A Geelong Christmas Gift Guide- buy from and support local small businesses.

 In Family Friendly, Local Business, Local Spotlight

Looking for some Christmas gift ideas?

Here at Geelong Living Plus, we believe in the importance of supporting our local Geelong small businesses and the Geelong community.

We are very excited to share with you our selection of great gift ideas in our Geelong Christmas Gift Guide – supporting local small businesses.

Sit back, relax and have a read through our blog- and please share amongst your friends and family so that we can celebrate and support our local business and community. 

If you would like to become a part of our Geelong Living Plus Business Family and have your business listed and promoted in our online business and community directory, contact us via email here, via Facebook or Instagram. We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

C&M Creations

A Geelong business offering a range of grazing tables and edible gift boxes.

What kind of gift can I purchase?

C&M Creations recommend purchasing one of their edible gift boxes.
The gift boxes come in small and large sizes. Both are available in sweet and savoury. As the customer, you are able to choose customised fillings. The large box is also available as a brunch option. Small gift boxes are available for $50 while large gift boxes are $100.

Who are these gifts suitable for?

Mothers, Fathers, In- laws, Employers, Teachers and Young Adults…for everyone really!

C&M Creations will be accepting orders for their gift boxes via Facebook here, Instagram or email. Please note that the cut off date for orders is 18 December 2019.
Find out more about C&M Creations and how to get in touch in our Geelong Living Plus online directory listing here.

Billie & Flynn

A Geelong business offering a gorgeous range of organic cotton and dye clothing, accessories and Bamboo clothing perfect for babies and toddlers.

What kind of gifts can I purchase?

Jack and Jill Kit ($26.95)- A practical and beautiful eco- friendly gift suitable for any newborn or baby with their first teeth. Made out of natural ingredients and BPA and PVC Free. The kit includes a mouth rinse cup, toothbrush and toothpaste and a tooth keeper pouch for any wobbly teeth to then be left out for the tooth fairy.

Re- play:  A range of vibrant dinnerwear for babies and toddlers. A  splash of colour during meal time will make any toddler want to finish all their food. This product is dishwasher safe and BPA free as well as being environmentally friendly. Prices range from $3 to $23.

Ro- Sham- Bo Sunglasses- an amazing range of colours to choose from aimed at 0- 4 years plus. These sunglasses are bendable, BPA free and polarised which are perfect for sensitive eyes. Prices start from $34.95.

Who are these gifts suitable for?

Billie and Flynn recommends that these gifts will be perfect for expecting parents, and those parents with newborns and toddlers aged up to 4 years.

How can I purchase or order?

All product details are listed on Billie and Flynn’s website here

Free delivery is available at check out to the Geelong and Lara regions.

Make sure to use code Geelongliving at checkout to receive 10% off your order. Code expires on 25 December 2019.
Find out more about Billie & Flynn and how to get in touch in our Geelong Living Plus online directory listing here.

A Treat 4 Me

A Treat 4 Me are a Geelong business specialising in gourmet artisan gift hampers featuring the Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine’s finest boutique producers. Their hampers are filled with local goodies which supports our local community.

What kind of gift can I purchase? 

A Treat 4 Me  have gift hampers for all occasions from Christmas,  baby, birthday’s, thank you, just because, and more. They assist our corporate friends to say thank you to their valued clients and gifts to showcase our region’s products.There’s a great selection of products including relishes, biscuits, chocolates, wine, candles and much more. Gluten free, organic and vegan products are also available.We take the stress out of gift giving making it easy for you. Gift wrapped ready to go with free local delivery.  All hampers are carefully packed by Kareena with care and attention to detail. Hampers are available at a range of price points to suit your needs.

Who are these gifts suitable for?

Mums, Dads, Employers and Employees, Teachers, Family members, Loved ones living interstate or overseas. 

How can I purchase or order?

