This Christmas, spend your money on quality, artisan products from designers here in Australia and overseas. To help you do this, we’ve gathered up some of our favourite designs on the market for the different types of people in your life, from the beach go-er to the food lover and more. Take a look…
FOR THE ART CONNOISSEUR
Leah Bartholomew is an artist and textile designer from Coolangatta in Queensland. Her ‘Beneath The Sun’ homewares collection features a bright and bold blend of patterns and colours with references to nature. We love her ‘Autumn is here‘ original artwork, which is acrylic paint on canvas. $3,100 from here.
FOR THE BEACH GO-ER
Invest in a 100 percent organic beach towel this year. Jac and Jack’s towels are made by artisan weavers using an ancient Indian technique. The create the designs by hand and dip dying the fabric in stages to create rich colours. This Belongil Beach Towel is $199 from here.
FOR THE FOOD-LOVER
Add a festive colour palette to the Christmas table, whilst investing in tableware that you can use all year-round with this Royal Doulton ‘1815 Green Dinner Set’. 1815 was the year John Doulton founded his now world-famous pottery and to commemorate that heritage, Royal Doulton has created the 1815 pattern. The pieces are all rendered in porcelain with a simple silhouette and subtle green glaze. Plates from $17.95 from here.
FOR THE ENTERTAINERWhat better way to celebrate Christmas in a light-hearted way than with a reindeer wine rack? Made from birch plywood, the functional and decorative piece will create a talking point at a dinner party or Christmas feast. $51.63 from here.
FOR THE TRAVELISTA
Named after the Ghurka soldiers of the Himalayas, who since the days of the British Raj have been known throughout the world for their bravery, loyalty, and cheerful indifference to all difficulty, the Ghurka bag was born in 1970s and is today stocked throughout flagship stores in New York, as well as select retailers around the world. The G200 collection supports the Ghurka Welfare Trust, with 25 percent of the proceeds supporting veterans in the Himalayan region. Items range from $375 to $1,495 from here.