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15 fabulous gift ideas from Berlin

Inspirations for special Christmas gifts

Hand with a wrapped Christmas gift
A loving Christmas gift © Svante Berg / EyeEm

Are you still looking for an original gift for Christmas? Preferably one with a Berlin connection? Then we have even more suggestions for you here! Whether beauty, design, art or luxury gifts - we've put together a selection for you.

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Tip 1: Tomshot Jewellery

TomShot im visitBerlin PopUp Store Paris
TomShot im visitBerlin PopUp Store Paris © visitBerlin, Foto:Michel Blossier

JewelleryBeautiful trend jewellery is available from the Berlin brand Tomshot. The jewellery label from Berlin offers delicate and romantic pieces of jewellery. These are handmade in the Berlin studio, are distinguished by their high quality and are of course nickel-free and hypoallergenic. Ready for dispatch in 24 hours.

Tomshot

Tip 2: Design from Berlin

of/Berlin Shop
Fundamental Berlin © of/Berlin, Foto: Patricia Haas

With the new "bring berlin home" collection, you can bring the unique Berlin feeling home. Fundamental Berlin offers naive tableware, waterproof shelves and lights with a warm glow. The unusual push bowls are perfect for depositing keys, cable ties, chains or rings in a visually appealing way.

Even more great design ideas from the capital can be found online at Minimum Berlin: the range includes Vitra products, USM Haller, B&B Italia and many more furnishings from first-class manufacturers and designers. Everything can be ordered online until Christmas.

Mode und Design

Tip 3: Ampelmann

Pop into Berlin Restaurants
Früchtchen: Ampelmann-Fruchtgummis © AMPELMANN

Who doesn't know them - the cute little traffic lights? Great gift ideas from the cult brand are now available everywhere in the city. Our tip: Check out the Christmas gift tips in the online shop - there are especially cute Christmas gift ideas to discover here, from biscuit cutters, gloves, hats, necklaces and coasters to dummies and baby socks.

Ampelmann

Tip 4: Natural & Organic Make-Up from Und Gretel

und Gretel Berlin Tüte aus dem Pop Up Store
© visitBerlin, Foto:Michel Blossier

The two founders of the Berlin label Und Gretel have really taken off with their make-up products - and rightly so! Their secret: intensive colours and long-lasting adhesion based on natural ingredients. Because even if you want to be beautiful, you don't have to compromise when it comes to sustainability.

Und Gretel

Tip 5: Cosmetics from Berlin

Swype Nature Cosmetics
Swype Nature Cosmetics © Foto: THE LATEST

With organic ingredients and refined design, inspired by our environment, SWYPE products are made. The ingredients: found in nature and bottled in Berlin. The plant-based products come in convenient travel-friendly tubes, because the best beauty cures are the ones that make you feel good on the go. Beauty for the man with a beard!

Oak Natural makes sophisticated grooming products for men with sophistication. The gentle shampoo for beards cleanses and cares for skin and hair in equal measure and also provides a pleasant, slightly lemony scent and a fresh start to the day.

In the Bürsten- und Flechtmanufaktur (brush and braiding factory) in Kreuzberg, brooms and brushes are made in a wide variety of shapes using the classic hand-pulling method. From the fine baby brush to the robust street broom, you'll find everything of the best quality there.

Tip 6: Frau Tonis Parfum

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Frau Tonis Parfum © FRAU TONIS PARFUM

Frau Toni's fragrance creations captivate with beguiling scents: as tangy as the forest, as warm as the earth, as fresh as the sea air and as sweet as a bouquet of flowers. Filled in bottles, you can conjure up "Berlin Summer", a "Pure Violet" or "Linde Berlin" for your sister, girlfriend or mum under the Christmas tree. You can buy the natural fragrances in Frau Toni's Berlin boutique near Checkpoint Charlie or online.

Frau Tonis Parfum

Tip 7: Adlon à la Karte

Hotel Adlon Kempinski;
Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin © Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Have you always wanted to give something luxurious for Christmas? Now it's easy with the value card from Hotel Adlon. The card is rechargeable and can be used flexibly and without limit for a variety of exclusive Adlon experiences: For example, for a romantic dinner, the Adlon Afternoon Tea or a pampering treatment in the hotel's spa.

Hotel Adlon

Tip 8: Yoga Equipment

The Latest Store Yoga Equipment
Yoga Equipment © Foto: THE LATEST

According to the motto: Beautiful things make happy, MAATÏ MAATÏ works with unique design and noticeably good quality. They offer beautiful, sustainable and energised products that convey an attitude towards life. The yoga mats and the blogs are made of cork oak - this allows for a 100% sustainable harvest and with the purchase of the bag you are doing something good at the same time, because you are supporting a relief project.

