Christmas Shopping in London 2016 Part 3

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Christmas Shopping in London 2016
Credit to: Ed Marshall
Days are counting down. Christmas eve is coming soon. There's nothing more festive as London at Christmas time. After Reading Christmas Shopping in London 2016 Part 1 anda Part 2, there're more and more reasons and choices to spend your christmas holiday in London. Christmas London is a joy of shopping. There're a lot of things to buy here.



SHOPPING

Couverture & The Garbstore


Couverture & The Garbstore
Credit to: Time Out
From graphic blankets to stylish leather backpacks, this is the place to head if you’ve got someone you want to spoil with something beautiful that they would feel guilty splashing out on for themselves. Split between a women’s (Couverture) and men’s (Garbstore) floor, the shop is stocked with a flawlessly-curated edit of gift potential. It’s not all wallet-stretching fare, either – you can snap up handsome notepads and other trinkets from less than £3.

Then there's the Harrods Christmas grotto – harder to get into than the Ivy, practically. Pre-bookable tickets are like gold-dust, and tend to sell out in a jiffy.
  • It's located in Couverture & The Garbstore, 188 Kensington Park Rd, Portobello, London, W11 2ES.
  • You can come here at 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun.
  • Best for little luxuries.


Niddle Noddle


Niddle Noddle
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Vintage Fisher Price toys, origami nightlights – kids’ presents have never been so modish. This Crouch End treasure trove, set up by two mums – a Scot and a Dane – is full of high-quality things for little ones, many of which are sourced from under-the-radar brands that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else. You’ll also be able to get your hands on unique goodies like hand-stitched leather shoes and handmade dolls.

Then there's the Harrods Christmas grotto – harder to get into than the Ivy, practically. Pre-bookable tickets are like gold-dust, and tend to sell out in a jiffy.
  • It's located in Niddle Noddle, 5 Topsfield Rd, London, N8 8PR.
  • You can come here at Mon-Fri 9.15am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 11am to 5pm.
  • Best for gifts for kids.


The Goodhood Store


The Goodhood Store
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East London lifestyle emporium Goodhood has had a cult following practically since it opened in 2007, and its new two-floor flagship is a leftfield present-hunter’s paradise. Impossibly hip men’s and women’s fashion, accessories, grooming products and homewares are the order of the day here – think hard-to-find-elsewhere trainers, limited edition ceramics, bold typographic posters and more. Sure to win you brownie points from the cool kid in your life.

Then there's the Harrods Christmas grotto – harder to get into than the Ivy, practically. Pre-bookable tickets are like gold-dust, and tend to sell out in a jiffy.
  • It's located in The Goodhood Store, 151 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3QA.
  • You can come here at 10.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 10.30am-7pm Sat; noon-6pm Sun.
  • Best for the cool factor.


Labour and Wait


Labour and Wait
Credit to: Time Out
For simple, well-made and ridiculously aesthetically-pleasing objects for the home, this place is a sure bet. Set up by two former menswear designers, the shop sells items with a minimalist leaning, from simple enamel candle holders to perfectly-crafted pocket knives. Pop in to the Shoreditch shop for timeless, useful gifts that’ll also look great around the house.

Then there's the Harrods Christmas grotto – harder to get into than the Ivy, practically. Pre-bookable tickets are like gold-dust, and tend to sell out in a jiffy.
  • It's located in Labour and Wait, 85 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ.
  • You can come here at 11am-6pm Tue-Sun.
  • Best for homewares.


Brixi


Brixi
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Stuck for what to buy the friend that has everything? This place in Brixton Village has your back. Brixi is a cornucopia of quirky bits and bobs you never knew you needed until now, selling anything from traditional Mexican folk art figurines to screenprinted napkins. Everything’s been sourced by magpie owner Emy Gray, and there are products made by local creatives and recent art school graduates in the mix too. You’re pretty much guaranteed to come away with something original.

Then there's the Harrods Christmas grotto – harder to get into than the Ivy, practically. Pre-bookable tickets are like gold-dust, and tend to sell out in a jiffy.
  • It's located in Brixi, Unit 7, Brixton Village, London, SW9 8PR.
  • Best for kook.


Search and Rescue


Search and Rescue
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For simple, well-made and ridiculously aesthetically-pleasing objects for the home, this place is a sure bet. Set up by two former menswear designers, the shop sells items with a minimalist leaning, from simple enamel candle holders to perfectly-crafted pocket knives. Pop in to the Shoreditch shop for timeless, useful gifts that’ll also look great around the house.

With its organic skincare and assortments of utility glassware, Search and Rescue fits right in on Stoke Newington's Church Street, where it has serviced stylish locals since 2012. With more space than its mostly teeny neighbouring boutiques, the lifestyle store covers quite a lot of ground when it comes to gifting. Providing your recipient likes their homewares artfully weathered, and their ceramics prettily printed. While it's an obvious hunting ground for ideas for mums and girlfriends, with its many desirable lotions and potions from the likes of Korres and Marseille Soap company, and gorgeous silky kimonos from China, there are also pleasures for the rest of the pack. Anyone who loves tactile stationery (and who doesn't love a bit of stationery?) is well-served here, and the beautifully printed wrapping paper is the best in the area, if not the city.
  • It's located in Search and Rescue, 129 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0UH.
  • You can come here at Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm; Sun 11am-6pm.
  • Best for haute homewares.
  • For further info, visit Search and Rescue.


Content Beauty and Wellbeing


Content Beauty and Wellbeing
Credit to: Content Beauty and Wellbeing
For simple, well-made and ridiculously aesthetically-pleasing objects for the home, this place is a sure bet. Set up by two former menswear designers, the shop sells items with a minimalist leaning, from simple enamel candle holders to perfectly-crafted pocket knives. Pop in to the Shoreditch shop for timeless, useful gifts that’ll also look great around the house.

If your loved one is a die-hard member of the anti-paraben brigade, treat them to a little something from this total treasure trove of a beauty boutique. Its shelves are stocked with beautifully-packaged skincare products, cosmetics and fragrances from a range of organic, natural brands – from dinky pots of Calm Balm by Hackney-made Skin & Tonic to perfumes by Tata Harper.
  • It's located in Content Beauty and Wellbeing, 14 Bulstrode Street , London, W1U 2JG .
  • You can come here at Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10.30am-6pm; Tue, Thu 10.30am-7pm.
  • Best for beauty products.
  • For further info, visit Content Beauty and Wellbeing.


Christmas Shooping in London 2016 Part 1

Christmas Shooping in London 2016 Part 2

Source: Time Out

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