I can’t resist handmade pottery, and shopping at Commonage Pottery or Happs Pottery is a delight. More often than not you’ll meet the talented artisan who made your chosen piece, and you can pick up a bottle of wine (at Commonage) or nude Icon Honey (at Happs Pottery) while you’re there.
Coast dwellers will love a print from Tim Campbell Photo – perhaps the iconic road into Yallingup, a swoon-worthy snap inside a barrel, a minimalist Injidup Beach scene or supermoon rising over Geographe Bay?
You can’t go wrong gifting a boutique bottle of gin over summer, and I love Wise Wine’s gin distilled from Chardonnay, Dune Distilling’s art labels and the Giniversity experience.
Origins Markets is another place to meet artisans and observe them handcrafting jewellery, weaving Finnish rugs or macrame or making delicious candy before your eyes. Shop for locally made produce too, including honey, olive oil and wine.
Mukau Giftware & Gallery on the main street of Cowaramup is fab for picking up local art and handmade goodies. There’s art and art prints, handmade jewellery, beautiful books and gorgeous kids and baby gifts. Best of all, the friendly Mukau team will gift wrap in exchange for a gold coin donation helping to support Cowaramup primary school.
Another great option for locally sourced, affordable books, gifts and travel inspiration is the Margaret River and Busselton Visitor Centres. With gifts to suit every budget, from wildflower and walking guidebooks to art prints, wooden bread boards and Australian-designed picnic blankets, you’re sure to find stunning Christmas presents.