It’s usually this time of year that the Christmas creep appears…Mums feel desperate to find inspiration for fun, creative, unique, memorable and engaging gifts. We’ve kept this list general as there are many gifts that are suitable for different ages and stages, however we’ve highlighted those that can be found locally from our Central West businesses. You can also reference our local business members for all things you might need for Christmas on our directory as well as our ‘Shop’ page here.
1. Experiences are so 2021 this Christmas, so why not book a surprise tour with multi-award winning Country Food Trails
3. Greenwood Designs has created these beautiful gift packs so you can be an efficient Xmas shopper; great for time-poor Mums!
4. La Bella Medispa approach skincare in a very holistic way. They have created the most amazing home series here. There are so many gift products (more coming soon) to get your glow on and a gift voucher to visit one of their spas in Orange, Parkes and Canberra is a divine gift
6. With so much glorious produce heading our way like mangoes and cherries, why not send a boxed gift to loved ones you can’t be with at Christmas with Martelli Orchards
8. Visit one of the five Blowes stores across the Orange, Mudgee, Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga or go online to find stylish items to update a loved one’s wardrobe.
9. A best seller for Mums, this La Bella ‘for the love of Mum gift box’ is packed full of divine goodies and ready to go
11. There are too many stunning pieces to mention from Cint boutique’s new arrivals; on my wish list right now is this Morrison white blouse, this perfect Summer dress and my eye on these silver hoops
12. Visit CosMedic Collective in-store for gift hampers from DERMAenergy, Sothys as well as goodies such as tea, lash and brow care and more to keep you glowing through the festive season
13. Orange is a destination that many enjoy visiting, so keep Book Orange in mind as they are local experts for accomodation options around town to welcome friends and family
14. For the feminist friend in your life, this tee really pops! Designed by Maybe Mazie.
16.The Shearer’s Wife Soap are 100% handmade Australian scents; the perfect gift for an ex-pat missing the Australian bush
17. Kids between the ages of 1-6 years might delight in this picture book ‘The Boy and the Elephant‘ that has been illustrated by a local Central West artist; Freya Blackwood
18. Steeped in history with a stunning heritage property, Duntryleague is a beautiful place to enjoy a Christmas occasion out or stay in Orange, Central West
19. You could pack some bespoke, gourmet local Granudie. muesli into a hamper of healthy goodness for your fit friend, work colleague or child’s teacher; it’s completely addictive and they’ll munch their way through to the new year feeling fabulous!
20. I love clean eco-conscious products and these Made Of Fridays bottle and mug ideas are great for the work colleague, teacher or perhaps your adult child that’s just headed into the workforce
21. We’ve all missed out on so much this year, so book that romantic weekend away now as a couple’s gift to stay at the multi-award winning Lakeview luxury retreat
23. The Peisley St Gallery knows how to put on a stunning exhibition Art meets Fashion by Rebecca Ribbons and Larissa Blake is enough to inspire a special piece of art to gift for yourself to brighten any home
27. With the Mudgee Arts Precinct opening, and so many fabulous walks, cafes and cellar doors, a trip to Mudgee is a wonderful adventure for the whole family. Book some of the best accomodation with Your Innkeeper here
28. I am obsessed with this foundation which doesn’t cause my skin to breakout and feels good from CosMedic Collective
30. Orange City Centre makes a great day trip in the Central West for Christmas shopping. With Laurie Claire, Sportsgirl, Big W and more stores, kids can visit Santa, have Xmas photos too. Stay tuned for updates!
35. If you have a family member who is celebrating an occasion close to Christmas, make a splash by surprising them with one of the many personalised balloon installations that Jen’s Balloons and More can create
39. Flowers always make us happy, everyone loves flowers and you’ll be inspired by gifting an arrangement of flowers here as well as foodie surprises and more by Pick Me Flowers and Gifts
41. For the lady who has impeccable style, Greenwood Designs artist series of scarves by Australian female artists are on point
42. Pinot and Picasso run art sessions across the entire state, so why not try something new as a gift for you and a friend?
43. The most delectable pure chocolate you can find along with beautiful & fun packaging; Origin Chocolate will sort you for quick gifts or Christmas Entertaining – Loving the truffles and grazing bark
44. Pop a soothing Stress-free tea gift into a hamper, a teacher’s present, or for yourself as we all know being a Mum can be stressful at this time of year!
45. There are so many ways to dress up a wall or a space in the house like the kid’s bedrooms; speak with experts Leiarna and Joe Dunworth for smart ideas to decorate at Frame Effect
46. The perfect Christmas gift when you are not sure what to buy for someone is a candle; so many amazing fragrances from Our Town Candles like the Pomegranate Mimosa – Wow!
