It's that time of year again! The holidays are upon us and that means it's time to start thinking about what gifts to give our loved ones. If you're looking for something unique and festive this year, why not go with a colourful gift? From clothes and accessories to home decor and beyond, there are endless options when it comes to colourful gifts for Christmas. Here are just a few of our favourite colourful gift ideas – all from Australian small businesses – that are perfect for Christmas, birthdays or other celebrations. Get your gift list ready!
Colourful Gifts for Little Kids
When parenting gets tough, Wild Dough Co is here to give you a break. Developed by a mum, specifically for little hands, this playdough is super-soft and smells amazing! Made from 100% kid-safe ingredients, it promises hours of imaginative play for kids of all ages.
Colourful Gifts for Big Kids
Encourage young artists to fill the world with colour using a playful range of art supplies from Life Of Colour. This Australian brand is passionate about the many health and wellbeing benefits that come from creative activities and offer an assortment of art tools and stationery products to ignite kids’ imaginations.
Colourful Gifts for Kids and Kids-At-Heart
Inspire kids (and adults!) to ditch screentime and explore their creativity with Re-FUN-able Colouring Sets from Little Change Creators. These sets are fully erasable and reusable, making them perfect for colouring, drawing and crafts – at home or on-the-go. Available in many gender-neutral designs, including Underwater, Our World and Australia, each set comes with a double-sided silicone mat, a rainbow of pens, an easy-clean cloth and a practical, fabric storage bag. Pop one in your handbag or glovebox and you’ll have the kids entertained for hours. And the best bit? Every purchase contributes to Little Dreamers Australia, a charity supporting kids who care for family members with a disability, addiction or chronic illness. A colourful gift that brightens another child’s life - win-win!
Cheeky Little Monkeys make miniature wearables that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. By recreating mini versions of iconic food, drink and stationery items, Brisbane maker, Lenneke, crafts quirky and unique fashion accessories that kids and adults love. Ideal gifts for school friends, teachers, early childhood educators and more!
Colourful Gifts for Teachers
Designed and printed in Australia, Padtastic Stationery make planning and organisation fun! With a vivid range of notebooks, planners, pens and papergoods, any child gifting these to their teacher is sure to become top of the class!
Show your appreciation by giving your child’s teacher a multi-coloured keepsake piece from Hello Little Friday. Handmade by Brisbane maker, Jo Kealley, these whimsical pieces of jewellery and trinkets will stand out and be remembered in a sea of chocolates and biscuit tins.
Colourful Gifts for Mums
Mums deserve a treat, especially at Christmas time, and we’ve found some of the best Australian brands for colour and style.
Little Party Dress is the home of bold prints and stylish statement dresses that are practical. Mums love to look pretty but, as the keepers of rocks, shells, bottle-tops, coins and whatever else the kids hand over, they need practicality too. Thankfully, these dresses all have pockets!
Add a splash of colour to Mum’s wardrobe with a Kelly Fraser handbag. Featuring designs by artist Kasey Rainbow, these bags are custom-made and bound to brighten Mum’s life.
Lolly Polly is all about super-fun earrings and bangles for hue-loving ladies. Completely handmade from start to finish, these vibrant pieces of jewellery will add a dash of ‘wow’ to any outfit.
Perhaps not your typical colourful gift, these curated wine-tasting boxes by Just A Glass Australia are sure to be a hit with tired, stressed mamas. Working with the very best Australian talent – from grape-sourcing and winemaking to packaging design - every element of these products exudes quality. A great gift for mums!
Colourful Gifts for Dads
Being eco-friendly doesn’t mean boring and Bobo & Boo do a great job of injecting colour into their plant-based tableware. Ideal for picnics and camping trips, these rainbow-coloured plates, cups, bowls and straws will be an awesome addition to Dad’s family adventures.
Colourful Gifts for Grandparents
Before Nanna and Pop set sail on their next cruise or caravan trip, give them a gift that’s practical and colourful. Sista And Co. make bright and colourful fans, cooler bags and lunch bags that are sure to be the classiest accessories senior folk have seen in a long time. With designer-prints by Australian artists such as Lordy Dordie and Deb McNaughton, we guarantee the grandparents will be impressed.
Colourful Gifts for Friends
Made for laidback outings, Picnic Season create colourful, made-to-last, picnic baskets and picnic rugs in vibrant fine art prints. Your friends will appreciate the touch of design-luxe that’s worth showing off at their next social gathering. Every time they entertain on sunny Summer afternoons, they’ll be looking at your stylish gift and thinking of you. How cool is that?
Colourful Gifts for Christmas and Beyond
No matter who you're shopping for this festive season, there's sure to be a perfect gift on this list! So add a little colour to your gifting with these eye-catching Christmas presents. From jewellery and toys to stationery and outdoorwear, there are so many fun gifts ideas available. Support Australian small businesses by shopping locally and spread some holiday cheer with these colourful gifts!
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