Our Secret Santa Guide
It’s about time the festive season arrived, and this year has us feeling extra Santa-mental, so here is our local, sustainable guide so you can avoid the Kmart queues and support those smaller businesses this year.
1. The Funky Sock Co. https://www.funkysockco.com.au/
We think at least one person in an office or family receives socks over Christmas, so if that’s your go-to, check out ‘The Funky Sock Co.’ They use 100% sustainable bamboo and work with local artists to bring their designs to life. They are also UV protective and biodegradable.
Bubble O' Bill Funky Socks, $17.95
2. Biome https://www.biome.com.au/
Perfect for last minute gifts, Biome offers Australia’s best range of eco and planet friendly gifts and kits. Founder Tracey Bailey created Biome after visiting the endangered orangutans in Indonesia 20 years ago, and today employs over 100 people online and in store. Their ‘Lil’ Bit Bee Seed Bombs’ (pictured) are filled with flower seeds that will blossom and feed your little backyard bee friends.
Seed Bombs, $12.00 https://www.biome.com.au/gardening-gifts/18483-lil-bit-bee-seed-bombs.html
Australian Banksia Pod Tree Decoration, $17.95 https://www.biome.com.au/green-christmas/9455-banksia-pod-hanging-decoration.html
Home to over 100 small local retailers, VEND offers featured collections such as vintage collectables, artwork, décor and more.
A4 Koala Print, $20.00 https://vend-market-place.myshopify.com/collections/art/products/a4-koala-print
Rose Gold Cactus Ring Holder, $24.00https://vend-market-place.myshopify.com/collections/jewellery-accessories/products/cactus-ring-holder
4. The Plant Lounge https://www.theplantlounge.com.au/
Sourcing new plants weekly, this boutique nursery has a range of sustainable indoor plants, pots, stands, offers workshops, and much more. They also stock local ceramicists artwork.