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Published February 25th 2013
A quirky shop of hilarious novelty gifts
Maiden Shop on Shoreditch High Street is a fun alternative gift store full of silly and charming oddities. The chalkboard outside the shop currently reads, "Why Not Instagram This Hilarious Sign," and if you're drawn in by that sort of hip and quirky humour, you'll enjoy what's inside even more.
Maiden is full of unique novelty items and books that make for perfect gifts. With products like a pet bow tie, a banana wine stopper, a half-spoon ("half the sugar, half the calories!") and a "terrorist tea pot" (a tea pot with a black, woolen face mask), Maiden's selection will make you laugh, raise your eyebrows, roll your eyes, and have a thoroughly entertaining browsing experience.
Some of the gifts in Maiden are extremely simple and affordable, providing some great options if you're looking for a gift that's fun and unique without resorting to something cheap or overdone. They also have a vintage book collection, offering a little more culture aside the "IT'S MY F*CKING BIRTHDAY" T-shirts.
For quirky novelty gifts, Maiden Shop has the sense of humour and creativity you need to find something completely fun and new. Whether you're on a gift-finding mission or just want a fun look around, Maiden Shop is a great addition to Shoreditch High Street. And don't forget to Instagram the sign!