2016 Christmas gift guide - London

  1. Gin Not any ol’ gin, folks, this is East London Gin. Check out the Spirit of Gin Tour. 90 whole minutes of sampling an array of locally distilled gins. Bottoms up!
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  2. Spoon You can drive, but you do you avocado? (I actually think in one of my Google reviews it says I tell the best worst jokes)
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  3. Wine Your Monday to Wednesday Pinot. Disclaimer: I cannot be blamed for any disappointment (or elation) when the recipient realises it’s a candle that smells of wine.
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  4. Book “My films point out the beauty in flaws and the flaws in beauty” – Wes Anderson
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  5. Butchery Drings Masterclass – “Learn basic knife skills, prepare and take home the meat of the evening, be it a big bag of sausages or a beautifully French trimmed rack of lamb” Send him or her to this class, while you take control of the remote AND they come back with bag o’ sausages. #winning
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  6. Sushi Sushi socks. Sushi. Flippin’, Socks. Who does not need a pair of california roll socks? If that’s not their thing then fear not, you can choose from shrimp, tuna, salmon roe, futomaki…
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  7. A Bag When you want to buy a beautiful bag but have no nappies to put in it… these chic Tiba and Marl changing bags are everything (the only thing?!) that we envy about having to remember to bring nappies when leaving the house.
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  8. School 10 litres of home brew to quaff, maybe the incentives are all wrong at your kids school? Brockley Brew School know how to keep their students happy.
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  9. 36 Hours Where would you go if you had 36 hours to spare? Choose a place in this book, mark it, wrap it up and present it to your loved one… subtle persuasion gets you nowhere.
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  10. Actual Wine Ok, the candle may not go down too well, but I tell you what will is a couple of tickets to a wine tasting night at Theatre of Wine in Greenwich. With nights titled ‘Bold Reds for Cold Nights’, ‘The Twelve Wines of Christmas’, ‘Campagne and Cheese’, ‘Pudding Wine for Christmas’ – you cannot go far wrong!
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  11. Badge For the light-hearted stylish parent looking for off-beat clobber with slogans on… at Parent Apparel you can ease into it with a DadAss badge. Or if you’re “parenting the shit out of life” you can go the whole hog with a tongue-in-cheek hoodie
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  12. Penpineappleapplepen If my kids feel the need to share this tripe with me, I can only pass on the favour to you. I don’t know either…
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  13. Music Pfft, yes you guys may need your 5 year old to explain which one of the 12 remotes you need to turn the TV on, or how to work a phone but can they use a record player? Give a loved one a tiny bit of their ego back once and for all. (you will need the kids to connect the bluetooth feature)
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  14. The family photo session You can collect gift vouchers for family photo sessions right up until Christmas Eve. Or if you’re super organised I can just post it to you. Use the form below to get in touch

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