With only just over a month to go until Xmas you’re either one of two people, the type of person who has most of the Xmas shopping done (maybe even wrapped!) with a carefully thought out list of the last few items to get.
You have no idea! A little idea. You’re freaking out about time, money, effort required. Just reading this is stressing you out. BREATHE….AHHHH….Repeat after me, “everything will be OK”.
No secret I love small business, so I’ve searched and found cute gifts under $20. You don’t need to spend heaps of money to show you love and care.
FOR BABIES :
Dougie Organics Teething toy – Made with European Beech wood and finished with a Certified Organic Beeswax & Olive Oil Polish made in Australia. (Phillip Island) . I love the fox of course! $18.95
Buy here : https://www.dougieorganic.com.au/products/eco-wood-teether?variant=28695666438
‘Love the Mumma’ has lots of gorgeous things for Mums and Bubs, it was hard to just pick one to share with you. Light up pear – Pink pear night light. Doesn’t get hot if your toddler is inquisitive. $15
Find them here : https://www.lovethymumma.com.au/collections/sale/products/copy-of-light-up-pear-pink
FOR KIDS :
Tinta handmade crayons. When I found these guys on Facebook I squealed with Joy. All natural, no nasties, handmade, Australian made. There is a list of physical stores on their website or you can purchase through etsy. My little girl will be getting some of these for her birthday in January. $15.95
Buy these here : https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TintaCrayons?ref=l2-shopheader-name
‘The Happy Me Shop’ is brilliant. It has a range of toys for sensory issues, anxiety, autism, stress, and developing problem solving skills.
I had to include this fishing game, all my kids have had something similar $10
This plus more fab stuff found here : http://www.thehappymeshop.com.au/collections/products/products/magnetic-fishing-game
‘Hedgehog Hefting’ is a cute way to teach children about the weight of objects. Comes in it’s own pouch and explains the activity. These are designed by a teacher. At a cost of $18.95 I thought it was a bargain and would keep a curious child busy for hours. Flying Sprout is a small business in Brisbane. All of their activities look fun and educational. https://www.facebook.com/flyingsprout/?fref=
Hedgy goodness plus other educational kits here :https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/472058739/busy-bag-hedgehog-hefting-activity-kit?ref=related-4
Skater wall print $5. Doherty Design do a delightful range of skate prints for the skater boy or girl in your life. A bargain at $5, grab a cheap frame and this easily comes under the $20 price range. Another small Aussie business.
For Mums, Aunts, Nans, Sisters or anyone who loves a little Mindfulness, but needs a little organising . You can print this mindfulness planner over and over. I love that you can personalise this gift, decorate the folder, pop it in a gift box.
mindfulness planner $14.95 http://mindfulnessplanner.com/
Women and teen girls
Poesie Handmade – Cute fabric covered earrings $10 I have a few pairs and these are cute and fun to go with any outfit. Bargain, handmade and Australian made. Supporting small business. My faves are the rose gold and the denim.
Toucan bay totes – Medium size $19.95 These bags are perfect for the beach or a picnic, can be hosed out!! Features a large zip pocket and a key hook, brilliant, no searching for keys at the bottom of the bag. Another small Aussie business.
These plus larger sizes can be found here : https://www.toucanbay.com.au/
For the crafty among us. I love handmade stuff, It brings a special kind of joy to me to know someone spent time on making me something unique. Check these out if you love to make things…
X stitch patterns under $10
Printable wine labels $5 Most of us have a bottle or two sitting in the back of the cupboard right? Maybe not me LOL
Lemon Sugar Scrub – All the information to make this plus FREE PRINTABLE LABELS. I heart naptime is an awesome website with loads of free printable and ideas for making lovely gifts. No need to spend the big bucks
So, need more help or ideas? Feel free to send me a message. Remember Christmas isn’t about buying the most expensive gift. It’s about being heartfelt, loving and giving. A little thought and attention goes a long way.
Just Wingin’ it
Some great discoveries there jazz, thankyou i have a few ideAs now xx
Beth | AlmostPosh.com says
Excellent picks – and bargains too! Everyone wins.
Thanks, great article.