These startups help you find more unique gifts


These days where almost all shops show the same products, we found online stores and startups that help you find a little more unique ideas. If you’re still looking for a gift, these services could help. 





Based in Cologne, SugarTrends lets individual shops sell their items online. You’ll find stores from all over the world with mostly local products, including home design, jewelry, fashion and art. E.g. for those who love hashtags and cooking, Lokaldesign based in Hamburg offers “Upcycled Skateboards Trivets”.




Similar to SugarTrends, HierBeiDir offers a platform for local stores based in Germany. If you’re in Düsseldorf, where HierBeiDir is located, and need your items today instead of tomorrow, you can use the bike courier and receive the order within two hours. The products include e.g. decoration, fashion, and food.




Based in Berlin and working closely with artists, Juniqe wants to make art affordable without making it bulk freight. Besides art you’ll also find fashion, colorful bed linen, and fun smartphone cases.  




Are you into 3D printing? Then Stilnest is what you should look into! The Berlin-based “publishing house for jewelry” curates international designers and selects small, unique jewelry collections and produces the finepolyamid- and 925 Sterling Silver jewelry through 3D printing.


Not super unique, yes, but super useful!

While back in the days, you would hand out subscription for magazines, there are lots of more ways to keep your loved ones happy around the year. For example with cooking and food boxes, such as from HelloFresh, Marley Spoon or Kochzauber. If beauty products are more welcome, Glossybox would be an option. For movie fans a streaming subscription, e.g. Netflix, Maxdome or Watchever might be useful.

Where do you find gift ideas? Share it in the comment section below. 



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