Here are some local retailers who are ready and waiting to help you with your shopping needs – and feel free to suggest other businesses to us on our social media, too.
A seasonal hamper for the foodies on your list
Food lovers will appreciate a hamper of local produce that you’ve put together yourself. For all the fresh goodies, visit the She’s Apples Market in Compton Street. They’ll help you out with festive produce as well as a selection of nuts, dried fruits, pasta, sauces, sweets, herbs and spices.
To add to the hamper, why not consider purchasing a copy of Maggie’s Harvest? In this classic cookbook, Maggie Beer focuses on delectable recipes made from fresh South Australian produce.
For that really special food lover on your list, why not consider purchasing a gift voucher for one of Mount Gambier’s newest restaurants, Thyme @ The Lakes. This restaurant offers an exciting dining experience featuring internationally inspired cuisine with beautiful views across Mount Gambier.
Gift vouchers are always well received
If you have people on your gift list who are hard to buy for, why not consider giving them a gift voucher? Many of the local businesses in Mount Gambier will supply a voucher that you can purchase.
What about a voucher for a facial or another beauty treatment from the peaceful Beautyworx Medispa at 121 Commercial Street? Think about how busy mums on your list would love to take a little time out to rejuvenate and enjoy a relaxing treatment that they normally wouldn’t indulge in.
If you have some adventure lovers in your life, consider getting them a gift voucher for a diving or snorkelling adventure. There are plenty of exciting spots along the Limestone Coast where adventurers can take the plunge. For example, snorkel tours are held at Kilsby Sinkhole on a regular basis and the tour company offers gift cards.
Other adventure and sports ideas include fishing trips, golf days, and motorsport events.
Everyone loves a good book
Still stuck for gift ideas? Why not head down to the local Collins Booksellers in Commercial Street for some inspiration? If you don’t know what to buy for that certain someone, have a chat with the staff. You’ll be surprised at how knowledgeable they are and will often make some great suggestions. Christmas is the time that celebrity memoirs and big-name, best-selling authors publish their books, and for kids, a new Wimpy Kid is always welcome under the tree.
As well as books, calendars also make great gifts, as do 2023 calendars, journals and diaries. They even have a range of ABC toys for the little ones on your list.
Something for the crafter or gardener?
Did you know that quilting is making a comeback? At Creatively Sewn, you can purchase some delightful quilt kits that your crafty friend will love. They also have an excellent range of books and hold classes that you might be able to purchase a gift voucher for. You can find the shop in a lovely heritage cottage at 1 Anthony Street.
If you have an avid gardener on your list, then you can’t go wrong with a gift for the garden. The Mount Gambier Garden Centre at 290 Jubilee Hwy West has an amazing array of potted plants, a good selection of attractive pots in a variety of sizes plus other garden gifts such as windmills and ornaments.
You might also want to visit Gardenarium & The Pot Shop at 167 Bay Road. You’ll love their gorgeous selection of topiaries and other plants.
Get in touch
Who have we missed? Feel free to flag up wonderful local businesses to support this festive season on our social media pages. And if you’re thinking of selling in the new year, please give us a call.