It goes without saying that we live and breathe all things Gold Coast and we know you do too.
So, in the spirit of local love and that of the festive season, we’ve decided to purchase all our Christmas presents from Gold Coast brands and we hope you’ll do the same.
Here are a few of our favourites to get you started.
If you’re after something that will blow the mind of your giftee (may be a made up word), look no further than Jess Lambert’s incredible mandala-illustrated surfboards. Whether your lucky loved one surfs or not, these beauties are incredible. They could certainly pass for a piece of art too. Buy one for someone you live with you get to gaze at it lovingly too. Oh, she draws amazing maps too. Girl crush.
Gold Coast Longboards
Always wanted to give skateboarding a try but not so keen on getting up close and personal with the pavement? Try a longboard from these local legends. They’re easier to ride and come in lots of sweet colours. Perfect for every single member of your family.
The Ceramic Mill
There’s been a resurgence of ceramics lately and we’re certainly not complaining. Think sleek, modern designs and beautiful reusable coffee cups in the brightest of colours and patterns. Stock up for your mum, sister or bestie and sneak an extra little something in for yourself.
The Lobster Shanty
Cool threads for cool kids. The Lobster Shanty sell stylish gear along the lines of printed tees, hats, boardies and beach towels (to name a few) and everything is of the very best quality. They’re made for everyone but we reckon your Dad will dig it.
Inspired by adventure and the changing colours of the ocean, Lakiki create gemstone jewels for the ladies in your life. Using blue-hued stones like Larimar and Turqoise in locally designed rings and pendants, these little babies are perfect for anyone who loves the beautiful things in life.
Since we all love the Gold Coast, why not wear a little piece of it on your chest. The Undercurrent have created two ranges of suburb-inspired tees designed by local artists and they are as cool as can be. Nab one of these for anyone who loves their local suburb (or someone you’d like to coerce into moving Coast-side).
Superfood for your skin without any nasties. Start your loved ones 2018 looking (and feeling) fresh as a daisy with some natural skincare. They’ve got bath salts, serums, self-tan, face masks, all the good things. Grab some for your favourite lady (or man if you think you can swing it).
Hand carved timber kitchen products made from salvaged, reclaimed and recycled timber. Think salad servers, tapas dishes and measuring spoons, these are the perfect addition to your homewares collection. Mum and Dad would definitely appreciate these little guys.
My Little Humble
Purses, handbags and clutches oh my! Not your average though, these beautiful treasures come in an array of colours, prints and sizes perfect for making a statement. Choose one of these handmade goodies for the most colourful character in your life.
K with Heart
No doubt you know someone who has, or is about to have, a delightful little babe. Well, here’s the perfect gift for both mama and child – organic muslin wraps and swaddles decorated with high vibing affirmations. Choose one for anyone who loves a heartfelt gesture.
If there’s one gift every lady in your life will love it’s a beautifully scented candle and Lemon Canary’s are as good as they get. Infused with organic essential oils and hand poured in Southport, there are some ridiculous scents that are a total treat for your nose. Get these for anyone who could use a pretty smell in their lives (husbands included).
There isn’t a female on the Gold Coast who wouldn’t love some activewear for Christmas. Enter Alea Active, a local brand offering sleek designs with a happy, healthy lifestyle in mind. There are plenty of pretty little things to choose from that we’re sure your bestie will adore.
Cookies are a gift from the Gods and we can’t think of a better gift for literally anyone’s Santa sack. Redzed kindly create cookie hampers (with reindeer shaped cookies no less) that will make everyone’s Christmas dreams come true. There’s also rocky road, white Christmas and gingerbread men in case you needed more convincing.
Get shopping, time’s a-wastin’.
Words by Kirra Smith.