CHRISTMAS Gift guide
To help celebrate the festive season we’ve put together a Handmade Christmas Gift guide featuring a selection of some of our favourite handmade businesses!
Show them some love and you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the special people in your life.
2020 has been a tough year for the handmade industry, without markets to attend so many businesses have had to enter an online world which is all new to them. Of course, this is only a very small snapshot of the amazing Australian handmade businesses out there, but now more than ever, it’s important to support the little guys!
Now get shopping!! Shop Small, Shop Local, Buy Handmade
At Harte Designs they focus on preserving the natural beauty of the timber in order to create unique pieces that become functional artworks in your home.
They love to experiment with different timbers, designs and techniques. Every piece is individually designed to make the most of the natural features of the piece of timber
Men Who Scrub
Get ready to scrub away the day and exfoliate the rest. Men who Scrub is handmade in Australia using all natural ingredients with a variety of high quality fragrances to suit EVERYONE. This is the product that the women will want to use and the men won’t get enough of!
Smell Delicious, Feel Delicious, BE Delicious
Custom Brows 'n' Leather
Made with quality leather, hand cut, hand carved or tooled, dyed and hand stitched using 2 needle saddle stitch, Sue’s leather goods are exquisite.
From key rings to horse attire, if you don’t see it, please ask and She’ll do her best to make it for you. Her aim is to create unique one of a kind pieces that will last many years with normal leather care.
Argilla Designs, pronounced Aa-j-i-ll-a, meaning clay in Italian brings together a collection of individual handmade Polymer Clay Accessories.
Antonella’s designs include fun, vibrant colours and textures. Pefect for all occasions!
Oli and Lu
Are you looking for the comfiest cotton PJ’s around? Then look no further – Oli and Lu has you covered!
Made with love in Melbourne, Mel has been creating awesome PJ’s for birthdays and Christmas for 12 years. She is passionate about Australian Made and loves working with natural fibres.
Alice Jones Australia
Alice Jones create fun and fabulous jewellery from a range of different materials; laser cut acrylic, wood, polymer clay & resin.
Rachael believes that jewellery should be special, and inexpensive. Life’s too short for boring earrings!
My Little Knots
Made by Emily in Albany, WA, My Little Knots specialise in gorgeous hand knotted Macrame Earrings and Key Rings.
With an amazing array of colours and many different designs you’re sure to find the perfect boho chic to suit you.
Calico and Colour
Maddie sells handmade, hand sewn kids games and gifts. All of the kids games are made super strong and durable, and are designed for entertainment while on the go.
The cutlery rolls for both adults and kids were designed with sustainability and travel in mind, and are the perfect gift for someone who is studying, loves picnicking or wants to reduce their waste. And of course the Christmas trees simply light up your house during the festive season.
Mod Pods Love
Mod Pods Love specialise in beautifully hand crocheted hanging storage and baskets to enhance your home.
Made in Victoria, on the Mornington Peninsula, Tania creates her pieces with love! You’ll also find a range of cord and yarn in her Etsy store, to give it a go yourself.
Rough Idea Designs
Rough Idea Designs is based on the Central Coast of NSW. They design and produce a variety of concrete homewares. Every single one of their products is handcrafted by Michelle.
Michelle adores that her products are both unique and versatile; they suit such a range of spaces and styles
Delight in Me Designs
Delight in me Designs helps create precious memories with bespoke event decor. This year, Claudia’s created a range of once-on-a-lifetime, 2020-themed Christmas baubles.
What better way to commemorate all that we’ve been through, than with a fun, keepsake Secret Santa present, that year after year, as you decorate your Christmas Tree, will serve as a great reminder of that year you lived through a global pandemic!
Personalised Door Mats
Add a personal touch to your entryway with a personalised door mat from Personalised Doormats Australia.
They have lots of customised designs that are perfect for a wedding present, a housewarming gift, or to make sure santa knows how to find you!
Made with love by Meg
Made with love by Meg was created by a mum of 2 seeking a creative release from the everyday hustle. Specialising in handcrafted Macrame items, garlands, wall hangings & more.
