Grey Street: original, designer gift ideas

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Grey Street is a little shop packed with original gift ideas for any budget. Anything you buy there is bound to be a hit!

Grey Street
Where?

metro: Sant Antoni (L2)
Peu de la Creu 25
Raval

When?

Monday-Saturday: noon-9pm

How much?

from €1

Why?

for original gift ideas

Looking for fun, original gift ideas? We have just the place for you: Grey Street. This little, well-stocked shop is run by Amy, a friendly Australian expat who has lived in Barcelona for several years.

Grey Street: original gifts

Amy’s shop is welcoming and colourful, with hundreds of articles filling the space from floor to ceiling. The owner carefully selects the pieces she sells, and also creates small fabric bags and badges using fabric from her stash.

Many of the items on sale at Grey Street are completely unique, as they’re made by some of Amy’s friends. You won’t find them anywhere else! This is particularly true of the paintings on display.

grey street travel journals

Most of the shop’s stock is created by designers from Barcelona, but there are a few exceptions, such as the large travel journals illustrated and produced by Amy’s sister. Frankly, though, they’re so pretty that we had no scruples whatsoever about them not being local!

A fun, childlike atmosphere

Grey Street is packed with all sorts of objects which have one thing in common: a connection to childhood and more carefree times. Amy selects colourful cups, greetings cards, fun magnets, collectable playing cards, stamps and notebooks for writing, creating and playing. Express yourself, and let your inner child come out to play!

grey street (boxes)

The shop also stocks jewellery, painting, “vintage” clothing from the Dominican Republic, retro stickers to personalise your gifts, etc.

Our favourite? The pretty maps of different quarters of Barcelona (less than €15 for a 43×57 cm poster).

Barcelona quarter maps Grey Street

Useful information

  • Grey Street is open Monday to Saturday, 12pm – 9pm.
  • The prices vary enormously, from magnets at €1 to paintings with a €300 price tag. There are lots of articles between €5 and €15, so there’s plenty of choice, even with a restricted budget. See, it IS possible to find original and quirky gift ideas without breaking the bank…
  • The shop is near La Variété, NuovumLantoki and Carolina Blue.

grey street details (rings and stickers)

 

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Pauline

Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?