From particular parents to fussy friends, finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be a trying task. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our top ten Christmas gift shops in London. The best part is that each one of the Christmas gift shops is also online, so you can master gifting from across the UK.
V&A Gift Shop
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge
Nearest Tube: South Kensington
South Kensington’s Victoria and Albert Museum boasts four gift shops, with its main store located on the ground floor. It features jewellery, prints, toys and crafts, each inspired by pieces in the museum’s collection. So, if you’re shopping for an art lover or fashion follower, the V&A is the place to go.
Fortnum & Mason
Piccadilly Street, St. James’s
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
If you’re looking to indulge this Christmas, Fortnum & Mason is the place to go. Head down to Piccadilly and you’ll find hampers packed with delicious nibbles and feast-worthy treats. Plus, Fortnum & Mason also has a store in St Pancras train station for last-minute gifting.
Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia
Nearest Tube: Goodge Street
The Heal’s Christmas Circus is out in full force at our Tottenham Court Road store. Visit the Heal’s Christmas market on the ground floor and find luxurious gifts for all members of the family. Whilst you’re here, take a snap of the festive Cecil Brewer Stairs – London’s most photographed staircase.
Design Museum Shop
Kensington High Street, Kensington
Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington
As a hub of contemporary design, it’s only right that the Design Museum’s shop is a must for creative gifts. From architecture books to covetable designs by some of the best-loved designers, you’re sure to find the right gift. Located on the museum’s ground floor, there is also a free permanent exhibition to enjoy whilst doing your Christmas shopping.
Present & Correct
Arlington Way, Clerkenwell
Nearest Tube: Angel
Present & Correct’s collection of contemporary stationery makes the perfect stocking filler or gift. One of London’s most unique Christmas gift shops, Present & Correct also boasts stationary suited to gifting all year round. Select from notepads, pens, calendars and much more.
Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop
The Market, Covent Garden
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
Founded in the 1880s, Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop must be one of the most festive Christmas gift shops on our list. Its collection of toy theatres, shadow boxes and games serve nostalgic style without missing out on functionality. Plus, you can enjoy it all in the festive surroundings of Covent Garden.
Marylebone High Street, Marylebone
Nearest Tube: Regent’s Park
Take a trip back in time at Daunt Books’ Marylebone store and stroll through the original Edwardian building to find the perfect literary gift. With stores across London, you needn’t miss out if the Marylebone store is a little out of your way.
Native & Co.
Kensington Park Rd, Notting Hill
Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate
Notting Hill-based home-ware shop Native & Co. boasts a spectacular selection of designs from Japan and Taiwan. As a champion of traditional crafts, Native & Co. the perfect places to find a unique gift. Its refined collection ranges from pared-back slippers to clay rice pots.
Brixton Village, Brixton
Nearest Tube: Brixton
You’ll find Circus tucked away in the hustle and bustle of Brixton Village. The boutique is a colourful extravaganza of hand-picked vintage and contemporary pieces. From Picasso prints to vintage Fritz Nagel candleholders, the world is your oyster at Circus.
Coal Drop’s Yard, King’s Cross
Nearest Tube: King’s Cross
Gifting white appliances is a thing of the past. This Christmas think Japanese hand-forged chef knives, bespoke gin sets and stylish leather aprons. Located in Coal Drop’s Yard, King’s Cross’ latest shopping destination, Kitchen Provisions is in good company.