The gift shops that keep on giving

December 15, 2017

Tracey Westhorpe of Flossy's Home Decor.

Judy and Peter Maine of Rutherford and Maine.

Swirls Gifts and Decor is bursting with gift options.

STUCK for Christmas ideas? Wanting to avoid the usual box of chocolates or last-minute tie purchase?

Luckily for you, Heathcote’s shops are stuffed with one-of-a-kind gifts — plus helpful staff keen to give expert advice.

Here are just a few...

Flossy’s Home Decor

YOU’RE sure to find something special in this cosy nook.

With salt lamps and candles, clothing, jewellery and cushions galore, there are gift options for all sorts.

Owner Tracey Westhorpe said they had made an effort to fill the shop with Kris Kringle options this year.

‘‘We have a lot of gift options under $20 now. Plus we’re now home to a huge lolly selection, which we bought from Heathcote Sweets and Treats when it shut down,’’ she said.

Open for two years now, Flossy’s is famed for its personal service.

‘‘We ask who the gift is for, what the budget is and then help from there,’’ Tracey said.

‘‘I’m great at giving other people advice — not so good when I’m buying for my own family — but I can help others out.’’

Rutherford and Maine

LOOKING to escape the Christmas hustle and bustle while finding that ideal gift? Drop into Rutherford and Maine.

Owners Peter and Judy Maine have worked to provide a warm and relaxed atmosphere in their store, with a carefully curated selection of ‘‘high street style’’ items.

These include cookbooks, homewares, soft toys, garden items and much more.

And if all that shopping wears you out, you can relax with a cup of coffee in the shop’s courtyard garden.

Peter said their range of Christmas decorations had been popular year after year.

‘‘We’ve been open for three Christmases now and every time people enjoy the decorations. They’re not your typical baubles — we offer something a little different,’’ he said.

Swirls Gifts and Decor

THERE’S a reason Jodi Warren of Swirls Gifts and Decor is flat out at this time of year.

It’s because she knows her gifts.

Specialising in high quality and brand name gifts for all ages and occasions, Swirls stocks everything from candles, toys and novelties to jewellery and homewares.

There’s no need to travel out of town this year, with something on offer for him, her or the little ones.

Free gift wrapping (complete with gift tags) is included with your purchase.

And if you can’t make it down to the shop, gifts can be ordered at

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