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Sitchu Shopping Edit: The Best Gift Stores in Melbourne

Whether you’re shopping for a green thumb, a fashionista or an adventurous cook, our essential guide to the best gift shops in Melbourne has you covered.

Millie Savage

It seems like every year we swear we’ll get the Christmas shopping out of the way nice and early, yet, the months roll on by and before we know it, Santa is almost coming to town.

Luckily, Melbourne is filled to the brim with local stores that stock a myriad of gift ideas for our loved ones. So, to help tick things off your list, we’ve pulled together a handy guide listing all our favourite stores around Melbourne, guaranteed to make this year’s Christmas shopping spree a complete breeze.

Locavore Providore

Locavore Providore

Shop Here For: The Foodie

Got a special someone in your life who loves all things food, from trying new cuisines to throwing the most elaborate dinner parties? What better way to fuel their love for food than by providing them with new goodies to try? Locavore Providore is a gorgeous larder in Lilydale that's right next door to its big sister cafe, Locavore Studio. Here, you'll find anything and everything from premium locally and internationally sourced cheeses, everything you could possibly need for the perfect charceuterie, and pantry items that will elevate any snack or meal. 

Get a cute picnic basket and fill it with goodies from Providore to make the ultimate foodie hamper to trump all foodie hampers. We recommend picking out some cheeses, popping in their burnt honey salad dressing, tomato kasundi, granola, orange and rosemary nuts and some spice mixes with their accompanying tried and tested recipe cards. Oh, and a packet of the delicious Proximal Coffee of course, which is roasted at the back of Locavore Studio. 

148 Main Street, Lilydale

Ours, Fitzroy (Image credit: @emmamash)

Ours Fitzroy

Shop Here For: The Tastemaker

Ours is a unique, multi-disciplinary concept store that combines an apartment, gallery and shop in one. Downstairs you’ll find furniture, homewares, clothing, and art from Melbourne’s coolest creatives including Amiee Byrne Ceramics, Waymbul Studios and Billy Furniture. But that’s not all – you can even gift a weekend stay in their concept apartment upstairs (including brunch at Terror Twilight), where the store’s gorgeous curation is brought to life.

248 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Think Thornbury

Think Thornbury

Shop Here For: Gifts Everyone Will Love 

Think Thornbury is an amazing gift shop that stocks local to support local - and you're guaranteed to find the perfect present here. The store stocks plenty of quirky, cute and stylish goods and handmade artisanal wares for yourself or your loved ones, from homewares to stationery and cookbooks to accessories. You can even stick around for a hands-on creative workshop (which would also make a great for the thinker, creator or doer in your life). 

800 High Street, Thornbury

Millie Savage

Millie Savage

Shop Here For: The Jewellery Savant

Millie Savage’s eclectic and electric designs turbocharge any outfit. Not just jewellery but miniature pieces of art, her instantly recognisable earrings, necklaces and bracelets make presents that will be treasured forever. Shop these colourful beauties online or at her Fitzroy shop and studio.

337 Smith Street, Fitzroy 


Pinky's Store

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Say hello to Pinky's, a friendly and unpretentious space where colour is the name of the game. The shop 'baby' of designer Emily Green and stylist Beckie Littler, explore their large range of ceramics, homewares, jewellery and kids stuff. Pinky's brings together the work of both Australian and international makers and designers; it's the place to shop for almost any kind of gift, big or small. 

28 Gilbert Road, Preston 

Le Labo. Photo credit: Lillie Thompson

Le Labo

Shop Here For: Your Most Scent-sational Friend 

Cult parfumerie Le Labo is a perennial favourite of those in the know. The New York-born label’s sought after scents are made in small batches and hand labelled, making them a special present for the stylish person in your life. Test out their distinctive scents at Le Labo’s Fitzroy boutique, where they also sell candles, home fragrances and body products that smell utterly divine.

183 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Food For Everyone

Food For Everyone

Shop Here For: The Conscious Foodie

Founded by Melbourne artist Gemma Leslie, Food For Everyone is a culinary poster shop working with chefs to turn their recipes into covetable artwork. Affordable artwork too, that helps feed people in need. 10 meals are donated for each poster sold. Love Florian's Euro-feels and divinely simple food? Have a pasta-loving friend who adores Emiko Davies and taglioni al limone? These are the posters to frame and wrap this Christmas. Click here to browse the collection.

Maison Balzac

Maison Balzac

Shop Here For: The Entertainer

Maison Balzac’s delicate glass tableware is the season’s must have for on-trend hosts, gracing modish restaurants and editorial spreads everywhere. Their gently hued champagne glasses, carafes and tumbler sets make a winning present, particularly if you’ve been invited over to a dinner party. 

