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:
If your gift of choice is supposed to be a fashionable item with a history, I say try these high quality vintage stores:
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
If you’re more about supporting your local heroes, shop Berlin fashion with the help of this list and at:
Baerck (Mulackstrasse 12, Mitte),
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:
Firmament (Linienstraße 40, Mitte) or
If you’re looking for this one very special accessory to give, visit
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
If you’re more the DIY type, get your material at
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
If you’re more in the mood for a high quality photo book, I say go to
If your person of choice is English speaking only (or also), get him/her a novel/essay/biography/diary/poetry/… at
If you are looking for a hard to find, uniquely edited magazine, this 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
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
If you want your gift to be made of leafs instead of beans, try this new store:
All of the above: