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christmas gift guide 2014
A selection of our favourite things to inspire your gift giving this Christmas! Unique, thoughtful gifts to delight the whole family... and all designed locally in Australia. FREE SHIPPING for all orders $40+ within Australia until Christmas! (Free gift wrapping too!)
AU $59 Scale Resin Necklace - Black and Bamboo Inspired by the flickering scales on a fish, this necklace is handmade from resin and bamboo and beautifully finished to a soft matte feel. Made in Melbourne by mooku.
AU $56 Secrets 'U' Locket - Black and Transparent This unique locket is made from resin and is designed to hold your little secrets close by; a lock of hair, sand from a beautiful beach, photographs of your darlings or a special note of love.
AU $79.95 Short Winter White Table Lamp The lampshade is a lovely off white timber veneer and the intricate tree branch design has been applied to the inside of the shade itself. Beautiful and stylish... then when the lamp is turned on, the light and shadow transform the shade into the Winter scene.
AU $79.95 Small Koi White Table Lamp Another beautiful lamp with off white timber veneer. This time, when turned on, your room will be filled with calm as koi gently swimming through the light and shadows.
AU $64.95 Sequin Earrings Such a clever, yet simple design - we adore LoveHate's new sequin jewellery! Presented in a LoveHate gift box.
AU $71.50 Sequin Necklace The colour palette is perfect - and this necklace is so pretty. Presented in a LoveHate gift box.
From AU $26 Fairyfloss Pink and Cream Matte Ceramic Bottles in Sea Anemone, Braid and Polka The three styles of ceramic bottle from LoveHate's new collection sit together beautifully. Mix and match different colours for different effects!
From AU $26 Charcoal and Limited Edition Gold Ceramic Bottles in Sea Anemone, Braid and Polka Affordable and versatile, these little ceramic bottles suit so many spaces! Each is sealed with a tiny cork. I wonder if you'll find a genie this Christmas?
AU $50 Life is Beautiful Print on Ply Blue Handmade screen printed artwork on ply panel. me and amber's designs are ideal to hang in series. Group typographic prints with geometric designs or silhouettes.
AU $95 Life is Beautiful Cushion - Natural A heart-warming sentiment and contemporary simple but clever design. The tactile nature of the linen and supporting 80% feather insert elevates it way beyond any regular department-store-style cushion./p>
AU $180 Sleepy Giant Elephant Limited Edition Screen Print An incredibly beautiful screen print made with pops of neon pink by hand by designer/illustrator Ella Leach. One of a VERY limited edition of just 30.
AU $180 Sleepy Giant Camel Limited Edition Screen Print Also sleeping is the exquisite Camel with pops of neon turquoise. One of a VERY limited edition of just 30, and a very special gift.
AU $95 Green Hello Neon Geometric Limited Edition Screen Print on Paper The series consists of playful typographic and minimalist geometric compositions printed by hand in contrasting colours using a neon palette.
AU $95 Green Line Neon Geometric Limited Edition Screen Print on Paper Edgy, contemporary prints with bolts of neon colour. This series appeals equally to men and women - so would make a unique gift for the man in your life. Something quite different to the usual fare!
AU $32 Wooden Fan Bangle - White and Natural The perfect mix of textures, shapes and balance! The Fan bangle is handmade from beautiful wood, sanded to a smooth matte finish. Made in Melbourne by mooku.
AU $30 Trinket Bowl Wood - Medium With its sculptural shape, this trinket bowl looks great displayed individually or grouped with other mooku designs. Perfect for your favourite jewellery pieces or as part of a table setting to serve nuts etc.
AU $19.95 3 Zip Coin Purse Swallows Use the zips to access three different sections in this clever & cute design.
AU $75 Tied Up Bag Swallows The Tied Up Bag is a perennial favourite. It shows of each season's prints beautifully and you really can't go wrong!
AU $38.50 Sensu Recycled Leather Necklace - Dark Green We love the shape created by the lengthening pieces of recycled leather in this stunning necklace handmade by Melbourne-based designer Dearne Herrenberg.
AU $25.30 Mushi Brooch Small - Creme, Pink, Aqua Layers of leather, felt and fabric have been cut into circular shapes and stitched together using bright pink thread. It is really one-of-a-kind, and shows off Mainichi's inspired approach to using colour & texture.
AU $78.95 Ply Ribbed Table Lamp A unique design made from 2mm ply. Innovative and sculptural, the Ply Ribbed Table Lamp makes a beautiful feature in your home. Made with interlocking pieces of plywood, many gentle curves surround the light, encasing it in something reminiscent of a seed pod or basket.
AU $69.95 Twitter Cylinder Lamp (Small) A lovely timber veneer. When not in use, the timber lampshade is beautiful and stylish... but when the lamp is turned on, the light and shadow transform the shade into the twitter bushland scene, and your room into a beautiful and unique space.
AU $29.95 Red Riding Hood 3-Way Storybook Doll (Large) Play through the whole story of Little Red Riding Hood as all the characters are contained within a single doll!
AU $29.95 Goldilocks 3-Way Storybook Doll (Large) Flip Goldilocks' skirt up over her head to reveal Mamma Bear with Baby Bear... then turn them around and you'll find Papa Bear!
