It’s starting to get darker again, which means we’re getting ready for the holidays! Evening spend eating good food, celebrating with your family, and giving presents – have you found the perfect gift already? If not, don’t worry: we’ve listed the best stores with sustainable, educational, and unique surprises. Whether you’re looking for a gift for young or old: it’s impossible not to succeed! Read our tips here!
1. Moenen & Mariken
Moenen & Mariken is the game store of Nijmegen and its surrounding. In this fun and cozy store, you’ll be able to find something for everyone. With over 10,000 different board games, card games, dice games, miniature games, puzzles, brainteasers, and dice, there’s always something to choose from.
At de Kinderboekenwinkel Nijmegen, you’re guaranteed to fall head over heels in love – or, well, in books. How great is it to lose yourself in a good book for hours on end? In this store, you’ll find over 8,000 different children’s books and teen novels: from cloth books for toddlers to children’s literature by fames authors.
3. Black and Blue
Gifts for men can be difficult sometimes – but not at Black and Blue. A real men’s store, where you can find stuff for real men: from a good pair of jeans to a nice barbecue. If you’re looking for a gift for a man who doesn’t have specific gifts written on his wish list, chances are you’ll succeed here.
4. Toys, toys, and even more toys
Whether you’re looking for soft toys, blocks, games, books or Barbies, in Nijmegen you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in one of our many toy stores! Find out where you can find what you’re looking for.
5. Van Nature Warenhuis
Van Nature is the most sustainable store in Nijmegen. Here you can find everything: sustainable and fair cosmetics, kitchenware, office and gift items, garden stuff, and home accessories, all of them produced with respect for people and nature. In other words: gifts you buy and give with love.
6. Bij Dré
At Bij Dré you’ll find everything Dré likes, specially selected for you. From children’s toys, crockery, and lamps to small furniture and gadgets – but above all, original gift items. The products you find here are all original and sustainable.
Are you looking for a gift for someone who’s living in an urban jungle? This is the place for you! Bleshyou (located in the same building as 512), they sell plants with their own character and life story – whether they’re second-hand plants or ones that come from hobby growers. When you buy a plant here, its life story and the best care instructions come with it. How special is that!
8. Make My Day
With three locations (on Lange Hezelstraat) you’ll find great gifts for interior design, clothing, vintage jewelry, and book lovers here – men and women. Basically a one-stop shop for all your Christmas gifts.
A good bottle of wine is just as great a gift as a delicious specialty beer. At Wijnplein you’ll find wines from all over the world, and they’ll gladly provide you with expert advice.
You’ll be able to find hats, bags, and scarves from the best brands here. A good hat, nice bag or beautiful scarf always does well under the Christmas tree. At Cappello they sell very high-quality products.
11. De Bierbrigadier
Special and delicious specialty beers always make for great Christmas gifts – especially if you don’t know what to give someone for the holidays. If you’re looking for specialty beers, you’ve come to the right place. Or, a more original gift: don’t give a beer package, but a tasting or course about specialty beers as a gift!
Need a gift for a home chef? Then you’ve come to the right place! Kitchen utensils, cutlery, pans, crockery, and glassware: if you can think of it, Cookinglife probably has it. Do you know someone who loves cooking? Put together a nice gift package here.
13. Ieder Z’n Vak
Do you like supporting local businesses? At Ieder Z’n Vak, located on the Lange Hezelstraat, you can shop at 120 entrepreneurs under one roof. Find unique items, handmade by entrepreneurs from Nijmegen who are passionate about their crafts. The varied selection ensures that there’s something for everyone and you’ll never come home without a gift.
14. Spirit in Style
At Spirit in Style, quality and personal attention are paramount. Buy exclusive jewelry with gemstones or made of Engelsrufer at this spiritual (gift) shop. Their staff will be happy to help you find the perfect gift, whether you’re looking for something large or small! Their attentive service is the cherry on top.
15. Aangenaam Aleppo
Looking for a special gift for a foodie? Try visiting Aangenaam Aleppo! You’re guaranteed to find something interesting (and tasty) in their assortment of coffee beans, olive oil, Aleppo soap, pomegranate molasses, and many more goodies. Aangenaam Aleppo is looking to introduce Dutch people to Syrian products and contribute to the social integration and participation of Syrian refugees in the Netherlands. They also stimulate relations between the Netherlands and Syria, contributing to the recovery and reconstruction of the latter country. Help these wonderful causes by buying your Christmas gift here.
16. Fier Conceptstore
At Fier Conceptstore, located at the Lange Hezelstraat 4, you can find 5 different concepts: living, lighting, lifestyle, gifts, and fashion. There’s enough to choose from if you’re looking to surprise someone during the holidays.
17. WAAR Nijmegen
If you’re looking for a gift with a good story behind it, WAAR’s the place for you: their products are produced sustainably, recycled or part of a great fair trade project. Every product of theirs you hold in your hands contributes to making the world a better place. Plus, everything is unique and by buying something you’ll make both the giftee and the maker happy! Everything is packed with great care and love.