GIFT GUIDES

2021 Online Shopping Gift Guide — Shop Australian Made

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made
Online Shopping Gift Guide

Have a Maker Christmas

Buy Direct from a Maker this gift-giving season, from our community of Australian small businesses and support small, local, handmade and ethical

Yep, it’s that time of year again. But this year is different.

This year is on the tail end of a rather difficult couple of years for us all, particularly the creative members of the Australian maker community.

They’ve been managing lockdowns, constraints to supply chains, homeschooling, and most importantly, the cancellation of large scale design markets in many states.

So this year, let’s send a message of support with our wallets.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Buying directly from a maker, through their own website, is 100% the best possible way to provide as much bang for your support buck as possible.

You see, when you buy directly, your money goes entirely to the maker themselves.

To give you a helping hand in providing this much needed encouragement to a vital segment of the Australian community this gift giving season, we’ve prepared a gift guide of amazing products created by makers of our community.

Go on, show them you care.

In the process you’ll find yourself with some super special, limited edition and often handcrafted gifts to give, and your money votes for a better world.

One where conscious consumption means buying directly from the person that makes the product, just like the old days.

We’ve included deadlines for delivery as they pertain to each of the businesses, so make sure you get in fast to avoid disappointment.

Click through to view more of the online stores. You might even see something you can send to someone as a massive HINT.

The links below will lead you through to the makers own online store. It might be on Etsy or it might be a standalone website. Either way, you can be certain if you use these links you are buying directly from a maker in the Australian community.


Heidi Helyard Earrings

Heidi Helyard

Gifts for the colourful creatives in your crew

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With a prolific output to rival Picasso, Heidi Helyard produces a range of limited edition jewellery and homewares from polymer clay, resin, fibre craft and repurposed materials.

Always advancing her own skills, Heidi’s emphasis on handmade with a keen eye for colour, pattern and contrast, Heidi’s style is instantly recognisable, highly coveted, and worn with pride.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia wide — 10th December


Blake Clay Ceramics

Blake Clay

Gifts for die-hard ceramics lovers, gifts for the minimalists

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Based in Sydney, Blake Clay is a small handmade business owned and operated by Rhianna Blake. Producing wheel-thrown and hand-built forms with a strong focus on practical application, Rhianna produces a range of clay pieces with original glazes.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Regular Australia Post: Friday 10th December
Express Post: Wednesday 15th December


Meraki Fire Ceramic Earrings

Meraki Fire

Gifts for lovers of fresh, salty sea air

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Inspired by the sea in her home studio on Gayamagal land in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Nicole Redenbach of Meraki Fire carefully crafts ceramic jewellery. Featuring handmade findings using recycled silver, Nicole’s surroundings; the beaches, the rock pools and the local bushland are evidently echoed in her simple and wearable designs.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Last orders by Thursday 16th December for delivery before Christmas


A Fiery Heart Christmas Decoration Glass

A Fiery Heart

Gifts for the dreamers, gifts for lovers of light

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A Fiery Heart founder Gisela Spallek combines her love for colour and light by creating one-of-a-kind glass objects in her solar-powered kiln. Inspired by nature, her small collections of distinct, contemporary pieces make impressive gifts.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Order by 5 Dec (Parcel Post) or 12 Dec (Express Post) for guaranteed Christmas delivery within Australia


The Scenic Route Calendar 2022

The Scenic Route

Gifts for the eco-minded, gifts for admirers of the Australian landscape

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Artist and textile designer Victoria McGrane launched The Scenic Route to share her intricate illustrations inspired by her love of travel and the fresh colours of this wide brown land.

A super special offer this year, $5 from every one of these calendars sold, is donated directly to the Reef Restoration Foundation to fund coral nurseries in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Plus you get free shipping on calendars using the code CORALREEF!

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia Wide — The cut off for Christmas deliveries is 29th November


Philly Cowdrey Designs Earrings and Scarf

Philly Cowdrey Designs

Gifts for those buddies that can never have enough earrings

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From her studio in Woy Woy on the Central Coast of NSW Australia, Philly Cowdrey hand makes statement earrings (that come in their very own gift box!). Pops of colour, patterns and shapes, Philly’s earrings make a foolproof gift for the bold and eccentric people in your tribe.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia Wide — Wednesday 8th December for Parcel Post or Wednesday 15 December for Express Post

