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Share the love: 10 Aussie businesses you should support this Valentine’s Day

- February 9, 2023 4 MIN READ
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Ah, Valentine’s Day – the day of love. What better time to put a spotlight on some of the wonderful Aussie businesses that are doing good in the world?

Every day, thousands of amazing small to medium-sized businesses in Australia pay it forward by supporting their local communities, donating to not-for-profits and charities, and ensuring ethical and sustainable practices that have a lighter impact on our planet’s resources. All while bringing us quality products that delight us and solutions to make our lives easier.

This Valentine’s Day, we urge you to show the love by shopping for gifts with businesses who are having a big impact. These ten businesses are a great place to start.

Spend With Us

1. Spend With Us

Spend With Us is an online shopping marketplace and directory for Australian rural and regional small businesses who have been impacted by bushfire, drought, and coronavirus. Browse their website for the perfect gift from a small Aussie biz, or grab a gift card.

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Bent Shed Produce

2. Bent Shed Produce

Bent Shed Produce grows and harvests Australian native produce to create their delicious range of native plant foods. This impact-driven biz is focused on keeping Indigenous food culture alive with workshops for schools, business and private groups. Their website includes free resources for growing native produce, and information about the rich culinary and agricultural knowledge of First Nations people.

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Ronnie John gifts for men

3. Ronnie John

Looking for a meaningful gift for a man in your life? Ronnie John is an Aussie online store that source gorgeous gifts for men (and a few for the ladies too) from all-Australian artisans and stockists. They are dedicated to supporting fellow Aussie makers, designers and owners, and also support a range of charities and local fundraisers.

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Laverty Apothecary

4. Laverty Apothecary

Laverty Apothecary boast a gorgeous range of handmade and all-natural beauty, cosmetic and personal care products. All supplies for their products are sourced locally and interstate, supporting Australian businesses. They’ll even create a personalised scent to your liking!

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The Mountain Merchant

5. The Mountain Merchant

The Mountain Merchant’s range of unique gifts for men, women and kids include home decor pieces, kids’ toys, furniture items and clothing, all sourced from fellow Aussie suppliers and businesses.

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Edible Beauty

6. Edible Beauty

Edible Beauty believe taking care of our skin includes taking care of the environment. Their naturopathic range of skin products are vegan and non-toxic, containing only ocean-friendly and cruelty-free ingredients. Their packaging is 100 per cent recyclable and they have implemented a recycling program for customers.

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Iris and Wool

7. Iris and Wool

This Aussie fashion brand creates products from 100 per cent Australian Merino wool sourced from their local community and industry of wool producers. Iris and Wool also donate knitted beanies to children with cancer, and $1 from each sale goes to the Childhood Cancer Association.

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Edible Blooms

8. Edible Blooms

This family-owned Aussie biz partners with Australian suppliers and food producers to create their stunning edible bouquets, hampers and gift boxes. A true profit-for-purpose business who put their money where their mouth is, the Edible Blooms team has donated over $250,000 to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

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Plants in a Box

9. Plants in a Box

Not only will Plants in a Box deliver healthy, homegrown plants from their nursery to your front door, they also created the first home-compostable plant packaging system – The Plant Traveller. These green thumbs are a proud partner of ReForest Now and supporter of other eco organisations, outreaches and causes.

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Swimming in Stones

10. Swimming in Stones

This Aussie small business provides bespoke jewellery handcrafted by a small team of artisans in Jaipur, India, using traditional practices and natural gemstones. The company is dedicated to supporting their artisans ethically, with a comfortable working environment and each maker receiving one per cent of sales revenue on top of their living wage. Swimming in Stones also pledges one per cent of sales to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

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Tell us about the good stuff your biz is up to!

We know there are thousands of other amazing Aussie businesses out there doing great things in the world and we want to hear about them! If your small biz is doing things differently to have a positive impact on your community or the planet, let us know by sending us a message here.

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