Give a gift that's made with love and Buy Regional this Valentine's Day
Those still searching for the perfect Valentine’s present can show some love to their special someone and to businesses doing it tough by buying regional this month.
Buy Regional showcases more than 800 businesses on its website, making shopping
for artisan food, wines and handcrafted goods easier than ever.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said Valentine’s Day is a
great opportunity to show your special someone and regional businesses some love.
“The creativity and uniqueness of our regional businesses amazing, and there is no
better place to search for something truly bespoke for your someone special this
Valentine’s Day than regional NSW,” Mr Toole said.
“If you’re yet to find the perfect gift, jump on the Buy Regional website, check out the
wide variety of sellers and categories and get your orders in today to avoid having to
make a last-minute mad dash to the shops today.”
Wagga Wagga florist Jenelle Gray is delivering flowers with a twist this Valentine’s
Day, crafting everlasting bouquets from speciality paper like pages from a sentimental book, sheet music or a handwritten poem.
“My customers inspire me, many of them have amazing love stories and use my
flowers in their weddings, and these everlasting flowers are just perfect for Valentine’s Day,” Ms Gray said.
For couples planning a romantic regional trip away this Valentines, try using the
interactive map on the Buy Regional webpage to include visits to #BuyRegional
businesses and experiences, from breakfasting with alpacas to a stay in a heritage
Iris Lodge Alpaca owner Sean Hooper said couples can swap a traditional breakfast
in bed for a feast on a farm, with furry four-legged residents that enjoy being spoilt with snuggling and snacks too.
“Couples love spending time with our alpacas, followed by a great breakfast of cereals, yoghurt, fruit, baked goods and bacon and eggs, and you can just get online and book the experience when it suits you,” Mr Hooper said.
To find the perfect Valentine’s gift, view the map, or to register your regional NSW
business on the site for free, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/buyregional
The NSW Government’s Buy Regional website was launched in 2019 to link city
buyers with rural and regional businesses, with tens of thousands of products across
multiple categories now listed.