Brisbane Arcade’s incredibly unique emporiums offer no ordinary gift fare. Here, you’ll find inspiration to elevate giving to stratospheric level: gifts of impeccable taste. Unique and thoughtful gift giving and shopping right in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD has never been easier.
Meet The Pen Shoppe owner and handwriting extraordinaire, Barbara Nichol:
The art of penmanship is a timeless craft. Visit the Pen Shoppe, one of Australia’s leading specialty pen retailers, to shop for the writers, artists, calligraphers, and professionals in your life, or simply for those who love and appreciate exquisite writing equipment. You’ll find luxury and premium pen brands such as Mont Blanc, Caran d’Ache, Graf von Faber Castell, Cross, Lamy, Sheaffer, Sailor, Parker, and Waterman.
The Pen Shoppe offers on-the-spot engraving to make your gift just that little bit more special.
A hat from Brisbane Hatters is a memorable gift. Established in 2018, this shop boasts a little extra old-world charm with a selection of traditional and modern hats. It offers a tailored service so you’ll have a helping hand (or is that head?) to pick the perfect hat.
For collectors, pop culture and art enthusiasts, this treasure trove of gifts will delight. You’ll find authentic models of cars, boats, planes, and architecture, Star Wars character figurines, vintage Barbie Dolls, table clocks, chess sets, and calligraphy equipment. This balcony-level haven within Brisbane Arcade has a plethora of collectables so you can gather something for everyone.
This hidden gem is a goldmine of wonders. More than just a gift destination, the Keri Craig Emporium provides a one-of-a-kind ambiance that presents a shopping experience like no other. Its dedicated staff will also be on hand to help you find the special gift for your special someone at any price point.
You can’t go wrong with a handmade buffalo leather bag from Indepal. At Brisbane’s exclusive boutique leather brand you’re guaranteed to find something that aligns with the Indepal philosophy of ‘simple, early and real’. Top-grain leather provides a vintage, already loved look that will make it feel right at home in an instant. Each piece is specially handcrafted by third- and fourth-generation leather masters. The Indepal range includes handbags, travel duffles, satchels, wallets, folios, and toiletry bags.
Give the gift of beauty. Issada is an Australian-owned boutique makeup range specialising in skin treatment and mineral makeup. Focusing on skin health, fashion forward colours, and the latest anti-aging formulations, Issada works hard to transform complexions. Products are cruelty-free, with a large collection of vegan friendly and gluten free products. Ingredients include clinical grade vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, botanicals, proteins, and collagen.
Impress tea connoisseurs: those who know their way around a good cuppa. Established in 1993, this Australian-owned tea shop ethically sources loose-leaf teas from tea gardens around the world. With an extensive variety of tea blends, you can’t go wrong. Teapots, cups, and other equipment complete a tea-lover’s gift.
Tree of Life is an iconic bohemian Australian brand where dreamy or creative gifts such as palo santo sticks, incense, crystals, homewares, hippie-inspired jewellery and more can be found.
Chocolate: is there a better present for a sweet tooth? Chocolate Moments is a chocolate boutique like no other – it even rivals Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, Choose chocolates from Tanzania to Belgium and everywhere in between. Owner Gerrard Gosens selects the finest chocolate from all parts of the globe before tempering, experimenting with flavours, and hand making each chocolate in-house with other locally sourced ingredients. An absolute treat. Why don’t you picking something up for yourself while you’re there?
Mark a special occasion with a hard-to-find, collectable vintage watch – or make a selection from new watches from brands such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Cartier, and many others. A wide range of watch accessories are also on offer at Vintage Watch Co., – a thoughtful gift for the person in your life who loves their watches.
Make it a special and customised gift indeed. People travel across the country to enlist the services of Brisbane’s premier hand engraver of jewellery and giftware, Duncan Vickers. Duncan’s services include ornamental carving of wedding and engagement rings, signet rings, bangles, cufflinks, lockets, and pendants. He also engraves family crests, coats of arms, monograms, pictures, and logos on surfaces including crystal, glass, silver plate, pewter, and gold.
Give a gift with a bit of its own history, story and truly sentimental meaning thanks to Citigold who are the absolute experts when it comes to Australian vintage jewellery. Having traded since 1972, Citigold is a Brisbane icon, unique to Brisbane Arcade. Citigold, located at the Adelaide Street entrance to Brisbane Arcade, specialises in buying and selling jewellery, particularly estate jewellery, gold, platinum, and high grade silver.