Wayne Jones from Rainbow Beach Camping Disposal suggests a fishing hat, shirt or skimboard – and there’s over 50 Christmas present suggestions in our shop local list
Every year, people groan to me about their long Christmas list and all the miles they’ll have to travel. Not true. There’s so much available right here in our coastal towns, so make it easy on yourself, save some time – you’ll finish your shopping list quicksmart.
Wayne Jones from Rainbow Beach Camping Disposal says “Boogie boards are a pretty popular item, but we always get hammered for 4WD recovery equipment.”
“People buy a present for themselves when they see the photos of cars on the rocks. They don’t want to end up like that!”
He also says hats, eskies, skimboards, kites, fishing shirts (for kids too) rods and fishing gear are things he stocks up on ready for Christmas.
Here are some more ideas for your loved ones:
Get set for the beach at 7th Wave, you can choose from thongs, T-shirts, togs, buckets and spades, beach balls and so much more.
Camping fun from little torches to man size beach chairs, tools and gear – you will find presents in all price ranges at Rainbow Beach Hardware, Fishing, Camping or Mitre 10 Cooloola.
Pamper your loved one and spoil them with some indulgent time – buy them a Christmas voucher from Serenity Beauty.
Outdoors and active Would your family like a kayak or two under the tree? Why not one made by a local family at Seabreeze Kayaks – and you can choose from a rainbow of colours.
Diving gear Wolf Rock Dive stock waterproof torches, snorkelling equipment, dive knives and the Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia, a fantastic comprehensive guide to identifying over 950 species.
Local produce Would you like to gift a basket of cheeses, pickles, oils or olives? Teas and tisanes? Fresh fruit and vege? Try Rainbow Beach IGA or Rainbow Fruit for inspiration.
For her Rainbow Beach Pharmacy is a perfect place for toiletries, photo frames, candles, makeup and more – you’ll be sure to fill their stockings. There are beautiful Christmas decorations and kids’ toys too!
Dinner, lunch or breakfast? Buy a voucher from one of our many excellent eateries on the Cooloola Coast – it is a thoughtful but easy option for locals and visitors alike.
Buy an adventure Would your loved ones like a horse ride on the beach, surf lesson, kayak with dolphins, stand up paddle board tour, cruise, fishing charter or 4WD to the lighthouse? Buy a voucher for a tour – there’s lots to choose from.
What do you get for your parents-in-law? Accommodation of course – put them up at Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments or book them a cabin or tent site at Gateway Rainbow Waters Holiday Park at Carlo Point or Tin Can Bay Holiday Village. Happy days!
Travellers Call Saturn Antennas and they can advise you on all your viewing needs when you are on the road. Whatever is also a treasure trove for nomads – with loads of accessories like fridges and awnings for motorhomes and caravans. They also make timber furniture!
For green thumbs Visit Cooloola Cove Landscape and Garden Supplies for a pot, plant or addition for their garden. Even sand for a sandpit.
We have everything for your kitchen too Visit Rainbow Cooloola Wholesalers for restaurant quality curry pastes and condiments – great for feeding the crowds that will visit these holidays. They also stock beautiful knives, cutlery sets, homewares and catering gear for your Masterchef.
Remember your four legged friends Tin Can Bay Vets have toys – even Christmas reindeer and snowmen, and packets of greenies and porky chews, collars and leads – the lupine leads are guaranteed for life. Seat belt clips are a fantastic idea, or a harness. Cheap as chips, they start from around $13.