The art of gift giving is beautiful – if it’s done right, it’s a pleasure for the receiver, and a support for the community. So why not skip your plan to order all presents last minute online and have a little spree at local shops, supporting those who are keeping our cities lively and small producers alive. Stil in Berlin’s gift guide wants to lead you to small businesses in our lovely city, and while we already recommended shops to buy food gifts and places to get interior items, this time we’re catering to the lovers of all things beautiful, may it be clothing, accessories or beauty products.
A very well selected, beautiful place with international brands you might have never heard before, but need immediately, collaborations with artists and beauty treatments in the back.
Knaackstraße 26, 10405 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Wed 10:00–19:00 , Thu–Sat 10:00–20:00
It might not look like it right now, but knitwear will be needed this winter, no question. This Berlin brand makes some of the most beautiful, chunky knits on the market.
A piece (or gift certificate) from this place will make someone very, very happy. Guaranteed.
Wanna shop very local? Konk exclusively features Berlin based fashion labels plus really cute jewelry and accessories.
Kleine Hamburger Straße 15, 10117 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Fri, 12:00–20:00; , Sat 12:00–19:00
The Good Store
Expectations are high, but your bank account is not playing the part? The Good Store not only has a great selection of affordable vintage high fashion, but their own (monstera leaf) jewelry.
departmentstore Quartier 206
Expectations are high and your bank account says yes, yes, yes! This place has the best selection of international high fashion brands, plus a very well stocked beauty department.
Everybody likes something French in their life, right? Schwarzhogerzeil has a lovely selection of mode à la française, from affordable to high maintenance.
A beauty place that not only caters to women with their choice of international brands, but also has loads of treatments, products and a barber service for the men in your life.
A great place to go to shop all christmas presents in one round, they not only have clothing and accessories for men and women, but books, stationary, candles, and what not. Or just get a gift certificate, that always works.
Another place for the budget-conscious with exquisite taste, that not only offers vintage pieces by high quality brands, but also selected Berlin based brands.
Lenaustraße 10, 12047 Berlin Neukölln – visit website
Tue–Fri 13:00–20:00 , Sat 11:00–19:00
The jewelry artist in Berlin, creating impressive as well as subtle pieces, with a lot of bling or just a little.
You like Christmas to be hot? And I’m not talking about the weather. Just choose one piece at this elegant store and…
One more place to go and just cross every gift off your list – from beauty products to books and plants to clothing. Or, again, a gift certificate would be as impressive.
While, yes, glasses should be chosen by the one who will wear them, a gift certificate from this place with its impressive selection of new and unworn vintage frames is never a bad idea.