Buying local, supports our community. The stats are there to prove it! For every $100 spent in a local business, up to $70 stays in our community. This is compared to only $3 when we shop online from a store located outside Greater Bendigo.
Most restaurants, cafes, shops, winemakers and the like sell vouchers.
Here are some local goodies to buy and businesses to support:
Aria and Jett Lockwood
Beautiful handmade candles, melts and room diffusers made in Lockwood ariaandjett.com
Art With Heart
Unique hand painted cheese boards and accessories made in any colours of your choice. facebook.com/tcartwithheart/
Art on View 18 View Street
Local art, as well as artist-designed cards, tea towels, cushions, jewellery, paintings, prints, small sculptures & dry etchings.
Bendigo Brittle various stockists and online
You can’t go wrong buying brittle! Comes in a number of nut varieties and also vegan too. bendigobrittle.com.au
Bendigo Pottery Midland Highway, Epsom
Not just a pottery but a treasure trove of artist studios and you’ll definitely find a unique gift for that special someone.
Deck the Halls High Street, Golden Square
Christmas decorations and more – located in Plumes Emporium
Dixon’s Driving School Bendigo region
Gift vouchers available via their website
Flow Retreat Spring Gully
Float therapy, mindfulness and sensory immersive experiences – designed to quiet the chatter of the mind, bring you back to the present moment and put your body, mind and spirit into a state of calm … flow.
Gathered 79 View Street
A lifestyle boutique offering a carefully curated range of locally made and globally sourced homewares.
Grounded View Street
Homewares and coffee! facebook.com/Grounded.Bendigo
Hartley’s Hunting and Fishing 8 Stafford Street, California Gully
For all your fishing and hunting needs
Cute bespoke baby Christmas romper via etsy
Indulge Fine Belgian Chocolates Shop 26 Bendigo Bank Central
Bars, individual chocolates, hampers and more – made right here in Bendigo
Jumping Jack Design Co
Custom shadowlight boxes and baubles made in Bendigo
Kerri-Ann Abbott High Street, Golden Square (in HelloWorld Travel)
Handmade porcelain dolls and figurines
KIN skin makeup body Bath Lane
A boutique beauty salon and makeup bar offering expert service from experienced therapists. Stockist of results-based skincare and makeup.
Lanamee Killians Walk
A new gift shop with locally-made items. https://lanamee.com.au/christmas/
Little Blue Candle Co
Hand poured soy candles with 100% natural products.
Little Red Candle Co
Their Christmas candle range includes Santa’s Treats, White Christmas, Everything Nice, Three Wise Men & Little Bit of Pud.
Local massage oil and body soap family business founded in 2016. They use only the highest quality Australian ingredients.
Our Sensory Life
Since 2019, this local business has been growing and understanding what it means to experience sensory differences and to understand the connection between neurodivergence and our mental health.
Plumes’ Emporium High Street, Golden Square
Over 40 local businesses and creators!
Pure Maiden Farm Maiden Gully
Locally grown flowers puremaidenfarm.com.au/shop
Red Balloon Farm Bridgewater
An art studio, fancy chooks for the backyard, quail, geese and a resident goat called Craig make this a delightful place to visit. Open by appointment Just call or message 0407 685 601
Refresh Day Spa Garsed Street
Candles, gift cards, and of course, massage vouchers
Sarah the Painter
Wall art, pots and beautiful hand-painted Christmas baubles
That Foliage Life
Based in Bendigo, by Judie, a passionate plant mum who is dedicated to empowering plant lovers to grow a lush collection by supplying quality indoor plants and practical and non-judgemental advice to keep them thriving.
The Meadow 75-77 View Street
Clothing and accessories for everyone; featuring a mix of Australian and International labels.
The Mill Markets Castlemaine
The Personalised Factory
Personalised tags and other clever things! facebook.com/thepersonalisedfactory
Uniquely Bendigo at the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre, Pall Mall
Purchase a gift voucher online to then spend at one of the many fabulous businesses in Rochester whilst admiring the silo art. Don’t forget to pack an empty esky! rochester.org.au
Vogue Nature Bath Lane
Not only great flowers, but vases/wines/nail polishes just to name a few!