Our Christmas Gifting Edits
Find the perfect gift, whoever you are shopping for, with our gifting guides to bring Peace, Joy & Love this Christmas.
Christmas can be a crazy time of year… help your loved ones relax on the other side with gifts aimed at bringing peace, tranquility and some all-round cosiness as they head into the new year.
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Scarlet Red Beanie, Mercantile London,
While we think the red is especially festive, you can shop these Colourful Standard Beanies is an array of different colours atour indie apparel boutique Mercantile London. A gift so good they will even want to keep them on indoors. We won’t judge.
Sunglasses, Cutler and Gross, from £265
Help them channel their inner John Lennon with these retro-inspired round frames from Cutler and Gross. The ideal accessory for anyone planning a post-Christmas “bed-in”.
34 Boulevard St Germain Room Spray, diptyque, £47
The scent of diptyque’s historic store at 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, this room spray boosts notes of moist mosses, crushed blackcurrant leaves and sun-dried fig leaves. Scene-setting, yet in no way overpowering, it creates the perfectly-scented environment for luxe relaxation.
Thunders Love Socks, Mercantile London, £20
Designed in a little village in the Northwest of Spain, Thunders Love socks has been produced in small family workshops by hosiers for three generations. Available in a variety of shades and in sizes to fit both men and women, they are socks deserving of anyone’s stocking.
Reusable Straws, Inspitalfields, from £10
These handy reusable metal or bamboo straws, in their own fabric pouch, are a small stylish gift for the sustainability-minded, bringing peace of mind as they help to eliminate unnecessary plastic waste.
This is a Good Guide, InSpitalfields, £24.99
For anyone trying to embrace sustainable living, but struggling to find the time or knowledge, ‘This is a Good Guide’ is the gift that really does keep giving. This eco bible is packed with tips on how to make changes big and small, to help protect the planet.
Birkenstock Arizona Mink Sheepskin Sandals, Mercantile London, £115
These inviting furry sandals from Birkenstock take the slipper game to the next level. Toasty with socks in winter, we think these would be great to slip on any time of year.
A list of gifts guaranteed to pass the ‘Does this spark joy?’ test…
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Red Barrow Binocular Bag, rag + bone, £460
A beauty to behold and wear, this ‘it’ bag from rag + bone is selling out fast. Catch one if you can…
Amy Sunglasses in Red, Bailey Nelson, from £50
Sunglasses are for life, not just for Christmas. Whether worn for added style, or to hide tired eyes, these fetching frames are a delight.
Primordial Socks, Look Mate, £12.95
Our regular stallholders, Look Mate, create cotton socks that bring a smile and start a conversation. Collaborating with artists and creatives from all over the world, the Primordial is designed by Pedro Veneziano, a Brazillian graphic designer and illustrator.
Cycling Jerseys: Iconic designs and the stories that made them, Rapha, £18.95
A book to excite cycling fans, that can also take pride of place on any coffee table, this handsome hardback by Chris Sidwell is one of Rapha’s small collection of books. Find it on sale in their Old Spitalfields Market store, alongside their own-brand apparel & accessories.
Il Torchio Nero Red Wine, BOTTLES, £45 (less 20% when taking away)
The experts at our Italian wine bar BOTTLES can advise on picking a wine they will worship, whatever their taste. We think this natural, organic, red wine from the Liguria region is a good place to start.
Spread the love with gifts so good, they will hit them right in the heart.
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Iconic Link, Daniel Wellington, from £159
A modern take on a classic design, the Iconic Link collection from Daniel Wellington features timepieces with timeless style. With a variety of combinations to suit any wrist, popping one of these under the tree will lead to some serious Christmas Day brownie points.
Hanapark Cardigan, American Vintage, £200
The love of a good cardigan is hard to find… Fortunately, the knitwear force is strong in our brand new American Vintage stores. While officially part of the menswear collection, the patterned ‘Hanapark’ cardigan would look good on anyone. Perfect for those who are happy to share (or if you want to buy it for someone, but occasionally steal it back).
Faux Fur Hats, Mercantile London, from £25
Make a statement (of love) with carefully chosen accessories from Mercantile. The buyers here have their fingers firmly on the pulse, with means their hats give a seasonal update to any outfit.
Protective Pine Room Spray, diptyque, £53
diptyque have really got into the seasonal spirit with their festive room fragrance collection. The iconic scent of protective pine is basically Christmas in a bottle,,, Season’s Greetings in a spray form.
Ania Haie Victory Goddess Necklace, Mercantile London, £69
Mercantile’s carefully curated collection of jewellery features everything from statement pieces to smaller trinkets for daily wear. This Ania Haie necklace falls firmly into the “we would never take it off” category.
Love in Bloom Vase, InSpitalfields, £79
Forget ‘Last Christmas’… this Christmas give them your heart, with this fine porcelain vase from our independent treasure trove Inspitalfields.
Leather Bag, Kasif, from £30
Not only does our daily stallholder, Kasif London, have an excellent selection of handmade leather bags… they can also personalise them on the spot. Add initials or a key date for a considered Christmas present with character.