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 2017 right here.
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Last updated on 4th October 2017
Make your Christmas gift extra personal this year as this Peckham class teaches you how to create three lovely presents, along with feeding you mince pies and mulled wine.
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.
Give the gift of boozy bottomless brunches, tipsy afternoon teas and all kinds of quirky events this Christmas with this gift voucher for Drink, Shop & Do; London's favourite activity bar. The voucher can be redeemed against shop items, food and the roster of DOs.
Having graduated university with a textiles degree, Nicole now uses her eye for creation to host a series of arts and craft sessions across London. With wine chucked in for fun, guests can let their creative side flourish, trying their hand at wood etching, screen printing and metallic printing; the perfect Christmas gift for anyone looking to try something different.
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.
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.
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.