When you’ve got a list as long as your arm of gifts to buy, where do you start?
Initially, it might seem daunting to come up with gift ideas for your aunt, uncle, brother, sister, niece, nephew, mum, dad, son, daughter…but we think the best place to start is your local community and that can alleviate a lot of your shopping pains!
The Sutherland Shire is full of small and local businesses brimming with brilliant Christmas gifts on offer.
We’ve put together a list of several thoughtful gift ideas, which mums of the Shire can purchase in a neighbourhood not too far from your own.
tscudo – sun protective tops
After a scary brush with cancer, Simon decided to start ‘tscudo’- a sustainable shield designed to protect you from the elements. Tscudo swim shirts not only enable people to cover up fashionably, but the fabric is also made from 100% recycled plastic. The material is sun protective, offers UPF50+ protection, blocks UVA and UVB rays, plus it stretches, is lightweight, breathable and dries quickly. Perfect in the water and on land, these tops are a real win for both your skin and the environment.
The range includes children’s and adult sizes so you can gift these to your loved ones for Christmas no matter what their age.
Tscudo invites you to look after your skin, your community and enjoy the journey! Browse their complete range of swim and sun protective tops on the tscudo website and follow their evolution on the tscudo Facebook and Instagram pages.
Vuly – Kids’ Play Equipment
Need a big ticket item to delight the kids in your life this Christmas? Look no further than the hard-wearing, play-inspiring range at Vuly.
From the most durable trampolines on the market, to unique swing sets, monkey bars, bikes and basketball systems, Vuly products are not just great gifts, they are an investment that will improve your child’s coordination, imagination, physical fitness, strength and determination.
Explore the full exciting and ever-changing range on the Vuly website now to give a gift that your kids will love and use regularly for years to come.
Pop Up Desks – Dress Up Rack
Meet the latest addition to the Pop Up Desks range – The Junior Dress Up Rack! Spoil your little ones this Christmas with this unique statement piece for nurseries, playrooms, or bedrooms. Nurture your child’s mind as they start to explore the many wonders of play.
Featuring a hanging rack, three shelves and base platform (perfect for shoes), this Montessori inspired design is perfect for open ended play, nurturing independence and let’s your little ones personalise their space.
Pop Up Desks – Summer Play Set
Designed for fun, The Summer Play Set by Pop Up Desks is the perfect solution for a playroom, children’s room or casual space. Perfect for learning, craft, LEGO or even meal times, this versatile kids set is made from high quality MDF with an easy to clean laminate finish.
The Summer Play Set comes with four stools + table in the sweetest colours; Lemon Sorbet, Blueberry, Bubble Gum & Strawberry
The Summer Play Set is suitable for children up to the age of 6.
The Bridal Bar – Skin-loving products
The Bridal Bar is an award-winning, Caringbah-based beauty salon. It has an abundance of useful and beautiful products that would make welcomed gifts or stocking fillers from brands including Dr Spiller, Ahava, Wella, Vani-T and Harlotte, just to name a few. The friendly team at The Bridal Bar is always on hand to help you pick the perfect gift for your loved ones (or yourself!).
Not sure what to get? A gift voucher at The Bridal Bar allows your gift-recipient to select from The Bridal Bar’s long list of services and is an easy way to ensure they walk away totally chuffed, having gotten exactly what they wanted.
Event Cinemas – Movie Gift Card
Give movies this Christmas, with an Event Cinemas Movie Gift Card!
No matter who you’re buying for this year, this is the perfect Christmas gift. Whether you need a $20 stocking stuffer for the kids, or a luxurious ultimate Gold Class experience for their grandparents.
With an exciting line up of movies in 2022, they’ll have plenty of options when redeeming their vouchers or gift cards including House of Gucci, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, The Addams Family 2, The Batman, Downton Abbey 2, Top Gun: Maverick, John Wick 4, Jurassic World: Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru to name a few.
Gift cards are valid for 3 years, and are available now at Event Cinemas Miranda or online at eventcinemas.com.au
Keep your hands free and simplify your life with LOUVE. The ultimate solution for multi-tasking mum’s and the perfect gift for your mum, sister, friend or husband!
Louve’s functional and stylish corded phone accessories enable you to slow down, carry your baby and keep your phone accessible at the same time!
Until Christmas, you can buy one Bundle (a phone case with cord package) and get one extra Bundle for free! Simply use the code MUMSOFTHESHIRE.
Avalon Bebe – Personalised Baby Blankets
The most awesome gift to keep cosy in, this personalised knitted blanket is a must-have!
Generously sized at 100cm x 110cm, the Avalon Bebe Original Cot Blanket is a timeless gift for babies to sleep in, play on, or for tots to cuddle into. Designed locally, these stunning personalised blankets can be ordered one day and sent out on the very next business day – or if they are going to the Sutherland Shire can usually be hand delivered the following day. Now that’s a speedy turnaround! Available in four colours and made from beautiful quality 100% cotton, these knitted blankets are printed with your bub’s initial.
To make your purchase even more special, Avalon Bebe donates $1 from every blanket sold to the Starlight children’s foundation. Plus you receive FREE shipping Australia-wide, SO GOOD!
Check out these beautiful gift ideas on the Avalon Bebe website.
Sunday Club – Wellness Products
Sunday Club is a beautiful, local Australian small business that stocks mindful wellness and beauty products, ceramics and an adorable collection of lounge wear for your babes.
Their gorgeous range provides perfect gift ideas for mamas and sisters or just the slow-living lovers who appreciate high quality & stylish products that make you feel good.
Browse their complete range on the Sunday Club website.
James Lane – Tasteful Homewares
Do you know a decor-lover? You’ve come to the right place! James Lane offers an enormous range of homewares to suit every style of home.
Their available products include candles, cushions, bowls and baskets, pots and vases, mirrors, throw covers and more. If you can decorate with it, you’ll find it here!
If you haven’t yet ticked off everyone on your Christmas list, be sure to browse the Mums of the Shire local business directory where you’ll find even more wonderful gift ideas that you can purchase locally and support the Shire.