Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List

T’is the season of giving and we are here to help with Handmade Christmas gift ideas. Nothing beats finding the perfect Handmade gift for family, friends or even yourself (you’ve been good all year so why not treat yourself). We’ve made shopping super easy by gathering together a list of new designers that attended to our Canberra Christmas Market on the 8-10 December 2023, alongside designers and producers that regularly attend our markets that you know and love. You’re bound to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Gift Ideas for Her

Mona-Lisa Ceramics Handmade Cups
Mona-Lisa Ceramics creates one of one of a kind kitchenware and decorated ceramics. The collection consists of platters, bowls, mugs, planters and vases. Mona-Lisa is constantly designing new forms and decorative patterns for her work, meaning she always has something new on offer.
Belinda Doyle cheese board what to pack for a picnic
Belinda Doyle creates stunning resin homewares, resin art and photography inspired by her love of the ocean. Belinda’s high-quality handmade resin pieces make the perfect gorgeous and functional gift this Christmas!
Ant Haus Designs Jewellery
All designs in the Ant Haus range are made by hand from start to finish by jewellery designer, Melaney McCleary, in her Sydney studio. She creates small range, eco-friendly bespoke designs, focusing on fine craftsmanship and thoughtful creativity.

Gift Ideas for Him

Buck n Beard Ironside Range
Buck n Beard is the natural men’s grooming range for the Aussie man. Fuss free and understated, Buck n Beard is there for the daily rituals of shaving, grooming and skincare in a way that blokes understand. From traditional wet shave soaps to beard and face oils, and beard balms, Buck n Beard delivers visible results with masculine, subtle fragrances. Buck n Beard is certified Australian Made, all natural & cruelty free.
The Leather Trading Co. Handmade Leather Belt with Stainless Steel Buckle
The Leather Trading Co. products are made just for you, using only the highest quality full grain leather, solid brass buckles and rivets. No two products are the same. They make things the old way. Cut by hand, every part of the making of their Australian Made products is a journey into the past.
Ambrosia Distillery canberra distilleries
Ambrosia Distillery is a small batch handcrafted Gin and Flavoured Vodka Distillery, located in the Dairy Road precinct in Fyshwick. Specialising in high quality yet affordable gins and uniquely flavoured vodkas. All ingredients for their products are sourced in Australia.

Gift Ideas for Teachers

Emme Mac Black Specialty Coffee
Transforming your coffee experience and elevating your morning ritual, Emme Mac Black is a premium specialty coffee brand located in North East Victoria. Their beans are ethically sourced across multiple continents and countries in the equatorial coffee belt and slow-roasted Italian style in Melbourne. Their blends are crafted for the discerning Australian palette – imbuing rich flavours and elegant simplicity.
Eat Cookies Sun-Sational Teacher Biscuit
Indulge in Eat Cookies’ edible artistry! Their sugar cookies aren’t ordinary cookies; they’re crafted designs of cuteness overload that delight your senses. Hand-decorated with meticulous care, each cookie is a canvas of sugary-colour. Eat Cookies aren’t just treats; they’re gifts wrapped in edible joy.
Fleurette Aromatherapy Gift Box Winter
After a long year, what better way to help your child’s teacher relax than something special from Fleurette Aromatherapy. Fleurette aims to empower people to find calmness and embrace slow and mindful living. Their products help clear the mind and find new energy, helping them start, and then continue, the new year right.

Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Birds the Word Birdhouse
Bird’s the Word is an Australian-run family business that makes a range of bird houses, rusty garden art, sculptures, bird baths, fire pits, letterboxes and garden accessories – the perfect addition to a grandparent’s garden. You can even customise your design if you want to create something truly unique.
Josh & Sue Christmas Festive Pack
Family-owned and operated Australian company, Josh and Sue Gourmet Selection offer a range of high quality locally-produced gourmet Jam, Relish, Harissa, Aioli, BBQ sauces, Pasta Sauce and Dessert sauces! They are full of flavour and true to label. Their entire range is Gluten Free, most are vegan, a few are Kosher but they are all delicious!
Kayla Reay Design - 2024 Calendar
Kayla Reay is a life-long bird fanatic and brings her enthusiasm to the paper with her unique drawings of ‘Bird Bouquets’. Through purposeful pencil strokes and eye-catching colours, she creates pieces that celebrate the diversity within Australia’s flora and fauna. Each of her products are created with love and are designed and printed within Australia and packaged with personal touches.

Gift Ideas for Kids

Tusk Books Sweep Magpie Book
Tusk Books features picture books by award winning author Nicole Godwin. Her captivating books shine a light on environmental, animal rights and social justice issues that engage young readers and help to create a generation of thoughtful, committed and compassionate individuals.

Cuddlies by TAPA Crochet Party Crocodile Toys
Cuddlies by TAPA is delivering finest quality cuddly friends for not only children but also adults – “who doesn’t need a cuddlies friend?”. All items are made from high quality cotton yarn, premium quality stuffing and unprocessed natural wood. Cuddlies by TAPA’s aspiration is to provide long-lasting products that have unique characteristics for each cuddlie made.
Retrobub Children's Platypus Long Sleeved Shirt
You can’t go wrong with some quality kids clothes from Retrobub! Over years, Retrobub creator Bronwyn has developed her own technique of applicae, creating cute details such as koala faces and kookaburras. The range aims to be fun as well as hard wearing and comfy, using high quality fabrics and natural fibres to achieve this.

If you’re looking for more Handmade gift ideas that are Australian Made, check out our Australian Made Directory.