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Our ultimate guide to where to shop this Christmas online and in-store

Need to stuff a stocking? Be a Secret Santa? Win some brownie points with the mister or missus after a year of being naughty, not nice? Well, from cool-as-shit vinyl to online high fashion to gifts you can chew and swallow, we've got you sorted.

Online Christmas shopping

No time to play Santa this year? You don't even need to leave your desk for these Christmas shopping adventures. And it's not only ASOS!

Best markets

The savvy shopper will pick up a one-off trinket from one of Melbourne's many markets. From vintage frocks to jewellery, '70s vases, battered leather cases, fancy cigarette lighters and kitsch kitchenware. Get at it!

Weird shops

Be that person. That person whose gift gets passed around and peered at in admiration and awe. Because few people will have discovered the curio shops you've discovered...

Poster shops

Get a classic artwork, vintage map or an eye-popping '60s Pimms print – these poster shops will have every design you need to transform a room to something out of Mad Men/Warhol's Factory/Star Trek.

Jewellery shops

Resin, beads, silver, bronze, feathers, skulls, wood, porcelain... if you can sculpt it or thread it, one of Melbourne's talented designers will have transformed it into bespoke arm candy or ear adornment.

Specialist books

We'll point you in the direction of travel book shops, art emporiums, cook book collections and more. Sweep clear your coffee table, because you're going to need all that showing-off space.

T-shirt retailers

Whether you're a lone wolf or like to run with the pack, we've found the T-shirt den for you. Street designs, tour tees, biodegradable bamboo and pop culture in-jokes; click on to check out the best.

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