156 High Street, Armadale



Shop Here For: The Japanophile 

Named after the Japanese word for “little one”, Cibi stocks simple, functional items that blend Japanese sensibilities with the Australian lifestyle. Browse imported artisanal homewares, original CIBI merch, whimsical décor and grocery items like sweet chilli miso, yuzu ponzu and shichimi spices that will supercharge any Japanese food enthusiast’s home cooking. 

33/39 Keele Street, Collingwood 

Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Shop Here For: The Culture Vulture

Happy Valley owner Chris Crouch personally curates every book, vinyl and item that’s displayed in his joyful Collingwood store. Sourcing the most interesting, eclectic and desired titles from all over Melbourne and the world, you’re guaranteed to find something to delight your lucky recipient. Whether they love fiction, design, cooking, graphic novels, jazz or hip-hop, this treasured independent store has a present with their name all over it.

294 Smith Street, Collingwood 

Scratch Gift Boxes

Scratch Pet Food 

Shop Here For: Your Spoilt Pooch

Feliz Navidog! Local brand Scratch Pet Food have launched three special edition gift packs sure to make your furry friend wag its tail with joy this Christmas. Complete with Aussie dogs’ favourite treats, a frisbee and a fun Christmas box for under the tree, the packs come with everything you need to reward, occupy and play. These packs are totally paw-some! 

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Shop Here For: The Effortlessly Cool Friend

Gifting clothes is always a risky move, but you can’t really go wrong with a evergreen neutrals and luxe casual pieces like those made by Henne. Created by fashion influencer and designer Nadia Bartel, the brand has a new physical store in Prahran where you browse loungewear, chic basics and sets that suit every sense of style. 

122 Greville Street, Prahran

Sense of Self

Sense of Self

Shop Here For: The Stresspot In Your Life

Give the gift of relaxation with a voucher to this inner city sanctuary of wellness. Sense of Self is a modern bathhouse and spa inspired by the traditions of Europe, North Africa and Japan. Your giftee can unwind with a mineral bath, Finnish-style sauna, cold plunge and pail shower, followed up with an expert massage for ultimate rejuvenation. 

30-32 Easey Street, Collingwood  

NGV Design Store

NGV Design Store

Shop Here For: The Gallery Lover 

You’re always guaranteed to find a cracker present when you visit the National Gallery of Victoria’s Design Store. Collaborating with leading local and international designers and makers, NGV offers unique and contemporary products that they’ll love unwrapping, like a tote bag printed with Kelly Doley’s feminist posters, or any of their inspiring coffee table art books.

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne



Shop Here For: The Plant Obsessive 

Happy Plant-mas! This sprawling, inner city plant warehouse is a mecca for enthusiastic plant parents. With 350 square metres to explore, you’re sure to find a new baby for the green thumb in your life at Botanicah. Alongside every varietal you can think of there’s pots, stands, vessels, plant care and accessories that they’ll find practical use for. 

44 Porter Street, Prahran 

The Cool Hunter

The Cool Hunter Store

Shop Here For: The Design Geek

Part store, part gallery, The Cool Hunter is the real-life realisation of founder Bill Tikos’s internationally popular design blog. Everything you see in the jet-black space is for sale, from the lights above to the exclusively commissioned artworks on the wall, alongside a super-curated selection of homewares, accessories, books and art that have been scouted from around the world. This is the place to find a gift that they’ll display proudly for years to come.

Shop 3/274 Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Sister Studios

Sister Studios

Shop Here For: The Dreamy Fashionista 

Discover dreamy sustainable womenswear that'll make all the gals swoon when you step inside Sister Studios. Inspired by trends of the past, things seen on travels and by their friends, designers Emma and Alice create clothing they like for themselves and that Melbourne's sisterhood as a whole will approve of. Their designs are beautiful present fodder for the girls who love to dance, love to sing, and love spending time with their friends. Whilst it's always a challenge clothes shopping for a loved one, whose to say Sister Studios isn't actually the perfect opportunity to Christmas shop for yourself? Go on, treat yourself this silly season. 

105 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North

Golden Groves

Golden Groves Olive Oil

Shop Here For: The Foodie Trendsetter

Created in 2021 by the ever-so-fashionable sister duo Katianna and Yianna Velos, Golden Groves is Australia's gorgeous new Extra Virgin Olive Oil brand, and an ode to Mediterranean living and Greek tradition. It's bringing sun-drenched, cold-pressed, organic olive oil to your tables, in the hopes that the taste of this liquid gold will evoke nostalgic memories of long, leisurely lunches in sleepy tavernas alongside the Aegean Sea. Perfect for that dinner party your foodie friend is planning to host this summer. 

