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