Wonderful small London shops to buy gifts from online

If you long to shop online for gifts from smaller shops but don’t know where to start, this page is just what you need.

 

Over the past few months we’ve added more than 2,000 businesses to My Virtual Neighbourhood and a few of the smaller gift, jewellery, chocolate and homeware stores have really stood out as offering something special.

 

Online shopping from small, local shops could hold the key to their survival post-COVID. So, in a bid to make it easier for you, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite independent shops which made a big impression on us.  Most of them will deliver UK-wide.

arrow&v
Outlandish Creations

Outlandish Creations

Wimbledon

This shop made us chuckle – beautiful china cups and saucers and teapots painted traditionally with flowers and, in delicate font, rude words like ‘cock’ or ‘whore.’ Their salt and pepper shakers are pretty special too!

Delivers UK-wide.
Local Buyers Club members save 15%

Outlandish Creations
Amber by Design

Amber by Design

Walthamstow

This small local company designs and make typographic clocks - so instead of the numbers 1-12 on the clock face, they add letters to create words.
A selection of ready-made clocks are available on the website or they can create you your very own personalised Clock with your family names and surname, a family saying, where you live or marking an anniversary or birthday.

Delivers UK-wide

Artisan du Chocolate

Artisan du Chocolate

Crouch End

Artisan has become a name synonymous with the exquisite quality of its chocolate, grounded on passion, creativity and innovation. Every Artisan chocolate is made in their Kent atelier from scratch, from the extensive range of Great British Chocolate Bars to couture chocolates served in Michelin starred restaurants. These are seriously special chocolates!

Delivers UK-wide

Pucker Masks

Pucker Masks

Hackney

Pucker sells bold reusable face masks, handmade in Hackney. Their premium masks are produced by local out-of-work makers, paid a London Living Wage. 25% of all profits go to charity.

Delivers UK-wide

Belgravia Books

Belgravia Books

Belgravia

This independent bookshop is a treasure trove for any curious & inquisitive minds who like to get lost in a good book. Browse their shop online for recommendations, synopses, and to order.

Delivers UK-wide

Bonjour Nature

Bonjour Nature

Walthamstow

Handmade soaps and shampoo bars handmade in small scale production to ensure freshness all the time using the cold process method.

Delivers UK-wide

Cachao Toys

Cachao Toys

Muswell Hill

This colourful kids' emporium is stocked with creative toys, partyware, and more. Now offering delivery from their online store.

Delivers UK-wide

Canopy Plants

Canopy Plants

Peckham

This is the time to green up your gaff. Welcome a plant into your home and its plant power into your life. What's more, Canopy love plants so much that all the packaging is 100% sustainable

Delivers UK-wide

Carv

Carv

Hackney

CARV is an independent artisan leather accessories brand based in Hackney Wick in East London. CARV bags are designed with a unique minimal aesthetic and carefully crafted by hand from start to finish using centuries-old hand skills and A grade British and Italian vegetable tanned leather.

Local buyers club members save 10%

Delivers UK-wide

Carv
Connor & William Jewellery

Connor & William Jewellery

Twickenham

Handmade sterling silver keepsake jewellery using your loved ones fingerprints, hand and footprints and even your pet paw and nose prints. They also have a large range of ready-made gifts, including up-cycled rugby ball cufflinks, silver necklaces, bracelets, ankle bracelets, earrings and much more!

Delivers UK-wide

Dandy Star

Dandy Star

Shoreditch

A collection of fun and colourful goods for the family and home, mostly made in the UK.

Delivers UK-wide

Dandy Star
Daunt Books

Daunt Books

Marylebone

This much-loved, legendary London bookshop has a loyal following and innumerable titles to leaf through during these unprecedented times.

Delivers UK-wide

Delmaestro by Camilla

Delmaestro by Camilla

Hampstead

This jewellery boutique is a treasure trove of eye-catching, unique pieces that made by hand. Specialising in semi-precious stones.

