This Christmas, more than any other, we’re all about supporting our community. There’s no better way to do that than by shopping directly with the small businesses in your area! 

So, while you’re making your list (and checking it twice) be sure to give these local precincts a squiz. We’ve even rounded up a few of our favourite stores you’ll find there!


  1. Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island: Cabana and Cabana Kids, Soho Girl, Theo & Joe
  2. Tedder Avenue, Main Beach: Callie’s Closet, Jay Pask, Lababa
  3. Marina Mirage, Main Beach: Holiday Clothing & Accessories, The Misses Bonney Australia, Tommy Bahama
  4. Brickworks, Southport: Honeysuckle Store, Kookai, St. Barts
  5. Chirn Place, Southport: Harper Lane Boutique, Elysian Home & Fashion, Elsewear Boutique


  1. Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise: Gypsy Wanderer, Novo, Universal Store
  2. Pacific Fair, Broadbeach: Mister Zimi, Sabo Skirt, The Trybe
  3. The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach: D2 Menswear, Style Collective, Cotton On Mega
  4. Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach: About A Girl, Local Knowledge, Alfred’s Apartment
  5. Robina Town Centre: Seed Kids, Dissh, Fast Times


  1. Gold Coast Highway, Miami: Bird on a Wire, Kira & Kira, Boardcave
  2. James Street, Burleigh Heads: Sean Scott Boutique, Emte, James and West
  3. Palm Beach Avenue: Modern Supply, Strange Days, Pennant Surf Store
  4. Cornerstone Stores, Tugun: Prae Store, Little Loves Studio, Kind Curations
  5. The Strand, Coolangatta: Endota Spa, Saltwater Silver, Beach N Beyond


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