Stuck for Christmas Stocking Filler ideas? To help you find the perfect last-minute gifts for your loved ones, here’s our annual guide to Stocking Filler ideas to find in Covent Garden:
1. One Aldwych Gift Vouchers
It's not too late to treat someone to a special experience this Christmas at One Aldwych with a digital gift voucher. From Champagne afternoon tea inspired by the sweet shop, to sensational spa treatments and overnight stays there’s something to please everyone.
2. Frida Kahlo jug
A colourful - and practical – addition to anyone’s home, this Frida Kahlo enamel metal jug is ethically sourced and made by hand from the Ian Snow collection of artisan products providing job creation in economically disadvantaged regions. One of many inspiring gift ideas from the just-opened Stanfords bookshop Christmas Boutique on Mercer Walk.
3. Bageriet Swedish Biscuits
One of our favourite hidden (sweet) gems in Covent Garden, Bageriet Swedish bakery on Rose Street is well-loved for its home-made cinnamon buns and Semolor, cardamom buns filled with fresh cream. These Chokladsnitt (vanilla biscuits rolled in pink sugar) and Brysselkex (chocolate biscuits) will fit nicely in any stocking by the mantelpiece.
4. Stilton – or Stilchelton
Are you are Stilton or a Stilchelton type of person? Both English blue cheeses (the former uses pasteurised cheese, the later unpasteurised) are in abundance at the gorgeous Neal’s Yard Dairy on Short’s Gardens, London’s foremost artisanal cheese retailer. Perfect on any Christmas cheeseboard.
5. Christmas Gift Wrap
Some stocking stuffers deserve to be wrapped up and a great place for colourful, original Christmas wrap is Magma, Short’s Gardens. Magma's flagship shop showcases innovative and unusual products and gifts from artists and designers from all around the world. Check out its wonderful selection of books and magazines covering all aspects of contemporary visual arts, fashion, photography, graphics, advertising, art and design.
6. Aram Tree Ornaments
If your Christmas tree needs some colourful pizzazz, consider this trio of Snowflake Sweater ornaments made by &K Amsterdam and available at the lovely Aram Store, Drury Lane. Aram specialises in contemporary modern furniture design, selling only genuine, authorised, originals.
7. Oxfam Unwrapped
Oxfam Unwrapped is Oxfam's poverty-busting charity gift range which will really transform lives. The money spent on Oxfam Unwrapped gifts supports the full range of Oxfam's work around the world, from emergency responses to advocacy projects. From a 'Goat' gift in Malawi to a 'Safe water' gift in Cambodia, your gift can make a big difference. Available at the Oxfam Shop, Drury Lane, and online.
8. Jack Spectre Bulldog
For all any James Bond fans out there, who can resist the Jack Spectre Bulldog, the porcelain figure which first appeared on M's desk in SkyFall? This year, a new version of the iconic Bulldog with the Union Jack across his shoulders has been launched and he’s all yours for £49.99 from the Bond In Motion gift shop at the London Film Museum, Wellington Street.