Whether you're getting in early on your Christmas shopping or looking for the perfect gift for an upcoming birthday, wedding, engagement or milestone, look no further than a handmade gift from a local artisan.
Specialising in their craft, from ceramicists and jewellers, to milliners and artists, you can expect beautiful, one-of-a-kind products, made to the highest quality. And considering the year we've collectively had with bushfires, floods and COVID, there’s never been a better time to support local and rural business.
So this year why not treat your loved one to the ultimate handmade gift from a local artisan. They will love the gift, and the local business will love you for it too!
Not sure what you are looking for exactly? Head straight to Richmond's House of Handwide (in-store or online) to peruse their range of handcrafted goods from over 50 different artists and artisans. From soaps and bath salts, to beeswax wraps and art, you're bound to find the perfect handmade gift!
73 Bridge Road, Richmond
Meeraboo is the brainchild of mother-daughter duo Deb and Danni. They create beautiful hand-poured soy candles using fragrances from native botanicals. This Christmas we are adding their Australiana candle to our wishlist! The natural scent of clove, fir needle, and leafy greens will provide a quintessential Aussie vibe to your holiday festivities.
Purchase a unique, natural Akoya oyster pearl from the pristine waters of Broken Bay on the East Coast just north of Sydney. These treasures are cultivated and farmed with the utmost care and without bleaching or any artificial colouring. A true natural beauty!
12 Kowan Road, Mooney Mooney NSW
Their bespoke wares are usually sitting pretty on a fine dining restaurant table, but in light of COVID they have shifted their expertise into providing incredible ceramic products direct to the public. With all the products handcrafted in Victoria, your good-looking ceramic cup set is doing good for the community too.
For a beautifully unique piece of hand drawn art, look no further than Cathy Hamilton Artworks. Her original pencil art adorns a range of mediums; from prints and cards, to tags and wrapping paper. The Australiana collection celebrates native fauna icons and would look right at home on a bookmark in your favourite read.
Known for her sought after hats, headpieces, veils and accessories, Fiona Schofield possesses enviable skills and trade knowledge as a Milliner. Stocked in boutique retailers and available for custom creations, each season she delivers timeless, effortless style. Fashionistas, take note!
This Northcote ceramicist in Melbourne, offers ceramics with a contemporary take on traditional terrazzo tiling. She only works in small batches and every piece is finished differently depending on her technique and process used.