Christmas gift guide: shop Northside

With a surprising range of retail offerings and the much-loved Kensington Market, switch up your Christmas shopping and head to the city’s north.

Christmas gifts from Melbourne's Northside

  1. ‘Matisse’ Earrings By The Line Of Sun $180 (Guild Of Objects)
  2. Loopy Handle Mug By Katia Carletti $55 (Guild Of Objects)
  3. Bath Brew Giant Bath Tea Bag $16.95 (Quirk & Co)
  4. Luna Loafer In Lemon $219 (Radical Yes!)
  5. Kingdomino $32 (Spieledeluxe)
  6. Sellettii Light Mouse Lamp Designed In Italy $145 (Stranger Than Paradise)
  7. Iroyu Plate $19.95 (Tempted)
  8. Flowerfish Top $179 (The Gently Unfurling Sneak)
  9. Christmas Tree Hat Small $27.50 (The Paw Principality)

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

Guild Of Objects

Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
We all love to shop local at Christmas and the Guild of Objects Christmas Market is making it even easier for you to pick up a Melbourne made beauty. Launching on Saturday 25 November with a bubbles-and-baubles-filled party, the market will run until Christmas Eve for all the beautiful, handmade gifts you can carry.

Quirk & Co.

Victoria Street, North Melbourne
This playful store stocks gifts with a twist. There’s certainly nothing ordinary about this modern homewares emporium – not even the Christmas themed windows, care of guerrilla icing artists the Hotham Street Ladies. Join the Quirk & Co. team for their festive opening night on 7 December for bubbles and 10 per cent off all store purchases.

Radical Yes!

Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Each Friday in the lead-up to Christmas, Radical Yes will be bringing joy to the world with Champagne Fridays. Head to their new concept store The Fitting Salon and indulge in complimentary champagne and a 10 per cent discount from 4pm to 6pm, while browsing their limited edition flat-soled shoes.

Spieledeluxe

Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Tear your kids (and yourself) away from the screens this Christmas with Spieledeluxe’s huge range of European-style board games, card games, jigsaw puzzles and role-playing games. Give the gift of family fun this year – what could be more perfect over the holiday period?

Stranger Than Paradise

Errol Street, North Melbourne
Trying to work out what to buy the European toy collector in your life? That friend obsessed with Australian-designed kitsch? Stranger Than Paradise is here for you. Their friendly staff will find the definitive item for even the trickiest relative or Kris Kringle, with complimentary gift wrapping.

Tempted

Macaulay Road, Kensington
Tempted is a contemporary lifestyle store that combines form, function and affordability. With a simple, clean aesthetic, Tempted brings together a curated range of homewares, clothing, skincare and designer giftware. For the always-on-trend, this is the store to hunt for stylish accoutrements.

The Gently Unfurling Sneak

Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
The Gently Unfurling Sneak is a tiny business that delivers big on originality. Designer Anika Cook’s custom illustrations and collages add creative flair to their singular range of clothing, accessories, artworks and cards. All their products are either made in-studio, or by ethical makers and manufacturers.

The Paw Principality

Eroll Street, North Melbourne
If your pampered pooch can’t miss out on a present this Christmas, The Paw Principality is your best bet. With a special selection of toys, accessories, treats and high quality raw food, and dry foods, your four-legged fur baby is sure to be satisfied on the big day.

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