Gifts for the season of gifting – PayPal’s top picks to support rural communities

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Christmas is around the corner and with COVID-19 restrictions easing slowly but surely across Australia, we can look forward to reuniting with family and friends. Before we make it to the much-anticipated celebrations, many of us rack our brains to find the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and the pressure is on to pick a meaningful and memorable gift.

To lend a little inspiration we’ve rounded up our top Christmas gift ideas for 2021, and thanks to our friends at Buy From The Bush, all of these gifts support rural communities across Australia.  

Foodies Galore

Rosie's Boutique Condiments Honey Mustard Dressing
Honey Mustard Dressing.


Honey Mustard Dressing – $13.90

Rosies Boutique Condiments

Handcrafted with fresh, natural ingredients, and locally sourced honey, this NSW-made dressing is certified gluten and dairy free and goes well with a wide range of dishes. Whether you’re cooking fish, red meats, stir fries, steamed vegetables, or simply making a salad, the honey mustard-flavour can double up as a dressing or marinade.

Love the taste of sweet chilli? Time to give their Chilli and Capsicum Jam a try too! 

Jemmervale Designs Long Grazing Board
Long Grazing Board.

Long Grazing Board - $130

Jemmervale Designs

As a nation of cheese lovers, get ready to impress this year by filling this 85cm by 17cm cheeseboard with a fancy combination of cheeses, tapas or canapes. Made from Victorian Ash timber, each board is equipped with genuine leather handles and oiled with high quality food grade oil.

Cathy Hamilton Christmas Card Pack
Christmas Card Pack.

Art Lovers

Cathy Hamilton Artworks

Australiana Christmas Card Pack - $7 - $35

Available individually or in a pack of 6, each card is printed with an original drawing of an Australian bush animal by local artist Cathy Hamilton. Gift these to fellow art and culture enthusiasts as collector’s items, or mail them to friends living overseas as souvenirs.

Gunhinharrung (Grandmother) - $299

Lizzy Stageman Art

This original, Contemporary Aboriginal art piece by Indigenous Australian artist Lizzy Stageman, is a poignant depiction of her relationship with her grandmother. Printed on 47cm by 47cm cotton rag paper, this predominantly-pink artwork will subtly brighten any room in your home. 

Resin Hanging Gum Leaf & Gumnut - $2.95 - 4.95

Resin Hanging Gumnut
Resin Hanging Gumnut.

Botanica Home

Add an Australian touch to your Christmas party by hanging some elegantly crafted resin gumnuts and leaves in your living room or dining room. Given the subtlety of these delicate sage green, pink, gold gum and white furnishings, you might leave them hanging in your house all year round!


Treasure Chest Leather Bracelet
Leather Bracelet.

LJ Leather Bracelet - $18

Treasure Chest Co.

Treasure Chest Elsa Lariat
Elsa Lariat.

Made from genuine leather, freshwater pearls and available in various sizes, this affordable handmade bracelet makes a perfect friendship charm.

Elsa Lariat - $40

Treasure Chest Co.

The Elsa Lariat is an extra-long version of the LJ Leather Bracelet, which you can wrap around your neck in a variety of ways to suit your personal aesthetic.

Leather Toiletry Bag - $170

Saddler and Co Leather Toiletry Bag
Leather Toiletry Bag.

Saddler & Co.

Available in Cocoa, Black, and Caramel, this durable toiletry bag has been handcrafted from natural, full grain leather. Upon request, Saddler & Co. will customise your bag with a monogram or name, offering a unique, personalised gift for your loved one.

A5 Leather Cover - $160

Saddler & Co

Available in Black, Brown, Caramel, Tan, Navy, and Cocoa, this sleek journal cover, hand-crafted with full grain Australian leather, serves as an instant upgrade to your A5 journal or diary, while providing long-lasting protection.

Self-care and Wellness

Soy Candle
Soy Candle.

Australiana Boxed Soy Candle – $34.95


Available in various sizes, Meeraboo’s hand-poured, non-toxic soy candles are made from 100% soy wax and a blend of fragrance and essential oils, perfect for aromatherapy. With fresh notes of clove, fir needle, leafy greens, and a hint of lemongrass, this candle encapsulates the grassy scents of Australia.

Washpool Sleep Easy Bath Bomb
Sleep Easy Bath Bomb.

Sleep Easy Bath Bomb - $6.50

Washpool Skin Wellness

This handmade, all-natural, palm oil free bath bomb contains magnesium sulphate to increase magnesium levels, grapeseed oil for gentle moisturising, as well as essential oil blends with lavender, chamomile and sandalwood.

 Reversible Long Sleeved One Piece
Reversible Long Sleeved One Piece.

Summer Fun for Kids

Harvest Grove Reversible Long Sleeved One Piece - $69.95


This long sleeved one-piece swimsuit, available for girls aged 3 – 11, offers optimal sun protection (rated UPF 50+ by ARPANSA). What’s more, its reversible nature gives your kids a daily choice between a green floral design and a stripy design with harvest moons.

 Hattie and Mouse Cookie Cutters
Cookie Cutter Farm Animals.

Reindeer 3D Standing Cookie Cutter - $24.95

Hattie & Mouse

Is your child an aspiring baker? Or does your child simply love making and eating cookies? Though this cookie cutter set is perfect as a Christmas gift for children, you can also purchase it as a pre-Christmas gift for some family bonding time ahead of the big day.


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