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Published December 2nd 2014
There's only so much chocolate someone can eat at Christmas
Unless you know your uncle really wants that new chainsaw it can be difficult deciding what to get people for Christmas. Do you stress out and spend hours trying to find something they want, or settle for a box of favourites and a gift card?
Step it up this Christmas, with these three shops in Perth.
1. The Goodies
An array of jars held miniature gardens, including this one with a tiny deer for $35
From the outside this shop looked like it would sell only happy pants and stones to relieve stress, but on walking in I was pleasantly surprised. They do sell happy pants, but there's also a lot of other interesting items and ideas to suit everyone's taste. They have a large range of things for kids, including toys, games, and clothing. The prices start at only a couple of dollars, and can go to one hundred for some bigger items. To set your mind at rest, their products are eco friendly and fair trade.
Left: London Court Store, Right: Hot Air Balloons at Forrest Chase Store
You may have seen these stores around- there's three in Perth that I know of, and quite possibly more. The largest store is in Forrest Chase. They have a wide range, with women's and men's clothing and accessories available, as well as jewellery and home decor. They boast an abundance of retro and avant-garde gifts. Everything is arranged nicely, and the centre of the store features an eye catching display that changes regularly. While the merchandise is priced a step up from The Goodies, it is all of high quality, and ready to make an awesome gift.
An Eyecatching, Pineapple Scented, Giant Candle ($39.95). Also Comes in Teal.
This shop is a bit tucked away- the kind of thing you'll stumble upon while taking a short cut. It's spaciously and attractively set out, but don't let yourself be fooled into thinking its going to empty the bank. They have the higher end cost out of these three stores, but this is mainly because their focus is on home ware pieces rather than small gifts. Kate and Abel started out as a hat maker, but now includes jewellery, cosmetics and decor from Australian and foreign artists. All the jewellery is statement, and it would be easy to find something for under a hundred dollars.