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25 London Gift Ideas For UK Fans

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Big attractions, Royal palaces, flagship stores, luxury shopping, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the streets are paved with gold. Everyone wants a piece of this big city whether it be London souvenirs, a quintessentially British gift or an experience in London that you simply can’t get anywhere else in the world.

This British gifts guide will help you make sense of the unique from the twee, ensuring you don’t go ‘Pete Tong’ (wrong!) Unless stated otherwise, all identified London gifts online ship internationally so everyone can enjoy them!

Going to London? You’ll love our budget London hacks guide.

London Themed Gifts For All

London Gifts for Her

1. London Necklace

A sure hit with her, this delicate London skyline necklace is a simple piece.

The iconic backdrop of all the famous spots in London will pop against bright tops.Click here for the UK item // here for USA item.

London skyline necklace gold and silver on grey rock

2. Super-Cute London Print Apron

Something a little more on the ‘twee side’ is this cute London themed apron. A throwback to the 1950s, this apron has a halterneck top and tie for the waist. It fits sizes 4-14, waist 30″, and is 26″ in length, top to bottom.

The attention to detail is impeccable with red phone boxes, double-decker buses, Big Ben, cute city girls, the Tube logo, and bows. Bravo, Brendables.

The top of the apron is red with white polka dots. Click here for US item.

Sorry Brits, the above apron only ships to the US but there is a UK equivalent which you can view here.

Does anyone else think these aprons could be worn as dresses?!

Don’t miss our most romantic places in Europe roundup!

London print apron, red and white. Cute._

For Him

3. London Glasses

For statement pieces of glass, you need these. Create a set of conversation pieces with this glassware. Practical and stylish, your drinks table will look London chic with these.

For US readers, these London Marathon Map Rocks etched glasses are super popular for those who like a little something on the rocks.

For the British equivalent, you can have the exact area of London etched, with these personalized pieces (92mm x 78mm). Click here to view

4. For Difficult to Buy For Guys

If you really can’t decide on an experience gift, give them a hand with accommodation.

Hotels are not cheap in the Big Smoke! Tinngly offer this ‘3-night stay in cities‘ hotel package.

How does it work?

  • You order the gift
  • The certificate is instantly emailed
  • They choose the location, hotel and dates (doesn’t have to be London)
  • It is valid for five years so there is no rush

Gemma and Craig (Two Scots Abroad) have done Tinngly experiences all over the world including volcano boarding in Nicaragua.

Tinngly 3-night stay in cities hotel package. 

For the Home

5. Tea-rific in a Cute Red Bus Tin  

Let’s start you on the right track and ‘whet your whistle with a cup of Rosey Lee’.

Quintessentially British, this gift will soothe your weary bones and delight your friends. 

Serve in china with a scone for an authentic London afternoon tea experience.

The question, cream or jam first on the scone?

Tell us in the comments below.

6. Sweet Tea Set

You’ve picked the tea, you’ve got the box now you just need a tea set.

Sitting with your scones, jelly/jam, and butter this traditional British gift will wow all your afternoon tea guests.

Read next, our Paris lovers gift guide.


7. London Clock

Abbey Road, where music is made and dreams can soar

. Vinyl clocks are just the ticket if your gift recipient is into their vintage looks and the London Skyline. Check them out at Etsy.

You may also like our Scotland gift guide.

London Underground Gifts

Did you know that the famous ‘mind the gap’ announcement is over 40 years old?

The announcement was reintroduced to the original voice as his widow missed hearing her late husband’s words.

She used to visit a station just to hear this, after his death.

Now, London Transport has given her a recording of this iconic announcement.

With these London themed gifts, you’re sure to make everyone happy.

8. Mind the Gap Print

An iconic ‘Mind the Gap’ picture, makes a perfect London Underground gift.

Order from Jack on Etsy (check out his branding, super cool). 

Mind the gap framed image. Black, white, yellow

9. London Tube Bag

Everyone needs a bag to pop their tablet in, maps or just to keep everything safe.

Let’s make it the London look with this London underground map print bag by Hobby Girl Crafts!

This quality black Kona Cotton crossbody bag is perfect for just that at 8 x 10.5 inches.

Inside there are two compartments and the fully adjustable strap extends to 2.5 feet so you can retract it in to make it a shoulder bag, or pull it out for an over-the-body bag.

Great for security while moving through any city. 

London tube map crossover bag_

Best Souvenirs from London

Here are a few of the best England souvenirs.

