If you're sick of shopping centre crowds or feeling like you want to support some local Brisbane businesses, we’ve got the ultimate list of local stores to hit up for Christmas.
Brisbane truly is bursting at the seams with incredible small brands and this Christmas, it’s more important than ever to give back to local businesses who may have done it tough over the last few months.
Read on if you want to know where to buy your gifts for everyone – we’re confident you’ll find something special that will be loved for years to come.
We all know someone who is on a mission do their bit for the environment and if you’re buying them a gift, Biome is your one-stop shop. This fabulous group’s vision is to preserve a safe, healthy environment on this wonderous planet for now, and for those who come after us – we can certainly get behind that.
Ticking all the right boxes, Biome is also a family-run and locally-owned retailer with stores in Brisbane CBD, Paddington, Balmoral and Indooroopilly. Our pick? Think ‘functional’ and treat your friends to eco-friendly reusable coffee cups, a natural timber chopping board or a charming all-in-one picnic kit.
Ideal for filling those blank spaces in your home or office, plants have really made it big recently but can seem like a pretty generic gift. Enter, Arc & Family.
Run by a husband-and-wife team and based in Fortitude Valley, this Instagram-friendly group stock delightful hand-painted pots that can also be customised to match your abode – the perfect gift!
Whether it’s your trendy niece of your astrology-obsessed mate, we all know someone that absolutely adores handmade things with more than a touch of culture. Providores of exquisite globally sourced homewares, jewellery and gifts, Sunday Lane is a go-to for minimalist art prints, zodiac-inspired pendants and premium soy wax candles.
You’ll find their sensational treasures online and in boutiques across Brisbane, including White Grove House, Wolfe & Ordnance and Nikkou Store.
If you’re looking to really treat someone, make your way to Molten in Fortitude Valley. Here, you will discover timelessly beautiful jewellery crafted with serious attention-to-detail with recycled gems and gold. From necklaces and earrings to signet rings and delicate bracelets, they have you covered.
A bonus? Molten also stocks the most stunning vintage pieces that are sure to impress.
For the foodie
Brisbane has undergone a restaurant revival in the last year or so and it can be difficult to get to them all. Our solution? Spoil someone special with a gift voucher for their favourite (or one of yours) dinner spot.
Ideal for those who can’t narrow down just one cherished haunt, a gift voucher from Howard Smith Wharves can be spent at Ciao Papi, Felons Brewing Co. and Mr Percival’s. Or, opt for a Good Food Gift Card, which is valid at a seemingly endless plethora of restaurants across Queensland.
For the ‘hands on’ person
Know someone that’s often pottering around the garden or tinkering around the home? An exceptional present that keeps on giving, an easy-to-use beehive from Australian group Honey Flow is sure to keep them busy as a bee!
If it’s an experience you’re wanting to gift, Only T invite creatives and those that like to get ‘hands on’ to their Windsor-based workshop to create their own decorated concrete pots and planters.
For your furry friend
Of course, we can’t forget about our furry friends! Providing all the essentials and luxuries a dog-owner and their fur-baby could want for, Dogue in Bulimba also offers gift cards for grooming and pamper sessions. Every dog has their day – this year, make it December 25!
Seeking a versatile present that will win over anyone? Run in Brisbane by talented volunteers, Just Cause Bunch provide utterly gorgeous arrangements and gifts – think lush houseplants, bouquets of blossoming natives, mini real Christmas trees, bottles of Moet & Chandon and jars of gourmet Christmas pudding.
The best part? 100% of proceeds go to local charities and community groups. That’s your hit of good karma, going into 2021!
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