Handcrafted, Unique, Creative

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Supporting Small and Independent Makers

Merchants and Makers of Natural Toys & Bespoke Gifts

The Birch & Bear studio-store, in the heart of eclectic Northcote Melbourne is a curated hub of handcrafted beauty. A unique collection of ethical treasures for play, your home and to gift.

Founders and sisters Kim and Donna are makers and collectors of beautiful things, supporting artists Australia wide.

With a love of vintage woven into the shop aesthetic, the store is a feast for the senses and a celebration of creativity.  

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Gifting for Family or Friends and not sure
what to choose? Our gift vouchers make it easy for you with a
range of denominations available, and with no expiry date, your
family members or friends can browse and shop anytime!

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Therapeutic Storytelling – Using stories to light the way

Therapeutic Storytelling – Using Stories to Light The Way

One of my most enlightening resources I had as a young mum was a couple of self-published simple books by author Susan Perrow, filled with ‘Healing stories for children’. They transformed my early parenting and they will no doubt enjoy another innings when my grandchildren come along. 

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A more mindful Christmas

It’s been a big couple of years and many of us are left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and uncertain about what lies ahead. Our children’s lives

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