Unique, local, handmade Christmas gift ideas
We love supporting creatives and the Maitland Regional Art Gallery Shop is brimming with one-of-a-kind goodies made by artists here in Newcastle, the Hunter and beyond.See our handpicked guides to the HunterValley
Think big and shop small! Christmas is only weeks away and if you’re anything like us you have already started compiling your shopping lists. To help you get your Christmas shopping started we have collaborated with Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) to put together an enviable edit of what is making it onto our wish lists this year.
From handmade ceramics and homewares, to adorable wooden toys for the kiddies, plus a amazing range of books - the MRAG Gallery Shop is brimming with one-of-a-kind
goodies made by artists here in Newcastle, the Hunter and beyond.
Above: Clockwise from left: Daisy Moss Tea Towel $21.95, Katherine Mahoney salad bowl $300, Alison Jackson big spoons $165, Jane Burbidge ‘Lichen’ jug $59, Katherine Mahoney large jug $110, Keith Rowe ‘Moonlight’ vase $294, Ruth Allen tumblers $49.50 each and carafe $165, Margaret Preston coasters (set of 4) $35, Katherine Mahoney plates starting from $21, Kerry Shepherd linen tablecloth $175.
Clockwise from left: assorted books starting from $25.99, Ruth Allen tumbler $49.50 and vase $198, Jonathon Westacott ‘Kureepla Figs’ vase $697, Denizen Glass Design pear and apple $108.50 each, Daniella Ngiyampaa Mai Wangaaywaa basket $92, Ruth Napaljarri Stewart ceramic coasters (2 pack) $22.95, Lindsay Dunn Guilloche Press Top Box $74, Merrie Hamilton ‘Australian Image’ ceramic brooches $42.50 each.
Clockwise from left: Two Squirrels Ceramics ‘Daisy’ mug $50, Katherine Mahoney teapot $180, assorted books starting from $19.99, Press to Play ‘Nuka’ cup $49, Lyra polycolor pencils (tin of 12) $22.50, Lyra pencil sharpener $2, Bespoke Letterpress journal $39.95.
Clockwise from left: Greetings from Maitland book by Trevor Dickinson $26, Press to Play bowl $55, Dennerley Leather ‘belt’ keyring $27.50 and compact wallet $42, Hank in Chief bow tie $66, Will Maguire ‘Kangaroo’ bottle opener $42.
Clockwise from left: Peaches and Keen ‘one-of-a-kind’ earrings $140, Lily + Ted mini studs $10 and statement studs $15, Rancho earrings $28, Joanne Herbert hand engraved earrings $101and illustrated pendant necklace $431, Rancho necklace $32, Bon Bon Empire ‘double’ earrings $27.50.
Clockwise from left: Mini car $12.95, hemp and timber skipping rope $24, Tricycle available at the Bikesmith Espresso, BEEP bike bell $29.95 and basket $27.50, Miriam Bereson A6 notebooks (3 pack) $12.95, Lyra groove 3 in 1 pencils (pack of 6) $26.95, Nic creamobil cart $129, Varis toys stacking blocks (12 pieces) $36.95, Nic creamobil tractor (red) $110.95, assorted books starting at $14.99, Nic nuts and bolts $27.50, ‘tower in a box’ blocks $80, Nic tractor (blue) $49, Apple Tree $31.50.
Clockwise from left: Meredith Woolnough ‘Stitched Lavender Studies’ sculpture $115, Jaime Pritchard original artwork $59.50, Apothecary Artist framed limited edition fine art print $36.90, Ellie Hannon urn $550, Katherine Mahoney planter $100, assorted books starting from $27.99, Ruth Allen glass leaf $99, Kes Harper recycled tin and sterling silver necklace $55 and earrings $65, Jane Burbidge ‘Lichen’ coaster $26.
Clockwise from left: Edith Rewa ‘Olive Pink’ silk scarf $176, Frejj hand painted leather satchel $265, Dennerley Leather ‘Purse’ bag $95, Jessica Wolf reversible garden hat $140.
Clockwise from left: Assorted books starting from $39.99, Stephen Wright ‘garlic’ board $29.50, Katherine Mahoney utensil holder $75, assorted Artisan Utensils utensils starting from $16.50, assorted Press to Play plates and platter starting from $65, Lindsay Dunn grinders $128.50 each, Jane Burbidge small chook $35, Katherine Mahoney lemon squeezer $60.50, assorted Press to Play bowls featuring kohiki technique starting from $35 and beaker $52.
We are lucky to live in an incredibly creative region and MRAG loves supporting local makers and creators. When it comes to gifts, quirky one-off items that aren’t available anywhere else (plus an amazing book selection), the MRAG Gallery Shop is the perfect destination.Shopping local directly supports our community of artists and designers, plus you’re buying products that are unique to our local area. It's a win win.
As with many things made by hand, items featured are available in very limited quantities at the MRAG Gallery Shop until sold… so be quick! Make giving contagious this festive season by shopping local and supporting practicing artisans.
PS The awesome Gallery team will even wrap your gifts for you!