10 unique Brisbane souvenirs

Brisbane is a unique holiday destination for beach goers, nature lovers and business travellers alike. Fridge magnets and pens don't make the cut as thoughtful souvenirs anymore, so celebrate the city's diversity with a range of uniquely Brisbane gift ideas that everyone can enjoy. 

Brisbane Visitor Information & Booking Centre: organic skincare, opal jewels and handmade kangaroos

While you're planning your stay with the staff from the Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre, take a look at the unique local buys in the cabinets on the ground floor. Slather yourself with beautiful certified organic creams and oils from Mt Tamborine-based Jasmin Organics. You won't find them stocked anywhere else in Brisbane so don't miss the opportunity to pick up one of the gift packs while here. 

Taking home a kangaroo might be frowned upon, but the ultra adorable, locally-crafted plush roos will be welcomed with open arms. The Indigenous printed toys are handmade with love by a couple in Toowoomba so you know they're dinky-di Australian. 

The Brisbane Opal Museum also stock a selection of beautiful pendants, rings and earrings for that special someone back home. 

Everingham and Watson: Queensland tea towels 

Everingham and Watson tea towels

Pineapples and prawns are part of the ultimate Queensland barbecue – and now they’re making a statement on Everingham and Watson’s handmade designs. Using bold prints on quality linen, local designer Everingham and Watson is proving that tea towels no longer make for a tacky gift.

Noosa Chocolate Factory: Brisbane Honey Block

Chocolate and honey is a match made in heaven, but pair peanut-and-palm-oil-free chocolate with creamy Brisbane-made honey and you’ve got something truly out of this world. All of Noosa Chocolate Factory’s creations are locally sourced and expertly crafted, making them the perfect gifts to commemorate your Brisbane holiday. 

Tamborine Mountain Distillery: Queensland-inspired liqueurs

A day trip to Mount Tamborine would be incomplete without a visit to the award-winning Tamborine Mountain Distillery. With special liqueurs flavoured wattle toffee, lemon myrtle and eucalyptus gum leaf, each bottle embraces its uniquely Australian flavours and makes a perfect addition to a liqueur cabinet. 

Dello Mano: brownies  

Dello Mano brownies

There are brownies, and then there are Dello Mano brownies. Using only the finest ingredients, this family-owned business bakes a range of delicious sweet treats from its kitchen in Teneriffe. And since Ashton Kutcher requested them be delivered especially for his birthday in Paris, you know they’ve got to be something special. 

T2: Brisbane Breakfast Tea

There is no better way to share your Brisbane stories than over a pot of tea. Naturally flavoured with exotic mango and a complex blend of black teas, Brisbane Breakfast Tea encapsulates the sunshine and tropical optimism of the city into one perfect cuppa.

Showroom: J Frank Cards

J Frank postcards at Showroom

Pick up a beautiful postcard or print of a Brisbane landmark. The sleek designs celebrate the layers of history and the contours of the built environment. While you're there, discover quirky homewares and gifts that will make for the perfect take-home surprise.

Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment

The little red tube of Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment is found in the pockets and handbags of Brisbanites, Australians and now people around the world. Dr Lucas first discovered the healing powers of the pawpaw in Brisbane in 1906, with his winning formula remaining unchanged for over 100 years. Find it at all good pharmacies and supermarkets.

Other ideas

If you’re still looking for an authentic Brisbane gift, try these local hot spots for unique treasures and collectibles. 

Museum of Brisbane gift shop

Museum of Brisbane gift shop

Located on Level 3, the Museum of Brisbane is home to not only a great number of changing exhibitions, but also a fabulous gift shop. The small store is filled to the brim with locally made wares, jewellery, tea towels and unique gifts that will help preserve your own memories of Brisbane.

The Collective Markets, South Bank and Brisstyle Indie Markets, The City

The Collective Markets

You’ll be sure to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones from some of Brisbane’s best designers, crafters and artists – from eclectic fashions, handmade jewellery and stylish homewares. 

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