Magma  Manchester

Image by Denise Tench 2019

Magma – Arty gifts and books

We all have that person who is difficult to buy gifts for. However, the stylish Scandinavian-style interior of Oldham Street’s Magma will hold a solution for the trickiest of recipients.

It’s likely the biggest problem you’ll have in Magma is trying not to spend money on things you never knew existed. Who knew you shared this planet with foldable coffee cups or pencils that grow into plants?

The gift range, or random selection of delightful objects, could include a miniature paper model of a sumo wrestling match or boxes of tiny, colourful socks for newborns. You’ll also typically find wonderful, unusual jewellery from niche designers, featuring anything from cats and cacti to David Bowie.

Not simply a store for quirky trinkets, Magma is also a discerning supplier of art prints and books on design, architecture, photography and all things creative. Their small but thoughtfully chosen niche magazines, travel guides, illustrated maps and art books come from publishing houses such as Hatje Cantz, Taschen and Lannoo.

Whether you’re on the move, looking for a friend, family, self-gifting or frittering some time away in the Northern Quarter, make sure you keep a little space in your luggage for plundering Magma’s wares.

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Details about this spot



24 Oldham Street, Manchester

Telephone number


Opening Times

10:30 - 18:00 daily


Books from: £ 5


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)