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Where to buy gifts for him in Brisbane City

Who says blokes are hard to buy for? Ditch the bulk socks and jocks and instead find something truly creative that will blow their minds. From boutique whiskies and hidden gems to amazing food or a pen like no other, check out our picks.

Malt Traders, Market St

Malt Traders South Bank

If he appreciates the artistry of a handcrafted whisky, make a beeline for Malt Traders. The locally owned and operated purveyor of fine consumables focuses on small parcel and craft beverages, you're sure to find the perfect gift for that neat man in your life.

The Antique Guild, Charlotte St

Located next to Stamford Plaza and housed in a stunning 19th Century building, The Antique Guild offers a variety of one-off style gifts for the man who has everything. From art gallery collections to unique jewellery and furniture, this truly is a hidden gem of The City.

Crumpler, Adelaide St

An Aussie brand out of Melbourne that are as cool as they are functional, Crumpler proudly boasts the title as official luggage supplier to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team and when you visit its Adelaide Street store you’ll understand the hype. With bold colours, urban design and comfort at the core, Crumpler literally has seasonal gift-giving in the bag.

The Pen Shoppe, Brisbane Arcade

For men who appreciate the fine craftsmanship of writing instruments and accessories, The Pen Shoppe will delight. We love on-the-spot engraving for adding an intimate touch to your gift. 

M.J. Bale, Wintergarden

M.J. Bale

Perhaps the most fitting call-out with M.J. Bale is the self-description as ‘Gentlemen’s Clothiers’ and when you take a peek at its Wintergarden home, you can’t help but feel a little more refined. We also love the fact they offer custom suiting by appointment; a perfect gift for the tailored man in your life.

Cufflinks, various locations

You’ve got the suit so why not complete your man's look with cufflinks. There are a wide range of jewellers in The City that offer cufflinks that will rival anything else you’ve seen. Try Brisbane Arcade and pop into Ashley Douglas Jewellers or Stephen Dibb Jewellery. Alternatively there is Wallace Bishop and Michael Hill on the Queen Street Mall.

Indepal, Brisbane Arcade

Indepal Brisbane City

Indepal is a true stand-out in the lineup of boutique shops that line the iconic Brisbane Arcade. Specialising in unique, handmade leather pieces created from top-grain buffalo leather, its men’s collection is expansive, with a range of styles intended for everyday use. We’re a huge fan of its messenger bags, and the duffels are a perfect size for weekend getaways. With brand pride placed on ethical standards of production, you can feel good about your choice too.

Hatted dining experiences, various

If it’s true that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then a voucher to one of Australia’s top restaurants is sure to hit the bullseye. The City proudly boasts many world-class dining experiences, including Alchemy and Donna Chang. For a full list of The City's fine dining options, check out our fine dining article here.

Vintage Watch Co, Brisbane Arcade

Vintage Watch Co., Brisbane Arcade

Vintage Watch Co takes things back to basics in the best sense, with a stunning collection of new, modern and vintage timepieces from some of the world’s leading brands including Rolex, Omega, Cartier and Tag Heuer. With pre-loved heirlooms that tell the time and a story plus a wide range of new models, Vintage Watch Co knows how to make modern men tick.

The Shaver Shop, Myer Centre

One of many Australian owned and operated retailers to call the Myer Centre home, Shaver Shop has been helping Aussie men out of hairy situations for over 35 years. With grooming products and solutions for all types and gift cards available in-store, the Shaver Shop team are sure to have your man striding with a renewed sense of swag.

JB Hi-Fi, Albert Street, MacArthur Central, Adelaide Street

JB Hi-Fi are masters of man-cave essentials; a one-stop shop for every entertainment need. Famous for low prices and big brand names, JB Hi-Fi offers everything from big-screen TVs to drones, plus gaming consoles, games, and an unrivalled collection of CDs and DVDs.

Stephanie’s Spa, Sofitel

Give the man in your life a little (or big) pamper session at Stephanie’s Spa. This urban oasis has an entire treatment list made entirely for men, what more could you want? A gift card is your safest bet and can be purchased specifically for the made to men treatments.

Need more ideas?

Double Double – Since 2019 (under its current model, which combined long-standing Brisbane boutiques Violent Green and Apartment), this store has stocked a carefully curated collection of both local and international labels.

Biome – Gift something with purpose from Biome. The eco store is filled with great gift sustainable ideas such as KeepCups or nice smelling natural products for men.

CONTRA – On Charlotte Street, you’ll find a world of streetwear, encouraged by the talented generation of Brisbane youth. We love that it focuses on supporting emerging and independent designers.

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