Christmas is coming!

We think it’s really important to support small business all year round, but this COVID Christmas you could be making a huge difference to local businesses and by shopping from them; you’ll be putting a smile on their face too.

This guide is full of opportunities to support shopping small this season and has a few of our personal favourites too!


Pinot and Picasso
Tap into your creative side with a 3 hour paint and sip experience. Pinot & Picasso runs classes catering for all levels of ability. Group and private lessons available for starting at $59.
P: 1300 414 329
A: 121 Pittwater Road, Manly NSW 2095

Stand up paddle boarding mixed with a game of ball. Join a game, Gift a tour of the Brookvale based distillery specialising in gin, vodka and whisky. Your giftee will learn about craft distillation and artisan spirits. $25 per person including tasting flight.
P: +612 9976 5057
A: Manly Wharf, E Esplanade Manly NSW 2095

Flow mOcean Yoga
Are you a master at yoga? Well this should test your core and balance! Try a stand up paddle board yoga class in the harbour. Drop in classes start from $55 or perfect your practice buy purchasing a 10 pass.
P: +612 9976 5057
A: Manly Wharf, E Esplanade Manly NSW 2095

Manly Surf n Slide – Unlimited Sliding Pass:
For the kids, a day at the waterslides is one of pure joy. And the best thing is that you can sit harbourside in the sun while they wear themselves out.
P: +612 9949 6645
A: Commonwealth Parade, Manly NSW 2095

Rimba Sweat
What do you get when you combine the century old practice of the sauna with the modern science of infrared technology? An infrared sauna studio. An experience for the body and the mind. Sessions start from $45
P: +612 8959 0672
A: 212 Pittwater Road, Manly NSW 2095

Bohemia Blow Dry Bar
Look fabulous during the summer season at one of your many social do’s with a specialized blow dry or up do. Bohemia offers a standard style dry right through to the deluxe experience. There are lots of lovely add ons but a short hair dry starts at $35
P: 0450 639 880
A: 50 Pittwater Road, Manly NSW 2095

Sculpt Barre Fitness
A female only boutique fitness studio focusing on Pilates, Flow & stretch work outs. Give that female in your life some much needed time to reboot her body and mind. 5 Class pack is $145
P: 0497 081 147
A: 15a Whistler Street, Manly NSW 2095

Unwrap Me:
Some of us just like to rip open and unwrap that gift from underneath the tree on Christmas morning, so we have shortlisted a great bunch of gift ideas below.

Budgy Smuggler
A great Christmas gift for those who like to make a statement. Budgy Smuggler is one of Manly’s most iconic brands and quickly becoming an Australian legend.
P: +61 452 428 349
A: 1A/22 Darley Road Manly

While travel has been placed on hold this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in it via gorgeous prints and artwork. We are Tram have prints, keyrings, coasters and journals for purchase of skylines or ariel maps of places near and far.
A: 40 A Sydney Road, Manly NSW 2095

Keel Surf & Supply
Keel offers a unique surf retail experience with their beautifully curated surf items and apparel. Organic t-shirts, books, artwork fins, ceramics and of course surfboards.
P: 0401 319 955
A: Shop 7C Lawrence Street, Freshwater NSW 2096

Sophie T Art
Famous for her colourful nudes and bold hearts why not treat someone you love to a Sophie T original painting.
A: 29 Sydney Road Manly NSW 2095

Manly Longboard Co
An icon to Manly’s surf heritage, there is a great range of tees, tanks, tops, caps, towels, accessories and stickers for all of the family.
P: +61 9977 0093
A: 42 Sydney Road Manly

Honey Bee Homewares
This is the ‘French Quarter’ in Fairlight. Here you will have no trouble finding a suitable gift for someone you love, from the gorgeous array of French homewares, fashion and décor.
P: +612 9948 9908
A: 178 Sydney Road, Fairlight NSW 2094

Emporio Home & Flowers
Give someone the gift that keeps on giving from a great range of orchards and plants from a long-standing Manly local.
P: +612 9977 1676
A: 189 Pittwater Road, Manly NSW 2095

Dreamtime Interiors
Showcasing a wonderful range of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artwork, crafts and home interiors. You will certainly find a little something for yourself and someone you love
P: +612 9977 7977
A: 36 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095

23 Albert
A luxury boutique of all things high fashion. Shop the best of everything and you will certainly look the best at your summer social gathering.
P: +61 9905 2888
A: Shop 4, 13 Whistler Street, Manly NSW 2095

With their key principal being to sell only organic, sustainable and ethically made items you will not only be making someone happy on Christmas day but you will shopping more consciously too. They have a range of t shirts, dresses, shoes, bags and candles.
P: +612 8591 7363
A: 210 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095