As I mentioned recently I was woefully behind in my Christmas planning, including my shopping. Online shopping was my saviour! I had a good list of present ideas I wanted to purchase and my preference is for smaller businesses with a good ethos and I had great success, so thought I would share with you some online sites where you can buy gorgeous Christmas gifts for under $40 including postage!
Blog sponsor ecostore have a gorgeous Christmas gift pack available at the moment. All of ecostore’s products are free from nasty chemicals.
The gift pack includes:
- Extra Moisturising Hand Cream 75ml
- Orange & Patchouli Hand Wash 250ml
- Beeswax Lip Balm Stick
- Lemongrass Soap
Be quick though as their are limited packs available.
Postage: Flat rates for delivery: $12.00 ACT, NSW, VIC, QLD, SA. $17.00 WA, NT, TAS. Stock up on your household cleaning products at the same time and get better value for the postage fee!
Link: ecostore Christmas gift pack
Super delicious chocolate that is organic, raw and made in Melbourne. The Chocolate Gift Pack incldues 4 x Net 45g Bars comes beautifully packaged with gift tag – Coconut & Goji, Mint, Raw Cacao and Sour Cherry & Vanilla.
Link: Merry Christmas gift pack
Order before 12pm AEDT on 17 December for delivery before 24 December.
Donating to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation can be the perfect gift for those who don’t want for anything. $25 Can buy 3 or more books for a child in a remote Indigenous community.
Link: Indigenous Literacy Foundation Christmas Appeal
The Solar Chakra Gift Set includes 12ml Essential Oil, 50g Body Lotion, Crystal & Daily Affirmation, complete with Gift Bag. Relates to: fear, self-confidence, trust, joy and decision making.
Link: Solar Chakra Gift Set
I couldn’t help but buy one for myself as well when I ordered online! Cannot wait for it to arrive,. Home Fires’ candles are individually hand poured in Melbourne. They are ‘eco-luxe’: 100% (no nasties) soy wax, beautiful jars and containers that can be reused and biodegradable and recyclable labelling and packaging materials.
Postage: $10.75 (okay so if you only buy one it is slightly over $40!)
Link: SALTED CARAMEL 100% soy wax candle ~ blue heritage Ball mason jar
This completely divine kid’s knitting kit is made by Papoose, an Australian company that is focused on fair labour and sustainable practices. All dyes used are AZO free, biodegradable and non toxic and comply with EN71 (part 1,2,3). You can purchase it from ecotoys online and they have a whole section dedicate to toys under $20 which you can see here.
Eco Toys believe that toys should be safe for kids to play with and also good for our planet. We only choose quality crafted toys that are made from natural, sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable and/or recycled materials.
Postage: $12.95 Australia wide (small – med) $15 flat rate Australia wide (large -XL)
Link: Kids Bamboo Knitting Kit
Very cute little A5 notebooks which contain 32 blank pages. They are made from post consumer waste recycled paper and the covers are printed on recycled card. They feature all time favourite Sweet William illustrations, Touch the Sky, Free Love and our brand new Watermelon.
Link: 3 x 32 pg notebooks
I had the pleasure of seeing the Germein sisters at Seth Godin earlier this year in Sydney. The play some lovely indie pop. If you are reading via email click here to watch a video of one of their songs.
Postage: $5 (and you can get it signed)
Link: Germein Sisters ~ Because You Breathe
They also do a beautiful version of Mr. Probz “WAVES”.
Veronica Foale Essentials is a family run business from Tasmania making luxury handmade bath and body products. They are palm oil free and are made with the best quality oils. I bought not only soap, but lip balm and bath salts too!
Postage: Flat rate $10
Link: Spearmint and eucalyptus soap
Something a little different! I make my own Kombucha and follow Ivy’s instructions here. Ivy is now selling selling Kombucha-Packs which include:
- 200 ml glass-jar with a scoby and 150 ml starter-tea
- A5 Kombucha-recipe card
Postage: postage included in price
And of course the PWK Family Planning Lunch Box Calendar would make a fab Christmas gift! It includes:
- A guide on how to create a simple lunch box process.
- A photo and recipe for a gluten and nut free item you can make for your kids’ lunch boxes each month.
- An example of what to pack in the lunch box each month.
- A list of common seasonal fruit and veg for each month.
- A planner section where you can keep track of activities and appointments for the kids.
Price: $30 for 1 calendar, $50 for 2 calendars, $70 for three calendars
Postage: postage included in price
Link: PWK Family Planning Lunch Box Calendar
Have you been shopping online and can recommend an online business? Feel free to leave a link in the comments section below.