Whether you’re buying a gift well in advance or in a last minute panic, you can’t go past these brick-and-mortar shops.
With gifts to suit every taste, you’ll want to treat yourself to something nice, too!
Open since 2001, Remedy is one of the OGs. A beautifully curated collection of both local and international designers, with a focus on minimal packaging and a “buy less, buy better” ethos. You’ll find classics like Aesop skincare, Kip & Co. bedding, David Shrigley tea towels and more – perfect for a more considered gift.
95 High Street, Fremantle
131 Oxford Street, Leederville
Compendium boasts a super concise collection of products for your most design-loving friend. With products like German designed Kaweco stationery, Melbourne designed Aark timepieces and a top-shelf selection of magazines (think Cereal, Magazine B, Kinfolk and Fabric), this is the ultimate in sophistication. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out their online store for curated gift guides.
49a High Street, Fremantle
AGWA Design Store
Curated by local fashion and design power duo Leith Groves and Rob Marshall, the playful range includes a combination of WA-based and international designers – from streetwear to accessories, homewares, books, ceramics and AGWA merchandise. The store also undergoes seasonal transformations to reflect current gallery exhibitions, working in sync to celebrate visiting artists and new works.
Featured designers include luxe Japanese-made eyewear from Perth-based Dillinger Optics, stunning statement brooches from Broochella, accessories from Perth design heavyweight Poppy Lissiman, and sustainable wares from label Many Peaks Assembly (among many, many more).
General & Aesthetic
Not content to dominate Mount Lawley’s brunch scene, the legends at Local & Aesthetic have opened their own retail space, General & Aesthetic, which follows in the café’s ethos of championing local producers. On the shelves you can expect to see a treasure trove of goodies from some of WA’s best local brands – think design-forward camping gear from Ghost Outdoors, lush skincare from Somic, Mettle, St James Supply Co and more, sweet jewellery from Evesdrop Designs, whimsical floral resin homewares from IN_HEAVEN or epic candles from Hall of Flame… Just to name a few!
While you’re there, pop into the FISH social enterprise store – also within Local & Aesthetic, the store has a breathtaking selection of Indigenous book titles (the largest in the country!), as well as other goodies made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander micro-enterprises.
769 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
Diabolik Books and Records
In spite of being predominantly a book store, Diabolik has a tidy selection of gifts and records available for all your giving needs. Records span across genres, jazz, psych, disco and everything in between, while gifts include a charming selection of quirky wares – think locally-made, hand-poured candles by the classically-inspired Icarus, technicolour leather accessories by Ark Colour Design, sweetly floral-clad goodies from Cath Kidson or the perfect notebook for your most thoughtful friend.
149 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Merchants of Swanbourne
If you can think of it, Merchants of Swanbourne have it. Our go-to one-stop shop for gifts, the store is a multi-level overload of goodness, ranging from kitchenware to party accessories, picnicware, gardening, homewares, jewellery, clothing, beauty and kids toys and apparel – all at reasonable prices. It might sound like a lot at first, but stock is cleverly arranged room-by-room, making for easy browsing. And as a real bonus – they also have a second location in South Perth!
125 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne
Shop 3/21 Mends Street, South Perth
A treasure trove of wares for your dreamiest friend, La Luna is a jewel on the Inglewood strip. Stocking beauty, homewares, art and books, this is the perfect spot to pick up something pretty. Looking for on-trend jewellery but on a budget? La Luna has an amazing range of jewellery that won’t break the bank, so you can treat your bestie to something sparkly.
879 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
With a dreamy showroom in Northbridge, now is the perfect time to finally go check out Arrival Hall. Their in-store cafe (Dine by Arrival Hall) is reason enough to visit, but their precisely curated offerings of homewares, furniture and gifts are in a league of their own. Featuring a distinctly Scandinavian flair, expect to find brands like Muuto, Bolia (they’re Perth’s exclusive stockist), HAY, OYOY and many more.
162 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
Ruck Rover General Store
Forget minimalism, Ruck Rover is about colours, patterns and sparkle. Open since 2006, the store is home to a huge collection of not just vintage-inspired clothing, but also homewares, kids’ books and stationery. Stock up on some Bon Lux candles to get your house smelling divine, or some floral cookware to inject your kitchen with some vintage vibes. Or if someone needs a bit of bling loud enough to match their personality, you can’t go past a pair of Martha Jean acrylic earrings. If you’re stuck at your desk, hop onto their technicolour online store where they offer free gift wrapping and gift messages so you can have your purchases sent directly to your loved one – nifty!
242 William Street, Northbridge
FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre
Art gallery and museum gift shops get a pretty bad wrap, generally – often filled with overpriced stuff you can get anywhere. Not at FOUND! Instead, it’s packed to the brim with unique wares from local jewellers, textile designers, potters, woodworkers and other artists. Whether its a minimalist jarrah spice grinder from timber artisan Mark Nagtzaam, a stunning silk scarf from Many Peaks Assembly, or a hand dyed and woven vessel by basketry artist Siân Boucherd – the store truly showcases some of the groundbreaking artisans WA has to offer.
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle
Daisy & Rowe
Cute as a button is what comes to mind when we are in Daisy & Rowe. The Maylands store is home to a super-sweet selection of homewares, plants, books and accessories that will warm even the coldest of hearts (guilty). Even if your style isn’t quite so saccharine, they have plenty of gifts for every taste, like candles from Bunbury locals Ryan + Co., who create chic candles using repurposed beer and wine bottles, or get your mates picnic-ready with a Somewhere Co. picnic rug and a Finska set.
188 Whatley Crescent, Maylands
Tucked away down a Mount Lawley arcade, Ware is, pardon us, where you ought to go. With goodies for every age and interest, from homewares to gardening to fashion and kids, they’ll have you sorted for all your gift-giving needs… plus a few bits and pieces for yourself, of course. (Make sure to grab a Bossman coffee on the way out, too.)
Shop 2, 665 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
Angove Street Collective
Ever-evolving concept store Angove Street Collective will have you dreaming of your most stylish, bougie life – with homewares, furniture and art that’ll take your breath away. As well as those big-ticket items, they also have a collection of homewares, gifts and fashion to make someone feel super special, and super chic.
31 Angove Street, North Perth
Spoilt At Subi
While Spoilt may be pretty pint-sized, their selection rivals anyone on the list. Another personal go-to of ours, they’ve got everything from polished-yet-carefree fashion, the cutest baby apparel and toys, creative kid’s games, to sweet and stylish homewares.
Shop 4, 20-38 Subiaco Square Road, Subiaco
Everything cute, everything sweet, everything vintage-inspired… that’s Corner Store. This long-running Freo fave has got the lock on charming bits and bobs – from tiny trinkets all the way up to furniture to transform your house into a fairytale vision.
147 South Terrace, Fremantle
As far as Perth success stories go, Pigeonhole is up there with some of the best. The fact that many people just assume it’s a big nation-wide brand is testament to that, however its origins began way back in 2007 as tiny, one-stop shop tucked down a forgotten arcade on Barrack Street in Perth’s CBD. From sparkling jewellery to nifty lifestyle goods and quirky homewares (not to mention, plenty of plants!), you can always rely on Pigeonhole for even the trickiest of gifting.
119 Oxford Street, Leederville
618 Hay Street Mall, Perth
Monde’s curated collection of gifts deftly finds the balance between a well-heeled, very Claremont sense of refinement, and a design-led love of the quirky. Whether you’re looking for the chicest bluetooth speaker you’ve ever seen, or some elegant glassware… Monde has you covered.
58 Bay View Terrace, Claremont
Header image: AGWA Design Store