Tis the season to gift your loved ones something thoughtful that will leave a lasting memory! And what's better than a considerate experience that is ethical and local?! Ditch the generic or mass-produced gifts; Support your local community this gifting season and enjoy all the amazing creations and fun activities Melbourne has to offer!
As Melbournians ourselves, we've curated a list of our favourite Melbourne experiences for you so that you can gift the ultimate ethical local gifts and experiences to your loved ones. Keep reading to explore our selection of ethical gifts & fun experiences you can find in the city!
1. Surprise your favourite person in the world with a matching Infinite Bracelet experience!
Do you remember friendship bracelets? Well instead of a loose piece of string that disintegrates over the summer, opt for our stunning Infinite Permanent Welded Bracelets instead! These stunning 14K Solid Gold chains are definitely not cheesy! And whilst the relationship between Bartise and Nancy in the most recent season of Love is Blind didn't work out, we had to admit that their permanent welded bracelets moment was super cute! At S-kin Studio Jewelry, we can weld you gorgeous Infinite Bracelets on you in just minutes!
How does it work? After booking an Infinite Appointment online, arrive to your selected appointment time 15 minutes early so you can pick & design your very own Infinite Bracelet! We have a range of 14K Solid Yellow or White Gold bracelet chains, Alphabet Letter Charms, and other charms to choose from!
Once you're happy with the look, we'll seat you down at our welding station, pop on a pair of welding sunglasses, cut our solid gold chain to fit your wrist, then weld the bracelet together for you. Taadaa! So cute as matching bracelets for sisters, mother-and-daughter, best friends, couples, and even as a corporate gifting session.
Book your S-kin Studio Infinite Appointment here. Anklets available for an additional fee of $40.
2. Gift them an experience to stay over in a cool Airstream Hotel that isn't really a hotel
Previously known as Hotel Notel, HOTEL NO is an experience where you get to sleep in unique airstreams on a rooftop in the middle of the city. It is the perfect place to stay when exploring Melbourne’s winding laneways, top-class restaurants, the city’s hidden gems! The unique urban oasis offers you the comfiest nights sleep and properly prepares you for another day of adventures in Melbourne!
Apparently there is no concierge or clear instructions to enter the hotel either, so this hidden gem will require some escape room intuition to get into! 😂 Make it an adventure for you and your best friends! Book a night here.
3. Get them an Orbitkey key organiser to keep all their keys from dangling.
A local start-up that was successfully funded as a crowd-sourcing project, Orbitkey is now taking the world by storm with their clever organisation products. Popularly known for their Key Organiser, keep your key stack quiet and mix & match your Orbitkey with their minimal add-on accessories to fit your lifestyle. They even offer customisation options to make it one of a kind!
Have a look at Orbitkey's range of organisational products here. Opt for their Vegan Cactus Leather pieces.
4. Gift them a floating picnic experience to see Melbourne from a completely different angle — on a GoBoat at Yarra River.
Take turns to be your own captain and see more of Melbourne in an eco-friendly GoBoat! Make it an epic picnic party (of maximum 8 people) with BYO food & drinks. Best part is, GoBoat is a state-of-the-art Danish-designed boat that guarantees no fumes or emissions! They are made from recycled materials, has electric engines so they make no noise, and they only go at slow speeds to prevent extreme splashing or chances of capsizing!
Be sure to check the weather app before you book your sessions online as you definitely don't want to get rained out! They get really busy on the weekend, especially on bright sunny days, so be sure to book ahead. Book a GoBoat here.
5. Gift your loved one a sustainably-made & durable July luggage.
Does your friend like traveling? Or perhaps you've watched them absolutely demolish their suitcase of 10 years? If so, then its probably time to upgrade to July! Sustainable and long-lasting, July promises that their luggage's are at a fraction of the traditional price and are on a mission to stop the cycle of single use travel accessories.
Not only will your gifted luggage and carry-on products be very durable, your friend will now look stylish af when they are traveling! Available in minimal and aesthetic colourways, spotting your luggage on the conveyer belt will never be easier! You can even customise their suitcase with a picture of their pet or have their initials printed on it!
Tap here to shop a July luggage.
6. Pimp their ears and book them a piercing appointment with gorgeous ethically-made 14K Solid Gold piercing jewelry!
Instead of gifting your friend a piercing appointment just anywhere, gift them an elevated piercing experience at S-kin Studio Jewelry!
Imagine this: Your friend gets to sip on sparkling, browse our beautiful 14K Solid Gold piercing earrings, and have a gorgeous view of the Melbourne city right before they get pierced in the ear. Each of our piercing earrings have been uniquely designed for all the different types of ear piercings one can get!
7. A nice gift card to one of the quirkiest shops in Melbourne CBD—QVWC.
Still looking for a gift for your loved ones but genuinely not sure what to get? Give them the gift of choice with a very special and unique gift card from the Queen Victoria Women Centre. Made locally by women makers, you're loved one will be sure to find something special as they discover pretty prints, handmade trinkets, funky candle shapes, and so much more!
Plus, 100% of the profit goes back into the Queen Victoria Women's Centre and supporting Victorian Women through their creative and community projects!
Sounds interesting? Shop a QVWC gift card here.
We hope you found a lovely experience!
Whether it is for a surprise, for an upcoming anniversary, or just out of thoughtfulness, we hope this list helps you with your Melbourne made or experience gift-shopping.
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Love, Anna May from the S-kin Studio Team 💖