Got a birthday, wedding, anniversary or festive season like Christmas or Diwali and don't have a gift? Worry not. Check out our guide to gift shopping in Mumbai, where you find something for everyone.
Keep This Handy: Our Favourite Gift Shops For Every Occasion In Mumbai
Marry Me, Bandra
Next time you need to find a small gift, visit the quiet, floral store ‘Marry Me’ that sits inside the ever-popular Candies in Bandra (the one in Pali). You’ll get an assortment of adorable knick-knacks from cute tin sugar and cookie boxes for the cooks, funky stationery, little accessories, and even vintage TV-shaped clocks. Read more about it here.
Popular For: Cute home accessories, stationery and decor.
Price: Pretty cost-effective with the average start range of the products starting from INR 300.
Kulture Shop, Bandra
Kulture Shop is the place to get your hands on products made by upcoming graphic designers and illustrators in India. Get a funky mug that says ‘I Don’t Give A Font’, cushion covers with ‘dope’ written on it (in Hindi) and more sassy gift items. Find the store in Bandra. Read more about it here.
Popular For: Quirky range of products with offbeat graphics.
Price: slightly on the higher end. A tiny notebook is somewhere around INR 300 and printed shorts for INR 1,100 and upwards.
Bliss is a gift shop in Andheri that may be a little hard to find but once explored, is full of little gems. Attractive stationery, phone covers, funky earrings, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. themed wall hangings are just at the beginning of it. Read more about this adorable store here.
Popular For: Fashion accessories, posters, keychains.
Price: Small items start at INR 300, wall hanging starts at INR 1,800
#LBBTip: When there, you can also check out Inside Out in Bandra for more F.R.I.E.N.D.S memorabilia.
The Bombay Store
The Bombay Store has beautiful items that make for the most thoughtful gifts. When confused with the multitude of options, know that you can head here. A kitschy elephant bedspread, printed umbrellas, colourful accessories and more – head here for a sure-shot find.
Popular For: Bright and colourful products with ethnic and Indian prints.
Price: On the higher end of things, you can manage a good gift under INR 2,000 here
Nappa Dori, Colaba
Get a DIY belt design kit, gorgeous handcrafted journals, a dual colour leather wallet, or leather duffle bags – unique leather products designed with a nuance at Nappa Dori’s flagship store in Colaba. The prices here tend to aim for the roof, so visit it when the bank’s well-stocked. They also have detailed country and world maps that a traveller will appreciate. Read more about it here.
Popular For: Pure leather products.
Price: Pretty expensive and an apt option if you're looking to splurge. Wallets start at INR 3,000.
Cheap Jack, Bandra
Cheap Jack in Bandra is a small store fully packed with cuteness. It has the little-st of things that make for thoughtful gifts – from wind chimes to bulb-shaped glassware, mason jars, greeting cards and more. Read more about it here.
Popular For: Quirky kitchen essentials, home accessories and loads of random cute stuff.
Price: Starts at INR 100 and upwards.
Cult'R Story, Versova
We found a shop from our Pinterest dreams in CultR Story, Versova. This store houses all things eclectic – be it a duck-shaped plant pot, dream catchers, quirky cushion covers, wall hangings, maps from around the world, and more. The items come from around the world and settle here for you to buy. Read more about it here.
Popular For: Home decor and essentials.
Price: Dreamcatchers at INR 350 upwards, cushion covers at INR 600 upwards
Remember when Archies was our go-to store for any of our friend’s birthday or even Chrismas & New Year? From greeting cards to photo frames, it was the best collection in town. And now, with Desi Archies, you're really spoilt for choice. They have a super lit collection of handicrafts, home décor, kitchen & dining items, tea sets and cushions, fashion accessories, stationery, incredible collection of storage and barware.
Poplar For: Gifts and handicrafts with desi twist.
Price: Their range begins at INR 250 and upwards
Take a round inside Nirmitee Art Connoisseurs in Dadar to dabble in the Indian handicrafts. Get Rajasthani jhola bags, terracotta pots, wall art, and pretty bells for the home. Read more on it here.
Price: On the higher side, a clock starts at INR 600
Whishbox, Lower Parel
Tucked away in a tiny corner of Lower Parel, Whishbox is truly a hidden gem in Lower Parel. An artist-led retail store, Whishbox houses was started a few years back by college friends who decided to 'jam' with their designs. Expect cool and funky stuff like scratch world maps, superhero-themed stationery and lot more.
Popular For: Pop Art, home decor and stationery.
Price: Starts from INR 300 and upwards.