International Orders — Friday 26th November


Outer Island Plastic Free Christmas Crackers

Outer Island

Gifts for the environmentalists, low-tox, plastic-free advocates

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Outer Island was founded in 2016 through the collaboration of partners Amy Ranck (graphic designer) and Stephanie Chambers (artist). The Sydney based couple are avid birders, snorkelers and bushwalkers who love to travel and love to collect. They hope their work inspires people to think about and appreciate the planet while simultaneously transporting them out of their everyday environment.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia Wide —


Sol Threads Embroidery Etsy Shop

Sol Threads

Gifts for the crafters, gifts for the mindful

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Encourage a loved one to learn a new skill, both in practice and in mindfulness. Sol Threads makes easy-to-use beginner embroidery kits that include video tutorials to take all of the guesswork out of learning a new hobby.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia Wide — 13th of December


Betsy Blonde Earrings West German

Betsy Blonde

Gifts for the collectors of handcrafted treasures

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All Betsy Blonde pieces are created by Jacqueline Betsy, in her studio amongst the Otway forest. A lover of jewellery from an early age, Betsy Blonde’s work is created using traditional metal working techniques incorporating hand selected gems and found vintage glass pieces. Every piece features silver or gold, sourced in Australia.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:



Love From Shop Magpie ToteBag

Love From Shop

Gifts for the hard to buy but practical people in your life

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Since 2018, artist and photographer Charlotte Brandis has been designing simple, beautiful and superbly Australian keepsakes. Reflecting her deep respect for our landscapes and wildlife, you cannot go past Love From Shop for an extensive range of gifts like tote bags, brooches and notebooks, fabulous for hard to buy for family members.

With added options including greeting cards and gift wrap, you can consider Love From Shop your one and only gift shopping stop.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia wide — For Christmas deliveries, please place orders by 12th December


Kurly Wurly Bar Pink Shorts

Kurly Wurly Bar

Gifts for the quirky extroverts and peeps who like to partay

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Michael Kovacs, aka Kurly, a life-long illustrator and lover of Australiana, has dedicated his business to producing some seriously super fun and gloriously colourful stuff.

From Galah shorts (pictured) to Chiko Roll stubby holders, Seagulls on tshirts, Cheezel socks, Brush Turkey beach towels…. You name an Australian cultural trope, Kurly has a product. Any gift from Kurly Wurly Bar will be the conversation starter of the day.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia wide — 20th December


Little Rowan Redhead Christmas Cards

Little Rowan Redhead

Gifts for the die-hard handmade enthusiasts

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Kiwi-born and Sydney-made Rowan Sivyer of Little Rowan Redhead is a compulsive maker. From original lino prints to intricate hand-carved botanical stamps or her range of stationery, there’s plenty of solutions to your gift giving problems to be found.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:


My Favourite Apron Company

My Favourite Apron Co

Gifts for the Chefs, the cooks, the foodies and the bakers

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Based in Sydney (Dharug Nation), My Favourite Apron Co hand crafts a huge range of high quality adjustable aprons, oven mitts and pot holders in an amazing variety of fabrics, patterns, sizes and colours to suit every home cook.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia wide — Friday December 17th


Messy Jess Earrings

Messy Jess

Gifts for people seeking the newest on the scene, gifts for the individuals

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A business borne out of lockdowns, Messy Jess creates colour in a range of glittery and fun jewellery.

Bring a smile to the sparkly members of your clan from the many possibilities in the Messy Jess handmade earring ranges.

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia wide — 16th December 2021


She's That Wallflower Clutch

She’s That Wallflower

Gifts for the stylish organiser

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Elizabeth Tuck a.k.a She’s that Wallflower is a surface and print designer from Sydney, whose work is inspired by her love of nature and colour. Elizabeth thrives on creating designs that are unique and express a sense of fun and playfulness. She hopes that you enjoy her work as much as she enjoys creating it!

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Australia wide — 3rd December


Michelle Lewarton Smith

Michelle Lewarton Smith

Gifts for the art lovers seeking nostalgia

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Michelle Lewarton Smith creates Handmade Mixed Media Illustrations. Her playful Acrylic paintings and Lino Prints are inspired by food, Melbourne architecture, vintage cars and motorbikes. 

Online Shopping Gift Guide Australian Made

Delivery Deadline:

Prints are made to order, therefore the turnaround time is 3 weeks for Australia. For the UK and overseas you will receive your print within 4 – 5 weeks.


Thank you for choosing to shop directly from the Australian creative community. All those featured are members of Make Good Things Happen, an online community supporting makers in business.

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