Christmas gift guide: shop Westside

Uncover the unconventional on Melbourne’s eccentric side. Wander west and pick up a peculiar piece or essential accessory to make sure everyone’s stocking is full to the brim.

Gift ideas from the Shop Westside guide

  1. Traveller’s Notebook $79.95 (Bookbinders Design)
  2. Pen Strap $7.95 (Bookbinders Design)
  3. Brio Safari Railway Set, 15 pieces $52.95 (Hearns Hobbies)
  4. Bow Tie In Jar $59 (Lord Coconut)
  5. Cup And Saucer Set $6 Each (Ten Green Balloons)
  6. Sagaform Whiskey Stones $35 (Top 3 By Design)
  7. Workshop 85 Black Mesh Necklace $65 (Wendy Voon Knits)
  8. Red Mug By The Mod Collective $30 (Wendy Voon Knits)

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

Bookbinders Design

Little Collins Street, Melbourne
This specialty store is Melbourne’s home of stylish stationery, making it a handy stop-off for pretty stocking fillers at Christmas time. Specialising in quality, handcrafted products with a Scandi twist, Bookbinders is offering a complimentary personalizing service during the Christmas period. They’ll even gift wrap for free.

Hearns Hobbies

Flinders Street, Melbourne
Hearns Hobbies have been supplying hobby products and toys since 1947 and their range of hard-to-find items would make even the pickiest hobbyist happy this holidays. Their upcoming Brio Play Event lets kids to pop into the store and play with their delightful range of Brio railway sets and accessories.

Lord Coconut

Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
If you’re looking for something different for the man in your life this year, Lord Coconut is the perfect place to start. Melbourne’s most interesting men’s jewellery shop stocks a wide variety of precious metal pieces and eclectic accessories, from elaborate lobster tie pins to minimalist cuff links.

Ten Green Balloons

Therry Street, Melbourne
An emporium of new and vintage oddities awaits at Ten Green Balloons: from science beakers and jars filled with curiosities, to industrial homewares. For one-of-a-kind items that will start a conversation this Christmas, this quirky store is a winner.

Top3 by Design

Emporium, Melbourne
Top 3 by Design specialise in inspirational interiors, innovative lifestyle wares and bespoke designer pieces. Special VIP shopping nights are running over the festive season, featuring appearances from Melbourne makers including Charles Ng from Orbit Key.

Wendy Voon Knits

Therry Street, Melbourne
Acting as a production studio for Wendy Voon’s beautiful knitted garments and accessories, this pop-up also features a retail space for independent local designers. Distinctive gift ideas include ceramics, and wood, resin and coal jewellery.

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