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Christmas Gift Ideas: The Adelaide Shopping Edit

From botanical beauties to decadent Mediterranean hampers, these local Adelaide businesses are our go-tos for Christmas gifts.

Finding the perfect Christmas gift is incredibly satisfying, especially when it's sorted well ahead of time. (Christmas Eve is for Love Actually and wine, not stress-induced shopping.) Avoid postage delays this year, and peruse Adelaide's fine line up of local shops in person. Who knows, you might stumble upon something special for yourself, too.

From gorgeous gears for babies to one-of-a-kind records and luxe fine food, we've pulled together a comprehensive list of Adelaide's top shops for Christmas gifts. 

Botanica Boutique
Botanica Boutique
Botanica Boutique

These botanical beauties are pretty to look at it and even more fun to grow. Ideal for gifting just about anyone, from your office Secret Santa to the in-laws, the tiny temperate terrariums bring a tropical rainforest right to their recipient's desk or bedside table. Looking for something a little more understated? Pick up one of the stylish Skye pots.

99 Magill Road, Stepney

Imprints
Imprints
Imprints

When it comes to Christmas gifting, you can't go past a good book. Whether it's a gripping crime thriller (of which Imprints has many), a classic cookbook, or a thought-provoking non fiction, there's no shortage of options for a more personalised present. Forget the stresses of Christmas shopping for just a little bit as you wander around Imprints. You might even come out with a holiday season read for yourself, too.

107 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Lucia's
Lucia's
Lucia's Fine Foods 

Impress the foodie in your life with a choice selection of charcuterie from Lucia's Fine Foods. Pick and choose from their fresh dried goods or opt for a pre-wrapped hamper – the mouthwatering selection includes Mediterranean, Deluxe, Lucia’s Favourites, or the Best of South Australia, which heroes local ingredients. Don't forget to keep fresh items refrigerated before the unwrapping ceremony.

Shop 3-4 Western Mall, Adelaide Central Market

28 Blossom Street
28 Blossom Street
28 Blossom Street

While a big bunch of flowers isn't the most Christmassy of gifts, they're the perfect way to jazz up the house ahead of festivities. So, they're a great gift for friends or family who are Christmas hosts. Buy a fresh bunch or an everlasting dried bouquet from 28 Blossom Street, or browse their delightful boutique gifting options, which include candles by Coastal Wolf Candle Co. and the cutest handmade baby bibs by Hazey & Co.

Shop 3, 1198 Grand Junction Road, Hope Valley

Plant 4
Plant 4
Plant 4

Stop by one of Bowden’s best spots for a drink and a snack and come out with some perfect Christmas gifts! Plant 4 stocks natural, Adelaide-made bath and body products from Purple Maiden Bath + Body, beautiful South African accessories from Out of Zululand, and amazing SA-centric creations from Tea Towel Co.

5 Third Street, Bowden

Etienne
Etienne
Etienne

Etienne weren’t kidding when they described themselves as “a world of beautiful objects”. The shelves are lined with inspired gifts for the masculine or feminine in your life, from Apothecary to outdoor gear, delightful home accessories, jewellery and amazing art.

136 Unley Road, Unley

Ambra Spirits
Ambra Spirits
Ambra Spirits

You can’t go wrong with a brightly coloured, interesting shaped bottle of liquid deliciousness! Check out Ambra Spirits' newly-released Christmas gin for a spiced delight, buy a voucher to spend the day sipping speciality cocktails, or deliver the goods with an amazing Tasting Pack.

43 Phillips Street, Thebarton

Clarity Records
Clarity Records
Clarity Records

There’s an undeniable charm to sliding a vinyl record out its sleeve and listening as a classic album spins. Clarity Records is a proudly independent music store with a variety of genres, local artists, rare releases and your favourite artists just waiting to be gifted. With a curated collection of CDs, DVS and even cassettes, this is the perfect shop for the nostalgic music lover in your life.

60 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

Maple
Maple
Maple 

Maple is a place to impose the “one for them, one for me” rule, as it may be impossible to leave without something you didn’t anticipate purchasing. The much-loved local store stocks clothing, accessories and jewellery to dazzle in, homewares for every room in the house, and smaller options for those times when you need a last minute, yet still impressive, gift.

380 Fullarton Road, Fullarton

VAF
VAF
VAF

This one is for the music and tech buffs in your life. Designed and built in Australia, VAF’s range of innovative HiFi and home theatre systems deliver unparalleled value and performance. Did we mention they look great, too?

52-54 North Terrace, Kent Town

Have You Met Charlie?
Have You Met Charlie?
Have You Met Charlie? 

No idea what to get someone? Take a stroll around Have You Met Charlie? and come out with at least 5 options and a back-up gift - or three. They have Australiana items, eco-conscious kids ideas, and of course the classic pair of socks… Only this time they’re socks that you actually want to receive.

Shop 2, 51 Jetty Road, Brighton

Shop 12 Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide

One Rundle Trading
One Rundle Trading
One Rundle Trading

Give your special someone something they didn’t even know they needed until now! Level up cocktails with dehydrated fruit, find an amazing fashion fit, or brighten the home with eye-catching art with One Rundle Trading’s inspired design taken from European country houses throughout the centuries.

Shop 26, 340 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

The Little Boutique 

Upgrade your bestie's wardrobe with the stunning styles available from The Little Boutique. Choose from an array of sustainable brands, classic pieces, flattering colours and a guaranteed way to brighten up anyone’s summer with effortless boho style.

Shop 3, Jetty Street, Grange

The Little Boutique
The Little Boutique

You've got the gifts, now find out where to book your festive feast in Adelaide.