#ShopLocal This Festive Season!

Shop local this festive season!

The festive season is a very busy time of year and most people don’t have time to travel around  to go shopping. Luckily, the Yass Valley is spoilt with choice with boutique shopping outlets filled with unique and locally source gifts and experiences for the young, old and in between!  You will fall in love with shopping locally!

Venture out to the surrounding villages for a more intimate shopping experience. By shopping local, you will be rewarded with service with a smile and unique local gifts that are hard to match in big city outlets. The Yass Valley has an array of great local business who offer everything from homewares and clothing to local produce and much more. As well as the boutique stores there are many fantastic local experiences that make for great gift ideas!

 

An ideal gift… 

Yass Valley Gift Cards are an ideal gift for anyone from loved ones to teachers, clients and colleagues. These gift cards allow you to choose your own experience, product or service and can be redeemed at over 100 business within the Yass Valley. Gift cards can be loaded with amounts from $10 – $1,000 and are available for purchase at the Yass Valley Information Centre, and 7 other locations across Yass Valley. While you are here, why not browse our selection of local produce, wine, books, kid’s toys and much more!

 

Local Markets

The Yass Community Markets, the Murrumbateman Village Markets and the Binalong Community Markets  are a great place to get some Christmas shopping done! With traders from all over the region coming together to showcase their products and produce, you will be sure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. This is also a great way to meet the makers and become familiar with their work!

Comur St

Merchant Campbell  provides a wide range of beautiful, unique and well-designed home furnishing and lifestyle products. From tablecloths, jewellery and stationary to furnishings, garden pieces and interior pieces you will not fail to find the perfect gift! Send your best Christmas wishes with a flower bouquet from Country Charm! These festive flowers will bring joy to anyone’s day!  Creators Nest is a store where you will find hand-made products made with purpose, passion and uniqueness. Browse through an array of specially made wares that are not only stunning but also local! Gift Makers of Yass are the Yass Arts and Craft Co-operative. Here you will find an amazingly diverse range of jewellery and accessories. The talented members make everything by hand!

Inspired Crafts is the one stop shop for all this crafts! Here you will find the perfect present for an arts and craft lover as they stock sewing supplies, ribbons, fabrics, knitting wool and scrap booking supplies! Comur House has a range of wonderful homewares and gifts. Kaffiene 2582 is a trendy coffee shop and homewares shop. Head down and enjoy a coffee while browsing the boutique clothing and homewares for sale.

And don’t forget that the Yass Valley Information Centre holds the largest local cellar door for wines in the Yass Valley region, we also stock an abundance of local produce, books, souvenirs, kid’s toys and so much more! Open 7 Days, we even offer gift wrapping!

Binalong

Binalong is a quaint village just a short 25 minutes out of the Yass Township. The Old Produce Store Binalong showcases regional artisans including sculptors, painters as well as award winning organic produce and hand crafted goodies!

Bowning

The Crisp Galleries is an extraordinary Gift Gallery of local award winning glass by owner Peter Crisp. The gallery also has a selection of fine food and gourmet gifts, kitchen accessories, lavender products, pottery, hand crafted jewellery and much more! The Bowning Antique Centre, you will be sure to find something for every person. The items here range from beautiful antique furnishings, light fittings, glassware, ceramic and china to antiques of the future! Additionally, there is a large range of collectables including prints, movie posters and retro jewellery! Bowning is a village bursting at the seams with great sights, antiques and history!

Murrumbateman

Robyn Rowe Chocolates are made with the highest quality products which makes them delicious, smooth, glossy and creamy.  Hand crafted locally in Murrumbateman, these chocolates make for the perfect gift for anyone who loves these moreish delicacies! The Win’s Creek Meadery gift shop is a store where you will find beautiful handmade ceramics, beeswax candles, gorgeous quilts, stained glass ornaments and of course, honey! Beth’s Garden Delights specialises in jams, marmalades and sauces made from all natural, locally grown produce. These ranges of jams, sauces and marmalades can be found at a number of locations including the Yass Valley Information Centre, Murrumbateman Winery and the Murrumbateman Village Markets. Murrumbateman is the hub for award winning cool climate wines, delicious local produce and products. Being only a short 15 minute drive from the Yass Township, why not venture out and spoil your loved ones, or yourself this festive season?

 

Experiences

As well as all of these great gift ideas, Yass Valley is also full of wonderful experiences perfect for gifting! One Tree Hill Alpaca Farm and Clearview Alpacas offer wonderful hands on alpaca experiences. These businesses also offer workshops throughout the year and also have gift shops on site! Carey’s Caves is set in a spectacular limestone landscape and features naturally sculpted rock formations. A cave tour is the perfect gift for the adventurous, young or old! Cooradigbee Fossil Tours also makes for the perfect gift for adventure buffs!

By shopping local, you are supporting families in the Yass Valley community. These families work hard to ensure both residents and visitors alike are spoilt for choice, not only at Christmas time, but all year round so why not give back this Christmas by shopping local?

Merry Christmas to all, from the Visit Yass Valley Team.

*DISCLAIMER: This is just a suggested list and does not include all businesses in the Yass Valley. For all information on opening hours and more shopping experiences, please visit the Yass Valley website.*