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From beach towels to cocktail kits: Just 10 places to shop small this Christmas.

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Here's the thing: Christmas is fast approaching and every year, it seems to come around faster than the year before. Naturally, to save myself from any last-minute trips to the shops, I'm starting early.

I've always tried my best to shop small, but now more than ever, I want to support all the small businesses that have been impacted by the uncertainty of the last year.

But there's so many small retailers out there that sometimes it's challenging to actually see what's on offer. This is where Afterpay comes in.

They have curated a list of small businesses on their website which can help you find that perfect gift all while supporting lady startups and other independent stores.

I love nothing more than spoiling everyone at Christmas time, and using Afterpay is an easy way to help me pay things off gradually in 4 interest-free instalments. I also love that I know from the very beginning how much each payment will be and when they will come out of my account, which makes budgeting super achievable.

To give you some Christmas shopping inspo, here are 10 Aussie businesses that we're loving sick and the perfect gift to grab from each of them.

 1. Sage and Clare

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Sage and Clare have an amazing range of just about everything you can think of — beautiful cushions and bedding, gifts for the kids, and even cute little decorations for the tree. 

Our pick would have to be a tablecloth and a set of napkins to decorate the table on Christmas day. We're absolutely in love with the Carine Linen Tablecloth for $169 (or 4 payments of $42.25) paired with the matching set of Renzo napkins in Orchid for $69 (or 4 payments of $17.25).

2. Two Tags

We know all too well that activewear is a favourite among many. Two Tags has a fabulous range for both men and women.

Our pick is the Duende sports bra for $60 (or 4 payments of $12) and the matching bike shorts for $60 (or 4 payments of $12). The shorts even pass the pocket test so we're in full support!

3. The Dairy 

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There's nothing like slapping on a brand new phone case. It makes us feel like we've got a whole new device. The Dairy has a beautiful range of customisable or artisan printed cases for $50 each (or 4 payments of $12.50). 

We also love that a large range of artists are featured including Aboriginal artist Ryhia Dank. Our pick, of course, is the My Country phone case. The artwork is stunning!

4. Mr Consistent 

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What would Christmas be without some food and beverages? We're in love with Mr Consistent's large range of products. And what we love even more is the fact that their kits have both mocktail and cocktail versions which means there's an option for everyone. 

There is a huge range to choose from but our current favourite is the Espresso Martini Pack that comes with the mixer, coffee beans, and a candle. It is a steal at $235 (or 4 payments of $33.75).

5. Confetti Rebel

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Lady startup Amy has the most fabulous range of slogan tees. Just in time for Christmas, she has also released a sand-free beach towel

Her online store has so many options but we're loving the beach towel coming in at $69.95 (or 4 payments of $21.24). It will be the perfect gift for the summer.

6. The Bearded Chap

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When you're stuck about what to get one of the bearded guys in your life, think simple: a beard maintenance kit. 

The Bearded Chap had a wonderful range to choose from and the Luxe Duo Kit for $54.95 (or 4 payments of $13.73) is a great option.

7. Toy Hunters

Image: Toy Hunters We can't forget about the kiddies and sometimes it's challenging to buy them toys while still supporting small businesses. That's why we absolutely love Toy Hunters.

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We're eyeing off this Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Meditation Chamber for $99.95 (or 4 payments of $24.99). 

8. Artisan’s Bend 

Image: Artisan's Blend Is there literally anyone that doesn’t enjoy cheese? Artisan’s Bend has a range of cheese gift boxes that are sure to put a smile on any loved one’s face! We love the Australian Cheese & Wine Grazing Hamper for $179 (or 4 payments of $44.75).

9. Love Beans 

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We can't forget about the coffee lovers. We're obsessed with Love Beans' Christmas Coffee Connoisseur pack for $170 (or 4 payments of $42.50), especially the festive colours.

10. Ada and Lou 

My favourite curvy clothing label has a gorgeous Calla Blouse for $169.95 (or 4 payments $42.48). It'll be a cute addition to any Christmas Day outfit.

This Christmas, Afterpay your gift list in 4 easy payments. To spread more joy, support small businesses by checking out their Support Small Directory here.

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