Made with love by Meg is truly made with love.
Sharyn is a mum who loves to spend her spare time crafting! Everything she sells is handmade at her home in NZ.
As her love grew, so did her range. She now has personalised products for baby, home, weddings and more
RL Wood Designs
RL Wooddesigns create hand crafted wooden designs specialising in salt and pepper grinders
They love creating products for from unique Australian timbers including Eucalyptus and banksia, as well as exploring more challenging reclaimed timbers like driftwood and recycled building materials.
Kids & Baby
House of Bobbins
Here at House of Bobbins we are passionate about handmade. And yes – we make it all ourselves. All of our products are lovingly hand crafted from a-grade FSC certified birch plywood, high quality cotton duck or drill and 100% cotton macrame cord.
Little Dandy Co.
Little Dandy Co are passionate about creating high quality decor pieces for you to decorate your precious little ones bedrooms, nursery rooms, play spaces or any room in your house!
They are committed to producing quality, customized pieces that are sure to add colour, fun and happiness to any room.
My Deer Ivy
My Deer Ivy is a small family business located on the outskirts of the Yarra Valley in Melbourne specializing in wooden decor and keepsakes.
All of their items are hand designed and they LOVE creating beautiful and unique, items for your little one.
Pom Poms Dreams & Wishes
Pom Poms Dreams & Wishes specialise in beautifully handmade nursery & bedroom decor – Lovingly made with the utmost care for detail.
Unique pieces include Macrame Rainbow Wall Hangings, Crescent Moons, Nursery Wreaths & more.
Adorable Handmade Christmas Tree Hanging Decorations available now.
Sierra Rose Creative
Sierra Rose Creative Owner Kylee is a busy Mumma of two little girls, has a creative flair and is a lover of unique handmade products. Specialising in hair accessories for Mumma and your minis and personalised room décor.
At Sierra Rose we continue to expand our range of accessories, décor and unique gifts. We love to create small things that bring big joy!
Beadie Bug Play
Beadie Bug Play specialises in wooden and bioplastic products aimed at inspiring play – their products are “Made for PLAY, not display”. Carley is very passionate about providing natural materials for kids and will ALWAYS look for/make a plastic-free option.
A Beadie Bug is what Carley’s daughter used to call ladybugs when she was a young toddler and the name kinda stuck.
Hayley started Little Seb when she wanted a handmade quilt for her new baby boy – she didn’t even own a sewing machine!
Fast forward to today and she now sews a variety of unique baby and children’s products with quality materials. Her products are all still handmade, in her little studio at home
Curious Me specialise in “Play with Purpose”. To compliment their 7 senses Play Program, they offer a range of handmade sensory play items to inspire at home learning through play.
With Fizzle Dust, Rainbow Rice and Cake Batter play dough – just to name a few – you’re sure to find something to entertain the kids for hours.
Throw out those plastic toys and join us on a wooden toy adventure. Handmade by Laurie, she started Eco Play when she couldn’t find gender neutral wooden toy, so she made her own!
Each product has been crash tested and improved upon letting her own little creators work their magic and create play scenarios that even we hadn’t even imagined.
Liz at Schooza creates FUN dress ups and birthday crowns for kids. She makes it easy for parents to bring some fun into their child’s; birthday party, book week /school dress up days, photo shoots and dress-up box .
Her quality handmade products look great and allow children to get lost in a world of make believe.
Kids Clothing, Care & Accessories
Indigo Jade Designs
It was through the joy of making clothes for her 3 children that Anika developed a passion for sewing and creating outfits for others.
All items are handmade by Indigo Jade Designs and are made with LOVE and great attention to detail to ensure the product is of top quality
Lou Moon is the perfect place to shop for your next baby gift as they focus on sourcing the best quality products and pride ourselves on personalised service.
They have recently released their own range of organic Baby Care products, as well as stocking some other handmade goodies you can find in their site
Petal and Thread
We are a mother and daughter team who have shared our passion for botanicals and our love of sewing to create beautiful, timeless items of clothing. We come from a long line of crafters, seamstresses and home sewers, both learning to sew at a young age.
