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Christmas Gifts for Gardeners – Australian Edition

It’s time again for my annual Christmas themed post! This year I’m bringing you more Christmas inspiration, kicking off with this Christmas gift ideas for Gardeners. As usual this gift guide is Australian themed – with a focus on Australian botanical designs and unique products crafted by talented Australians.

Gifts for Australian Gardeners

Wallum Scarf/Wall Hanging

Here is a truly special gift to start my native inspired giving ideas. Artist Edith Rewa is a textile designer in Queensland and created this intricate artwork that captures the spirit of our unique Wallum coastal heath landscape. See my other blog post here to learn more about Queensland’s Wallum. This beautiful large fabric square can be worn as a scarf or hung as a wall hanging to be admired and treasured.

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Native Inspired Picnic Blanket

I simply LOVE Helen Ansell’s native inspired picnic blanket designs. Her pincushion hakea and isopogon designs are so lovely. What a great gift they would be! They’re frequently sold out – better get in quick.

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Socks with a Native Twist

If you’re a traditionalist and you like to give a pair of cozy socks at Christmas, then here is a fun Australian plant inspired idea. Julie White makes these super fun Australian design socks in a wide range of prints. Like Lily Pilly, Waratah and Lorikeet designs in lots of bright colours.

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Banksia Fabric Pot Cover

Fabric designers Ink & Spindle are now offering a fun DIY project kit with everything you need to make a fabric pot cover from their stunning banksia print on natural fabric.

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Cushions & Homewares

The super talented team at Utopia Goods offer a diverse designer range of Australian native inspired fabrics applied to cushion covers, tableware and so much more. I couldn’t choose just one product to feature – they are all beautiful.

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Bush Fruits Linen Women’s Clothing

Indigenous artist Karen Morgan has created this stylish linen clothing range inspired by the bush fruits that she grew up collecting and eating.

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Erst Wilder Jewellery

Australian jewellery makers Erst Wilder have once again teamed up with Australian designer Jocelyn Proust to create a fun and very collectable range of Australian floral, animal & insect jewellery.

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Banksia Hat

At the time of writing Tiarni’s hats were all sold out. So perhaps you might get lucky or feel inspired to put in an order for next year! Her burnt banksia hat would make a great gift – and she has other native inspired designs in her store too.

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Gorgeous Gum Quilt Class

Here is a hands on gift for the gardener who also likes to sew! The talented Ruth de Vos has designed this truly gorgeous flowering gum quilt pattern. And she will teach you how to make it! You can even buy the fabric pieces you need to get started. The quilt is stunning – would anyone like to make one for me? 😉

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Native Floral Designer Lampshade

While I’m sharing gorgeous native inspired homeware gift ideas for the decorator in your life, then here is another Australian floral themed gift idea. Vanessa makes landshades in her farm studio, including many stunning native foliage and floral prints. You can also buy a lampshade kit if you’re giving it to someone who likes to be hands-on, or create a custom order if you’re after something truly unique.

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Australian Native Calendar

If you’d like to give a gift that lasts all year, then a beautiful flora-filled calendar from Studio Nikalinsky is what you need.

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Native Bird & Flower Ceramics

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves native birds, banksia, wattle and other native inspired ceramic tableware and decor, then heads to Rediscover Ceramics. The Black Banksia vases are my favourite! But you’re not buying for me are you 😉 If your gift receiver is in Western Australia you could also gift a pottery workshop with Danica in her Wattle Grove studio. How special!

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Native Bushfoods Gift Hamper

And finally for the native bushfoods lover, you can’t go past the Melbourne Bushfood gift hamper. Dig in to Davidson Plum chocolate, Lemon Myrtle syrup, Pepperberry Spice and so much more!

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I applaud all these artists and businesses for giving our native flora a featured place in their ranges. I hope you have found something here to inspire your gift giving. 

If you or someone you know makes an Australian native flora inspired product that you’d like to be featured, please drop me a line on Facebook or Instagram.

1 Comment

  1. Angela Nikulinsky

    So many wonderful gift ideas. Thanks for including the STUDIO NIKULINSKY calendar!

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