If you’re anything like me, you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute. We’ve all been there, frantically searching online for “cool Christmas gifts for my nephew” or fighting against traffic at a Westfield feeling completely overwhelmed. Yep. It sucks. So, I’ve compiled a bit of a list of some last minute Christmas gift ideas that are available from Australian small businesses that *should* be easy to order and have delivered in time for the big day. Who knows how postal services are handling this time of year though, to be honest. Check out these sites anyway and you may find a hidden gem that’s perfect for your bestie, your grandma or your office Secret Santa.
Mandala Moon Art
Christmas gift: Hand Drawn Artworks
Using gorgeous mandala-based drawing techniques, Mandala Moon Art creates works of art that encompass an enormous range of subjects from pop culture to celebs to animals and much more! For under $20 (with free delivery) you can bag a truly wonderful print for your art loving friend or family member. You can even request a custom design – I’m unsure as to whether it would get to you before Christmas but it wouldn’t hurt to get in touch and ask.
Here are a few examples of designs available via the Mandala Moon Art Etsy store at the moment…
Visit the Mandala Moon Art Etsy store here to pick up a creative last minute Christmas gift.
Mendles scented soy candles
christmas gift: scented candles for men
We all love a good scented candle, right? Some men may deny that they enjoy living in a house that smells nice, but Mendles have created a range that appeals to even the most scent-opposed dudes (and ladies, for that matter). The range may be marketed towards men, but these scents will work for anyone who loves the smell of beer, pizza, a nice campfire or even a juicy pepper steak. My personal favourite is the “Shat” scented candle – it’s perfect for men who are full of it.
Here are a few candles from the range available on Etsy right now…
Visit the Mendles Etsy store and pick up a Secret Santa gift for under $10 (plus shipping)!
Christmas Gift: Dice, Board Games & More
As a nerd who surrounds herself with other nerds, I’m always on the lookout for dice, board games, miniatures and other geeky gifts. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect set of gift dice to match your friend’s D&D character or a board game to play with the fam on Christmas Day, Behold Games is the place to go. As a customer myself, I can guarantee you’ll receive nothing but the best service and products.
Here are a few examples of their wares…
Check out their online store here for a bunch of geeky gift options!
Please feel free to share this post around so that we can spread the small business love! Australian stores need our support now, more than ever. Let’s buy from them so they can enjoy the holidays with their friends and families while we gift their awesome products to the ones we love.
If you have any other suggestions of Aussie small businesses to buy from this holiday season, please pop their details in the comments. If you run your own Aussie small business, share your details too!
If there’s anything I can help you with this Christmas in regards to writing (whether it be creating social media posts for your business, or proofreading a heartfelt message to your mum) please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Have a safe and happy holiday season everyone!