May 14, 2018
Unique odds and ends: A guide to variety and party goods stores in Elsternwick Village
Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for an upcoming birthday, affordable homewares for around the house or random knick-knacks, Elsternwick Village’s variety stores have you covered.
For those who love a bargain or need to stick to a budget, our local variety and party goods stores can meet your needs.
To find a gift that packs a Vogue Living punch, on a discount store budget, forget the big department stores – just head down to Elsternwick Village.
Who knows, you might also find that special something you never realised you couldn’t live without.
Here’s a guide to variety and party goods stores in Elsternwick Village:
Hot Potatoes Super $2 Shop
Hosting a huge range of homewares, knick-knacks, and party goods, Hot Potatoes Super $2 Shop is packed with gift and home decorating ideas that can be picked up for small change.
Creating the perfect gift is all about bundling – bring together an assortment of differently shaped, oddly patterned bowls, arrange them on a unique tray, and present with a bow.
Or gather together different cups and saucers and create your own one-off coffee set.
Or perhaps you can collect some must-have kitchen items and present them in a set of mixing bowls – the prefect housewarming present.
Hot Potatoes Mostly $2 Shop
In addition to homewares, party goods and knick-knacks, Hot Potatoes Mostly $2 Shop also offers an extensive art materials section, including large canvases and oil paints.
And what screams personalised present more than art created by you and your family?
You don’t have to be Picasso – your friends will love it because of the effort and love you put into creating it.
If time is an issue, but you still like the idea of art, the store also has a wide selection of frames.
Perfect Gifts and Homes
Instead of giving a gift your loved one will have to find a place for – why not give them a place to put the stuff they already have?
We’re talking storage solutions and Perfect Gifts & Homewares has them in all shapes and sizes.
From charming wicker basket sets to old-fashioned bottles with corks, 1950s-style canister sets, there’s something for every room in the house.
Set in the heart of Elsternwick Village, Party Bazaar features a huge range of homewares and party goods, with the added bonus of many of them being occasion-specific.
Whether your gift is for a baby shower, age milestone or Halloween, you can tailor your gift to the occasion with a range of novelty items and decorations from this store.
Often the most quirky or special item is something that has been sitting in another family’s attic for a couple of decades – and the best place to pick them up is at an op shop.
From vintage clothing to hand-crafted furniture and bits and bobs for the house, you’re sure to find it one of Elsternwick Village’s many op shops, which include Australian Red Cross, Posh Opp Shoppe, Sacred Heart Mission Op Shop, Salvos Stores, and St John’s Uniting Church Op Shop.