If you are searching for unique, fun, and a little twisted gifts in Beijing, then going to Grifted would be a good choice. Grifted is a gift shop located in an old street with 800 years of history.
The owner of Grifted comes from New York.
She first showed me the colorful postcards hung on the wall. The postcards are pictures taken by local photographers. They reflect lives of the ordinary people in Beijing. One postcard featuring a little girl with a gorilla was quite interesting. It seemed to tell us a story of how to live in harmony with nature.
The colorful curtains offered in this shop are made from recycled candy wrappers. They are so glittery. Hanging them in your doorway would make a catchy fashion statement.
You also can find dolls, puppets, jewelry, and T-shirts. A black umbrella featured the picture of a monk with a funny victory gesture. It really made me in stitches.
What I appreciate:
funny items with unique design
What customers appreciate:
a wide choice of interesting items, hospitable shop owner who speaks good English
Enjoy the art of bamboo scroll painting and bamboo carvings
Elegant indoor ornaments -- silk figurines
A handicraft shop on the ancient culture street of Beijing
A cloisonne shop featuring tasteful ornaments