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Where to shop local around Brisbane this Christmas

Wednesday December 8, 2021 ● By Emily Russ // Place Estate Agents

Shop local, Christmas Brisbane

Haven’t yet found gifts for everyone on your Christmas list? We’ve gathered a collection of delightful ideas from incredible local businesses and artisans across Brisbane.


For the… fashion-obsessed 

Sista & Co.  

Practical (especially in the summer) and timelessly cute, Sista & Co.’s paper fans are made using high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship.   

The brainchild of sisters Rory and Kelsie and their mother Jan, the group’s creations come in a range of eye-catching designs – from summery tropical prints and contemporary patterns to fans with cheeky sayings. We particularly love their ‘It’s a Vibe’ and Covid-inspired creations!  


For the… creatives  

Dabbler Studio  

Based in Yeerongpilly, Dabbler Studio runs a number of amazing classes that are sure to win over the creative-types in your life.

A sensational option if you’re looking to spoil someone special, their five-week clay ‘handbuilding’ course invites participants to craft pots, mugs and décor pieces.  

Dabbler also offers classes in making vases, jewellery and Christmas tree decorations. Can’t decide? Purchase a gift card and let your loved one choose!


For the… luxury-lover 

Soak Bathhouse  

Picture this scene: you’re relaxing in a mineral bath and admiring the city skyline, while sipping on a glass of something refreshing. Sounds like heaven, yes? Set on the rooftop of fashionable West Village, the newly opened Soak Bathhouse will have your luxury-loving friend feeling as if they’ve escaped to an exclusive oasis.  

Boasting hot spas, cold plunge pools, steam rooms and a traditional dry sauna, the inner-city sanctuary sources its pure rock salts from the Himalayas to supercharge their water. Again, Soak offers gift cards but we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to gift yourself this experience! 


For the… foodie 

Scenic Rim Farm Box’s Deluxe Christmas Box 

If you’re seeking a gourmet gift with a side of goodwill, check out Scenic Rim Farm Box’s culinary delights. Inspired by the recent COVID-19 lockdowns, the group is a collaboration between local Scenic Rim farmers and the Scenic Rim Regional Council. The result? A one-stop digital and physical shop selling the very best that this remarkable destination has to offer.  

Promising to get you in the good books, SRFB’s Deluxe Christmas Box includes delectable treats like Canungra Creek fingerlime marmalade, Greenlee macadamia brittle, Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation coffee, Scenic Rim 4Real milk camembert and The Butcher Co honey cheese kabana. You’ll also find gingerbread, gluten-free fruit cake and Christmas gin on their site.    


For the… fitness-fans 

Active Truth  

We all have that one person in your inner circle that rocks activewear whether they’re meeting up for breakfast, chilling at the beach or doing their weekly grocery shop. Enter, Active Truth. Founded by two clever Brisbane women, this brilliant activewear brand is committed to celebrating diversity and supports a slew of spectacular body-positive organisations.  

With a fabulous range of separates (including a maternity range), Active Truth has just released a gorgeous Christmas-themed collection featuring ugly sweater-style prints with an Australian twist – perfect for a Christmas Day stroll or lounging in after polishing off the leftovers! 


For the… adventure-seeker 

Off Road Rush 

For a gift that will get your loved ones’ blood pumping, secure yourself a gift voucher or book an unforgettable adventure with Ipswich’s Off Road Rush. Allowing you to jump in the driver’s seat for adrenalin-filled thrills, the group offers a number of action-packed driving experiences at their Willowbank venue.  

Their most popular offering, ORR’s ‘WRX Rally 4 DRIVING laps and 1 Hot Lap’ option will pair you up with a professional instructor to put the pedal to the metal. Or, let things get a little bumpy when you get behind the wheel of a V8 race buggy!


For… that person that’s hard to buy for 

Custom portrait from Little Black Kat Creative 

Is there someone that just doesn’t know what they want for Christmas? Are you getting told the classic “Surprise me” line? Guaranteed to impress, a custom portrait illustration from Brisbane-based Little Black Kat Creative feels wonderfully personal and from-the-heart. 

After sending a photo, LBKC’s talented graphic designer Kat will create a beautiful digital illustrated portrait specially designed for you (or your family and friends). So here’s your excuse to Insta-stalk your mates and find a cherished photo that they’d love to have reimagined and showcased on their walls for years to come. How sweet!  


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