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.

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

Mon – 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

Mon–Sat 12:00-19:00

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

Mon–Sat 10:00–20:00

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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Torstraße 161

10115 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 13:00-20:00

Something to swagger:

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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

Mon–Sat 11:00–19:00

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

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

Wed–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

Tue–Fri 12:00–19:00,
Sat 11:00–18:00

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

Wed,
Fri,
Sat 14:00–19:00

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

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.

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

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

Mon–Sat 11:00–20:00

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.

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Dircksenstraße 94

10178 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 11:00–20:00

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

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

Mon–Fri 8:00–20:00,
Thu 08:00–22:00,
Sat 08:00–18:00

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

Mon–Sat 11:00–19:00

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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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