July 22, 2022
Where to find gorgeous gifts in Elsternwick Village
They say that the true joy of giving is actually experienced by the gift giver, when they see the look of joy on the face of the recipient – and that joy is amplified many times over when it is the perfect gift.
Whatever the occasion and whoever the gift is intended for, you’ll find just the right gift at one of Elsternwick Village’s gift shops.
Here’s a guide to the best gift shops in Elsternwick Village.
Gift shops for unique gifts
For gifts that stand out from all the others for their originality and perfect pairing with the recipient, you can’t go past Ruby’s Gifts. Ruby’s Gifts has a huge range of handbags and jewellery, tableware that combines art and functionality, stylish home office decor, as well as candles and diffusers. If you’d like a gift that pays homage to their cultural background, Ruby’s Gifts also sells African, Judaica and Australiana products.
For that special someone who needs a little pampering or loves a little self-care, drop into Tonic and pick up some luxurious gifts from their range of face and body products. Choose from their selection of scented goats milk soaps, or opt for an item from their range of heat pillows, eye pillows, and cosmetic bags.
For a gift that’s beautiful to the eye and lovely to touch, you’ll find fine quality textiles, ceramics and art at Society of Merchants. More than a store, Society of Merchants is a gallery of creativity and art – make sure you check out the stunning table lamps and gorgeous tableware.
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Gift shops for books
The great thing about books as gifts is that no matter how eclectic or specific a person is, there will always be one that hits the spot.
Maybe the person you’re buying for is into a certain kind of art, perhaps political biographies are more their thing, maybe it’s detective novels from the 1950s, or they’re a pop culture junky who loves keeping up with the latest tome everyone’s talking about.
Avenue Bookstore has all the latest releases as well as much-loved classics, children’s books and coffee table tomes.
For hard-to-find or out of print books, have a rummage through the book sections of Elsternwick Village’s op shops – you’re sure to find a book the recipient will love, at a price that suits. Head to Australian Red Cross, Posh Opp Shoppe, Sacred Heart Mission Op Shop, Salvos Stores, or St John’s Uniting Church Op Shop.
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Gift shops for knick-knacks
Sometimes that perfect gift is many smaller gifts; a beautifully curated collection of tiny somethings that delight.
Party Bazaar is a treasure trove of bits and bobs that will put a smile on anyone’s face, including costumes, toys, balloons and celebratory knick-knacks that will have them squealing with delight.
Why not put together a basket of goodies from Hot Potatoes Super $2 Shop, filling it with random trinkets and toys? Top it off with a collection of homewares, candles, vases and kitchenware from Perfect Gifts and Homewares.
Gift shops for plants and flowers
Bring some life and loveliness to your recipient’s home with a living gift of potted plants and flowers.
For something extra special, drop into Crabtree & Weeks, Elsternwick Village’s boutique nursery that specialises in indoor and outdoor plants, and gardening tools as pretty as they are functional.
For someone who prefers their gardening indoors, check out Green Envy, the indoor plant specialist that has a gorgeous range of ceramic pots and plants. The store is staffed by plant stylists that can help you choose the perfect indoor plants tailored to individual aesthetic and light needs.
A bouquet of flowers is always a lovely gift, and if you’re after truly breathtaking blooms head down to Shady Hill Luxury Flowers, who create a visual flowering feast to suit any style, from rustic mason jars to large-scale hanging installations.
Gift shops for homewares
When you give a gift of homewares, you’re hitting right where the heart is: home.
Mercantile Home is full of premium and stylish homewares, including kitchen items, tableware, vases and decorative pieces, and art.
No matter what your budget or the style preferences of the recipient, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re after at Dalgarno’s of Elsternwick, a local institution for all things homewares, with an emphasis on cooking and dining.
If luxury linen is what you’re after, check out the gorgeous range of stylish, quality bedlinen and intimate matching homewares at Linen House Outlet.
Elsternwick Village’s gift shops are as unique and individual as the special person you’re shopping for. No matter what occasion you’re celebrating or whether you just want to say ‘I love you’, you’re sure to find just the gift you’re looking for in Elsternwick Village.