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Deck your halls with Australian native decor this Christmas

The days are longer, the weather is heating up, and the Christmas beetles have started to appear - you've got to admit there's something special about Christmas in Australia. This year we're swapping winter wonderland for wattle wonderland and if you've seen the tree in Crown Street Mall, you'll know what we mean! From the golden hues of wattle to the bright red of the waratah there is plenty of Christmassy inspiration in our beautiful native flora, and we've rounded up some stunning options in Wollongong so that you can bring a bit of Aussie essence to your home this Christmas.

Table decor with an Aussie twist

Not much beats a summer celebration with family or friends at Christmas - think juicy mangos, sausages on the bbq, prawns being peeled, and a pav on the way for dessert. Take your table decor to the next level with these colourful and classic options from Adairs, all featuring beautiful Australian native flora. Get your hands on these delightful bon bons to celebrate with a bang or set the table with beautiful botanical plates and bowls. There are two sets of Australian themed tea towels including Botanical tea towels or these fun Native Birds tea towels. We also love this feathery fellow to add to your tree.

Countdown to Christmas

If you're looking for a cute way to celebrate the countdown to the big day this advent calendar is the perfect option. With a 'Tis the Season message at the top and Australian native botanicals featured, the neutral colour palette will look great in any home. The best part is it's fully customisable with pockets to fill with any type of treat or gift you'd like (and it's reusable, so you won't have to repurchase next year)!

Nothing like the real thing

When it comes to freshening up your home decor with Australian natives, nothing compares to the real thing! Luckily we have a variety of incredible florists in the Wollongong CBD to suit your every need. You can head into Pepe's Garden for a stunning vased option, try the Dusty Gypsy for a modern unconstructed arrangement, or visit Primavera for their native bouquet.

Wrap it in Waratah

For those who like to take their theme right down to gift wrapping, there are some stunning options featuring native flora and fauna available this year. Our favourite picks are this Australian Christmas tree gift bag with cuddly koalas and kookaburras, this 5m roll of wrapping paper featuring plenty of plants, or these festive Christmas cards with a beautiful bush wreath.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the season, there are plenty of specialty retailers in the Wollongong CBD for you to find that perfect piece for your home (or the perfect gift for a loved one).

Want more on how to celebrate Christmas in Wollongong? Click here for our full Christmas Guide!