We’ve put together some of our favourite places to pick up that perfect something for you or someone special.
3 Little Gems you’ll only find here
Hidden in the Rosebud Industrial estate is the Olieve and Olie Skin Care Factory. This Mornington Peninsula family business produces wholesome, quality body products made from Australian grown olive oil - good for people and the planet. They also do great soap-making workshops!
Just around the corner you’ll find Blue Mini; Eatery Emporium and Events. This up-cycled ex-bowling alley is jam-packed with great gift ideas; from handmade toys for new babies to recycled steel sculptures to locally made hand crafted furniture and their own range of coffee roasted in house. You are sure to find something to take home!
For more gourmet gorgeousness find your way to the tiny Boundary Road shopping strip at the back of Dromana, it is here you will find Hamper Yourself. This boutique emporium is filled with all sorts of gourmet goodies that can be made into hampers for someone special – or pick out your favourite products for yourself.
Explore our villages with superb art galleries, boutique shopping and trendy cafes. Browse fashion boutiques, art galleries, gourmet food emporiums and designer homeware stores in seaside villages. Along Port Phillip Bay, try Mornington, Sorrento and the Dromana-Rosebud-Rye stretch of coastline. On Western Port Bay, visit Flinders and Balnarring.
“To market, to market, to buy a…”
You will find just about anything you could want! Weekend markets are great places to connect with local food producers, artists and crafts people. Two of the best markets and longest running on the Peninsula are the Red Hill Community Market held on the first Saturday of the month and the Mornington Racecourse Market held on the second Sunday of the month. Allow yourself sometime to wander the isles, chat with local farmers and food producers, stock up on handpicked and handmade goodies that will make your tastebuds dance. Keep an eye out for handcrafted jewellery and fashion, homewares, crafts and sculptural pieces. Make sure you bring your basket or backpack to fill with all your purchases.
So really, there’s simply no excuse not to get out and explore.
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