10x Gift shopping in Leiden

Where to find that perfect gift for a friend or family member? Leiden has all the right addresses to find something unique outside the usual chain stores like Dille & Kamille, Zara Home, Sissy Boy Homeland and Hudson’s Bay. Because honestly, the smaller shops and conceptstores have so much more unique, one-off designs, usually with a story or made with passion. Today I’m sharing my 10 favourite gift shops in Leiden, just in time for Christmas shopping.

Trasj & Tea Boho Shop

As the name suggests this is a tea corner and shop in one. It has a bit of an Ibiza style to it which makes it all the more much fun to visit. The products are vintage, fair trade and boho. Think handmade jewelry, leather bags, small vintage furniture and of course bio tea leaves. Many of what you see in the shop is made by local designers. Only open on Wed, Fri, and weekends – Hooglandse Kerksteeg 12

Conceptstore Mei

To find that small treasure or unique gift you might want to try Conceptstore Mei. The small shop is boasting with wannahaves like jewelry, vintage accessories, stationery, vases and more. Brands like à la, Wildthings, Hotel Magique and Studio Roux are just some of the names they have on the shelf. Also check out their webshop. – Pieterskerk Choorsteeg 18

Collectiv by Swan

At Collectiv by Swan you’ll find 25 creative designers under one roof. The shop is packed with unique gifts from fashion, jewelry, bags, prints, art, vintage, small furniture, cushions, lamps, and more… – Breestraat 103


For cute stationery, Scandinavian style home accessories, candles, and other little gifts for the home, head over to Pluum. Here you’ll find everything that is popular on instagram and more. – Burgsteeg 2

Conceptstore Eduard Leiden

This hidden conceptstore is located in the most beautiful street of Leiden. When I say this all locals instantly know that I’m talking about the Hooglandse Kerkgracht nr 6.  Sustainable, unique, hand-made, re-used and design are what Eduard stands for. The conceptstore is set in a beautiful historic building, the ‘Eduard IJdo’ dating back to 1890. Dutch design, recycled material and sustainably produced articles are a favorite with Eduard. For their webshop go here. – Hooglandse Kerkgracht nr 6

De Winkel in Leiden

Candles, ceramics, party essentials, warm blankets, napkins, kids clothing or coffee table books. De Winkel in Leiden is packed with small gifts that you probably don’t want to give away at all. Brands they have are a.o. Broste Copenhagen, Annie Sloan paints, House Doctor, Nordal and Rader. You can also shop online. – Pieterskerk Choorsteeg 19

By May Living and Lifestyle

In a monumental building steps from the Burcht is the newly opened lifestyle store By May. Robust and charming accessories for the home, vintage items, leather bags, and home decor items fill up this store. There’s also a webshop if you are short on time.- Nieuwstraat 9

Antraciet Living & Fashion

Antraciet Living & Fashion is a lifestyle and fashion shop. A favourite address of mine to browse hand made jewelry, ceramics, candles, stationery, photo frames or beautiful wooden cuttingboards. During Christmas time it’s extra festive with a direct view on the ice skating rink and Christmas market. – Nieuwe Rijn 29

The Wonderful Nature Store

At the The Wonderful Nature Store natural gifts are in the lead like precious shells and stones, framed butterflies, delicate feathers and a few other home decor items like pottery, wooden cutting boards and bowls, throw pillows, candles and wall hangings. – Breestraat 114C

Wonderful Nature store Leiden

Wow Duurzaam Design Conceptstore

WOW duurzaam design is a conceptstore selling only sustainable Dutch design. The products at WOW duurzaam design are created by young designers and small labels mainly from the Netherlands and Belgium and with an eye for fairness and nature. – Breestraat 116

WOW duurzaam design Leiden


  1. Those are amazing tips!
    Now I really wanna go to Leiden before Xmas!
    Thank you for sharing.

    Kind regards,
    Eline from Sukhi.nl

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