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Objects of affection – Edward Street Brisbane’s guide to gifting luxury this Valentine’s Day

The most romantic day of the year is just a few sleeps away so it’s time to toast true love with a little something special. This year, take a break from the chocolate boxes and say "be mine" with thoughtful keepsakes. We’ve teamed up with the heart of Brisbane’s shopping district – Edward Street Brisbane – to curate a luxury gift guide so you can spoil your main squeeze this Valentine’s Day. more

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No time, no worries – last-minute Christmas gift ideas (that don’t seem last minute)
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No time, no worries – last-minute Christmas gift ideas (that don’t seem last minute)

There are two kinds of people when it comes to Christmas shopping. You’ve got your smug early shoppers, with their carefully thought-out lists who, in the week leading into Christmas, already have their presents bought, wrapped and sitting pretty under the tree. And then we have the other kind who, given you opened this article, is most likely you. Fear not last-minute shopper, for your gift giving can still be very personal and thoughtful – even if you bought it two days before Christmas. We’re here to help with our list of last-minute Christmas ideas that don’t seem last minute. more

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Sky-high dining, spectacular shows and quirky gifts – Brisbane Powerhouse has your festive shopping sorted
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Sky-high dining, spectacular shows and quirky gifts – Brisbane Powerhouse has your festive shopping sorted

It's December, folks. That means we've got less than a month to finish our festive shopping, get everything wrapped up and placed neatly under the Christmas tree before Santa starts making his rounds on December 25. If you're at a loss on what to get someone special in your life, let us bring your attention to Brisbane Powerhouse. Offering something for the fashion, food, arts or music lover in your life, this Brisbane Powerhouse gift guide is sure to provide the perfect pressie for your loved one. more

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Give the gift of luxury with this ultimate Christmas gift guide from Edward Street Brisbane
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Give the gift of luxury with this ultimate Christmas gift guide from Edward Street Brisbane

If you're looking for something a little more luxe this Christmas, then stroll no further than Edward Street Brisbane, one of Brisbane City's most sophisticated shopping spots. From beloved international brands to celebrated independent boutiques, Edward Street Brisbane is the perfect place to discover something extra special to tick off your loved ones' wish list. This Christmas, the inner-city shopping destination is overflowing with gifts – whether you're searching for your partner, family, friends or you're looking to treat yourself (go on, you deserve it!). The precinct has even curated its own luxury gift guide to assist with your Christmas gifting – here are some of our top picks ... more

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Turn your back on bacne with Plendi's Outback Mud Mask
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Turn your back on bacne with Plendi’s Outback Mud Mask

We love summer for the warmer weather but we also hate the season for some of the gross, sweaty effects of humidity. A key one being body acne, which can appear on the back, chest, butt, legs, and bikini line. If you're keen to summer-proof your skin, say hello to Plendi's multipurpose masking treatment helping you say buh-bye to body acne and folliculitis – the Outback Mud Mask. more

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Getting your Christmas list ticked off early? Cookit gift boxes will impress the culinary whiz in your life
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Getting your Christmas list ticked off early? Cookit gift boxes will impress the culinary whiz in your life

Look, it's time to face the cold, hard truth – Christmas is going to be here before we know it. If you're eager to get a head-start on your festive shopping, we've sniffed out a new present idea and they're called Cookit gift boxes. These vibrant packages are filled with a coffee-table-ready cookbook and some seriously cute kitchen essentials that will put a smile on the dial of the Nigella, Jamie or Gordon in your life. more

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Mates Rates is the new platform offering a cheeky discount on Australian-owned and operated brands
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Mates Rates is the new platform offering a cheeky discount on Australian-owned and operated brands

Cozzie Livs is making a lot of things hard at the moment, one being conscious consumerism. We try our best to shop sustainably but with price increases on just about everything (feeding your family for under $10 is well and truly a thing of the past), it's proving more difficult than ever to shop in a way that makes a positive social, environmental or economic impact. Enter Mates Rates, an online membership platform connecting consumers with a curation of Australian-owned and operated brands – and offering conscious consumers an enticing discount. more

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Édito, a new boutique showcasing elegant European labels, opens on James Street
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Édito, a new boutique showcasing elegant European labels, opens on James Street

While James Street is already home to a killer cadre of fashion boutiques, further along the glitzy strip – up towards New Farm – sits a treasure trove that's stocking some of Europe's most sought-after labels. Édito is stocking a finely curated range of timeless, colourful and playful pieces for your body and your home. Next time you're shopping up a storm on James Street, wander up a little further for some absolute gems. more


