An Australian Gift to Suit Everyone on Your Christmas List
When we were younger, the prospect of gifts on Christmas Day was so exciting! But then, of course it was – we weren’t responsible for buying them! As we get older it seems there are more and more people to buy for every year. That’s why we’ve thought outside the box to put together a list of unique gifts that you may not necessarily have considered.
Show the women in your life just how much they mean to you with a little bit of luxury. Whether you’re buying for your wife, your mother, or your sister, these gifts are guaranteed to get you brownie points!
- Candles and Scented Oils
When you want to wind down, nothing is as relaxing as lighting some candles to fill the room with soft light and beautiful scents. She’ll adore these Banksia Nut or Jarrah Tea Light Candle Holders. Or this Banksia Scent Pot and Fragrant Oil will fill the room with the aroma of eucalyptus day in, day out – no candle lighting required!
- Jewellery Box
It’s a rare woman that doesn’t have a bit of a soft spot for jewellery! Give her the gift of a beautiful and practical way to organise and store it all. We have a wide range of Jewellery Boxes to suit every taste. Or for something a little different, take a look at our Mushroom Earring Holder.
- Ebonised Redgum Chimney Vases
These vases are as quintessentially Australian as it comes. An evocative symbol of the Australian landscape, they make a striking addition to any home. Fill them with Australian flowers to make an unforgettable Christmas gift.
Men can be so hard to buy for! But giving socks and jocks every year can get old. Why not aim for something a bit different this year?
- Swimming Redgum Fish
We all know that boys love their toys! Here’s something that will entertain but also serve as a beautiful statement piece for the home or office. The product of fine design and expert craftsmanship, these 'swimming' fish, made of segments of Redgum fixed to sail canvas, feel disarmingly lifelike!
- Chess Set
For a guy that loves his games! Make no mistake, Australian Woodwork chess boards are no ordinary game boards! We have three different sets, handmade using the French art of marquetry to give each a distinctive feel. The Koi and Gecko sets feature stunning images that fade in and out of vision depending on the angle of the light.
- Wooden Box
Give him something to store all those gadgets in! We have a wide range of masculine, minimalist boxes that he will be proud to use to keep all those bits and pieces. Or for something even more special, the Tamar Blackwood Watch and Cufflink Boxes feature a rippling grain that is almost mesmerising, making them a gorgeous decorative piece.
When you’re buying for kids, entertainment is priority one – but what if you could teach them a little something along the way? Buy them something made of Australian timber, and take the opportunity to educate them about our great country and the importance of sustainability in protecting it.
- Xylophone Drum
A neat little percussion instrument that has been developed and used in many different cultures throughout Central America, East and Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa. It’s a great first instrument for children because it is very intuitive to use. They’ll be occupied for hours creating and learning different sounds and patterns.
- Spinning Tops
Kids love games that are simple yet challenging, and spinning tops definitely tick these boxes! Our String-Pull Self-Winding Wooden Spinning Top and Mixed Timber Wooden Spinning Top are precision turned from rare decorative timbers and are perfectly balanced, spinning for up to three minutes – or even more if you’re skilled enough!
- Baby Mobiles
When you buy for a baby, it’s as much about finding something Mum will love as it is about the baby itself! Our laser-cut and hand-finished baby mobiles come in a range of themes: sea life, Australian animals, goldfish, and unicorn. Mum will appreciate the incredible workmanship that has gone into these stunning creations, and as baby gets older, it will be a great way to teach them about the animals they feature.
And the Rest...
- For the gardener
The Celery-top Pine Garden Dibber helps to plant seeds and bulbs at just the right depth.
- For the elderly
Our range of walking sticks could be just what they need!
- For the bookworm
Our Coolibah Burl Bookends are sure to impress. Or our beautifully designed, laser-cut timber bookmarks offer a stylish take on a classic stocking filler.
- For a special teacher
A Jarrah Desk Clock is a great way to say thank you.
- For your employees or colleagues
- For the person that has everything
Why not frame a special photo in one of our elegant mixed timber photo frames, available in a range of sizes.
If you like some of the Christmas gift ideas we’ve come up with but still can’t quite make up your mind, consider buying an Australian Woodwork Gift Card. Or read about ‘Putting together a unique Australian Christmas hamper’ for that hard-to-buy-for person.