It's important to celebrate special occasions and treat yourself so consider posting your loved ones some tasty treats or gifts made with love right here in the Shoalhaven. If you have family and friends here in the Shoalhaven you could even send them a voucher to use for tasty dinners, wines and other local produce. When the time is right to return to the Shoalhaven, these beautiful towns make for excellent places to explore with your family – from lolly shops to toy shops there’s something for everyone. Our businesses and communities really need your support right now, so check out Spend Here This Year to see lots more offerings from across the Shoalhaven, have them delivered to your door or arrange for pick-up. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more inspo, or for a blog devoted to wine, please follow this link.

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Berry

This quaint village is choc-a-block full of boutiques with a wide mix of inspiration and style! The main shopping strip along Queen Street has a variety of stores stocking fashion, arts and craft supplies, books, jewellery and sports gear, just to name a few and at berry.org.au you can browse from the comfort of your home. Every member of your family will be sure to find something to enjoy for themselves or to gift to someone by mail. The kids will love playing with handmade and classic toys and games from Goldfish Toys, unwrapping a package of sweets from the Treat Factory or prepping for a crafternoon with a kit from This Old House Studio.

Kangaroo Valley

Another family favourite for your future travel list is the picturesque town of Kangaroo Valley, but you can still explore online at Visit Kangaroo Valley. The old world sweet treats from Homelea Cottage Lolly Shop are the stuff of dreams and Kangaroo Valley Fudge House and Ice Creamery's hand made fudge is mouthwateringly good! Round out your online adventure with a virtual trip down memory lane at the Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Museum's online bookshop and image gallery, the kids will be amazed at the scenes of yesteryear! 

Shopping destinations for families with kids, Kangaroo Valley Lolly Shop
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Huskisson & Jervis Bay

A favourite hub for coastal vibes and self care, Huskisson's online offerings are growing by the day and have something for art lovers, adventurers and at-home pamper sessions. The scents from a delivery of Maple Ridge Jervis Bay handmade natural products will brighten anyone's day, they are rainbow bright, eco-friendly and good for your skin! Model builders and historians will love the online shop at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, and while you are there you might like to read about their historic vessels too. There's even a whole bunch of outdoor gear at Jervis Bay Kayak & Paddlesports and Aquatique Surf Shop from sea kayaks to solar lights. Artists are deeply inspired by the beauty of the Shoalhaven and at Huskisson Framing and Gallery you can select something for your wall to remind your family of how much they love it too, divers will especially love Jordan Robins Photography magical underwater landscapes.​ See more from Visit Huskisson.

Milton, Ulladulla & surrounds

The kids will want to rush straight to Woodstock Chocolate Co where treats are made by hand and with love using Australian flavours and Belgian couverture chocolate. Adults will want to do the same at Cupitt's Estate where award-winning wines and craft beer can be delivered to your door, or you can send a voucher to a loved one nearby to brighten their day with a meal or two, a produce pack or something nice to sip on while you daydream of the Shoalhaven. Explore more businesses from the Milton Ulladulla Business Chamber directory.

This family shopping guide was adapted from a blog created by the expert team at South Coast Kids. Make sure to check out their website for more information on where to head on your adventures with the young ones.

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Did you know lots of Shoalhaven businesses are delivering Australia wide right now? There’s a plethora of offerings from art and homewares to food and wine, skincare and clothing, even vouchers for future travel, so check out our Spend Here This Year page, and when you find something you like and we'll send it your way with love.