07 Dec 2023

Discover unique handcrafted Christmas gifts in The Rocks

Where better to find hand-crafted presents with a personal touch than from The Rocks’ local designers and artisans? Shop local this Christmas with our compilation of exquisite handmade gifts.

AHW Studio - Vintage cufflinks

One thing’s for sure, the recipient of a gift from AHW Studio is going to receive plenty of comments about it! The unique designs of their cufflinks blend a cutting-edge futuristic feel with vintage vibes, taking inspiration from everything from vintage watches to the Soviet Union. These would make a great gift for a history buff, engineer or scientist. 

ATTY Gallery - Quirky animal prints

England-born, Sydney-based artist Graham Atwell (known as ATTY) has generated a cult following for his quirky and colourful animal prints crafted using a digital pen and laptop. ATTY spends hundreds of hours creating each artwork and views each of his animals as real, ‘adopting’ them out to those who buy his creations. These artworks make excellent and unique gifts for animal lovers with a quirky side.

The Leather Trading Co - Australian made belt

An Australian made, genuine leather belt from The Leather Trading Co. is the perfect accessory for the fashionable person in your life who already has everything! Paired with jeans or a casual dress, these classy and durable belts will stay with them for life.

Jason Ree - Statement ring

Jason Ree Design is a multi-award-winning, family-owned workshop offering both bespoke and ready-to-wear statement jewellery for that special someone in your life. Each ring is entirely unique and hand-crafted from Australian opals, diamonds, sapphires and other precious stones. These masterpieces are sure to steal the show at your family Christmas dinner.

Eloise Panetta - Botanically dyed silk accessories

From the compact mirrors, ribbons, headbands and scrunchies, all of Eloise Panetta’s products are the result of a transparent, ethical approach to luxury fashion. Her range of silk accessories make perfect gifts for conscious fashionistas who don’t like to compromise on style! They’re all made using a natural dyeing process that extracts colour and patterns from Australian botanicals, making each accessory a unique artwork you won’t find anyone else wearing.

Hunting Hue - Luxurious silk scarf

Designer Rebecca Collinson-Smith fuses travel, photography and design to create wearable travel mementos that are truly beautiful works of art. Give a friend or loved one a Christmas gift that’s as special as they are with a decadent silk scarf that not only looks stylish but will remind them of a treasured travel memory whenever they put it on. 

Maewenn Designs - Hand-crafted pendant

French-born designer Maewenn’s elegant, feminine designs make beautiful gifts that also won’t break the bank. Her gorgeous range of sterling silver, 18K rose-gold and yellow-gold plated pendants are all under $70. The designs of seashells, leaves and flowers including honeysuckle, bluebell, fuschia and cherry blossom all take inspiration from the natural world. 

Wendy Murray - Suede handbag

Wendy Murray’s statement handbags are the perfect accessory for fashionistas wanting to inject some personality into their wardrobe. The bags come in an array of colours and designs to suit every occasion, from a night on the town to a day out shopping.

The Ken Done Gallery - Printed tee

Ken Done’s vibrant depictions of Sydney and iconic Australian backdrops have made him one of our most celebrated artists. Many of his beloved prints are available on t-shirts in an array of colours and designs, making them the perfect gift for a colourful character in your life.