Treat the ladies in your life with gift ideas for her in The Rocks
Have you got a special lady in your life? Whether she’s your partner, your mum, your auntie, your friend or something else entirely - she deserves to be spoiled.
So next time you buy her a gift, forget about supermarket flowers and chocolates. Instead use our guide to gifts for her in The Rocks to find something that’ll really make an impression.
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If you want to impress her, Aesop is a good place to start. This Melbourne-based ultra-premium brand crafts everything she needs to feel beautiful, including cleansers, moisturises, fragrances, shampoos, conditioners and more. If you’re not quite sure what she’d like, ask one of the super helpful instore consultants for a hand or grab a gift kit (we suggest the Reveller for best results).
The MCA Store is an absolute gold mine for gifts for the artsy lady in your life. Here you’ll find premium homewares, jewellery, art prints and silk scarves, all designed by local artists and creatives. There’s also countless books on the arts, from photography and painting to history and theory.
DUX Collection is a small local company that crafts bespoke luxury goods. That includes handmade essential oils with Australian ingredients, premium scented candles and hair and body care. The Come Away With Me gift box makes choosing easy, including massage oils, candles, diffusers and body butters to help her find her zen.
Sometimes the best gifts are experiences, and experiences don’t get much better than a luxurious spa day at Endota in The Rocks. For the ultimate treat, book her the Indulge, Replenish and Restore package, which lasts almost four hours and promises deep, full body relaxation.
If you’re not quite sure what to buy, jewellery is always a safe option. Find her something she’ll treasure forever at Jason Ree, the shopfront of one of Australia’s most awarded artisan Jewelry designers. For extra brownie points, deal directly with the craftspeople to create her a one-off bespoke piece.
If that lucky lady you’re shopping for has a penchant for pastel, you must head to Eloise Panetta. This luxury womenswear label creates handcrafted jewellery, hair accessories and even silk pillows in a huge range of soft hues that will put a smile on the dial of anyone who likes the lighter side of aesthetics. For an especially unique gift, check out their range of silk compact mirrors.
Wendy Murray crafts unique, statement suede and leather garments that have earned her a cult following locally and internationally. That includes suede trench coats in greens, oranges and reds, luxurious leather jackets and hand detailed leather belts and shauls.
If the lady you’re buying for loves skincare, a gift from Deciem will put a smile on her face. Their boutique in The Rocks stocks all of the company’s brands, including The Ordinary, which provides premium clinical skincare at a fraction of the usual price. Speak to a skincare consultant in store to tailor a gift for her.
There’s never been a better time to support small, local fashion designers and when you shop at FAID, that’s exactly what you’re doing. This small shop in The Rocks only stocks Australia’s most exciting emerging fashion brands, making it the perfect place to shop for that fashionable lady in your life.
Hunting Hue create art prints, swimwear and clothing using images of Sydney and Australia. That includes togs printed with an image of Bondi Beach, luxurious silk scarves printed with the Harbour Bridge and even facemasks printed with the opera house. For a personalised gift you can even choose your own image and print it on a garment of your choice.
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Tiggy by Cuddington
Romantic. Free-spirited. Environment-conscious and ethically driven. Festivals and sunsets, relaxation and chill vibes. If any of those words describe the lady you’re shopping for, Tiggy by Cuddington is the accessory series for you. Pick up a hand-crafted, Australian-made bag or belt to gift her an accessory as unique as she is.
The creations by Sylvia Xanthos at Oria Studio are proof that a clean, bold aesthetic never goes out of style. With earrings and amulets crafted from all-natural materials including clay, brass, wood, leather and more, this uniquely Australian brand has a little something for every neck and earlobe.
If your special someone prefers the feel of real pen and paper over a keyboard, Artycrafts is on the same wavelength. They create a unique set of handcrafted notebooks with bright, colourful designs that are guaranteed to get noticed at the next writer’s club meeting - and, better yet, each and every one is eco-friendly and vegan.