We Love KB Blog

17th December 2016

Give LoKAL Gifts this Christmas!

Ahhh yup it’s a week before Christmas and we’re no where near organised… How about you? Fear not, dear reader, We Love KB has hit the streets to bring together a gift guide for all tastes and budgets, we’ve even got present ideas for people who say they don’t want one.  Self-proclaimed food snobs, kids, adventurers and home bodies are all catered for.

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Gifts for Foodies…

Coffee beans from Just a Little Cafe – really awesome tasting blend, and you can get next day pickup on these if you want a special type. They also buy in awesome decaf beans if you have an aversion to caffeine.

Owl pot holders from Fossick Handmade – guys, they stop your hands from getting burnt AND they look like owls. So multi-functional!

Binduli Wines bottle of port (literally so delicious, you have to try this)

Sai’s Copper Bowl dinner – Western and Indian menus and it’s BYO now!

Cava tapas feast – our faves are the classic patatas bravas, and the beef tartare

Pizza board from Chunky Timber Co – made out of the top of an old wine barrel which is pretty awesome. These boards have a dual purpose – chop up your pizza with the sharp edge, then serve on the board!

Beer tasting paddle from Beaten Track Brewery – blindfold them and take them to the brewery for a tasting! Also they serve pizza there now so you can make a night of it. Best to book ahead.

Brunch date at Just a Little Cafe – if you like a healthy heart: smoothie bowl or chia pudding. If your stomach is more powerful: eggs benny on a freakin CROISSANT.

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For the friend who thinks they’re royalty…

Hamper from Fossick Handmade – a gorgeous selection of fun treats and special gifts, all wrapped up beautifully. They will also make custom ones for you.

Kimono dressing gown from Indulge Cosmetics & Fragrance – ultimate royalty outfit. If you buy this you have to take a picture of you wearing it whilst casually splayed on a chaise lounge with cucumber slices over your eyes.

Jewellery from Natural Gold Nuggets & Jewellery – dripping with royalty. They have awesome local gold jewellery here and also really awesome minerals and geodes and stuff. So pretty.

Gravity hair cut – pampered from head to toe.

EM Potts & Co piece – Kalgoorlie-designed garments made in WA. Impossible? Nope. These are all stunning.

Flower head piece from Fossick Handmade – all royal princes and princesses are required to wear a flower crown at all times.

Cluse watch from Raw BTQ – so stunning and also, they tell you the time! Multi-purpose!

Bow tie and suspenders from Live Footage – you’ll be the MOST dapper-dressed in Kalgoorlie, guaranteed.

Napoleon Perdis Christmas pack from Indulge Cosmetics & Fragrance – if you’re into makeup you’ll love this little pack. Lots of awesome colours and it’s great value.

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For the adventurous spirit…

Running gear from Sportspower – they have some mad sales racks at the moment if you’re on a budget, otherwise go all out and get some brilliant runners to take you up Nanny Goat Hill.

Goldfields Revitalise treatment – to knead out the muscles after a big adventure!

Goldfields Air Services flight lesson – YOU CAN GET FLIGHT LESSONS IN KALGOORLIE this sounds like the funnest thing ever and if you want to gift one back to us we don’t mind we’ll accept it thank you very much

Golden Quest Discovery Trail book from The Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold Visitor’s Centre – this is the best for adventuring further around the Goldfields! Heaps of history and hidden gems, as well as an audio guide to listen to on the roadtrip. Really great way to spend a few weekends over Summer. You can ask the knowledgable team at the centre about road closures and where the swimming spots are while you’re there!

Cool swimwear from Kalgirly – since moving to a bigger premise on Hannan Street, Toni has a huge range for all ages. They have awesome round mandala towels here, perfect for our super hot Summers in Kal! (they also double as a picnic blanket)

Stussy activewear from Noble – the society – this is not your average activewear…it comes in leopard print and everything!

Swell water bottle from RAW BTQ – perfect to keep drinks hot or cold, and major bonus points because it doesn’t leak (yisss)

Cool minerals from Natural Gold Nuggets & Jewllery – these are so pretty and awesome! Perfect to have  a piece of the Goldfields in your home. Remember your adventures with an awesome little present for a mate. Or yourself. 

Layby a flight to somewhere exotic at Helloworld Cruise & Travel – yes you can layby flights here. Awesome! If you wrapped up the layby receipt with a little info booklet about the place you’re going this would be a very cool present. Also lasts way longer than an object – memories are forever!

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For the cozy-blanket-cup-of-tea kind of friend…

Book or CD from Collins Bookstore – really brilliant selection including a mini ABC shop and free gift wrapping! woooo.

Painting from Bush Blossom Gallery – amazing selection of local art and artefacts here. The best thing is you can get tiny paintings for like $10 but also enormous paintings for a thousand bucks. Whatever your budget, they have some incredible work in this gallery.

Framed picture from Black Crow Studio – from small matted prints for $30 all the way up to giant custom framed photos, this is a one-stop for gifts. Lots of beautiful art for sale here which is ready to go, or you can also get them to print up something personal for you.

Nom Nom candle from the Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold Visitor Centre – all natural Australian scents, locally made, and very cozy.

