Last minute christmas shopping- the balanced edition.
We at YUN praise quality time with loved ones as the most precious gift but sometimes long distance or timing thwarts plans, and yes, we do love to give something special and unique, too. Every year we seem to make a resolution to have all Christmas presents ready way before the holidays, but each year time flies and suddenly it is December, and Christmas is just around the corner.
No need to stress out and roam the internet for last minute gifts that might get stuck in jammed transporters of a delivery service. Shop local – it’s faster, more personal and also less stressful with our small guide to a balanced gift shopping in Berlin.
Books for the pop-culture enthusiast.
Pro Qm is a thematic bookstore housing a range of literature centring on urban development and its links to politics, pop culture, economic critique, architecture, art and design, with a huge selection of English books. Founded in 1999, Pro Qm has established itself internationally as a bookstore and venue specialised on interdisciplinary debates around the city, architectural theory, and arts. Head there and make sure to leave some time to browse.
Pro Qm, Almstadtstraße 48, 10119 Berlin Mitte
Magazines & Coffee.
Rosa Wolf is a shop for beautiful independent magazines, carefully selected from all over the world, with titles ranging from fashion, art, culture, travel, to architecture and design. Here you’ll find classics next to more unknown and independent titles and also the quiet and space to browse through the titles and the whole collection with almost all the time in the world. And you can also buy the sustainable KAFFEEFORM cups made from recycled coffee in Berlin, another great gift idea for a coffee and design lover…
Rosa Wolf, Eberswalder Str.32, 10437 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
PICTOFACTUM. CONCEPT STORE
Graphic jewellery & local design products.
In the small concept store the Berlin label offers its unique jewellery, hand-made in the atelier behind the shop. The architectural, clean form of a cube is interpreted in different material and colours and finds its way onto necklaces, rings, pins or earrings. Alongside the PICTOFACTUM pieces you will find more jewellery, leather bags, accessories, posters and postcards and other gifts – all from local Berlin designer and artists. It’s an overall charming shop with unique products and the personal touch of the designer herself.
PICTOFACTUM. Concept Store, Wühlischstraße 12, 10245 Berlin Friedrichshain
Unique Plants & accessories.
Having started as the first online boutique for plants and plant accessories that were nowhere else ales to be found, The Botanical Room opened its doors in Berlin this year. The small shop houses a fine selection of unique, special and even bizarre plants, succulents, and cacti in all shapes and sizes as well as hand-made accessories from local partners and small, independent designers. Here you’re sure to find a gift for the crazy plant lady, the urban jungle lover or the minimalist cacti enthusiast among your friends or family.
The Botanical Room, Manteuffelstraße 73, 10999 Berlin Kreuzberg
The best of Italy.
Even a true minimalist might appreciate a hint of color and some pup culture in his life, and Amore is the best place to find small, unique and charming trivia and gifts straight from Italy. Selected with care and love, Amore offers the best of the small country famous for its food – finest delicacies like pasta from Sardinia, olive oil from Apulia, a variety of cheese, wine and sweets, to kitchenware and home accessories. Everything comes with a high demand of functionality and quality, product and packaging design, originality. Grande Amore!
Amore Store, Sanderstr. 12, 12047 Berlin Neukölln
A bottle says it all, naturally.
Rocket Wine is a small wine shop and tasting room with carefully selected natural wines, its overall minimal interior highlights the bottles lined-up neatly on the shelves. A super nice team fosters your curiosity and challenges your taste buds and will find the perfect red, white, orange or sparkling wine for each customer and occasion, no matter if you are a natural wine beginner or consider yourself a pro. They know every bottle well, have a personal connection to each winemaker and their stories. And because of the warm and welcoming atmosphere you surely will end up not only buying gifts or stocking up for your holidays, but sipping on a glass while talking to them, calling your balanced shopping spree a day. Christmas can come!
Rocket wine Berlin, Linienstraße 114, 10115 Berlin Mitte
Oh and last but not least, visit the YUN store to shop the organic and long-lasting YUN cotton bag for all your gifts and errands, a gift card or have another look at the glasses as we offer a 30% discount on selected style till the 24th December. Time to get new glasses for a better vision in 2019!
YUN Berlin, Rosenthaler Straße 11, 10119 Berlin Mitte