Christmas gift ideas that give back to the arts

This year, shopping locally and supporting artists is an essential way to support the arts.

Wrap up all your Christmas shopping with these gifts for cultured friends, curious kids or that hard-to-please loved one

Creative gifts for every art lover from Art Gallery of NSW shop

Discover locally designed gifts, homewares and accessories inspired by the summer exhibition Streeton, alongside creative stocking stuffers for kids and the most comprehensive range of art books in Australia.

Jump back into life this summer with NIDA!

Stretch your creative muscles with NIDA short courses for all ages in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane! Classes run from one day to one week and include drama, screen acting, improvisation and more! 10% early bird discount and gift vouchers available.

The Museum Shop is your one-stop shop this festive season

Discover a wide range of Australian made and designed gifts both in-store and online. With free parking on weekends and a great café, enjoy a stress-free shopping experience at the Museum Shop, National Museum of Australia.

Put your kids centrestage this Christmas with ATYP

Surprise the young performer in your life with a place in the best school holiday drama workshops this summer. With fantastic classes for young people from Kindergarten to Year 12, kids can take the spotlight this Christmas.

Curious gifts for curious minds

Sit back, relax and break out the eggnog – Museums Victoria Store has the festive season sorted! The carefully curated gift boxes comprising of a selection of the stores bestselling products, all come beautifully packaged. From dino enthusiasts to lovers of locally made, there’s one to put a smile on everyone’s face.

One-of-a-kind gifts at Belco Arts

Find unique handmade gifts and support local Canberra-region artists when you do your festive season shopping at Belco Arts – shop online or in-person, order by 13 Dec for pre-Christmas delivery.

Tick everyone off your gift list at IAG Shop

Looking for gifts for all the family? IAG Shop has toys, books, jewellery, and local artisan wares – you’re sure to find something special. Shop our handpicked range of ceramics, prints and unique Made In Ipswich giftware.

Queensland Ballet Academy Summer School

Give the gift of dance this Christmas! Our six-day program is taking place in Brisbane over three sessions across December and January. Applications now open for dancers aged 10-18.

Become a puppeteer with DIY Puppet Make and Play packs

Choose from four themed packs created by designer, Leon Hendroff. Each pack includes easy to follow instructions, templates and fun activities to complete after the initial crafting is complete!

Sail on The Ship That Never Was

Australia’s longest running play, The Ship That Never Was, tells the dramatic and hilarious true story about the last Great Escape from Sarah Island. Fun, interactive, family entertainment!

Book subscriptions for every child from The Little Book Room

Tomorrow’s classics, today. Send a bundle of exceptional, brand new books to a loved one. Predominantly Australian titles are thoughtfully selected by experts at the world’s oldest children’s bookshop.

Give the gift of Gallery membership this festive season

Art Gallery of New South Wales membership is the ideal gift. Your loved ones will enjoy great benefits, including an Archibald or Streeton exhibition ticket, Look magazine, discounts and more.

Image: Arthur Streeton Spring 1890 (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, gift of Mrs Margery Pierce, 1978

The Australian Ballet’s 80s Retro Tees

Dial up some vintage style for your next workout or brunch date with these super-comfy 100% cotton tees, featuring the company’s 1980s logos.

Enquire about advertising in our next Digital Activity Guide on 3 December or our School Holiday Activity Guide 10 December.

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