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Bridesmaids Gifts: Local Edition

Elsie Adamo

Looking for the perfect gift for your bridesmaids?

Whether it’s for the stylish, creative or homebody bridesmaid, we have some lovely local store suggestions to help you find something amazing to thank them for all their time, work and for having your back.

Kin Gallery


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This is THE spot for jewellery loving bridesmaids. Kin Gallery stock a wide variety of jewellery and silverware representing Australian artists, many from the ACT. No matter what tastes you are buying for, you are sure to find a beautiful and individual piece. Be careful though – we know from personal experience just how hard it is to get out of this store without falling in love with a piece for yourself!

What: KIN Gallery
When: Thursday-Friday 11-4, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-3
Where: The Hamlet, Lonsdale Street Braddon
Web: kingallery.com.au


Image via www.facebook.com/thehivelonsdalest

Image via www.facebook.com/thehivelonsdalest

Hive is the perfect store to find some beautiful ceramics for the bridesmaid who likes to play hostess. Stocking homewares, giftware, and jewellery along with Hive’s comprehensive range of ceramics, the store also stocks charming cards and gift wrapping supplies perfect for the finishing touches of your gift.

What: Hive
Where: 58/30 Lonsdale St, Braddon
When: Weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends 10am-4pm
Web: www.facebook.com/thehivelonsdalest

Meet Gather Collect


Photo by Rachael Cunningham.

A HerCanberra favourite, Meet Gather Collect is the spot to pick up gifts for the homebody bridesmaid. Filled with a collection of locally made jewellery, prints, bed linen and homewares, the boutique also stocks beautiful custom Canberra made furniture to fit any style of home.

What: Meet Gather Collect
Where: Aranda Shops, 68 Bandjalong Crescent, Aranda
When: Open Wednesday-Friday from 10-5 and weekends from 10am-4pm
Web: www.meetgathercollect.com.au

Timber & Tailor



If you have a Bridesmaid who loves individual pieces, Timber and Tailor is the way to go. They have a selection of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass, lighting, prints, timber products and other items such as tea and plants. Reserve a decent amount of time for Timber & Tailer, as it may take a while to properly look at each piece available and make a shortlist for the perfect gift. HerCanberra has spent some time instore if you need some suggestions!

What: Timber & Tailor
Where: 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
When: Tuesday – Thursday 11am to 5pm Fri – Sat 11am to 8pm Sun 11am to 5pm.
Web: timberandtailor.com

Miss Winks


Photo by Martin Ollman.

Miss Winks in Braddon stocks jewellery, body creams, and a selection of lingerie. If you have a bridesmaid who loves feminine, delicate pieces, this is a great store to hit up. Can’t decide? The store offers gift vouchers too.

What: Miss Winks
Where: 5/26 Elouera St, Braddon
When: Open Monday and Saturday 10am-2pm, Wednesday-Friday 10am-5.30pm, closed Tuesday and Sunday
Website: www.misswinks.com

Shop Girl Flower Girl


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Shop Girl Flower Girl should be the number one stop for the floral loving bridesmaid. Whatever day you go in, they are sure to have some beautiful arrangements to go with any gift. As well as the florist, the store also stocks some lovely jewellery, leather goods, hand creams and clothing – all with a focus on Australian made or designed items.

What: Shop Girl Flower Girl
Where: 1/13 Edgar Street Ainslie, 2602 Canberra, Australia
When: Weekdays 9.30am – 5.30pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm
Web: www.instagram.com/shopgirlflowergirl


Elsie Adamo

Elsie originally hails from South Australia but after almost five years in the Capital likes to consider herself now as a local. A student at ANU she keeps herself busy on campus with student societies and now interning at HerCanberra. Her great loves include sitcoms, podcasts, bookstores, cider, brunch and online shopping. More about the Author