Best Gift Shops in Ipswich

POSTED ON: 18/11/2021

The festive season is here which means it's time to start planning gift-buying for family, friends, colleagues, and those tricky Secret Santas!

From bookshops, boutiques and jewellers to florists, food stores and homewares; there's a wonderful community of small businesses in Ipswich that bring unique, quirky and one-of-a-kind products that make for perfect gifts. There's also plenty of high street brands in the town centre with familiar favourites that people love to receive year after year.

Can't decide what gift to get someone? Browse through our picks of the best gift shops in Ipswich and plan your Christmas shopping trip. And if you're really struggling; why not purchase an Ipswich Gift Card and give your recipient the freedom to choose shopping, dining or experiences with over 60 local businesses.


Berridges

Berridges


One of Ipswich’s oldest family jewellers, Berridges specialises in luxury pieces, vintage collections and watches; all of which make for an extra‑special gift for that extra‑special person in your life.


Bromley & Co

Bromley & Co

The Body Shop

The Body Shop


Famously ethical body care, hair care and cosmetics; The Body Shop’s range of products and gift-sets make for wonderful self‑care pressies to make your loved‑ones feel gorgeous and pampered.


Carats

Carats


Independent jewellers and jewellery workshop in the heart of Ipswich, specialising in bespoke pieces, precious stones, watches and engagement rings. Carats have beautiful collections that appeal to all tastes; from classic jewellery and unisex watches to unique contemporary pieces.


Coes

Coes


Ipswich’s only independent department store and one of the finest family‑run stores in the East of England, since first opening their doors in 1928. Coes is the home of high‑end clothing, fine accessories and luxury gifts. You’ll always find something special.


Dial Lane Books

Dial Lane Books


Ipswich’s only independent book shop. A bibliophile's dream and the perfect place to find gifts for book‑lovers. Andrew, the owner of Dial Lane Books, has a huge collection of classic fiction, contemporary non‑fiction, children's books and coffee table books along with queer literature and works by local authors.


The Fair Trade Shop

The Fair Trade Shop


The Fair Trade Shop is a unique gift store with a range of wonderful fair-trade and ethically-sourced products from global communities and eco-friendly British brands. Browse their selection of jewellery, bags, homewares, clothing and kids toys.


Geek Retreat

Geek Retreat


The go‑to place for everything geeky. Explore Geek Retreat's collections of Pokemon, D&D, Yu‑Gi‑Ho and Magic: The Gathering along with a huge range of board games, card games and game‑themed gifts such as art prints, toys and accessories.


The House In Town

The House In Town


One of Suffolk’s most unique interior and furniture stores; owner John has been bringing artsy and eclectic pieces to homes and businesses across Ipswich for over 10 years. From small homewares and lighting, to wall art and furniture; you can guarantee a gift from The House in Town will make a statement.


Hopsters

Hopsters


Need something for a beer‑lover? Then Hopsters on St Nicholas Street is your go‑to. A specialist craft ale and spirits store, Hopsters have an ever‑changing mix of unique drinks that you won’t find down the usual supermarket booze isle.


Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat


British cocoa grower and luxury chocolatier brand; Hotel Chocolat is the nation's favourite chocolate-shop thanks to their delicious creations and ethical approach. From boxes of truffles and individual bars to gift sets, biscuits and hot chocolates; you're sure to find the perfect gift.


Loveone

Loveone


For nearly 15 years Loveone has been one of Ipswich’s most popular independent gift shops, with owner Cathy hand‑picking all of her beautiful products. From cards, candles and clothing to plants, prints and plush‑toys; Loveone is one of the town’s best gift shops and a passionate supporter of local artists and makers.


Lush

Lush


Lush is all about fresh, handmade cosmetics; many of which use organic, fair-trade and vegan ingredients that are planet‑kind and people‑positive. Choose from their colourful array of bundled and boxed gifts or customise something personal for your recipient.


Maud's Attic

Maud's Attic


An emporium of all things vintage kitsch and old‑school glamour. Maud’s Attic is a treasure trove of jewellery, homewares, scarves, bags and art pieces that would make a wonderfully unexpected gift.


Miss Quirky Kicks

Miss Quirky Kicks


A store filled with everything mystical and earthy; Miss Quirky Kicks is the perfect place for good‑vibe gifts from crystals and semi‑precious stones to incense, dream‑catchers, clothing and jewellery.


Twig Flowers

Twig Flowers


Ipswich’s best‑loved florist. Michael, owner of Twig, is an expert in floristry, cut flowers and plant design with a beautiful selection of pre‑made bouquets and potted plants. Want something more personal for the perfect gift? Speak to Michael about creating a bespoke bouquet or arrangement.


Uniform Research

Uniform Research


Uniform Research is a contemporary menswear store stocking the latest street styles and smart‑casual trends from some of the finest mid‑range men’s brands such as Carhart, Lee, Edwin and Colourful Standard and many more. They also have a range of wallets, hats, socks, watches and vivariums that make great gifts for men.


Zeabra Chic

Zeabra Chic


An independent fashion and gift store, along the historic Dial Lane, owned by sisters Heather and Laura, Zeebra Chic is all about making versatile womensware available for everyone. Explore their range of jewellery, accessories, homewares and gifts.



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