Backstreet Christmas Day 9: Christmas Drinks


There’s always plenty of champagne and six packs in our family fridge for Christmas (and usually heaps left over for New Year’s celebrations) but here are some local tipples you might like to bring home to the family this year. Cheers! 

Backstreet Christmas Day 8: For the chocoholics


Eating chocolate on Christmas morning has become one of those accidental traditions in our household - check out these locally made chocolate treats for your sweet tooth!

Backstreet Christmas Day 7: Kids and Furbabies


Locally made gifts and goodies for the children in your family, whether they be two-legged, four-legged, or otherwise!

Backstreet Christmas Day 6: Jewellery


Tis the season where everything sparkles! Check out these local creators of lovely jewellery:

Backstreet Christmas Day 5: For the Home


For artwork you can eat off, drink from, or hang on the walls to admire every day, look no further than the brilliant Brisbane artists below!

Backstreet Christmas Day 4: Tea & Coffee

When I was growing up, the kettle was always boiling, especially in the holiday season – people dropped in for a cup of tea, friends came over for playdates, and I assume mum and dad drank their fair share of coffee to deal with our school holiday enthusiasm. Cups of tea and mugs of coffee brought people together over dining room tables and kitchen benches and patio couches, and not much has changed when I go home for Christmas as an adult. Whether you are looking for a gift for a cuppa-lover or just need a boost to finish your Christmas shopping, Brisbane’s leaf lovers and caffeine fiends can sort you out.

Backstreet Christmas Day 3: Fashion & Accessories



Brisbane is home to so many incredible creatives making incredible things – if you love being able to wear the art you invest in (and which are often small batch or unique, one-off pieces) this list might be a good place to start.

Backstreet Christmas Day 2: Books, Comics, Zines


The written (and printed) word is one of the most important things in my life, and bookstores (and comic book stores) are my happy place. If you’re looking for new releases, new copies of old favourites, magazines, comics and zines…Brisbane has an awesome range of independent stockists and sellers who are really knowledgeable and can provide great recommendations if you’re looking for the perfect gift.