December 11, 2017
The 2017 Elsternwick Village holiday gift guide
We can all use a bit of festive season gift-giving inspiration, but one thing’s for certain, it’s not going to be found amongst the chaos of hot, over-crowded shopping centres.
With a mix of big name stores and unique, locally-owned and family-run shops, Elsternwick Village has the feel of a village shopping precinct with a large dollop of holiday spirit.
It’s also where you are guaranteed to find creative gifts for everyone on your list (and perhaps a little something for yourself too).
Here are some ideas for gifts this festive season:
With a range of women’s fashion stores on offer in Elsternwick Village, it shouldn’t be hard to find mum that one-of-a-kind garment that can be worn and loved for years. Whether you’re after a floral frock, a show-stopping shirt or a summer skirt, you’re sure to find something at one of our women’s fashion stores.
Every mum deserves some pamper time, so why not treat yours to a massage, facial or body treatment? Elsternwick Village has several spa and beauty salons for you to choose from.
Allow dad to connect with his inner chef with a new kitchen gadget or cookware from our homewares stores. Some ideas include a casserole pot, a stunning wooden chopping board or some stylish porcelain dinnerware.
But if your dad’s idea of a great gift is spending quality time with you while enjoying a nice meal out, treat him to a brunch or dinner at one of our many great restaurants or cafes. Nothing says a thoughtful gift more than an experience the two of you can savour.
For your brother
Is your brother into vintage or antique items? You may find some clothes, furniture or homewares with character from an op shop.
For the brother that likes to dress up, head to one of Elsternwick Village’s menswear stores. Perhaps he would like a new tie, pocket square or belt to elevate his everyday look.
For your sister
Christmas shopping for your sister is best done with your sister. Take a morning to rediscover your inner Carrie Bradshaws at one of the precinct’s boutique fashion stores. You’ll find a range of shoe stores if she’s after some fancy footwear, as well as a host of shops that sell stylish accessories – everything from hats to scarves to bags and belts are available.
If wellness is more her passion, sign her up for a yoga or pilates class. If working up a sweat makes her work up a smile, gift her a membership to one of the gyms in the precinct. View our full list of health and wellness outlets here.
For the children
Put mass-produced toys featuring the same tired characters in the naughty corner, and instead pick from the amazing array of puzzles, games and handmade wooden toys at one of our toy stores.
For friends and co-workers
With several gift stores on offer in Elsternwick Village, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to stocking fillers and small presents for Kris Kringle gift exchanges. Find items like goat’s milk soaps, scented heat pillows, cosmetic bags, candles, photo frames and more.
For jewellery lovers, you’ll find everything from dainty earrings to pendant necklaces and rings with a little sparkle at one of our jewellery stores.
A gift to suit everyone
These are just a few of the gift options available from stores in the Elsternwick Village.
With more than 200 stores in the shopping precinct, there is plenty of variety on offer and loads of inspiration to be found.
Whether you’re after an entertaining experience or a unique product from an independent retailer, Elsternwick Village has something to suit everyone on your Christmas shopping list.