‘Tis the season for long hours of shopping, seemingly endless wishlists, and pulling out your hair over what you could possibly get that picky person in your life!

Christmas is a fun time of year, but none of us can deny that it can be stressful. The coming weeks are going to be some of the busiest for the whole family, and the stress of shopping is just another cherry on top of the chaos. As the days heat up and the crowds come out, the last thing you want to do is spend all day cramped in a loud shopping centre. Fortunately, that isn’t the only option for your gift hunting this year. In fact, local Eltham shops can offer more than enough range to tick off your entire shopping list!

Continue reading to learn about some of the best spots to check out for your stocking fillers this festive season – all right in the Eltham community!

Shopping Local This Festive Season

We’re in the season of giving. At times, Christmas can feel like it’s become a primarily commercial event – getting us all swept up in the shopping, money, and sales. Let’s not forget the true spirit of the season, though. This is a time for gratitude, solidarity, and time with the ones we love. One of the small steps you can take is to support your local business owners.

We adore the community here in Eltham. There are lovely neighbours and friendly store owners offering unparalleled customer service. By choosing to shop locally this season, you’ll be supporting the community. When you choose to shop at a small business, you can trust that you’re money is going to a good place. And, when you need a wider range of bigger brands, there are still plenty of options in the area. There’s no need to head anywhere else these holidays – we’ve got it all right on your doorstep! 

The Best Spots to Visit for Present Shopping

So, without further adieu, here are some of our top picks for your Eltham Christma shopping!

Midway Jewellers

Know someone with a taste for the finer things in life? Eltham Midway Jewellers can help you out. Their extensive range of fine jewellery is of the highest quality, and a private consultation with one of their expert jewellers can help you discover that perfect piece. Midway Jewellers can offer engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, diamonds, and custom pieces, and anything you buy will be supporting a family-run business. Book a consultation today to make a loved one’s Christmas morning unforgettable!

Magenta Creative Jewellery

Another option for gorgeous jewellery pieces is Magenta Jewellery. Their collection is handcrafted, even offering professional design consultations to help you create that perfect piece for the one you love. You can also browse items such as watches and earrings – meaning there is surely something for everyone this Christmas!





Eltham Bookshop

A good book can go a long way. With a collection of literary collections, niche books, and contemporary standouts, there is surely something for everyone down at the Eltham Bookshop. Explore their peaceful aisles to find the perfect book for anyone in your life, no matter their area of interest.


Kids of Eltham

For children, there’s nothing more magical than Christmas morning. By shopping at Kids of Eltham, you can make these holidays more exciting than ever for the little ones in your life. Browse their boutique brands of premium brands like Crywolf, Green Toys, Rainbird, and much more. You’re sure to find unique gifts for children of all ages.




Leo Scott Picture Framing

Purchasing artwork or memorabilia for someone this Christmas? Take your gift to the next level with Leo Scott Picture Framing’s exceptional framing services. This team can frame everything from original artwork and photos to footy jumpers, laminates, block mounts, and more.


Mojo on Main

Shopping for her this Christmas? Be sure to get her something she loves. For over 14 years now, Mojo on Main has been one of the leading women’s fashion retailers in Eltham. Their extensive collection of clothing and accessories will make for a trendy gift that the women in your life will love year-round. What could be better?




Only Just Fair Trade

Passionate about supporting your community this season? Purchasing handmade and ethically sourced products at Only Just Fair Trade means that you’ll be empowering people all across the globe. This non-profit organisation offers clothing, accessories, homewares, lifestyle products, toys, and giftware from over 30 developing countries. They also have products that directly benefit Indigenous Australian communities. Whatever gift you buy here will be making positive impacts that go far beyond Eltham!



Elegance Cosmetics by Ellie

This Eltham clinic specialises in various cosmetics treatments, backed by several years of experience in the advanced cosmetics field. Elegance Cosmetics by Ellie offers treatments such as derma filler injections and anti-wrinkle injections, delivering all their services with exceptional customer care and support. If someone in your life might be interested in natural-appearing cosmetic procedures, a voucher for Elegance Cosmetics could go far!


Phenotype Cosmetic Group

Want to give the gift of industry-leading beauty treatments? The therapists and doctors down at Phenotype Cosmetic Group in Eltham can provide just what you need. A voucher for their confidence-building treatments can cover processes such as skin peels, facials, cosmetic injections, and much more.



Know someone with a green thumb? Eltham’s own pod&seed offers a variety of plants, planters, vintage homewares, handcrafted gardening tools, and much more. Anyone with a taste for boutique plantlife is sure to love a present from this store, no matter their gardening skills.





Run to the River

If you’re not sure what to buy someone in your life, browsing the range at Run to the River Eltham is a great place to start. This boutique store hosts a fun and colorful mix of body products, homewares, jewellery, apparel, and other gift options. Plus, with everything handmade, sustainable, and primarily Australian-made, you’ll be supporting an excellent organisation!



Shopping for someone who appreciates a bit of soul support? Shekinah in Eltham can offer all the enlightenment and divinity one could need. With crystals, books, cards, incense candles, and much more, this friendly team will be able to help you find a gift to awaken, heal, and transform.





Sportfirst Eltham

Give the athlete in your life a gift they’ll love with Christmas. Sportfirst Eltham can offer everything from quality sporting goods to apparel and accessories from all of Australia’s best brands. Help a loved one to start up a new hobby or take their skills to the next level by shopping here this festive season.




Still & All

Give a gift that can be treasured for many years to come. Still & All is a gorgeous art gallery in Eltham with a wide range of collections that could make for a gorgeous present. With fine art printing and framing, vintage wares, collectible curios, photography services, and art books, there is a lot to fall in love with at this premium boutique.


The Little Things in Life

With inspired gifts for the home, body, and soul, The Little Things in Life can offer some memorable present options. Their expansive range of giftware includes many Melbourne-made items, as well as various exotic pieces from India, Turkey, and Israel. Everything is ethically made, natural, and both environmentally and animal friendly. No matter the personal style of your loved ones, you’ll be able to find a gift they’ll adore.


Vyve Beauty & Wellness

Vyve helps Eltham locals make all their beauty and wellness dreams a reality. A gift voucher for this tranquil and welcoming salon will go a long way with anyone who likes a bit of pampering. Vyve offers plenty of traditional beauty treatments such as facials, hair removal, lashes and brows, spray tanning, and teeth whitening. However, they also provide various wellness services such as massage, meditation, Reiki, and energy sessions. Why not give someone the gift of beauty, rest, and relaxation this festive season?



Find More Hidden Gems in Eltham

At the end of the day, Christmas isn’t about the presents. This season is all about spending time with loved ones and showing them just how much they mean to you. Finding a gift they’ll cherish is just one of the ways to make this day special. By choosing to support local brands and businesses this year, you’ll be making this festive season a time for joy and celebration for not only your loved ones, but your entire local community. 

If none of the above stores offer quite what you’re looking for, there is no need to stress. With the significant growth of Eltham over the years, our lovely area can provide far more goods and services than you might assume. Take a look at the Eltham business directory to browse even more of the local businesses in the area. Whatever you need this holiday season, we’re sure that you won’t have to travel far to find it!