Christmas Gift Ideas

Forget slogan socks and inspirational-quote-laden tat; this year, we're sprucing up your festive shopping cart with a sleigh-load of awesome experiences. From brewery tours and gourmet dining events to cocktail classes and titillating burlesque shows, our catalogue of London's finest Christmas gift ideas is sure to earn you originality points on the big day.

Last updated on 13th June 2022

If you're on the hunt for unusual Christmas gifts, Kitchen Theory is dishing up a night of flavour exploration at their monthly A Seat At The Gastrophysics Chef's Table events. Guests will be treated to ten immersive multisensory plates, complete with lighting displays, audio aids and projections.

  • £190

An award-winning bar, it's fair to say that Callooh Callay know a thing or two about cocktails. The perfect gift for your significant other - especially if they're in the mood for sharing - the low-lit Shoreditch drinking den is serving up 10s on the looks front with retro furnishings and sultry vibes

This voucher entitles the user to spend the specified amount in Callooh Callay on food and beverage.
  • Multiple use
  • £25 - £200

For that extra measure of festive cheer, get your sweet-toothed mate a voucher to The Big London Bake. A fun daytime activity, the competitive baking event will see you work as a team to whisk, roll and create a masterpiece over 90 minutes in the hopes of being crowned winner.

One voucher admits two people.
  • Multiple use
  • £96

Let Eleven98 do the legwork this holiday season with a voucher to one of their famed social dining supper clubs. Taking place in gorgeous venues across the city, the pop-up event's ethos is all about creating great quality dishes using the finest products and, better still, it's BYOB. 

  • £72
  • Expires in 3 months

Bet you can't wait to reap the rewards of this one later. Master mixologists Purl will have you shaking up a storm with a cocktail masterclass within their 1920s underground speakeasy. They'll share the history, ingredients and techniques required to make three delicious concoctions.

Classes are at 16:00 Mon - Thurs or 15:00 on Fri & Sat. Valid for 12 months & excludes Dec.
  • £100

Created by James Cochran, Michelin-trained chef and winner of The Great British Menu, 1251 is an obvious choice for food fantatics. Get your friend a voucher for this Islington restaurant where they can enjoy the likes of buttermilk jerk chicken and wild mushrooms with a confit egg in a beautiful setting.

Reservation must be made in advance for booking
  • £50
  • Expires in 6 years

After-work drinks on you? Located in the hub of all the action, Jin Bo Law is a gorgeous rooftop bar with jaw-dropping views. Grab one of these gift vouchers that'll have your city-working comrade enjoying a couple of complimentary cocktails. Cheers to that.

Vouchers can only be bought and used by guests over the age of 18.
  • £20 - £1000
  • Expires in 3 months

The ideal present for those who love to have fun while keeping fit, gift vouchers for House of VOGA can be redeemed against any of the groups quirky classes. Combining yoga and voguing, these high-energy sessions are sure to leave the receiver with an endorphin high.

This voucher entitles you to the value stated to spend on House of VOGA classes bookable on DMN.
  • Multiple use
  • £15 - £100
  • Expires in 4 months

The Piano Works brings tonnes of festivities during the holiday season, so why not continue the party post-Christmas? Grab this fabulous gift voucher for a pal and let them choose between drinks or brunch, while listening to piano vocalists and bands perform.

Over 18's only
  • Multiple use
  • £25 - £200
Ready for a sugar rush? Fellow chocoholics will absolutely love this gift to The Chocolate Cocktail Club. The voucher allows you to try their signature Chocotini upon your arrival. After your first drink, choose between white, salted caramel or espresso cocoa-inspired sips, or edible shot glasses.
  • £39
  • Expires in 2 months

On the hunt for a fun indoor gift idea? It doesn't get more wholesome than bowling at All Star Lanes. After playing a few rounds, this voucher also allows you some food, drinks and karaoke. Don't forget to bring your competitive spirit. 

Voucher is only valid for the monetary amount stated, in exchange for services of equivalent value.
  • £5 - £150
  • Nearly sold out

Looking for top Christmas gifts for 2021? Grab this voucher for a delicious meal at Opium Cocktail Bar, a hidden dim sum venue located in the heart of Chinatown. Drink up on signature sips, while chowing down on authentic cuisine.

Voucher can be redeemed against all food & drinks at Opium. Cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • £25 - £150
  • Expires in 3 months

Want to treat that someone special? Look to Tropicana's Cabaret Show for paradise. They can escape the winter feels, and head to a tropical burlesque themed performance, complete with fire performing pirates, acrobatic bartenders and a three course meal.

Must book in advance
  • £45
  • Expires in 10 months
Searching for a rumtastic present for your pals? This TT tasting voucher is a great gift for a night filled with your favourite spirits. Hosted by their in-house connoisseurs, the experience lets you learn about the history of the liquid while trying a carefully curated variety of samples.
Advance bookings essential. Valid for 12months only.
  • £65

This experience is for your plant-based mates. The Egerton House Hotel is offering a lovely vegan afternoon tea for one. The experience includes a spread of mouth-watering  sandwiches, baked scones with coconut cream, a choice of fruit preserves, delicious pastries, and freshly brewed teas and coffees.

This voucher can not be exchanged for cash. Subject to availability.
  • £60
  • Expires in 1 year

If anyone needs a little TLC after a busy Boxing Day, then this gift voucher might be the perfect present. Give this lovely experience to someone in need of some Venezuelan cuisine and a cocktail. With vibrant locations in both Haggerston and Bethnal Green, Arepa brings a relaxed atmosphere.

Valid for six months from date of purchase on pre-booked tables only.
  • £30 - £100

Whether you're looking to treat yourself or buy your loved one something special, getting food related gifts are never a bad idea. Head to P.F. Changs for their iconic Asian nibbles such as their world famous dynamite shrimp, chicken lettuce wraps and Chang's chicken.

Can only be redeemed once, full amount must be redeemed during one visit
  • £10 - £100

If you're looking for a Christmas gift for a budding mixologist, how about a trip to Hackney Funhouse? They're serving up a Breaking Bad-style cocktail making experience in an RV lab. You can book them into a session or nab a handy gift voucher on their behalf.