Need a bit of help Christmas shopping for your kids in Adelaide? Here’s a few of our favourite local businesses, brands and products we’ve tried out this year. Lots of toys for indoor and outdoor play, useful gifts for teens and tweens and even something for us mums and dads! Adding just ONE thing from this list will put some extra $$ into the pocket of an S.A owned small business for Christmas and that’s a win/win for everyone right?

Oskars Wooden Ark

Oskar’s Wooden Ark are an Adelaide based online store who sell the most divine range of high quality and handmade educational wooden toys including building blocks, creative puzzles, a huge range of gorgeous hand carved animal figures, toys that rattle and for grasping, stacking, sorting, teddy bears that become family heirlooms and so much more. Be prepared to spend a LONG time gushing on their website, it’s full of beautiful gift ideas that will last a lifetime.

Cutie Patootie Custom Co

Cutie Patootie Custom Co specialises in creating beautiful, personalised gifts for infants and children – delivered fast. With a wide range of fonts, colours and personalisation styles to choose from, you can create the perfect personalised gift for your little one in a unique style they’ll love. From Santa sacks, to zip onesies, summer tee and short sets, bandana bibs, blankets, jumpers, jackets and more, shop our wide range of products today and have some fun personalising them for your own Cutie Patootie this Christmas.

Eco Crayons

If arts and crafts are on your Christmas shopping list this year consider shopping local and buying online from Eco Crayons.

Their gorgeous range of crayons, paints and craft kits are eco friendly, plant based and non toxic. The colour pigments are pure botanical and both the crayons and paint are coloured with plants, vegetables, roots, spices and flowers. All of the art materials are food grade and taste safe. No primary colours here just beautiful natural shades to make those special artworks.

Pick up a crayon pack, powdered paint starter kit or even an Eco Christmas Craft Kit.

Get 20% off storewide using the code 20off

Activity Boxes from Love Lee Finds & Designs

Themed Activity boxes for kids aged 4-9. Jam packed with goodies to keep your kids busy for hours! Each box contains a selections of items including crafts, stickers, tattoos, toys, puzzles, activity books, pencils, bubbles and more.
Available in dinosaur, mermaid, unicorn, superhero, bug and insect and a special Christmas themed box.

Hungry Homer Donut Kits

Make Christmas gifting stand out with a new and memorable tradition; baking snowflake donuts as a family using the limited edition Xmas donut baking and decorating kit from Hungry Homer Donuts!

Give the gift of an experience your kiddies will remember! Suitable for children 3yrs + (with assistance) and the perfect gift for the hard to buy for teen. These DIY donut baking and decorating kits come with everything needed to make the most amazing donuts including re-useable silicone donut trays, special truffle chocolate icing and all the beautiful decorations. An experience to remember. For each kit sold 5 meals are sold to Aussies in need! Choose from Christmas donuts or a whole selection of other jaw dropping themes.

A Day out at Kies Family Wines

So a lot of our Christmas Gift ideas are for kids….but HERE is one for us adults and if you’re looking for a gift for a couple, new parents, your mum and dad, sister or brother how about……
~ A  D A Y  O U T  I N  T H E  B A R O S S A ~
This year Kies Family Wines are offering the perfect gift for those parents who are looking for a day out exploring the Barossa Valley.
A Winery and Barrel Hall Tour & Barossa Valley Gourmet Produce Platter and Wine Flight for two.
Imagine this…
+ A morning touring our brand new state-of-the-art winery and barrel hall
+ A table with a view of the Lyndoch Ranges
+ Delicious lunch platter centred around local Barossa Valley Produce
+ A wine flight each including three single vineyard and estate grown Kies Family Wines
+ An array of 20+ wines to taste complimentary in the Kies Family Wines cellar door on your way out!
Give the gift of time this Christmas and give a gift voucher which is a ticket to the whole Kies Barossa Valley venue! Just $120 for 2!*
Buy online from their website >>

Prezzy Pouches from Econo

Aussies use enough wrapping paper to wrap around the planet 4 times (150,000km)… and that’s only what we use on December 25!  To make this statistic even more terrifying, the sad fact is, most of that paper either can’t or won’t be recycled.

Finally there’s quicker, easier and stunningly beautiful reusable alternative to wrapping paper. Aussie made and designed, and the first of it’s kind, ECONO’s Prezzy Pouches!

The Prezzy Pouch is made from  super stretchy and durable jersey knit fabric and shaped like a sack.  Throw just about any shaped gift/s into the bag, twist and tie, and before you know it, you’ll have a beautifully wrapped present.  It’s so easy, even Dad can do it!

Prezzy Pouches are without question, quicker and easier to use than their planet polluting counterpart but surprisingly quite comparable in price.  The best part – they can be re-used hundreds of times over in so many different ways.  ECONO also have a growing selection of gift embellishments and handmade gift tags available.

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Willow Bay

Here’s an Adelaide owned business where you can shop online for the whole family. Willow Bay Australia are a female owned, South Australian brand with a great and functional range of gym bags, every day totes, latptop bags, vintage-inspired designs and even a best-selling nappy bag.

Their signature and washable neoprene fabric is used throughout most of their bag designs, with other fabrics like vegan leather also used.
They also have a very cute little kids range, we have the iPad which has been fantastic.

@Lenswood Pick Your Own Apples Gift Voucher

Gift your family the gift of experience this Christmas. Get them out in the Adelaide Hills, soaking up the serenity and learning about where their food comes from.

Get them picking their own apples with the family! Grab them a gift voucher for $25 which gives them entry for four people and four kilos of picked apples included. All they have to do is bring their own bags – simple!

@Lenswood Pick Your Own will even send out your voucher to your loved one and can write a personalised special message if requested.
@Lenswood has easy parking, their own permanent toilets (no gross port-a-loos), fresh apple juice food and coffee for the adults.

All you have to do is email to purchase that present they’ll be talking about for years.
Try something different, try @Lenswood

Pottering Around Gift Voucher

Need a gift for a creative and craft kid? Capture a moment in time with a gift voucher from Pottering Around, pottery studio and cafe.

Choose from their range of blank ceramics to make your own…maybe with a handprint, some dots, or just a splodge (or lots of splodges) of paint!
They’ll glaze all your work, meaning they are food safe, dishwasher safe and a little bit awesome! Suitable for all ages.

Looking for more creative fun?!  How about a gift voucher for a pottery wheel session! It’s not easy, but it is certainly FUN!!
Suitable for ages 4-99!!

Book through Facebook or Instagram or call 0421932223
IG: @pottering_around_semaphore

Scar Boards

Shop local
Skim Boards and Wake Surfers perfect for the Pre Teen through to Adult. Designed by Oscar Carter for riding Flat water, Surf waves and behind a boat. Various Sizes and Styles to suit all levels of experience.

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