There are some fantastic places to buy a unique and special gift for someone right here in Bendigo. Buy local and support your local business, artist, craftsperson or dressmaker.
View Point Handmade Gallery 13 View Point (opposite the fountain)
Gorgeous wares, made by the locals!
Beautiful soap from Urthly Organics, individual jewellery pieces from the likes of Melissa Urquhart, and Your Organ Grinder, as well as pieces from Villa Hunter and gorgeous clothing from Ineke Designs.
Part gallery, part retail space and part community hub.
Tuesday–Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday 11am-7pm and 11am-4pm weekends.
Hudsons Hub 78 Mitchell Street
Stocking local, national and international contemporary Pop Art, lowbrow art, pop surrealism and underground art, art and design books, vinyl collectible figures and ceramics.
Hudsons Hub holds exhibitions frequently too!
Tuesday–Thursday 11am-5:30pm, Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 10am-5pm
Sadly, Hudsons Hub closed in October 2012 – online store opening soon!
bob boutique 17 Williamson Street
“Cute and kooky things to warm your heart and make you smile”
Most of what you find at bob is both handmade and Australian made, with over 50 independent labels in store.
Monday & Tuesday 11am-3pm, Wednesday-Friday 11am-5pm and 11am-3pm weekends
Of course you can’t go past the Bendigo Pottery for quality ceramic tableware. Iconic, classy and that piece of Bendigo for you to take home; some hand-decorated. The pottery is just out of town at 146 Midland Highway, Epsom.
The gift shop at the Bendigo Art Gallery is pretty cool too.
Also check out The Square, Bendigo’s Handmade market, a beautifully organised event held at the Bendigo Town Hall each season. The next markets will be on:
- Saturday 16 June 2012
- Saturday 15 September 2012
- Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December 2012