Supporting local this holiday season with Geelong Christmas presents
As Christmas moves in a bit closer every day, Michael Bublé’s Christmas carols echo in our ears and the sun glistens across Geelong bay, it’s time to ask ourselves: do we have all our Christmas presents? And if not, how can we support local this Christmas? Look no further – here are our Geelong small business gift ideas brought to you exclusively from our Chamber members.
The Melbourne Map offer extraordinary hand-drawn illustrations of our big sister city! These maps of Melbourne come in the forms of a big black and white art print, beach towels, tea towels, calendars, jigsaws and more! This gift is both a stunning edition to your home and office, and a gift of discovery, for a loved one this Christmas. Support the talented team located in Drysdale, or alternatively, buy a gift online and make use of their free shipping Australia wide!
If you have a family member business partner or friend who is a true Melburnian, The Melbourne Map is the shop for you!
Desert Sun Art Panel or Custom Splashback – Wathaurong Glass
Who doesn’t value stunning, unique Aboriginal art pieces? Support a not-for-profit business that assists the Wathaurong community. The team at Wathaurong Glass have you covered this Christmas! Wathaurong Glass was formed to express beautiful Aboriginal art in glass, and this piece is no exception. The Desert Sun Art Panel is made out of 6mm thick, high quality glass, and comes with a mounting system for your home or office. Great pride, time and effort was taken to produce this one-off statement piece, sure to turn heads. Wathaurong Glass also create custom splashbacks for your kitchen. What better way to support the advance of Aboriginal art and the Wathaurong community, by gifting an incredible art piece for a loved one! Support the team at their North Geelong base at 16 Rodney Road North Geelong, or they can arrange delivery on all products.
3-Month Planner – Lemonade Planner
Let’s plan for a more organised, productive 2022! Do you have a businessperson in your life who needs to keep on top of their busy schedule?
Or a young professional who needs to balance their work, study and social life? Or anyone who is looking to map out their goals and plans for success in 2022? Grab a Lemonade Planner!
This 3-month planner is ideal for linear and creative thinkers, providing structure and freedom of expression. Three months is the perfect time to make significant progress and form good habits, but short enough to keep up the motivation needed to see a project through. Designed and printed in Geelong using sustainable materials, this planner is compostable and recyclable. And bonus, Lemonade Planner offer free local delivery!
Geelong Breakfast Tea & Tea Leaf Earrings – Australian Tea Masters
Do you know someone who loves nothing more than a cosy night at home on the couch with a cup of tea in their hand? These gifts from Australian Tea Masters are perfect for the tea lovers in your life! Spoil a special someone this Christmas with a unique Geelong Breakfast Tea that is made locally, with love. Australian Tea Masters founder Sharyn Johnston has worked with some of the world’s leading tea experts, so you can trust she knows how to create a beautiful blend! For the extravagant tea enthusiasts, gift these beautiful tea leaf earrings made out of leather. Located at 107 Ryrie Street Geelong CBD, or online for your convenience.
Affirmation Crane or Christmas Garden Party – Cyril Cooke Florist
For the small business owners opening their doors for the first time. For the colleague that always has your back. For the uni graduate ready to apply for her dream job. For that certain person in your life to know you support them.
The affirmation cranes by Cyril Cooke Florist are packaged in a see-through box with the traditional symbolism of the origami crane attached. Their Christmas Garden Party set comes in a wire mesh basket with 1 poinsettia plant & 2 indoor foliage plants. Cyril Cooke Florist is located in Westfield at 95 Malop St, Geelong.
Handcrafted Ceramic Mugs & Dessert Lovers Tea Pack – Cup A Day
Without a doubt most people begin or end their day with a hot beverage, so spoil your co-workers, friends or family this Christmas with a new addition to their everyday routine.
Cup A Day mugs are made to last. These beautiful ceramic mugs were crafted in collaboration with local ceramics artist Elizabeth Bell. They are handcrafted and therefore no two pieces are the same. Cup A Day’s Dessert Lovers Tea Pack is perfect for the person in your life who likes to try it all! This pack comes with three beautiful blends, Meringue Pie, Dulce De Leche and Black Forest. Whether purchased together or separately, these products are a great way to show your love to any friend, family or colleague this Christmas. Next day local delivery in Geelong is an offer you can’t pass up.
Custom Tailored Suits – SuitsWell
There is truly no better way to treat the business man or woman in your life, than with a custom tailored suits that make them look and feel like a million bucks! This luxurious gift is sure to
impress the well deserving special person in your life…
Located at 151 Ryrie St in the Geelong CBD, SuitsWell uses expert Pattern Making and Cutting, working with tailors in small teams to create the superb fit tailored to the customer’s body. SuitsWell is currently the only dedicated bespoke tailoring business working with renowned world class Artisans. The process is simple; book a consultation session, meet your stylist and then finalise your perfect fit. A tailored suit will give your loved one a remarkable impression, and the ability to express their full potential!
Shopping locally is an opportunity to show your support to these businesses, reduce your environmental impact and gift a personal, unique and high-quality present! These Geelong businesses are examples of how small businesses have had to pivot their business and implement new online initiatives during a challenging past couple of years. Coming in and out of lockdowns, businesses have had to move online, offering contact-free delivery and click and collect options to continue offering their services safely to the community. COVID continues to impact these small businesses, and the local economy, which is why we’re encouraging you to choose local this holiday season.
The Geelong Chamber supports local businesses of all sizes. We love to see Geelong businesses thrive, and what a great way to invest back into our community. As you can see from this list, Geelong is home to amazing creators, businesses and makers that is sure to impress any loved one on your gift list!
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Geelong Chamber!