With Christmas fast approaching and people scrambling to find the perfect presents for family and friends, you may find yourself running out of ideas. Little Bumble wraps, mats and reusable stainless-steel straws make perfect stocking stuffers to pop in an envelope with a Christmas card of course 😉 but here are some other favourites of ours from local businesses that will bring just as much joy to your loved one’s day.
I was gifted a selection of these amazing chocolates by my co-workers for my birthday, and they quickly became a new favourite. Created in Warragul using French couverture and adding in quality ingredients produced from all over Australia, Wawa Chocolatier has a range of truly unique flavours like Lavender, Honeycomb & Cocoa Nib; Toasted Sourdough in dark or milk; Fried Almond & Smoked Salt; Mint Caramel Crisp; and my absolute favourite, Blueberry & Blue Corn Caramelised White. You can find them at a range of stockists, as well as ordering online. Head on over to their website and check them out.
Located at: Stella’s Pantry, 5/12 Victoria St, Warragul. Open 9am-6pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-2pm Saturdays.
Drouin Wooden Toys
Drouin Wooden Toys founder, Frank, has been handcrafting his beautiful, high quality toys for over 60 years! Featuring old fashioned favourites like dollhouses, kitchen and nursery furniture, trains, dump trucks and more, and crafted from fine Australian timber, Drouin Wooden Toys creations will be sure to put a smile on your little one’s dial for years to come. Frank is coming up to his well-earned retirement, but has been sure to take great care in finding someone truly special to hand over the reins to and carry on with his work. Stop in to wish him well and grab a Christmas surprise for someone special, or visit their website at http://www.drouinwoodentoys.com.au/
to check out their range.
Located at: 137 Princes Way, Drouin. Open 10am-4pm Monday - Tuesday, 9:30am-5pm Wednesday - Friday, and 9am-2pm Saturdays.
Contact: (03) 56252488
Because even our fur babies deserve a gift under the tree, right? Crackers BARKery sell a range of homemade dog biscuits and treats including cheese bones, peanut butter ‘Pup Tarts’, liver brownies, ‘Woofles’, and my two Chihuahuas’ favourite, chicken jerky. Locally created by Kylie with the help of her friend Sue-En in Newborough, Gippsland, Crackers BARKery treats are full of love and flavour. With gift certificates and local delivery available, what are you waiting for? Jump onto their socials, give the girls a like and spoil your puppies rotten!
Based in Moe/Newborough and attending various local markets.