Being concious of our impact on the environment & buying smart whilst on a budget can be difficult I know, but supporting small, handmade & eco friendly businesses is something very close to my heart.
Coming from a family of makers & shakers myself, I have a deep appreciation for spending my money on things that were created out of someone’s passion & creativity, things that are made with love & pride, that take time to create & support families not big corporations & are ethically made ♡
These items stand the test of time & will be cherished by me & my littles until they are handed down to the next generation!
I find alot of things that I absolutely adore, but simply can’t afford to buy on our family’s budget. I get around this by taking advantage of sales & buying staple pieces I know we will get alot of use out of, whether it be toys, clothing or decor. Also Afterpay! If used carefully, this is a really useful tool.
I want to share some of my favourite small businesses with you all, these stores are all run by beautiful souls who share my appreciation for creativity, handmade, & the environment ♡
You will find some wonderful ideas for Christmas gifts this year which is fast approaching! For some of these stores I have a discount to pass on to you all too which makes it even nicer!
Shop mindfully for your style & budget and you’ll be left with a feeling of deep satisfaction rather than falling into the impulsive consumerism that blows up around this time of year! Think about the wrapping too – my kids love decorating recycled brown paper with jute string & making cards, great way to create personalised wrap & less impact on the environment by recycling where possible.
In no particular order, here are some of my favourite small biz stores!
For all things nature play & montessori learning, you will find everything from wooden toys, play prompts, sensory & small world play, books and so much more! Use code MUMNEEDSCOFFEE for a discount!
Dough My Dear Playdough
My favourite playdough in the universe! Scented with the most beautiful aromas & 100% non toxic, perfect party gifts or stocking fillers for little ones! Use code MUMNEEDSCOFFEE for a discount!
Little Monkee Moos
Whimsical & realistic animal art by talented Aussie artist Ljae. Prints, flash cards & more, her art appeals to young & old alike!
Frankie Jae & Me
Beautiful leather footwear for little ones, designed in Australia & really well priced! My babes live in theirs! Use code FRANKIE10 for a discount!
Page & Pine
Handmade in Australia by a gorgeous couple, so many amazing wooden toys & decor! We love our alphabet blocks, their attention to detail is phenomenal!
My Family Book
Beautiful customised cloth books for little ones, these make a gorgeous gift to be cherished forever!
Mama + Daisy
Prints & cards with a difference – you plant them and daisies grow! Beautiful artwork printed on seeded card, I love these so much! They have a gorgeous Chistmas range too!
Beautiful jewelry that can be personalised making it that little bit more special! Great gifts for mamas. Use code MUMNEEDSCOFFEE15 for a discount!
Mom k Baby
Handmade clothing & footwear for littles, her pieces are devine!!
Oliver & Amber
Handmade crochet goodies for littles, her fur pom beanies are my fave! She will not be reopening until March 2019
The Mum Life
For all things stylish for mama & child, so many beautiful brands stocked here! Clothing, decor & play. Use code MUMNEEDSCOFFEE for a discount!
Mini Zoo Shop
Your one stop shop for animal small world play! Australia’s biggest range of all the brands you love like Schleich, Mojo, CollectA & more!
The Small Folk
Photo via The Small Folk ♡
So many beautiful goodies that encourage holistic play & learning! Wooden toys, books, small world play & more.
Ladybug Custom Print Design
Custom prints, milestone cards & more! Her milestone cards are my fave, beautiful thick card, matte finish & rounded corners!
Klader & Hem
Think Scandi, eclectic & funky, here you will find so many unique gifts for all ages! Use code COFFEETIME for a discount!
Photo via Baeb Label ♡
The sweetest Monstera leaf teether for all you tropic loving babes!
Baby Jumpie Store
For all you monochrome loving mamas!
Itchy Baby Co.
A super useful gift for babies & new mums! We absolutely swear by this brand & the whole fam uses it. Aussie owned & made using all natural ingredients. Perfect for sensitive skin & eczema sufferers!
Baltic Amber & birthstone bracelets, anklets & necklaces, all handmade with such attention to detail!
Photo via Dusty Child ♡
Beautiful clothing & accessories for all you boho beach loving babes!
Dannie and Lilou
Gorgeous handmade clothing for your littles, so many beautiful coordinating outfits for boys & girls, great for special occasions!
Fawn & Lace
Photo via Fawn & Lace ♡
Beautiful handmade bonnets that support women at risk. Eco concious, slow fashion pieces made with so much love!
Photo via Boho Motherhood ♡
Gorgeous tees for mamas & littles & great selection of oil blends. Use code COFFEE10 for a discount.
Gorgeous boho clothing for mamas & littles
Curated vintage & eco friendly goodies including Osh Kosh overalls. Use code MUMNEEDSCOFFEE for a discount
Clothing for mamas & littles including brands like The Bee and the Fox, Savage Seeds, etc.
Piper & Me
Pic by @my3ratbagz3614
Gorgeous clothing for mamas & littles including matching sibling outfits
Pic via Eco Child ♡
Huge range of ecofriendly goodies for mamas & littles, this is where I buy our Natursutten dummies from!
Hand woven, ethically made baskets, moses baskets etc.
The Lost Gypsies
Beautiful fashion for mamas and minis, designed & made in Australia
The most lucious range of all natural aromatic bath & body products
Lastly, I want to also include my little store!
Bespoke tiedye & knitwear for babies, kids, adults & home! Custom orders are my specialty & every piece is one of a kind! Use code MUMNEEDSCOFFEEBLOG for a discount!
I hope you love these beautiful stores as much as I do!
This is not sponsored in any way, just sharing the love ♡