Quirky Gift Shops in East London for Christmas Shopping

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Christmas Shopping London

We all love the feeling of finding that perfect gift, and thankfully London offers a vast array of great locations which cater to your every gifting need. If you’re on the lookout for unique gifts this festive season, then look no further!

In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the quirkiest, unique gift shops in East London, where you can enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping on your stay in the city…

Chic Dreams

Dagenham

This impressive, award-winning gift shop was once better known as a small local boutique, and has since developed into an emporium for vintage lovers. It’s a wonderful place to head during London weekend breaks, providing a treasure trove of gift options which include everything from exuberant vintage home décor to smaller decorative trinkets.

There’s also a vast selection of upscaled pieces, and even edible treats like cupcakes and lavish gift hampers to choose from.

If you’re a vintage enthusiast eager to share your love of great heritage finds with a wider audience, or simply want to shop for the vintage fan in your life, a trip to Chic Dreams is sure to impress.

Simply Magnificent Ltd.

Hackney

This quirky gift shop offers an array of fantastic gift options, including hand-crafted jewellery and quirky items for individualistic recipients. There’s a range of stylish homeware to choose from as well, with each item created with the utmost care for both durability and function.

In addition, visitors can choose from a range of unique fashion accessories, which offer the same dedication to creativity and uniqueness as all the other great stock at this Hackney venue.

Fleur Gifts & Homeware

Upminster

This petite gift shop has a family-friendly feel which makes it ideal for leisurely browsing during your stay at Shoreditch London accommodation. Items are usually on the quirkier end of the market, with an individualistic flair which sets the shop apart from some of its larger competitors in the surrounding area.

There’s gifts for every occasion, including Christmas – as well as some delightful homeware and furniture which will help transform the home of any happy recipient.

Zipadeedoodah

Rush Green

If the name of this store didn’t sell it for you, then the array of expertly-sourced, beautifully presented gifts will definitely make you feel enthusiastic about a visit to Zipadeedoodah!

Here you’ll find everything for people who aren’t quite satisfied by the items they find on the high street – taking you on a shopping journey which is a little outside of the norm!  The shop specialises in pieces which you may have seen in top design magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Ideal Home, providing both inspiration and practical items with creative flair.

Thang Tho

Canary Wharf

An East London find which will appeal particularly to fans of ethical and handmade goods, here you will find some truly beautiful scented candles, tea lights and diffusers.

Each item is presented in a stunning gift box, which helps take the pressure off anyone who really loves great presentation!

The Funky Fairy

Stratford

At The Funky Fairy, personalised gifts are practically a way of life – including bags, hats, toys and accessories for both children and adults. One of the big benefits about this venue is that you can order online and collect in-store – perfect for anyone who has limited time and knows what they want

There’s a vast selection of different personalisation options including colour, font, patterns and materials on all items, as well as a fast turnaround time for completion.

Snap

Bow

Selling contemporary gifts, cards and home items, Snap has been a fixture of Roman Road in East London since 2012. Everything for sale has been carefully sourced and designed to appeal to a discerning clientele, with an ethos which is nothing if not ethically oriented.

If you’re an avid gift hunter not quite sure what to buy, then head here from the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London to find something truly unique.

Gift Tree

Shoreditch

In the heart of Shoreditch, Gift Tree offers high-quality fashion for the 16-34-year-old market. With thousands of items on offer, the company has grown significantly in recent years and now attracts both locals and international visitors in hunt of a stylish bargain.

For those shopping with a fashion-conscious individual in mind, Gift Tree could be the perfect location to begin the hunt. It’s well worth checking out!

Culture Label

Shoreditch

Expect the unexpected at this superb East London gift shop, which includes a vast selection of unusual gift ideas. There are gift ideas for everyone here, including finds from local museum shops and more.

This is a great place to find gifts for Christmas, with a particularly extensive range of home wares and items for couples. Every piece has been carefully sourced for quality and uniqueness, so you can be sure of finding something extra-special.

Inspitalfields

Shoreditch

This boutique first started life as a market stall, but has since gone through a metamorphosis to reach its current incarnation as a popular East London gift shop. It’s easy to spend a few hours getting lost in this fantastic store – so if you have plenty of time to spare, then be sure to take a look.

Canningdale

Collier Row

There’s plenty of stylish and affordable gifts to choose from at Canningdale, each of which are presented personalised and specially packaged. As a proudly independent store, Canningdale specialises in wedding gifts and bridal favours, but also has an extensive Christmas selection perfect for a leisurely browse.

Source

Shoreditch

Source is one of two lifestyle boutiques located in London, each operating under the same brand. Most of the labels which are stocked here are European luxury clothing lines, including Danish favourite Vero Moda.  There are a range of new clothing brands coming to the store in time for the winter, so if you’re shopping for a fashion fan, Source is a great place to look.