8 Best Gift Shops In Mumbai You Need To Check Out
Nothing says you truly care about a person better than a good gift. As important as they are, good and thoughtful gifts are a rarity. Next time you have a birthday or a wedding coming up, scout the best gift shops in Mumbai to make sure you really make your loved one feel special.
It’s Not Just The Thought That Counts
While we’re told that even the gesture of giving a gift is enough to show your affection, we’ve all rolled our eyes when we have been at the receiving end of a terrible gift. So, when it’s your turn to gift your loved ones, don’t let them down. We’ve scanned a lot of gift shops in Mumbai and have picked out the best ones to help you in your gift-giving quest.
1) The Bombay Store
Whether the occasion is a birthday, a wedding or a house warming party, you’ll find the classiest gifts for it at the Bombay Store. Their wide collection of house décor and accessories showcase the best of Indian art. Because of their wide variety, The Bombay Store is definitely also one of the best places in Mumbai to find great handicraft items.
From soft stone and marble artifacts of Agra to Pashmina shawls of Kashmir or Dokra art from Orissa to Kantha work bedsheets of Jaipur, the store’s collection is a treasure trove of all things Indian. Their scented candles and wooden frames are also available at a steal.
Where: Fort, Khar, Malad, Goregaon, Chembur, Lower Parel
2) Kulture Shop
Kulture Shop’s gift items are for those who love to sport funky, colorful clothes and accessories. All the products are designed by leading graphic designers, so you can actually see all the creativity translate into the store’s collection. If you’re planning to give a not-so-grand gift, you can find something from their collection of notebooks, mugs, cushion covers, magnets, badges, wallets and phone covers; otherwise jump to their artworks and clothes section. With fresh ideas, witty taglines and minimalist designs, all their products really stand out.
Where: Bandra, Kala Ghoda
For a fun and playful gift, Hamley’s is the ultimate destination. From hundreds of crazy racing cars, grand playhouses, robots and DIY craft kits, it is nothing short of a wonderland for kids. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything for adults. Usher in some fun at your home with their mini foosball table, latest drone collection, table hockey or a quick game of carrom. If you want to relive your childhood and keep the child-like wonder alive, Hamley’s is the place to be.
Where: Lower Parel, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Malad, Thane, Vile Parle
A cross between an art exhibition, a boutique and a home shop, Lifaafa brings in a unique concept to Mumbai. The shop is actually a colorful home in Bandra, which provides a space for freelancers to showcase their products all under one roof. You can find colorful cotton-printed dresses with quirky designs, diaries, organic soaps and a lot of other unique gifts. They also organize pop-up shops every once in a while where you can also enjoy some delicious desserts and coffee. So, check the dates for it before you drop in.
5) Nappa Dori
Though a tad bit expensive, Nappa Dori’s collection of leather products is really impressive. Their sophisticated leather-covered journals, handbags, wallets and duffle bags should be reserved for a special gift when you want your gift to totally steal the show with its elegance. They also have gorgeous DIY belt design kits that will win you extra brownie points from your creative friends.
6) Elves & Co
Elves & Co can transform even the most mundane things around your house and give them a peppy touch.Bulb-shaped mason jars, butterfly bowls, Captain America fidget spinners, Donut-print cup warmers, Camera Lens Mugs, Champagne Candles and so much more; you have to see it to believe the artistic potential these routine items possess. Their ‘elves’ have covered everything from home décor to travel essentials to impress your friends; so step in their dreamy store for the most unique gifts.
7) Stemline Floral Design
If you’re going old school and thinking of gifting your near and dear ones some flowers, Stemline Floral Design’s collection of flowers should interest you. While bouquets are evergreen, this gift shop gives them a sophisticated touch. Enveloped around wooden boxes, delicate bird cages, stunning vases and little baskets, their style is as fresh as their flowers. At their shop, you’ll find your usual roses and sunflowers placed alongside exotic flowers; giving you a plethora of exciting choices.
Papeljam’s products are all very vibrant; but the best part about the store is that it allows customization in everything. A stationery store that believes in making all things pretty, this gift store has some very unique gift items. Name plates, plaques, canvas prints, notebooks, wall hangings, desk accessories and lots more — their collection is never ending.
Where: Malabar Hill
Now that you know the best places to buy gifts in Mumbai, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and impress your folks with some amazing goodies. Do you know of any other gift shops that we should check out? Let us know about them in the comments section below.
Image Credits: R City Mall, The City Story, Nappa Dori, Scootsy, Trip Advisor
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