Shop Small This Christmas

Since starting The Bear and Me I have discovered so many wonderful businesses on Instagram that I really want to support! I thought I would share some products from four of my favourite Instagram businesses to give you some ideas for gifts and also to spread the word about these amazing people!


First up we have @abravelife – ‘Encouraging and empowering young women to know their worth, to dream big and to LIVE LIFE BRAVE’


A Brave Life is made up of four wonderful ladies who are passionate about supporting teenage/young mothers and mothers-to-be. They provide baby bundles to assist mothers when needed and also have a Peer Support Program. The team has first hand experience working with young people and through the Peer Support Program they are able to walk alongside young women and men facing teenage pregnancy. They also offer an 8 week mentoring program where they cover a range of topics in one hour sessions. A Brave Life sells two items, greeting cards and an inspirational card pack. The greeting cards with envelopes come in a pack of six for $10. The inspirational cards pack is a pack of ten for $10. All profits from these products go towards buying essentials for the baby bundles. Perfect gifts for people you wish to inspire and motivate to live brave and pursue their dreams while supporting young mothers and their babies.


To purchase go to


Next we have – ‘Shop Scandi Home & Kids Decor’


Timber & Co. have a range of absolutely beautiful Christmas decor at the moment that I thought I would share with you. In their Christmas collection they have ornaments, wall hooks and stockings. They also sell a wide range of other products like shelf decorations, timber planters and kids and home decor. Timber & Co. is a Brisbane based company for all the people who live in Brisbane like me! Talk about supporting local! I’m definitely excited to purchase some of the beautiful Christmas ornaments from this wonderful small business! Get in quick though, the cut-off date to receive before Christmas is the 30th November 2016! There is free shipping on all orders over $75 Australia wide.


To purchase go to



Now we have @shoprubyfrank – ‘Gorgeous gifts for stylish people’


I had to include Ruby Frank in this post because of their cute greeting cards. Ruby Frank has a massive range of gifts to choose from! There are socks, candles, stationary and so much more! You could by a gift for almost anyone on this site! I’ve already purchased some greeting cards from this website and you’ll see why when you look at the pictures! I can’t wait to get them! There is free shipping for orders over $100 Australia wide. Deliveries will generally arrive between 2-7 business days but the estimated delivery time will be longer during peak seasons so if you want to buy something for Christmas, do it sooner rather than later!


To purchase go to



Lastly is @saltandglow – ‘Natural products with a message’


Salt + Glow has a huge range of natural products that are handcrafted in small batches to ensure freshness on arrival. They traditionally sun-dry coffee grounds in their body polishes, hand pour their lotion melts and enclose by hand their bath teabags. Their products look so luxurious and I cannot wait to try these beautiful products. They have bath teabags, lotion melts, body polishes, elixir oils, lip balms, soaps, natural deodorant, hydrating skin mist and moisturiser. They also do up a range of packs and I’ve been told she’s doing up some extra special Christmas packs so keep your eyes peeled! I’ll definitely be sharing her Christmas packs on my Insta! Orders need to be in by the 15th of December to receive in time for Christmas and there is also free shipping for orders of $50 within Australia.


To purchase go to



So there you go! If you want to support some wonderful small businesses for Christmas this year, try one or all of these! I’ll definitely be purchasing from these businesses this year so use the tag #thebearandme so I can see the purchases you have made! Hopefully one day in the future I’ll be able to work with these businesses and do some awesome collaborations for you guys!


See you next time!





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