Where to buy gifts guide for her in Brisbane City - Visit Brisbane


Where to buy gifts guide for her in Brisbane City

Brisbane City has plenty of gorgeous stores, boutiques and retailers with beautiful items for the ladies in your life. Not sure where to begin? Wrap up anything from top fashion and jewelry buys through to wellness-focused gifts that will have them zen out over the Christmas holidays. Here are some of our top picks for shopping for her in Brisbane CBD.

Maiocchi, Brisbane Arcade

Maiocchi Adelaide St

Dreamt up for the very purpose of making its wearer feel fabulous, Maiocchi garments are personalised with precious little handmade details, quirky touches and delightful textures inspired by retro, vintage and Japanese. This Brisbane label is designed and made right in Brisbane, so every purchase supports small business, and the boutique stocks popular perspex Each To Own earrings too...With so many gorgeous options to choose from, though, you might feel safer with a gift voucher so your leading lady can choose her own party frock for the holiday season.

Shri Yoga, Burnett Lane

For something truly unique, give the gift of inner peace with a voucher to Brisbane's urban oasis, Shri Yoga. Class styles range from challenging to playful to quiet and contemplative, and all experience levels are catered and cared for. Their 10-class pass for $189 makes for a wonderful and meaningful gift and is valid for four months.

Mon Purse, Myer (The Myer Centre)

This Australian label  changed the landscape of designer handbags around the world. The Myer microstore makes thoughtful, personalised gift-giving easy, allowing you to design and monogram your own leather goods, ranging from $60 - $200 for small items and up to $700 for larger handbags. You’re guaranteed to have fun with it too, with more than 25 leather colours to choose from and countless customisable features including textures, straps, metal finishes and, of course, personalised monogramming.

Ballerine Ballerinas, Wintergarden 

Ballerine Ballerina is as heavenly as it sounds – a whole shop dedicated to the humble but forever chic comfort of the ballet flat. These designer kicks, from coveted brands across the globe including Chiara Ferragni, Repetto Paris, French Sole, Cocorose London, Melissa & Mini Melissa, Soludos, Rollie Nation, Gaimo Espadrilles and more, will have her pounding the footpath in runway quality. 

Pandora, Brisbane Arcade

Pandora have long regaled themselves as the perfect house of gift-giving, and with a charming range of ever-expanding treasures to choose from, it continues to offer so much more than the charm bracelets they originally became famous for. We're loving Pandora's stackable bangles; a bohemian take on staple pieces we’ve come to love. 

Malt Traders, Market St

Tired of hearing the special lady in your life swoon over epic dates on reality dating shows and thinking ‘How can I ever compete with a helicopter picnic?’. Well, we can’t help with the helicopter part but how about trying out Malt Traders, the ultimate wingman, whose ingenious three-course picnic hampers will score you maximum brownie points with minimal effort. Simply choose your favourite Brisbane City outdoor location, pick up your freshly-made hamper from Malt Traders’ CBD store, and voilà! And the best part? Malt Traders will even take care of the dishes.

Designer jewellery, various locations

Brisbane CBD is your one-stop shop for dazzling designer jewellery, with a number of boutiques at your fingertips. New on the scene is Sydney-powerhouse Jan Logan, whose Adelaide St store is a first for Queensland and already a firm favourite amongst the city’s social trailblazers. Be sure to check out family-owned Anthonys Fine Jewellery at the Wintergarden for dazzling diamonds, and local stalwarts Kellies Antiques in Brisbane Arcade; home to one of Brisbane’s largest collections of antique and estate jewellery.

Day spas, various locations

A day spa gift certificate guarantees an unforgettable gift and something for the recipient to look forward to when the silly season madness subsides. Brisbane CBD is overflowing with indulgent options, from tried and tested tranquillity temples including Pure Indulgence (Wintergarden) and Ella Bache (Post Office Square and The Myer Centre) through to local legends such as Shine Beauty (The Myer Centre). Brisbane CBD’s premier hotels offer five-star spa experiences too, including The Dome Spa Retreat at The Brisbane Marriott Hotel (bonus points for riverside pool, spa and sauna access to all spa guests) and Stephanies Luxury Spas at Sofitel Brisbane Central - an inner-city oasis for locals in the know and rumoured hot-spot for visiting celebrities.

Beauty, various locations 

The City delivers beauty in abundance, with an unparalleled collection of big name beauty brands from international headliners L’Occitane (The Myer Centre) and The Body Shop (Queen Street Mall and The Myer Centre) to home-grown favourites Mecca Maxima (Wintergarden) and Mecca Cosmetica (QueensPlaza). Year-round it’s hard to deny the allure of Lush, but at Christmas time, in particular, its quirky and affordable festive specials really sparkle. Be warned though, the irresistible smells of gingerbread and cinnamon emanating from the Queen Street Mall store will see you filling your basket with more bath bombs than you bargained for…  

Homewares, various locations 

For the homewear lovers in your life, Brisbane CBD boasts many abode-boosting brands for every taste and budget, including Bed, Bath n’ Table (The Myer Centre), Country Road (Queen Street Mall), and H&M home. Pro-tip: spoil your partner and you’ll no doubt reap the benefits too - think Egyptian cotton sheets or mega-plush bath sheets. 

Need more ideas?

Biome – does she have a green heart? Biome is filled with nice smelling, natural body products plus lots of ethical and eco solutions for gifting like KeepCups.
Museum of Brisbane  – the gift store at the museum stocks a curated range of stunning artisan goods and gifts, including stunning earrings from Concrete Jellyfish.
COS - new to Wintergarden, this chic global store recently opened with quality fabrics and cuts.
Tengdahl – support Brisbane’s local makers and purchase a Brisbane-made gift or item from this designer in Brisbane Arcade.

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