Gift-it local in Islington!

If you long to shop local for gifts from smaller shops but don’t know where to start, this page is just what you need. Most offer online shopping too to make it even easier for you.
You can also browse My Virtual Islington for more businesses in your neighbourhood.

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Abigail Ahern

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12-14 Essex Rd, Islington, London N1 8LN, UK

Abigail Ahern is an influential British designer, author, retailer and teacher. Her Islington shop stocks a range of artworks and homewares.

In store and online

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After Noah

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121 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1QP, UK

Part antique shop, part contemporary design store, part toy shop! This place offers something for everyone.

In store and online

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Angel Flowers

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60 Upper St, London N1 0NY, UK

Established in 1995 in Islington, North London, Angel Flowers enjoys a well deserved reputation as one of London's finest quality florists.

Pop by or order online

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Bagman & Robin

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47 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, London EC1R 4QL, UK

Handbags and many other accessories made using unusual leather and vintage fabrics as well as contemporary materials.

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Be-oom

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27 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, London EC1R 4QL, UK

Tea brand that offers naturally sourced tea from small farms in Korea. be-oom /bi:-u:m/ means ‘to empty’ in Korean – they aim to help find a place within the mind to empty and fill, all while emptying a cup of tea.

In store and online

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Bookbar

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66 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4, UK

Independent book shop

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Borough Kitchen

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6g Esther Anne Pl, Islington, London N1 1WL, UK

This small London chain sells a range of cookware and gifts and offers cookery courses too.

In store and online

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Botanique Workshop

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31 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, London EC1R 4QL, UK

Beautiful flowers, plants and handcrafted gifts and jewellery.

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Circla - refillable beauty directly to your doorstep

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Islington, London, UK

Circla is the milkman reimagined for beauty. They deliver a carefully selected collection of beauty and personal care products, consciously chosen to be as kind to the planet as they are to your body. Leave your refills to them and never run out of your favourite - making ‘convenient’ the new ‘responsible’.

Order online for delivery. Local Buyers Club members save 15%

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Clapton Craft

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77 Stroud Green Rd, Stroud Green, London N4 3EG

Shop in their online store for all your craft beer and growler favourites.

In store and online

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Colibri

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113 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1QN, UK

Independent multibrand fashion boutique for women selling clothes, shoes and accessories

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Copperhouse Chocolate

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1 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 9EZ, UK

London's first vegan chocolate shop

In store and online

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Dansk Flowers

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Dansk is part stall, part shop - is nestled up to St Mary's Church with flowers spilling out toward the park and street. They offer a choice of bouquets and offer delivery.

Pop by or order online.

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Doughnut Time

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74 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 0NY

Yummy doughnuts

Order online for local delivery

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Flowers of Islington

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97 Essex Rd, Islington, London N1 2SU, UK

Local florist offering a range of bouquets and arrangements

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Gail Smith Flowers

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279 Liverpool Rd, London N1 1LX, UK

This florist works on events in some of London’s most glorious historical buildings such as the Natural History Museum, the Royal Academy and the National Gallery. And they offer stunning bouquets to buy in house or for delivery.

Pop by or order online. Delivery offered.

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Hammerton Brewery

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Roman Way Ind Est., London, N7 8XH

Hammerton Brewery is a microbrewery based in Islington brewing small batch beers with the aim to bring great tasting beer back to the borough and also re-establish the Hammerton Brewery name in London.

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Highbury Library

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66A Drayton Park, London N5 1ND, UK

A local business specialising in natural/organic wine and craft beer.

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Highbury Vintners

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71 Highbury Park, Highbury, London N5 1UA, UK

This independent wine merchant is based in Highbury and stocks over 1400 wines from around the world. Local contactless delivery is available.

Local Buyers Club members save 10% off wine

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Housmans Bookshop

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5 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX, UK

Independent bookshop, established in 1959. They specialise in books, magazines, and periodicals of radical interest and progressive politics, such as feminism, black politics, LGBTQIA+, environment, anarchism.

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Hyphal Atlas

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Finsbury Park, London, UK

Mushroom tees, prints and curious things made by one of London's loveliest designers!

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In Residence

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8 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 8ED, UK

Stylish homeware store

In store and online

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Indie Beer

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322 Holloway Rd, London N7 6NJ

Indiebeer only sell beers produced by independently owned and managed breweries.

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International Magic Shop

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89 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5BX

Trading since 1957 in the same place on Clerkenwell Road, this magic shop stocks tricks for beginners to professionals and have served celebrities such as Derren Brown, Paul Daniels, David Copperfield, Dynamo, Magical Bones and a number of TV and movie personalities. You never know who you might meet in the magic shop.

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Japanese Gallery

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Camden Passage, Islington, London N1, UK

From £10 to museum pieces, this store stocks one of the largest collection of Japanese prints in the world.

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Kind2

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Colebrooke Row, Islington, London, UK

Award winning, plastic free shampoo and conditioner bars. UK made from natural ingredients, vegan and free from synthetic fragrances and colours.
Kind to your hair. Kind to the planet.

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La Fromagerie

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30 Highbury Park, Highbury, London N5 2AA, UK

This much-loved cheese shop and deli has won many an award for its gorgeous gastronomic produce. They're delivering and offering in-store collection.

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Laki Kane

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144-145 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QY

This wonderful Islington bar offers rum-making and cocktail-making master classes.

Order online. Local Buyers Club members save 20% off Rum Making Experiences

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Local Buyers Club

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Islington, London, UK

Support local businesses and save money with a Local Buyers Club membership. Hundreds of London's independent businesses are rewarding local loyalty and offering exclusive savings and perks to members of this lovely shop-local club.

