20 Independent Shops in Ipswich For Christmas Gifts

POSTED ON: 12/11/2018

Treat your loved ones to something special this Christmas whilst supporting local businesses on your high street.

Ipswich has some great independent shops with everything from fashionable boutiques, romantic jewellers, quirky gift shops, vintages stores and specialist stores run by passionate locals.

Hotspots for indie shopping:

  • St Peters Street
  • Dial Lane
  • Queen Street

We've picked 20 of our favourite indie stores to help you shop local this Christmas:

1. Berridges

1. Berridges
Dial Lane

A bespoke jewellers run by a local husband and wife; Berridges has a wonderful collection of bespoke jewellery along with collections of vintage pieces and sets from contemporary designers. You're sure to find a beautiful gift.

Check out what's available in store.

2. Bromley & co

2. Bromley & co
The Walk

Visit the friendly people at Bromley & Co for charming homewares, quirky accessories and a great choice of Christmas gifts, decorations and cards plus a special collection of official Peter Rabbit merchandise including kids clothes and ornaments.

Visit their Facebook page.

3. Cake & Catwalk

3. Cake & Catwalk
St Peters Street

Need a gift for a quirky lady? Visit Lin and the team at Cake & Catwalk and the fabulous range of bold, beautiful and unusual designer-led jewellery along with stylish scarves, bags and clothing.

See what's new on their Facebook page.

4. Carats

4. Carats
Buttermarket Street

Pop into Carats on Buttermarket Street and explore the unique collections of modern and bespoke jewellery for women and men including engagements rings, pendants and sets. The passionate team would be happy to help you find the perfect gift for your loved one.

Discover more from Carats.

5. Coes

5. Coes
Norwich Road

A gift from Coes is a real treat. Visit Ipswich's biggest independent department store for a great range of womenswear and menswear from luxury brands such as Barbour, Superdry, Ted Baker and Tommy Hilfiger plus upmarket gifts and home accessories.

Visit coes.co.uk to see what's available.

6. Craftability

6. Craftability
St Lawrence Street

A wonderful collection of crafty gifts, toys, wares and craft materials; the perfect choice whether you're looking to make something or you're buying gifts for creative maker.

Explore what's available at Craftability.

7. The House In Town

7. The House In Town
St Peters Street

Great for artsy, bohemian homewares, bold pieces of contemporary art and alternative upmarket gifts for that special sophisticated someone.

Find out more.

8. Jenny Wren's Yarns

8. Jenny Wren's Yarns
St Peters Street

Visit Jenny Wren's for a wide range of knitting and crochet yarns for you to make something personal for your loved-ones. New to knitting? The friendly staff will be happy to help and there a plenty of kits available that are perfect for beginners.

Find out more on their website.

9. The Italian Shirt Company

9. The Italian Shirt Company
St Peters Street

Pop into The Italian Shirt Company for an exceptional range of mens shirts, suit pieces and overcoats all hand-picked from Italy by the owner and brought to you in Ipswich.

Find our more on their Facebook page.

10. Lady Norfolk & Lord Rust

10. Lady Norfolk & Lord Rust
Queen Street

Discover playful upcycled furniture, handmade cushions and lampshades, a huge collection of antique books and lots of charming vintage goodies that tell a story.

Find out more on Instagram.

11. LoveOne

11. LoveOne
St Peters Street

Explore an eclectic range of unique gifts, artisan homewares, quirky jewellery and artsy cards all personally chosen from local designers and makers. You'll also find beautiful candles handmade by The Suffolk Candle Company and of ethically and sustainably sourced Christmas decoration ideas.

Explore LoveOne on Instagram.

12. Maud's Attic

12. Maud's Attic
St Peters Street

A fascinating store filled with ever-changing collections of antique furniture, art deco lighting & homewares, vintage-inspired jewellery and charming gifts; a great place for a one-of-a-kind gift.

Visit the Maud's Attic Facebook page.

13. Music World

13. Music World
Queen Street

The perfect place to grab a gift for the musician in your life! You'll find guitars, pianos, ukuleles and loads more instruments plus amps, equipment and sheet music.

See what's available on their website.

14. Ohh Deer

14. Ohh Deer
The Walk

A fun shop in The Walk filled with quirky illustrated stationery, homewares and gifts along with a huge collection of hilarious, cute (and sometimes naughty) cards and gift wrap.

Follow the store on Instagram.

15. Pennikkity Pots

15. Pennikkity Pots
Tower Ramparts Street

Pop in Pennikkity Pots Ceramic Cafe and make your own ceramic gifts and decorations whilst sipping coffee and eating cake. Perfect for creating a special, personalised gift or a great place to go for quirky Christmas experience.

Visit their Facebook page.

16. Riley & Riley

16. Riley & Riley
Buttermarket Street

A beautiful shop for contemporary and traditional jewellery inspired by the Suffolk coast. Pop in store and see the jewellers at work as they make each individual piece of their own jewelry.

Visit the website for more.

17. Spoke Worx

17. Spoke Worx
Princes Street

Find the perfect gift for a cycling-lover with a range of bikes, equipment and top-quality accessories.

See what's available online.

18. Uniform Research

18. Uniform Research
Queen Street

Contemporary menswear store with brands such as Diesel, Happy Socks, Nicce, Vans, Lee and many more. Find the perfect gift for that trendy fellow in your life.

Explore the collections on Instagram.

19. Zeebra Chic

19. Zeebra Chic
Dial Lane

A great little shop for unique gifts and shabby-chic wares inspired by animals and nature.

Visit their facebook page.

20. Zest

20. Zest
Queen Street

A St Elizabeth Hospice charity shop with a difference; everything in Zest has been carefully chosen from all their donations to create a store with clothes and gifts that appeal to younger generations. Great for picking up bargain vintage clothing and quirky, alternative gifts, homeware and stationery.

Visit the Zest Facebook page.

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