Our ultimate holiday gift guide



This year we’re all about buying and supporting local businesses, artists and makers for Christmas. 

Skip the carnage, queues and car park rage at Westfield and check out our hot tips for the best locally crafted goods from a maker near you.

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Bud Vases $29 each

We love the work of Surf Coast based ceramicist, Chela Edmunds, whose lovingly crafted range includes servingware, dinnerware, drinkware, planters, vases and more. 

Buy | takeawai.com


Gift Voucher

Everyone always says buying gift vouchers are a cop-out, but buy one from Meatsmith St Kilda for your meat-loving foodie friend and you'll probably score an invite to their next dinner party.

Buy | meatsmith.com


Phoenix embroidered kimono $184

Beach belles will adore these beautifully hand-crafted, embroidered kimonos perfect from Geelong boutique, Frank and Dolly, for long lazy days on the sand. 

Buy | frankanddolly.com


Custom skate deck/longboard, from $210

Bayside artist and travel junkie, Salty Vibes, creates custom skate decks and long boards in collaboration with his mates at Grain of Descent. Perfect for the grommets and young-at-heart alike (maybe get ambulance membership whilst you're at it). 

Buy | saltyvibes.com.au


Stay at The Chen, from $149

The renowned Art Series Hotel group have just opened their newest venue, The Chen Hotel in Box Hill. Each of the group's hotels are adorned with the work of its namesake artist, and you can even buy stuff from the hotel to take home. Handball the kids to the grandparents and check in for an overnight stay. 

Book | artserieshotels.com.au


Beaumaris Modern membership, $30

This is the perfect gift for lovers of mid-century architecture. Membership fees go towards the community group's cause to save the dwindling architectural style in the Beaumaris area. 

Buy | beaumarismodern.com.au


Starward 'Solera' $85

Locally crafted and artisanal spirits have been huge in the last couple of years and we're particularly in love with Starward's 'Solera' malt whisky matured in Australian fortified wine barrels to impart lots of dried fruit flavours and spicy notes.

Buy | starward.com.au


Flava Fashion 'Tupac Makaveli' tee, $40

Chris Marie's streetwear label is heavily inspired by popular culture ranging from hip-hop to NBA and everything in between. The huge range is available online.

Buy | artflava.com


Hannah Nowlan's 'Underworld' series, from $580

Inspired by the ocean, surf and her coastal surrounds, Black Rock artist and designer, Hannah Nowlan, has just released a new series of original art work titled Underworld. With pieces already selling out, you wanna get in quick before it disappears. 

Buy | grainofdescent.com.au