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Give joy this year with Junction Fair’s Giving Tree

It’s been a challenging year for everyone this year, and what better way to end it than by making Christmas a little brighter for others.

Junction Fair has partnered with local organisation, Nova for Women and Children to create a Giving Tree for shoppers to rediscover the joy of giving this Christmas.

Nova for Women and Children support women, with or without children, in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or escaping domestic or family violence. Make a difference this year, and help support these women by donating a gift to the Junction Fair Giving Tree.

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How does it work?

  • Take a tag from the tree (situated right outside of Coles)
  • Choose the age and gender of your gift
  • Find a gift, wrap it or place it in a bag
  • Drop your gift off at The Essential Ingredient
The Giving Tree at Junction Fair
The Giving Tree at Junction Fair

Celebrate the act of giving this Christmas. Encourage your children, family or friends to take time out and select a gift for Newcastle families in crisis. You could treat them with luxury items they might not be able to afford, gift them with something you love, or find a gift that is certain to bring joy.

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To make it a little easier for you, we’ve compiled some gift ideas perfect for young kids, teenagers, and mums! Keep in mind, it doesn’t need to be anything big, it could be as small as some deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, or even a gift voucher.

Kids (0-10yrs)

Head into Junction Fair’s go-to children’s store, Too Cool for School, and explore their range of kid’s goodies. From books, toys, and games, to babywear, girls wear, and boys wear, to lots of cool plastic-free toys, gifts, and even school stuff!

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We love a good Aussie book like the Our Home, Our Heartbeat by Briggs, or the natural timber tools from Astrup.


Nova for Women & Children is always short on gifts for teenagers, so if you’re indecisive on who to buy for, get your teenage hat on and pick up some cool gifts.

Drop into Privvy or Sanbah Surf to and pick up something sweet or just get your hands on a gift card, and give the gift of choice.

Mums & Women

Treat the women to something decadent from Savant Apothecary as a reminder to take some time to look after themselves. Choose from one of their pre-made packs or build your own, selecting your favourite products, so others can enjoy them just as much as you do!

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At this time of year, many mums also struggle financially to buy Christmas gifts and supplies for their own children. So, another great idea is to pop a goodie bag together full of food from Coles or Scoop Wholefoods, Christmas treats from the Essential Ingredient or Cocoa Nib, wrapping paper from Honest Paper and more!


Gift cards are also a great solution as they allow recipients to purchase exactly what they might want or need. Many retailers at Junction Fair offer these including Doughheads, Harry’s Schnitzel Joint, Sanbah Surf, Easy Living Footwear, Coles, Honest Paper, Savant Apothecary and The Essential Ingredient.

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Once you’ve got your goodies sorted, shoppers can add that little extra touch of luxury by popping into Honest Paper to get their presents beautifully wrapped with the teams own wrapping paper designed in-house. Choose from Mulled Wine, Pavlova, Kookas, Pine Forest, Gingerbread Party, Backyard Visitors, Animals vs. Lights, and Vintage Poppies.

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When you're done, drop your Nova for Women & Children’s gifts off at The Essential Ingredient and re-discover the joy of giving this Christmas, your gift will be distributed throughout Newcastle by Nova to ensure that Women and Children in crisis from domestic violence have a brighter Christmas.