‘Tis the Season – your local gift guide

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Following his advice, gifts should be in season all year round.

Whether you are just getting started or “only” searching for that special something for a hard-to-buy-for loved one, here’s a selection of pressies from local makers and traders we would be excited to unwrap.

Love my Plants: Lush greenery

Need a little something for that super-busy friend? Love My Plants offer a range of luscious indoor plants in fibreglass, self-watering pots so one never has to worry about over or underwatering again. That busy friend is living in a bare apartment? A gift voucher for a Love My Plants homestyling session will have them living in an urban oasis in no time. | lovemyplants.com.au

Harper and Lulu: Hamper heaven

For a customised hamper with quality products from small local businesses, Harper and Lulu is your go-to choice. Established in 2014, they are the Hunter’s premier locally sourced specialty hamper supplier and deal directly with hand-picked suppliers to showcase the best of the region.
Whether it is for him, her or them, for corporate gifts or a baby shower, they consistently deliver the wow factor their customers love. | harperandlulu.com

Merry People: Slip-on, slip-off

Whether you’re out in the garden, running errands or meeting friends for brunch, step out in style with the Merry People Billie Clog. It’s the perfect everyday slip-on shoe. Made from hard wearing natural rubber, they’re 100% waterproof and designed for comfortable all-day wear. They’re also unisex and available in multiple colours at merrypeople.com, RRP $119.95. Find Merry People boots at Hey Jude Love Pete in Newcastle’s East End.