Shop local and support Camberwell this Christmas
Article posted: November 16, 2020
The festive season is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by supporting your local community this Christmas?
Camberwell shopping precinct is the perfect spot for all your seasonal shopping needs, whether it’s gifts for your loved ones or food and supplies for the family feast on Christmas day.
Camberwell’s relaxed open-air shopping environment and plenitude of parking space makes Christmas shopping a breeze.
With many traders offering click-and-collect and home delivery, you also have the option to get your Christmas orders in early.
Here are four great reasons to shop local in Camberwell this Christmas.
1. Embrace the open-air shopping precinct
Large shopping malls are busy at the best of times, but Christmas is another story entirely. Picture wall-to-wall families, rushing about trying to get their last-minute shopping done.
You can avoid the frenzy by popping down to Camberwell, where the open-air precinct makes for a pleasant change from stuffy indoor malls. The open-air atmosphere also gives you a safe shopping option this festive season, with plenty of room to social distance.
With more than 400 shops to choose from and friendly traders ready to help you find that perfect gift, you have all the variety of a shopping mall without the stress of crowds.
Camberwell also boasts a range of cafes and restaurants offering delicious brunch and lunch options, so whenever you need a break from your shopping, tuck in.
2. Get in early with online orders
If you’d like to option to place your orders for Christmas gifts online, many of Camberwell’s traders are continuing to offer online ordering, including click-and-collect and home delivery.
While online shopping can be convenient, it’s important to ensure that you order your gifts well in advance so that they arrive in time for the big day. And don’t forget to take into account the time it takes to wrap all the presents!
Nothing is quite as disappointing as a late delivery, particularly if it means someone is missing a gift on Christmas day, so it’s best to get on top of your online shopping early.
3. Shop local, support local
When you buy local, you support your own community.
Camberwell is made up of many independent traders and family-run franchises that employ local workers, while many businesses support community charities and hire local students.
Every purchase you make locally, whether it’s presents, decorations, or the groceries for Christmas dinner, supports local traders for another year.
If you care about your local community, you can show your support by shopping locally.
4. Camberwell has it all for Christmas
With more than 400 businesses in the shopping precinct, Camberwell has everything you need to make this Christmas special and memorable.
From your favourite fashion boutiques to those much-loved big brands, you can find something for everyone on your gift list (even that one family member who’s always tricky to shop for). And when it comes to food and supplies, the Camberwell Fresh Food Market has your Christmas fare sorted.
Need more ideas? Take a look at our Camberwell Christmas gift guide.
You can also enter our annual Where’s Rudolph? competition for the chance to win a $500 gift card to spend in the precinct. All you need to do is find Rudolph and Santa’s other reindeer, who can be spotted on posters in shop windows around Camberwell. Our suggestion? Turn it into a game for the whole family and make it a fun day out.
Camberwell has everything you need for a wonderful Christmas shared with friends and family.