10. London Crumpled Map

We all know that scene from Friends when Joey has to get in the map?

Well, we now have a solution. See the Crumpled London Map US / UK.

You can squish it up, get it wet, drop it and get in it because it’s already well worn in!

London Crumpled Map in Plastic Packaging_

11. Personalized Umbrella

Nothing is more British than talking about the weather.

To be honest, you can’t get much more British themed gifts than umbrellas.

This great product even lets you pop on your own photo, so you can personalize it with a perfect London scene of your own choosing. Ships internally and offers free delivery to the UK!

Most Popular London Experience Gifts

12. Coca-Cola London Eye

One of the most prominent features in the London skyline is the London Eye.

Also, one of the tallest observation wheels in the world, the forty-minute ride with bird’s eye view, is one of the most popular things to do in London.

This London eye ticket lets you fast track and ‘skip the line’ so visitors can save time and get on with their busy London itinerary.

Plus, from high heights, visitors can capture pictures to take home for their own unique London souvenir.

London gift ideas don’t get more practical than this. 

Big Ben through window of London Eye

13. Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour and Transfers

Did some say, Harry Potter? In a quandary as to what to get from London for the Potterheads in your life?

The obvious answer is to head straight to Diagon Alley.

It’s actually quite difficult to get the Harry Potter Studios in England so this tour with transfer from London to Watford via the Knight Bus will be appreciated.

Read our guide on how to get to Harry Potter Studios for more options.

 14. → Tight itinerary? Check out the Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour (2.5 hours, meeting place Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue).

Harry Potter model with wand

15. Tower of London Ticket with Crown Jewels Exhibition

One of the London bucket lists tasks is to catch the Ravens at the 11th century Tower of London.

Why not get your friends and family on the right foot with this ticket to the Crown Jewels and Tower of London?

The ticket also includes:

  • Access to the Tower grounds
  • Viewing of the Imperial State Crown laced with diamonds, pearls, sapphires, emeralds and gems
  • A tour by a Yeoman Warders (starts every 30 mins)

Never mind the best gifts from London, when you can give even better ones for London.

Read next, everything you need to know about Tower of London.

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16. Black History Walks

Guided walking tours in London focusing on African history in England’s capital.

Tours last around 2-3 hours and cover 2000 years of London’s Black history.

Some are tours can be done by foot, others are on the river!

Reserve your spot here.

Private tours available on request.

17. Uncomfortable Art Tours

‘Display it like you stole it’ – Alice Procter takes visitors around London’s popular museums and shares the story they don’t want you to hear.

Many of the UK museums display items looted by Brits which were never returned.

This tour aims to take a look at ownership and identity of these items which Britain has ‘inherited’.

Uncomfortable Art Tours take place at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Britain and the Queen’s House (National Maritime Museum).

18. London Theatre Gift

No trip to London is complete without a theatre experience. 

Whether it’s a London experience for 2 or that special ticket that your loved one has been dropping massive hints for, you’ll find these next links something to make a song and a dance about.

What will they see?

Foodie Gifts London

19. Cadbury’s Gift Packs

From one shop in England to an international empire, Cadbury’s chocolate is not only a household British name but an instantly recognizable brand around the world.

Pick up this pack of Cadbury’s goodies US / UK including Flake, Crunchy and Caramel.


Alternatively, a throwback to their trip with M&S Percy Pigs – suitable for vegetarians.

20. Harrods Mug

Every shopper’s London itinerary includes a trip to the lux store, Harrods.

Buy your London fanatic the iconic mug in dark green with gold branding is a classic.

21. Eat London

Will your loved one by sniffing out the culinary options from Michelin-starred restaurants and street food in London?

This Eat London food guide US / UK highlight the best food spots over 14 chapters.

It delves into the chefs, makers and the international food community in the city.

Bonus feature: recipes from the likes of A. Wong, Balthazar, Morito and The Palomar.

22. Thames Lunch Cruise

Walking and sightseeing work up an appetite. 

Reward yourself with an afternoon tea aboard a Thames cruise nonetheless. 

A boat ride over the Thames is one of the top-rated experiences in London, according to GetYourGuide customers.

It might not be with the Queen, but it’s sure to give them a rest from all that walking and see London from the Thames.

London Baby Gifts

Thinking about getting a unique baby shower gift?

Then this next section will give you some awesome ideas.

23. Comfy Baby Blanket

This darling mink or cotton baby blanket/toddler security blanket is super London with its Big Ben, double-decker, Guards of London and brolly icons.

