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SHOP LOCAL: Newcastle live local Christmas gift giving guide

Christmas is just around the corner. Let’s shop local!

The festive season is once again upon us. And like the dreaded Christmas Day rerun of the griswalds, there’s no escaping it. It is the season of giving though so we thought we would put together a gift guide for y’all because shop local, buy local this Christmas.

Maker Store Adamstown

This delightful mesh of brilliant ideas should be the very first stop on your Christmas shopping trip. Four amazing young women owning and running a store selling amazing and hand-curated things. Everything from jewellery, to essential oils, amazing (forever lasting) floral arrangements, clothes, gifts everything. Go there immediately.

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The Grateful Carrington

Speaking of female-run businesses why not make the grateful your next stop? A delicious collection of amazing clothes that will see you and your loved ones through summer as well as jewellery and gift boxes you can’t go wrong. Oh and they also donate a portion of proceeds to charity. Yasssss!

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Blackbird Corner on Darby street

I say this every year but Blackbird Corner is my favourite Christmas shopping destination. If you’re looking for something special, something pretty, but mostly something a bit quirky this is the place to be.

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Olive Tree Market

If you’re looking for something really unique and a little bit special why not go to the olive Tree Christmas market? There are two left before Christmas this Saturday the 1st and the 15th. Bliss.

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Cream Hunter Street Mall / Darby Street

Is there a fashun addict in the fam? Think they have everything in their wardrobe already! Think again, friend. Cream is the #1 bae upcycle queens and you’re sure to pick up something truly unique. Oh and it’s much better for the environment to buy upcycled stuff. Duh.

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Local seafood from Live Mud Crabs

There’s nothing like freshly cooked prawns from a local. The folks Live Mud Crabs sell 100% Australian seafood trucks on Lake Macquarie & Hunter all Christmas week including Christmas Eve Think freshly cooked Prawns, freshly opened Sydney Rock Oysters, freshly cooked Blue Swimmer Crabs, live Mud Crabs, salmon & barra.

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Written by Newcastle Live

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