At Digital Narrative, we work exclusively with small businesses. All of our clients have less than 50 employees and in fact, most have less than 5!  Almost without exception, the last 2 years has been tough for them, but the festive season is a great opportunity to make up for lost time. The only problem is, to do that, they need to compete against the likes of global monoliths Kmart, Amazon and eBay…

That’s where you come in!

This year, we encourage you to think BIG and shop SMALL. Sure, your kids might wants something garish from Big W.  But for grown-up friends and family, work colleagues and clients, a thoughtful gift from a small business is a win-win for recipients and small business owners alike. 

So, I’ve pulled together a list of great gift ideas from our clients for your inspiration!  

Of course, there are many more small businesses on Instagram, at local markets and in little shopfronts in your local area, so have a blast spreading the love far and wide this festive season…

Gifts for Adults

Wymah Organic
Award-winning Olives, Olive Oil and Tapenades.  Located near Albury-Wodonga, Wymah is owned and run by committed regenerative farmer Mary Done.  Our pick is the Olive Lovers Gift Pack ($36) though it’s hard to go wrong with any of their delicious GF products!
Sally Browne Prints
Informed by the wild nature that flourishes in the unkempt gardens and streets of Sydney’s inner city, artist Sally Browne‘s work explore colour, composition and line to generate two dimensional narratives of our flora and fauna. Limited Edition Glycee Prints from $75 (pictured).
Day Keeper
From gorgeous handmade & naturally dyed clothing, to amazing embroidery and mending kits, to workshop event tickets, there are so many great options here.  Sustainable. Ethical. Made to Order. What’s not to love?!  Priced from $25.
OZoola Beachlife
An Aussie Christmas holiday isn’t complete without a few days at the beach! OZoola is your go-to brand for stylish, light-weight and innovative beach gear including beach tents, family beach blankets, towels and sun cream.  Palmy Beach Tent ($149).
MV Skin Therapy
This is not skincare. This is Skin Therapy. Bliss out with their gorgeous smelling, plant-based range of highly effective skin treatment products, including NEW Treasures Gift Pack (pictured, $99)
Monocure 3D
This innovative 3D print brand have created a must-have product for all the DIY’ers and hobbyists out there. Their new IncredaFILL product (pictured in the Ultimate Starter Kit $119.90) allows you to fill gaps, cure and sand ANYTHING in minutes!
Kalapriya Jewellery
Jewellery for a lifetime, not just a weekend!  An incredible collection of artisan silver pieces – bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants and more – for lovers of handcrafted jewellery.  Priced from $38 plus every order is beautifully wrapped and express delivered!
Birth Mama Maternity Services
Know someone having a baby?  Give them the best gift of all – no, not another cute romper – a Doula Package from Birth Mama Maternity Services!  From just $150 for online sessions, give them a calm, experienced person on their team to support and educate.
Shepherd’s and Nice Kitty Co.
Adorable Mini Christmas Puddings?  GF, Vegan Clean Treats with no refined sugar?  Shepherd’s and their little sister, Nice Kitty Co., have you covered for sweet but wholesome treats and gifts this silly season.  Nice Kitty Mixed Gift Pack (pictured, $32.40).
So much more than just a café, they have a strong sustainability focus, great food workshops and delicious range of pickles and preserves.  Shop gift packs and hampers online or in-store from $40 or buy an ‘experience’ gift voucher for a food-lovin’ friend from $25.

Cannabella Botanical Skincare
Cannabella make beautiful, natural, plant-powered skincare with a secret super ingredient – hemp seed extract!  A botanical powerhouse with all-round benefits for dry skin, ageing skin, acne, eczema, psoriasis etc.  We love the Discovery Set ($98).

Gifts for Children

The Cuckoo’s Nest Children’s Store
Toys, gifts, children’s cult fashion brands , lifestyle products… and FREE gift wrapping?  Yes please!  Our favourite little Children’s Boutique, The Cuckoo’s Nest, stock only the most thoughtful, sustainable and just plain awesome toys and clothes online & in store.
Danger Book Series by Lindsay Holliday
Children’s author Lindsay has created the most wonderful book series for children 7-11.  The adventurous Danger books, set in Sydney, begin with Danger Versus the Ranger and now includes four illustrated chapter books.  From $13.99 + shipping.
MOOv Baby is an Australian-designed and made kid’s play equipment business based in Grafton, NSW.  Their products are handmade from natural hardwood and designed with Pikler principles in mind to help children take healthy risks while having a ball!
Clay Sydney
With three studios for Clay classes OR Clay-at-Home kits, they also offer awesome ‘Muddy Kids’ clay kits for your little artist to create a mug, bowl or vase!  They also offer brilliant classes for kids at home or in person. Just $40 for kids, from $55 for grown-ups.