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Unique Gift Ideas for Everyone: Shop Local This Christmas

That time of the year is once again fast approaching! Pull out the Christmas tree, dust off the Santa hats and better figure out who’s been naughty and who has been nice and start planning those gifts for family and friends. Well this year we have your Christmas shopping sorted! No need to dread that trip to the overcrowded and under whelming corporate shopping centre filled with generic nationally owned stores.

Love unique and handmade products you can’t buy anywhere else? Love supporting local creative’s and small businesses? Searching for ethically sourced products? Looking for something for all ages? We have it all under one roof and best of all open 7 days a week!

VEND has you covered for all your Christmas gifts this year! With over 80 local stores under one roof, not only will you be supporting small businesses but giving a unique and one of a kind gift like no other! From amazing products handmade right here in Brisbane to unique gifts from local small businesses you will find the perfect Christmas gifts for everyone on your list!

Check out our gift ideas below for…

Art Enthusiast

Art can make such a big difference to living and work spaces. It sets the tone of the room and can also make such a great gift. At Vend we have several local Brisbane artists and emerging painters selling original paintings and affordable prints. Some of them also do commission work and others offer workshops so you could even create your own piece of art! Pricing varies based on size and whether they are original or prints. Paintings and prints of all sizes to suit various rooms and we have so many styles and tastes available with all our local artists under one roof. Some of the art is beautifully framed and ready to hang which makes a great gift for any occasion.

Meraki Design Studio
Print | $20
Jane Mathers Gallery
Print | $250
Chris Riley Art
Print | $55

Eco Warrior

Whether you are gifting for someone that is eco conscious this Christmas or you have made the pledge to shop more environmentally friendly this giving season VEND has some great eco friendly options. VEND has a range of stores that are purely focused on stocking eco friendly products which takes the confusion out of looking for environmentally friendly gift options. With such a great range from water bottles, yoga mats, clothing, beeswax wraps and more majority of the options would suit anyone!

Eco Pandas
Kitchen Compost | $11
Beeswax Wraps | from $24
The Essential Cleaner
Body Wash | $20


We are definitely in the middle of a plant craze with people by the bucket load going bonkers for indoor plants! VEND is heaven for all things green! If you are shopping for a green thumbed friend or family member or have no idea what to get that secret Santa an indoor plant is the perfect option! Not only does VEND have a huge indoor greenhouse but numerous shops stocked with rare and one of a kind pots and plants.

Houseplant Hoarders
Head Planter | $65
2B Planted
Wooden hanger | $99
Falling for Willow
Cactus Earrings | $25

Zen Master

Christmas can definitely be a stressful time for all so maybe take a zen approach to your gifting ideas. For the yoga addicts there are shops that sell workout gear, tights and yoga mats of all different colours and designs. Or if you know of a special someone that deserves some relaxing downtime there are various scented handmade candles that would make the perfect gift.

Flow Yoga
T-Shirt | $39
Mad Scents
Oil Diffuser | $79.95
Lotus and Lime
Crystal Grid | $79


Gift shopping for a fashion lover but don’t want the awkward possibility of choosing the wrong clothing size? Why gift a unique accessory for your stylish friend. Not only does VEND offer heaps of accessory filled store full of bright necklaces, bags and earring but VEND is also home to handmade jewellery designers! So you can be sure to gift a one off necklace that they are sure not to already own.

Mugwa Cottage
Espadrille | $39.95
Teagan Watts Artist
Handmade Necklace | $79
Peary Lane
Woven Bag | $44.95

No Place Like Home

A gift for the home can be the perfect present when you’re unsure of what to get someone. Vend has lots of shops that stock great decor and home wares products to suit any home and budget. From kitchen ware to coffee beans, prints, candles, throw rugs and cushions.

Canary Lane
Cushions | $35 or 2 for $60
KH Designs
Resin Cheeseboard | $75
LIT Candles
Handmade Candle | $27

Oh Baby

Most of us will have to buy for a young one this silly season so lets take the struggle out of finding that perfect bubs gift. VEND is home to some amazing unique baby shops. From handmade items that you won’t find anywhere else to decor products perfect for any bubs room. You will find everything from bibs, blankets, toys, prints, cushions and clothing for babies at VEND.

Suction Bowl Set | $14.95
Apelilah Creations
Handmade Bibs | $10 or 2 for $18
Tifla and Tifle
Nappy pants | $5

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