Forget kitsch unwanted trappings and instead train your eye on these cult stores for a gift that will be treasured. Unique and artisanal, a present from these will say that you care.
For locally-made ceramics with a distinctively summery twist, one need look no further than MUAS. Used by many of Warsaw’s trendiest cafes and bars, products include wave-shaped platters, ramen bowls, soap dishes, vases and flowerpots, many of which come decorated in surf shack colours of Pacific blue and California pink.
Summer all but demands an afternoon spent prowling the alleyways of Old Town, and whilst there don’t forego a visit to the Polish Poster Gallery to flick through over 2,000 posters from the luminaries of Poland’s school of poster. Often beautifully graphic, they’re ideal when it comes to giving your living space a new lease of life.
The most intriguing alcohol store in Warsaw awards the bottles the same reverence as Faberge eggs. Gleaming from the display shelves, the craft, small-batch alcohols present the very best of artisanal Poland with bottles to suit every occasion. They make not just for ideal gifts, but also the perfect companion for an outdoor moonlit bonfire at your dzialka retreat.