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Window browsing may be out for now but Melbourne and Victoria's wineries, farms, fashion and design stores, gallery shops, bookstores and more are open for business. Click and order for delivery to your door and support small businesses.

Regional produce

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Head to Montalto winery's virtual store for a Mornington Peninsula Essentials box, replete with fresh veg, olive oil, take home meals, pantry items – and the gold bullion of household supplies: toilet paper. Add some home-baked lemon slice and other delish treats from Springhill Farm.

Stock up premium extra-virgin olive oil and gourmet condiments at Rich Glen Olive Estate in the Murray region, and keep chocoholics happy at Easter with delicious treats from Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.

Missing your Friday-night cheese board? Let the experts at Yarra Valley Dairy cater your grazing session.

In the High Country, try the range of fresh goat milk, goat's cheese and produce including jams, cider vinegar and smokehouse meats at Tolpuddle Goat Cheese.

You'll want some Mt Buffalo Olives to go with that extraordinary cheese platter, and perhaps a lick of honey from Walkabout Apiaries.

Zoom into an interactive experience with the help of High Country at Home. Get a box of products delivered straight to your front door, before hopping online for an immersive class hosted by talented makers of the region.

Happy hour @ home

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Bars may be temporarily shut but it's possible to keep your spirits high and support local business with a tipple direct from Victoria's cellar doors, breweries and distilleries.

Pick a selection of cool climate Pinot Noir from Gippsland's Dirty Three Wines, and Mornington Peninsula's Pt. Leo Estate. Pop the cork on some All Saints Estate Prosecco, fortifieds and table wines from the High Country, and add a gourmet hamper from their provedore arm, Indigo Food Co.

Great Ocean Road Gin will send you small-batch botanical distillations, and look for the Larrikin gin range from Ballarat's Kilderkin Distillery.

Keep the beer fridge happy with small-batch microbrews from Forrest Brewing Company, and add some crisp cider from Hart's Farm.

Stock up on your favourites; try something new – and pop a gift voucher in the cart for when cellar doors reopen.

Caffeine hits

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Working from home? You may want to brush up on your barista skills too. Melbourne and Victoria's roasters have you covered for caffeine, with deliveries of beans and essential equipment to get yourself brewing.

In Melbourne, maintain your morning espresso ritual with delivery from Jasper Coffee, Seven Seeds and Code Black Coffee Roasters.

Grind your own artisan, organic, single origin beans or order them ground and ready to brew.

The experienced roasters from Hello Coffee along the Great Ocean Road, Sixpence Coffee and Blynzz Coffee Roasters in the High Country, and Martin Street Coffee Roasters near Daylesford are there to keep Victorians fuelled cup by cup.

Farm to city

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A roll call of Melbourne grocers and restaurants are boxing up farm-fresh produce from their regular suppliers and delivering to your doorstep.

Check if your local grocer delivers online – chances are they now do – or sign up with delivery services such as Your Grocer, which source fresh produce, baked goods and meats from local businesses, including Queen Victoria Market, Prahran Market, Meatsmith and Dench.

Get cooking with fresh to-your-door fruit and veg from The Fruit Box, and fill the pantry with breakfast supplies such as free range eggs, milk, wholemeal bread and orange juice.

Add gourmet goods including baked pies, crumpets, sourdough bread and bone broth to an order from Ted's Grocer, and pop some flowers in with your fruit and veg from Biviano and Sons.

Magic wardrobe

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Need a killer wardrobe for work Zoom meetings, virtual wine times and working out in your loungeroom?

Many of Melbourne's designers have relaxed online returns policies, giving greater flexibility to make sure the shoe (or trousers) fit. 

Fill your cart with much-loved independents and local retailers including Obus, Kuwaii, Leonard Street, Handsom, Alpha60 and Assembly Label.

A number of stores are welcoming you to give them a call or drop them an email if you'd like to be talked through cut, colour or fit.

Give a gift

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Celebrate your mum's birthday or your best friend's breakthrough achievement with a surprise package. Select stunning jewellery from E.g. etal or accessories from Lucy Folk. Click for the cook in your life with merlot salt and chipotle spice from Gewurzhaus. Peruse ceramics from Craft Victoria, puzzles and prints from Heide Gallery, and hydration for frequently sanitised hands at Aesop.

Enjoy the Mornington Peninsula's gourmet produce and exceptional wines whatever your postcode with a home-delivered Pamper Hamper from Hamper Yourself.

Beyond Melbourne, keep cosy in winter with blankets and knits from Creswick Wool. Pre-purchase wellness packages and gift cards from The Spa Beechworth, ready for expert pampering when doors reopen.

Back to those hands: soften things up with handmade Olieve & Olie olive-oil-based soaps and handwashes from the Mornington Peninsula and chemical-free beauty products from Dindi Naturals.

The Green Store's range of eco-friendly products are ready for clicking, from gardening gloves to baby bibs and fragrances; and get creative with isolation-busting kits from The Crafty Squirrel.

Books and tunes

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As a City of Literature, Melbourne is rich with independent bookstores to keep you lit with literature by local authors.

Iconic bookstore Readings makes things easy with 6- or 12-month book subscriptions, guaranteeing a great new read for your bedside every month. Local book lovers can order online from their neighbourhood stores – including favourites Neighbourhood Books in Northcote, Avenue Books in Albert Park and Hill of Content in the CBD – often with free delivery.

Regional bookworms can browse the virtual shelves at The Book Bird in Geelong. Have them deliver your parcel to you, or head over for drive-through collection from the shop. Kids can stay stimulated with bright titles from the children's book aficionados at Squishy Minnie in Kyneton.

Staying at home more than usual means you'll need an upbeat soundtrack or two: discover new local musicians and tune in to your favourites by purchasing digital downloads through the likes of Bandcamp.