Posted on Leave a comment

A Handmade Christmas at Trove

Christmas shopping at Trove
Christmas shopping at Trove

Sometimes the spirit of Christmas can seem a bit hidden by commercialism, endless advertising and mass-produced junk. We race around looking for gifts, end up buying what every one else does, and get driven mad by Christmas muzak and other people crazily racing! Or maybe that’s just me!

But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Christmas shopping at Trove is a TOTALLY different experience. Everything at Trove has been hand made with love and enthusiasm by talented local artists who are sharing some of themselves with each thing they create.  There is a wide range of very different and often unique pieces. Trove is full of little (and big!) works of art that you can wear, share, use to decorate your home, and certainly to express your love and Christmas greetings with.

Opening Hours

From Monday to Saturday each week one of the artists is in the store and will be happy to help you find the perfect gift. Or gifts!  We are open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and open late on Friday until 8pm.

From Monday, 10th December, we will be extending our hours for your shopping convenience.

Christmas Opening Hours will be:

Monday - 10am - 7pm
Tuesday - 10am - 7pm
Wednesday - 10am - 7pm
Thursday - 10am - 7pm
Friday - 10am - 8pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm

Friday, 21st December will be our last trading day before Christmas. We will be open until 8pm.

Christmas Themed Items

Many of us are creating beautiful Christmas themed art which will be on display from November until it is snapped up by the Christmas early birds.

Free Gift Wrapping

Free gift wrapping will be available from 10 December. We will wrap your gifts so all you have to do is pop them under the tree.

Gift Hampers

For those really special people in your life, why not create your own beautiful hamper entirely from locally hand made gifts? We have baskets in a range of sizes and can help you to create a very special gift.

Treat yourself to a peaceful Christmas

Make preparing for Christmas this year a gentle, peaceful experience. Your loved ones will appreciate receiving gifts that have been chosen with care and hand made with love.

We look forward to helping you find the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas, a gift created with love right here in Canberra. Visit our Shop Location & Hours page if you are a first time visitor. Over there we give you all the details you need to find our beautiful shop.



Posted on Leave a comment

Celebrate Christmas with Trove

Chrissy blog header copy

T’was the night before Christmas ….

…and you are frantically running around Civic shopping!

No! Scratch that!

It is the 16th December and you are at Trove, with a drink in one hand, gingerbread cookies in the other. You calmly discuss, with your favourite local designer, the merits of which handmade gifts would be best for this loved one and that. Whilst munching on carrots and bacon dip, your friendly artist lovingly gift wraps your “just right” treasures. Ahhh … now for the perfect night before Christmas where not a creature is stirring, especially not you.

On Friday, 16th December, 4 – 8 pm come and Celebrate Christmas with us, at Trove!

Posted on 2 Comments

Trove Christmas Gift Guides

Blog-Post-TitleYour Christmas Shopping is Sorted!

Trove has gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. See the gift guides below to get you started. Plus we are offering complimentary Christmas gift wrapping until Christmas.

And to make things even easier we have extended opening hours until Christmas Eve. We are open 10am to 8pm every day (except Sunday) and our lovely members will be there to help you select the perfect gift.

Gifts under $25

2016 Under $25 Trove Christmas Gift Guide1. There Goes a Pig – Linen tea towel – $24.95, 2. Byanne – Soap bar – $8, 3. Honey and Glow – Travel tin candle – $15, 4. Jazminbell – Mini cold/heat pack set – $15, 5. JAC studios – Concrete christmas tree – From $20, 6. Card n More – Christmas cards – From $5, 7. ATP Creative – CD calendar – $20, 8. Wood & Wax Studios – Timber tealight holder – From $10

Gifts for the Home

2016 Home Trove Christmas Gift Guide

1. Wood & Wax Studios – Timber bowl – From $25, 2. Blue Radish – Linen table napkin set of four – $40, 3. ATP Creative Design – A3 Reusable Planner – $45 by ATP Creative Design 4. Redzink – Marbled ceramic vase – $60, 5. Moments – Ceramic chicken – $180, 6. Fifth Season Artworks – Small canvas 15cm x 15 cm -$50, 7. Byanne – Soap bar – $8, 8. Honey and Glow – Copper luxe candles – From $25

Gifts of Jewellery

2016 Jewellery Trove Christmas Gift Guide

1. The World Rocks Jewelry – Rose Gold Vermiel studs – $85, 2. Redzink – Porcelain pendant – $30, 3. Lucha Collections – Scandi Necklace – $30, 4. JAC studios – Reclaimed spoon necklace – $30, 5. Makico. Happy Creations – Bird nest locket necklace – $40, 6. The World Rocks Jewelry – Sterling Silver and Stone Adjustable Rings – $49, 7. Lucha Collections – Minksi Braclet – $15 or 3 for $30, 8. JAC studios – Concrete & Resin Brooch – $35

Gifts for Kids

2016 Kids Trove Christmas Gift Guide

1. Wombat & Poss – Wash cloth – $9.50, 2. Wombat & Poss – Koala beanie – From $35, 3. Milkbox Crafts – Tutu – From $41.95, 4. Milkbox Crafts – Craft kits – From $19.95, 5. Milkbox Crafts – Hairclips – $6, 6. Wombat & Poss – Mini wombat softie – $12, 7. Lucha Collections – Kids necklace – $15, 8. Wombat & Poss – Peasant style dress – From $40

Posted on Leave a comment

Celebrate the Start of Summer

15095115_1139568506164622_5403077955366770802_nWant to know how to celebrate Summer, help people and make your life easy in one fell swoop?


Join us at Trove on Friday, 2nd December from 4 – 8pm where you can:

its-in-the-bag1. Welcome summer with drinks, nibblies and, well, Trove’s lovely designers. Toast the changing of the seasons with a cry of “took you long enough!”

2. Help women in need feel special this Christmas. Trove is a drop off point again for Share the Dignity’s “It’s in the Bag” campaign. Donate a handbag you no longer use, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special and even pop a thoughtful note into the bag to show her someone cares and that she matters. Bring it all in to Trove and we will get them to Share the Dignity’s #itsinthebag campaign. Here is a link to #itsinthebag printable gift cards if you’d like to include one.

santa_girl_and_christmas_gift_small3. Get a jump start on your Christmas list. Meet some of Trove’s designers and shop ‘til you drop. We’ll even wrap your purchases for you. For free!