Not much can be more fun than presenting a unique gift to someone who has something to celebrate. The giving is the easy part –it’s the finding of a good gift that can sometimes present a challenge. We’ve come up with ten gift shops in Maastricht that should help you succeed on your gift-buying mission.
Hoping to buy a leafy gift? Look no further than Wonderwoud, where you will find arty pots, products to care for your plants, scented candles, and a range of other gifts, in addition to some beautiful plants. This shop also offers beautiful vintage interior products, and there’s always a pleasant surprise in store for you every time you visit. You’ll feel like you’re in the green Maastricht jungle while you shop, and you can even have your favourite plant repotted while you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the café.
Boschstraat 75a | City centre
Stadsbrouwerij (City Brewery) Maastricht
Choosing gifts has never been so delicious as at the Stadsbrouwerij Maastricht. Researching the best gift can hardly be called a tough gig if there's a beer in your hand and you're on a waterfront terrace. You can even tour the brewery to make sure you're able to tell the person you're buying for all about the history of the beer when you present your gift. Choose from local beers and ‘barrel-aged specials’ in the gift shop. Lastly, decide whether you’d like to use the attractive packaging available or the ready-made gift packs.
Oeverwal 12 | Wyck
Maastricht Visitor Center
If you’d like to buy something truly ‘Maastricht’, you’ve got to visit the Maastricht Visitor Center. We can see why you’d think this would be the place for (lost) tourists, but this shop is great for locals too. You’ll find gifts such as true Maastricht tableware, the Maastricht Underground card game, and perfume from Ton sur Ton. Foodies can create a culinary pampering package with a range of local delicacies. If you buy from here, it won’t just be your gift recipient who will be happy, but also the local business owners. The shop also features items from local creative producers based in Maastricht.
Maastricht Visitor Center
Kleine Staat 1 | City centre
Printed mugs, vintage-style metal plates, and storage tins... the Cadeux gift shop exclusively offers a range of gift items. There are gifts from brands such as Kikkerland, Umbra, Balvi, and Secrid. As the range is changed regularly, there's always new items to choose from for every birthday that comes round. Gift shopping has never been so easy!
Nieuwstraat 11 | City centre
Regalo Cadeau's paintings, tableware, jewellery, candles and other gift items are all unique and handmade. Regalo is both a shop and studio in one, and is located in the Wyck district. Gifts are made on site by creative people with intellectual disabilities. By buying the colourful gifts, you are directly contributing to their integration into society. A lovely gift and a good deed, too.
Rechtstraat 19a | Wyck
This shop offers the very best in greetings cards. Add an arty jigsaw puzzle featuring a print of a painting or a beautiful notebook and you’ve got the perfect gift. The shop is divided into different 'experiences', making shopping here an absolute treat. Can’t choose between the many wonderfully creative cards? Take the whole pile – at least that way you’ll be well prepared for future celebrations!
Minckelersstraat 4 | City centre
You’ll feel like a kid in a sweetshop at Festen! You will be delighted by tablewear, glasses, jewellery and stationery at every step you take through the shop. With so much choice, it’s almost impossible to leave without something unique. This is also a great shop for maternity gifts and cool presents for the youngsters. Think cute little piglet piggy banks, colourful ‘Storytiles’, and beautiful vintage puzzles. After a successful shopping trip, treat yourself to a cup of tea and some goodies in the cosy coffee corner.
Minckelersstraat 1a | City centre
The Plant Store
This shop feels like walking into someone’s living room, even though you're in a beautiful, listed building on Minckelersstraat. At The Plant Store, you can shop for the coolest plants at your leisure. From plants in cute little pots, to plants a metre tall and then some, you’ll be sure to find the perfect plant for every home here. Not sure which plant to buy? The staff here are happy to offer their expert advice. And if you're buying for a friend, why not add a little something for yourself from the lush hanging plants?
The Plant Store
Minckelersstraat 1 | City centre
Give the gift of relaxation in the morning or a tasty evening treat – all packaged neatly in a gift bag. Blanche Dael is an artisan coffee roastery and tea shop, selling the most delicious coffees and teas. Buy a retro coffee or tea tin to go with your purchase and you’ve got an instant gift box in your hands. The shop also offers ready-made gift packs. How about a bag of 'Dael's Droum tea', Mestreechter chocolate stars, and a bar of nougat? Or maybe you fancy a pack with two home-roasted coffees, chocolate, and nougat – perfect for espresso lovers? During the holidays, there’s also a special coffee on offer here every year. Make sure to taste it this year!
Wolfstraat 28 | City centre
The roastery also houses a shop: Aan de Brikkebouw 10 | Sphinxkwartier
Simon Lévelt is another great place to go for gifts of coffee and tea. With more than 25 coffees and 150 teas to choose from, there is bound to be something just right for your gift recipient. Add an Italian biscuit or some chocolates and you’ve got the perfect indulgent gift. Trendy teapots and homely mugs are also on offer as gifts. The shop offers comprehensive gift packages. Unsure about what your particular recipient likes? Use one of the shops gift cards, add a bar of chocolate, and voilà, sorted!
Wycker Brugstraat 21a | Wyck