A freelance writer and community worker living in Brisbane's bayside.
Published July 27th 2014
Countdown to some special delights and unique gifts
In a pretty little shop in Eva Street, Coorparoo, a treasure awaits you. Three Two One, by Kim and Judi, is a gift shop definitely worth a visit. Allow plenty of time to take it all in, because you need to look at every surface several times to see all the delights in store.
Three Two One. Image: Three Two One
Judi will tell you that you can never tell what is decoration and what is stock, as Kim works around arranging and rearranging the pieces into visually delightful displays.
The little shop holds so many unique and unusual items that you will find something for the hard-to-please and the hard-to-buy-for, as well as those who you know will just love the "perfect thing". Even if you have no one to buy for, the shop is worth browsing for its displays and special items.
Unique pieces. Image: Three Two One
The service is personal and Kim and Judi will help you explore and also explain the stories that go with their finds. They will tell you about the craft and the creator of the handmade items or make suggestions if you are having trouble deciding on a choice. They also provide gift-wrapping.
Parking is a little tricky. It is behind the store, drive to the left of the bollard and close to the leopard tree, but there's more room than it looks from the street. However, if you are shopping with someone who needs a hand, then drop them off at the shop door before you park.
The shop is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 9.30amd to 4.00pm. There is a coffee shop nearby, so you can plan a Saturday outing to Three Two One.