About Ngiilay

Yaama and welcome to Ngiilay Gift Boxes. A place where we showcase beautiful products made from and designed by people of the oldest continuing culture on the planet. It’s wonderful to be able to promote the work Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are doing and it really inspired us to start this journey.

Ngiilay Gift Boxes wordmark
The word ‘Ngiilay’ is a Yuwaalaraay word meaning ‘from here’ and that’s exactly what we want to showcase in our gift boxes, beautiful items made from and designed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across this beautiful country of ours. Let us take the stress out of picking and choosing gifts for your loved ones, friends or colleagues and select from a couple of options and receive them perfectly packed in our boutique boxes.
Australian gift box for new mother
Corporate themed gift box
Indigenous mug, coffee and chocolate gift

Founded by Ondi and his wife Tegan, the concept of Ngiilay Gift Boxes come when we were looking at the beautiful range of Aboriginal products made from various people and trying to find presents for our extended family when we thought, “how bout we get a range of gifts and package them up into a hamper and give to them… hey wouldn’t it be cool if we put these together and share with people across the country” and this is how Ngiilay was started.

We live on the South Coast of NSW where we raise our 3 children. A proud Gomeroi man of the Yuwaalaraay language group through my grandmother who was born at Angledool, a small community in upper western NSW. She was unfortunately part of a generation where Government policies affected many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and she ended up at Cootamundra, on Wiradjuri country. This is where I grew up as a child and later moved to Wagga Wagga. Here is where I met my beautiful wife Tegan and after a few years in Wagga Wagga, we wanted a sea change and moved to Wollongong on the beautiful South Coast, Dharawal country.

We are passionate about bringing culture into our family and passing knowledge onto our children. We are fortunate enough to be able to connect to the mountain ranges and the sea on Dharawal country and be around strong cultural influences.

As a business that is 100% Aboriginal owned, we see the importance of supporting other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. Looking at the number of ‘Deadly’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses popping up across our socials, we see Ngiilay has the opportunity to;

Promote Blak Businesses

Support Blak Businesses through purchasing products

Showcasing 60,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through modern ways