Besides the official (and ubiquitous) Hamburg souvenirs such as lighters, cups, fridge magnets and the like, Hamburg has more unique souvenirs that are worth taking home.
Skull and bones
One of Hamburg's most popular souvenirs is a white skull and crossbones printed on a black hoodie ─ the emblem of FC St. Pauli. If you're into football and going to watch FC St. Pauli play, you can buy a hoodie inside Millerntor Stadium or at the official fan shop right next door. Along Reeperbahn, you’ll find more souvenir shops. Step inside and take a tiny bit of Hamburg home.
Why not treat your friends to a Ratsherrn handcrafted beer? It's brewed in an old industry hall located in vibrant Schanzenviertel. For chefs, consider bringing home the spice trilogy 'Hamburg macht scharf' (Hamburg makes you hot) of Barmbek Booster, Schanzen Chili and Pauli Pepper, named after city districts.
What about hot stuff from jail? Check out the Santa Fu products (German only) made by prisoners (Fu = short for Fuhlsbüttel district) and support an extraordinary project: The proceeds help to fund the production and support the Weisser Ring organisation that cares for crime victims.
Made in Hamburg
Hop inside Frohstoff at Wexstraße 38 and browse through the hand-printed postcards, posters, bags, pillowcases, towels and placemats with colourful designs. A couple of doors down you’ll find Ahoi Marie (German only) where they decorate porcelain cups, plates and bowls with fantastical, maritime creatures in a white & blue signature style.
The Lange Reihe street nearby Central Station has a couple of shops that sell cute, Hamburg-made items. Check out Kaufhaus Hamburg (German only) , Lagerhaus Hamburg, The Art of Hamburg (German only) and the handicrafts center Koppel 66 (German only) for unique and quirky Hamburg-made presents.
And, Hamburg Kontor (German only), located in Bramfeld in the north of the city, offers 100 sqm of Hamburg-themed items, ranging from jams to clothing. If you like playing games, try out the Hamburg version of Monopoly and build a house or buy a hotel at Elbchaussee: Hamburg’s most expensive street.
Design & art
Got some space in the boot of your car? Check out furniture, lamps and tableware at Lokal Design (German only) in Sternschanze, or browse through modern art created by local artists at Kunst Kiosk Hamburg (German only) located in St. Pauli.
Need more inspiration? Check out this list for more Hamburg souvenirs (only in German).