Maati Maati

Tip 9: Porcelain from the Königlichen Porzellan-Manufaktur

KPM - Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur
Königlichen Porzellan-Manufaktur © Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin

Very special craftsmanship comes from Berlin's Royal Porcelain Manufactory. The hand-painted tableware has been produced in the historic Berlin manufactory for around 250 years and has never gone out of fashion. In addition to classic shapes, there are modern designs and simple elegance of the highest quality. Would you like something even more luxurious and personal? Unique pieces on the finest porcelain can also be made individually: On request, KPM will paint your initials, the family crest, a company logo or - if nothing else is available - perhaps even your family dog on the previously selected porcelain.

Königliche Porzellanmanufaktur

Tip 10: GreenBox

The Latest Store Berlin Green Box
Green Box © Foto: THE LATEST

The idea is to effortlessly bring nature into the home. How does it work? You can grow your own GreenBox without any effort. It doesn't matter whether it's for the home or the office. The Limited Vitality Edition, for example, contains a special blend of vital herbs that is perfect for this time of year to boost the immune system and vitality. Packaged in a beautiful wooden box, it makes a luxurious and very special Christmas gift.

Berlin Green

Tip 11: DIY from Berlin

Adventskrankz im Kunstschnee
DIY Boxen von The Makery © Getty Images, Foto: Santje09

Or you can give away one of the many DIY boxes from themakery. There are boxes on the topics of food & drink, plants & living, health & care, art, crafts and textiles - you're sure to find the right gift for anyone who likes to "do it themselves".

The Makery
 

Tip 12: Berlin bookshops

Bookstore at Savignyplatz in Berlin
Bookstore at Savignyplatz © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

And don't forget your own beautiful bookshops around the corner. You can get all the books, audio plays and calendars, for example, that you'd better order here than from the big sellers, so that they're still there for us after all this time. Many offer a delivery or pick-up service. Like the Ocelot on Brunnenstraße inBerlin-Mitte, for example.

Top 11 Bookshops in Berlin

Tip 13: Time in the countryside

Britzer Garten
Britzer Garten © Grün Berlin GmbH

Give away time again! We can all make good use of it. And combined with an annual pass from Grün Berlin, you can walk through the beautiful parks like the Britzer Garten, the Gärten der Welt, the Botanical Garden in Pankow and the Schöneberger Südgelände together at any time and as often as you like. For park and nature lovers, the annual pass for the Grün Berlin Parks is the perfect Christmas gift.

Parks & Gardens in Berlin

Tip 14: Christmas market with a difference

Weihnachtsgeschenk
© GettyImages, Bild: Emilija Manevska

Here you get an overview of the Christmas markets in Berlin, with all the regulations. Let yourself be inspired and find the right Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Christmas Markets in Berlin

Tip 15:  Atento - gift card

The Berlin Reichstag in autumn
The Berlin Reichstag in autumn © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

If you don't know what you want to give as a gift, then the Atento gift card is just the thing for you. With the card, you can give away the opportunity to shop in 2,000 Berlin shops. There are restaurants, spas, bars, cafés and numerous shops, so the recipient is sure to find something and you support your local shops.

Atento
 

And who else offers fabulous Christmas gifts:

  •  Art from Berlin: The painter Liane Käs has created an art calendar about her district of Lankwitz with 12 beautiful ink watercolours. Bound together in a colourful bouquet of motifs, the watercolours make up the "Lichterfelde-Lankwitz Art Calendar 2021".
     
  • Notes of Berlin: Every Berlin fan will be delighted with this calendar - with 365 entertaining and creative highlights from everyday life on the streets of Berlin. Stories of theft, love and curiosities are told that couldn't be invented in such a way. A daily note to tear off. For an entertaining year 2021.
     
  • The wall trophies from Papertrophy are awesome. Whether wild T-Rex, majestic deer or cute squirrel - these animals always look good in your own four walls. Penguin, bear and co. are available in colourful bright colours or simple plain style. Ideal for children's rooms, living rooms, bedrooms or wherever elephants, bulls or snow-white kittens belong. And what's more: 5 trees are planted for every order.
     
  • From tobacco wrappers to cosmetic bags or notebooks - the colourful patterned paper treasures by Paprcuts from Berlin are not only original and beautiful - they are also indestructible. As a waterproof and tearproof wallet or passport cover, the Paprcut goodies are also ideal travel partners for the next adventurous holiday trip. And the perfect little gift for the Christmas season.

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Catrin

Catrin

lives in Berlin for over 20 years and loves to travel the city. Preferrably by bike, she discovers the most exciting and interesting sides of Berlin. Across the city, across country and also off the beaten track.