European art, home goods and gift shops to explore this season

European art, home goods and gift shops to explore this season

by Anna Leigh Bagiackas
Stripes Europe

Whether you’re gathering ideas for holiday gifts to send to family and friends or simply wanting to refresh your home with some new or seasonal pieces, social media and online shops are making it easy to support local artists and small businesses all over Europe.

From ceramic dishes and tableware to beautiful blankets and customized signage, why not decorate your space with unique pieces from European artists and designers?

Below is a short list of shops to get you started and provide some inspiration for your decorating!

Karo und Auguste, Germany

Showcasing a variety of pastel colors, this shop sells ceramic cups, bowls, plates, teacups and infusers, vases, planters and sculptures, as well as courses in ceramic making.

Keramik-Schoenbohm, Germany

With a range of neutral and bright colors, as well as fine white ceramics, this shop has a range of ceramic bowls, mugs, plates, candle holders, vases and strainers for sale.

Textilwerk.io, Germany

Focusing on individually designed textiles, you can find bed linens, pillows, tablecloths and curtains with lots of unique designs, including seasonal patterns to fit with any home.

Eulenschnitt, Germany

This store has pieces for all parts of your home, from the kitchen to the front door. The products include lots of wooden pieces and decor with a more minimalist, yet artsy design.

Pinkmilk, Germany

Specializing in Scandinavian design and brands, this shop works from Hamburg and Osnabrück to deliver dishes, home decor, children’s products, kitchen tools, furniture and holiday decorations.

Not on High Street, U.K.

This website features artists all over the U.K., selling works that range from jewelry to stationery, home decor, prints, gifts and holiday decor.

Tartan Blanket Co., U.K.

If a quintessential tartan Scottish throw is more what you’re looking for, you’ll find a range of blankets and scarves here. You can also choose from or build a gift box or care package to send to a loved one.

The Coach House, Ireland

Featuring leading Irish designers and artists, this store sells candles, jewelry, home decor, clothing, and McNutt wool scarves and blankets in a variety of beautiful colors.

Avoca, Ireland

Well-known Irish wool company Avoca has something wool for every need, whether it is scarves, socks, baby blankets or even picnic blankets.

Kilkenny Shop, Ireland

This shop is dedicated to celebrating Irish craft and design from clothing to jewelry, photography, pottery, and crystal in addition to other great gift options.

La Trésorerie, France

This Parisian shop features artists from all over the world through products that include dishes and ceramics, kitchen tools, linens, cleaning tools, furniture and lighting.

La Redoute, France

This shop has a wide range of clothing, linens for the kitchen and bedrooms and other home decor.

Mapiful, Sweden

Find customizable wall art for your home or office, such as city, state or country maps, astronomical star maps, or text art maps, plus frames. Perfect for someone who loves to travel or just wants a taste of their favorite place, wherever they are living.

Koba Handmade, Belgium

Handmade “rope bowls” made of Belgian cotton cord are made into baskets, placemats, coasters, plates, planters and other containers. They come in various sizes and colors, to fit whatever space you’re looking to fill.

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