Christmas Gift Guide: Independent London Businesses

Christmas Gift Guide: Independent London Businesses

Our independent London business gift guide will help you find the perfect presents for your loved ones this Christmas. From delicious gifts for foodies, to gorgeously scented candles, and homeware, we have the ideal suggestions for everyone in your life.

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London Independent Candle Businesses for Christmas 

Balancing Act

Balancing Act is a London candle company founded in the 2020 lockdowns in the UK. Handmade by Hollie, Balancing Act has a gorgeous range of affordable candles ideal for a unique Christmas gift. You’ll even find an Advent candle online, and Christmas scents are launching mid-November!

The Calma Box

Vegan, cruelty-free, and handmade in London, The Calma Box creates spa boxes for the home. Featuring candles, soaps, bath salts, and even air fresheners, these boxes are the perfect London-made Christmas gift for those who deserve some rest and relaxation. 

Atlas London

Having been featured in Vanity Fair and Tatler, Atlas Soy Candles should be at the top of your list as an independent London business for Christmas gifts. Each candle is inspired by a different global location, from Bangkok to Coron Bay. Hand-poured in London, these are the perfect Christmas presents for your traveller friends!


Handcrafted in London, cent.ldn specialises in unique candle collectibles. Each scent is inspired by a different London district, from Soho to Nottinghill to Brixton, these are gorgeous for every occasion but make special Christmas gifts. 


G L Ø D creates hand-poured candles in London. With each candle supporting Women for Women UK, these make extra special Christmas gifts from a London business as they do good as well as smelling incredible! You’ll also find gift sets and bath salts in their shop too!

London Made Jewellery for Festivities


EKProject creates eco jewellery and home decor here in London. From geometric necklaces and earrings to wall planters for air plants – these beautifully designed pieces are sure to go down a treat this festive season!

No Shrinking Violet

Handmade in London, No Shrinking Violet has a vibrant collection of bold and colourful jewellery – perfect for adding intrigue to your Christmas outfits! Whether you’re after statement earrings or a striking necklace – you’ll find them here!

London Food for Christmas Presents

Ohlala Macarons

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat during the festive season? Ohlala Mararons create delicious macarons in London, which make ideal gifts for sweet-tooths! Beautifully decorated, you’ll find vibrant colours and even vegan options at this London independent business, perfect for Christmas!

Cake or Death 

Sending a sweet vegan treat at Christmas has never been easier than with Cake or Death London. Their vegan brownies are loved by people across the whole of the UK, and with nationwide letterbox shipping, they couldn’t be easier to send! These are especially great for sending to vegan loved ones that you won’t be seeing over the festive period.

Borough Cheese Company

Christmas isn’t complete without cheese, so why not give it as a gift this season? Based at one of London’s best markets, the Borough Cheese Company sells some of the best British and worldwide cheeses! If you’re looking for an independent London business to build out a Christmas hamper you won’t find much better! 

London Books for Christmas Gifts

Hoxton Mini Press

For your loved ones who adore books, Hoxton Mini Press is the London independent business to shop at! With a gorgeous range of coffee-table books, you’ll find unique takes on London. From Dog-Friendly London, to London Shop Fronts, and our personal favourite Sweet London, you’ll find the perfect titles for your fellow Londoners. 

Christmas Alcohol Made in London

Greenwich Spirits

Greenwich Spirits creates Greenwich Gin. This is a Marine London Dry Gin, crafted from British marine and coastal botanicals designed to be reminiscent of travel at sea. For the gin lovers in your life this is the perfect Christmas gift from an independent London business. 

Christmas Gift Homeware Crafted in London

Sol Glass Studio

Handcrafted stained glass artwork, created right here in London by artist Marta Smyk. Sol Glass Studio has gorgeous pieces that come in a range of suncatcher designs, from cactuses to whales, which will look stunning in any home. 

White Pine

Founded in 2018 in London, White Pine celebrates nature throughout its shops and products. Alongside its coffee shops, they also sell a variety of homeware and food gifts. From plant pots and vases, to candles, their Nordic-inspired pieces will make the perfect festive gifts. 


Located in Old Spitalfields Market, Hazindak stocks independent homeware and textile designs. Whether you’re looking for candles for Christmas presents, or vibrant flower vases and coasters, you’ll find them here!

Lines Ceramics

A London potter, Lines Ceramics has a gorgeous range of pottery pieces that will truly wow family and friends as gifts this Christmas. From unique coffee tumblers, to vases for flowers, Lines Ceramics has all the homeware to make this festive season special!

Prints of London Ideal for Gifts

Paper and Cities

Paper and Cities is a London independent business that crafts gorgeous stationery, prints, and postcards. Inspired by the city around them, each sale also makes a donation towards good causes including planting trees and helping the vulnerable. We adore their London Collection, which features stunning designs of Covent Garden, London ice-skating spots such as The Natural History Museum, and Nottinghill. They also have ranges inspired by Paris and New York.

London Block by Block

Another fabulous London independent business that creates prints perfect for Christmas presents, is London Block by Block. These beautiful designs are created by artist Cierra Block. Her distinctive style features illustrated maps of London, with mince pie guides, London independent bookshops, and even a design of literary London, your London loved ones will adore displaying these in their home. 

Blanc Prints

Looking for a Christmas gift for someone who’s a lover of colour? Blanc Prints has the ideal choices! With prints inspired by different London locations, from the Chelsea Flower Show to Brixton. These will look gorgeous in any home!

My Gorgeous Cards

Based in SE24, My Gorgeous Cards specialise in vintage maps. Whether you’re after a map tea towel or a London map print, you’ll find it here. 

Hot Foils

Hot Foils is a Peckham-based business that creates fun foiled prints! These cool prints will add life to any home, and are ideal as gifts for fun-loving friends who want a pop of sparkle in their home!

Choosing the Perfect London Businesses for Christmas Presents

London is home to many fabulous small and independent businesses, all bursting with incredible products that your friends and family will love. Choosing which to buy from can be a tough choice! We’d love to hear all about the London businesses you’ll be buying from this Christmas in our comments!

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