gets to spend time together, connecting and creating beautiful moments while she captures them.
Vouchers are available to print and gift at Christmas, then the lucky recipient can contact Kylie when it’s time to arrange the session. Book a voucher and mention ‘Mums of the Shire’ to receive an additional five digital images in your package. Please contact Kylie via her website.