Etsy Handmade Roundup – Australia

Posted by Penny on December 16, 2011
Gift Ideas, Handmade

Pink hemp/cotton clutch purse with floral print by SirTom

Etsy is an extremely awesome place to find last minute Christmas gifts – if you buy handmade on Etsy you’re buying directly from the maker, so if you check first and mention you’ve got a deadline you may be able to get some excellent and extremely speedy service!

Etsy has a couple of really useful search tools to allow us to find local gifts (making postage a bit faster!) If you do a search for, let’s say, linen, you’ll be able to whittle down the results by excluding items that don’t post to your country, and including only items from your country. Check out the Ship To and Local Items functions here!

This is my shortlist of some gorgeous Aussie gifts for Christmas (but remember to check postage deadlines with each seller!)


Above – the clutch purse by SirTom features an original fabric design printed onto Hemp fabric. Awesome.

1. Organic Cotton Knit Scarf – Sketchbook by EllyNelly – made of 100% certified organic cotton, these scarves all also feature original artwork. Gorgeous!

2. Long Case – Black – ‘Flock’ by mingus. Mingus has been around for awhile now, and in my opinion the products keep getting better & better! Mingus textile products are hand printed, and completely made with love. And Mingus’ designer Dear is completely awesome too.

3. Fluffly white clouds stacking wooden toy by ScarletteRoseFairy. The production of these wooden toys is a real family affair, but kids are really at heart as they’re handmade using non-toxic paints & a beeswax finish! That’s your favourite bub’s gift sorted.

Tea Towel Dahlia Tangerine by ElkhornDesign

More handprinted gorgeousness! These teatowels are all printed with waterbased ink, and as with any handprinted textile they’re all ever so slightly different, so they’re great as a truly unique gift! And these ones are made of linen, which most dishwashing veterans will tell you is the only fabric to make a tea towel from.


Let me know if I’ve missed your favourite Etsy seller from the list! There’s always time for online shopping, right?



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