Guide: Shopping Holiday Gifts in Berlin

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As every year, Christmas time and holiday gifting is rushing towards us, and although supermarkets have been terrorizing us with holiday sweets since the end of August, there’s always just too few days left to get our gift-shopping done. I stick to what we love and support, independent Berlin shops, to solve your present-problem. I am so very sure, everyone of you will find the perfect gift in one of these lovely stores:

Something to wear:

Leather harness at DSTM, Berlin
Garments at DSTM boutique, Mitte

Make your girlfriend happy with a special French wardrobe piece bought at boutique Schwarzhogerzeil. Can’t find something? Check the rest of the shopping boulevard with our Mulackstraße guide.

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Mulackstrasse 23, 10119 Berlin Mittte – visit website
Mon–Fri 12–19h , Sat 12–18h

Mankii offers a huge selection of very fashionable vintage garments for the smaller budgets – located in a sidestreet of the infamous hipster-center Torstraße, that you can explore after using this guide.

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Gormannstraße 16, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon – Thu 13:00–19:00 , Fri – Sat 12:00–19:00

If your budget is a bit bigger and you’re looking for something more special – Rianna in Berlin has an amazing stock of delicate vintage jewelry and designer pieces.

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Große Hamburger Straße 25, 10115 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat 12-19h

The Voo Store in Kreuzberg features an ultra-contemporary collection of international labels like Carven, Kenzo, Acne as well as local labels and innumerous lovely small gifts.

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Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin Kreuzberg – visit website
Mon–Sat, 11h–20h

If your present can be a bit more daring, even seductive, visit the DSTM boutique, the very pretty store of the Berlin based label of Jen Gilpin. Or shop other Berlin based designers using our guide.

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Zehdenickerstraße 25, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat 13:00-20:00

Something to swagger:

items at interior shop Parkhaus, Berlin
At Parkhaus in Mitte

This is a safe bet when it comes to gifts everybody likes – Parkhaus features not only furniture and smaller interior objects, but also cosmetics, books, children’s plays and much more.

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Schröderstraße 13, 10115 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Tue–Fri 12:00–19:00 , Sat 12:00–18:00

The selection at SIMON&ME is certainly very small, yet all their products, made in Germany, are perfect Christmas presents.

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Fidicinstraße 17, 10965 Berlin Kreuzberg – visit website
Mon–Fri CLOSED , Sat 12:00–18:00

Vintage Galore in Neukölln has a beautiful selection of vintage furniture and smaller objects like lamp shades and tea sets.

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Sanderstraße 12, 12047 Berlin Kreuzberg – visit website
Tue–Fri 14:00–20:00 , Sat 12:00–18:00

Every product in this store must meet the condition of being süper, and so it’s easy to find your perfect christmas gift at Süper Store.

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Dieffenbachstraße 12, 10967 Berlin Kreuzberg – visit website
Tue–Fri 11:00–19:00 , Sat 11:00–16:00

The photography book store 25 Books will definitely have a present for those with huge coffee tables and an exquisit taste in contemporary photography.

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Brunnenstraße 152, 10115 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Wed, Fri, Sat 14h–19h

SOMETHING TO READ:

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Books at Shakespear & Sons, Prenzlauer Berg

Take care you’re not ending up shopping books all for yourself in this excellent English book store called Saint George’s.

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Wörther Straße 27, 10405 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg – visit website
Mon—Fri 11:00—20:00 , Sat 11:00—19:00

If you can’t manage to find something at Saint George’s, try Shakespeare & Sons, basically around the corner.

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Raumerstraße 36, 10437 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg – visit website
Mon–Sat: 10:00–20:00 , Sun: 11:00–19:00

If you’re looking for a beautifully designed, more arty book, check Motto in Kreuzberg.

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Skalitzer Straße 68, backyard, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg – visit website
Mon–Sat: 12h–20h

Your source for books about contemporary culture, urban politics and art is Pro qm in Mitte.

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Almstadtstraße 50, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat, 11–20h

SOMETHING TO DEVOUR:

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Tea at Paper & Tea, Charlottenburg

Very spicy food is not only delicious, but also very health-supportive, especially in these freezing times – Pfefferhaus is dedicated entirely to the world of chilies and you’ll certainly find your hot gift here.

Also hot and also healthy is Kimchi – get your portion of napa or red cabbage Kimchi at Fraeulein Kimchi’s Street Food Thursday’s stall at Markthalle IX. Yes, I do consider this a beautiful present.

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Eisenbahnstrasse 42/43, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg – visit website

And I also think it would be a great idea to gift a whole loaf of Sironi’s delicious white sourdough bread.

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Eisenbahnstraße 42 , 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg – visit website
Mon–Sat 8:00–18:00

Paper & Tea, the beautiful tea store out West has a great selection of holiday gifts assembled around their excellent teas.

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Bleibtreustrasse 4, 10623 Berlin Charlottenburg – visit website
Mo–Sa 11h–20h

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  1. j mullen on

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    Hi
    I am looking for childrens’ wear stores that are special and interesting. Not a chain but something quirky in Berlin. Could you please give me any suggestions?

    jodi

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