If you don't already know I absolutely LOVE supporting hand made and it's even better when it's LOCAL. As a busy mum I love products that my my life easier or more enjoyable preferably when they are good for the planet.
Understandable being a mum often means I am on a budget but my top 5 won't
break the bank!
I'm going to share with you my top 5, because mummy doesn't always have to come second and all these items support local business women in Tasmania.
Please note - I have purchased personally from each of these business. These are NOT paid endorsements or Swaps but my genuine, hand over money, buys.
1. LOIS Magazine -
This is a FREE Tasmanian publication for women by women.
It can't get any better than that!
Nothing better than a cuppa and a good read and when it's free it's even sweeter. LOIS was created by mother/daughter team Samantha Christian & Gaye Wright.
Their mission - Empower women with a voice, whether it's business, personal or charitable. They also donate a percentage of the profits from the magazine to ovarian cancer. What wonderful women xx
Avalible free as a hard copy or online - what's stopping you?
View Now - https://www.loismag.com.au/subscribe-lois-magazine/
2. My Lily Earth Lip Balm -
I don't know about you, but I've always got dry lips and most lip balms don't cut it. After discovering my favorite paw paw product was mainly petroleum jelly I knew it was time for a change!
I prefer to use natural products because if it's touching my skin It must be entering my body, especially when it's on my mouth.
All My Lily Earth products are made from all natural ingredients and right here in Tasmania. The larger Natural tubes pictured are available for $15.50 or a smaller tube setting you back ONLY $5.50. My personal favorite is the Hemp lip balm, it's VERY moisturizing but there is a large array of other fragrances.
Available at - https://www.mylilyearth.com.au/collections/lips-1?page=1
3. EP Designs Handmade Becca Clutch -
Day or night any of the New Clutch range from EP Designs are sure to please.
All sewn here in Tasmania with quality cotton and or faux leather, available in a range of colours. There are a few different styles and each one is unique. Perfect size for your mobile, wallet and keys and can easily be used day or at night.
Prices start from $48.00 and for a handmade unique Purse that's CHEAP!
Take a look here - https://epdesignshandmade.com/
4. Three Fermented Queens Kombucha -
Kombucha is a fermented, naturally carbonated drink made from tea and fruit. It is actually a Probiotic - Great for gut health and so darn tasty!
Oh and did I mention, Its very low in sugar! Yes HEALTHY!
Made right here in Tassie from local ingredients and available at your local Hill street Grocer plus other stockists.
$6.80 for a 330ml bottle or $12.80 (ish) for 1L
Read more information at - http://www.threefermentedqueens.com.au/our-fermented-goodness.html
5. Native Flame Eco Candle Melts Jar -
Last but definitely not least are these AMAZING melt jars from Native Flame Eco Candles!
With a wonderfully strong sent it is made from Eco friendly coconut wax. You really don't need a lot either. It's packaged in a gorgeous little jar, you just just take a spoonful and place in your melts warmer when required. Win for no plastic waste.
My personal current favorite sent at the moment is Candied Orange although Hot Chocolate is a close second.
You can view their website - http://www.endemicdesign.com.au/product/coco-melts
I hope I haven't driven you into a shopping frenzy, but I do hope I've added a few local ideas to your Christmas list. I tell you what it's coming up quickly!