Delivers UK-wide

Draw the Line

Draw the Line

Brixton

Welcome to the home of squiggly lines and wibbly splodges. Order bespoke portraits of your home, pets and soft toys, or celebrate a treasured place with a 'special place' painting.

Delivers UK-wide

Draw the Line
Earlybird Cards

Earlybird Cards

Stoke Newington

This gorgeous card shop is run by Heidi and Dom offering beautiful cards, gifts and gift wrap.

Local Buyers Club members save 10%

Delivers UK-wide

Earlybird Cards
East Gifting Outfit

East Gifting Outfit

Bow

Smartly-packaged gift boxes of craft beer, gin and non-alcoholic options.

Delivers UK-wide

East Gifting Outfit
Ed

Ed

East Dulwich

Ed stocks unique homewares from around the globe, a wide range of gifts, jewellery, beauty products and fashion for both men and women
https://www.rigbyandmac.com/

Delivers UK-wide

Gifted Local

Gifted Local

North London

Created by mum of three Helen, Gifted Local features unique homeware and lifestyle gifts all made by local makers, artists and illustrators.

Delivers UK-wide

House of Buckley,

House of Buckley,

Dalston

Hand poured in small batches from her store in Dalston these beautiful candles have Vegan scents and are cruelty, paraben & phthalate free. A percentage of profits go towards supporting other grieving families.

Delivers UK-wide

House of Buckley,
James Ince Umbrellas 1805

James Ince Umbrellas 1805

Bethnal Green

Founded in 1805 James Ince Umbrellas make beautiful handcrafted umbrellas in the East End of London using traditional skills acquired over the last 212+ years. We have one and we love it!

Local Buyers Club members save 10%

Delivers UK-wide

James Ince Umbrellas 1805
Know and Love

Know and Love

Stoke Newington

Beautiful, handcrafted and locally produced goods delivered to your home from their online shop. Chocolate from Bethnal Green, baskets from Clapton, porcelain from Finsbury Park, scented candles made in Dalston and Walthamstow, just to name a few.

Local Buyers Club members save 10%

Delivers UK-wide

Know and Love
La Vi and Belle

La Vi and Belle

Notting Hill

Fun jewellery for all ages.

Delivers UK-wide

Lark

Lark

Balham

The team behind this stunning Balham shop have an eye for fun. Check them out for beautiful homeware, jewellery, clothes and gifts. Input the code SHOPLOCAL to save 20%!

Delivers UK-wide

London Bathers

London Bathers

Tottenham

London Bathers is a new, independent brand offering high quality, low impact self care products and bathroom accessories. Their PLUS1 initiative gives a bar soap to charity for every sale made during the Covid-19 crisis.

Delivers UK-wide

Luccocoa

Luccocoa

Bermondsey

London's first bean to bar, single origin, craft chocolate makers. Making chocolate the way it should be - bean to bar and free from refined sugar and artificial ingredients!

Delivers UK-wide

Mama Owl

Mama Owl

Stoke Newington

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.

Delivers UK-wide

Mama Owl
Me on the Map

Me on the Map

Forest Hill

Me On The Map create personalised typographic maps of South London. Originally hand drawn, their street maps showcase every street and green space in the area. our districts maps show every patch people call home and can highlight where you live. Me On The Map combines a passion for typography, drawing and London living.

Delivers UK-wide

Me on the Map
Metal Crumble

Metal Crumble

Stoke Newington

This jewellery shop sells beautiful and affordable handmade jewellery. It's run by Roger, who been a jeweller, designer and silver and goldsmith for over 30 years.

Delivers UK-wide

Mooch

Mooch

Ealing

This wonderful shop is run by Sandra and Evelyn, who met through their children on the school run. Both have designed and made their own products and now they souce beautiful gifts to sell in their shops and online.

