Christmas gift ideas and inspiration

Time Out presents your guide to this year’s best Christmas gift ideas



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Can it really be time to start Christmas shopping already? It seems like only yesterday we were quietly putting that unwanted aftershave on eBay. Avoid the shame of below-par purchases under the tree by hitting the capital’s unrivalled department stores, independent boutiques and glorious museum shops. We’ve rounded up the best buys from each of them, looking for value, individuality and a sense of fun in everything we selected.

And for anyone who wants to make the most of this city, there’s the Time Out Card. It allows you to give the gift of London, with discounts on food, booze and fun. Even those who are hardest to please can appreciate a bit of that. Happy shopping!

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The Vintage Event
The Vintage Event

Lots of alternative Vintage Christmas ideas at The Vintage Event @ The Balham Bowls Club, 7-9 Ramsden Road, Balham SW12 8QX on Sunday 11th December. FREE entry 12-6pm!

Soho Vintage
Soho Vintage

Perfect Vintage Christmas gifts at Soho Vintage: 12 Ingestre Place W1 0JF T.0207 734 7029. Come a have a look today!