$39 per bottle

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Ma House Supply Store

Ma House Supply Store

Shop Here For: The Creative Home-Owner

Heaven-sent homewares and designer furniture ensure Ma House Supply Store is an unforgettable experience...and a fantastic spot for splurging on a loved one this Christmas. Combining a brilliant mix of vintage and new objects and designers, the eclectic range includes one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and newer objects like those fruit-and-veg style candles by Nonna's Grocer. 

 54 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Made in Japan

Made In Japan

Shop Here For: The Japanese Food-Aficionado

As their name suggests, South Melbourne store Made In Japan has been importing high-quality tableware and homewares from Japan for over 25 years. Here you’ll find products seldom seen outside the land of the rising sun, ones that are often only used in restaurants in the areas surrounding the makers’ kilns.

1-7 Wynyard Street, South Melbourne

Modern Times

Shop Here For: The Offbeat Decorator

Modern Times is Melbourne’s mecca for modernist furniture. Husband and wife team Joel and Amy Malin source vintage pieces from all over Europe, including rare items that they restore in house. They also champion contemporary design, selling quirky, offbeat ceramics, sculptural objects and jewellery that looks nothing like what you’d see in other stores.

311 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Little Lon Distilling Co

Shop Here For: The Gin Lover

Little Lon Distilling Co has a new release that's a great stocking filler for both the gin (and Melbourne) aficionado in your life. Yarra Strength Navy Gin is a tribute to the beauty of Melbourne's vital, enduring waterway, the people, and the city itself. Precisely crafted with a harvest of native botanicals that once graced the banks of the Yarra, the gin is then proofed with river water that's been rigorously filtered and direct from the source - where the `Yarra meets the sea, in Port Phillip `Bay. This is the only spirit in Australia to have done this, and it will never be repeated. 

17 Casselden Place, Melbourne 

Pickings and Parry

Shop Here For: The Dapper Gentleman

Pickings and Parry is a one-stop shop for stylish gentlemen: there’s a barber shop with proper old-timey chairs out back, while in the front is a menswear store selling products suited to men of refined taste. You’ll find sleek products across grooming, luggage, stationery and homewares that’ll have them entering the new year feeling fresh and fly.

Shop 3/166 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 

Cottage Industry

Cottage Industry

Shop Here For: The Cottage-Core Confidant

Cottage Industry is grounded in both the functional and the handmade, with a strong focus on textiles. They create a great deal of their stock in a studio down the road, but they also search the world for fair-trade, ethical and artisanal products. The store is constantly changing and evolving with different stock, from fashion finds to home textiles and everything in between. You can even pick up some gorgeous garlands and wreaths, that'll never go out of season or style. 

67 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Zetta Florence

Shop Here For: The Old School Letter Writer

Letter writing and calligraphy seem to be rapidly fading arts, but those who continue to fly the flag for handwriting will love a gift from Zetta Florence. One of Melbourne’s most beautiful stationery stores, they stock a wide variety of ink, felt and ballpoint pens plus luxurious letter sets, journals and notebooks to use them on.

197B Brunswick Street, Fitzroy



Shop Here For: The New Mum

Everything in this eco-friendly kids and homewares shop feels soft as a cloud. Here you’ll find adorable clothing, knitted toys and furnishings made from natural materials like linen, cotton and cashmere. There’s something for mum too, with cosy scarves and poofy cushions that are like wearing a big warm hug. 

68/70 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea

That Paper Joint

That Paper Joint

Shop Here For: The Avid Arts & Crafts Pal 

Envelope yourself inside That Paper Joint, Melbourne's dedicated collage studio, workshop & gallery space for a unique gift that will leave the arts & crafts guru in your life smiling. You might want to book them in for a cut & paste workshop, or perhaps they're collage connoisseurs, in which case one of the shop's many beautiful collage packs will fit the bill nicely. 

544 Sydney Road, Brunswick 

Frankie and Coco

Frankie + Coco

Shop Here For: The Beach Babe

Reflecting its locale with products that sport a distinctly coastal feel, Hampton’s Frankie + Coco sells a diverse range of clothing, accessories, homewares and “fun in the sun” items that make great summertime gifts. There are disco beach balls, luxe pool rings and beach paddle sets for play, plus breezy dresses and cute swim sets to play with them in.

398 Hampton Street, Hampton

Electric Confetti

Electric Confetti

Shop Here For: The Young and Young & Heart

Regular Pinners and Instagrammers will already be on board with neon signage. And for those of you who aren’t, there’s a store over in Brighton that has you covered. They’ve got something for everyone, from a Little Dinosaur neon fit for a kid’s bedroom to a ‘You Wanna Pizza Me’ sign for your pun-loving mate.

