It's festive season once again and this year we have a stunning collection of gift ideas for you, from all corners of the country! For 2010, we've separated our annual Christmas Gift Guide into three parts - gifts for women, men and kids. So, first up is our selection of gifts for the gals... so much indie goodness, you're sure to find the perfect present for someone special (or a gift-to-self!)... Every product featured here can be purchased online with ease, and there's something here for everyone... Happy shopping this holiday season!
Flying Owl by Kareena Zerefos Signed & numbered, limited edition of 500, printed using vegetable based inks on 100% recycled card, unframed 330 x 330mm from Olive and Willow
ZM925 ♥ KAREENA Charms
A collaboration bringing kareena's curious and whimsical creatures to life. Limited edition sterling silver charm with coloured enamel stripes from Olive and Willow
AU $13.50 Hand Knitted Adjustable Mug / Takeaway Cup Cozy, by sheeps clothing
For girls cuckoo clock pink by Snowfawn from Georgie Love
Ring pendant made in Australia from recycled stainless steel, also available in brass by polli
Little Leaves Hand Embroidered Pendant, by edward and lilly
Butterfly Wing Pendant - delicate & contemporary with gold and gemtsone highlights, intricately cut by hand in sterling silver, accompanied by a 14ct gold hammer-beaten ring and suspended from a sterling silver chain, by Simone Walsh
Inspired by Cirque Nouveau, this sculptural piece is handmade to reflect the act of juggling. Act Un ring or pendant, sterling silver & red silk cord, by bilingual
AU $18 Lace Study 2 - All hand drawn, painted and patterned then digitally printed on tree friendly paper by Elly Nelly
AU $69 Beautiful and functional. Laser cut from wood, the intricate design of this jewellery tree will accommodate many necklaces and earrings. By Bird of Play, from madeit
William Morris inspired Filigree Wood and Fabric Brooch by Shonah
Resin, fabric and oak disk pendant with antique gold bird charm by Shonah
AU $44 Storytellers Archival Print of an original artwork by Ali J, a portrait of a woman with the keeper of secrets - an owl. Each print comes with matte board for easy display within a frame from Ali J
AU $44 Catching A Moment Archival Print of an original artwork by Ali J, a portrait of a woman with the most amazing hair. Each print comes with a matte board for easy display within a frame from Ali J
PaperCuts Coin Studs
'Splice' - Green.
Materials: Anodised Titanium (completely hypoallergenic) 20x20mm by Sarah Rothe
Time Will Tell Lino Cuckoo Clock - one-of-a-kind collectible crafted from decorative vintage lino, recycled buttons, pre-loved doilies and a battery operated clock mechanism by Betty Jo
from AU $80
Original Artworks - paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures by Marie Larkin
AU $21 ea
Compacts - Giftware from Marie Larkin's original artwork
AU $45 Stitch On Bird Organiser in Red by b.sirius, featuring space for your pen, notebook and cards. Sweet spotted lining and tie closure with printed button, from indie art & design store
AU $70 Birdcage Reverse Clutch Bag by b.sirius, featuring birdies perched atop red birdcages, cute button fastening and a clip out inner make-up pouch, from indie art & design store
AU $95 Great Short Stories of the World screen printed cushion by me and amber. 100% linen cover with quality 80% feather, 20% fibre insert, from indie art & design store
AU $29 Tea for Two screen printed tea towel by me and amber. 100% Russian linen, measuring 50 x 70cm, from indie art & design store
AU $32 Stripey Baby Owl Craft Kit by Craft Schmaft. DIY sock owl - everything is included... for beginners or experienced crafters! From indie art & design store.
Mushi Keyring Large - Black, Purple & Blue made from upholstery leather off cuts by Mainichi, from indie art & design store.
AU $25 Girl 1 Print from original artwork by Belafonte, from indie art & design store
AU $170 Ambrosia Earrings by Finchbird - handmade, incredibly beautiful! From indie art & design store
Antelopes Messenger Bag in Stone, handmade by Mingus using hemp & cotton canvas and linen, featuring hand printed design from indie art & design store
A Fawn Brooch from Bonnie Poplar's Hunting Series. Save it from the hunt! From indie art & design store
AU $60 Elephant & Landscape Pillow Case Set by Sunday Morning Designs, featuring hand printed gorgeous, intricate illustrations by Dylan Martorell, from indie art & design store
AU $78 Black Sheep Pendant handmade by Little White Dish in fine white Limoges porcelain, from indie art & design store
Biosphere Print from original artwork by benconservato. Featuring a monster of sorts... which is actually a wind-powered biosphere, from indie art & design store
AU $28 Girl and Her Doll black and white Cameo brooch handmade in Melbourne with vintage design by Button Tree, from indie art & design store
Robot Girl handmade porcelain pendant by Iggy and Lou Lou from indie art & design store
Cute Felt Owl Cushion hand screen printed in blue by Bob Boutique from indie art & design store
AU $110 Vintage Bike Print Skirt in Wine (sizes S, M, L) made in Melbourne by Berserk from indie art & design store
AU $25 Sitting Pretty print from original artwork by Nikki Catalano from indie art & design store
Thank you to all the gorgeous labels and boutiques who accepted our invitation to support the indie art & design Christmas Gift Guide 2010.
The second half of gifts featured here are available to purchase right here, from the indie art & design online store - if you see something which has sold out, drop us a line & we can most likely order in more. We're adding new products to the store every day, and stay posted for the Mens and Kids Christmas Gift guides - coming very soon!
Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.
We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.