KINAWAY’S 2021 CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST!

Thoughtful gifts to recognise the year that was 2021

As the year 2021 comes to a close we can now look to the future, moving out of the disruption of lockdowns and begin living our new normal! Life after lockdown brings new challenges and we recognise the need for self-care, managing stress, connecting with people and family will be high on the agenda!

We have prepared a list of thoughtful gifts from selected Kinaway Aboriginal businesses to inspire and delight you with unique options for your Christmas gift list. These gifts are ready to buy online and can be delivered before Christmas, but get in quick as the Australia Post parcel cut-off date for parcels guaranteed to arrive prior to Christmas in December 13, so there are not many days left until Christmas!

Our members produce a range of gifts, so if these do not quite suit then click the product link and head to their website where you will find a range of other options to suit friends, family or colleagues.

And if you aren’t quite ready to buy from these businesses, but want to support what they do, give them a ‘Like’ or a ‘Follow’ on their social media channels. They certainly appreciate your connection!

1.
A world class Gin incorporating native botanicals
Perfect for: Adults who enjoy a special tipple!

Taka Gin is a Native fusion Gin company based in Melbourne, Victoria that produces a unique blend of Gin using Australian Native botanicals. Proud Indigenous woman Niyoka Bundle is the Director and founder of this exciting Melbourne based Gin Company.

“We have developed a world class gin we call the Spirit of Australia.”

“Drawing knowledge from my Indigenous heritage we have created a recipe that infuses our gin with the taste and smell of the Australian country, a Lemon scented Gum leaf & Native lemon grass, a fragrance you can smell and taste.”

Taka means taste, from the Gunditjmara language from South-west Victoria.

With a base of seven botanicals – juniper, coriander, angelica root, cassia chips, finger lime, orris root and desert lime – Taka Gin also includes extensive two additional and under-utilised native plants: lemon-scented gum leaf and native lemongrass

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TAKA GIN

$90
Native Lemon Grass and Lemon Scented Gin – 700ml
TAKA GIN

BNYM Indigenous Designs

$34
Bindi Bindi Large Bowl
BNYM Indigenous Designs

2.
Authentic, hand-made, hand-painted, ceramic Bindi Bowls
Perfect for: Anyone and Everyone

In our workshop in Morwell, Victoria. Our artists create contemporary work which showcases the wealth of our indigenous culture with a fresh, vibrant style.

Highly versatile, they can be used as a bowl for dips or to hold jewellery, or as a statement display piece.

All BNYM Indigenous Designs ceramics are dishwasher and microwave safe.

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Natural and handmade earrings made with culture and the planet in mind.
Perfect for: Adults who love nature

Tiny freshwater pearls, rolled stone beads, river reed and local shells collected and stacked to make these coastal earrings. Handmade sterling silver findings

A new arts and community collective, focusing on natural and handmade artworks and jewellery made with culture and the planet in mind.

The Black Wattle Artists include Amanda Meric, Beverley Meldrum (Kokatha/Wirangu), Cassie Leatham Fisher (Taungurung), Nicole Chaffey (Biripi), Yasmin Silveira and are predominantly based in the south-east of Victoria.

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Black Wattle Arts

$49
Coastal Earrings
Black Wattle Arts

Deadly Wears

$49
Hot Lips Tank Singlet

Deadly Wears

4.
Hot Lips Tank Singlet
Perfect for: Anyone who wants to look hot

Deadly Wears designed Hot Lips Barnard Tank Singlet. Wear it hot with our Hot Lips range!

Be your sexy beautiful self in these lipstick stained looks that includes the Aboriginal, Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islander) and Pride Flag coloured designs. Wear during the Spring, Summer Season teamed with bright colours or darker shades, regardless you’ll still look hot.

Deadly Wears is a retail brand that is a family-owned business and a social enterprise that donates 10% of profit to Caring for Country by planting trees.

Deadly Wears is the inspiration of cousins Katherine and Hellie, two proud Gunaikurnai and Monero Ngarigo women. Deadly Wears is located, designed and printed on Gunaikurnai Country.

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Clothing the Gaps X Frank Green sustainable beverage cup and bottle!
Perfect for: People who want to keep cold drinks cold and hot drink hot!

Ceramic inner layer and stainless-steel outer layer reusable cup and bottle.
It’s triple-walled and vacuum insulated for the ultimate temperature control to keep beverages hot or cold for hours.
The ceramic range comes with all the features you love about Frank Green:

  • Multi-award winning,
  • push-button lid which is spill-resistant and can be opened with one finger.
  • Drinking hole designed for optimum liquid flow.
  • Unbreakable base, due to premium grade stainless steel.
  • Outer layer fits in standard size cup holders.
  • BPA free, FDA and EU approved safe materials.

