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    • Playgrounds around Coffs Harbour

      Playgrounds around Coffs Harbour

      Whether you are visiting on holidays or live here, taking the kids to the playground is one of the best free things to do and it is fun.  It’s a great place for kids to interact with other kids and also for mums to meet mums. We have some brilliant parks around Coffs...

    • Bonville Headland Sawtell

      Bonville Headland Sawtell

      Some of the best views on the coast can be found at Bonville Headland - which is great because it's also a fun place to take children. To keep toddlers entertained, bring some old bread to feed the seagulls. They will swarm and provide endless entertainment for kids...

    • Coffs Harbour Markets

      Coffs Harbour Markets

      Shopping is a lot more fun when it involves street food, live music and bargains from local producers, designers and creatives. Coffs Harbour is blessed with multiple amazing markets, including fresh produce markets that can make for a wonderful morning out. Occurring...

    • Mum Life

    • Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      As mums we don’t take time out for ourselves and pampering is usually sacrificed. As much as we love our little ones ‘me time’ could be just what the doctor ordered. So why don’t you spoil yourself and indulge in some pampering, enjoy the peace and quiet, even better...

    • You Know You’re a Mum When…

      You Know You’re a Mum When…

      From the time you find out you are pregnant, you start to realise that there is a lot in your life that is going to change. You also become aware that your priorities will become very different than what they were pre-kids. But sometimes it is the little signs that...

    • Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      This week’s lovely local mum is Celeste Lord. Having only recently moved to the area she fills us in on what she loves best about raising a family on the Coffs Coast. Where and how long have you lived in the area and what do you love about it? I have lived in Coffs...

    • It’s Time For You Chookado

      It’s Time For You Chookado

      So you’re a mum now. And the second that baby was born this deep seeded emotion you can’t control suddenly entered your life. Guilt. It hits you like a cold day in numerous ways. It haunts you on a range of topics – feeding, sleep, play, education… It hits you when...

    • Parenting

      All things parenting on the Coffs Coast. From recipes and time hacks to the day to day ups and downs of motherhood.
    • Fathers Day 2019

      Fathers Day 2019

      The 1st of September is Father’s Day in Australia, the perfect time for honoring fathers or the important male figure in your life.  We often forget the sacrifices and contributions they have made in our lives. This Father’s Day, show him how much you appreciate all...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Finding a new GP and or bulk billed surgery can be time-consuming.  Taken from recommendations of our local mums we have collated a list of some of the bulk-billed GP’s and surgeries around Coffs Harbour. We have also included a couple of private practices which have...

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Have you heard of the Active Kids Rebate and Creative Kids Rebate?  From January 2018, the NSW Government initiated the rebates to assist parents, guardians and caregivers to contribute towards the cost of their child’s fees and assisting with getting them more...

    • Holidays and Travel

      Holidaying with kids? Check out our top tips to make travelling with kids a breeze. We are blessed to be based here in Coffs Harbour with an awesome holiday vibe all year round. Find out the best the region has to offer for school holidays.
    • October School Holiday Guide

      October School Holiday Guide

      Wow…another term has gone by and the spring school holidays are upon us. The burden of finding things to fill the itinerary and keep the kids entertained is looming, so we have found some of the activities scheduled to take that burden away. Coffs has some great...

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      And that’s a wrap, Term two is just about done and dusted.  Now what the kids are longing for is School Holiday fun. To help keep the kids entertained and active these holidays, we have pulled together a guide to some events and activities for the kids around Coffs...

      School Holiday Activities

      School Holiday Activities

      School is out! Which means you will need to find ways to keep your kids entertained throughout the holidays. Here are some affordable and free options to help you survive the next two weeks. Keep them Active with Sports and Workshops Kids DIY Easter Craft Workshop...

      Christmas Day Lunch in Coffs Harbour 2018

      Christmas Day Lunch in Coffs Harbour 2018

      Do you want to take the hassle out of Christmas Day Lunch? Why not enjoy your day at one of the many Restaurants around Coffs Harbour that are organising a great lunch. Many have Santa visiting which is great for the kids. Make sure you book soon as I’m sure places...

      Christmas Family Traditions

      Christmas Family Traditions

      Looking for new Christmas traditions for your family?  Start the season of merry and bright with one of these festive, fun ideas.  We have compiled a list of 25 traditions that you can start with your kids this year.  I'm sure you will cherish them as much as we do!...

    • Lifestyle

      From beauty, career, fashion, health and fitness, money, home, real estate and relationships. You will find it all the relevant info for Coffs Coast Mums.
    • Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Did you know that Mother's Day is celebrated in Australia thanks to Mrs Janet Heyden, who helped pioneer it after she started a campaign in Sydney to raise money to buy gifts for lonely or forgotten mothers?  The original meaning of Mother's Day was to acknowledge and...

