Christmas is all about time with loved ones, sharing a meal and a laugh, singing carols and popping bon-bons – and, of course, gifting your nearest and dearest something that will light up their day.
This year, Christmas is also a perfect way to help out small businesses by shopping local for all your festive season presents.
To get your gift list started, we’ve curated a range of Tweed-inspired offerings, from homewares, hampers and picnic packs to pottery classes, outdoor experiences and wellness.
Read on for just a taste of our great Tweed gift ideas and get your wrapping paper ready!
PS. If you spend $50 at one of our participating Tweed Christmas Gift Guide businesses you’ll also go in the draw to WIN a Tweed staycation!
Tweed’s Christmas spirit is alive and well!
Celebrate with Tweed distilled tipples or a healthy beach picnic pack this Christmas and your festive season will already be off to a spirited start!
Recently launched gin distillery, Stoken, is a small batch producer that takes time to create the perfect drink from scratch using twelve botanicals and endless gin passion. The crew has created a refreshing artisan gift box for the gin-lover in your life.
The team at Husk Distillers have also got in the spirit with their must-have Christmas Cocktail Gift Kit. Along with the iconic Ink Gin, there are also exclusive floral garnishes, cocktail sugars and dehydrated citrus ensuring that this year’s Christmas cheers will not only taste great, but also look pretty.
Food, glorious food
With so many local tastes grown, made and served in the Tweed, you’ll find flavoursome treats in abundance, making the perfect gift for your foodie friends and family. Here’s a start.
Nectar in Cabarita Beach have your beach day chills sorted with take-out Beach Picnic Packs that come with sandwich, juice and cake to laze your day away on the sand.
Pick up a Tweed Real Food Festive Collective Gift Pack, full of gourmet essentials from vinegar and dukkah to salt blends. Or for those with a spice-loving palate, look no further than The Chilli Chick‘s hot condiments.
Boutique browsing and buying starts here
From wrapped presents beneath the tree to neat stocking fillers, the Tweed’s boutiques and gift stores are ready with stocked shelves and a warm welcome.
Take a valley drive to the sweet town of Tyalgum and its Little Christmas Shop (conveniently set in the Flutterbies Cafe tea room, serving Christmas High Teas!) 0r find some seaside cheer along with fashion, homewards and gifts at Sorella in Kingscliff.
Pick up a tropical inspired hamper with essential summer goodness from Tropical Fruit World, support local artisans with a hand-crafted gift from Pippi Lifestyle and set aside ample time to find the perfect gift for anyone in the family at Murwillumbah’s The Foundry.
There’s also the boho-inspired and curve-friendly fashion by Ada + Lou, endless gifts for kids at The Adventure Club and vintage to contemporary gifts at The Little Peach in Burringbar.
Gifts to inspire your favourite creatives
For the budding artist, movie lover or art collector on your gift list, here are some creative thought starters and Christmas essentials.
The crew at Stone Studio have not one but two ways (at least!) to make this Christmas a ceramic one, with gift cards available for workshops as well as a range of sessions in the lead up to 25/12 for you to make your own tree ornaments and lunch day platters. You can also gift The Art of Sketching, with vouchers available for drawing classes and workshops.
For movie-lovers, The Regent Cinema is your go-to with the gorgeous Art Deco theatre offering irresistible movie packs to enjoy the big screen all year.
Or support local artists by popping in to Mist Gallery at Cabarita Beach and selecting the perfect piece, from landscapes and seascapes to glass art and ceramics.
Feel well this season
Feel great, get fit and find pamper gifts this Christmas in the Tweed with locally made women’s activewear (made by women too!) from the team at Azolla Lifestyle, vouchers for a soothing treatment at Kingscliff Massage or wondrous and all natural beauty products from Wondery Skin Food.
Pop a Tweed tour under the tree
Give the gift of unforgettable experiences and check out a range of Tweed tours offering fun ways to explore the Tweed, from ocean adventures or river cruising.
Encourage less screen time and more green time with a voucher for some aquatic fun with Watersports Guru, from SUP to paddling, surfing to snorkelling. Or grab a gift card with Tweed Eco Cruises to book on to a rainforest river cruise, crabbing adventure or self-drive BBQ boat hire.