Upon reading about Happy Valley in The Design Files a few weeks before our trip, I knew I had to go. I wasn't let down: there were rows upon rows of great books, everything from classics to cooking; an abundance of quality gifts, ceramics, homewares and more. It was so beautiful I didn't want to leave (I actually went there twice within two days). If you're looking for something "Melbourne-esque" to take home as a gift and you aren't the type to shop at a tacky souvenir store, this is definitely your destination.
Lucky for those of us living outside of Melbourne, Happy Valley has an online store.