Hamper full of treasures from local businesses in the Blue Mountains.

I Love that I get to showcase another arrangement of beautiful gifts from local Blue Mountains businesses, as well as point you to the artists and business owners that have so generously donated them.

Local Business owners truely are a special breed of people, and many have had a hard year. Following them, supporting them, purchasing from them, really does make a difference.

I will draw the winner for this hamper on Friday.

So NOMINATE HERE

on our facebook page where the giveaway is being run.

You, as always are very deserving- so nominate yourself.

I encourage you also to think about someone else in your world that deserves this gift. It is so lovely to be thought of and encouraged. It also does us good to take a moment and think about the other people in our world.

Winnow Chocolates:

Almost too good to eat…but not really because they truely are even more delicious than they look.

These organic handmade chocolates are made in the Blue Mountains by Carolyn and her lovely family.

They create beautiful chocolate gifts for weddings, events, corporate gifts or of course just something to treat yourself.

I am not sure this gift box would be the same without these gorgeous contributions. Having them in my home and not eating them has been Really hard!

CLICK HERE  to visit the website and see their range of delights and where you can get some for yourself.

Eco Mountain:

A business dedicated to educating and resourcing you to live eco-friendly. Juliette from Eco-Mountain sources and sells only the best quality products to support you and your family in making sustainable choices.

Making environmentally friendly changes can seem overwhelming, Eco Mountain seeks to make that easier for you.

This stainless steel and bamboo smoothie travel mug is just one example of a small change that makes a big difference. This cup will keep drinks cold or hot depending on your wishes. It also comes with a brush to keep the stainless steel straw clean.

CLICK HERE to follow on Instagram and be inspired and educated on all the small and big changes you can make.

This store will be moving online to a brand new website really soon so make sure you ‘follow’ along to know where you can get shopping.

Mr & Mrs Vintage:

These candles can honestly be smelt all through my home and they aren’t even lit- they are SO beautiful.

This is but a small part of what this creative team do.

They are most famously known for their unique ability to restore furniture to old and new beauty.

Taking pieces that others walk past and finding potential and character is what they do best. They also do custom orders should you have a piece you want lovingly restored.

CLICK HERE to visit their website to see all the treasures they offer- candles and more!

Also be sure you follow their facebook page HERE to watch what they can do with gorgeous furniture- you will be inspired.

Linen Jungle:

Local artist and surface pattern designer Emma is truely a talent.

These 5 blank cards feature some of her designs and are so beautiful they could be framed on your wall.

Emma prints her artwork in various sizes and is always inspired with new designs.

CLICK HERE  to follow her and be inspired by her art and ability to create.

If you are looking for a print or set of cards then you definitely need to take a look.

One Mothers Love:

This local mumma set out to create beautiful, natural nourishing products that she feels comfortable using on and around her own young children.

Her range continues to grow and it all smells and feels so luxurious.

This whipped soap and bath soak are but two of the growing range of products she offers including a new face care range.

CLICK HERE  to see more from One Mothers Love. Perfect gifts for yourself or someone special.

To follow and support on facebook Click HERE.

Art for Ears:

How stunning are these handmade creations.

Wearable art for your ears!

Rachel- a local Blue Mountains mum doing her part to lift our spirits with colour and fun.

Add these to any outfit and you are sure to feel little happier, not to mention bring a smile to those who see you in them.

There are so many different designs to choose from, including clip ons for those without piercings.

CLICK HERE to check out these beautiful works of art. Follow and be inspired by this wonderful local small business.

Blue Mountain Bombs:

These beautiful bath bombs are hand made by local mum Kate, using only natural, plant based colours and essential oils. Lavender & Rosemary, Neroli, Cornflower, pink salt amoung them.

Soaking in a bath with beautiful oils and fragrances truely does make for a wonderful end to a day… or start to a day if you can indulge then.

What a beautiful treat for yourself, or a perfect gift for someone special.

CLICK HERE to look at some more of the beautiful creations on offer. Be inspired by how creative someone can be with these products. You can also find them stocked in Blue Mountains Coop, Nom Bulk Foods and Foothills Eco.

Chapters and Leaves:

A relatively new cafe situated in Faulconbridge boasts a truely impressive (and perhaps unrivalled) selection of tea.

Their extensive tea selection is complimented by an arrangement of tea wares and gifts for purchase- such as this bamboo keep me cup and strawberry cream tea. Even better, you can book a table, sample some tea with a delicious piece of cake, pull a book off the shelf to read and make an experience of being there.

CLICK HERE to discover where to find them as well as look at all they have available.

This thing called Life:

This ‘Breathe Again’ Essential oil roller is pre-made with all the best oils for supporting our vulnerable respiratory systems this time of year.

Young Living is a leading brand in therapeutic grade essential oils and oil based products. Skye from ‘This thing called Life’ is passionate about helping people discover the life enhancing benefits of essential oils- sharing inspiration, education and reducing the overwhelm on where to start.

Skye also has a powerful life story and is incredibly generous and authentic in sharing her life and its lessons through her blog and social media. Essential oils have been woven throughout her story and she is an inspiration to follow.

CLICK HERE  to visit her website. She also has Facebook and Instagram pages so click on those links also to follow along the journey.

Floral by Nature:

These soaps are a collaboration with ‘Soaps from Heather’, donated by Floral by Nature. They use the chemical free florals that Floral by Nature are famously known for growing.

These soaps look almost as good as having one of their bouquets sitting in your bathroom, and smell Devine too.

Floral by Nature provide our local community with a healthier, eco-conscious alternative to the mass Australian grown and Imported chemical laden flowers.

Flowers grown with love using organic methods, the way nature intended, without the use of any toxic chemicals or pesticides.

CLICK HERE to view all the offerings, including flowers for weddings and events. As well as confetti, edible flowers and bouquet subscriptions.

Also be sure to follow along on Instagram and facebook HERE for the constant beauty and inspiration from their blue mountains farm.

Yellow Tail Wine:

Several of these small 187ml bottles of Yellow Talk wine have been donated for this giveaway. The business didn’t want recognition for this but wanted to contribute.

4 different wines are featured in this little collection, a bit of white and a bit of red, something for everyone.

What a splendid little addition to this giveaway.

If you haven’t already nominated to do now:

NOMINATE HERE

The thread to nominate is on our facebook page above.

Take a look at these local businesses and remember them for when you are thinking of purchases.

It feels so good to support Local.

Good luck!

Sincerely, Rachel. xx

Rachel

Author Rachel

I am Mum to 3 little ones, aged 6,3 and almost 1, Wife to my high school crush, Midwife at our local hospital and Creator of 'Out of the Nest'. I hope more than anything to do all these things well and maybe empower and encourage others along the way. Though its quite the juggling act, and balls do drop ALOT, so I am happy to talk about that too. xx

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