47. For the friend who loves to cook with asian flavours, bundle up some of these delicious Vietnamese marinades and crackle into a Xmas gourmet gift by Trang Hue
48. You do not need to spend much to bring a smile to someone’s face with these bright gifts; Janelle’s handmade soaps and succulents
49. For the golf-obsessed relative/friend, book a lesson to play on one of the best greens in NSW, and while you’re at it, some pro- equipment from the Golf Store at Duntryleague
50. Bath bombs galore, personalised Christmas decorations and more at Aunty Shan’s Bath and Body here
51. Deb the Dog Lady is always talking about how important enrichment is for dogs; check out great items here for your fur babies
52. The Yoga Room have an inspired gift for someone who has everything…Gift someone a gift voucher for Yoga classes to become inspired and motivated to move your body and other wonderful ideas…if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for 3-7yr olds that will keep them busy in the Christmas holidays? Kids Yoga Stories is a collection of recorded stories peppered with yoga poses that kids will love. Join Fiona for some educational fun over the Christmas holidays. Use this link here to book.
53. Plaster art packs can make great stocking fillers
55. A ukulele (in a bag) for 3+ years in lots of colours, contact Landers Music
56. Board Games like the popular Ticket To Ride, Catan, Imploding Kittens and more available from Games n More
58. Gift a reset to a loved one with an Infrared sauna and a detoxification package at Bree’s Own Holistic Healing
59. Make a statement with these fun tees by Maybe Mazie
61. Philippa Mitchell from the The Fitting Studio offers bespoke service by appointment and is a bra fitter and retailer for swimwear and CalmCare vests which are like a big hug for kids. Phone: 0499 991 650
62. Create a Spanish fiesta with a paella pan and stand from Essential Ingredient
63. Unearthed Homewares oozes fun and magic with so many gorgeous decorations, crackers and homewares to bring so much vibe to Christmas this year
65. Organic, uplifting beautiful drops of sparkling wine makes a great workplace party gift and gesture from See Saw Wine
68. Roadtrip Creative’s Graphic Designer Claire Fox has recently exhibited her first illustrated art collection titled ‘Mum Life’. There are 4 limited edition prints to choose from; ‘One More Paragraph Before School Pickup’, ‘Morning Tea Time’, ‘Work Called Today’ and ‘Mountains as Far as the Eye Can See’. View them here postage and free local delivery available.
69. Em is a Molong based photographer; who’s mad about capturing love. Book Em and the Wild Things for family photos that are presents everyone can treasure
71. Locally created art & gifts, workshops and gift cards by Studio on Anson are unique; like paint pouring for 8-17 year olds
72. Baby bags are high on Mum to be’s wish lists, so why not gift a ‘Pretty Brave‘ one that has literally thought of everything
74. For the many who love interiors, Parkes Decor Shoppe have the experience to help you find that particular homeware item
75. There are more ideas for Fitness and Wellbeing online classes, vouchers and memberships in our CWM directory to help a family member kickstart a healthy regime
76. For brothers, Dads, Grandads or Uncles, buy the book ‘The incredible life of Hubert Wilkins‘ is a story of the brave, bold Hubert Wilkins – Australia’s most adventurous explorer, naturalist, photographer, war hero, aviator, spy and daredevil
78. Plan for next Christmas now for that bespoke hat by Fiona Schofield Millinery
79. Jones & Smith Distillery have a range of authentically crafted spirits made in the Central West. This cherry gin makes a beautiful addition to your Christmas drinks table or gift this local and delicious Summery drop!
Other great on trend ideas…
80. Shopping for a teen in training? The latest Fitbit Charge 5 has some great features that bridge the gap between the lower and high-end models
81. Capture your special moment like your child’s birth date here
82. Play, create, connect and learn with Connetix
83. Photo Puzzles and more to order here
84. Anyone for Karaoke?
85. Bring back retro and skate it up with Impala Skates
86. Shopping for a trampoline? Here’s the 2021 choice winner!
87. Preorder now for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and more at EB Games
88. Buying an adventurous gift for the family like a tent, but not sure which one to buy? The RV5 touring tent is an excellent choice; easy to put up, sturdy in the rain and sleeps 5 people. For a family of 4-5, an equally good choice is the Wanderer Nightfall Dome Tent has a three bedroom design which means you could use the middle room for luggage
91. Keep kids and adults cosy on movie night with an Oodie, loads of designs and sale coming soon
92. Be festive without feeling fuzzy, with these fun bright delicious AF, Sugar-free drinks from Monday Distillery
95 . Make a splash with these inflatables; there’s something for everyone in the garden, the pool or for the beach
96. Huge range of Scooters from Scooter Hut for every age 1+ and you won’t be stuck for choice
97. Buy Dad the best for his workouts with a Theragun PRO
98. Kris Kringle ideas for unisex presents are Happy Socks; for every personality as well as practical
99. Pig & Pilgrim artisan charcoal bbqs are amazing and will thrill those who love their fire and cooking
100. For vinyl lovers, check out some essential vinyl to build that collection
Happy Christmas Shopping!