Customers can choose between three sizes and four backing colors.

The print uses eco-friendly, water-based inks on natural and synthetic fiber textiles.

No additional chemicals used.

Suitable for snuggly security blankets, tummy time, nursing, cribs, cots and car seats.

It is also popular with wheelchair users.

Mink or cotton London print baby blanket-toddler security blanket

24. London, Baby

Wow, another Joey from Friends reference!

You can’t go wrong with a London baby vest for photos and vomit. Variety of sizes available.

Pregnant and looking to make ‘thee announcement’?

Moxie and King do these sweet ‘world traveler’ baby vests for you to snap at the perfect location.


Baby vest, white with London baby text in black

25. Liberty of London Dresses

For the little Princess in your life, baby gifts from London don’t come more special than a London Liberty dress.

Well known for their fabrics, this will ensure the child wearing it, stands out from the crowd. 

See the USA version here // UK version here.

Final Words

So, whether it’s English gifts, British souvenirs, gifts for him, her or the home, this guide has covered a wide range of ideas for all of your London-loving friends and family. 

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What cool gifts from London did you purchase? Tell us below.

Author – Ruth is a school teacher and a travel fanatic with a bucket list that’s getting smaller. A passion for shopping and deals. Bringing you gifts and trips to make your life easier.

25+ Paris Gifts For Those Who Adore The City

Paris gifts

Paris. A city which epitomises love and romance. A tick wanted on many a bucket list. The name itself evokes the thoughts of sipping champagne on the Champs-Elysées and watching the sunset from the Eiffel Tower. Bringing a little bit of France to you, this Paris gift guide will sort out your French souvenir quandaries. Heading to Paris? Here’s how to spend 24 hours or 48 hours there.

Can’t travel just now? What about a group tour of Paris with a Parisian guide? This hilarious virtual tour game is a fun team builder and intro into Parisian life. I did it with my friends and it was a hoot.

» Read too | How to spend Paris in December

Best Gifts from Paris

Paris Gifts for Her

1. The French Beret

For that perfect Paris themed gift for her, why not opt for this French Beret US / UK.

A walking cliché but everyone associates this woollen hat with a souvenir from Paris You will find these in various Paris stores and online.

Go the whole hog and team it with the long-sleeved, blue and white striped mariniére made famous by Jean Paul Gaultier and all you will need is a glass of wine to take you right back to your vacation memories.

Blonde and brunette women in berets giving gifts in Paris

2. Macarons

For those with a sweet tooth, there is nothing better than the perfect pastel macarons from Laduree.

French gifts don’t come any sweeter than these. Small and yummy, they might not make it all the way back to the intended recipient, thankfully we’ve got this covered in the links below.

» You may also like our London inspired gifts

Colorful macarons in a box with flowers

3. Bonjour Mug

For a Paris gift online, check out the cheeky Bonjour B*tches mug US / UK.

4. Soap Dish

Keep it clean and plastic-free with a cute bar of soap and stylish French soap dish US / UK.

A Paris gift that is a sure winner for someone who loves a little bit of sophistication in their powder room.

5. Baguette, anyone?

The smell of a freshly baked loaf wafting its way through the home gets everyone to the kitchen quickly.

But how to cut it properly?

A handy board US / UK which secures the baguette in places like a guillotine.  This makes sure there’s no wasting that crispy loaf of deliciousness.

One of a few truly inspired French gift ideas.

Women wearing striped top, baguette, pink flowers

Unique Gifts From Paris

6. Paris Clock

Quiet ticking, good-looking wall mounted Paris clock US / UK

7. Glass Wear

Yes, they drink wine in Paris, but they also drink whisky. This is glass wear with a difference.

Pouring some of the amber nectar into one of these will catch everyone’s eyes.

Shop glasses here for whisky glasses with Paris maps here (US only). Shop for Paris skyline etched glasses here (UK only).

8. An Unusual Paris Map!

Let’s go old school and put that phone away, a crumpled map US / UK is a fantastically different Paris gift idea. A map which is unique and a traveler’s best friend.

Sitting with your coffee, planning your next adventure, you don’t have to worry about folding it back into position or keeping it dry.

» You may also like: our Scotland gift guide

Crumpled City Map Paris

9. Wine

Everyone loves a cheeky red or a sophisticated white. What better way to educate your taste buds than this book. Something to read while you’re sipping a glass. Check out the Wine Folly’s Guide to Wine.

This paperback teaches you what to look for when tasting and is classified as the best introductory book by The Washington Post.

