Grab a local gift from one of these Gold Coast shops
Kate Webster | September 16, 2021
The Gold Coast is a treasure trove of dainty gift shops and lush local handicrafts that ooze made with love appeal. So if you are looking for that perfect gift, then grab something that is truly special and original, while also supporting local.
From the north to south, here is a round-up of the best Gold Coast gift shops where you can take home a little something that is locally made.
Halo & Grace, Labrador
Where: Shop 116, Turpin Road, Labrador
Halo & Grace is not just a store, it is a home. Its curation of wellness and lifestyle gifts, fashion and homewares are perfect for the mindful consumer. Here you will find a collection of local creatives, artisans, and designers of fine goods. The experience of this beautiful space is more than just shopping.
Avalon Store, Paradise Point
Where: 27 Falkinder Avenue, Paradise Point.
Family owned boutique gift and homewares store, Avalon Store, is located at Paradise Point. If you can’t find a gift here, you aren’t looking hard enough. Avalon Store specialises in unique, quality gifts for women, men, children and babies for all special occasions. Best of all, most of the stock is sourced from countless gorgeous Australian designers. You can even make your own gift in one of their Creative Workshops, run by Avalon staff and guests.
The Borrowed Nursery, Mermaid Beach
Where: 44 Cronulla Avenue, Mermaid Beach
The Borrowed Nursery is so much more than a shop. It is a venue available for hire, or simply just hire the plants and pots for all kinds of events and beautifully considered spaces. The retail space showcases a carefully selected collection of plants, pots, homewares and furniture. Pick up a stunning pot and plant or even join a workshop to make your own. The Ebele Vessel pots are gorgeous.
Prae Store, Tugun
Where: 570 Gold Coast Highway, Tugun
Blink and you could miss Cornerstores, tucked away at Tugun off the highway and opposite the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This bespoke, mixed-use commercial building offers a small community. One shop you will love here is Prae Store, stocking lush locally made health and wellness products and luxe on-trend in activewear. All of Prae Store’s products are made from organic, sustainable and eco-friendly ingredients and fabrics, tested personally by Gold Coast founder Bec Conforti.
Heartfill, it’s your one stop shop for unique art, homewares, gifts, lifestyle and wellness products (Photo credit: @heartfill)
Avalon Store at Paradise Point
The Borrowed Nursery Ebele Vessel (Photo credit:The Borrowed Nursery)
Heartfill, Burleigh Heads
Where: 1/29 Lemana Ln, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
If you love sustainability, creativity and community all rolled into one, then you will love Heartfill. This shop is designed to reignite the love for life’s simple pleasures as you shop local and feel good. Heartfill’s creative retail and workshop space is home to a carefully curated selection of local designers, makers, movers and shakers. It’s your one stop shop for unique art, homewares, gifts, lifestyle and wellness products that will have you inspired to live life in the slow lane.
White Bohemian, Palm Beach
Where: 6/1160 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
You will find White Bohemian in the beautiful Palm Beach. Store owner Sharon’s passion for all things inspired by the bohemian hippy, festival fashions and the endless summer, oozes throughout the store. The shelves and racks are full of up-and-coming local Gold Coast designers such as Kavala & Locale Luxe Swim, including Sharon’s own label Cabo Gypsy (exclusive to White Bohemian Store). From local fashion and handmade candles to sunscreen produced by a bunch of local surfers, you will be sure to find a little piece of the Gold Coast to take home from White Bohemian.
YCL Jewels, Currumbin Waters
Where: 1/5 Coghill Drive Currumbin Waters 4223
YCL Jewels is the work of Italo-Australian Fabienne. The Gold Coast based founder is a self taught jeweller and designer with over 15 years experience. Her minimal, feminine designs are inspired by the art in every day and made by hand by a global team of craftsmen. Buying a piece of jewellery from YCL means you will get a truly unique gift while not only supporting a local but one of Business News Australia’s top Entrepreneurs on the Gold Coast under 40. Build a unique necklace and choose your chain and pendants, and Team YCL will create a meaningful necklace, made just for you.
Gather, Currumbin Waters
Where: Shop 1, 56 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters, QLD 4223
If you are looking for impressive flower art pieces, than look no further than Gather at Currumbin Waters. They turn an exquisite and comprehensive selection of dried and preserved flowers into a gift created with much love by hand. These dried blooms are long-lasting, highly durable, low maintenance, made from 100% natural products, represent great value, are Australian made and are super convenient. Gather also pride themselves on a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and use only eco packaging and sustainable materials.
The Curated Space, Currumbin Valley
Where: 4 Natures Cl, Currumbin Valley.
Located in the Ecovillage at Currumbin Valley, you will find The Curated Space, a divine local gift and homewares shop owned by Sally Wood and Jo Hetherington. Stocking locally hand made, upcycled or reloved items, you can proudly shop up a storm while also giving back to the planet. The store is a unique, bespoke space that could fit into a laneway in the streets of Melbourne or London but is surrounded by green open space, wild kangaroos and bird life. While you’re at The Ecovillage be sure to grab a coffee at Pasture and Co, pick-up organic fruit and veg at Ground Grocers and shop ethically made children items at The Little Store. Ahhh, now that’s the way to shop!
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