Christmas Gift Ideas

It's unlikely we need to remind you of just how awkward it is watching someone open your unquestionably ill thought out gift. "Oh, a 'personalised mop with phone holder'? How did you, err, how did you know?'". We've all been there. So forget boring presents and inspirational-quote-laden-tut this year, we've got a sleigh-load of awesome London experiences, just perfect for a Christmas gift with a difference. From brewery tours to alfresco cinema, secret comedy nights to titillating burlesque experiences; check out our selection of Christmas gift ideas for 2018 right here.

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Last updated on 2nd January 2018

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From younger siblings to Grandma and Grandad, Sonic the Magician will dazzle them all with his renowned show, taking place across a variety of dates at a swish London hotel.

20:00 - 21:45
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
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While there are plenty of great Christmas gifts to choose from this year, none are quite like Alcotraz. Gift someone this unique cocktail pop-up experience as they sip on quirky drinks behind bars. 

17:00 - 23:00
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up
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This Christmas, give the beer snob in your life an experience they won't forget. This London boat cruise promises six complementary brews with the opportunity to purchase their favourites afterwards. It's the perfect Christmas gift idea for craft beer lovers. 

11:45 - 16:00
Boat Party, Classes, Brunch, Dating
Victoria
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For the food-lover in your life, this voucher for Flotsam and Jetson's supper club is the perfect foodie Christmas gift idea. Redeemable for any of the supper club's 2018 pop ups, which run monthly, it'll be a real Christmas treat. 

19:30 - 22:30
Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Supper Clubs
Funk & Soul
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Drink, Shop & Do are saving you this Christmas as they release gift vouchers; nab one for the person who has everything as they can be used against a whole range of fun, from craft workshops to bottomless brunches.

10:30 - 00:00
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Dating, Activity
Kings Cross
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Treat a good friend or family member to one of London's best luxury experiences with this amazing Sky Garden voucher. Valid across all Sky Garden bars and restaurants it's a perfect Christmas gift idea.

09:00 - 23:00
Food & Drink, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Daytime
City of London
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If you've got a beer-lover to buy for, then this is the ultimate gift. Along with a tour of East London's CRATE brewery, they will sample plenty of craft beers, learn more about the brewing process and munch their way through sharing platters.

12:00 - 21:00
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Classes, Drinks Tasting
Hackney
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6 events @ The Doodle Bar with 6 upcoming dates from 24 Jan 2018 until 20 Jun 2018

If you have a budding designer or artist in your midst, a workshop with Nicole Line could be the gift for them. These relaxed spaces are perfect for beginners all through to experts, teaching people technical skills, as well as collaborating and sharing ideas.

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The inspirational Motown: The Musical is perfect for fans of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and other Motown legends. The story follows founder Berry Gordy as he builds the careers of legendary artists that changed American music forever. Tickets from £41.

Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Date Night
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If you want to give a gift they'll never forget, send them on one of these Seabreacher crafts. Shaped like a killer wale, the craft speeds in and out of the water at up to 60mph, you'll never look at the Thames the same way again.

10:00 - 18:00
Daytime, Stag Do, Hen Party, Something A Little Different
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Taking place at cool East London location Wringer and Mangle Spitalfields, Dead Drop is a exhilarating and puzzling piece of immersive theatre. This Christmas you can buy vouchers for one of their events, for a gift with a difference.

18:30 - 22:30
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
Retro
Shoreditch
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Treat someone you love to a ticket to Craft Beer Rising, the UK’s biggest craft beer festival, bringing 175 different breweries supplied with their finest craft beers, amazing live music, street food and more.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Daytime, Live Music
Electro
Brick Lane
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Afternoon Tea with cocktails at Little Nan's Bar is an amazing gift for family dates and chilled out early evenings with friends. Take either the sober option with tea (£20) or with two free cocktails (£25), and tuck into everything from home baked scones, carrot cake, and sandwiches all prepared at award winner The Hill Station.

13:00 - 19:00
Daytime, Dating, Food & Drink, Hen Party
80's Music
Deptford
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For an experience perfectly suited to those who love everything about beer, take them on the Bermondsey Microbrewery Craft Beer Tasting Tour to peak behind the curtains of the process that goes into making their favourite drinks. Visit four different breweries, gaining a complimentary drink in each, and even getting one to take home at the end. Tickets are a sweet £40pp.

12:00 - 16:00
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Stag Do, Activity
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