Shop local this Christmas on the Northern Beaches

For your Christmas list this year, why not visit some of our Northern Beaches shops and providers. This not only helps to support the local economy but saves you time and money travelling further afield, especially with the cost of petrol and interest rates both going up.

We’ve found some excellent local shops and businesses where you can get everything you need this holiday season.

Gifts for the bookworms on your list

There’s an excellent bookshop in Warringah Mall called Harry Hartog. Christmas always sees a range of beautifully produced, big-name biographies hit the shelves – this year, we have a commemorative re-release of the late Shane Warne’s No Spin, and memoirs from Ash Barty and Michelle Obama. For kids, there is a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid and a new Cat Kid Comic Club, while the latest Diana Reid novel, Seeing Other People, will keep the twenty-something in your life happy. Fans of Aussie crime can choose from Garry Disher’s new release Day’s End or Jane Harper’s Exiles, while those after a bit of Boxing Day royal drama will enjoy The Palace Papers by Tina Brown. Booksellers are known for their ability to suggest exactly the right book, so pop in early to get their advice and a few presents ticked off.

Gifts for the craft lover

Drop into Eckersley’s Art and Craft, which is a treasure trove of supplies to make, draw and create. The owners are knowledgeable and will help you put together an inspiring gift for the artist in your life.

Nordic Edge in Brookvale is another unique business, offering all the tools and materials to make your own knives, along with classes in knife-making, black-smithing and spoon-carving. A great gift for someone after a new creative outlet and a useful, time-honoured skill.

Something for new parents and babies

If there’s a new parent on your gift list, Baby O Northern Beaches is the place to go. The shop is located at 577 Pittwater Road, Brookvale, and stocks a massive range of baby products as well as toys for toddlers up to two years of age. And, if you really don’t know what to buy, they have gift vouchers available.

Treats for the gourmet lover

There’s bound to be a foodie or two on your Christmas list. Or, you might want to take along a delicious platter if you’re visiting friends and family this holiday season. For these, Quattro Formaggi Deli has a scrumptious range of signature grazing boards and antipasto platters. You can find the deli in Westfield Warringah.

For something a little different, consider creating a gourmet gift basket at Bundlfresh Northern Beaches. Here you can find vendors from all over the Northern Beaches area. All you have to do is select the vendor and products that you want and Bundlfresh will deliver them to your door right around the Northern Beaches area.

You can select from a range of meats, dairy products, deli items, seafood, ready meals, coffee, and even skin care products.

And for a gift chefs young and old will love on Christmas morning, you can’t go past a waffle maker – you’ll find a few in David Jones at Warringah Mall.

Gifts for the home and garden

Avid gardeners will appreciate something for the garden. At Four Seasons Nursery in Belrose, you can find lovely plants and gorgeous pots to put them in, along with wind chimes, good-quality hand tools, bird baths and gift cards.

For some unique gift items for the home, have a look at Alfresco Emporium in Collaroy. They have a beautiful range of cushions, candles, vases, glassware, and other decorator items.

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