Small business owners are encouraging Whitsunday residents to shop local this Christmas. Pictures: Laura Thomas/Supplied
Small business owners are encouraging Whitsunday residents to shop local this Christmas. Pictures: Laura Thomas/Supplied

Six ways to support Whitsunday businesses this Christmas

In what has been a trying year amid coronavirus closures, Christmas is the perfect time to spread some festive cheer and throw support behind Whitsunday-born businesses.

From fish lids to refreshing brews, here’s how you can put money back into the pockets of Whitsunday business owners this year.

Kind Complexions Skincare

If you’re looking for a fresh face to move into the new year, this all natural skincare brand could be the perfect gift.

Kind Complexions Skincare was launched by Riana Wronski during coronavirus lockdowns.

The Australian-made products are 100 per cent vegan and contain “no nasties”.

To shop the range of Kind Complexions Skincare, click here.

Riana Wronski launched Kind Complexions skincare in a bid to make the world of skincare a kinder place. Picture: Laura Thomas
Riana Wronski launched Kind Complexions skincare in a bid to make the world of skincare a kinder place. Picture: Laura Thomas

Pallion Point

Being sun safe never looked so good with the range of hats that put Whitsunday reef fish front and centre.

Pallion Point was founded by travel guru and Sailing Yogi Ashleigh Clarke and gets its name from the northernmost point of Haslewood Island, an area renowned for reef fish.

The online store is the home of the ‘Fish Lid’, which is jovially defined as ‘a removable, sun-safe, fish adorned topper for your noggin’.

In layman’s terms, the store stocks caps adorned with a stitched reef fish typically found in the region’s reefs and waterways.

To reel in your own Fish Lid, visit the online store here.

Ashleigh Clarke launched a new business Pallion Point in the height of the pandemic. Picture: Laura Thomas
Ashleigh Clarke launched a new business Pallion Point in the height of the pandemic. Picture: Laura Thomas

Haley J Ceramics

One-of-a-kind gifts and quirky crafts straight out of Strathdickie could make for the perfect Secret Santa present.

Haley Vogel launched Haley J Ceramics out of Pink Tank Studio and sells a range of ceramics from Christmas tree decorations to keep cups.

Each item is a labour of love and handcrafted with take-home kits also for sale so residents can get creative from the comfort of their own home.

To browse the pieces for sale at Haley J Ceramic, click here.

Haley Vogel from Pink Tank Studio and Haley J Ceramics is encouraging residents to shop local this Christmas. Picture: Laura Thomas
Haley Vogel from Pink Tank Studio and Haley J Ceramics is encouraging residents to shop local this Christmas. Picture: Laura Thomas

Mr Bean

The Whitsunday summer has people turning to a cooler beverage in a bid to beat the heat, and an extra energy caffeine kick won’t go astray.

Polly Muller launched Mr Bean about five years ago in a bid to bring a cool caffeine fix to the tropics.

The beans are freshly roasted in Melbourne before being shipped up north where Ms Muller grinds and brews them.

The perfect Christmas gift is also on offer in the form of espresso martini kits that include a bottle of cold brew, two glasses, a shaker and a strainer.

The kits can be shipped Australia wide with free delivery and are available here.

Polly Muller launched Mr Bean five years ago and has been bringing cold brew coffee to the region ever since. Picture: Supplied
Polly Muller launched Mr Bean five years ago and has been bringing cold brew coffee to the region ever since. Picture: Supplied

Rainbow Vision Journals

After what has been a tough year for many, a Whitsunday artist has given people the chance to disconnect and reflect with her new journal.

The Rainbow Vision journals are a series of eight books created by Sharon Dawn with prompts to help people bare all on the pages to get to the crux of what makes them happy.

The first two journals have been released with the third to follow in early 2021.

You can buy the Rainbow Vision journals here.

Sharon Dawn (Dewsbury) has launched a series of journals set to harness people's creativity to help them find happiness. Picture: Laura Thomas
Sharon Dawn (Dewsbury) has launched a series of journals set to harness people's creativity to help them find happiness. Picture: Laura Thomas

Manarlee

This bath and body brand is perfect for a last-minute stocking stuffer sure to sweeten the senses.

Owner Sarah Watson l aunched her handmade range almost eight years ago and stocks a range of soaps, body washes and bath bombs along with a home fragrance range.

To view the full range of goods available from Manarlee, including the Christmas range, by visiting the website here.


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