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Christmas gift guide

This year we‘re showing our support for London‘s amazing independent makers in the Time Out Christmas gift guide

Written by
Hayley Spencer
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After Christmas was literally cancelled in 2020, this year’s Yuletide is going to be a big one for Londoners. But if that year off has meant you’ve totally forgotten how to shop for your nearest and dearest (or the frolleague you’ve drawn in the office secret Santa), fear not! With the help of our bumper London gift guide you can spread joy and good vibes. Keep reading to discover items with extra feelgood factor: gifts by talented independent craftspeople and makers, from potters to PJ designers, as well as secondhand gems from some of the capital’s top curators. Get your skates on, though: some of these gifts are one-offs, handmade or sold in limited numbers.  

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Gifts for small Londoners

Gifts for small Londoners

If you’ve got a burgeoning musician, artist or scientist in your family, browse this list of brilliant presents

Gifts for the houseproud

Gifts for the houseproud

Seeing as we have spent so much time locked indoors recently, get your loved ones something special for their homes

Gifts for the epicurious

Gifts for the epicurious

The best artisanal treats and nifty kitchenware from London makers, plus merch from local eateries

Gifts for culture vultures

Gifts for culture vultures

A present from one of London’s cultural hubs or creators will earn you brownie points and also give back

Gifts for tech heads

Gifts for tech heads

Cool and unusual presents for those people in your life who are always whipping out a shiny new gadget

Gifts for the burnt-out

Gifts for the burnt-out

Let’s face it: it’s been an exhausting and unpredictable year which has, no doubt, left some of us feeling worse for wear

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