Everything feels a bit precarious and uncertain this holiday season. Luckily, here in Perth things are feeling pretty back to normal, but that doesn’t track for everywhere. While we’re normally all about a bit of online shopping from the comfort of our couches, this Crimbo we’re committed to supporting local businesses (and avoiding shipping delays while we’re at it!).
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 well, buy once” ethos. Whether it’s a terrazzo-inspired soap bar, a Tasmanian merino blanket made in Australia’s oldest wool mill, or a classic set of Opinel knives, Remedy truly has something for the person who has everything.
95 High Street, Fremantle
131 Oxford Street, Leederville
A super concise collection of products for your most design-loving friend. Every item in Compendium is carefully considered, maximising the overlap between aesthetic and function – like Orbitkey Nest portable desk organisers, or Kinto Japan reusable bottles and coffee cups. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, their online store has a comprehensive gift guide that will help you find something unexpectedly perfect.
49a High Street, Fremantle
Whether you’re looking for a new release novel, a niche cookbook, a musical biography or a beautifully-illustrated kids book, Diabolik is worth a visit. As well as books, they’ve got a tidy selection of records, games, homewares and stationery, as well as a fantastic range of greeting cards. A one-stop-shop for the panic-buyers and efficient shoppers alike!
149 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre
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 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
Australia’s largest plastic-free and zero waste store, ZERO has you covered with gifts that aren’t just sustainable, but beautifully designed. Whether you’re gifting to an aficionado or they’re new to waste minimising, ZERO has everything from reusable cutlery and food storage to toiletries, cleaning, beauty, children’s products and more. Their well-stocked bulk bar has an amazing range of both ready made products and ingredients to make your own cleaning, beauty or personal care products, as well as some tasty vegan treats. ZERO is the ultimate proof that living sustainably can still be stylish.
181A High Street, Fremantle
It’s hard to resist the dreamy array of goods on offer at La Luna. Furniture, art prints and heaps more homewares will cover your bases whether you’re buying a planter for your house plant-obsessed mate or new glassware for the aspiring mixologist in your life. They’ve also got jewellery that will delight without breaking the bank, and some extremely charming kids books and toys.
879 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Daisy & Rowe
Cute as a button is what comes to mind when we are in Daisy and 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
Cover photo of ZERO Store in Freo