Wine glasses, romantic couple vacation Paris

10. City Notebook

Why leave the men out from looking chic; with a gorgeous little notebook, all about Paris, the man in your life will certainly make a statement.

The notebook includes a detailed map of the city, lined and blank paper and customizable tabs.

» Love to travel? Here’s our essential items we can’t travel without

Eiffel Tower Gifts

11. Eiffel Tower Earrings

Every girl loves a bit of glitter and sparkle in their life. These Eiffel Tower earnings are the perfect Paris themed gift for her.

12. Paris Key Chain

Eiffel tower key chain US / UK are popular souvenirs.

13. Model of the Eiffel Tower

Another perfect Eiffel Tower gift, budding engineers can get their hands on Eiffel Tower kit US / UK and happily build away, dreaming of the time they visited or whilst planning their visit.

Eiffel Tower keyring rose gold

Paris Inspired Gifts for any Paris Lover

14. Phone Case

It’s our most used piece of equipment, never out of our hands. So why not style your phone up with this piece of art? A wooden phone case, with a UV filter to ensure it does not fade.

This Paris themed souvenir ships from the US to the UK for free so everyone can enjoy it!

15. Drink Coasters

Be a ‘Monica’ and insist all drinks are put on fabulous French coasters.

16. French Phrases Calendar

Why not become a linguist and learn a French phrase every day US / UK of the year with a handy phrase a day calendar.

Learn a new French word every day calendar

17. Paris Monopoly

Who doesn’t love a board game?

The French edition of the most famous of all high rolling games, you’ll buy and sell your way around France with this ideal French-themed gift.

18. Towel

Brighten up your bathroom with a statement piece of towel linen. The black and white colours will complement everyone’s colour scheme.

19. Tote Bag

Going plastic-free has never been more stylish with a canvas tote bag. Great for shopping along the Champs-Élysées.

» Fighting the plastic tide? Read our beginner’s guide to zero waste

20. Refrigerator Magnets

Make your notes stand out on your refrigerator with these colorful additions to the kitchen.

21. Coloring Book

Treat your inner child!

This Paris themed coloring book US / UK will calm and soothe whilst you create a masterpiece to frame.

The book includes multiple pages which you can shade and send to friends. It’s the new personalised postcard.

22. Pocket Guide to the Louvre

An art lover’s paradise, Le Louvre is a must on any traveler’s list. Yet a handy pocket guide will ensure you don’t miss a thing on your Paris trip.

Making up Paris Gift Basket? These next few ideas are just perfect to pop in and make your special loved one’s day.

23. Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

Now let’s talk romance! You, your partner, a boat and the city all lit up as you sail along the Seine. How does that sound?

This one hour boat tour takes you past famous Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Tours leave from 10am to 10pm so you can choose a day trip, dusk sail or a night time ride.

An audio guide is available in 14 different languages and seating is available onboard. However, with panoramic views, you might not be able to keep off your feet!

Don’t let the rain stop you from booking, the inside seating area has floor to roof windows for your viewing pleasure. Book your Illuminations River Cruise before you go here.

Seine River cruise, Paris France tour

24. Paris 1, 2, or 3-Day Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

Walking is all well and good, but those feet soon get tired. This Paris related gift is a practical one. From £30/$39, you will make your Francophile friend’s day with this ticket. With over 40 stops at top landmarks and attractions, this gift card for Paris will have them saying ‘Je t’aime’.

25. Disneyland Paris

It’s not all about ticking off the historical sights, sometimes it’s about letting the big kid at heart out. A day off the tours and having fun is something Paris can provide.

This day ticket to Disney will let your traveler enjoy a day meeting their favourite characters and enjoy a well earned day of fun.

26. Eiffel Tower

No visit to Paris would be complete without a photo from the top of the Eiffel Tower. A selfie must for all Paris souvenir hunters.

With this priority second-floor access pass, the recipient will be able to skip the line, hear about the history and enjoy unlimited time inside the tower.

Hey lovers! You may also like our guide to Europe’s most romantic cities.

Red heart umbrella, couple kissing, romantic Eiffel Tower

Final Words

Whether your buying Paris gift bags, looking for a piece of Paris memorabilia, or simply wanting to have a little piece of France in your home, this Paris themed gifts guide has surely given you all the present ideas you could want.

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Author – Ruth is a school teacher and a travel fanatic with a bucket list that’s getting smaller.
A passion for shopping and deals. Bringing you gifts and trips to make your life easier.