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4 great reasons to shop local in Camberwell this Christmas

4 great reasons to shop local in Camberwell this Christmas

Camberwell comes alive with the joy of the festive season and there are more than a few good reasons to shop local this festive season.

There’s no need to battle overcrowded carparks and stuffy shopping malls, because Christmas shopping can actually be fun.

With the ability to shop local and support small businesses, in addition to avoiding the risk of late online orders and securing those presents for Christmas Day, Camberwell can help you get sorted for the festive season.

Here are four great reasons to shop local in Camberwell this Christmas.

1. Bypass big shopping malls

Christmas is a time best spent celebrating with friends and family – not driving endlessly around a shopping centre carpark and battling crowds in stuffy air-conditioned malls.

With more than 400 shops, Camberwell has all of the offerings of the large malls, but with the convenience of being close to home, in the open air, and with plenty of parking.

You already know the shops you want to visit, and chances are, you know the shopkeeper as well.

And at the end of your trip, you know where to go for a post-shopping treat – stop in for lunch, a coffee or a cheeky Christmas drink before heading home.

4 great reasons to shop local in Camberwell this Christmas

2. Don’t risk late online orders

Of course, you’re probably thinking an alternative to battling the big shopping centres is to order gifts online – which is great, if the order arrives on time.

It’s a busy time of year for the mail service and couriers and mistakes are bound to happen.

With so much uncertainty, the ease of ordering online can quickly turn into the stress of waiting for it to arrive before Christmas does.

Don’t risk late online orders when you can pick up your presents in person in Camberwell – it’ll guarantee the gifts will be under the tree on Christmas morning.

4 great reasons to shop local in Camberwell this Christmas

3. Support your local shops

When you buy local, you’re supporting your own community.

Many of Camberwell’s stores are independent and family-run franchises that employ locals. A lot of the shops also support community charities and hire local students.

Every sale you make locally – the Christmas turkey, kids’ toys, even the $10 office Kris Kringle present – supports their existence for another year.

Shopping local is also a great big Christmas present for the environment. The gifts you buy have a much smaller ‘carbon footprint’ because they have less distance to travel to their new home.

4 great reasons to shop local in Camberwell this Christmas

4. Camberwell has it all

Of course, the best reason to shop at Camberwell this Christmas is that everything you need for the festive season is right at your fingertips.

The Camberwell Fresh Food Market has your Christmas dinner covered, and the hundreds of stores, many of them specialty shops with unique, one-off presents, means you’ll find the perfect gift for even the fussiest friend on your list.

As a way to say thank you to shoppers for their support, the Camberwell traders will put on the Camberwell Christmas Family Day on Saturday, December 15 and everyone is welcome. The day offers families plenty of free activities including rides with Santa in an antique fire truck, face painting, live music, a fun photo wall and so much more.

Visitors to the precinct are also invited enter our annual Where’s Rudolph? competition, which involves searching for all of Santa’s reindeer featured on posters on Camberwell shop windows. It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained and you could win a $500 gift card to spend in Camberwell.

With more than 400 businesses in one open-air street shopping precinct, Camberwell has it all for your Christmas shopping needs.

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