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7 Places to Buy Unique Souvenirs in Brisbane

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Updated: 17 July 2017
Gone are the days where souvenirs were tacky key rings and national animals stuffed with a flag in their paw. Souvenirs are really just about triggering a memory from your travels, so why not choose something with a little more class? Brisbane has so many great independent boutiques and shopping options, so we’ve got some great places that you can buy your creative souvenirs when you’re staying in Brisbane.

UGG

There’s nothing more ‘Australiana’ then a classic UGG boot. These sheepskin boots don’t come cheap, but they will last you a lifetime of winters. If once you slip your tootsies into them you can’t bear the thought of taking them out, get a more stylish pair that are suitable for public use.

UGG, Shop 2, 130 Queen Street, Brisbane, Australia +61 7 3003 0347

Artisan

Artisan is set in the heart of Fortitude Valley and is all about supporting artisans that make their product in Australia. You can find everything here from unique home wares, Australian fashion and handmade jewellery.

Artisan, 381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia +61 7 3215 0800

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GOMA

Not just a modern art gallery, the GOMA gift shop can get overlooked as a shopping destination, but it’s a fantastic place for art lovers to buy gifts and souvenirs. It’s not all art books, you’ll also find quirky gadgets and accessories.

GOMA, Melbourne St, South Brisbane, Australia +61 7 3840 7290

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Reverse Emporium

Nestled in South Brisbane’s Woolloongabba, Reverse Emporium is attached to the recycling store Reverse Garbage. The idea is that everything sold in the Emporium has been made by local artisans using up-cycled goods. You can find unique souvenirs like jewellery and home wares.

Reverse Emporium c/o Reverse Garbage, 20 Burke St, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia +61 7 3891 9744

Dinosaur Designs

This gem is an Australian icon founded in 1983. Dinosaur Designs is famous for resin wear and goods but now specialises in stunning metal wear and home wares. You’ll find this beautifully fit-out boutique in the trendy James Street precinct.

Dinosaur Designs, 60 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia +61 7 3161 3699

The Collective Store

A store in the southern suburbs of Brisbane by the bay, selling a variety of unique items made by crafters, designers and artists in Australia. You’re sure to find an interesting souvenir for your loved ones here.

The Collective Store, 104 Bay Terrace, Wynumm, Australia +61 7 3129 4606

Bee One Third

This Brisbane founded company has 110 rooftop bee hives spread throughout South East Queensland and New South Wales. They work closely with their local beekeepers to ensure an ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly business. You can find their honey at many gourmet retailers around Brisbane or online.

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