By Kaia Wallis
Maybe you know where to find the best lights in South Australia, dress head to toe in Christmas attire and sing carols through the night – but we know where to find the best local goodies online.
Home to over 80 makers and vendors, Shop South Australia is the online marketplace to go for handcrafted goodies that will fit effortlessly under your Christmas tree.
From the fashion-forward auntie, blokey dad and the expecting couple to your gin-loving friend and everyone who fits in-between. We’ve pulled together a list of SA gift inspiration for everyone in your life.
Shop: the men in your life
Who said life was boring? These beer bars combine two of life’s necessities in one.
Made with ingredients like hops and yeast, this soap helps battle skin imperfections and has a wonderfully bubbly lather. Although we still wouldn’t recommend washing your mouth out with it.
With shaving soap, serum and a vegan shaving brush included, this pack has everything needed for an unbelievably well-kept beard. It’s also the nicest way to let someone know it’s time to tame the wildness.
Looking for a gift within a gift? These leather cord organisers will make sure any new Christmas gadgets stay organised. Personalise with your loved one’s initials for an extra special touch.
Shop: the ladies
Silky soft and featuring a hand-drawn print full of Australiana, these knee-hi socks from Julie White are gorgeously coloured and perfect for a one size gifts all approach.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, makeup artist Gemma Vendetta set out to create her own cosmetics – a line of mineral products free from nasty chemicals and good enough to impress all the makeup gurus in your life.
Gift Gemma’s vegan mineral lipstick to your favourite beauty buff this year in shade De Havilland – its pigmented berry goodness is perfect for the Christmas season.
You won’t find earrings like this anywhere else. Cast from locally found lavender plants, these earrings are delicate yet sturdy and utterly statement worthy.
Handcrafted in Glenelg, this fresh water pearl necklace is made for lovers of the SA coastline. Placed delicately on a sterling silver chain, this necklace is a timeless classic your loved one will cherish.
Know a star that’s not on your Christmas tree? Let them know with this Starlight Ring from Naomi Murrell. With a twinkling wrath of shimmering stars, this ring is made for Christmas outfits.
Shop: the little ones
Like all Oh Deer Sugar products this gingerbread man is ridiculously fun.
While not edible, this guy is great for the skin and guaranteed to make bath time a blast – just pop him in the bath and watch him go.
Designed with babies in mind, this quilt from Naracoorte wool-product business MiniJumbuk, uses the natural insulation properties of wool to help tiny bodies reach their ideal temperatures.
Adorably crafted for tiny tots, this little chain will make sure dummies are never lost again. Simply attach the clip to your little ones clothing/garment and their favourite soothing device will always be easy to reach.
Shop: for everyone
Made with Ligurian bee honey on Kangaroo Island, this mask is full of conditioning nutrients that will give you long lasting results – use it to exfoliate your face and body for the softest, silkiest skin.
Crafted on Kangaroo Island with honey from the last pure strain of Ligurian bee’s worldwide, this mask is full of nutrients that will give you long lasting results. Use to exfoliate and condition the face and body for unbelievably soft skin.
Coming in at just $12 from maker ARTIK, these statement tassle studs are perfect for your unbelievably fashionable auntie, cousin or neighbour.
Maker Kyrie was introduced to essential oils after being diagnosed with breast cancer 15 years ago. From there, her connection with natural beauty methods and oils grew until, 12 years later, she began Kindred Self.
The pulse point roller set features six aromatherapy blends designed to help you feel good, smell good and relax. With easy roll-on doses, this set will make a thoughtful gift for your loved one.
Shop: for the home
Completely handcrafted with white porcelain, this perfectly imperfect teapot is a wonderful gift option for your favourite tea lover.
Help your more unorganised friends make the most of 2019 with the Ettie Ink wall calendar. This spiral bound calendar features 12 impactful Ettie Ink designs and plenty of space to jot down important dates, notes and birthdays.
These reusable Food Wraps act in a similar way to cling wrap and come in colourful designs featuring mushrooms, mandarins and avocados. Besides being perfect for wrapping up Chrissy day leftovers, these reusable food wraps also make great gifts.
This gin took home gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition earlier this year, so you know it’s great. Featuring botanicals including juniper, wormwood and peppery spice – this multi-award-winning gin will make a great addition to your Christmas table.
Made with local apples from Kalangadoo, 30km from Mt Gambier, this cider is full flavoured, crisp and a little sweet, making it the perfect drink for a hot Christmas Day.
Shiraz, but not as you know it. This smooth gin has the added addition of McLaren Vale shiraz made from vines that are over 100 years old. Serve on ice with tonic and a slice of orange for maximum intensity and tastiness.
Looking for more Christmas inspo? Check out our visual Shop South Australia gift guide to find even more goodies from local makers.
Shop South Australia is home to a unique collection of over 300 South Australian gifts and goods from more than 70 local makers and producers. Choose local and Shop South Australia.