With only a few weeks until Christmas, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed on where to start shopping. But stress no more! As we have compiled a hit list of the top-tier places to get your gifts for those people who ‘don’t want anything’ (lies!). Go forth and utilise our (festive) Friday Five – last-minute Christmas gift ideas!

🍎Tassie made

‘Tis the season to support local, and in Hobart, we’re spoilt for choice! Explore Lily & Dot, the ultimate gift-shopping destination! Whether it’s felt plushies, local art, or handmade jewellery, you’ll find it here – they even do gift wrapping! Venture across the road to the iconic CWA Gift Shop, your one-stop shop for all your baked goods and hand-knitted items! Grab a Christmas pudding and a tea cozy for that someone special and feel wholesome. 

Next on your list is Troublesmiths, who have amazing-smelling products all handmade in Tassie to support a great cause! Troublesmiths are a local Tasmanian youth social enterprise that focus on personal growth through work experience and crafting. They make candles, lip balms, soaps, bath salts, and more!

Then, check out the 100% Tasmanian-made gift shop Tassie Makers Market. This locally-owned store is a treasure trove of giftware, jewellery, homewares, art, and garden accessories. 


Want to give a gift that keeps on giving? Make it sustainable this festive season by diving into the treasure trove that is the Hobart City Mission Op Shop! You never know what knick-knacks you’ll find! Plus 100% of City Mission’s profits support Hobart City Mission’s work, helping those in our community who need it most. Shopping with City Mission Op Shops is a win for the environment, the community, and for you! 

Why not hit the thrift and vintage shops to get that extra unique gift? Check out Deadly Sisu, Next Stop Vintage, Rollin’ Rollin’, Hello Gorgeous Vintage, Finders, just to name a few!

💿The Sound of Music

Share the joy of music this Christmas by giving the gift of song! First stop is Suffragette Records, a unique and charming family-run record store celebrating music made by women. They stock new and preloved records, CD’s, and cassettes recorded by women that will cater to everyone’s taste.

Next up, Tommy Gun Records, explore new and second-hand vinyl, CD’s, turntables, music accessories, and Tasmania’s largest range of music tees. A great place to grab a gift for the music collector in your life. 

And don’t forget to make a pit stop at the iconic Music Without Frontiers – a Hobart institution. Immerse yourself in their vast collection of both new and pre-loved vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and more. 


Memories last a lifetime! Give your loved ones something they’ll never forget with an experience voucher!

Treat the little ones to a whimsical Faerie Tea Party at The Faerie Shop! Perfect for children aged 4 and up, these fully catered and hosted parties include enchanting stories, sparkling wishes, fun games with prizes, and a magical faerie feast.

We all have a friend that could use some extra TLC. Why not gift them a voucher to Boutique Brows & Body to help them feel relaxed, Indulged and Pampered? Or what about a treatment package from The Sanctuary at Alceme? From soothing saunas to rejuvenating LED facials, Alceme offer a range of indulgent experiences that will please even the biggest of Grinches.

Gift the joy of creativity with a voucher for a Paint ‘N’ Sip session at Archaica Schola. Because who needs an excuse to have a dabble at painting with your mates over a cheeky vino or two.

🍫Sweet tooth

You’d be hard-pressed to find a friend who doesn’t love chocolate, so why not give a sweet little treat for Christmas? And Hobart has plenty of local chocolate dealers that provide the goods. Augustus Chocolates specialise in handmade gourmet chocolates in beautiful packaging.  Or Norman & Dann, located in the heart of Salamanca, where you’ll find handmade chocolates, truffles, pralines, confectionary tea, and coffee. Lastly, Coal River Farm, who offer glorious chocolate-filled hampers, bars, bites, and melts. They even have chocolates in the shape of Santa Claus! 

Get into the festive spirit and support local this Christmas! 🎄