Definition of gift shop in US English:

gift shop


  • A shop that sells souvenirs and small items suitable to be given as presents.

    ‘a lovely little gift shop, full of magnets, coasters, and handbags’
    • ‘Alternatively, film fans can just take in the astounding view and buy movies stills from the gift shop featuring the castle and its gorgeous surroundings.’
    • ‘So when you have had enough of the thrills and spills of the deep blue sea, head for the Caribbean cafe and the gift shop to round off an exciting day.’
    • ‘Visitors could have their picture taken with Frankenstein's monster in one of the many gift shops scattered through the attraction.’
    • ‘The former sailor turned screenwriter had been working on the lot, himself, as a security guard, when he popped into the gift shop to make a purchase.’
    • ‘As well as a tearoom with home-made food, there will be a gift shop with original crafts, artwork, and garden gifts.’
    • ‘Banff turned out to be a small and very attractive town geared to the tourist with numerous gift shops.’
    • ‘And almost every Breton town boasts at least one Celtic-themed pub or a gift shop selling trinkets with supposedly traditional Celtic symbols.’
    • ‘Visitors to the gardens can view part of the mansion, which also hosts a gift shop.’
    • ‘A visit to any Barcelona gift shop will immediately alert you to the city's No. 1 icon: the huge, fantastic and unfinished church Sagrada Familia, which was designed by Antoni Gaudi.’
    • ‘She had long been irresistibly drawn to the popular animal wood carvings she saw in gift shops across the northern Rocky Mountain states.’
    • ‘The strangest souvenir I have ever seen in a museum gift shop, I purchased in the Johnstown Flood Museum.’
    • ‘These were sold as tourist souvenirs in the local gift shops.’
    • ‘And the National Gallery of Scotland gift shop is readying itself with Monet-inspired fridge magnets, mousemats, memo pads, and all manner of other memorabilia.’
    • ‘A favourite with day-trippers, the small town is crammed with glittering gift shops, candyfloss, and tourists.’
    • ‘We hit the gift shop so I could get the obligatory mug and buy a few other souvenirs for our family.’
    • ‘At most hotels, guests can stroll into the gift shop to purchase commemorative trinkets.’
    • ‘A friend and I were passing by a gift shop when we saw the glass windows decorated by those huge white teddy bears, and small and large red hearts, chocolate boxes and so on.’
    • ‘We happened to see a jar of banana curd in one of those lovely little gift shops you get in such places.’
    • ‘The museum gift shop's first consignment of 200 packages sold out almost immediately.’
    • ‘At the visitors centre there is a gift shop and tea room.’