Clothing The Gaps is an Aboriginal social enterprise uniting people through fashion & cause.
We produce merch with a meaning and encourage people to wear their values on their tee. We influence and unite people through fashion and causes so that Aboriginal people and Communities can thrive.

As a social enterprise we are profit for purpose and are registered with Social Traders. We use business as a vehicle to self-determine our future through profit, efforts and resources supporting and helping to fund the impactful work of the Clothing The Gaps Foundation.

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Clothing The Gaps

$45.95
Always Was Frank Green reusable cups
Clothing the Gaps

Wunyun

$330
Wunyun Gift Pack

6.
Wunyun Gift Pack.
Perfect for: Adults and teens seeking to try a suite of self-care balms and products.

Give the gift of traditional healing from my country with a seasonal gift pack of Wunyun products. Every pack includes a Winter Balm or Antiseptic Balm (depending on the season and the availability of native ingredients), a Biik Clay Mask and a perfume roller in your choice of Lemon Myrtle or Fragonia. This special pack is a thoughtful gift for men or women, elders or teenagers.

Wunyun uses native botanicals, including foraging for bush medicine, to create non-toxic, plant-based medicinal products. A qualified massage therapist, Peta draws on her own experience to offer trauma-informed therapeutic practices to offer balance and soul-level healing. Peta is dedicated to lifelong learning and strives to deepen her knowledge and practice in line with the Cultural healing wisdom of her ancestors.

Peta Hudson, owner of Wunyun is an Aboriginal Woman based in Bendigo in Regional Victoria.

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7.
A complete Mind & Body Strength & Conditioning package
Perfect for: Women in Melbourne who are looking for personal guidance and a motivator to get fit in 2022.

Helping people live active, happy lives, build strength & confidence & fall in love with the process. 

The complete Mind & Body Strength & Conditioning package. The program is tailored specifically to each individual to ensure that we deliver you the results that you desire, guaranteed! Here at Bridge Fitness, we understand and appreciate that everyone’s fitness journey is different, and therefore, a completely tailored and unique service is what you are about to experience. 

Owner, Bridget Carter is an Aboriginal Woman based in St Kilda, Melbourne.  

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Bridge Fitness

$150

Project ‘You’ Package

Bridge Fitness

Ngarga Warendj

$230

Bunjil the Wedge Tailed Eagle Large Gift Box Hamper

Ngarga Warendj  

8.
Ngarga Warendj Hamper
Perfect for: People undecided about what to get people for Christmas.

Packaged in a stylish box with magnetic enclosure & finished with black grosgrain ribbon this hamper includes:
– ONE x Camphor Laurel Board with One Redgum Handle
– ONE x Dancing Wombat Eagle Fluted Bone China Mug
– ONE x Ngarga Warendj Stainless Steel Double Walled Insulated Bottle
– ONE x Art Card ( Assorted Designs )
– ONE x Vinyl Ngarga Warendj Sticker 
– ONE X Jala Jala Treats Chocolate 100g  

Belonging to the Yowong-Illam-Baluk and Nattarak Baluk clans of the Taungurung people, Mick Harding is an artist specialising in wood working, printmaking and giftware. For Mick, ‘art is a rainbow of many things’ and his own practice demonstrates this openness to innovative design.
His company, Ngarga Warendj –Dancing Wombat, is known for high-quality products that are produced by hand or through ethical licensing agreements. Mick is also a cultural educator and his commitment to knowledge is reflected in the cultural narratives that inform his works.    

Micks art work is inspired by his South Eastern Aboriginal heritage.  Aboriginal art in Victoria is unique in its symbolism. It links with our stories and songlines like fingers reaching out to other areas of Australia.  

For more Hampers by Ngarga Warendj click the button below, or contact us to create your own.

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9.
Boutique Coffee
Perfect for: Coffee Conniseurs

DHUWA Kickstart Coffee Beans 500g
Medium Roast
Brazil | India | Papua New Guinea | Indonesia
Strength ●●●●○

CARAMEL • PLUM • CHOCOLATE

Perfect for a morning latte
Espresso: Caramel sweetness, jammy plum and rich chocolate
Milk: Milk chocolate with caramelised panela

Recyclable packaging. 