Gift hampers can be purchased online here or alternatively call Kareena directly on Ph: 0417503974 to personalise your gift hamper, keeping your budget in mind.Make sure to use the code AT4M- GLP to receive a 10% discount code on your order.

Find out more about A Treat 4 Me and how to get in touch in our Geelong Living Plus online directory listing here.

 

 

Carolyn B Photography

Carolyn B Photography is a Geelong business offering photography services for individuals, families and groups. 

What kind of gift can I purchase?
Carolyn B Photography is inviting you to book in for Christmas for mini- photo shoots at the Geelong Waterfront. Available in black and white or colour.

What is the cost?
$50.00 for five digital photographs in black and white or colour.

Who is this gift suitable for?
Families, couples, children, grandparents, individuals.

How can I purchase or order?

To enquire or make a booking, contact Carolyn on 0409 930 844. This offer ends on 24 December 2019. Find out more about Carolyn B Photography in our Geelong Living Plus online directory listing here. 

Jade and May

Jade and May are a Geelong business offering a range of luxurious sleepwear, accessories and gifts for women.

What kind of gifts can I purchase?

Jade and May Linen Pajama Collection – for Women; these can be purchased as separates or as a set. Wear them to bed, as loungewear or even to the beach.

Jade and May Linen Kimono Bathrobe- for Women; these feature a classic cut and made from a high quality, luxurious and sustainable linen. 

Jade and May Textured 100% Cotton Kimono Bathrobe- for Women; Soft, elegant and made from a pure, breathable cotton- this kimono is easy to wear and easy to love. 

What is the cost? 

Prices start from $75.00.

Who is this gift suitable for?

For women- Mum, Sister, Aunt, Daughter, Friend

How can I purchase or order?

Purchases can be made online here . Please note online delivery cut- off date is 18 December 2019. Click and collect or in store purchases at 17a Rutland St, Newtown until close of business on 24 December 2019.

Jade and May are hosting a Christmas Shopping Night Instore on Friday 29 November 2019. This will take place from 5pm until 8pm with wine, grazing platters and flash sales.

Find out more about Jade and May in our online directory listing here.

Geelong Natural Therapies

Geelong Natural Therapies is a Geelong business offering a range of therapeutic massage therapies to help you regain your health and wellbeing. Shayne Sullivan established this business almost 20 years ago as a place for allied health and natural therapies to work together. Shayne also spends time working at the University Hospital in the Oncology Ward and Intensive Care Unit. 

What kind of gift can I purchase?

Spoil someone special with a gift voucher which allows them to choose from a range of therapeutic massage therapies. These include Bowen technique, Dry needling, Emmett technique, Lymphatic drainage, Oncology massage, Pregnancy care, Reflexology, Remedial massage and Sports massage. Find out more about the services Geelong Natural Therapies offer online here.

Who are these gifts suitable for?

This gift is suitable for a wide range of people including; Mum’s, Dad’s family members, Friend’s, Employees, Employer, Teacher.

How can I purchase or order?

Gift vouchers can be purchased by calling Geelong Natural Therapies directly on 03 5222 8766.

Make sure to use code GNT-GLP for 10% off your purchase.

Find out more about Geelong Natural Therapies in our online directory listing here.


Third Secret

Third Secret are a Geelong business creating  handmade, artisan products including bath and body products. 

What kind of gifts can I purchase and what is the cost?

Tiny Gift Box of 4 Soaps- a selection of 4 Third Secret soaps beautifully packaged in a bamboo box for the keeping.

Cost: $30

Little Gift Box of Soap Blend and Candle- a little gift of a hand picked Soap bar, Aromatherapy Basic balance Blend and a hand rolled Beeswax Candle beautifully packaged in a Bamboo box for the keeping.

Cost:$27

Little gift box of a hand picked Soap Bar, Bath Bomb and Bath Salts beautifully packaged in a Bamboo box for the keeping.

Cost: $23

Who are these gifts suitable for?

