Christmas Gift Guide

Want a way to support our mates out west? Well the easiest way to do this is to buy and support rural businesses. With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to get your Christmas shopping sorted! I’ve done the hard work for you and put together a Christmas gift guide with some of my favourite bush businesses. All these businesses offer online shopping so make sure you make the post of all their beautiful products. Happy Shopping!

The Boundary Gate 

Location: Cloncurry, QLD

Located in Cloncurry in North-West Queensland, The Boundary Gate is the epitome of elegance in a desolate landscape. The owner, Jen, has a flair for style and has perfectly curated a range of homewares, fashion and children’s goods. 

My top pick is: 

  • Etikette Luxury Candles (starting at $29.00) – Australian made, soy candles in a range of scents. The ‘Cloncurry’ scent of Lavendar and Ylang Ylang is a personal fave. 

Gifts at Teacup 

Location: Roma, QLD

This hidden gem in the main street of Roma is a treasure trove for beautiful products. If you’re lucky enough to visit it in the flesh, make sure you allow at least half an hour to wander its beautiful displays.  

My top pick is: 

  • Earrings, earrings, earrings! I have visited this shop ‘in person’ and it took all of my self-control to only purchase 1 pair of earrings.

Charlottes Nest 

Location: Charleville, QLD

I have a sentimental attachment to this shop as it’s in the town where my Dad grew up. The grapevine has told me they have the best coffee in town. 

My top pick is: 

  • Coffee Table Book – What does a farmer look like? By Kim Storey ($69.95). Hit two birds with one stone by purchasing from a rural business AND supporting a rural author. Kim Storey debunks the traditional stereotype of a farmer, one beautifully captured photo at a time. 

Wattle I Gift 

Location: Toowoomba, QLD

Jo, the mastermind behind Wattle I Gift, curates beautiful gift boxes sourced entirely from rural makers, creators and growers. Starting at $55, there is a box for any occasion. 

The Drawing Board Boutique 

Location: Blackall, QLD

If you’re ever passing through Blackall in Central West QLD, make sure you drop into The Drawing Board, grab a coffee and browse their beautiful collection. If you’re not travelling west, their online store is the next been thing. 

My top pick is: 

  • Their extensive range of linen dresses. My personal favourite is the Pippa. On a completely random note – I saw the Pippa dress on their Instagram page earlier in the year. I then planned my next trip to the North-West entirely around driving through Blackall at a time that The Drawing Board being open, so I could purchase the Pippa dress. 

Lime Tree Cottage 

Location: Roma, QLD

Sustainability meets outback at Lime Tree Cottage. Lime Tree Cottage offers a range of sustainable and holistic products and meets every wannabe hippies or eco-warriors need. 

My top pick is: 

  • Apiary Made Beeswax Wraps ($20-40). These little gems are a MUST HAVE in any kitchen. They are the environmentally friendly, re-useable version of gladwrap and are totally worth the investment. 

The Outback Pantry 

Location: Deniliquin, NSW

The sister to Lime Tree Cottage (Literally!), The Outback Pantry strives to provide consumers with high quality products with an emphasis on Australian owned and made. 

My Top Pick: 

  • The owner, Ellie, curates a range of gift bundles to fit any budget and save you some $$. On their website, simply click ‘gift bundles’. 

Local is Lovely

Now, this last one’s a little different. Local is Lovely is a blog run by the beautiful Sophie Hansen from her property 4 hours west of Sydney. Sophie’s blog is “a collection of recipes and resources for people who love supporting their farmers by sourcing, sharing and celebrating good seasonal and local food.”. Sophie has also written a beautiful cookbook called ‘A Basket by the Door’ (which is at the top of my Christmas wishlist) filled with hearty recipes that are good for the soul.

If you need some more inspiration, the instagram account @buyfromthebush showcases a plethora or rural businesses and is your one stop shop for your gifts this Christmas season.

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