So it’s two days till Christmas, your stomach is churning at the thought of going to the shopping centre and you’re sitting looking at your Christmas tree, with no presents under it, thinking what the hell am I going to buy for my parents/siblings/Great Aunt Gladys? Well don’t worry guys, we’ve got you covered, here are our five favourite places to shop in Brisbane this Christmas if you’re running out of time and want to shop local.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect Christmas present your fam, Junky’s wide range of intellectually engaging books and magazines make it a must visit. Perhaps your parents would appreciate the journalistic illustrative work of Joe Sacco, or maybe your 12-year-old sister would love a copy of Little Wren, or if you’re still trying to find a cheap Secret Santa present, grab a Caldera Press patch. The options are endless!
Where: 93 Vulture Street, West End
Sheets on the Line in Paddington is the perfect place to find a special gift for that design savvy relative. With a massive gift range filled with candles, beach towels, stunning hanging plant pots, and tonnes of other great presents, Sheets on the Line has made last minute Christmas shopping ridiculously easy this year. Plus you’ll be filled with Christmas cheer upon entering this shop because of the live Christmas tree in their front window which pretty much just smells like happiness.
Where: 201 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington.
If you’re stuck trying to figure out what to buy for your dad, brother, boyfriend or other male acquaintance, checking out The Outpost in Winn Lane is an absolute must. From barbeque sets to art books and seaweed soap, this place has a whole host of presents for the modern gent who is super difficult to buy for.
Where: 5 Winn Street, Fortitude Valley
Although a little unconventional, a workshop is a great gift that also seems super thoughtful. Workshop Brisbane runs classes starting from just $40 and with such a wide range of workshops including; weaving, taxidermy, screen printing and modern stitchery, to name a few, there is sure to be something for everyone on your shopping list. Plus, by getting a ticket to a workshop you get to support local Brisbane artists. Win, win.
Where:29 Merivale Street South Brisbane
With a massive collection of modern and classic vinyl albums, a gift from Jet Black Cat Music is perfect for the music lover in your family. Still not sure what to get? Grab Jet Black Cat’s 12 months of vinyl gift, and your lucky friend/relative will receive a custom picked record every month for the next year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Where: 72a Vulture Street, West End