Adelaide’s Top Christmas Hidden Gems


Get your Santa hats ready, fellows! We’ve got some festive cheer to spread.

Quirky Gifts


Raw SpaceAdelaide

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Say! Would you happen to be acquainted with anybody who might enjoy some traditional Japanese kokeshi dolls? How about a porcelain unicorn nightlight? A little wizard hat for their cat, perhaps? Then start your Christmas shopping at Raw Space! It packs a wonderfully jumbled mixture of novelty stuff, beautiful homewares, elegant jewellery and a whole lot more!  Get those browsing glasses on.  Read More »

‘Raw Space is definitely a space of raw neat ideas! They have a whole range of items from house decorations – both simple and fancy, books, quirky and cheeky toys, greeting cards and a whole lot more! Plenty of good gift ideas in Raw Space!’ – xbabydollx

Luxurious Massages 


The Sanctuary at HoveHove

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Christmas always has the potential to be headsplodingly stress-inducing, so why not treat yourself and someone special to a spot of luxurious pampering this year? The Sanctuary is a tranquil, South East Asian inspired haven of relaxation, offering everything from trigger point therapy to pregnancy massages to ‘myofascial cupping’ (we’re not sure what that is either, but it sure sounds good). Read More »

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Food and Wine 


East End CellarsAdelaide

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Cured meats, exotic cheeses and gallons of magnificent wine. We don’t know about you, but that’s Christmas pretty much sorted for us! East End Cellars has been keeping us all good and sauced since ’97, and boasts one of the finest selections of South Australian wine known to man (with a few international treats thrown in for good measure, of course). Prepare to be impressed. Read More »

‘A great range. Staff know their wine. Priced reasonably, especially considering they aren’t a part of a big corporation, like Woolworths. Swing past and ask for a recommendation.’ – ToughButFair

Good Books  


Imprints BooksellersAdelaide

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A good book can go a long way at Christmas time, and where better to get a good book than a good bookshop? Imprints Booksellers certainly falls under this category, and it’s one of the friendliest stores you could ever stroll into. Truly a booklovers paradise, at Imprints you’ll find all the greats in the world of books, including the less common editions and rare ‘hard to get’ titles. Read More »

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Gifts for Everyone



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Claiming to be ‘the most beautiful retail space’ in Adelaide, Fireflies has such a variety of goodies for sale that you should be able to find a great gift for practically anyone!  From fragrant candles to gorgeous homewares, inspirational books, jewellery and more,  there’s an endless list of gifts perfect to fill up those Christmas stockings. Read More »

‘Presents presents presents! This place has really good and unique gifts to choose from to spoil yourself or someone else! Love this place!’ – xbabydollx

Tea, Coffee and Spices


Kappys Tea & Coffee Merchants, Adelaide

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Kappy’s has been around in some form or other since 1932, which makes it a bit of a South Australian institution. A vibrant selection of lovingly blended teas, coffees, herbs and spices await your perusal at this Central Market favourite, and you’ll undoubtedly find a host of festive flavours to keep you buzzing along throughout the yuletide season. Read More »

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Delightful Homewares 



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Homewares, homewares, homewares! You can never get too many pretty things for Christmas, and JamFactory’s stunning collection of glasswork, ceramics, metalwork and furniture is certainly up there with the prettiest. With three separate shops and numerous studios dedicated to crafting an endless supply of homely goodness, JamFactory is ready for anything. Read More »

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Chocolate Making Classes


Adelaide Chocolate School, North Adelaide

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Christmas and chocolate have a long, rich, smooth, creamy, dreamy history together. Well, so does everything and chocolate really, but Christmas especially. You’ve probably eaten a fair amount of the good stuff over the years, but have you ever thought of creating some instead? Well, Adelaide Chocolate School’s festive-themed classes are a blast for everyone, so book your spot today! Read More »

‘I had a fantastic time and took home heaps of chocolates that I made. I would definitely recommend this and I will look at attending another class soon. Thank for such a great afternoon!’ – rtservices

Independent Records  


Clarity RecordsAdelaide

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Both shop and independent record label, Clarity Records has spent the last five years championing local music and giving new Australian artists a platform. It tends to focus more on the punk/hardcore scene, but there’s always tons of other stuff spanning both genre and country to investigate. Lose yourself for hours in this place until you find the perfect soundtrack for that special someone. Read More »

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Got any lesser-known Xmas shopping spots of your own you couldn’t live without? Just leave them a review on TrueLocal, and we’ll try and give them the attention they deserve!


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