Spoil someone rotten with the best giftware shops in and around Geelong

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Spoil someone rotten with the best giftware shops in and around Geelong

Frankie Say Relax
Words by Talia Rinaldo

Set yourself a budget, as you won't be able to help yourself when you're looking for a gift at these Geelong stores!

We all know the struggle that is gift shopping. Whether it’s another birthday, Mother’s Day, a wedding, or any other special occasion, the gift of giving really doesn’t get any easier – and there’s only so many times you can hand out those gift vouchers on display at the supermarket.

To help make the gift-giving process a bit easier for you; here’s a list of stores in and around Geelong that are the perfect go-tos for whatever you’re after.

Jade and May

Bamboo pyjama sets, delicate handmade ceramics, soft linen pillowcases, beautifully illustrated books and cookbooks with drool-worthy recipes from around the world are all on the shelves at Jade and May, Newtown’s small-batch homewares, clothing, gift and accessories store that captures the essence of handmade, thoughtful and beautiful design.

There’s a lot of love about Jade and May, a business born from a simple passion to celebrate makers from as far away as Mexico to as close to home as Belmont.

From quirky art prints, to lovingly wheel-thrown ceramics, to children’s toys, to the most perfect selection of coffee table books, there are homewares and gifts for any age.

Located at 17a Rutland Street, Newtown.


If you know someone’s house is in need of a sprucing, Ampersand is possibly one of the best places to head to. With all your designer, art-inspired deco needs, the person your buying for will have their house looking bright and beautiful in no time. Think canvas and prints, wall hangings, mugs, aprons, cushions, doormats, mirrors, pots and planters, flower arrangements and even glorious bedding and bathroom products.

You’ll also find a tonne of stunning candles, cards, games and puzzles, fashion, footwear, bags, jewellery, cosmetics, pet beds and collars, and even a whole selection of kid’s fashion, bedding and toys. There’s also a few bits and bobs for yourself while you’re there.

And the best part? Much of the store is full of stock from local Geelong creators, that really make a visit to Ampersand one that you’ll remember.

Located at 117 Pakington Street, Geelong West


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Flower Bowl

Whether it’s a hug of hydrangeas or a pash of pastels, Flower Bowl is is not just our go-to when it comes to flowers, but it’s also our go-to when it comes to gifts!

Setting the standard in floral creations that are super fresh, delightfully pretty and made with a whole lotta love, Flowerbowl also stock a whole range of cute gifts both in-store and online. So while the flowers are a great gift in itself, you’ll also find beautiful indoor plants in vases, wine, chocolates, candles, mists, hand creams, body oil, tea, baby gifts and gift cards. Plus the talented flower bowl girls can even pop it all in a pretty gift box

Their gift game? Strong.

Shop via 1 Ryan Pl N, Geelong or 321 Pakington St, Newtown.

Frankie Say Relax

With a stunning flagship storefront on Shannon Avenue, Frankie Say Relax is a bright and homey beautiful lifestyle store with a friendly and relaxed vibe.

With a showcase on home décor, Frankie Say Relax has everything you can think of; whether it’s a designer cushion, framed prints, and pots and players, or furniture, ceramics, a serving tray and fashion and accessories, it’s at FSR. Be sure to check out the range of wallets and purses, they are particularly special. Everything here is hand-selected and curated to suit a wide variety of customers by the owner, Bec Feldman, who brilliantly draws on her Interior Design studies and being a mum of four to select quality gifts and homewares that are on-trend and family-friendly at a price point that is affordable.

Known and loved for its modern coastal feel, gift shoppers can also find presents at FSR’s two seaside locations in both Torquay and Queenscliff.

Find them at 141 Shannon Avenue, Geelong West

Jakk & Co

Alright so this one’s in Torquay but if you’re looking for handcrafted Surf Coast goods, this is the place for you. Opening last year amidst the pandemic, Jakk & Co. is a business that puts community and quality goods first, stocking everything from candles and smudge sticks to underwear and natural deodorant.

Born out of struggles to source products during the pandemic and a desire to support local makers, here you’ll find a beautiful collection of bespoke, individual and eclectic homewares from a range of independent artisans and creators. From ceramics, bath soaks, sheepskin teddy bears, candles and diffusers, to men’s accessories, food wraps, clay masks, and a whole range of stunning products handmade from reclaimed timber from the good humans at Surfcoast Designs.

