Berlin - Gifts
September 8, 2013 5:43 PM   Subscribe

Hubby's going to Berlin for work. He wants to know what to bring back for me, (I know, so sweet). What are good gifts to bring back to the US? Suggestions? I did tell him jewelry is always accepted...
posted by jrc to Shopping (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Something with the Ampelman logo.
posted by brujita at 6:19 PM on September 8, 2013 [4 favorites]

Do you like chocolate?
posted by Diag at 6:31 PM on September 8, 2013

Always Kinder Eggs. And some real chocolate too.
posted by cmoj at 6:46 PM on September 8, 2013

Seems him to one of the Who killed Bambi stores. He will find something awesome.
posted by lollusc at 6:51 PM on September 8, 2013

This may be outdated (or inapplicable to you personally), but my dad brought home lots of beautiful wooden Christmas ornaments from Germany in the mid-1980s.
posted by gatorae at 6:52 PM on September 8, 2013 [3 favorites]

Sorry just realised their website doesn't have much detail. They sell clothes and jewellery and bags and accessories and it's all a little bit fun and quirky.
posted by lollusc at 6:53 PM on September 8, 2013

posted by oceanjesse at 7:27 PM on September 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

If you like licorish there is a really tasty local brand called Kado - they have a shop in Kreuzberg.
At the "new era" hat store in Mitte they have baseball hats with "Berlin" very elaborately embroidered on them.
You can't successfully transport Curry-wurst on the plane.
There's a couple stores with things made by Berliners - I know there's one in Mitte/Hackesche Höfe.
Afri-cola. (Awesome looking bottle)
Also, there's a guy who sells pens and pencils and organizers, all particularly nice not particularly expensive: I've seen him at Arkona Platz flea market and at Hackesche Markt 'regular' market-day (don't remember what day that was - maybe Wednesdays)
I think the trend I'm pointing out is there's lot of good 'Berlin' stuff easily had around Hackesche Höfe. (Mitte)
There's a store with the aforementioned very cool wooden Christmas tree ornaments around there as well.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:45 PM on September 8, 2013

Ritter Sport chocolates and maybe some regional beer.
posted by neushoorn at 2:30 AM on September 9, 2013

He must go to Kastanienallee just south of the Schönhauserallee train stops. There are a ton of unique stores with very Berlinesque goods that literally will be found nowhere else.
posted by Nackt at 4:10 AM on September 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Goodness me, them ads is a bit wrong, innem?

really craving a cola now. haven't drunk that stuff for years.
posted by glasseyes at 10:31 AM on September 9, 2013

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