Local Knowledge: Gold & Tweed Coast Family Christmas Gift Ideas

Gold Coast November 29, 2010 ~ With Christmas just around the corner, shopping is the word on everyone’s lips. But before you race off to the mall or send your requests off to the North Pole, here’s a few fabulous gift ideas from some local businesses to suit every member of the family. So give Santa’s workshop a rest this season – buying gifts created by local businesses and sold by local businesses goes a long way towards supporting your local community, ensuring the giving season gives back!

For Mum:

Alexami Natural Cosmetics

Sheer mineral makeup, vegan lip gloss and herbal mineral mascara are just a few of the luxurious yet natural products that Alexami makes that every mum will adore.  Gold Coast based Alexami Cosmetics is found in premium salons and spas, and is now shipping its professional grade cosmetics around the world. Check out their special Christmas packs for that perfect gift, or buy a voucher so mum can select her own Alexami beauty essentials.

Local Stockists:

Teya May at Vanity Hair Salon, Mermaid Beach, (07) 5575 2021
Serene Beauty and Medispa, Tugun, (07) 5521 0688
Online: http://www.alexami.com

    For Dad:

    Happy Days Surf-Art-Eco Diary

    Don’t have money to send Dad on an exotic surf trip?  Let the world’s best surf photographers and emerging artists take him on a journey in the Happy Days Diary 2011. It features 200+ pages of street and surf art alongside surf spot descriptions, shots by locally-based international photographers including Hilton Dawe and Ted Grambeau, feature stories on the marine environment, and plenty of space for notes and drawings, with weekly to do lists and holiday dates. The diary is a limited-edition run of 2000 copies, and was printed locally on Ecostar 100% recycled FSC certified paper with soy based inks. RRP: $29.95

    Local stockists:

    Sean Scott Galleries, Burleigh and Coolangatta, (07) 5599 1150
    Online: http://ww.happydaysdiary.com

      For the Kids:

      Monster Baby Clothing

      Monster Baby is a Gold Coast-based business run by two mums that design hip & fashionable threads for little people. Try their EVEL T for your little Evel Knievel– 100% cotton t-shirts available in Sizes 00-5years: RRP $35 in assorted colours & styles. Or how about their ROCKABILLY DRESS – gorgeous 100% cotton dress with print: RRP$49.95 – Available in sizes 0-5 years. For bubs, Monster Baby’s online store also stocks the Elodie Details STROLLER PALS – cute & quirky gifts perfect for newborn babies this Christmas! Assorted colours and designs from RRP $19.95

      Local Stockists:

      Substance, Coolangatta (07) 5599 5773
      That Shop, Burleigh Heads (07) 5520 7511
      Online: http://www.monsterbaby.com.au

        For the Whole Family:

        Family Fishing Picnic Packages  – Drift Takeaway & Tackle

        Try Drift Takeaway and Tackle is located on Kennedy Drive Tweed Heads, just across from the beautiful Tweed River and main boat ramp. Take the whole family out fishing for the day with a no fuss family fishing pack. You don’t even need to pack your rods! Each picnic pack contains 4 x handreels with line, hooks, sinkers and bait, plus a packed lunch including two of their famous burgers, two toasted ham and cheese sangas for the kids, and four cans of drink– basically all you’ll need for a fantastic low cost day out on the water for just $50. Or pop by and try their fantastic local coffee while you browse their range of fishing essentials – Christmas presents galore!

        Drift Takeaway and Tackle, (07) 55995520
        45 Kennedy Drv, Tweed Heads
        Online: http://www.fishingtweedriver.com

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