The Best Local Places To Go Christmas Shopping 

 November 18, 2021

You’ve made your list, now you’re checking it twice but you don’t know exactly where to buy your friends and family’s gifts this Christmas. You’d like to find them each something special, something meaningful, something that doesn’t scream, ‘Hey, I ran out of ideas so I got you this Tattslotto gift pack,’ but you don’t know where to start? Well, start here, with Cornus Developments guide to all the amazing shopping destinations near our current projects to wrap up your Christmas shopping.

It’s our gift to you this silly season!

Have a look below at some of our favourites, make sure to check them out and support local:

Just around the corner from our Cornus OAKLEIGH project is:

Oakleigh Central;

  • Grab a pamper package from “Beauty and Brow”, “Organica Nails” or “Moda Hair”.
  • Know that special someone who loves homewares? Pop into “Lowes” or “Home Essentials” for the latest gadgets.
  • Visit the Marketplace Fresh section to get all the best ingredients for organising Christmas lunch.

Eaton Mall 

Not only known for its amazing food restaurants, Eaton Mall has an abundance of local shops to choose from:

  • Award-winning Giannis Jewellers has more than 30 years of experience in designing quality, custom-made pieces, as showcased in the shopfront windows.
  • Inter Clothing is a women’s fashion factory outlet in Oakleigh that offers a range of styles at fantastic prices.
  • Now that weddings are back, Isabella Fashions can help with finding that perfect outfit for the Mother of the Bride & Groom Outfits. 
  • You can never go wrong with flowers! Williams Florist are your local flower experts, providing decor for weddings as well as seasoned flowers for special gifts.
Eaton Mall Shops

A beautiful shopping strip, only walking distance from Cornus CARNEGIE, is Koornang Road . Have a wander down and check out these local gems:

  • ‘Serenity’ shares a passion for all things beautiful and unique, including jewellery, homewares, clothing and accessories. It’s a one-stop-shop!
  • ‘She Knows’ is a clothing shop for the woman who understands that life is too short to just wear black. Specialising in colourful and uplifting clothing pieces that will put a smile on your face.
  • Minta and Co Shop – It’s a mix of fashion, homewares, art, design and body and soul. It’s a bit of everything!
  • Saving the best till last at Lizzy’s Chocolate Creations – A family run business, Lizzy’s Chocolates has been a sweet lovers institution for over 35 years. You can never go wrong with chocolate as a gift!

We can’t go past Burwood Brickworks, which is only a 12 min walk from our Cornus La Frank BURWOOD project. 

It’s the perfect place to spend an hour or four! Traditionally, shopping centres can be enormous consumers of energy, however, Burwood Brickworks turns all of that on its head. Named as the world’s most sustainable shopping centre by International Living Future Institute, it’s definitely a spot you will want to check out.

Burwood Brickworks:

  • Dogue – Don’t forget your furry friends! Dogue Brickworks is a beautiful sustainable boutique and spa offering the highest quality care and extras for dogs.
  • The Source Bulk Foods – why not put together your own gift hampers. Embrace a better way to shop with good food, sourced locally. Offering an unparalleled range, supporting local farmers and promoting zero-waste. 
  • My Place Massage – There’s always someone who would appreciate a relaxing and healing massage? What better gift than a massage or foot spa! 
Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre

Last but certainly not least, visit Chadstone Shopping Centre. A hop skip and a jump away from our Cornus MALVERN EAST II project. 

With over 500 stores, it wasn’t easy but we’ve picked some of our favourites at Chadstone Shopping Centre:

  • Nike: For that sports enthusiastic friend. Nike has the latest range of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for all of their running and training needs.
  • Aesop: one of the best-scented stores you’ll ever enter, Aesop, specialise in skin care products, soaps, hair care products, fragrance and customised gift sets.
  • Build-A-Bear: A magical place, where dreams (and stuffed animals) are made. What exactly happens when you step into a Build-A-Bear Workshop store? You bounce, skip and giggle your way through our interactive bear-making stations, creating your very own personalised stuffed animal. Grab the kids, grandkids or nieces and nephews and treat them to the best Christmas gift ever!
  • Typo: For the teenager who has it all, you’ll always find something they love at Typo! Homewares, decor, lighting, games, drinkware, stationery, diaries, desk accessories, tech gear, bags, art, and crafting, they’ve got it all! 

If you’re in need of a last-minute Christmas present, there are plenty of stores around the corner from each of our projects that can help. Whether you want something special or unusual for someone who’s hard to shop for, these shops have got it covered.

At Cornus, we have carefully selected where to build our developments. Every location is in an attractive area with plenty of shops, restaurants and all the amenities you may require.

Happy holidays from your friends at Cornus Developments!

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