Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Sisco Designs and Paige Corke Photography 

Location: Warwick, QLD

Website: https://www.siscodesigns.shop

Paige and I lived on the same road when we were both working as Governesses in 2019 (we lived about 150kms apart, but you know – it was on the same road, we were practically neighbours!). Through Sisco designs you can purchase some of her lovely jewellery or her 2022 Photography calendar. 

My Pick: Paige’s handmade, beaded keyrings.  

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Sisco Designs and Paige Corke Photograph

Chaplain Creative

Location: Cloncurry, QLD

Website: https://www.ruthchaplainart.com

Ruth Chaplain lives on a cattle station outside of Cloncurry and runs workshops (hello paint and sip!) in her surrounding towns. She also sells her artwork through her online shop. 

My Pick: I LOVE Ruths Christmas cards and Christmas wrapping paper. I’m planning on framing a few of the Christmas cards as sweet Christmas presents. 

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Ruth Chaplain of Chaplain Creative

Country Rose Co. 

Location: Passchendaele, QLD

Website: https://www.instagram.com/countryroseco/

Recommended to me by my cousin (who’s married to a family member of the lovely girls at Country Rose Co’s), this business is run by 3 sisters, north west of Stanthorpe and they offer a range of jewellery, accessories and gifts. You can order via their Instagram account. 

My Pick: They offer a gift pack for $18 which includes a scrunchie, hair clip and pair of earrings.  

Country Rose Co

Eloise Moir Photography

Location: Camooweal, QLD

Website: https://www.eloisemoir.com.au

Ok, I’ll admit – I’m biased. Eloise is a friend of mine and I have loved watching her grow into sharing her creative pursuits in the last few years. She has just dropped her first release, as series called ‘Remnants of the Past’. It features beautiful photos of the hidden treasures she’s found around the cattle station she works on.

Eloise Moir Photography’s newest collection – Remnants of the Past

Gifts at Teacup 

Location: Roma, QLD

Gifts at Teacup is probably one of the most talked about shops in our boarding house. It’s known as ‘the shop with all the earrings’ and every child that lives west of Toowoomba knows exactly what shop is being referred to. 

My pick: Whether you need a gift for your mother, father, partner or second cousin, this store literally has something for everyone.

Gifts at Teacup

The Drawing Board Boutique 

Location: Blackall, QLD

A boutique and a coffee shop in one – can it get any better? The Drawing Board is a firm staple in my road trip north every year. 

My pick: ALLLLL of their beautiful linen dresses. 

The Drawing Board Boutique Shop Front

Harry and Kit 

Location: Goondiwindi, QLD

Website: https://harryandkit.com.au

If you’ve been around for more than 5 minutes or have read a recent edition of Graziher or Country Style, you’d know about Harry and Kit. Nestled in ‘The Shed’ in the back streets of Gundy, this gem is a juxtaposition that oozes beauty in a tin shed. Owner, Lillie’s charm exudes from the walls and her curation of clothes, jewellery and homewares is not one to miss. 

My pick: Lillie has a section on her website titled ‘custom made’ where you can enquire about having a piece produced that is uniquely yours. 

‘The Shed’ – Home to Harry and Kit

Em and Me 

Location: Roma and Brisbane 

Website: https://emandmeshop.com

Danah and Cara are two very sweet souls, and I am SO impartial to a pair of their earrings. 

My Pick: Their ‘Huggie’ earrings are dainty and beautiful, but durable for everyday wear.

Em and Me

Helen Ansell Art

Location: Regional Western Australia

Website: https://helenansell.com/about/

Recommended to me by a follower, Helen Ansell Art offers affordable prints and designs of vibrant Australian Flora and Fauna. 

My Pick: Hellloooo bright, vibrant and beautiful, neoprene picnic blankets. It’s like an artwork you can sit on. 

Helen Ansell from Helen Ansell Art

Marilla Alice Ceramics

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Website: https://www.instagram.com/marillaaliceceramics/?hl=en

Also recommended to me by a follower, Marilla, the creative behind this gorgeous ceramics range is a HPE teacher, making and creating in her spare time.

My Pick: Her beautiful lace pressed bowls.

Marilla Alice Ceramics

Budburst Australia

Location: Granite Belt, QLD

Website: https://budburstaustralia.com.au

Budburst Australia is the response to years of drought, fire and hail in the Stanthorpe region when selling their fruit straight from the tree was too risky. Their stone fruit vinegar is the perfect gift for the avid cooks in your life. They’ll love using it, but it’s something they would’ve never bought for themselves.

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Budburst Australia

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