Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re like me and really dislike the christmas busyness and want to avoid all the crowds, I have the perfect way for you to shop.
My guidelines around buying presents is that they must be eco friendly, local, sustainable and as much zero waste as possible. I also love buying gifts that are informative and useful and a bit quirky.
So this morning I did a little bit of shopping online from local businesses who are doing awesome things for the people and the planet. And I wanted to share with you who they are just incase you would like to buy your friends and family members presents that are good for the environment and fun for the receivers.
The first one is: SPIRAL GARDEN
A family-run, Tasmanian-based online retail business, specialising in environmentally-friendly toys, quality art and craft supplies, gardening tools, books and inspiring gifts made from renewable materials. They also run workshops and e-courses in permaculture, celebrating our local environment. Spiral Gardens emphasis is on quality products that are made with love and care for the environment, as well as experiences that seek to connect and educate while spending time in nature, hence our motto: “play, nature’s way…”
These guys have an amazing online shop. Here is their website link – Have fun shopping
The second local business that I love is CARA EDWARDS DESIGN
Cara is an amazing women! So creative and quirky. I love her! A graphic designer, a mad potter and a primary school garden teacher based in Hobart, Tasmania. Cara works on a freelance basis and loves collaborating with local/ethical/small-scale businesses and organisations. With qualifications in horticulture and permaculture has given Cara’s work a unique perspective – her approach is unpretentious and she aims to create genuine, simple and positive designs.
I love how Cara designs products that are practical and fun. She has a great range of cards, posters, badges representing Mother Earth. Seriously in love with her work. I can’t tell you what I bought as the person I bought for maybe reading this post. Hehe.
But here is what I love. How cool are these badges?! If you would like to shop this christmas with Cara here is the website link
The third local business I love is GOOD LIFE PERMACULTURE
Good Life Permaculture’s approach to life is centered around the concept of radical homemaking. They place their home and community at the core of everything they do in order to create what they feel is a a good life.
Hannah Moloney and her partner Anton Vikstrom (and little Frida Maria) are busy applying their skills in permaculture and sustainability in their our home and their community since they arrived in Tasmania in mid 2012. They are extremely passionate, hard working people, dedicated to fostering a resilient world to live in, now and for future generations.
Hannah has jut released some permaculture educational t.towels. Which I am totally in love with. This hits my christmas present buying to a tee. Practical, educational, fun and waste free.
For more shopping head here to Good Life’s website
And number four of one of my favourite local businesses. KYLIE ANNA CREATIONS
Well there you have it. Four of my favourite local businesses doing great stuff for us and the environment. Make this christmas a stress free one. Go and grab a nice cup of tea, pop on some relaxing music and in the comfort of your own home you can go shopping.
And you know what is also awesome, you’re doing something good, actually GREAT!!!! You’re making conscious steps to living well, helping your friends and family live consciously and mindfully and you’re supporting local businesses. What a great christmas! Well done you!
Please let me know what you end up buying. Have fun shopping