How to gift and feel good this Christmas


With the events of 2020, it’s safe to say that the more ‘feel-good’ we can inject into this Christmas, the better.

2020 has seen the dramatic Covid impact of a ‘Pink Recession’, which is the financial crisis impacting women across Australia – from urban and rural regions right across Australia, women of diversity, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to women young and old.

It’s so important to support and shop local this festive season. So, if you are short on time and looking for last minute presents, we might just have the answer for you…

Non-for-profit, Global Sisters, has launched an exciting new e-commerce platform called the Global Sisters Marketplace. Australian shoppers who want to make an ethical choice this Christmas, and who wish to support Australian small, female-owned and local businesses (including urban, rural and regional areas), can find amazing, unique and handmade gifts perfect for all budgets and tastes.

Camilla Earrings

Shopping in the Global Sisters Marketplace is a fast, easy and convenient way to give Australian businesswomen, their families and communities a much-needed boost this Christmas.

The Marketplace is home to a whopping 1,000 different products and services, on offer from over 100+ female-led businesses and brands and growing every day. Aussies can trust that they are purchasing straight from the source, and with every purchase made, are supporting a female Australian entrepreneur. What’s not to love about that?

One example of one of the sisters featured on the platform is Jo-Anne Wolles of Goanna Hut, a Sydney based aboriginal chef, Jo-Ann is the sole provider for her three children and of her children lives with a disability. When Covid hit, Jo’s employment with the contract company providing Qantas meals was terminated and her catering jobs were cancelled.

Goanna Hut tea

Through an opportunity arising out of Global Sisters, Jo-Ann received a significant order from T2 ($90k+) to stock her native teas nationally. Jo-Anne’s tasty ‘Goanna Hut’ teas are a great gift and affordable at $25 each – we love Goanna Energise.

If you’re looking to inject a bit of the feel-good factor into your last-minute Christmas shopping, here are out top picks from the Global sisters Marketplace to suit all budgets…

If you’re looking to inject a bit of the feel-good factor into your last-minute Christmas shopping, here are out top picks from the Global sisters Marketplace to suit all budgets.

TreeKid Tree to be Planted – for just $1.37, you can plant a tree in a bushfire affected area

These gorgeous Winnie and Gil Pinky Red rectangle dangle earrings are a fantastic stocking filer at just $22

Know an interiors addict? This beautiful Indie Cushion Cover is $39 and makes a perfect gift

For something extra special, this I Dream of Silver Gold Plated Necklace, $79, is a great choice

Feeling flash? Fiona Adams stunning original artwork ‘My Delight’, $990, is a gorgeous gift for an art lover

Head to to find the perfect last minute Christmas gifts.

The co-founder of 50SoWhat has been in publishing for most of her working life. She was general manager of successful boutique media publishing house in New Zealand for several years and boasts an impeccable sales, marketing and management background. When she’s not road-testing the latest cosmetic procedures, or investigating the hottest lifestyle, travel, fashion and beauty trends for over 45’s, Jo is often back home catching up with family and friends, or working on her golf swing!