16 Amazing Christmas Gift Ideas Found In Lewisham

The festive season is fast approaching! As the excitement and sentiments begin to boil up, there is an inevitable dread inside us caused by the one downfall of this generally stress-free time: The Christmas shop. We all know the routine and the ordeal. Endless queues; the last-minute dash before the stores close, and the sore feet after traipsing around a multi-storey shopping complex all day lugging heavy bags. But we at The Lewisham Card are here to make it easier for you! We've hand-picked the best christmas gift ideas from local independent businesses near you. Lewisham’s local businesses will show up whatever mass-produced item it was you wanted from the department store, cut out the queuing and the stress, and make your Christmas shop an all round pleasant, not dreaded, experience…

 

1.     FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH FROM ZENUBIAN

Zenubian are bringing the legend to Ladywell with this most culturally and historically significant of gifts. Famous as the gifts brought to Jesus by the Three Wise Men in the nativity story, Frankincense & Myrrh are both unique resins that are used for spiritual and healing purposes. For a fuller description of the history and purposes of these gifts, read Zenubian’s post here. Zenubian are also selling a range of Artisan costume jewellery and one off pieces specifically for the season, including fantastic gift necklaces of all different styles, shapes, and colours…

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2.     GIFTS FOR CHILDREN AND STOCKING FILLERS FROM GENTLY ELEPHANT

If you’re in need of any ideas for kids presents, look no further than Gently Elephant. They’ve got an assortment of treats and toys, games and puzzles galore to keep your kids entertained. And for those that like to save a bit of money whilst getting the best deal, Gently Elephant’s Stocking Fillers is perhaps what you’re after this Christmas. A fantastic selection of treats and surprises for all ages, you’ll be hard pressed not to find something to delight amongst these goodies. You can filter your selection for either £5 or search the lot. Nothing in their stocking selection is over £10.

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3.     VINTAGE DESIGNER WEAR AND ACCESSORIES FROM PARAPHERNALIA

Paraphernalia host an array of vintage and designer wear from dresses to shoes to Jewellery. All chosen by expert designers and fashion guru’s leading the shop, their unique styles and designer brands will prove to be a great and stylish gift this Christmas. Providing a wide range of one off unique gift ideas, including jewellery, scarves, dresses or funky frocks, pop into Paraphernalia to see their Christmas selection of new, preloved, one off samples of vintage clothes and accessories, for men and women!

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4.     CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FROM THE ALLOTMENT

The Allotment in New Cross are putting together special one-off Christmas Hampers full of various items and produce, ranging from high quality olive oil, to Belgian chocolate treats, to jams or chutneys. Perfect as a family gift for a cooking-loving partner or friend, you can create the hamper yourself. Simply state a price and Gill the owner will help you gather what you need from the stacked shelves.

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5.     GIFTS AND CARDS FROM SUBMARINE

Once you’ve got your hamper sorted from the Allotment, head downstairs and pick out your next gift from Submarine! With an array of appropriate Christmas gifts, including China sets of plates and mugs, children’s toys aplenty, and wonderful gift cards and jewellery, you’ll struggle not to find something in this quaint yet bustling gift store.

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6.     THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING - GRAFFITI MY ROOM

Be the coolest Mum and Dad on the street and gift your children an inspiring and exciting graffiti and street art mural. GraffitiMyRoom are a local business with many local artists specialising in superhero characters, skylines, words, pop art and more. They create murals beyond your wildest dreams.

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7.     XMAS GIFT PACKAGES FROM ELIZABETH CHANDLER JEWELLERY

Elizabeth Chandler Jewellery are pulling out all the stops this year by offering three different gift packages to customers. First up - their Jewellery making parties, which work as a gift idea for families or groups, whereby people buy them for their friends or families and get to learn the art of jewellery making. The buyer also gets a free gift designed and made just for them.

Next is a particular jewellery set. This set is available in a variety of colours and is selling for £40 instead of £60 over the Christmas period. It comprises a silver necklace, bangle and earrings, each featuring gemstones and silver plated beads.

And lastly, for those who have lots of small gifts to buy, they are offering special £5 bracelets - made to order. These are perfect as gifts for teachers, gifts in the workplace and for those with lots of family friends.

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8.     IRRESISTABLE SWEETS FROM SUGAR MOUNTAIN

With over 75 different sweets to choose from, and an imported range of Wonka sweets from across the pond, Sugar Mountain’s vast selection makes for the perfect gift for the guilty sweet-tooth this Christmas. Pauline the owner will help you pick out the best mix of sweets on offer for the receiver and get you the best deal.

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9.     CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND VOUCHERS AT THE MIND BODY THERAPY CENTRE

Buy a loved one a massage or a special one off treatment from Mind Body Therapy Centre with their unique gifts vouchers. They will also be hosting their ‘Winter Fest’ event on Saturday 28th November from 5:30pm, where there will be free mince pies and mulled wine to indulge in, and a range of other Christmas gifts available to buy.

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10.     STOCKING FILLERS FROM BLACKBIRD BOUTIQUE

With a delightful mix of small gifts, Jewellery, eco-friendly shopping bags and socks, Blackbird Boutique’s wonderful stocking fillings are an ideal collection of gifts and are selling for under £5!

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11.     FRAMED ARTWORK INSPIRED BY GRAFFITI & STREET ART FROM FUNKYPUG

If you’re stuck for a quirky and unique gift idea this Christmas, FunkyPug may have just the thing.  Limited-edition framed images of graffiti inspired street art; with everything from love hearts to lips, flamingos to superheroes there’s bound to be something for everyone.

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12.  ONE OFF CERAMICS, WINE GLASSES & PLATES AT THE LARDER

The Larder in Ladywell are offering beautiful one off ceramics and wine glasses, as well as gift vouchers to customers this Christmas. Pop in and see the fantastic ceramics and glasses or sign a friend up for a gift voucher.

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13.  PERSONALISED SCREEN PRINTS AND GIFTS FROM HAZEL NICHOLLS

Hazel Nicholls screen prints can be handmade to your specific requests, so contact Hazel if you want a screen print especially made for a special person. Alternatively, you can view her current selection here and pick out something from her fantastic range of prints.

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14.  CRAFTS AND HABERDASHERY FROM STAG & BOW

For craftspeople and artists, getting the equipment for your craft can sometimes be expensive and laborious. Stag & Bow offer endless haberdashery products that are perfect as gifts for any creative designers and artists. With threads, trims and cords, knitting supplies, dressmaking patterns and much more, there’s a wealth of materials to choose from as your ideal gift this Christmas.

Alongside this, they are offering two workshops especially for the festive season. The first of these is a Christmas wreath making workshop, where you will learn and make your own wreath, that you can then offer as a gift or hang up on your front door. The second is how to make a beautiful arrangement to fill a vase container. So if you want your stocking filler to be in itself a beautiful gift, this could be for you.

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15.  SIMON CARTER

Simon Carter in Blackheath are offering a range of suave gift ideas, including quaint pocket squares, cologne, intricate tie slides, and funky xmas socks. Check in store to see their whole Christmas gift selection.

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If you know of any other local businesses that are selling great gift ideas for this Christmas please let us know. :) We hope this range on offer has been helpful and don’t forget to use your Lewisham Card for your exclusive discount in all participating businesses!