Christmas gift guide: shop the Laneways

Find something special for yourself and your loved ones as you wander through cobbled laneways, uncovering Melbourne’s hidden charms as you shop.

Christmas gifts from Melbourne's laneways

  1. Australian Botanical Hand & Nail Cream $14.50 (Clementine’s)
  2. Hand-Marbled, Leather-Bound Journal $153 (Il Papiro)
  3. Wooden Pen And Ink Set With Interchangeable Nib $30 (Il Papiro)
  4. Monica Cube Necklace $69.95 (Melko)
  5. Mirador Moon Dancer Silk Scarf $160 (Monk House Design)
  6. AARK Dome Gold Watch $239 (Monk House Design)
  7.  Lumira Tuscan Fig Candle $65 (Principal)
  8. Saturdays NYC Ryan Card Holder Raw Tan $119.95 (Principal)
  9. Essentials Case $75 (Rapha)
  10. Natural Kangaroo Leather Bi-Fold Wallet $150 (Roberts & Hassett)

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

Clementine’s

Degraves Street, Melbourne
Be a good neighbour and celebrate the silly season with all things Victorian at Clementine’s. Support local artisans and food-makers by selecting from a range of  gourmet fare, gift wares and keepsakes. Find seasonal one-off pieces in store, and take your time with late trading on Friday nights.

Il Papiro

Degraves Street, Melbourne
Make like you’re in Florence and book in advance to create your own masterpiece by learning the art of ‘Carta Mamorizzata’ (hand-marbled paper) while enjoying an aperitivo. Bound albums, diaries and journals at Il Papiro also make for luxe Christmas gifts for those who harbour a love of writing. Bellissimo!

Melko

Howey Place, Melbourne
Baby, it’s warm outside! Melko have your summer wardrobe covered and will help you keep it festive with a little colour this season. Their acai berry necklaces look good enough to eat and are ethically sourced from indigenous populations of Brazil, Peru and Colombia. Perhaps they’d even make the perfect gift for the most important person this Christmas – you!

Monk House Design

Driver Lane, Melbourne
Discover no-fuss fashion and well-made labels like Verner, Kloke, Pageant and Base Range at Monk House. Ensure you’ll be the coolest guest at the Christmas party. Or give a trendsetter something special from the latest in independent Australian and international women’s fashion.

Principal

Manchester Lane, Melbourne
If you need a little help planning the perfect end of-year escape, head to Principal for your holiday wardrobe essentials. With a mix of Melbourne and Scandinavian designers, you’ll find some of the best in elevated casual and street wear. In the same store, let Rains take care of your luggage needs with their stylish travel gear.

Rapha

Guildford Lane, Melbourne
Cycle off that Christmas lunch and head into the New Year fit as a fiddle thanks to Rapha. They’ll take care of your cycling wish list and get you on the road in comfort and style. Even the most discerning cyclist will be happy when you choose from Rapha’s jerseys, bags, hats and eyewear. Then have it gift-wrapped free of charge.

Roberts & Hassett

Somerset Place, Melbourne
This is the place to shop for the discerning and stylish Melbourne man this Christmas. Invest in a handmade leather satchel, leather wallet, or a kangaroo leather belt. Or have something bespoke created and watch the magic happen onsite at Roberts & Hassett as your vision comes to life.

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