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DHUWA

$20 

Kickstart Coffee Beans 500g

DHUWA

Ajadjura Art

$25 
Augmented Reality A5 Card Bundle

by Adjadura Art 

10.

Aboriginal Art Cards with a twist
Perfect for: People looking for something artistically different

In this A5 card bundle is 5 artworks finely printed on 350gsm white recycled paper. The artworks themselves trigger augmented reality experiences in the Eyejack App with animations, sound design and story telling giving further detail and context as to the meaning and purpose of each artwork. 

We are a multi functional First Nations family owned fine Arts business proudly creating Art, Products and Design.

Daen Sansbury-Smith is a Narungga/ Kaurna and Trawlwoolway Content Producer, Visual Artist and Founder of Adjadura Art (My peoples art in Narungga). Sansbury-Smith’s art works are a representation of Narungga/Kaurna and Trawoolwaway (Palawa) stories, art and culture by mapping Ancestral memory and connection to country, sharing stories of pre and post-contact Aboriginal history and culture. This mapping draws upon cultural design and style of huge importance to Sansbury-Smith.

Sansbury-Smith original artworks utilise charcoals and ochre with his children, putting his knowledge onto canvas and other objects, providing a safe space for them to watch and learn. In response to the inability of the public to enter gallery spaces inrecent times, Sansbury-Smith developed the ‘Black Crow’ Augmented Reality art series, for viewers to experience the stories and animations from a distance.

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Lux Kurrek Hamper Box
Perfect for: People who want to supercharge their pampering routines

Kurrek means Country, place and sand in Wemba Wemba.
This Lux Kurrek hamper box presented in a beautiful black box, tissue paper, ribboned with a range of homewares to make you feel connected to land and Country.

The Kurrek gift box contains:
🖤300grams Kurrek soy Lux soy candle / boxed
🖤100 mls Kurrek Room spray Matt black
🖤120mls Kurrek diffuser
🖤250ml Black Kurrek Hand / body soap / pump
🖤Kurrek tea towel
Along with a Kurrek print/card to write your special message. 

Kinya Lerrk is an 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business that creates design and art to make homes and offices come alive with products which celebrate Aboriginal culture and respectfully acknowledge traditional owners of land.

Acknowledgement of country plaques – We currently have two sizes – 28cm and 58cm.  Included in the cost of the plaque we can include custom text including specifying country. 

Kinya Lerrk also offers a homewares/gift Range as we sell back to country candles, diffusers, prints, tea towels and hampers. 

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Kinya Lerrk

$199 

Kurrek Lux Hamper by KINYA LERRK  

Yolanda Finette

$150

90 minute coaching session

Yolanda Finette

12.
Holistic Life Coaching & Wellbeing Facilitation Services
Perfect for: Adults 18 and over

90 minute coaching session with Yolanda 

I’m a proud Yorta Yorta, African American and Greek Woman. I am passionate about facilitating powerful shifts that support Black, Indigenous & People of Colour to embody their power, purpose and potential. 

 I’ve navigated many of life’s obstacles including family violence, addiction, depression, anxiety and self-loathing. I felt misaligned with the systems I was working with and my beliefs, values, and morals felt compromised – it left me stressed out, depressed, fatigued and empty. I was totally burnt out and I knew I wasn’t serving my community in the way my soul desired. 

After over 25-years in Child, Youth and Family Services in both Australia and the United States, it was time for change. 

So how did I get myself out of this dark place? Once you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up. I realised that in order for my life, my family to live the life we so deserved it would mean making changes and taking risks. 

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13.
Pop culture and collectables
Perfect for: Children

Kiya was created in collaboration with Play School, the ABC’s Indigenous unit and Western Australian company Awe & Wonder. Kiya is from Noongar country, which is in the southern corner of Western Australia. Kiya’s community’s connection to the ocean was a big part of the design process of her dress, made with fabric designed by artist Kiya Watt.  

Play School has featured other Aboriginal toys before Kiya was introduced to the show in NAIDOC Week of 2019 in an Acknowledgement of Country special.  

Founded and established in August 2018 by Matthew Leeder, Collect Em All is based in Bendigo, Australia and proudly Aboriginal owned and operated.

The mission of Collect Em All, should they choose to accept it, is to provide the people with all the pop culture and collectables that one could possibly need. Anything from film, television, music, comics and games can and will be found upon browsing the pages of ‘Fantastic POP!’s and Where to Find Them’ (otherwise called the website) or taking a wander around the POP!-mart (get it? because we’ve gotta Collect Em All!)

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Collect Em All

$35 

Kiya from Collect Em All