10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas
With Christmas just days away and the school holidays in full swing, the dash for last minute Christmas gifts is on. Last posting dates are upon us, so to guarantee getting something unique and gorgeous for your loved ones this Christmas, head to the high street for a whole host of awesome gifts from Oxford’s independents.
Ethical Christmas Decorations from Indigo
These beautiful baubles are made by Nkuku, a Fair trade company (BAFTS compliant) and their products are made by traditionally skilled artisans in India.
Gifts for the cat lover at A Rosie Life
Check out these awesome ceramics from Hannah Turner, in my Christmas Pop Up Shop in the Covered Market, open everyday up to, and including Christmas Eve.
Gifts for the Oxford lover from Sanders of Oxford
This gorgeous shop has long been a landmark on the High Street, continuing a tradition established in the middle of the 19th century of trading in antique prints, antique maps and drawings. If you’re after a print of our wonderful Oxford, then their range of prints of this beloved city is unrivaled!
Foodie gift heaven at 2 North Parade
Put together a hamper of local cheeses, cured meats, sloe gin, preserves and seasonal produce at this lovingly curated deli in North Oxford. The North Parade Christmas Market is on Wednesday 21st December from 6 pm – 10 pm for added festive cheer!
Gifts for the budding Interior Designer from The Annie Sloan Shop
The shop showcases Annie’s signature Chalk Paint® range and lots of other products in the Annie Sloan range. The shop also sells a selection of vintage finds, fabrics and furniture.
Gifts for Gardeners from Objects of Use
Objects of Use provides a source of enduring tools and functional items. They are ‘against throwawayism’, aiming to minimise the environmental impact of their products by offering objects that are built to last.
Gifts to pamper from Oxford Aromatics
Oxford Aromatics, based in the Covered Market, sells a range of natural and organic products including (but certainly not limited to!) essential oils, body butters, reed diffusers and bath products. It’s the perfect place to find something to soothe and unwind with this Christmas.
Gifts for Men at Burrows & Hare
Burrows & Hare stock a fantastic range of modern and stylish clothing, accessories and grooming products for men. Check out their collection of bright and colourful socks and beautiful duffel coats made in London.
Gifts for Music Lovers at Truck Store
Truck Store is an awesome music store selling an eclectic range of music from new releases to timeless classics. They have a great range of vinyl and CDs, and you can grab a coffee while you browse too.
Crafty gifts at Darn It & Stitch
Find gorgeous yarns, fabrics, knitting kits and accessories in this lovely little store just of St Aldates.
I hope you find this useful in the last few shopping days before Christmas, and you find some lovely indie gifts in Oxford this year.
From Anna and I, we wish you a very Merry Indie Christmas and a prosperous 2017 to all our wonderful indies!