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The best spots in Stratford for gift shopping this Christmas

Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? You’re not alone. What on earth do you buy for the person who has everything? The foodie who has eaten their way around London already? The minimalist who hates “stuff”?

We’ve rounded up some of the best spots in Stratford for gift shopping this Christmas to inspire you. So whether you need to send something across the country or need a small token for the office Secret Santa, you’ll find something perfect nearby.

Bottle Apostle

Do you have a wine lover in your life? Treat them to a special bottle of wine from their favourite region at Bottle Apostle.

The friendly staff will help you pick out that perfect bottle, and even allow you to taste one of the 16 rotating wines on offer so you can find them something special.

You can browse their range online and check out their Christmas wine packs that can be sent straight to their doorstep.

West Park Walk, E20 1DH

The Ginger Pig

A butcher’s shop might not be your first thought for Christmas shopping, but The Ginger Pig stocks a great range of tasty pickles and chutneys to complete your Christmas hamper.

Throw in a Ginger Pig meat book to inspire the cook in your life, or a gift voucher so they can choose their own cuts. They also offer a steak tasting box with a selection of steaks for the meat connoisseur in your life!

While you’re there, why not pick up some tasty additions for your own Christmas meal – from beef and lamb to classic poultry and the extra trimmings, you’ll be counting down the days until you can eat them.

99 Lauriston Road, E9 7HJ

Skinny Eric’s

Skinny Eric’s is the shop for any bike fanatics. Whether they need a new set of wheels this year, or a useful gadget to make their journey a little easier, head here to find it all.

The friendly, knowledgeable team will be able to help with any questions you have and pair you with the perfect gift. They even have a selection of classic bikes if you’re in the market for something a little more unique.

16 Felstead Road, E9 5LT

Items of note

This modern gift shop offers a range of beautiful gifts and trinkets. The store collection is handpicked by owner Nancy Waters who focuses on style and integrity, choosing unique items that are ideal for gifting.

Usually the items she chooses are special collections, limited editions or one-of-a-kind pieces so whatever you choose will be unique and special in your home.

She features a range of items – from jewellery to kitchenware, and offers a gift-wrapping service too. View the full collection here and find their opening hours here.

10-11 Victory Parade, E20 1FS


Another one for the foodies, and a bit of a wild card! As well as freshly baked treats, the artisan Italian bakery also offers baking classes in their East Village location.

Choose between Sourdough or Italian bread baking, both just £70 for a 3 hour workshop. Not only will they explain the science behind the bread, but they will guide you through the process so you can make your own fresh loaf of bread. Both classes also offer a glass of wine and apperitivo style dinner.

The classes are available every Thursday from 6-9pm. Either book someone onto the course or buy them a gift card so they can choose their preferred class.

For more information and to book, visit the Signorelli website.

15 Endeavour Square, E20 1JN