KB Community Garden membership – what a fun idea! They host sessions every Sunday and you can go down to Hammond Park and tinker around and help out planting stuff. So great.

Super cute jelly planter from Fossick Handmade – Fossick have a great range of planters and vases by Aussie homewares designer, Angus & Celeste.

Biophilia locally made tea from Just a Little Cafe – our favourite is the Ginger Blush, but there are heaps there. These are also sold at Go Vita where there is slightly more selection.

Cool geode thing from the Museum of the Goldfields – SO PRETTY. Also they have healing powers and stuff. Team it with a crystal book for a great little present.

Carriages Restaurant – dinner with a friend – Mouth watering steaks at this place. Best night ever.

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For the old school glamourous…

Silk scarf from Simply Gorgeous Gifts & Homewares – lots of different styles and they’re locally dyed!

Silk flowers from InBloom Floral Design & Gifts or Daphne Florist– the best thing about silk flowers is a) you can’t kill them, b) they look stunning forever, c) you can get awesome varieties in Kalgoorlie.

Wine rack from Chunky Timber Co with a bottle of special Binduli Wines white or dessert wine with suspended gold nugget – so glam. So special. So local. Everything about this is yes please.

Local jewelry from Goldfields Arts Centre – heaps of cool stuff for sale, just next to the Box Office at the GAC. all locally made!

A membership to Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club – cruise through the gate at any race meet and gain access to the member’s bar. Never wait in line at the bar in those towering heels again. Totally worth it!

Gold nugget from Natural Gold Nuggets & Jewellery – classic Kalgoorlie and will be a special gift to keep forever.

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For the tiny humans…

Old fashioned lollies from Simply Gorgeous Home & Giftware (also has teddy bears and trinkets) – wrap everything individually if you have the patience, a great way to look like they’re getting heaps of presents but you actually didn’t have to sell your Nan to afford it all.

Goldfields Air Services scenic flight over Super Pit, Nickel Smelter and pipeline including commentary – SO FUN.

Hi-vis mining shirt from Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold Visitor Centre – imaging how many likes you’re going to get on the Instagram post featuring parent/child matching hi-vis shirt photos.

Craft stuff from Chez’s Crafty Affair – this is a double present if you take them to the store and let them pick out the stuff they want, because the store is enormous and they’ll be occupied for an hour looking at stuff.

Amazing megashakes and make your own Pancakes from Bliss Cafe at Hannan’s Boulevard – fun and messy! All the best kid things at once!

Movie vouchers from Orana Cinemas – some bangers coming out over Christmas, make sure you go and utilise the best aircon in Kalgoorlie.

New bathers from Kalgirly – they have tiny bathers there with watermelons on them. Get on it.

Sweet as tiny snapbacks from RAW BTQ – if your tiny human is super cool, or you just want them to look super cool.

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For the one always ready for a boogie…

Lot 35 cocktails – it’s really nice looking in this place and the cocktails are solid. Its location means you can either head down to Judds or up to the Exchange for the rest of your night.

Thairapy hairdo – get ready for a night out with a fancy new trim!

Sheffields pizza oven hire – you can literally hire a pizza oven and someone to make pizza from it. In your backyard. SOMEONE MAKING PIZZA IN YOUR BACK YARD.

Superga sneakers from Noble – the society – way more practical to wear dancing than dumb strappy sandals. Treat yo feet guys.

Playsuit from RAW BTQ or Live Footage – very cute outfits here and all super on trend.

Paddy’s dinner and beers then on to the Exchange! – they have great live bands playing here on weekends so make a night of it!

Lush Body and Soul foot detox, sauna and massage – rid your body of toxins and get ready for NYE at the Gold Bar!

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For the one you just want to spend time with…

Zach-Harry’s burgers up at Mt Charlotte to watch the sunset – great burger, romantic spot, and the whole of Kalgoorlie at your feet. Literally what else do you need.

Mid week lunch at Lemongrass Thai & Vietnamese – they do super cheap lunch specials, and the food is fresh and so tasty. If you’re suffering from the heat, go full Thai and order dishes with 3 red chillis on their cute menu ‘heat index’.

Katherine Station dinner – this is a little restaurant within Best Western which is actually pretty cute. Go try it out.

Prime West Grill cocktails & and a fancy dinner before popping across the road for a movie at Orana Cinemas – date night set. Do it on a Wednesday to catch the latest Film Harvest offering!

Cheese knife and local pickled onions from Fossick Handmade, and a hamper of picnic stuff from O’Connor Fresh SUPA IGA (fresh bread yes please) – the best picnic ever! Take a hamper up to somewhere speccy (top of the museum headframe, Mt Charlotte, Nanny Goat Hill, Karlkurla lookout, parks…) and have the most Kalgoorlie picnic ever.

For the person that doesn’t want a gift but you still want to give them a gift…

Fuel card from Eagle Expresso – a really practical gift but something that makes a boring task like fuelling up extra fun because they won’t have to pay for it.

Coffee voucher from Relish Cafe – everyone likes a free Monday morning coffee.

Eat Pizza meal voucher – such good pizzas, and they deliver! Too easy.

Chopping board from Chunky Timber Co – these things are stunning, aged for two years then sanded back and polished with orange oil. All made from local recycled timber.

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