Fill your Santa sack with extra-special treasures from Melbourne-owned brands and boutiques this year. These picks for $50 or less are guaranteed to get you on the nice list. Looking for something specific? Let the Christmas Gift Finder do all the work for you.

Handmade earrings from Elk, $45

Rediscover the charm of Little Collins Street when you wander down to Elk. Among their Melbourne designed wares you'll find the handcrafted Fala Drop earrings series. The fine geometric shape and matte rubber finish add a chic finish to any outfit.

Good vibes only lunch bag from Somewhere and Co

Bring good vibes only back to the office or playground with this stylish lunch bag from Somewhere and Co. Choose your vibe from a bunch of bright and colourful patterns. Like this electric retro print by artist Masha Volnova. Insulated lining will keep your food cool, and cotton, easy-grab cotton handles are perfect for on the go.

Good Vibes Only Lunch Bag w/ Canvas Handles
The Somewhere Co. Good Vibes Only Lunch Bag. Image courtesy of The Somewhere Co.

Salvador Dali Perfume pen, $29.95

Who knew Mr melting clock himself had a perfume line? This chic, travel friendly scent stick is an artwork for the nose, with notes of opulent floral Chypres. Find this touch of luxury to-go at the iconic Paint n Powder.

Rose Quartz face roller, $39

Soothe away stress with this rose quartz facial roller from the QVWC Shop. Sourced from ethical beauty brand Bopo Women, it works to boost circulation and pairs perfectly with their nourishing face oils. The roller also comes in a magnetic locking gift box, no wrapping required.

A crystal face roller
Face roll the stress away

Collapsible glasses case, $18.95

Designed by local Melbourne artists, these glasses cases from Monsterthreads are perfect for quirky yet practical gifting. The range of designs feature cute characters like dinosaurs, unicorns and seagulls. Once you take your shades out, the case folds down flat to fit easily into your pocket or bag.

All-purpose beauty oil, $35

Featuring a blend of calming ingredients, the tansy cocoon body oil by Bopo is a gift you can feel good about giving. The mixture of rare Moroccan essential oil with coconut, sweet almond, lavender, mandarin and patchouli oils is a natural skincare dream. Or use as a bath oil or hair treatment. Shop the range at QVWC Shop.

Three glass bottles next to a larger glass bottle filled with coloured liquid
Body oils and luxe natural self care from Bopo

Coffee culture gift pack, $50

Quists basically wrote the book on Melbourne coffee culture. And now coffee coffers will never be empty with a deluxe coffee pack. It includes half a kilo of award-winning coffee blend, delicious hot chocolate mix by Grounded Pleasures and a slick Avanti chocolate shaker.

Australian-made DIY embroidery kit, $49.95

Give the gift of a screen-free hobby with this reusable embroidery set from Spoilt. The kit comes fully packed with everything you need for a DIY craft sesh. It's 100% beginner friendly, and the final product is a sweet pattern perfect for any decor.

An embroidered piece of fabric
DIY embroidery kit

Melbourne-made Geranium bath salts, $32.95

This luxurious bath product from the Melbourne Museum store doubles as a soothing soak and rejuvenating body scrub. It's also sustainably sourced, using sun-dried salt from the waters of the Murray Darling basin. Better yet? Gift packaging is done by Ability Works, a not-for-profit that employs people living with disabilities or social hardship. 

Herbal lemon-aid and teapot kit, $50

We can't name a more iconic duo than this Kinto teapot and delicious herbal loose leaf brew. The One Touch pot has a handy mesh strainer built into the lid, perfect for when you're brewing up a fresh Lemon-Aid from Assembly.

A can of tea leaves next to a teapot
Lemon-aid brews perfectly in the Kinto pot

Last updated on Wed 17 Nov 2021

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