Last Christmas, we published an article about how you could help Queenslanders in the bush while doing your Christmas shopping. Sadly, a year on, the drought has worsened and Outback Aussies need our help more than ever. Whether you are doing your Christmas shopping, buying for a new baby or a birthday, or picking up a gift just because, why not consider buying from a retailer in the West? Here are seven more bush businesses to support this year…
The Linen Cupboard is a gorgeous clothing and homewares store on Railway Street in Dirranbandi. The owner, Karena, also runs an online store for anyone who can’t make it out to South West Queensland.
Moble Liberty stocks a beautiful range of handmade scarves, hankies, bibs, bags and scrunchies, all sewn on the owner’s property in Quilpie. If you are looking for a relaxing Outback escape, you can even stay on their property, Moble Homestead. Check out this beautiful photo below by Edwina Robertson, featuring one of Moble Liberty’s neck scarves.
Country Allure is a fabulous lifestyle brand that is based out of Blackwater in the Central Highlands. They sell everything from bags to jewellery, to clothes, shoes and decor. If you love cowhide leather goods, you will be bound to find something that you love here.
RK Weston Wear is a one-woman business that hails from Windorah, in the heart of the Channel Country. With AfterPay on offer, it’s near impossible to resist their clothing, accessories, shoes, kids wear and more.
For stocking-stuffers this year, check out Tamara’s Craft Creations in Dirranbandi. Tamara’s Craft Creations sells a beautiful range of homemade candles, lotions, soaps, fragrances, jewellery and more. Tamara offers free shipping on all orders over $50 around Australia.
Based out of Chinchilla is Lilac-Apple Jewellery, a quirky homemade jewellery and accessories store. Sally offers free shipping on all orders around Australia over $80, and free delivery around town.
Kennedy & Grace in Clermont is a modern homewares boutique with a “country Hamptons feel”. Whether you are shopping for something for the house, something to wear or a special gift for someone this year, you will be bound to find it at Kennedy & Grace.