Best Christmas Gifts In London

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 secret jazz gigs and gourmet dining events to cocktail classes and titillating burlesque shows, our catalogue of London's Christmas gift ideas is sure to earn you originality points on the big day.

Last updated on 24th January 2023

1251 Restaurant 1251 RESTAURANT GIFT VOUCHER

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 wolf down likes of raw Orkney scallops, jerk-spiced monkfish and confit cauliflower.

Reservation must be made in advance for booking
  • £50
  • Expires in 5 years

All Star Lanes All Star Lanes gift vouchers

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 them some food, drinks and karaoke. If you go together, make sure 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

P.F. Chang's Dine at P.F. Chang's Asian Table

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

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

Arepa & Co Arepa & Co Gift Voucher

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

Red Carnation Hotels Vegan Afternoon Tea For One

This classy experience is ideal for your plant-based mates; The Egerton House Hotel is offering a lovely vegan afternoon tea for one. It includes a spread of mouthwatering sandwiches, baked scones with coconut cream, a choice of fruit preserves, delicious pastries, plus teas and coffees.

This voucher can not be exchanged for cash. Subject to availability.
  • £75
  • Expires in 9 months

Biscuiteers Various Sites

When it comes to festive gifts in the city, Biscuiteers is a firm choice. Flaunting pretty venues across the capital, this is the ideal stop-off to create your very own edible Christmas presents. Just pop in for the two-hour-long workshops led by expert decorators. 

Eleven98 The Eleven98 Experience

Let Eleven98 do the legwork this holiday season with a voucher to one of London's best gift experiences, its famed social dining supper clubs. The pop-up event's ethos is all about creating great-quality dishes using the finest produce and, better still, it's BYOB. 

  • £72
  • Expires in 9 months

House Of Voga House of VOGA Classes

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 group's 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 1 month


Some of the best Christmas gift vouchers in London, Thames Rockets' choice between their late-night session and classic speedboating experience is ideal when your recipient loves thrills. Plus, you might even nab a gin and you'll definitely see some sights.

Valid for Thames Rockets Thames Lates for two passengers.
  • £99.9

The Piano Works The Piano Works Gift Voucher

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, brunch or dinner, while listening to piano vocalists and bands perform.

Over 18's only
  • Multiple use
  • £25 - £200

Alcotraz - London Alcotraz: Cell Block Two One Two (Shoreditch)

Challenge your friends to unleash their inner delinquent, as they'll smuggle in liquor and don orange jumpsuits at Alcotraz. At this immersive experience, which is one of the most unusual Christmas gifts in the UK, pals will be able to enjoy various cocktails while behind bars, just be sure they don't get caught.

  • £39.99

The Candlelight Club Tickets to the Candlelight Club

For those of you in search of Christmas gifts for Londoners, tickets to the Candlelight Club is a superb choice. They'll be transported to the 1920s, where they'll dress the part and jive to jazzy beats that echo of the Prohibition era, with plenty of cocktails to boot.

  • Multiple use
  • £30 - £160

Hidden Jazz Club Hidden Jazz Experience - Voucher

Keep your loved one on their toes with a trip to one of Hidden Jazz Club's unique music events. If you're after cheap Christmas gifts in London, this will let them snap up a fabulous experience, enjoying a performance from some of the city's hottest artists in pretty surrounds.

  • £20 - £120

Breakfast Group Opium's Gift Voucher

Looking for luxury Christmas gift ideas in the UK? Grab this voucher for a delicious meal at Opium Cocktail Bar, a hidden dim sum venue located in the heart of Chinatown. Fill your boots with unique libations 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 9 months

The Big London Bake Gift Voucher For Two

For that extra measure of festive cheer, get your sweet-toothed mate a voucher to The Big London Bake. As one of the best Christmas gift experiences in London, it will see you work as a team to whisk, roll and create a masterpiece in the hopes of being crowned the winner.

One voucher admits two people.
  • Multiple use
  • £99.99

Dorsett Jin Bo Law Gift Vouchers

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 Christmas gift vouchers in London that'll have your city-working comrade guzzling 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 2 months

TT Liquor Cocktail Masterclass Voucher, TT Liquor

This TT Liquor cocktail masterclass voucher is a great gift for a night filled with rollicking, booze-filled antics. Hosted by their in-house connoisseurs, it'll kick off with a drinks reception before teaching you how to shake up four delicious libations - with a competition at the end.
Advance bookings essential. Valid for 12months only.
  • £75

Kitchen Theory A Seat At The Gastrophysics Chef's Table

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

  • £190

Purl A 3 Cocktail Masterclass For Two With Nibbles

Purl will have you shaking up a storm with a cocktail masterclass in its 1920s underground speakeasy. As one of the best Christmas present ideas in London, it'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

The Chocolate Cocktail Club Voucher for two

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.
  • £40
  • Expires in 1 year