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Make your big day even more special with these lavish wedding gifts from Edward Street Brisbane
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Make your big day even more special with these lavish wedding gifts from Edward Street Brisbane

With RSVPs flooding inboxes and wedding pictures taking over our social-media feeds, it might seem like everyone is getting hitched at the moment. If you're on the hunt for luxe wedding gifts, Edward Street Brisbane is where to stop, drop and shop. The street has emerged as Queensland’s most prestigious and exciting retail precinct – and with stores like Cartier and Hermès, you can see why. If you're eager to celebrate yours or your nearest and dearest's special day, Edward Street Brisbane is full of glamorous gifts. Here are some of our top picks ... more

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Sparkling gems and chic accessories – find the perfect gift for Mum with Edward Street Brisbane's Luxury Mother's Day gift guide
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Sparkling gems and chic accessories – find the perfect gift for Mum with Edward Street Brisbane’s Luxury Mother’s Day gift guide

Mums have a pretty tough but rewarding role. They bring you into this world, raise and help mould you into the human being you are today and fill your life with love, care and let's be real, Sunday roast leftovers. Sunday May 14 is Mother's Day – a whole day dedicated to mums and giving back to the person that birthed you. Helping you to secure the perfect present for your mama bear is The City's stylish shopping precinct Edward Street Brisbane, which has curated its own Mother's Day gift guide that is sure to get you in Mum's good books. Here are six our of favourite picks ... more

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Avalon Florals adds a bit of colour to Brunswick Street with its vivid bouquets and gifts
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Avalon Florals adds a bit of colour to Brunswick Street with its vivid bouquets and gifts

Much like how a cluster of flowers in an eye-catching vase can do wonders for brightening up any space, a similarly fetching florist can enliven a dull streetscape. On Monday June 7, an overlooked stretch of Brunswick Street on the fringe of Fortitude Valley scored a new resident in the form of Avalon Florals – an alluring repository of brilliant bouquets and home-enriching wares. more

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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart's content at Brisbane City's most unique boutiques
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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart’s content at Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques

Brisbane City offers a treasure trove of hidden shopping gems – from pen shops nestled inside heritage-listed arcades and subterranean skate shops to stylish streetwear boutiques and iconic record stores. We have rounded up five of Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques for next time you find yourself wandering around The City with some time to kill and cash to spare. It’s time to indulge in a bit of retail therapy … more

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Treat a mate, date or client to a basket of goodies with help from Australian Gourmet Gifts
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Treat a mate, date or client to a basket of goodies with help from Australian Gourmet Gifts

With birthdays, anniversaries, house warmings, baby showers, corporate events and more festivities popping up like Whac-A-Moles, it's seems like we're always out shopping for gifts. To save you a bunch of time and effort, enlist the help of Australian Gourmet Gifts, which boasts a bounty of luxe yet affordable gift hampers that can be delivered fast. Whether you're gifting on behalf of your boss or you're looking to treat your loved one to a celebratory present, here are a few hampers worth putting in your basket ... more

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Baby-shower gift sorted – shop a super-cute curated selection of bub-friendly goodies at online store Metro Baby
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Baby-shower gift sorted – shop a super-cute curated selection of bub-friendly goodies at online store Metro Baby

Is it just us, or are the storks working overtime at the moment? It seems lately that there has been quite the baby boom going on and our calendars are filled with showers, gender-reveal parties and first birthdays. Each celebration calls for a new tot-friendly gift and if you're on the hunt for that perfect present, we think it's worth taking a look at one-stop online baby shop Metro Baby. Need some inspo first? Here are a few gift ideas that are as practical as they are adorable ... more

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Don't know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you
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Don’t know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you

Christmas is next week, folks, and we are starting to get shopper’s anxiety. Quell your worries with a trip to inner-city shopping strip Edward Street Brisbane, which boats a top-tier line-up of luxurious brands that make festive gift giving easy. Whether you are on the hunt for your smartly dressed mate, something mind-blowing for your special someone or you’re looking to pamper yourself with some serene spa treatments, this shopping precinct has you sorted! more

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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year
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The Christmas gift guide: what to buy the ones who have everything this year

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Christmas brings festive fun, holidays, some seriously good food and of course – presents! If you'd rather not be stuck at your local shopping centre on Christmas eve scrambling for last-minute gifts, then we have a few ideas on what you can get your loved ones, mates and colleagues – no matter what they are into. more