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christmas gift guide 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012 | by Carolyn Price

shop indie - the indie art & design Christmas Gift Guide 2012

With Christmas Day fast approaching, this year's indie art & design Christmas Gift Guide will give you inspiration for giving! Our favourite designs range from ideal stocking fillers (from just $6.95!) to special somethings which will be treasured for years to come. Enjoy and happy shopping this holiday season!

AU $159 Porter Purse featuring Mushroom Forest in Stone Leather. A functional and gorgeous purse with kisslock compartment and plenty of room for cards and cash by Oktoberdee.

AU $49 Capsule Necklace. Gorgeous limited edition and handmade necklaces which are all one of a kind by Oktoberdee.

AU $50 Vintage wallpaper flying ducks. These flying ducks will take you back to nan’s lounge room. Available in a range of colours, they have an Australian plywood base and are covered in upcycled vintage wallpapers. By Delilah Devine.

From AU $65 These one-off origami decorations from Hideyo are meticulously folded from old, damaged novels, out-of-date atlases and other discarded books.

AU $35 Made By White cuckoo clock brooch. Lasercut from wood with hand painted details such as cuckoo lovebirds and little forest friends. All hand made in Sydney, by Made By White.

AU $24 This tea towel is based on our 'I love you just the way I am' card. It features a cute cat that may or may not be a little bit lazy. Printed in Melbourne on 100% linen by Able and Game.

AU $125 Reflection Earrings Made from recycled sterling silver, these funky yet elegant earrings bring a soft sparkle to the every day, by liminal jewellery.

AU $160 Serendipity Necklace Two complementary shapes, one beaten, one brushed, on a chocolate leather cord. Elegantly simple, by liminal jewellery.

From AU $60 Colour Collector Cushions Fancy a cushion with different prints and colours on either side so that you can easily change the look of your home? The 'Colour Collector' cushions are screen printed and made by hand in Sydney at The Print Society.

AU $78 Diamond Clutch Gorgeous hand screen printed clutches with leather paneling, perfect for a night out or every day use. Hand made in Sydney by The Print Society.

AU $85 Sterling Silver Origami Crane From the "Folded Silver" range. Hand folded paper, coated and cast in Australia and hand finished. Made in Australia, inspired by Japan, by Kimono Reincarnate.

AU $30 Hand-embroidered pendant by edward & lilly. A limited edition hand-embroidered pendant necklace inspired by life at a beautiful tree house in the country.

AU $25 "Love at First Sight" Illustrated Pendant. A beautiful way to wear Alisha's art wherever you go! The image is encased in real glass, framed in a decorative vintage bronze pendant setting. By Alisha Hinds.

AU $6.95 each Pocket Mirrors - A perfect little gift of sweetness! Always handy to have in your pocket or purse, and available in a multitude of designs. Made by Love Hate, from indie art & design store.

AU $12 Folk Cloud Magnet Card - An ideal budget-friendly gift! On the front, the card reads "May all your clouds have silver linings". Made by Bird of Play, from indie art & design store.

AU $45 Tangram Necklace V Neon Multi - A limited edition necklace based on the tangram puzzle, hand-painted in colours which bring the geometrics to life. Made by Bird of Play, from indie art & design store.

AU $70 iPad Organiser - With this season's gorgeous Magnolia print lining, carry your iPad along with notebook, papers, pen, cards and all you could need for technology out and about. Made by b.sirius, from indie art & design store.

AU $92 iPad Clutch - This design is so clever - an iPad carrier styled as a clutch bag! Perfectly practical, and so pretty with cut out detailing and butterfly feature. Made by b.sirius, from indie art & design store.

AU $35 Rhino Kids T-shirt - This soft kids' tee is made from 100% baby combed cotton and features a red screen printed rhinocerous illustration from the wonderful imagination of Dylan Martorell. Sizes 1-4. Made by Sunday Morning Designs, from indie art & design store.

AU $18 Make your own masks! Much more than your average kids mask designs - these artworks are by Dylan Martorell! 4 different designs: hummingbird, squid, rangda & lion. Made by Sunday Morning Designs, from indie art & design store.

AU $19.95 Eco Deco Kit - This limited edition Christmas kit comes in red and silver and is so versatile! Use the cardboard designs as gift tags, Christmas tree decorations or string together with the supplied twine (with silver thread) into a garland. Made by Polli, from indie art & design store.

AU $49.95 Wooden Flag Cufflinks Neon Blush - A pair of flags - one colourway the reverse of the other! Contemporary, sleek and stylish. Perfect for the man in your life who deserves something special. Made by Polli, from indie art & design store.

AU $120 Magnolia Traveller Bag - The perfect travel companion - compact but featuring many easy-access pockets for all your needs... and so pretty in Magnolia! Made by b.sirius, from indie art & design store.

AU $84 Tree of Life Zip Up Wallet - With rounded zip sides for easy access, this wallet is the perfect shape to fit comfortably in your hand. Featuring cut out detailing and an adorable floral and birdie print in earth tones. Made by b.sirius, from indie art & design store.

AU $89.95 Four Piece Rainbow Enamel Necklace - Such a delicate, whimsical design - in colours perfect for summer... sunshowers or sunshine! Made by Love Hate, from indie art & design store.

AU $55 100% Linen Sun Hat - The perfect soft hat for keeping your face and neckline out of the sun, and looking so pretty too! Made by Love Hate, from indie art & design store.

AU $15.95 The perfect gift for a family with a newborn. This renowned design offers the visual stimulation so important for babies' early development. It's a great start for baby's first year! By Tina Matthews, from indie art & design store.

AU $29.95 Edge Cutting Board Small - Made from highly sustainable carbonized Bamboo, this sleek design with cutaway edge is great for cutting, beautiful for serving and so tactile you won’t want to put it down! Also available in large size $39.95. Made by Ute, from indie art & design store.

AU $39 Sensu Recycled Leather Necklace Glossy Brown - Each soft piece of leather has been stitched onto a length of dark brown leather thonging. The lengthening pieces create a beautiful shape, and you can wear this piece with either the suede or leather side showing. Handmade by Mainichi, from indie art & design store.

AU $30 Mushi Brooch Medium - A dusty yellow leather off cut, lime green felt and vibrant floral white, orange and green fabric have been stitched together using yellow thread and Mainichi's signature and inspired approach to colour & texture. Handmade by Mainichi, from indie art & design store.

AU $28 Mismatched Icy Pole Enamel Studs - Summer's perfect little studs... stay cool with these gorgeous tricolour ice block stud earrings! Made by Love Hate, from indie art & design store.

AU $25 Linen Pencil Case Pink Triangle Print - A sweet little case for your pencils, pens and brushes. Be equipped for pretty pictures (or just random notes to self or jottings) wherever you go! Made by Love Hate, from indie art & design store.

Thank you to all the gorgeous labels who accepted our invitation to support the indie art & design Christmas Gift Guide 2012.

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. As always, we love hearing from you!

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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.

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