Christmas gift guide: shop Eastside

The sparkling side of the city punches above its weight in quirky retail offerings.

Christmas gifts from Melbourne's Eastside

1. Yayoi Kusama – Alice In Wonderland Hardcover $40 (ACMI Shop)
2. Bole Tassel Coin Purse $105 (ELK)
3. Champagne Katt Sunglasses $149 (ELK)
4. Dia Slide Sandal $145 (ELK)
5. Wheat Bag $35 (Melbournalia)
6. Disney 1000 Piece Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle $40 (Mind Games)
7. Pikachu Dessert Plush Keychain $24.80 (One Stop Anime)
8. Small Christmas Tree $20 (The Road Stall)

Want to know more about the wonderful Melbourne stores mentioned above? Check out our listings below.


Fed Square, Melbourne

Dedicated to all things moving image and screen culture, ACMI specialises in quirky items you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll find the perfect cult gift for all the film-lovers, gamers, pop culture gurus and kids of all ages right here.


Little Collins Street, Melbourne
A contemporary label delivering a beautiful range of womenswear, accessories, footwear and handcrafted goods, Elk also stock their own men’s leather accessory line. Need another reason to pop in? Free gift wrapping is available throughout the festive season.


Bourke Street, Melbourne
You’ll find the ultimate Melbourne gift in the iconic Melbournalia store at the top of Bourke Street. Browse their Melbourne themed shelves for local and ethically made apparel, prints, books, kitchen accessories and more.

Mind Games

Swanston Street, Melbourne
What would the Christmas holidays be without classic board games to while away the hours? Visit Mind Games, one of the biggest games shops in the country, to pick up everything you need to end summer boredom. They even stock Christmas themed gifts!

One Stop Anime

Bourke Street, Melbourne
Straight from the shores of Japan comes One Stop Anime’s huge range of anime-associated merchandise. Keeping up to date with the latest trends in otaku culture, they’re the experts in all things anime – but they still love the classics, too.

The Road Stall

Spring Street, Melbourne
Besides red, what’s the other colour of Christmas? You guessed it – green! This festive season pick up a Christmas Star (potted tree), or a Christmas-inspired bouquet as a pretty gift for your KK, co-worker or loved one from The Road Stall.

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