This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

Etsy Handmade Gift Guide + Giveaway


As you guys know, we have recently partnered with Etsy Australia to feature a handful of unique Australian Etsy sellers and handmade treasures in the lead up to Christmas.

Today, we’re closing this series with something extra special – a handmade gift guide and GIVEAWAY, featuring a bunch of our favourite local Etsy finds!

Comment on today’s post to be in the running to WIN!


23rd November, 2015
Lucy Feagins
Monday 23rd November 2015

It’s been our great pleasure to profile a handful of talented Australian makers over the past two months, in collaboration with Etsy Australia.  It’s been awesome discovering a bunch of wonderful new makers from across Australia, and having an opportunity to showcase a range of ace new handmade homewares and gifts.

Today, we’re closing this series with a very special handmade gift guide and GIVEAWAY, just in time for Christmas!

All the gifts and homewares included in this round-up have been sourced, selected and styled by us. You could say this line-up represents our top picks of Australian Etsy sellers… although we’ve really only scratched the surface!  Makers from across the country are represented, from inner city Melbourne to Far North Queensland, and everywhere in-between.  The one thing that brings all these clever creatives together is that they make their product by hand, locally… and of course, we found them all on Etsy!

To be in the running to WIN one or more of the handmade treasures pictured here, simply leave a comment on today’s post, stating in 40 words or less which Australian Etsy seller you love and why. Please also include your postcode! Leave your comment before 10.00pm Melbourne time, this Friday November 27th 2015.  23 winners will be contacted via email next week to arrange delivery of the goodies!

We hope today’s post will inspire a special gift for your loved ones this Christmas, and as always, we encourage you to shop local and handmade when gift-hunting this year!

The Full Etsy Handmade Giveaway + Gift Guide Line-up

Liquorice Moon Studio – Medium Ocean Jewellery Bowl ($30.00).

La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick – Porcelain Vase ($60.00),  Handmade Cup ($17.00).

Susan Simonini – Scalloped Condiment Bowl large and small (from $20.00 each).

Marz Design – Bright Beads ‘Aleenta’ Pendant ($505.00).

Adele Maggie – Swirl Mini Vase ($20.00),

Winter Ceramics – Handmade Ceramic Bowl Set ($45.00).

Broluk – Handmade Wooden Urn ($195.00).

Little Lumberjack – Little Hex ‘Day’ Timber Serving Board ($30.00).

Bind and Fold – Linen Shibori Teatowel ($30.00).

Wirely Home Ink Blue Door hook ($49.00).

MeWe – Block Coloured Ring stand ($39.00).

White Glass Design – Hand Blown Vase (set of 3 $169.00).

Monochrome Mama – Wooden Bead Scandi Wreath ($22.00).

Love Harthorne – Wood and Cotton Blue Stripe Necklace ($35.00).

HandGDesign – Tan Leather Plywood Shelf ($155.00).

Ellmar Ceramics – Handmade Ceramic Mugs ($40.00 each, set of two).

Kirrikin– Cashmere scarf ($245.00).

Mountain Clay – Handmade Ceramic dinner plate ($50.00).

Urban Cartel Ceramics – Slate Beaker ($39.00), Organic Entree plate by Urban Cartel Ceramics ($39.00).

Vanessa Bean – Lady Vase ($170.00).

Melt and Grind – Marble Coasters (set of 4 $100).

Scout Gathers – Neutral Necklace ($60.00).

Twice Drunk – Recycled Glass Tumblers (set of 6 $75.00)

All plants and foliage in this shoot generously supplied by Looseleaf.

The Design Files x Etsy Gift Guide and Giveaway. From left to right: Ollie ‘Dusk’ Timber Serving Board by Little Lumberjack ($60.00), Handmade pottery spoon by Winter Ceramics ($35.00), Handmade Ceramic dinner plate by Mountain Clay ($50.00), Handmade Stoneware Spot Plate by Susan Simonini ($32.00), Sun Mandala jewellery bowl by Liquorice Moon Studio ($35.00), Small Ocean Jewellery Bowl by Liquorice Moon Studio ($30.00). Styling – Lucy Feagins, styling assistant – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email