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, one thing is certain it doesn't have to be all about chocolate. If you are looking for something a little different this year or just wanting to cut down on the sugar intake there are plenty of alternatives to ensure that your...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Earn Cash with these Cashback and Survey Sites

      Earn Cash with these Cashback and Survey Sites

      Back in my university days and when I was saving for an overseas holiday I was always looking for ways to save a bit more. One thing I stumbled across from recommendations from a savings forum I was a part of, was to complete online surveys and to be members of...

      Work Life Balance – Is There Such a Thing?

      Work Life Balance – Is There Such a Thing?

      Whether you work part-time, full-time or from home, the life of a working mum is a constant juggle. And I don’t just mean paid work. All mums work hard, and even if you are an excellent juggler, chances are you have little to no time for yourself. Here are a few ways...

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With the end of the year approaching, it’s natural to want to say thank you for all the teachers’ amazing efforts with our kids throughout the year.

Here are our ideas for group gifts or individual presents to say thank you for making the difference in our child’s life.

Group Gifts

Join together with the other parents in your child’s class and buy your teacher something substantial.  Here are a few ideas of what you could buy:

If you do decide to pitch in together, there is a service called Group Together (which saves the stress of chasing people up who are late with cash).  Group Together keeps track of the funds and the contributors.  It’s super easy to set up, and will even send out polite weekly reminder emails to those who haven’t yet contributed. Too easy! 

Individual Gifts

Australiana Christmas Cards

These exclusive Australiana Inspired Christmas Cards designs are blank Inside, and each comes with a recycled brown craft envelope.

Made with love from our very own Emerald Beach based designer Victoria McGrane, and printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable based eco friendly inks.  Check them out.   

Australiana Christmas Card

Personalised Teacher Ornaments – Takes a Big Heart

Teachers who love teaching, teach students to love learning.

Say Thank You this Christmas with a Personalised Teacher Ornament that your favourite teacher can hang on their tree every year. Check them out.

Personalised Classroom Sign

Looking for a Christmas gift for your child’s teacher, one that they can use year in year out, then a Personalised Classroom Sign is a perfect gift.

A personalised gift to thank a teacher at the end of the year or to give to a new graduate.  Check them out.

Cinema Tickets

Why not let them put their feet up over the holidays with a gift voucher to the Movies.  Grab a gift card.

Customised Bamboo Plant Pots

Looking for a Christmas gift for your child’s teacher, one that they can use use allr – then look this way.

A customised gift to thank a teacher at the end of the year.

A customised bamboo plant pot holder (plant not included).  Check them out.

Personalised Labels

Why not have a personalised label created which you can add to either a lovely drink bottle, coffee cup or even a diary for 2019.

Pretty Little Designs have some gorgeous ideas.

Emerald Beach Candle Co

Candles, made right here in Coffs Harbour.  Emerald Beach Candles were born from a deep love of relaxed coastal living, combined with our passion for art & nature. Each candle is designed to transform your living spaces into a nostalgic coastal haven.

English Tea Shop Advent Tea Calendar

Keep cosy this Christmas with friends and family and enjoy these delicious teas. Each blend is full of delightful goodness, flavour and aroma to create a distinctive festive tea collection that is sure to warm you within. Treat yourself and your loved ones with our unique blends created especially for the Christmas season. The Christmas Book Style advent calendar contains 25 pyramid tea bags.

Currently in stock at Nourished Earth, Moonee.

Personalised Wine Bag

Grab a bottle of wine and say thank you with this gorgeous personalised wine bag.

 

The Keep Cup

Why not give them a gift they can take to work.  We all know how important that morning coffee can be especially when looking after children.

You can even design your own Keep Cup

Personalised Key Tag

Keep it interesting this year and gift teachers and carers with a custom-made keytag to keep forever.  Arlo & Co have a great range of personalised gifts.

 

Cadbury Joy Deliveries

Give the gift of Cadbury chocolate with Cadbury Joy Deliveries.  The beautifully packaged Cadbury gifting range is sure to make someone’s day extra special. Fast delivery across Australia.

Personalised gifts made right here in Coffs

Pop into the Copy Centre in Coffs Harbour and personalise one of the many selections of gifts they have in stock.  From coffee cups to personalised Christmas decorations, beer coolers, mouse pad holders and frames.  A great selection of gifts – check out their Facebook page for more info and be sure to mention Mums of Coffs when you buy.

Personalised Teachers Stamps

Teachers will love their very own personalised stamp.  It can be used on students work, school diaries or reward charts.  Perfect for Teachers, Teachers Aides, Education Support Staff or Parents.

 

 

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Its always nice to receive a handmade Christmas gift.  Why not take the time to try one of the below.  Even better, why not get the kids to write a thank you letter to their Teachers.

Christmas Cookies in a Jar

See attached for recipe.

Calming Sugar Scrub

This calming lavender sugar scrub is simple and easy to make with only 3 ingredients and is sure to calm your senses and help you wind down before bedtime.

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