December is here which only means one thing – Christmas shopping time!

Shop local this Christmas and support small business. The Toowoomba CBD has exploded over recent years with a number of new fashion, gift and homeware boutiques opening up in the heart of the city. This year we have your Christmas shopping all wrapped up with gift ideas from some of our favourite boutiques that call the Toowoomba CBD home.


Little Chiefs Boutique | Shop 14/461 Ruthven Street Toowoomba

If you have a few little people to shop for this Christmas then Little Chiefs Boutique is your answer. Marissa started Little Chiefs Boutique a couple of years ago when she started her own family and found that she couldn’t buy particular children’s brands here in Toowoomba. Since then, this lifestyle store has grown and grown, now stocking an extensive range of children’s clothing, gifts and toys. You will even find something for mum with a beautiful selection of bath soaks, candles and lactation cookies. Here are Marissa’s top Christmas gift idea’s this festive season:

  1. Make Me Iconic Post Box – $89.95
  2. Kinderfeets Tiny Tots 2 and 1 Trike – $145
  3. Tiger Tribe Activities – $14.95 to $24.95
  4. Bobo & Boo Bamboo Dinner Ware – $26.95


Florence & Marabel | 12 Duggan Street Toowoomba

Owners of Florence & Marabel, Donna and Alex, are a fashionable duo who certainly have an eye for style. If you’re shopping for that stylish person who seems to have everything (there’s always one) than head straight to Florence & Marabel. An asset to the Toowoomba fashion scene, this store exclusively stocks brands such as Binny, Mela Purdie, Stevie May and Steele. With a range of styles from classic and timeless to today’s latest trends you’ll be guaranteed to find a gift for all ages. Plus, while you’re there pick up a new Christmas Day dress for yourself. Here are Donna & Alex’s top Christmas gift ideas from Florence & Marabel:

  1. Elms & King Bowery Wallet (range of colours) – $89.95
  2. Elms & King Dockland Cross Body Bag – $119.95
  3. Gioseppo Totes – $129
  4. Nicole Fendal Earrings – $89.00 to $119


Ivy Designer Collections | Shop 1/188 Margaret Street Toowoomba

Redeem yourself from last year’s gift giving and head to Ivy Designer Collections for your Christmas shopping. After all, everyone likes a little something to update their Summer wardrobe. Ivy Designer Collections has a range of clothing and accessories which will make perfect gifts this festive season. The clothing racks are brimming with designer labels you’d only expect to find in the big cities. Boasting brands such as Sass & Bide, Alice McCall and Bec and Bridge, it will be difficult to walk out without buying a little something for yourself (go on, it’s Christmas). Here are some great Christmas gift ideas which owner, Catherine, has picked this year:

  1. Dylan Kain Handbag – $340
  2. Cray Bands – $15
  3. Sass & Bide Earrings – $270
  4. Valley Chateau Sunglasses – $239.99
  5. Bec & Bridge Bikini – $100
  6. Estilo Emporio Espadrille Slides – $240


The Bungalow & Basket | Shop 4/400 Ruthven St Toowoomba

If you’re looking for a shop where you can tick a few items off your Christmas shopping list in one hit, head to The Bungalow & Basket. This homewares and gift store has something for everyone – mum, dad, sisters, friends, you name it. Owners, Sally and Jodi, stock items which allow their customers to buy two gifts for $50 because they know everyone has a budget. Here are Sally & Jodi’s top five Christmas gift ideas:

  1. Turkish Towels – $25 each
  2. Neighbourhood & Community Cook Books – $39 each
  3. Olieve & Olie Men’s Shaving Cream – $20
  4. Olieve & Olie Body Butter – $25
  5. Handmade Cassia Essentials Pouches – $35 each


All this Christmas shopping can be tiresome work, so when you’re finished why not reward yourself with a delicious gelato from Gelatissimo, right in the heart of the CBD on the corner of Ruthven and Margret Streets. Gelatissimo have put a festive twist on a classic this Christmas with their limited-edition flavour, SALTED CAMEL. It is a unique salted caramel gelato made with REAL camel milk topped with crunchy butterscotch baubles…yum!

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