Gift-it local in Islington!

If you're looking to shop local for gifts, this page is just what you need!

Online shopping from small, local shops could hold the key to their survival. So, in a bid to make it easier for you, we’ve put together a list of fabulous Islington businesses to order gifts from. You can also browse My Virtual Neighbourhood for more businesses in your area. 

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Abigail Ahern

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.

Shop online

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After Noah

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

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

Order online

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Bagman & Robin

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.

Order online

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Be-oom

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.

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Bookbar

66 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4, UK

Independent book shop

Order online for delivery

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Borough Kitchen

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.

Order online

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Botanique Workshop

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

Beautiful flowers, plants and handcrafted gifts and jewellery.

Order online

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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

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

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

Order online for local delivery

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Colibri

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

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

Order online

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Copperhouse Chocolate

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

London's first vegan chocolate shop

Open for takeaway and online

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Finsbury Cycles Ltd

185 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3NS, UK

Finsbury Cycles is an independent bicycle shop established well over a decade ago and a member of the Association of Cycle Traders.

Pop in or order online

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Flowers of Islington

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

Local florist offering a range of bouquets and arrangements

Order online for delivery

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Hammerton Brewery

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.

Order online for delivery

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Highbury Library

66A Drayton Park, London N5 1ND, UK

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

Pop in and shop in person or order online for local delivery

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Highbury Vintners

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.

Order online for contactless delivery

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Housmans Bookshop

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

Finsbury Park, London, UK

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

Order online for delivery

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In Residence

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

Stylish homeware store

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Indie Beer

322 Holloway Rd, London N7 6NJ

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

Order online for delivery

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International Magic Shop

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

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.

Check website for details

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Kind2

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.

Order online

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La Fromagerie

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.

Pop by to shop in person or order online for local delivery and collection

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Local Buyers Club

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.

Order online

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Louis Farouk

113 Highbury Park, London, N5 1UB

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

Call & Collect: call or DM for requests or photos/video tour

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Made in Little France

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

Exclusively and carefully curated wine - made by French producers.

Order online for local delivery

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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.

Delivery available

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Map Gift Shop

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

Quirky gift and homewares shop

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Marby and Elm

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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McCaul

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

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.

Order online for delivery

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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

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.

Order online

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Pretty Shiny Shop

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


Pretty Shiny Shop
Pretty Shiny Shop
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 in their online store or pop in and shop in person (Wed - Sunday).

Order online for local delivery or collection .

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Sirplus Clothing

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

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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Camden Passage, Islington, London N1, UK

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

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

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

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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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.

Delivery available

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Wild Swans

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

Wild Swans sell Scandinavian Fashion and Homeware and Beauty.

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