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Louis Farouk

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113 Highbury Park, London, N5 1UB

A colourful treasure trove full of originally designed or carefully sourced clothing, accessories and homeware.

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Made in Little France

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397 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4LD, UK

Exclusively and carefully curated wine - made by French producers.

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Mama Owl

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Green Lanes, Newington Green, London N16 9BU, UK

This stunning shop sells beautiful, natural clothes, perfect for those concerned about toxins and for children with sensitive skin. These are items that last and can be handed down: high quality and sustainable clothes made from wool, cotton and silk. They also sell lovely toys. The business is run by Danish mother Anna, who was determined to make her favourite organic European merino and wool brands more readily available in the UK.

Shop online

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Map Gift Shop

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93 Junction Rd, Archway, London N19 5QX, UK

Quirky gift and homewares shop

Online and in store

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Marby and Elm

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53 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, London EC1R 4QL

Fun and quirky gifts and cards. Marby & Elm is a letterpress stationery and design shop. What began as a hobby in a garden shed has become a family business. Eleanor is the designer, Charlie, her sister, manages the shop, their father is the lettering artist whilst Tim their brother does the photography & website. Marby & Elm are the nicknames of Eleanor’s boys.

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Marcel the Wine Man

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French wine refills delivered to your door
Drink quality wine acting for the planet!
A new way to enjoy excellent wine, delivered to your door in refillable glass bottles.
Order, drink, rinse, refill & repeat!

Order online for local delivery

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McCaul

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56 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QE.

Traditional goldsmiths, known for their unique modern fine jewellery. Their signature style is curvaceous, modern and elegant. Each piece of McCaul Goldsmiths’ jewellery is designed made and set in-house, from start to finish, using traditional techniques and modern technology.

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Mosey Home

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Stroud Green Rd, Stroud Green, London N4, UK

Homewares shop specialising in mid-century and new design. Its eclectic collections have won favour with design-lovers, and you can order pieces online.

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My Hungry Valentine

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Highbury, London, UK

Beautifully simple tableware and homeware handmade in Islington by ceramicist Valentine Benoist

Order online for delivery or local contactless collection

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Ourglass Wine

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Islington, London, UK

This wine discovery club offers monthly boxes from £35 a month, each including wine you can't get in the supermarket, tasting notes guiding you on your wine journey, and free delivery (incl. contact free options)

Order online for delivery. Local Buyers Club members receive extra £5 worth of wine with first order of £35

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Paul A Young

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33 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 8EA, UK

Paul Young is a groundbreaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene.

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Pretty Shiny Shop

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67 Stroud Green Rd, Stroud Green, London N4 3EG

This independent gift shop has an eye for all things, well, pretty and shiny. Find gorgeous, unique gifts.

Online and in store

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Shenanigans

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Boothby Rd, Archway, London N19 4AA, UK

Balloon company offering balloons for all occasions big and small.

Order online

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Sirplus Clothing

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49 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 8EA, UK

Founded by Henry Hales in 2010, SIRPLUS crafts contemporary menswear from quality fabrics, including surplus. What started as upcycled boxer shorts, has grown to a full range of functional wardrobe staples.

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The Little Coffee Company

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124 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7DP, UK

Roasted ground and whole bean coffee from a variety of origins around the world. Roasted to perfection supporting female farmers in rural coffee communities.

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The Pantry Underwear

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Unit 14A, North Mall, Islington Square, 129K Upper Street, London N1 1QP

The Pantry Underwear is 'The Everyday Underwear Shop' that focuses on fit & value, without compromising on style. Their collection is a concentrated, non-intimidating range of shapes by household names as well as little known designers. Local Buyers Club members save 10% off their first online order.

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The Sampler Wine Merchant

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266 Upper St, Islington, London N1 2UQ, UK

The Sampler is a unique independent wine merchant which aims to make wine un-elitist and fun!

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The Wearer

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2 Charlton Place, Islington, London N1 8AJ, UK

Self-confessed jewellery junkie Rachel launched her Islington boutique and online shop after a decade working as a jewellery buyer for leading high street stores. Her ethos is all about sourcing what she calls “jewellery with personality” – innovative, under the radar labels that offer something different to what’s widely available – and championing the independent designers and creative brains behind them.

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Twenty Twentyone

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274 Upper St, Islington, London N1 2UA, UK

Twentytwentyone was founded in 1996 by Simon Alderson and Tony Cunningham with the aim to supply the very best design-led furniture, lighting and accessories. As the name suggests, they combine classics from the twentieth century with progressive contemporary work.

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Untitled Flowers

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6 Shillingford St, London N1 2DP, UK

Independent florist offering stunning bouquets.

Order online or call for same day deliveries.

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Vicky Davies Jewellery

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Islington, London, UK

This established jewellery designer and maker works from her garden studio in N16. She offers ready to buy online collections made in silver, gold and gemstones including unique earrings, handmade chains and gemstone rings. Vicky Davies also specialises in jewellery commission’s and remodelling including coming of age, wedding and engagement rings. All gemstones are ethically sourced.

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Wickpy

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Islington, London, UK

Pour your own relaxing soy candle with pure essential oils. This candle-making kit is the perfect activity for a cozy evening in, Wickpy Kits are packed full of natural, vegan ingredients with no synthetics in sight. Inside each kit, you'll find access to online instructions to take you from supplies to candle with zero stress and fabulous scents

Order online for delivery. Local Buyers Club members save 20%

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Wild Swans

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152 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1RA, UK

Wild Swans sell Scandinavian Fashion and Homeware and Beauty.