19 Independent Shops in Ipswich For Christmas Gifts

POSTED ON: 18/11/2019

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 19 of our favourite indie stores to help you shop local this Christmas:

Berridges

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.

Bromley & co

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.

Carats

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.

Coes

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.

Craftability

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.

DJV Boutique

DJV Boutique
Cox Lane

Need a gift for a fashion-conscious lady in your life? Visit Mandy and the team at DJV Boutique and browse their fabulous range of daring, jazzy and versatile collections of women's streetwear, formalwear and party-wear; always from the latest London trends.

They also do gift vouchers!

Browse DJV's latest collections on their website.

Emma's Florist

Emma's Florist
St Peter's Street

Everyone loves plants and Emma's Florist is full to the brim of them! Whether you're looking for a festive wreath, a fresh bouquet, a quirky potted plant or a Christmas dinner centre piece; the friendly team at Emma's Florist are happy to help.

Visit Emma's Florist on Instagram

The House In Town

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.

The Italian Shirt Company

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.

Lady Norfolk & Lord Rust

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.

LoveOne

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.

Maud's Attic

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.

Music World

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.

Pennikkity Pots

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.

Spoke Worx

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.

Uniform Research

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.

Zeebra Chic

Zeebra Chic
Dial Lane

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

Visit their facebook page.

Zest

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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