It’s that time of the year where we get to build our Christmas wish list.
Thinking of the perfect gift for your family, friends, or significant other, can prove to be quite the challenge.
So this year, we are adding onto our 2016 post about Favourite Designer Spots for last-minute Christmas presents.
Our wish list includes some of Sydney’s finest, artisan interior stores, as well as top new picks from local artisans in the outback of Australia. I hope this list of ideas will make your Christmas shopping easier to tick off.
For our 2019 Christmas wish list, I think you can’t go past for a waste-free, recycle handmade present!
From Sydney, Robyn Morris Atelier is weaving some spectacular baskets and nest looking vessels. She uses all kind of forage like vines, twigs and grass. She sources from her garden or donation of other enthusiast gardeners. The result is stunning and would make the perfect original gift for Christmas.
Robyn does all our soft furnishings; she’s a master of stitches. Please do say hi if you meet Robyn.
Garden lovers, who can’t resist the stunning gardens of Paul Bangay Design.
He’s published a new book called “Small Garden Design”. Paul’s books would make any green leaf lovers happy this Christmas.
#BUY FROM THE BUSH
A great way to support our farmers and small businesses in the bush. The hashtag # BUY FROM THE BUSH was created to showcase beautiful things to buy from rural communities facing drought. A small way to invest in their future and help. Visit their Facebook page. You can scroll on the page and find different businesses listed. You will discover a wide variety of ideas! We like “Rosie’s Honey Mustard Dressing” from out west of NSW making and selling homemade condiments.
Check the intricate woodwork from The Gundaroo Puzzler. We love this kangaroo and its joey, find out more ideas for children’s toys and puzzles on the website.
From Armidale, we found the perfect and original earrings. Featherdale Earrings are made from natural feathers and clay, which are sourced locally.
SYDNEY SHOP LOCAL
Publisher Textiles and Papers is a small in house print company in Leichhardt. They print beautiful wallpaper. Their range of design includes great Australian floral-like waratah flowers. Screen-printing design is also applied to T-shirts, pants, dresses, and cushions. The range from Publisher Textiles and Papers makes for a unique present for any ages.
Shibori is a boutique design house specialising in Japanese art-based prints. The rich indigo blue is dyed onto fabrics, forming soft edge patterns and creating an original design. You will find scarfs, sarong, cushions and tablecloth that will surely bring some summer vibes to any homes. You will find Shibori Studio in Stanmore.
Walking through the Rocks recently I came across a lovely boutique store called “Craft NSW”. I wasn’t even aware of such an association. This boutique is worth a visit; you will find well-crafted jewellery, ceramic and porcelain as well as printed textile. All items are handmade in Australia, a lovely way to support local artists.
I do hope you will get inspired from our 2019 Christmas Wish List.
This list of suggestions will come in handy for any birthdays or milestone celebrations! Don’t forget to bookmark this post!
Wishing you all a safe and wonderful Christmas.