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Unique, local, handmade Christmas gift ideas at Maitland Art Gallery

Each year we chat to the wonderful team over at The Gallery Shop at Maitland Regional Art Gallery to discuss all things unique, local, handmade, and of course, Christmas!

This year, with Christmas only a few short weeks away the team have you sorted with their enviable edit of a Christmas gift guide. From handmade ceramics and homewares to adorably fun and interactive toys for the kiddies, plus a range of books, earrings, and even a selection of goodies made by artists here in Newcastle, the Hunter, and beyond.

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Our first collection of goodies features products with natural tones alongside moody blue and green hues, with divine homewares including the Fowlers Vase by Madeline Prowd, Carafe and Glass Set by Ruth Allen, Frosted Vase by Ruth Allen, Spellbound Vase by Kayo Yokoyama, and Midnight Wine Cups by Leiluca Ceramics.

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Other goods include a curated range of jewellery pieces including the Glass and Semi-Precious Stone Necklace by Giselle Penn, Sterling Silver & Azurite Earrings by Joanne Herbert, Long Stringy Gum Earrings by Amanda Charge, and Large Collage Tin Earrings by Kes Harper. For the full rundown on this set of goods, read the description below.

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Clockwise from left: Large ‘Fowlers Vase’ by Madeline Prowd $201.70, ‘Pear’ by Denizen Glass Designs $108.50, ‘Criss Canning: The Pursuit of Beauty’ by David Thomas $80, ‘Glass and Semi-Precious Stone Necklace’ by Giselle Penn $85, ‘Sterling Silver and Azurite Earrings’ by Joanne Herbert $101, ‘Carafe and Glass Set’ by Ruth Allen $235, ‘Long Stringy Gum Earrings’ by Amanda Charge $100, ‘Frosted Vase’ by Ruth Allen $198, ‘Long Australian Opal Scarf’ by Brilliant Silk $52, ‘Spellbound Vase’ by Kayo Yokoyama $202, ‘Large Collage Tin Earrings’ by Kes Harper $119.50, ‘Midnight Wine Cups’ by Leiluca Ceramics $40 ea.

For the second collection, the team has pulled together for you to browse is all about being delightfully organised in both work and home life. Featuring products to keep you organised in your work life such as the Pencil Case by Hide + Seeker, Etched Brass Ruler by Appointed, Wooden Sharpener by Lyra, Palomino Blackwing Pearl Pencil, and more. 

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For those wanting to gift goods to keep someone organised at home, they’ve got you sorted with the Linen Serviette Pair by Bush Ink, Self Watering Planters by Henry & Tunks, Heirloom Recipe Journal by Bespoke Letterpress, Large Timber Serving Board by The Woodshed Hunter Valley and plenty more. For the full rundown on this set of goods, read the description below.

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Clockwise from left: ‘Linen Serviette Pair’ by Bush Ink $46, ‘Small Pear’ by Lindsay Dunn $46. ‘Small Self Watering Planter’ by Henry & Tunks $110, ‘Small Cylinder Vase’ by Henry & Tunks $28, ‘Warnadu Mai: Good Food’ by Damien Coulthard & Rebecca Sullivan $45, ‘Large Self Watering Planter’ by Henry & Tunks $170, ‘Heirloom Recipe Journal’ by Bespoke Letterpress $49.95, ‘Confetti Goblets’ by Keith Rowe $55 ea, ‘Plated Stainless-Steel Earrings’ by Denz & Co. $39, ‘Large Timber Serving Board’ by The Woodshed Hunter Valley $130, ‘Palomino Blackwing Pearl Pencil’ $6 ea, ‘Pencil Case’ by Hide and Seeker $95, ‘Etched Brass Ruler’ by Appointed $39.95, ‘Wooden Sharpener’ by Lyra $2, ‘Key Ring’ by Hide and Seeker $40, ‘Spur Garland Studs’ by Manuela Igreja $145.

This next collection of delightful gift ideas is all for the little ones in our life!

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Whether it’s a collection of wooden Iconic Aussie Munchies by Make Me Iconic, a game of Scary Bingo, or even accessories for their bike, the MRAG Gallery Shop has thought of it all. For the full rundown on this set of goods, read the description below.

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Clockwise from left: Scary Bingo $24.99, Li Hongbo 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle $29.95, ‘Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids’ by Susan Meiselas $39.99, ‘Kids Bike Basket’ by Beep Bells $27.50, ‘Bike Bell’ by Beep Bells $29.95, ‘5 Parts Stacking Blocks Vehicle’ by Varis Toys $22.50, ‘My Art Book of Friendship’ by Shana Gozansky $29.95, ‘Groove Triple 3 in 1 Pencils’ by Lyra $29.35, ‘Roly Poly Cockatoo’ by Tiger Tribe $30, ‘Iconic Aussie Munchies by Make Me Iconic $89.99.

Our lucky last collection of Christmas gift ideas from the MRAG Gallery Shop oozes big summer energy with colourful prints, unique designs, and homewares to inject some personality into the home. 

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From gardening outside with the ever-so-colourful Floppy Hat by Jessica Wolf, filling up the ceramic Vase by Katherine Mahoney with local flowers, dressing up for a day out with Acrylic Hanging Earrings by Oscar and Matilda or the Cocoon Earrings by Sophia Emmett; there’s a little colour for everyone in this set. For the full rundown on this set of goods, read the description below.

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Clockwise from left: ‘Hallow Bowl Rounded’ by Katherine Mahoney $155, ‘Vase’ by Katherine Mahoney $95, ‘Still Life Drawing’ by Alice Oehr $24.99, ‘Acrylic Hanging Earrings’ Oscar and Matilda $33, ‘Floppy Hat’ by Jessica Wolf $125, ‘Large Serving Board’ by The Woodshed Hunter Valley $130, ‘Citrus Squeezer’ by Katherine Mahoney $77, ‘Oven Mitt’ by Jessica Wolf $55, ‘Egg Body Pourer’ by Katherine Mahoney $30, ‘Small Plate’ by Katherine Mahoney $22.50, ‘Native Bowl’ by Helen Ashley $60, ‘Cocoon Earrings’ by Sophia Emmett $50.

So, what are you waiting for? The beauty of heading to the Gallery Shop at Maitland Regional Art Gallery to pick up some of those Christmas gifts is that you can disguise the chore of Christmas shopping as a fun day out! 

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Whilst you’re there, tie in a visit to the Gallery! It is such a stunning space and hosts multiple exhibitions with free entry. Load up on a spot of culture for the day, pick up a couple of unique Christmas gifts, then head into the cafe for a coffee or a bite to eat. 

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

230 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320