It’s the answer to the question, “What do I buy the person that has everything?”
You might recognise the name sas by rovina from its days as a pop-up in the middle of Pasadena Shopping Centre. But now, it’s gone bricks-and-mortar in the same location, creating more room to showcase their endless gift options. Don’t worry if you live on the other side of town though — sas also has an online store that’s exploding with beautiful pieces.
When we say gift shop, we don’t just mean trinkets and knick-knacks — though, they’ve got them, too! There are thousands of items that have each been carefully chosen — and where possible, the products up for grabs are Australian made or designed. We’re talking homewares, accessories, fashion, games, artwork, notebooks, grooming kits, handkerchiefs, socks, sunglasses and even a dedicated Man Corner. And that barely scratches the surface!
The gal behind the gifts, Sandra Rovina is in tune with the shoppers that walk through her doors. “We want to be that one shop you can walk into and find the perfect present, every time,” says Sandra.
Sandra has even taught her team how to ask the (sometimes tricky) questions to establish which gift might be right. “If you need a hand, we’ll guide you with questions around budget, age, or how well you know and like the person you’re buying for!”
And it’s the little things that make the biggest impact, with free gift wrapping available with every instore or online purchase. “We want the gift giver to feel like they’ve made an effort, and the receiver to feel extra special! We wrap the gift and add a little sweet, so you don’t just feel like you’ve visited a shop, but had a real experience,” says Sandra.
The gifts that keep on giving
Some gifts hold extra meaning, depending on where they’ve come from. We asked Sandra to share some of her favourite items that never go out of style.
• Western Australian company Red Fox Sox make socks from bamboo, with designs created by young people from all over the world, making them extra unique.
• Jewellery company Jinja is owned by designer Joy — an Adeladian who has lived in Indonesia for 27 years. She sells local creations and then uses the profits to support the local community.
• We have a huge range of products created by the Indigenous community — and all the royalties go straight back to the artist and their community. Some of my favourites include Alperstein, Utopia, and Mainie
sas by rovina is open seven days a week, with extended opening hours on Thursdays and Fridays, which is very handy for those last minute shoppers! So, if you’re scratching your head, wondering what to buy that special person in your life, pay sas a visit — the answer is sitting on their shelves