Christmas is a time of giving, and we all love to gift our friends and family. Yes, we do love Christmas shopping. Except for when you’re stuck for gift ideas and time is running out. Well, we’ve got good news for you: Chapter Friday is here to rescue!
Unfortunately, we can’t solve all your Christmas dilemmas, but we can help you out with a big guide of great, original gift shops in Amsterdam. I’m sure you’ll find something you’re looking for. Happy hunting!
Six and Sons
This concept store sells selected clothing labels, interior goods, innovative oddities, accessories and vintage finds. They owners travel often to find items and brands that are manufactured in a unique way and make daily life more efficient. They even got gifts under 25 euro-section on their website. Go, go go!
All the Luck in the World
Nina and her mother Jane sell jewelry, vintage, new Scandinavian design, original decor items, and coffee at two different locations in Amsterdam. Read more about the shop.
Gerard Doustraat 86hs
Another great concept store full of original present gems. It’s almost impossible to not find a present here. Good to know: Maison NL has a webshop too if you want your Christmas pressies on time, it’s advised place your order before December 22.
Our new favorite gift boutique. Located on the posh Prinsengracht, right next to the Nine Streets shopping district (a great area to for gift shopping, too!). It has only been open for about a year and has proved to be a fine addition to the city with its surprising collection of things you don’t really need, but REALLY want to buy. Read more about the shop
It’s clean, the white interior makes our hearts happy. Sukha is such an inspirational place. It’s well known for its beautiful fair trade and natural products. Treat your loved one to some beautiful home wear, beauty products or accessories.
Looking for something special? This mini warehouse sells curated desirable boutique brands. Whether you’re looking for the perfect necklace, funky notebooks, a phone cover or a scented candle: they’ve got it all. Oh, and the girls at OU Boutique are excellent in wrapping presents, too!
One of our recent discoveries. It’s a cute store in de Pijp. Expect handpicked good quality vintage, but also new items, fair trade cosmetics (makes a good present, too!), plants and the perfect quirky accessories for your house to create an Instagram-worthy interior. Read more about the shop.
Eerste Jan Steenstraat 81h
One of the newest boutiques in the Nine Streets: WolfWare. Stylists Gaby Hanrath and Odette Roosterman run the place and they are always searching for special and unique items. Great colorful, original presents.
Looking for a unique and affordable gift for one of your friends or want to pamper yourself? The Gathershop is the place to go. This bright little concept store in De Pijp sells simple design that’s liked by clean lines and simple forms. Every product seems to have its own story and by shopping here, you support emerging designers and small businesses too. Read more about the shop.
Van Woustraat 99
Is it a shop, or a deli? It’s both! Expect a bright pink interior (oh yes), great vegetarian food and cool and original presents. Whether it’s stationary, glasswork or funky gadgets. Read more about the shop.
Eerste Jan Steenstraat 109
T.I.T.S. is an abbreviation for This Is The Shit and yes, this store definitely is the shit. They’re the only ones selling awesome (clothing, accessory, interior, beauty) brands like Skinnydip and The White Pepper, there’s a boyfriend corner (consider it the Ikea ball pit, but for grown ups) and next to clothing a lot of stuff you just really want in your life. Curious about the store? We did an interview with the T.I.T.S. girls a little while ago.
De Clercqstraat 78