The Gift of Wildlife was established in 2017 by Maria Novy and is a Tasmanian based business featuring all things Australian Wildlife from Homewares, Gifts and Textiles to Jewellery, Sculptures, and Novelties.
Her passion for Australian wildlife stems from well before her boutique store, where she has been involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and raising of numerous injured and orphaned wildlife over many, many years - Wombats, Devils and Wallabies are just to name a few - although, her journey began with the slithery kind as co-founder of Reptile Rescue Inc in Tasmania.
Her goal is to educate, empower and give back to wildlife and her community - this became the main motivator in opening her boutique store. It's now a hub for local and interstate Australian Artists and Designers to share their affordable, sustainable products with other local and international visitors 🌿
Maria sources her products locally as well as all over mainland Australia where she has found the most beautifully designed, created and manufactured products by incredibly talented Australian Artists, Designers and Authors.
Her personal love of designing and making products with natural textiles also saw the development of her own range (Manova Designs) which includes children's and adults hats and cork fabric bags, purses and book covers to name a few. You will see her own range of handmade items in store - she’s a woman of many talents!