About us

Relive Your Australian Journey with Kangaroo Gifts

KANGAROO GIFTS ABOUT US

About us:

After spending more than two decades in the corporate world, we decided to purchase Kangaroo Gifts in 2006 from its original owners, a Melbourne based family who established it in 1958.

Our passion going into business was to create a niche range of quality merchandise that was not fast fashion or mass produced but individually and ethically hand crafted, incorporating original Indigenous art and proudly showcasing our Australian heritage. The collection also includes an extensive range of Australiana both Australian made and imported.

Our business model is built on the values of inclusiveness and reward for the people who matter the most - our Artists and Artisans. We work directly with both communities ensuring that Artists are paid monthly royalties based on a profit share arrangement and Artisans who hand craft each item are provided ongoing employment at a fair wage.

Each item is a labour of love and deep thought. Our Artists express their ideas and dreams in their work using both classic and contemporary styles. Each art piece tells the stories of the Artists spiritual connection with their elders, family and the land they live on.

Experienced and talented graphic designers then use a creative process to carefully and cleverly merge elements of these art pieces with each item resulting in a deeply meaningful and useful product.

Our promise is that every item is a work of art in itself with the hallmarks of genuine quality hand craftsmanship and attention to detail. The intricate design of each product will constantly remind you of both usability and the beauty of spiritually expressive art.

Our range is constantly refreshed with new ideas, art and originality.

OUR VALUES

WE SUPPORT AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ARTISTS

HAND CRAFTED PRODUCTS

OUR ARTISTS

Jessica Skeen McKinnon

(Muralappi)

Nathan Patterson

(Diwana Dreaming)

Tanya De Bono

(Yakinno)