Berlin is an unusual city, so if you are out souvenir hunting, or just want an unusual gift for an unusual friend then check out Ausberlin. They have lots of Berlin inspired stuff, all made by starving artists based here, so you won’t have to worry about lining the pockets of some executive.
From funky lights to throw pillows featuring iconic Berlin architecture, to T-shirts with offensive (and inoffensive) slogans, to local music on vinyl, to paper dolls featuring the various types of Berlinerinnen, you can probably find something you didn’t even know you were looking for. Which baker in your life wouldn’t love cookie cutters shaped like the various districts of Berlin, or perhaps the Bundesländer, or even the continents of the world?
Of course there are other non-Berlin inspired objects on which you can exercise your conspicuous consumption. Felt has been around for centuries but thanks to modern crafters you can now purchase felt holsters for your smart phone, tablet computer or your spare change even. How about a kidney warmer (trust me, ask a German)? Or a book about street art around the world?
Buy Berlin (even if it can be a little pricey sometimes)!