But for those that are still open, one thing we can do to help and show our support is to continue (and tell others) to buy from them. And, with the beautiful, quality wares and items they offer, that really shouldn’t be too much of an ask.
So, with that said, here are of our favourite gifts you can buy from under $50 for yourself or someone else.
Founded by Rebecca Veskler in 2016, Sol Cups is a sustainable Australian homewares brand that aims to significantly reduce the amount of nonrecyclable materials dumped into landfills every day. These filter sticks will purify water and absorb toxins.
The Personal Print was founded in 2018 by Australian husband and wife duo Mina and Atina Sawires. The pair saw a gap in the market for personalised tech accessories so decided to launch their own offering.
The Base Collective is Australia’s first magnesium-focused skin care company, founded by Melbourne-based duo Carly Poutney and Cassie Sanghvi. All its products are vegan, organic and made in Australia.
Since the brand began 15 years ago, Jones & Co’s founder Jennifer Jones, along with Creative Director Jennifer Sampson still designs every product in the range from their studio in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The range includes pots, vases, sculptures, mugs and soap dishes.
Founded by Australian mum-of-one Courtney Love, Bend by Courtney features a range of ethical and sustainable yoga props, including this cork yoga block that’ll help you or the yogi in your life to deepen these poses.
New Australian company Floraly was started with the mission of becoming the country’s most sustainable flower gifting company. Flowers, which start at $50, are sourced from farm-fresh on-demand, meaning there’s minimal flower waste and they arrive still in bud so bloom in your home and therefore, last longer.
After discovering a dry skin condition on the surface of her daughter’s skin, Melbourne mum Michelle Wang started to explore natural skincare. This eventually led her to found luxury body oils company Arithmos. Today, Michelle hand blends all the oils in micro-batches herself.