Jakk & Co. is currently operating out of the Torquay Pharmacy on Gilbert Street, but also have an extensive online range, all of which can be purchased and delivered to your home. Shopping for gifts and supporting local just got that much easier.

Check out Jakk & Co. at 18 Gilbert Street, Torquay.


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This is a store you almost need to set aside the whole day for, as it is chock-a-block with products.

It’s full of cool stuff from books, boots and ceramics to lamps, knits and paintings and everything in between, it’s a mecca for gifts, clothes and homewares. It’s been in the heart of East Geelong since back in 96,’ and they’ve just been getting better and better. They feature a bunch of up-and-coming producers and designers that’ll make you feel good about spending a lot of money here, proudly showcasing pieces we love and that stand out from the crowd.

Goose is the giftware store of your dreams. There have been many last-minute gifts purchased here, and with the option of gift-wrapping in-store, it gets my tick every time.

Shop online with delivery or click-and-collect available.

You can find Goose at 91 Garden St, East Geelong.

Natural Supply Co

Still at a loss of what to buy? Well, Natural Supply Co will have a product for any person and you’ll be doing your bit for the world.

Armed with research, a passion for healthy living and mission to share the power of natural ingredients with their communities, the local women behind the biz began Natural Suply Co as an online store dedicated to offering natural, cruelty-free and low-toxicity products. Opening a shop front in Geelong, the team will have a product for any person with the added benefit of knowing you’re doing your bit for the world browsing products that are 100% natural, organic and zero waste.

From beauty products, including skincare, makeup and hair care, to home ideas, jewellery, kids care and travel necessities – Natural Supply Co has it all!

While the shop is closed, you can check them out online.

Find them at 5 Rutland St, Newtown

Spiritual Convenience (Our Satellite Hearts)

A recent craze across the world has been crystals, rocks and other things of that nature. Our Satellite Hearts is Geelong’s premier Crystal shop, especially with their huge new convenience store on Ryrie Street. They also stock a heap of beautiful Jewellery, interesting books, and even have a ‘Spells And Rituals’ section in their online shop, perfect for all your spiritual pals birthdays.

With a jam-packed online shop, you won’t even need to leave your home to get your gifts sorted.

Check it out at 91 Ryrie Street.

Quirk Collective

Geelong West’s Quirk Collective is yet another shop that has something for every type of person. They’ve got a bevy of stock from local creators and designers who create their stuff ethically, which beats shopping at a big department store.

Quirk Collective only opened back in 2012, but have become one of Geelong and Victoria’s top shopping spots. You can also browse and buy some of their unique items on their awesome online store, shipping’s only $10 too!

Head to Quirk Collective at 8/111 Pakington Street in Geelong West.


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The Scent Lab

Launching in early 2018 by local entrepreneur Adam Kerrins, The Scent Lab has gone from strength to strength, earning a solid reputation in the region for its candles, soaps and bathbombs.

It’s not specially a giftware store, but this absolute beauty is a one-stop shop for gift-giving. Here you’ll find everything from handmade bath products, soy candles and melts, to body products, shower products, hair products, and so much more. There’s even beard oil, magnesium spray, body custard, hand sanitiser, hair detangler, and products for pets (think pet shampoo and Dog spritz deodoriser), truly offering something for everyone.

In store, there’s even a section dedicated to The Sweets Lab. Kind of like a giant homage to Australian sweets, The Sweets Lab is a pick-and-mix lolly store that features only the best quality lollies, delivering taste sensations that belong in the sweetest of dreams. So bath bombs and a bag of lollies, gift giving has never been so easy. They also curate gift packs for special occasions, like Christmas, Mother’s Day and the like.

Find it at 55-57 Little Fyans St, South Geelong.

Blue Suede

If you are looking for a gift for the man in your life who is impossible to shop for, look no further than Blue Suede.

Stocking a diverse, quirky range of gifts for discerning Guys, here you’ll find a range of quirky but cool socks and male undies, as well as hipster wallets, geek tees and bulk vintage signs with a distinct retro vibe. There are also flashy puzzles and games, stunning leather boots, cufflinks, suspenders, toiletries bags, and a slew of quality clothing. You name it, they’ve got it.

The people in your life will love you even more than they already do if you shop here.

Find them at Shop 13 Taylor Crt, Highton Village.


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