Indie Christmas Shopping in Ipswich

POSTED ON: 01/11/2021

Double the festive joy this Christmas! Choose small and independents stores to do your Christmas shopping and discover unique gifts for your family, friends and neighbours whilst support local businesses.

Ipswich has a vibrant community and independent shops that fill the town with personality. From fashion stores, jewellers and homewares to books shops, arts & crafts and food stores; you're sure to find an independent shop in Ipswich with the perfect Christmas gift.

These are the best independent shops in Ipswich to visit for Christmas shopping:

Gifts & Homewares

Gifts & Homewares


Craftability St Lawrence St
Ipswich's favourite arts & craft store; a treasure trove of goodies for anyone who loves crafting. Also a great shop for getting items for card-making.

Dial Lane Books Dial Lane
The town's only independent book shop; specialising in classic literature, kid's books, travel guides and contemporary releases.

The Fair Trade Shop Upper Brook St
Gift and homewares store selling ethically-sourced, eco-friendly and fairtrade products.

The House in Town St Peter's St
Artsy furniture and striking homewares for a bold interior.

LoveOne St Peter's St
Eclectic gift, homeware, fashion and card shop with products from ethical global brands and local Suffolk makers; the perfect place to find a unique gift. Plus a beautiful range of locally-made gift wrap.

Music World Queen's St
Independent music shop with everything from instruments and equipment to sheet music, speakers and accessories. A gift voucher from Music World would be perfect for the musician in your life!

Rockafella Industries Eagle St
Psychedelic emporium of colourful, kitsch and conscious gifts, clothing and more.

Twig Flowers King St
Flowers by Michael Pooley; order beautiful plants, bouquets and arrangements online for same day delivery.


Food & Drink

Food & Drink


Arcade Tavern Arcade St
Get freshly-canned tap beers from Ipswich favourite pub! Perfect for personalising a hamper or for topping-up your stock for Christmas.

Briarbank Brewery Fore St
Order bottled beers fresh from the Briarbank brewery, lovingly made in their microbrewery along the Ipswich Waterfront.

Hank's Deli & Shop Carr St
Ipswich's only vegan supermarket with 100% plant-based food and drink, perfect for finding a treat for the vegan in your life. You can also get gift vouchers for Hank's Vegan Pub!

Hopsters St Nicholas St
Unique beers and craft spirits delivered to your door; treat yourself or your loved ones something completely different from the usual booze aisle brands.


Fashion & Jewellery

Fashion & Jewellery


Coes of Ipswich Norwich Rd
Independent department store with womenswear, menswear, gifts and sportswear from big brands including Barbour, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger, Venti and lots more.

DJV Boutique Cox Lane
Women's fashion boutique selling French Connection and other complementary niche labels. DJV specialises in fashion, bags, accessories and gift ideas with convenient online services and gift vouchers.

Robert Gatward, Buttermarket
A purveyor of fine jewellery and watches; Robert Gatward are a luxury jewellers and an official retailer of Rolex.

Uniform Research, Queen's St
Independent menswear store bringing the latest seasonal trends and mid-range brans to Ipswich including Edwin, Fjallraven, Lee Jeans, Peregrine and many more. A gift voucher for Uniform Research would be a great gift for those tricky-to-by-for dads, brothers and boyfriends!

Wahoo Clothing Dogs Head St
Skate shop and clothing store with collections for men and women; with brands including Animal, Element, Santa Cruz and Weird Fish.

Zeebra Chic Dial Lane
Women's boutique bringing the latest Italian fashion to Ipswich along with handpicked collections of quirky gifts and accessories.


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