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Designer Gifts for Mothers’ Day


Handmade is a design paradise. This weekend (5 & 6 May), the Budawang Building and Conference Centre at EPIC will be displaying the best of Australian design artisans from both locally and around the country, who have spent months putting collections together, selecting materials, handcrafting their products and planning their beautiful stalls so you can find the perfect treasure when you shop at the market.

Browse the stalls, talk to the designers and come away with a gift that your mum or special mother figure will really appreciate. Our Mothers’ Day gift gallery is packed with fashion, skincare, indulgent candles, chocolate and homewares, making it the perfect place to shop, with glass of bubbly in hand. But it’s not just the gift gallery that will inspire you. In the Budawang Building, homewares such as cushions, blankets, throws and vases will vie for your attention, stylish handmade fashion will tempt you and provide the perfect excuse to spend your savings. Jewellery in all styles, shapes and materials will spoil mum and ethical nutritious skincare will indulge her.

Whether you’re the prodigal son panicking about what to buy, the perfectionist daughter looking for the ideal trinket, the new dad doing this for the first time or the loving grandchild looking for a grandma gift, Handmade really is the perfect place to find the right present.

And when you’ve finished, head to the Coorong Pavilion and feast your senses on our Gourmet Food Hall, about which we’ll be giving you a preview in the next article. Keep reading, and make sure you include Handmade in your plans for this weekend – 10am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll see you there!


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


  • 6*, 7 & 8DECEMBER 2019
  • 21 & 22MARCH 2020
  • 26*, 27 & 28JUNE 2020
  • 26 & 27SEPTEMBER 2020
  • 11*, 12 & 13DECEMBER 2020
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM


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