15 local gifts to give this Christmas

Where does the time go? Only 20 days till Christmas! To make sure you support and shop local, here's the perfect list (in no particular order) of locally produced goods. 

1. Eco Tan
Eco Tan is the brain child of Gold Coast local Sonya Driver, an inspiring entrepreneur bringing us Australia's first Certified Organic Tanning & Body Care Range. All products smell amazing and, best of all, are good for your skin.

2. Campbell and Moss
Campbell and Moss is an Australian skin care company offering a potent oxygen based product targeting acne, cellulite, stretch marks and psoriasis. Founded by former model and Gold Coast local, Kirra Galea, this product will leave your skin glowing.

3. Lokoa
The Gold Coast based bohemian fashion label specialises in exotic handmade leather bags, wallets and clothing inspired by local designer Brie Shinn’s love of travel and exploring. The colourful and unique pieces resemble every bolt and creative women’s wanderlust - a must have gift for the ladies, gents, take note!

4. Moana Bikini
There's no such thing as owning too many bikinis. If you want to make some brownie points this Christmas, check out this local lifestyle brand, specialising in exclusive, premium, designer swimwear utilizing high-quality materials and distinctive styles and prints.

5. Myra Swim
Another local swimwear brand is Myra Swim by Bianca Elouise.  Inspired by the sun, surf and the sea and the idea to create a swimwear line for curvier women, Bianca has reached an international following including customers such as Kim Kardashian and model Emily Ratajkowski.

6. Salt Leather Co.
Salt Leather Co. produce an organic range of genuine leather and cowhide products , handcrafted from only the most luxe leathers. The high-quality wallets and handbags are sure to bring a smile to every girl this Christmas.

7. Violet Gray
Violet Gray is not your ordinary jewellery label. Each piece is handmade with one intention, to encompass power, inspire and cultivate meaning.

8. Wild Heart Jewellery
Wild Heart Jewellery is a mother/daughter duo designing bohemian chic jewellery, portraying their love for road trips, travel and freedom.

9. Beach House Designer Candles
This Burleigh Heads based boutique brings you the perfect Chrissy present, hand poured high quality soy candles at a price that allows them to be enjoyed every single day.

10. Olas Supply Co.
Brand new on the local business scene is the street wear label Olas Supply Co. Influenced by the love of travelling, Olas Supply offer fashion designs for him and her, motivated by adventures along the coast of central and south America.

11. Black Hops
The guys from Black Hops brew some of the Gold Coast's tastiest beers but they don't stop at that. Their recent release of their book "Operation Brewery, the story of Black Hops" is the perfect gift for any beer lover and aspiring brewer.

12. Valley Eyewear
The premium fashion eyewear label by Australian designer Michael Crawley is sure to make anyone look sharp this summer.

13. The Wall Creative
The duo behind The Wall Creative, David and Heidi, created a  humble little studio where big dreams are dreamt and ideas come to life - home decor at its best.

14. Willow and the little Gypsies
Cassandra Coopers children fashion label is a well known term amongst Gold Coast families. Why? Because their cute designs are ideal for free-spirited little people living within the beachy culture of the Gold Coast.

15. Hand
Hand or Have A Nice Day is a small batch, family business, making low-tech old-fashioned children's toys on the Gold Coast. The parts are cut locally then prepared and hand finished by owner, father and designer Jake Diaz - the perfect gift for the little ones.


Still undecided? Check out one of these boutique shops specialising in local gifts:

Good Time Trader
Shop 2/37 Tallebudgera Creek Road, West Burleigh

Trader Trove
22 Christine Ave, Miami

Sean Scott Boutique
21c James Street, Burleigh Heads

The Freedom State
4/64 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Mad Hueys
12/50 James St, Burleigh Heads

Gold Coast Markets
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By Louisa von Ingelheim