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Put something local under your Christmas Tree

Steph Simmonds and Nancy Randall have their giftshop shelves well stocked at Randall’s Newsagency, or you can shop online at Photo TWH

Tricia Duffield

There are just ten days until Christmas, but there’s still plenty of time to get the perfect gift to put under the tree.

And while you’re thinking about Christmas shopping, think local, and support your local stores, which have plenty of useful, thoughtful, and unusual gifts.

Randall’s Newsagency is always a must-stop shop for gifts, especially presents that have a unique take on Bourke.

Nancy Randall said the support for the local products had been overwhelming, with some of her most popular items either pre-sold or sold out as soon as they hit the shelves.

Nancy’s decision to take a risk and come up with a locally inspired and designed range of board shorts and other clothing items has proven to be a retail success.

“The idea for the board shorts was our brainwave and then we had Laura Gillard do the design and pull it all together,” Nancy said.

“The board shorts are printed with iconic Bourke images like Splashe Cola and meat pies and yabbies.

“Then we had them manufactured and we have had a huge number of pre-sales before they even hit our shores, they’ve been going crazy.

“We’re nearly sold out of the Splashe Cola shorts, but we have three other designs that are popular as well and they are all available online at Back O Bourke Collective which is our online presence where you can find all sorts of beautiful items.

“We also have a lot of lovely pantry items, locally made poppy seed dressing from Di Ridge, Possum Swinton’s Possum’s Poison, Rosie from Warren does a honey mustard dressing, sourdough bark from Nourish & Grow Cobar, beetroot chutney from Cunnamulla and hot sauce by Annabel Strachan - there’s so much there and it’s all so popular at Christmas time.

We also have beautiful homewares like candles and diffusers, giftware, clothing, things for babies and toddlers, toys from the Toyworld range - something for everyone,” she said.

At Bourke Betta Home Living, there is a wide choice of practical gifts for homeowners, your better half - and for the big kid in all of us. If you’re into photography, entertaining, personal care, or a spot of couch-surfing over the holidays, head down the main street to Betta and find some gift-buying inspiration.

Owner, Dave Randall, has his eyes on a remote-controlled car that he said he would certainly like under his Christmas tree.

“It can go at up to 80 kilometres an hour, even though it’s only about 400 centimetres long, so that is a lot of fun for anyone over the Christmas holidays,” David said.

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