It’s beginning to look like Christmas

Featured in The Local newspaper in December 2021, our Daylesford Trading Co owner Gary Grach has always loved Christmas so what better time to go overboard with his own store.


He has brought in visual merchandiser Jocelyn Robbins to decorate his Vincent Street windows, has the Carols on repeat and has even painted a Wombat Wall. After all, what is Christmas without a wombat or two.

Gary opened the Daylesford Trading Co a week before last Christmas, so a quiet start, but says over the past few weeks the town has definitely become busier with both locals and visitors out and about.

“People love my fun shop and there are plenty of positive vibes as people come to shop local with lots of great value and products for Christmas giving. “Or maybe just something for yourself!”

Gary’s background is business teaching so he said it was fantastic to have his own store and build up a loyal customer base.

“I have some really lovely customers from Daylesford and Ballarat, and now we have Melbourne back it really is starting to look a lot like Christmas.”