We bring you high quality clothing that you and your little one will love for generations to come.
Big Bear and Little Birdie
Big Bear and Little Birdie have a HUGE range of stunning handmade products. These are some of Sarah’s gorgeous baby products, but she also makes bees wax wraps, polymer clay earrings, keychains, necklaces and more!
There’s definitely something for everyone at BB&LB.
All of Bondi Booti’s pieces are hand made in their studio in Australia. They use earthy natural tones and focus on unisex designs. They even pre-wash all items twice to ensure there’s no shrinkage so you to get the most out of every piece.
They use high quality fabrics and cottons to make sure the clothing lasts through to hand-me-downs!
Harley Reid holds close the values of family, eco-friendly, ethically made, hand-made, quality products.
Crocheted accessories and clothing handmade in Australia and a specially curated toy collection to encourage learning through play and creative little minds
Anna is the sole artist and designer at bettybluebelle. She works mostly with watercolours and creates original art works, prints, cards and fabric using her designs. She also has a monthly greeting card subscription!
Her favourite thing to paint is Australian native flowers and plants and loves being able to give her customers a connection with the land, plant and animals through her artwork
Otterly Boutique is all about bright colours, cute illustrations, dad jokes, happy mail, pop music and icecream!
Specialising in prints, cards, stickers and stationary, Sarah’s fun artworks and hilarious puns are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
Lucky Print Co
Sam started desgining her own prints after her little one was born and the rest is history!
Prints are the perfect way to dress up your space. They are affordable, can be customised and make a great statement on the wall. The best thing about prints is how easy it is to change them over for a whole new look.
Little Blank Spaces
With a strong focus on creating fun and affordable printable wall art that anyone can enjoy, Kacey has designed a beautiful range of prints to customise those ‘little blank spaces’
Now selling both “printables” and physical prints.
Yarn Artistry are the new kids on the block for all things crochet! Carla loves exploring beautiful, soft, colourful yarn, crochet patterns, accessories, books… anything crochet!
For something a little different she has some gorgeous DIY crochet kids available, what’s more handmade than something you made yourself?
Greenery Lane make seed products with a focus on sustainability. Their easy to grow seeds are sourced from local Australian seed farms. With a range of seeded paper products and growing kits, you’ll have a green thumb in no time.
Their motto is Happy Growing and they want everyone growing happy healthy plants!
Three Wildlings was created by Gaia, a mother of 3, with the intention to bring warmth, love and connection into your homes with beautiful and unique hand felted creations and keepsakes.
Living an eco friendly, ethical, sustainable and organic lifestyle is important to Gaia. She strives to make her products with certified organic and ethically sourced products – Right down to their packaging which is recycled, biodegradable, compostable and reusable.
Miele D’Oro means ‘honey of gold’ in Italian. Carolina grew up in Italy, which is where she learned beekeeping from her father.
Since last year’s drought, bush fires and floods Carolina’s honey harvest has been heavily compromised, she had to find what she likes to call her B(ee) Plan. And so, she started making skincare products using the beeswax from her apiary. Use code “HAPPYBEE10” for a discount at the checkout!
Food & Drink
Norty Nom Noms
Specialising in personalised sugar cookies, Norty Nom Noms is a home based baking business (Council Registered) creating custom tasty treats for the whole family.
They also create a small range of cakes & other sweet treats that as the name suggests, make you go ‘nom nom’
With over 20 years of hospitality and food experience, Kylie has worked for many large and small establishments.
Food Symphony is inspired by the tastes of customers from across Victoria. Kylies gourmet products range from port soaked figs to dessert and savoury sauces, olives, chillies and preserved fruits.
Rosie started her cake making journey back in 2012, Little did she know this new found passion would turn into a successful little family run business.
Rosie creates the most beautiful cakes, fondant cookies and dessert boxes that taste just as delicious as they look. Rosie strives to work with each client to get the vision that they want for their cake- be it humorous, elegant, simple or dramatic.