The Australia Institute said the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women.
The registry is set to connect local gift-givers to beautiful homewares, art, furniture, luxury accommodation, experiences and charities from regional and rural Australia.
The property industry can kick-start the Illawarra's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a leading advocacy group says.
"It's a way people can now build my artworks, rather than just purchase a print and have it framed... it's like a trophy to say 'I completed this'."
I Am Billie Boots and The Retro Wardrobe may be physically closed, but their owners are making every effort to connect with their community as they continue online trade.
There are fears that one-in-four Australians could be out of work on the back of the coronavirus pandemic.
The nation's "engine room" has already begun revving into action, with each state kicking their regional area's up a gear in their own unique way.