Buy Local, Shop Local this Christmas

News Update 22 November 2022
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Christmas is in the air and we are encouraging everyone to look local for places to shop and things to do. From festive food shopping to gifts or even choosing a local restaurant to host your Christmas catch up, there are plenty of ways to support local businesses this December.

We know our local business owners will appreciate support from the community at this busy time of year. Even if you are not shopping you can show your love by following your favourite stores on social media or by leaving them a review. To find a local business near you visit our Buy Local Directory

When you shop locally this Christmas you could pick up a free City of South Perth Buy Local, Shop Local tote bag from participating retailers.

Local Christmas shopping ideas

With so much to choose from right here in our City it’s easy to find just what you need for everyone on your gift list. We've put together a list of ideas to get you started, but we know there is so much more on offer. Share your local shopping tips and favourite businesses with us on social media using #discoversouthperth. 

Shop at one of these retailers during December and get a free Buy Local, Shop Local tote bag while they last.

George St Café & Patisserie

George St, Kensington

It wouldn't be Christmas without sweet treats from your local patisserie. Visit George St Café & Patisserie to pick up a selection of baked goods including their popular Cruller - a French doughnut that's crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.  

Lilypilly Florist

Angelo St, South Perth

Adorn your home with beautiful festive florals from Lilypilly Florist on Angelo Street. A bunch of blooms also makes a great gift for your Christmas party host.

Millpoint Caffe Bookshop

Millpoint Rd, South Perth

A coffee and a new read for summer? Find them both at Millpoint Caffe Bookshop, an independent bookstore and café that prides itself on offering expert advice and service. 

Cumquat Tree

Bradshaw Cres, Manning

We are excited to welcome a new gift and homewares store to the neighbourhood. Cumquat Tree has recently moved into the new Bradshaw building in Manning, bringing its reputation for gorgeous fashion, homewares and pamper products. You are sure to find something for even the most tricky to buy for person in your life.

Salt Float Studio

Canning Hwy, South Perth

Give the gift of relaxation with a voucher from Salt Float Studio. Floatation therapy offers the experience of complete weightlessness, allowing for relaxation, reduced stress, and improved general well-being. 

Rachel Lavelle

Canning Hwy, South Perth

Treat yourself or someone you love to a fresh look at one of Perth's leading beauticians, Rachel Lavelle. Choose from lash and brow styling, massages, eyelash extensions and more.

Collier Park Mini Golf

Hayman Rd, Como

What better way to bring the family together than with a bit of friendly completion at mini golf? Collier Park Mini Golf is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels to play together, with three different flag options at each hole. It's a fun and low cost outdoor activity that we're thrilled to have in our backyard in the City of South Perth. 

Old Bridge Cellars

Canning Hwy, Como

Family owned and run liquor store Old Bridge Cellars have made giving easy this year with a range of beautifully presented hampers. Browse the range in-store or on their website. You can even choose to have them deliver a gift for you.

Dolly Met Frank

Ley St, Como

You can't go past this local favourite when shopping for a new Christmas or New Year's Eve outfit. Dolly Met Frankstock a beautiful collection of women's clothing and accessories from brands you know and love as well as new finds you may have not yet discovered

U-nique Homewares & Design

Murray St, Como and Labouchere Rd, Como

A true hidden gem,  U-nique Homewares & Design have pulled out all the stops this Christmas. Shop unique festive trinkets, luxury homewares and fashion at their two stores in Como.

Merchants on Mends Street

Mends St, South Perth

For a truly one-stop gift buying experience, Merchants on Mends Street is the place to be. Described as a boutique department store, you will find homewares, jewellery, kitchenware and quirky gifts like themed games and novelty trinkets.


For more inspiration visit our Buy Local Directory