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December 10, 2019

Christmas Gift Guide: King William Road edition

Streamline gift buying this year with a Christmas shopping crawl along Adelaide's premier inner-suburban retail and dining strip.

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Gifts for him

The saying ‘the clothes make the man’ rings true here with an abundance of quality-made suiting in the shop windows along King William Road.

Of course, it might be difficult to get something to fit perfectly head-to-toe, so why not consider a beautiful and seasonal linen jacket from Saville Row? For the less formal occasion or a more sports-than-sartorial oriented gent, you’ll find excellent access to casual and cool streetwear stores and sneakers on King William Road too.

Clockwise from above: Pomade and beard balm from Robbie’s Chop Shop; shirts and accessories from Move Over Menswear; Saville Row shopping; and caps and sneaks from Denim & Cloth






Gifts for her

King William Road has always been the top destination for Australian and international fashion labels. The unique, high street fashion stores like The Ark and Cable live here and nowhere else.

If supporting Australian-made and designed fashion is her thing, then you’ll be glad you came here, but if you’re not 100 per cent sure on her size then we’ve got lots of luxury gifts too. Indulge her with a gift certificate to one of the day spas available on King William Road, such as Endota, Swiss Wellness and Janesce.

Clockwise from above: Shirt and jacket from Eco-D; earrings from Ecru; GHD straightener from Price Attack; slides from Husk.







Gifts for kids

You’re definitely at the adults’ table now, but every grown up knows that the true spirit of Christmas lives in the stockings you stuff for the little ones in your life.

Whether you’ve got children yourself, or you’re an uncle or aunty, King William Road has gifts for the just-been-born through to the voice-is-about-to-break kids in your life.

Featuring premium labels such as Hux, Bebe and more, shopping for kids can look cool if you do it here. But if you’ve got a specific ‘Elf on the shelf’ request, head straight to Dymocks and don’t delay!

Clockwise from above: Favourite aunts and uncles give books from Dymocks; Hunter & Harper pinks; Hunter & Harper blues; summer-ready threads from Little Light






Gifts for the eco-conscious

There’s a good and growing trend in retail to limit negative environmental impacts wherever possible and switch to more planet-positive consumer practices. King William Road is home to some leading stores in the sustainability department.

Australian-made and sustainable products are a focus for HeyDay Store and Flourish Gift & Home.

What’s really great about a lot of the products in these two stores is the story they have to tell about what they are, where they’ve come from and the person who made them.

Clockwise from above: Feel-good shampoo from Flourish Gift & Home; self care the Heyday Store way; for the DIY war-on-waste warrior in your life (available at Dymocks); an at-home spa day via Salus from Flourish Gift & Home






Gifts for a foodie

Visiting Bottega Rotolo is a gift unto itself. This is where CityMag will be doing all our Christmas shopping on King William Road.

Home to many special products from overseas, Bottega Rotolo’s Christmas hampers are the perfect corporate or family gift for the gourmand in your life.

And don’t forget the bubbles for Christmas and New Year’s! Pop into one of the two cellar doors on King William Road – Fox Gordon and Tomich Wines – to pick up your summer hydration supplies direct from the makers.

Clockwise from above: Kitchen (and cookbook) essentials from Oscar & Willow; seasonal sweets from Bottega Rotolo; vessel and brew from Husk; all the best accoutrements a Christmas lunch could ask for, from Bottega Rotolo






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