AU $39.95 Limited Edition Nautical Elephant A2 Poster We love the retro styling in Wilson & Frenchy's illustration! Ideal to give with the Nautical Elephant Baby T-shirt, Bodysuit or bib.
AU $39.95 Limited Edition Little Pear A2 Poster Comes in a gorgeous wilson and frenchy mailing tube. Pair with the Little Pear t-shirt for the perfect gift!
AU $24.95 Colour Drop Pink Baby T-shirt Featureing a teardrop made of a geometric pattern of diamonds in warm bright colours. With its little frilled sleeves, this t-shirt is just gorgeous.
AU $24.95 Little Whale Baby T-shirt This adorable short-sleeved, t-shirt features a delicate a contemporary illustration of a gorgeous blue whale. It is SO cute! (Almost as cute as your bub, no doubt!)
AU $108.90 Whale Timber Table Lamp Beautifully made pale timber lamp with vibrant colours overlapping to create the playful whale image. The Whale and Autumn Lamps are indie best sellers!
AU $79.95 Autumn Table Lamp This clever design from Micky & Stevie turns the concept of a decorative lamp shade literally inside out, using the light to create the surface decoration through silhouette. The timber veneer is beautiful, and when turned on, this lamp looks magical!
AU $22 Keyring Coin Purse - Kite This high flyer carries not only your loose change, but your keys too! An ideal unique gift for a friend at a tiny price.
AU $22 Keyring Coin Purse - Heart Pretty in pale blue, the b.sirius birdie will keep your coins and keys safe. A perfect sweet little gift for Christmas.
AU $39 Rocking Horse White with Brown Pendant on Silver Chain From Meow Girl's Dollhouse Delirium collection - a sweet miniature hand painted porcelain rocking horse on a silver chain.
AU $30 White Teapot Pendant on Silver Chain Have your own secret tea party with Meow Girl's Tea Time collection!
AU $22.95 2015 Kitty Calendar 12 months of kitty goodness. Hilarious :) Able and Game finally got their own cat in December last year so due to all the inspiration this is the best kitty calendar yet!
AU $22 Tea Towel - I love you just the way I am 100% linen, 100% Able & Game's offbeat humour and distinctive illustration. Use it to do the dishes, or if you want to fancy it up you could frame it.
From AU $26 Fairyfloss Pink Ceramic Bottles in Sea Anemone, Braid and Polka This season's ceramics from LoveHate are just beautiful and different to anything we've seen. Small and so sweet, they look wonderful in a small group of 2 or 3. Mix and match the styles and colours. All styles also available in Cream Matte and Charcoal.
From AU $45 Limited Edition Gold Ceramic Bottles in Sea Anemone, Braid and Polka A very special limited edition gold! We are so lucky to be one of just a couple of retailers stocking this beautiful collection. LoveHate's ceramic bottles make the perfect gift!
AU $23 Glass Hanging Vase - Doughnut Elegant hanging glass vase. Co-ordinate all three shapes (teardrop, doughnut, bubble) together for a beautiful, bright display! Comes with leather string.
AU $149 Leather Camera Bag Handbag The beautiful quality leather and distinctive shape make this handbag something really special.
AU $30 Trinket Bowl Black Resin - Medium Another beautiful trinket bowl made in Melbourne by mooku. Display individually or in small groups of different finishes and sizes. Perfect as an ornament, for jewellery or for serving cold food.
AU $48 | $28 Bloom Necklace and Resin Round Ring - Emerald Green Contemporary, sleek yet pretty jewellery pieces handmade in Melbourne by mooku. Perfect to be worn together!
AU $59.99 iPad Lover Swallows The perfect accessory for your iPad (including the iPad Air). Features a magnetic closure, 8 x card spaces, a flat pocket and fits an A5 notepad.
AU $99 Sunday Bag Zambezi Relaxed Sunday afternoons and this bag go hand in hand. The perfect weekend companion for whatever you have planned.
AU $11.99 Wooden Castle Blocks Imaginative Play GameWooden Castle Blocks Imaginative Play Game This is a superb toy for developing fine motor skills. Included are a few vehicles, people and trees so it's not just about the buildings, but the whole story!
AU $22 Cuisenaire Rods This classic educational design is now available from indie art & design! Great for visualising basic maths as well as building towers! 3+
AU $47.95 Old MacDonald's Farm Your child will delight in this wonderful soft play farmyard complete with a barnyard of animals - and Old MacDonald of course in his green tractor!
AU $65.95 Noah's Ark Animal Alphabet Soft Fabric Toy This impressive fabric toy is a large soft version of Noah's Ark with pockets on both sides, each with an embroidered letter of the alphabet and containing a pair of animals whose name starts with that letter.
AU $14.50 Hello Notebook The Torn Paper range of notebooks features slogans to make you smile, accompanied by the wonderful illustrations of Dan Adams who, as you might have guessed, ended up here in Australia (having travelled from the UK).
AU $39.95 Christmas Moose with Snowman Small This festive character will has lots of Christmas cheer to share! Made in a wonderful retro (sock-monkey) style, the Christmas Moose also has his own toy snowman. Also in Large $59.95.