Delivers UK-wide

Naomi Tracz

Naomi Tracz

Hackney

Naomi Tracz makes elegant and wearable jewellery using silver, gold and semi-precious stones. With a background in fine art and photography she enjoys experimenting with contrasts of light and texture, always striving for simplicity of line and form. Naomi’s hand made pieces are strictly limited edition and she also enjoys working to commission.

Delivers UK-wide

Naomi Tracz
Ohelo

Ohelo

Belsize Park

Ohelo is a new, independent brand of high quality insulated reusable water bottles & travel mugs. The company is based in Belsize Park. Designed in the UK for modern life, all products are 100% leakproof & lead free.

Delivers UK-wide

Ottie and the Bea

Ottie and the Bea

Blackheath

Award winning children's shop stocking wonderful books, games, puzzles, jigsaws and toys.

Delivers UK-wide

Ourglass Wine

Ourglass Wine

Islington

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).

Delivers UK-wide

Ourglass Wine
Pages of Hackney

Pages of Hackney

Clapton

We know there are oodles of local bookshops to choose from but this one has a website that’s appealingly browsable and they deliver everywhere!

Delivers UK-wide

Pelican Story

Pelican Story

Hackney

Beautiful, yet functional homewares from around the world.

Delivers UK-wide

Pretty Shiny Shop

Pretty Shiny Shop

Finsbury Park

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

Delivers UK-wide

Pure and Dimple

Pure and Dimple

Walthamstow

Need a new baby gift? This lovely website sells hypoallergenic blankets and fab wooden animal plates to make mealtimes fun! Ethical and organic!

Delivers UK-wide

QT Toys

QT Toys

Battersea

This gorgeous toy shop has been in business for generations. They offer a brilliant selection of toys – from household names like Lego and Playmobil to more traditional wooden toys, dolls and craft sets. They deliver London-wide.

Delivers UK-wide

Quirky Gadgets

Quirky Gadgets

Fulham

This eclectic shop does what it says on the tin. They sell unique gifts, gadgets, puzzles, and more. It's a real treasure trove for curious minds and gadget lovers.

Delivers UK-wide

Scamp & Dude

Scamp & Dude

Highgate

This kidswear brand has won awards for its playful, bold prints. Their unisex clothes seek to nurture the superhero in all kids. Mum can even get a matching outfit!

Delivers UK-wide

Search & Rescue

Search & Rescue

Stoke Newington

This lifestyle store stocks a carefully curated range of gifts, stationery and textiles from local designers and international makers as well as a curious collection of vintage furniture and eclectic finds.

Delivers UK-wide

The Little Surprises Company

The Little Surprises Company

Kennington

Handpicked experiences for your loved ones - they do all of the organising and deliver the details to their letterbox (or currently their inbox!) as a surprise!

Delivers UK-wide

The Voewood

The Voewood

Blackheath

A women's lifestyle boutique beautiful things to wear, to use and to enjoy. They offer a unique mix of stylish womenswear, accessories, gifts and home décor.

Delivers UK-wide

Thirty four point four (34.4º)

Thirty four point four (34.4º)

Stoke Newington

An artisan natural skincare business with a big social conscience. Their products are made in small batches using natural, mainly organic ingredients. Most of them are Vegan, with the use of honey and beeswax in about 20% of their collection.

Delivers UK-wide

Wimperis Embroidery

Wimperis Embroidery

Camden

This botanical Embroidery artist has created a monthly Embroidery Kit Subscription Box so you can learn Embroidery too! And, if that doesn’t appeal, she sells her own creations too!

Delivers UK-wide

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

Are you interested in sponsoring us or advertising your business on this site? CLICK HERE

Please Subscribe to Our Newsletter with Free Entry to our £100 draw 

We have been supporting independent business via our sister site www.localbuyersclub.com since 2017

Spotted an error or something that needs updating? Please CLICK HERE

This is a free website for businesses and customers to use.

If you are able, please help us cover the running costs by making a donation 

LONDON