Where to find unforgettable gifts for him at The Rocks
You can do better than socks. Get that man in your life something he’ll treasure like a handwoven silk shirt, a piece of steampunk industrial jewellery or perhaps a luxury beard care kit.
To help you find something special for your son, father, brother, friend - whoever he may be - we’ve whipped up a list of the best gifts for him at The Rocks.
Back in the 80s, Joe Bananas became the most iconic names in Australian menswear when Elton John strolled through their doors and bought everything in the shop. 40 years later, they’re still going strong, selling a boutique collection of handwoven shirts, ties, blazers and trousers. Their eclectic clothing uses the finest Australian textiles, including raw silk and linen, often featuring flamboyant and colourful designs inspired by Australia’s natural landscapes.
If your man skin needs a refresh Aesop is a good place to start. This Melbourne-based ultra-premium brand crafts everything he needs including cleansers, moisturises, fragrances, shampoos, conditioners and more. If you’re not quite sure what he'd like, grab a gift kit (we suggest the Reveller for best results).
AHW Studio handcraft industrial steampunk jewellery with an elegant modern twist in their family-run studio in The Rocks. Many of their pieces are created by mounting the mechanical core of old watches onto gold and silver rings, cufflinks, pendants and more. This creates a unique and masculine aesthetic, the perfect gift for him.
For elegant, tough style Bausele is your best bet. This premium watch brand has just one store in The Rocks where they sell their Australian designed, swiss engineered pieces. The Oceanmoon range is the perfect watch for surfers with inbuilt tide and moon phase indicators.
Stuga Men’s Accessories
Stuga create grooming tools and bespoke goods, including shaving razors, skincare and moustache and beard care. That includes old school shaving soap with delicious scents like coconut and fresh lime, badger bristle-tipped shaving brushes with handcrafted ebony handles and oils, balms, waxes and combs for beard care. For the bearded or mustachioed man, gifts don’t get any better than this.
If the man in your life’s a little artsy, the Museum of Contemporary Art's MCA Store is the perfect place for gift shopping. Here, you’ll find countless books and magazines on everything from painting to pottery as well as art prints, sculptures, jewelry from exhibited artists, kids toys and much more.
Polo Ralph Lauren
If you’re buying for a man who loves preppy, classic American fashion then there’s only one places to go - Polo Ralph Lauren. The Sydney branch of this iconic brand stocks all of their Ivy League classics, from preppy casual styles to tailored clothing and of course, polo shirts.
Art Aid is the perfect place to buy a gift for the man in your life who loves both art and supporting good causes. This limited time pop-up gallery sells pieces from some of the world’s most exciting and forward-thinking artists, with at least a third of all profits going toward charities like Save the Children and the Indigenous Literary Foundation.
Bandsome craft sustainable menswear right here in Sydney, including tees, crews, chinos and short sleeve henleys. They make honest, long-lasting garments that don’t harm the environment. If that special bloke’s tees and crews are starting to look a little shabby, basics from Bandsome could be just what he needs.
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