CHRISTMAS can be a happy time of anticipation particularly with a bit of planning to minimise stress.
But so often there is a last-minute gift and a crisis of what on earth to buy and where to find it.
For those who seek something beautiful and different, there is a rich choice to be found locally.
The Gallery Shop at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery has jewellery, cards, ceramics, small paintings and silk scarves.
The Cobb and Co Museum has a wealth of fascinating objects that speak of history and anthropology: educational gifts that are downright fun.
The Pottersa Gallery at the Darling Downs Pottersa Club has coffee mugs and tea sets, small sculptures and bead jewellery.
Tosari Galleries has a veritable feast of simple, exotic and simply exotic things to please the most challenging recipient.
There are paintings, glassware, water jugs, unusual books, table linen and that is only to mention a few.
Atelier Unique Fine Art has a range of designer jewellery, editioned prints and crafted wooden items.
Quite apart from the fascinating collections of things, each of these venues offers a joyous time out from the turmoil.
The Warwick Art Gallery is hosting the exhibition aA Seasonal Offeringa, a colourful collection of textile artwork by 15 members of the Warwick Art Group.
The exhibition exemplifies the strength, diversity and energy of the textile arm of this versatile group of artists. …