I am an official Not in Shops blogger.
Christmas is a big deal for us. It’s jam packed with family, food, presents, church, the whole sha-bang. We also do it twice because my family celebrates Christmas on the 7th of January. So shopping can get a little crazy!
Now we’ve moved from a small town to a big regional city (LOVE you Ballarat!) I’ve noticed that it’s a little trickier to find things that aren’t THE SAME. I’m really over walking into all the chain shops, comparing dollars off prices, and just seeing the same stuff over and over.
Not in Shops has some beautiful handmade, personalised products available. They’re all Australian businesses working hard to bring beautiful, unique products to their customers.
What’s my personal top 5?
These are beautiful. They come from Melbourne-based Sugar and Spice. The banners are hand sewn and individually designed and the fabric is beautiful too. We were lucky to have Not in Shops send us one of our own and I’ve put it by the door as it makes me smile when I notice it as I grab the keys. It’s an instant mood booster! Note: It came beautifully rolled and ironed, but kids were all over it – I kinda like it resembling this house. Slightly crumpled but full of love 😉
How gorgeous are these? I love the simplicty in their design and decor. So lovely. A Wooden Christmas Door Wreath, 25 cm diameter, your choice of four designs, plus wreath infill colour. Share your Christmas love with your visitors with this welcoming wooden Christmas wreath, the colour of the wreath can be themed to your Christmas colours. Choose between four designs, Little Christmas, Happy Holidays, Jolly and Joy, Love & Peace. They’re nice and easy to store too!
This would make a great Christmas gift and what good value for money too. The stocking is embroidered with a name of your choice and a matching bauble to boot. See what I did there?
Christmas Eve boxes are growing in popularity. They can be filled with new pjs, Christmas movies and goodies for children to enjoy the night before Christmas! If this tradition lasts for years in your household, you may as well invest in this beauty. Add your name or surname and have it on the box with a paint infill tag, finished with hinges and a gold box catch.
Size – 19.5 cm width, 17 cm height, 30 cm length.
This would make a fabulous addition to our wooden table. We’ve got a Christmas table cloth on there at the moment and it’s just a bomb site with kids! I really prefer beautiful runners and placemats to top off a table setting when children are involved. These would make a great gift if you were heading to someone else’s for Christmas lunch too!
Check out Not In Shops before it’s too late to order. What takes your fancy?