Need a souvenir gift from Australia?
These beautiful Aboriginal souvenir gifts include premium hand-creams, soaps and lip balms and are a perfect gift to pop in your luggage and have ‘just in case’.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with these beautiful designs.
Not only that, but they are they made from premium native Australian products like Manuka Honey, Sugarcane, Lemon Myrtle, Eucalyptus, and Kakadu Plum;
they are also made in Australia, with royalties from the sale of the products going to the aboriginal artist whose artwork adorns the beautiful gift packaging.
Check out more detail about the products and the aboriginal artists whose artwork adorns them below!
This beautiful artwork on these manuka honey skincare products is by Aboriginal Artist Theo (Faye) Hudson.
Theo (Faye) Nangala Hudson began painting with the Warlukurlangu Aboriginal Corporation when she was 13 years old.
“I would watch my Grandmother paint and listen to her stories”.
When Theo is not painting and looking after her family she likes to go hunting for Yurrampi (honey ants) and Yuparli (bush banana).
Lemon Myrtle is a iconic native Australian plant used in these beautiful souvenir gifts. The Lemon Myrtle in these products brings a beautiful natural perfume that is nourishing for dry skin.
Judy Napangardi Watson was born at Yarungkanji, Mt Doreen Station, Australia at a time when many Warlpiri and other Central and Western Desert Peoples were living a traditional nomadic life.
She is at the forefront of a move towards more abstract rendering of Jukurrpa by Warlpiri artists; amd her works retain a strong kurruwarri, which tell of the sacredness of place and song in her culture.
Judy Napangardi Watson has been exhibiting artwork since 1990 throughout Australia & around the world; including exhibitions in England, USA, China, Japan and The Netherlands.
Judy Watson’s artwork represents her country – this particular design is representative of a place far to the west of Yuendumu, Australia; which is significant to Napangardi and Napanangka women, the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area.
The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting Ngalyipi (Tinospora smilacina or snake vine) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where Karla-ngu (digging sticks) emerged from the ground.
Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country.
The artwork also features the Ngalyipi vine, that grows up the trunks and limbs of the Kurrkara (Desert Oak, Allocasuarina decaisneana) trees.
Ngalyipi is a vine sacred to the Napangardi and Napanangka women and has many uses, including as a ceremonial wrap; as a strap to carry Parrajas (wooden bowls) laden with bush tucker; and as a torniquet for headaches.
These beautiful hand cream and soaps feature one of Australia’s most loved coastal plants – the Frangipani.
It’s been combined with Goats Milk & Shea Butter to create these premium skincare souvenir gifts.
The packaging features designs from the artwork ‘Wungar Daray’ (Sunset) from the Wurarr-wurarr (Dragonfly) Collection by Sheryl J Burchill from North Queensland, Australia.
This beautiful Eucalyptus & Lemon Hand Cream and Body Bar with Shea Butter & Argan Oil is sure to delight them.
Made with nourishing Goats Milk, this premium formulation is blended with Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin C and Vitamin E helping to prevent signs of ageing and maintaining soft and healthy skin.
The beautiful gift packaging features the artwork ‘Wungar Dakalda’ (Sunrise) from the Wurarr-wurrarr (Dragonfly) Collection by Sheryl J Burchill from North Queensland, Australia.
Royalties go to the artist – an authentic Australian souvenir gift you’ll be proud to give!
These Sugarcane & Vanilla, Goats Milk & Shea Butter Body Bar and Hand Creams are hand wrapped in high quality paper featuring the artwork ‘Jalun’ (Ocean) from the Wurarr-wurrarr (Dragonfly) Collection by Sheryl J Burchill from North Queensland, Australia.
We just love the unique depiction of dragonflies in a modern aboriginal style.
Royalties from the sale of this product directly benefit the artist and her community – a gift from Australia you’ll be proud to give!
These beautiful aboriginal souvenir gifts feature artwork by Murdie Morris called “Two Dogs Dreaming” (Malikijarra Jukurrpa) from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia.
Alperstein Designs are an Australian, family run company that have collaborated with local Aboriginal artists and art centres across Australia to create these beautiful Australian aboriginal souvenir gifts.
One of the art centres is the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation.
It began in 1985 and is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artist from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia.
Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named for a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.
The art from these locals is famous for its vibrant acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. The art centre has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.
We are proud to be associated with Alperstein Designs who are a wonderful, authentic Australian owned and run company supporting local artists and their communities. They ensure royalties from the sale of products goes back to local artists and art centres.
Alperstein Designs has collaborated with North Queensland aboriginal artist, Sheryl J Burchill – to bring her beautiful Wurarr-wurrarr (Dragonfly) Collection to life.
Sheryl’s Kuku Yalanji Name is Walbul-walbul, meaning ‘Butterfly’. Her language group is Kuku Yalanji & Kuku Nyungkal; and her traditional lands in north Queensland, Australia include Mossman, Daintree, Shipton’s Flat, and China Camp.
Sheryl’s artwork is represented in local, national and international collections.