Ahh, the art of gift-giving. Whether you know the person intimately or you’re in charge of the farewell gift for Bob from IT, there’s always a feeling of pressure to find the perfect pressie.
Adelaide Arcade is your answer. Why? Because it’s exploding with truly unique products that you won’t find anywhere else. Supporting local businesses and making someone you love happy — tick, tick!
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Unlike any other shopping destination, you can meet and mingle with the specialised makers as you shop for art, jewellery, clothing, food, self-care and so much more. Every store has a story and a gift just waiting to make someone’s day. Let’s find some faves…
Mist is their name and sterling silver is their game. This sparkling store offers a large range of casual and formal jewellery for both men and women, with contemporary designs drawn from both Australian and European inspiration.
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“Our passion is guiding you through different styling options and giving advice on the perfect piece for an unforgettable occasion or gift. Our greatest satisfaction is seeing our customers happy and feeling like they’ve had a memorable shopping experience at Mist,” says Mary Sarakinis, Store Owner.
We love an Adelady with a vision! From the moment they launched in 2014, Founder Lauren Harper knew she wanted to curate a collection of amazing items that would appeal to people from all walks of life… and that’s just what she did.
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“We sell so many beautiful pieces that are handmade by creatives that are really passionate about their craft — they’re the heartbeat of our business, giving it that fun, joyful and quirky feeling. It’s really difficult to choose just a couple of gift ideas as every item has a special meaning behind it, but I can’t go past a pair of Mintcloud Earrings or a beautiful print by Adelaide local, Claire Ishino,” says Store Owner Lauren Harper.
Unusual gifts: found! If you’re shopping for someone with a niche interest, Mad Zombie Collectables might be just the way to show how well you know them. They have a wide range of stock from Diecast and Horror, to Star Wars, Disney and everything in between.
“It’s so joyful to help pick out a treasured item that will make someone’s inner child smile. It doesn’t matter if it’s a funny plush toy or a valuable collector’s item, there are always good memories shared and plenty of nostalgia felt when you visit our store,” says Store Owner Cherie Tridente.
This one-of-a-kind art gallery provides a platform for artists with a disability to showcase and sell their work. It’s a place that increases confidence, makes dreams come true and, most importantly, sells some really spectacular pieces of art.
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“By purchasing from Bearded Dragon Gallery, a social enterprise business developed by Community Bridging Services Inc., you not only support local emerging artists, but also people with disabilities. Your support directly creates a positive impact for these creative and talented individuals — and you’ll have a truly unique and exceptional gift as well,” says Mathilde Eldridge, Social Enterprise Coordinator at CBS Inc. We love everything that they stand for and know anyone that receives a piece of Bearded Dragon art will, too.
When in doubt, a book is always a great gift. But not any old book! Orchard Bookshop specialises in a curated mix of new, vintage and collectible books, making it one of Australia’s finest boutique bookstores. “At Orchard, we hand-pick an assortment of great books that we know would make lovely gifts… so you can’t go wrong! We suggest a browse of our collection — you will often find the perfect book perched, ready to leap off the shelf and into your hands. If not, then ask the bookseller — as we’re always happy to talk about books,” smiles Store Owner Kate Treloar.
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Now you can stress less about the perfect gift, with a trip to Adelaide Arcade. It’s that simple!