Cute & Quirky Gifts

For those that like to stand out from the crowd, and connoisseurs of the cute and curious, you need an unconventional gift. Take a tour through this left-field selection for lovers of wit and whimsy.

Inspired by stories, true and made up

Wellington illustrator and toymaker Minu works with a wide variety of materials and techniques to make her whimsical creations, including paper mache and paper clay. Inspired by stories, true and made up, her anthropomorphic characters and scenes are based on traditional archetypes: the unwilling (grumpy) and lonely hero, the companion on a journey; the dangers and shadows of the past, present and future. Her characters can be dark and melancholic, but are strangely positive and uplifting. "I enjoy beautiful, simple things with a touch of the uncanny and weird."