There is truly no better feeling than receiving a hand-made, unique gift... except perhaps being the one to give such a gift! Luckily for us Radelaidians, we have an abundance of quirky and creative businesses working hard at this time of year to supply us with those special gifts for special people. If you're coming to the end of your Christmas shopping list (or perhaps just starting on it - GULP!) check out some of Adelaide's own clever little Christmas elves and their gorgeous wares.
PERFECT IMPRESSION GIFTS
Everybody has that one person on their gift list that just seems to have everything. Well, we'll bet our bottom dollar they don't have a personalised teaspoon (and who doesn't need one of those?). Pimp somebody's afternoon tea time and make them smile with a stamped spoon from Adelaide/Kalgoorlie-based Perfect Impression Gifts. Other stamped metal items such as jewellery, key rings and trinkets also available for your gift-giving pleasure.
HEALTHY LITTLE LADY
At this time of year, with all the Christmas chocolates and NYE drinking sessions, it is damn near impossible to keep up the healthy eating regime. Or is it? Not SO impossible with these super healthy and nutritious treats disguised as cakes and lollies from Adelaide nutrition guru, Healthy Little Lady. Need something to take along to that last-day-of-work morning tea but don't want to participate in the gorge-fest? These mischievously healthy little treats will keep you satisfied and well on your way to that new years resolution health goal (and we've all got one of those!)
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LITTLE NJ THE LABEL
If your home is needing a little bit of a refresh as we come into the new year, and a refresh of the whimsical, lacy kind, then Little NJ has got you covered in hand-made dream catchers. Made from local op-shop sourced doilies and pretty ribbons, this Adelaide maker sure knows how to capture that bohemian spirit. You'll find the Little NJ stall stocked with these treasures, as well as other beautiful home wares and jewellery at all good Adelaide fashion markets (think Gilles Street Market and Flinders Street Market) or by heading to the Little NJ shop Facebook page.
EAST END FLOWER MARKET
248 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Flowers: the perfect personal gift (or treat for one's self). Brighten up any room or day with these festive delights from East End Flower Market and your life will be just that little bit brighter (and more floral) as you move into 2016! Bonsai, anyone?
3 Jetty Road, Largs Bay
If you're headed to the beach side of Adelaide's western suburbs (and in the heat we've been having, who wouldn't be!?) make sure you check out Trashville Boutique on Jetty Road at Largs Bay. For hand-made trinkets, accessories and home wares of the Rockabilly, punk and pin-up genre, this beautiful two-level shop is the only place you need to stop. So, if you've got a friend on your Christmas list with sweet taste in music and the polka-dots and hair to match, Miss Trashville can definitely help you out.
With this Adelaide home wares brand becoming more and more popular by the minute, you may not be able to snatch a tiled pot for a Christmas stocking-filler (good luck trying to fit one in a stocking, anyway) but you will be able to get an order in for your new year space make-over. With exotic and locally-sourced materials, splashes of colour, and that hand-made touch, Knotley Crew are becoming an iconic name amongst Adelaide's trendy spaces and places. Bring the look into your life for 2016.