Do you still have Christmas shopping to do? I think only the super organised would be done by now. A round of applause if you are one of them. I’m not there yet so I’ve been trawling my favourite Etsy and online shops for gift ideas and I thought I would share some with you. They might help you get across the 25 December finish line! Here’s my pick of Australian handmade gifts.
Up-cycled Spoon Pendant by JAC Jewellery
$30 from JAC Jewellery on Etsy
Jess has a huge range of images and colours in her spoon necklaces. This bird on a branch looks like it is silhouetted against a sunset sky.
Sugar Glider Cushion Cover by Bursaria Workshop
$55 from Bursaria Workshop on Etsy
Abby’s images are cute and clever depictions of the animals around her home. Turn this cushion over and you get the adorable backside view!
Bike Chain Cufflinks by Tread & Pedals
$70 from Tread & Pedals
As you might guess from the name of their shop, Emma & Ivan create their clocks, jewellery and accessories from bike parts – perfect for the cyclist in the family.
Chocolate Molecule Necklace by Cranky Bot
$29.99 from Cranky Bot
Alastair and Ruth create wearable geekery with their hardworking laser cutter. Their molecule necklaces feature the chemical structures of things such as serotonin, caffeine, alcohol. But my personal favourite is chocolate – of course.
2 Jar Wooden Caddy by Wood & Wax Studios
$25 from Wood & Wax Studios on Etsy
Carrin and Michael are the two halves of Wood and Wax. They have a gorgeous range of candles as you might expect from the name of their shop but this beautifully finished timber holds jars instead of candles to make a stunning caddy for the bathroom or office.
Ladybird Mini Tote Bag & Purse by Vicki Elle
$44 from Vicki Elle on Etsy
Vicki creates adorable bags for little girls. I can’t go past ladybugs maybe because I love black and white. This is great for the little girl who isn’t so much into pink (as was the case with my little girl) but there is plenty of pink on offer too!
Lemongrass Fused Glass Serving Set by In My Element
$69 from In My Element
Glass artist Janet creates beautiful bowls, platters, jewellery and wall art in stunning colours.
Scrabble Wall Art by Twice Designs
$130 from Twice Designs
Sarah sources all kinds of fabulous retro items to create her wall art. Being a Scrabble lover, I particularly love her Scrabble wall art. This one will appeal to the Trekkie in your family!
Super Hero Cape and Mask by Gracie Oliver
$35 from Gracie Oliver
Rachael creates gorgeous clothing and gifts for children in fun colours and patterns. Do you have a little one in your life who is really an undercover superhero? Gracie Oliver has just the thing!
Bea the Bee-autiful Bee Sock Doll by Sew In The Moment
$48 from Sew In The Moment
All the sock dolls that Miriam makes have a story and real personality. A gorgeous gift for a loved one, young or old.
Hopefully there is a little something for everyone in this little round-up for Christmas. Blue Radish also has some new listings on Etsy which might be just the thing for someone still left on your Christmas list. Good luck with the final countdown!