These gifts are perfect for teachers, mums, mother- in -laws and basically everyone.

How can I purchase or order?

Gifts can be purchased online here but get in quick to ensure plenty of time for a Christmas delivery. The cut off date is Friday 6th of December.

Third Secret will also be attending the Lethbridge CFA twilight Christmas party at the Recreation Reserve on the 20th December 2019 for those of you needing that last minute gift. The market runs from 6pm until 8pm.

Find out more about Third Secret in our Geelong Living Plus online directory listing here. 


Hooray Hoop

Hooray Hoop is a Geelong business specialising in Illustration Embroidery Art.

What kinds of gifts can I purchase?

Australian Native Plants Embroidery Art- a beautiful bright and bubbly 3D looking embroidery art

Happy Cacti Embroidery Art- a super cute cacti in the pot that will leave a smile on the face of your loved one.

Hooray Hoop DIY Kit- a perfect gift for your loved one who is always looking for something to keep them busy and a new project.

What is the cost?

Prices start from $35

Who are these gifts suitable for?

Hooray Hoop recommends their embroidery arts are great for anyone who enjoys something unique and simple. Also perfect for family and friends who areenjoy their gardens and Australian plants.

How can I purchase or order?

These gifts can be purchased online here. All DIY kits are also available for purchase from the National Wool Museum Geelong- open seven days a week.

Hooray Hoop will also be attending Piccadilly Market on Sunday 8 December 2019 from 9:30am until 3pm. They will also be at the Torquay Cowrie Market on Sunday 15 December 2019 from 10am – 3pm.

Please use code PICKUP when purchasing online for pick up by appointment in Belmont or Anglesea- this will save you $8.95 in postage.

Ripple Effect Gifts

Ripple Effect Gifts are a Geelong business specialising in gift hampers with product items sourced locally from Geelong and Ballarat.

What kind of gift can I purchase?

Ripple Effect Gifts offer the option to ‘build your own hamper’ using locally sourced products from the Geelong and Ballarat regions with our extensive food, beverage, beauty and gift range. 

There is also a selection of ready- made hampers available for quick and easy checkout. These include Christmas theme hampers.

What is the cost?

Christmas Hamper (small) from $90

Christmas Hamper (large) from $130

Build your own hampers- prices dependent on contents chosen for hamper.

Who are these gifts suitable for? 

Ripple Effect Gifts recommend their Christmas hampers will suit absolutely everyone- in particular those who are ‘hard to buy for” or who ‘have everything’.

How can I purchase or order?

Order hampers online here. Same day weekday delivery is available for orders placed before 10 am, with Saturday delivery available by prior arrangement.  Final pre-Christmas deliveries will take place on Sunday 22 December, 2019.

Hopscotch Cookies

Hopscotch Cookies is a Geelong business offering a range of beautiful and delicious cookies and biscuits.

What gifts can I purchase? 

Hopscotch Cookies offers a range of custom cookies in vanilla or gingerbread. They have Reindeer Platter cookies as well as Christmas Tree platter cookies available in two sizes. This is in addition to the  normal offering of boxed or unboxed options.

There is also a wide range of paint your pen cookies which are perfect Christmas Stocking fillers and allow children to paint their cookie using the paint palette and brush provided. All they need is water. 

What is the cost?

Single cookies start from $3.50. Prices for larger packs can be discussed.

Who are these gifts suitable for? 

Friends, family members, kids, teachers, employers. 

How can I purchase or order? 

Please order via our Facebook page here or Instagram. Orders must be in prior to 15 December 2019 to ensure availability and delivery. A small delivery fee may be charged depending on location. 

Hopscotch Cookies will also be attending the Drysdale Wellness Market on 8 December 2019. 

 

Sweet & Petite Baby Boutique

Sweet and Petite Baby Boutique are a Geelong based business creating beautiful clothing and accessories for your baby. All items are created with love and attention to detail and custom designed uniquely for the customer. Sweet and Petite Baby Boutique specialise in tutus, tutu dresses, personalised sets and matching accessories.

