When looking for Christmas gift ideas it's easy to think all the good toys come from overseas. These gift ideas do not include Montessori materials but they are suitable for the Montessori child and they are all made by Australian companies. I have tried to include as many small businesses and handmade goods as possible while also highlighting some of our favourite Australian products! Many of these stores ship overseas too.
1. Little backpacks perfect for independent Montessori children by Bagbini (international shipping available).
2. Playdough and accessories at Happy Hands Happy Heart (we love this playdough, the texture and fragrances are unique).
3. Gentle skin care from Sukin.
5. Reindeer Costume at StitchandWillow (Etsy) (my five year old would love this!!).
7. There are not many Montessori material manufacturers in Australia but Wood Puzzles has a good range of language materials and Australian made wooden trays. I recommend the Magnetic Movable Alphabet and the pictured Alphabet Boards.
12. Baby Morris board books at Little Kids Things.
13. Wooden Crayon Holder at Folkwood (Etsy).
15. Star Garland at KirraKai (Etsy), perfect child and environmentally friendly decorations.