40 Station Street, Sandringham



Shop Here For: The Stationary Lover 

We’ve come a long way from Officeworks, honey. This temple of stationery is a joy to browse, with sleek, beautiful notebooks, planners, pens and accessories sourced from around the world. Whether they’re jazzing up their uni bag, work desk or home office, they’ll love a sleek gift from brands like Moleskine, LAMY, Delfonics and Rhodia that make writing and drawing a delight. 

Shop 212, 285 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

380 Lygon Street, Carlton

Books for Cooks

Books for Cooks

Shop Here For: The Aspiring Chef

Open for over 25 years, Books for Cooks is a Melbourne institution. This independent, specialist store stocks a whopping 40,000 cookery, food and wine titles, with everything from new releases to rare vintage titles. Every dietary need, cuisine and era is accounted for, and with staff themselves being passionate cooks and gourmands, they can help you find just the right title for your giftee.

115-121 Victoria Street, Melbourne 

A Quirk of Fate

A Quirk of Fate (AQOF)

Shop Here For: The Trendy Homebody

Your gift-finding fates are sealed at A Quirk of Fate, Northcote's answer to Christmas shopping nirvana. Selling clothing, footwear, gifts and unique products from local Australian brands, AQOF stocks the likes of Kuwaii and Assembly Label and brings you an array of unique and well made products that make gift-giving and supporting local easy and lots of fun. A real one-stop wonder shop! 

289 High Street, Northcote

The Rose Street Artists' Market

The Rose Street Artists' Market

Shop Here For: A Little Bit Of Everything

Hands up if you've been to this iconic Melbourne market? No? You simply must! Rose Street Artists' Market is where you can shop directly from Melbourne's best artists, designers, crafters and makers, which makes Christmas shopping a breeze, no matter who you're buying for.

60 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Rose St Trading Co.

Shop Here For: The Feminine Friend

Shopping in Rose St Trading Co. is like walking through a flourishing rose garden – it’s pretty, it’s whimsical, and you can’t help but want to take everything home with you. Shop here for women’s clothing, jewellery and pampering beauty products. Oh, and there’s even monogramming available in store.

1036 High Street, Armadale 



Shop Here For: The Cocktail Connoisseur 

Cocktail cans aplenty, Curatif is our one-stop, online shop for sensational sips, that make excellent stocking fillers. Great drinks never go out of style, and these award-winning mixes are distilled right here in Melbourne; real cocktails made from real ingredients. 

Shop online

Crate Expectations

Crate Expectations

Shop Here For: The Homewares Hoarder

A favourite among both locals and visitors to Malvern, Crate Expectations sells a gorgeous collection of women's accessories, fragrances, tableware and soft furnishings. Drop in here to find that perfect feminine gift and your expectations will indeed be met. And just in case you can’t make your way to this particular store, they also have one in Hampton.

1A Llaneast Street, Malvern

313 Hampton Street, Hampton


Diggin' in the Cellars (DITC)

Shop Here For: The Wine Enthusiast

A carefully curated wine pack from DITC is one of the coolest gifts you can give or receive during the silly season. This online platform now has an in-store location - and whether your nearest in dearest enjoys a wine picnic in the park, is the ultimate dinner host or hostess or simply enjoys a unique tipple, a selection from Diggin' in the Cellars is guaranteed to delight. 

64 Commercial Road, Prahran

Bonnie and Neil

Bonnie & Neil

Shop Here For: The Creature of Colour and Comfort

Bonnie & Neil is one of Australia's most popular independent textile brands, and the creation of design duo Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie. Bringing together their backgrounds in floristry, fine art, textiles, furniture making and set design, they're known for their vibrant collections of handmade products for the home. The extensive product range is functional, colourful, modern and timeless. 

62 Plateau Road, Reservoir

Heartland Records

Heartland Records

Shop Here For: The Vinyl Collector

Heartland Records is one of the best music stores in Melbourne, with an extensive range of brand new and secondhand records for the music enthusiast in your life. Spend an afternoon flicking through the stacks to find a vinyl from their favourite artist; they'll think you're so in tune with them! 

420-422 Victoria Street, North Melbourne

The Woodsfolk

The Woodsfolk

Shop Here For: The Whole Family

All it takes is one look at the bright teal door of Hawthorn store, The Woodsfolk, to know that gift buying here will be a walk in the park. Proudly positioning themselves as a ‘family store’, Woodfolk stocks bright and beautiful presents for everyone, including children, partners, best friends and even furry family members.

39 Church Street, Hawthorn 



Shop Here For: The Bookworm

Readings is where serious book lovers come to gather. While they champion Australian literature, you can find a myriad of titles here as well as vinyl, movies and stationery. Better yet, there’s countless cafes and restaurants around most of their stores, meaning you can treat yourself to a meal after picking out a book for a loved one.

Stores around Melbourne

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