We have all been guilty of letting the odd special occasion sneak up on us and being caught present-less. Buying gifts last-minute can be tricky at the best of times, especially when you need something personal and thoughtful to impress that special someone. As a saving grace, we have compiled a couple of options available at boutique stores in Perth to help you through your gift-buying dilemmas. You’re welcome!

Hello Houseplant

Buying for one of your plant-fanatic friends? Hello Houseplant is all about helping to create a personal indoor jungle. With free gift-wrapping, a fast and convenient delivery service, and the option to add on extra gifts such as a bar of Bahen & Co Chocolate or a bottle of Brave New Wine, it makes for a great last-minute gift option. You can browse their range online or pop into their Perth store to get a better vibe. A further boon to your buy, Hello Houseplant have partnered with One Tree Planted to aid bushfire affected areas by planting one new tree for every one plant purchased.

Blind date with a book

If you feel that you are up to the challenge of guessing what kind of books your loved one may want to read, consider a ‘blind date with a book’ from Elizabeth’s Bookshop. With locations in Fremantle and Perth, this second-hand bookshop pre-wraps a book and stamps a spoiler-free, ambiguous synopsis on the front (i.e. a crime novel as an emotional journey; you won’t see the twist coming) and then leaves the rest a fun mystery. It’s a great way to demonstrate that you know your friend’s taste in literature.

Artisanal Gift Boxes

If you are buying for someone who appreciates quality artisanal crafts and homewares, C+CO. Artisan Collective offer a range of gift boxes that include handmade items from local artists and artisans. Their range of gift boxes caters to a variety of needs from relaxation and pampering, to homeware and baby items. C+CO. have a store in Westfield Carousel, and they also offer online purchase with free collection in-store for your convenience. They also frequently host pop-ups around Perth so keep an eye out on their social media for the next event.

Speciality coffee beans

Perth is saturated with incredible specialty coffee roasters. One such store that is well-known for their mastery of coffee is Blacklist Coffee Roasters. Since their establishment in 2015, Blacklist has won national awards and been a local favourite with locations in both Subiaco and Welshpool. Both spots offer fresh coffee roasts for purchase, with a wide range of rare and high-end single origins. Your coffee-loving friends can have fun trying out some new brewing equipment like a V60 Drip.


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