With Christmas only two weeks away (eek!) shopping for gifts for loved ones is a task relished by some. For others, not so much. The festive ones among us have most likely had presents hidden away in a cupboard since January and they are now wrapped and labelled and sitting under the Christmas tree. For others, you know who you are, last minute late night shopping on Christmas Eve is the norm. Am I right?
So which type of Christmas person are you?
Well if you are still on the lookout for inspiration, some great ideas and some super bargains, now more than ever is the time to shop local – Mt Martha local that is. Our retail community has had the most trying year, so let’s support them as much as we possibly can.
Mt Martha Village has a host of cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, post office, bottle shop and design businesses too, as well as some very special boutiques and gift stores that give Mt Martha such an individual flavour and offer locals so much to choose from.
Pomme is a 'trove' (a store of valuable and delightful things). Here you are sure to find something a little bit different. Their carefully curated range of handmade and limited-edition items always delights and surprises.
Expect to see exquisite clothing, artwork, jewellery, glass and ceramic decorator items and accessories from around the world. Since 2003, Pomme has sought out local artists & makers from studios all over Australia, France, UK and Portugal.
Have you popped into Cibo in Mt Martha Village lately? Sisters Bianca and Tanya have put together the most divine selection of goodies for Christmas presents, Kris Kringles, teacher's gifts and Christmas stockings. So inspiring and delicious. An amazing array of panettone have now arrived in store too including the Dolce & Gabbana selection by Fiasconaro. Limited stocks are available so get in quick – and take a big shopping bag with you!
With a presence on the Peninsula for over 20 years, Main Exposure always ensures they stock the labels and designs that their loyal customers love as well as offering tourists a beautiful range to choose from. The Mt Martha store also offers a really gorgeous selection of gifts and homewares in coastal colours with loads of greenery.
Tingo is a delight for all the senses. An Aladdin's cave of gorgeousness, Tingo's philosophy is to offer a complete solution for their stylish customers, from children's toys and books to women's clothing and gifts for men.
Their wide selection offers something for all age groups, making it a one stop pure style shop. They have such a fascinating array of gift books sitting alongside stunning bags, beautiful homewares and specialised gifts too.
Mt Martha Newsagency:
As well as being a central hub for all stationery, newspapers and magazines, the Mt Martha Newsagency has a huge selection of Christmas cards, wrapping paper, crackers and decorations. You can also stock up on puzzles, games and toys for the kids, magazine subscriptions, Darrell Lea chocolates and loads of well priced trinkets and gifts for all the family.
Mt Martha Village is also home to:
Danckert Real Estate
Milk Bar & Co
The Rasoi Indian Restaurant
Wok On Bay
Mt Martha Fine Foods
Beach Box Fish & Chips
Sheep Station Bakehouse
Chatterbox Hair & Beauty
IGA Supermarket & Liquor
Bell's Quality Meats
Terry Bateman Amcal Pharmacy
South Coast Foot Clinic
Pace Exercise Physiology
Surf Coast Foot Clinic
Mt Martha Optical
Simon Clement Osteopath
Coastal Music School
Kiel & Co