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The Chinaman has now been trading for over 40 years. We are a family-run independent business with a wealth of knowledge about specialty gifts. We specialise in luxury gifts & jewellery in china, porcelain and crystal.

The Chinaman was first established in Sevenoaks, Kent in the 1970’s & after great success with our Online presence we moved from Sevenoaks to Canterbury.  We have a beautiful High Street Shop at No. 20 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HG

We are easily accessible from anywhere in the South East should you choose to visit us and we are only a call or email away. Whether you are searching for a treat for yourself, or gifts for friends or family, with our knowledgeable help and guidance we are sure you will find the perfect gift at The Chinaman.

Our High Street shop is a treasure troves of wonderful gifts, fine china and crystal ranging from smaller items to limited editions. With luxurious and prestigious pieces from LaliqueLladroMoorcrooft, and Caithness & Dartington you are sure to find the special gift you are looking for. You need look no further for prestigious design, quality and superb craftsmanship in our collection of handcrafted gifts.

Searching for the perfect gift can be daunting, but we are here to help you. You will get an idea of the ranges we stock in our retail shop by looking at our online product listing. Customer service is paramount to us, so if you cannot find what you are looking for please call us on 01227 230970 or simply drop in to our store in Canterbury.

Our opening hours are 9:30 am to 17:30 pm Monday to Saturday. 11 am to 5 pm Sunday.

We can source any products that are still in manufacture from our suppliers, so if what you are looking for is not listed simply call us and we can order it for you.

If you have an urgent deadline and need some help, please let us know and we will do everything within our power to get your order to you in time. Exceptional customer service is at the heart of what we do. 

At The Chinaman, we understand that WeddingAnniversaryBirthday, Christmas and other Celebration Gifts need to be special, and we have an excellent choice at a range of prices to suit all of those occasions. Simply browse our gift category sections on the toolbar above to find inspirational ideas for luxurious and unique gifts.

We also offer a gift wrapping service of gift bags or paper wrapping & ribbon that will add the finishing touches to your perfect gift, as well as help save you time. Simply select the gift wrapping option as you checkout.

We would love to keep you updated with all of the latest news on new releases & our special offers online. Please register for our newsletter at the bottom of this page, or follow us on Instagram or on Twitter. Alternatively you can contact us via our online form.


Full of inspirational Gift Ideas for All Occasions

The Chinaman

Est 1977

Visit Our High Street Store Opening Hours

Mon - Sat: 09.30am to 17.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am to 17.00pm


20 Burgate, Canterbury,
Kent, CT1 2HG
Phone: 01227 230970