What kind of gifts can I purchase? 

Christmas Baubles- $10

“Never Forgotten” Rememberance Bauble- bauble is 8cm iridescent glass filled with glitter.

Personalised Baubles and Baby’s First Christmas Babuble are also available- all baubles are gift boxed.

Christmas Bodysuits/ Tops- from $18

Make this Christmas extra special with an exclusive Christmas bodysuit or top- there are many to choose from; some are sweet, some are fun and some are super sparkly. Personalised options available. Available up to size 5. 

Christmas Outfits- from $50

Go all out this year with complete Christmas set. Party ready and perfect for Santa photos. Sets include tutu, top and hairclip/headband. Available up to size 5.

Who are these gifts suitable for? 

Family gifts, Kris Kringle, 1st Christmas, Memorial/ Keepsake

How can I purchase or order?

Orders can be through direct message on Facebook here or Instagram. Alternatively, purchases can be made at local markets. Sweet and Petite Baby Boutique will be attending the Geelong Waterfront Market on Sunday 1 December 2019, Torquay Cowrie Market on Sunday 15 December 2019
and Portarlington Lions Market on Sunday 29 December 2019.

Sweet and Petite Baby Boutique offer free local pick- up (Leopold) or postage is available at an extra cost.

Sweet and Petite Baby Boutique are offering our Geelong Living Plus readers of this blog, the following special: Personalised bodysuit and bauble set for $25- expires on 15 December 2019 or unless sold out prior.

Oh My Designs

Inspired by their love of art and travel, Oh My Designs are a local business creating modern vintage- style posters capturing iconic locations across Geelong, Melbourne, The Bellarine, Surf Coast and beyond.

What gifts can I purchase?

A range of modern vintage style posters which aim to help capture a feeling, a memory and the love of a place and time. Wide range of locations across Geelong, The Bellarine and Melbourne. 

The posters are available to suit any budget with a wide range of sizes. The posters can be purchased framed or unframed. Prices from $40.

Who are these gifts suitable for? 

These posters make a unique and personalised gift for colleagues, friends and family of all ages. Also a perfect gift for visiting family and friends over the holidays. 

How can I purchase or order?

Posters can be ordered online here. The cut off date for Christmas orders is 15 December 2019. Purchases can also be made at the following markets: Barwon Heads (30 November, 14 December and 21 December 2019), Point Lonsdale (8 December 2019), and Torquay Cowrie Market on 15 December 2019.


Oh My Designs are offering Geelong Living Plus readers of this blog, and exclusive 10% online discount valid until 15 December 2019. Please apply coupon code: GLP-19 at check out.

Bella Fresco Beauty and Health

Bella Fresco Beauty and Health are a Geelong business stocking a variety of health and beauty products. 

What gifts can I purchase?

Epoch Hand Cream Set- these Essential oil Hand Creams merge multi- nourishing ingredients and essential oils to provide lasting nourishment to your skin. The four fragrances include Lemon, Vanilla, Lavender and Ylang Ylang and leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. Cost: $76 plus postage.

Whitening Toothpaste- available in flouride or flouride free. Brighten and whiten your smile, working to remove surface stains while providing anti- plaque protection. Cost: $25 plus postage.

Lumispa- just 2 minutes for 7 skin benefits- this award winning dual action deep cleansing device will have you looking forward to your skin care routine morning and night. Cost: $428 plus postage. 

Who are these gifts suitable for?

These gifts are suitable for wives/ partners, sisters, aunties, grandmothers, friends,  teacher, employer. 

How can I purchase or order? 

Find out more about products available on the website here. Contact Nat via email or Facebook and mention this blog post to receive a 15% discount link on your order. 

Find out more about Bella Fresco Beauty and Health in our Geelong Living Plus online business directory here. 

 

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