Guide: The best shops for Christmas gifts in Berlin

For some of you this little list might come way too late. For others, like myself, who just started to think about Christmas gifts this week, it might be a lot of help. Of course, there are loads of other options to get the perfect gift, it just happens that these are my favorits, the ones I rely on. Hope they’ll help you as much as they helped me. Have a merry holiday!

Something to wear:

If you got a dapper dandy on your gift list, check these classics:

Schlüterstraße 50

10629 Berlin Charlottenburg

Mon–Fri 11:00–19:00,
Sat 11:00–18:00

or Herr von Eden (Alte Schönhauser Straße 14, Mitte).

If your gift of choice is supposed to be a fashionable item with a history, I say try these high quality vintage stores:

Mulackstrasse 38

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–20:00

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Schlüterstraße 50

10629 Berlin Charlottenburg

Mon–Fri 11:00–19:00,
Sat 11:00–18:00

International Wardrobe (Almstadtstraße 50, Mitte).

If you’re in the mood for some very current international clothing with an interesting yet wearable design, why not take a look at the selection at

Torstraße 173

10115 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Fri,
12:00–20:00,
Sat,
12:00–18:00

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

WoodWood (Rochstraße 4, Mitte).

If you’re more about supporting your local heroes, shop Berlin fashion with the help of this list and at:

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Starstyling (Mulackstraße 4, Mitte),

Kleine Hamburger Straße 15

10117 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Fri,
12:00–20:00;,
Sat 12:00–19:00

Konk (Kleine Hamburger Straße 15, Mitte),

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Baerck (Mulackstrasse 12, Mitte),

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

F95 (Luckenwalder Strasse 4-6, Kreuzberg)

If you’re looking for something more streetwear, possibly in a limited edition that is only sold on one certain day I recommend you take a look at these very fine menswear stores in Mitte:

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Civilist (Brunnenstrasse 13, Mitte),

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Firmament (Linienstraße 40, Mitte) or

Torstraße 72

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat: 11:00–19:00

If you’re looking for this one very special accessory to give, visit

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Sabrina Dehoff (Torstrasse 175, Mitte) or

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Oona Gallery (Auguststrasse 26, Mitte).

Something to play with:

If you want your presentee to take images to remember, get him or her one of those old-fashioned yet oh-so-stylish polaroid cameras at

Mulackstraße 22

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

If you’re more the DIY type, get your material at

Mulackstraße 14

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Thu 11:00–19:00,
Fri–Sat 11:00–20:00

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Modulor (Prinzenstrasse 85, Kreuzberg).

Something to read:

If you want the lucky one to get a whole lot of smarter then choose one of the clever books sold at

Almstadtstraße 50

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 11:00–20:00

If you’re more in the mood for a high quality photo book, I say go to

Brunnenstraße 152

10115 Berlin Mitte

Wed,
Fri,
Sat 14:00–19:00

If your person of choice is English speaking only (or also), get him/her a novel/essay/biography/diary/poetry/… at

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Saint George’s (Wörther Strasse 27, Prenzlauer Berg).

If you are looking for a hard to find, uniquely edited magazine, this is your shop:

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Motto (Skalitzer Strasse 68, Kreuzberg) is your shop.

Something to groom:

If you want your gift to focus on the well-being, scent and touch, get one of those very beautiful products at

Knaackstraße 26

10405 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 10:00–20:00

MDC Cosmetics (Knaackstrasse 26, Prenzlauer Berg).

If your gift is supposed to be all-good, I recommend the all organic detergents in detox-packaging at Walachei (Max-Beer-Strasse 31, Mitte, only until Dec 20th!).

Something to devour:

If your presentee loves a no-bullshit bakery, visit Soluna (Gneisenaustraße 58, Kreuzberg) for the perfect treat.

If you like it the traditional way, find your way to Manufactum’s Brot&Butter store (Hardenbergstraße 4-5, Charlottenburg).

If you rather pass on anything animal, choose your tasty gift at the vegan supermarket Veganz (Schivelbeiner Straße 34, Prenzlauer Berg).

If you’re all about third-wave coffee, how about an in-house roasted coffee from

Schönhauser Allee 8

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Fri 08:30–18:00,
Sat–Sun 10:00–18:00

If you want your gift to be made of leafs instead of beans, try this new store:

Linienstraße 204

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

Paper & Tea (Bleibtreustrasse 4, Charlottenburg).

All of the above:

If you’ve got no time to roam the streets for gifts, just get anything from Andreas Murkudis or Voo (Oranienstraße 24, Kreuzberg), everyone will be happy about that.

Potsdamer Straße 81e

10785 Berlin Schöneberg

Mon–Sat 10:00–20:00

Oranienstraße 24

10999 Berlin Kreuzberg

Mon–Sat 10:00–20:00

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  1. Fashionaddict on

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    Very good guide, it’ll hopefully help me a lot since I didn’t buy ANY christmas present yet. To my mind, the best place to buy books in Berlin is Dussmann, I especially adore the new english book shop :)xoxo, N.http://aheartforhermes.wordpress.com

  2. Anonymous on

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    schwarzhogerzeil: i totally agree. but they have sales already and not there’s almost nothing left:(

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