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by James Newcombe (subscribe)
Freelance writer for feature articles, web content and blogs. Specializing in non-fiction articles on a range of subjects including lifestyle, travel, architecture and product reviews.
Published July 8th 2013
Where do you find unique and rare gifts in Adelaide?
Raw Space Parc Arcade Gawler place designer gifts homewares toys unique novelty gifts
There is something for everyone at Raw Space. Image by writer.


One of my favourite Adelaide novelty gift shops has to be Raw Space in the city. Located in Parc Arcade off Gawler place (up the North terrace end) this shop has been going strong for eight years.

Raw Space Parc Arcade Gawler place designer gifts homewares toys unique novelty gifts
The entrance to the huge store which has taken over two shops. Image by writer.


Raw Space is great for something different, hard to find or unusual. Many of the gifts are an original take on, or a humorous interpretation of 'traditional', everyday objects.

Raw Space Parc Arcade Gawler place designer gifts homewares toys unique novelty gifts
I purchased this 'Salvadore Dali' clock for my home. It is a working clock and is based on one of his famous paintings. Also available in silver. Image by writer.


I would describe Raw Space as a novelty gift shop, but it also has a range of home wares as well including chairs, stools, coffee tables, wine racks, cushions, lamps and mirrors, to name a few.

Raw Space Parc Arcade Gawler place designer gifts homewares toys unique novelty gifts
The aptly named 'Starburst' mirror. Image courtesy Raw Space website.


Raw Space also stock a range of cards, stationery, games and party gifts. And 'green gifts' haven't been forgotten, with items such as ornaments, coin purses, wallets, tote and travel bags all made by 'fair trade' workers.

Raw Space Parc Arcade Gawler place designer gifts homewares toys unique novelty gifts
The humble USB stick even gets a makeover. This one is inspired by the 'Batman & Robin' TV series. Image courtesy Raw Space website.


The gifts are suitable for men, women and children of all ages, and include travel gifts, kitchen, home and wedding gifts.

Raw Space Parc Arcade Gawler place designer gifts homewares toys unique novelty gifts
The stylish Directors floor lamp. Image courtesy Raw Space website.


There is a good variety of fun, functional and novelty gifts, including many unique and hand-picked items you won't find elsewhere.

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A range of original gifts on the Trophy wall. Image by writer.


You can also shop online at the easy to use Raw Space website. Most of the gifts are reasonably priced. Raw Space is open every day except Sunday, and Friday until 7pm.

Raw Space Parc Arcade Gawler place designer gifts homewares toys unique novelty gifts
This old tin 1950's style robot drummer is a nod to the famous 'drummer boy'. Image courtesy Raw Space website.


Do you have a favourite novelty or designer gift shop?
Feel free to add a comment.

Raw Space Parc Arcade Gawler place designer gifts homewares toys unique novelty gifts
Coffee table. Image courtesy Raw Space website.
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Why? For unique and original designer gifts
When: Mon- Sat: 9am-4:30pm. Frid: 9am-7pm.
Phone: 08 8212 5655
Where: Parc Arcade: 7-17 Gawler place Adelaide
Cost: Reasonably priced
Your Comment
I didn't even know Parc Arcade existed :-)
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11210) 2176 days ago
Thanks, James, a timely reminder of Raw Space - I have two birthdays coming up soon :)
by lilli (score: 1|73) 2174 days ago
My daughter and I absolutely love this shop. you can easily spend an hour just browsing, and wonder where the tome has gone.
Lee
by walte (score: 1|51) 2172 days ago
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