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Click for Vic Gift Guide

Foodies:

Native Flavours:Everyday home cooks can get a taste of the Australian bush with Saltbush Kitchen’s Australian Spice Rubs or transform baking and desserts with this sweet Spice Trio from Yarraville’s Mabu Mabu.

Handmade Knives:A home cook is only as good as their tools so sharpen their skills with a handmade knife from MD Knives, crafted in the Dandenong Ranges from fallen trees, or a custom kitchen knife from Torquay’s Metal Monkey Knives.

Glassware: Ballarat leather craftsman Wootten has collaborated with Melbourne-based Denver & Likely to create a limited edition Whisky Glass Explorer Pack, which includes a hand-blown Whisky glass and veg-tan Kangaroo Leather glass holder. Enjoy Victoria’s world class wine regions in locally made glassware designed for specific wine styles with Melbourne’s Plumm, including a decanter and stemless red wine giftpack.

Chocolate: Surprise a sweet tooth with a Melbourne Cocoa classic pack of five chocolate blocks (Mocha, Salted Caramel, 48% Milk, 70% Dark and 35% White), pick and mix handcrafted chocolates for the ultimate custom chocolate box by Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery or a handmade dark chocolate hamper with enviro-friendly recycled paper packaging from Monsieur Truffle.

Arts Lovers:

Melbourne Theatre Company: For the ultimate lover of performing arts, name a seat in honour of someone special in The Sumner at MTC’s Southbank Theatre, which includes an invite to a private seat plaque viewing once installed.

Australian Ballet: Don’t miss a moment of the Australian Ballet next year with a Season Package for 2021 under new Artistic Director David Hallberg.

Street Art and Beyond: Following his hugely successful Empire exhibition at Burnham Beeches, seminal street artist Rone has released a new book Rone: Street Art and Beyond, which presents a survey of the artist’s work from the street, the studio, and the ephemeral installations. 

Claudia Moodoonuthi Sneakers: Designed exclusively by the NGV in collaboration with Aboriginal artist Claudia Moodoonuthi, the colourful canvas sneakers reflect the artist’s connection to country with her bright, bold and colourful works.

Bendigo Art Gallery Membership: Australia’s leading regional art gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, offers an annual membership to connect lovers of the visual arts. Members will enjoy discounted tickets to exhibitions and events, exclusive members previews, discounts in the Gallery Shop and much more. The NGV also offers an annual membership.

Explorers:

Nature by Boat: Buy now and experience later with a gift voucher from a range of leading Victorian nature experiences. Discover the rugged coastline and wildlife of Wilsons Promontory National Park on board state of the art custom-built amphibious boats with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys or experience a two-hour cruise from Phillip Island with Wildlife Coast Cruises.

Wildlife Experiences: Support the conservation and research of Victoria’s penguin community by adopting a Little Penguin for a friend, family or loved one with Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation. Sealife Melbourne offer a range of unique experiences, including Shark Dive Xtreme, or wake up to the sounds of animals in the historic elephant exhibit at Zoos Victoria’s Roar ‘n’ Snore Overnight Camp.

Cliff Picnic: Not for the faint hearted, treated someone to a breathtaking outdoor dining experience over the edge of Mt Buffalo with Bright Adventure Company’s Cliff Picnic on a private ledge while suspended 300m above the valley floor.

Carry All Weekender: Pack in style for that road trip to regional Victoria or Melbourne staycasion with local travel accessory company July’s Carry All Weekender, the perfect spacious and elegant duffle bag. 

Home:

Clae Studio: Melbourne-based artist Britt Neech shifted her focus to using ceramics to create art. Clae Studio uses the endless possibilities of clay to explore qualities such as surface, form and texture to produce ceramic art pieces for the home.

Mr Kilty Selfwatering Pots: Brunswick’s Mr Kilty has collaborated with Melbourne homewares brand Décor to produce an original range of colourful lightweight selfwatering pots perfect for the home.  

White Speckled Bud Vase: Add some colour to the home with a contemporary handmade stoneware vase in various sizes from Melbourne ceramics studio Ghost Wares.

Billabong Picnic Rug: A multi-purpose waterproof picnic rug for all seasons by Creswick Wool Mill, made with a smooth wool/polyester on the topside and waterproof backing on the other which makes it ideal for all outdoor activities.

Relax:

Earth Clay Collection: Recreate the famed Peninsula Hot Springs experience at home with a new exclusive Australian Earth Clay Collection, a range of stimulating earth clay blends rich in minerals known for their renowned effects and healing properties.

Refresh and Renew Giftbox: Refreshing trio of Ena Hand Wash, award winning Body Scrub and Australian Peppermint Foot Treatment is a complete home spa treatment, that will leave users feeling uplifted, refreshed and completely renewed.

Cabin Fever Care Kit: Unwind with the Grampians Goods Go Cabin Fever Care Package which includes a Grapefruit & Geranium Aromatherapy Candle, Grapefruit & Geranium Lather, Hand & Body Wash and a lotion of choice.

Bath Caddy: Pour a drink and grab the book for a long soak in the tub with a handmade bath caddy made in Shepparton from Victorian Ash timber which includes a routed slot designed to hold a wine glass for the ultimate relaxing bath.

Daily Brew Box Tea Hamper: Indulge in the simple moments with a home brewed cup of tea from Yarra Valley Tea Company. The Daily Brew Box Tea Hamper’s selection of certified organic tea covers everyone’s daily needs from English Breakfast, Aunt Myrtle [Australian green tea and lemon myrtle], Relax, Lemongrass & Ginger, Digest It, Nod Off Sleep Tea and Premium Yarra Valley Honey Co 25ogm.

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