For many this year’s holiday shopping will be mainly online. Even if we are not out and about browsing and shopping in real life we can still support small, independent stores. So we are putting together a series of gift guides to help you discover delightful gifts from our favorite independent shops. Our Shop Independent London gift guide features eighteen unique and wonderful gifts that you can shop online and at the same time support London independent businesses. Stay tuned we will be adding lots more guides for everyone on your list (yourself included)!
From top to bottom, left to right: 1. Straw on London’s Columbia Road specializes in vintage straw and wicker baskets: 2. Wrapped Rocks using traditional Japanese basket making techniques from Momosan: 3. Earthenware Fruit Strainer from egg: 4. Notting Hill shop Native & Co’s Patterned Porcelain Tea Cups: 5. Copper Tea Strainer with bamboo handle from tea emporium Postcard Teas: 6. Camel colored Cashmere Baby Hat from Caramel: 7. Handcrafted Leather Bag by leather smith and luggage maker Charlie Borrow: 8. A book a month for six months or a year with Persephone Books gift subscription: 9. Hand-made Gilded Hare Scissors by French company Sajou available from Loop: 10. A faithful reproduction of Historical Cartomancy Divination deck of cards from stationery shop, Choosing Keeping: 11. Hand-woven Catkin Nest by Joe Hogan available at The New Craftsmen: 12. One-of-a-kind Souvenir Handkerchief by Jessie Chorley: 13. Pink or blue Letterpress Writing Set from Present & Correct stationery store: 14. Pentreath & Hall’s colorful Alphabet Brush Pots come in every letter of the alphabet in a variety of colors: 15. Made in the U.K. Cotton Shirt with Scarf at Colenimo: 16. A beautiful package of Natural Indigo Dye at the Cloth House (available in the U.K. only): 17. Selection of Vintage Plates at Mason & Painter: 18. Customize the message on a hand-poured Soy Wax Candle by Earl of East.
Learn more about London shops featured in this guide