Spend Your Support – Brand SA x Shop Local SA
Brand SA has partnered with Shop Local SA to encourage us all to "Spend Your Support" to help the flood-affected Murray River area. With floodwaters still rising and predicted to peak over the coming weeks, the impacts on regional communities are significant as this is the start of their peak holiday season.
We've pulled together a list of 7 of our favourite Murray River businesses featured on Shop Local SA that you can order your last minute Christmas presents from!
Our friends and clients Kym and Karen are Riverland locals. They're based in Berri in the heart of a wealth of wetlands offering a variety of paddling scenery—narrow creeks, cliffs, wetlands and of course, the mighty Murray River.
They've safely paddled the river as it has risen, gifting their guests with rarely seen wetlands and the abundant wildlife that appears during high water events on the incredible river ecosystem.
Pick up a Canoe Adventures gift card online at Shop Local SA.
For the Gin lover in your life, Downstream Gin is made in Murray River by two lads who have been mates since they were kids.
They recommend pairing it with lemonade and using mandarin for a garnish - sounds like the perfect summer's day drink to us!
Paradise Hill Honey has an amazing array of natural products and we're eyeing up their Bug Balm for those endless mozzies on road trips. We're also going to get some Chilli Honey for our ham this year!
Coffee is taken pretty seriously here at WOOF Media, and we're pretty sure there's going to start to be some espresso martinis breaking out in team meetings pretty soon...
The Arrosto Coffee Cold Drip may just be the perfect addition to our mornings, or you know... afternoon "coffees". Grab an Arrosto Coffee gift card from Shop Local SA for the caffeine lover in your life this Christmas.
Have you got that one person you truly have no idea what to buy this Christmas? You really can't go wrong with a luxe hamper.
The Taste The Riverland Gourmet Hamper from Illalangi Gourmet Foods is packed with goodies from Dukkah to Caperberries, and even some handmade Bliss Balls! Sign us up - we'll share, we promise.
Are you still yet to order your wine for Christmas Day? Luckily Bassham Wines has every wine your heart could desire. This vineyard has been in the Bassham family for 5 generations!
They have a really beautiful vision which includes embracing organic farming for future generations and making the world a better place. That's something we can get behind.
These sun-dried fruits are straight from Singing Magpie Produce's orchard! Take a look at their Care Packs which are packed with sun-dried Pears, Peaches, Apricots, Quince and Figs. But make sure you get in quick because Christmas cut off is 11th December!
This is just a taste of what Shop Local SA has on their South Aussie online marketplace!
There are over 40 Murray River based businesses as of today that you can choose to order from and support through this tough time. Many have individual gift cards available to help you pay it forward for when trading returns as everyone gets back on their feet.
Or, if you're really stuck for choice you can pick up a gift card for the entire Shop Local SA marketplace! With more than 150 South Aussie businesses to shop with from the comfort of your couch, there's never been a better time to support local, and shop local.