#PurchaseWithPurpose

Supporting Local Online Businesses

In the last few years Port Macquarie and many of the surrounding areas have battled severe drought, life threatening bushfires, the global pandemic and just this week – life changing floods.

Supporting local is a MUST for Holly Elson, local Mumma and founder of the TopKnot Girl brand.

Since founding the TopKnot Girl brand in April 2014, Holly has advocated for small local businesses.

Seeing our local region devistated by floods, Holly decided to pop together a list of LOCAL BRANDS that everyone can support, regardless of their location. All of these brands are Port Macquarie (or surrounds) based and by purchasing from them, your money will go back into our local community.

The owners of these small, online businesses spend their money locally on supplies, groceries, fresh produce, events etc. By making a purchase from a local online business, you are helping us help our region!

We loved this fantastic initiative of Holly’s and wanted to help spread the word about all these amazing local brands right here on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Let’s get behind local online businesses, purchase with purpose and help put much needed money back into our local economy. 🙏

“For every dollar spent at a local business, about $0.80 stays in the community.”
~ Picks and Giggles

Aleisa Byfield Artisan

Aleisa Byfield is a ceramic artist living in Port Macquarie.

Creating homewares, jewellery and artworks.

Finding inspiration in the diversity and unpredictability of the textures, patterns and colours of the hinterland and coastal environment, seeing beauty in the flaws, scars and imperfections that are often overlooked.

Devine Secrets

Divine Secrets offers a superb collection of scented soy wax candles, melts and diffusers.

The scented soy wax products are locally handmade in Port Macquarie by Lyndsay.

Lyndsay hand pours each and every candle, travel tins and melts using only the best quality soy wax and premium fragrance oils.

Diamond Dotz with Jess

Diamond Dotz with Jess offeres genuine high quality Diamond Dotz Painting Kits.

What are Diamond Dotz you ask? They’re the latest hand-crafting craze enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. The artwork is produced by applying a selection of coloured beads with tiny ‘diamond’ facets to a sticky printed image surface. This produces a stunning, sparkle effect that is both simple and easy to achieve at home.

Shop online or visit Diamond Dotz by Jess in Port Macquarie.

Essential Oil Essentialz

Essential Oil Essentialz has grown from Tamara’s love of oils.

Tamara and her family live in Wauchope.

Evelyn Jay

Evelyn Jay was born from Elle’s passion of self expression as an artist and her love of designing unique, boutique style jewellery.

Think Boho meets Luxe. All Evelyn Jay items are handmade by Elle.

Elle and her family have called Port Macquarie home for the past 12 years.

Flamingo Paperie Partner – Susan Hyland

As a lifelong cards and stationery addict, Susan is so excited to share with you Flamingo Paperie’s outstanding range of beautiful, unique, artist designed, cost effective and eco-friendly cards and stationery giftware.

Susan calls Port Macquarie home.

Gabriella Domin Art & Design

Gabriella is an artist, surface designer, art teacher and lover of all things bright and colourful.

Influenced by the landscape around her Gabriella creates colourful paintings, drawings, surface designs, handprinted fabrics and jewellery.

After 16 wonderful years in Sydney, Gabriella and her family moved back to Port Macquarie.

Hastings Hampers

Hastings Hampers showcase the wonderful local produce sourced only from the Mid North Coast.

Prue created Hastings Hampers to support local small businesses, while delivering an artisan range of gourmet products to enjoy.

Based in Port Macquarie, supplying 100% local produce in beautifully boxed gift hampers to suit any occasion.

HoneyButton Stables

In July 2011 Lauren and her family welcomed little Miss Honeybutton into the world. Unexpectedly arriving 3 months early with many months of worry and joy – the name Honeybutton was given to this little wonder. With a love of ponies from a very early age, the Honeybutton Stables brand was born.

Beautiful soft ponies and unicorns handmade with love by Lauren. Crafted in Port Macquarie with the highest quality materials from her own pattern. Custom orders available.

Inclusion Revolution

Wearable Advocacy – finding unity through diversity.

Inclusion Revolution is a local Port Macquarie brand that chooses to not just promote inclusion, but celebrate diversity, culture and unity.

Celebrating the things that make us different, makes us stronger, as individuals, and as a collective force.

The idea for Inclusion Revolution was inspired by Tenneayle’s miracle Lionheart, Sullivan. Who came into this world ready to not only change it, but transform it for the better.

Just Beautiful

Beauty is simplified at Just Beautiful.

Enjoy shopping online, with an extensive range of vegan, natural and/or organic, cruelty-free brand of cosmetics, skincare, hair and tanning products.

Or visit the Skincare and Makeup Bar in Port Macquarie.

LilliRose Design

Lilli Rose Design has a large selection of home decorating products sourced from high standard wholesalers around Australia.

Obsessed with quality, simple things and beautiful details.

Shop online or visit Lilli Rose Design in Port Macquarie.

Little Wild Flower Clothing

Fun and functional fashion options for your wild child.

Little Wild Flower Clothing is a locally owned family business located in Sancrox.

Em launched the Little Wild Flower brand with a focus on providing playful and wearable options for your little wild child. The inspiration behind the brand, her own daughter Dahlia.

Maple Bubs

An online baby and toddler lifestyle store stocking all necessities.

Originally from Toronto, Canada and now living in Port Macquarie, Caterina found the majority of shopping for her newborn was done through Instagram.

Caterina found so many amazing small companies with great quality items and wanted to create a one stop shop to make mum life easier. And that’s how Maple Bubs was born.

Mini Boss

Bringing funky clothing and accessories to your little ones.

Jess launched the Mini Boss brand in 2019, with a focus on affordable funky designs.

Shop online or visit Mini Boss in Port Macquarie.

Sawyer Botanica

As a certified Aromatherapist, Nikita loves creating ready to use essential oil based products for you and your family.

High quality, convenient and affordable.

Nikita and her family live in Port Macquarie.

TayMade

TayMade specialises in bath and body products.

Bath bombs, bath salts and scented sachets.

All locally handmade in Port Macquarie by Taylor.

The Crystalest

Started in 2020, The Crystalest is a locally owned and operated family business.

Jasmine created The Crystalest brand to share her love of crystals and inspire you to live your best life.

All crystals available have been carefully selected and lovingly cleansed in the beautiful ocean off Port Macquarie. Charged up in the gentle morning sun or the moonlight and ready for you to use.

The Village Bungalow

An online boutique for the free-spirited based in Wauchope.

A collection of bohemian fashion, jewellery and eclectic homewares hand picked from travels near and far.

Shannel created The Village Bungalow in 2018 to share her love for unique bohemian wares with everyone.

TopKnot Girl

The TopKnot Girl brand was born in April 2014 from a small studio in Port Macquarie.

Locally owned and operated by husband and wife team, Nathan and Holly.

TopKnot Girl specialises in quality, functional and stylish headwear for all ages.

VIXSA

Creating Wrap Carriers and Journey Cards for the modern mum and bub.

In 2015 two friends and new mothers, Charline and Lekisha, discovered their common love for baby-wearing. Disheartened by the lack of fashionable, natural and lightweight options on the market they decided to create their own.

Originally a Sydney duo, Charline and her family now call Port Macquarie home.