Buy from the bush: 14 Christmas gift ideas from regional Australia

Looking to shop differently this Christmas? Get your gifts from regional Australia and show your support for communities facing the drought.

A few weeks ago, small businesses in drought-hit areas across New South Wales and Queensland were steeling themselves for what looked likely to be a low-key Christmas. Then the #buyfromthebush campaign launched and things literally changed overnight for many of these businesses as orders poured in from across Australia.

As one small business owner said, a single dollar goes a long way especially during this time of hardship. Buying from a rural business doesn’t just support that business alone but an entire town’s economy and community.

Here are 14 gift ideas from regional small businesses that belong on every Christmas list.

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