Luxury Christmas Shopping in London

Still short of ideas for the season of giving? London has some of the world’s best shopping for luxury goods. From tempting one-off items to personalised gifts, try our VIP goodie guide.

If you're looking for last-minute inspiration for the season of giving, London provides some of the world’s best shopping for tempting luxury goods. From one-off items to personalised gifts, here are some of our favourite VIP goodies items that will make gift shopping that bit easier.

Women's Shoes: Jimmy Choo 

There are shoes, and then there are Choos. Loved by the Duchess Of Cambridge and Sarah Jessica Parker, the New Bond Street store includes the iconic shoes in a range of colours, plus some luxury extras (above). The VIP room includes Champagne, and the Made-to-Order service lets you choose the material, finishes and initials on the sole. 27 New Bond St, W1S 2RH

Create your own Perfume: Harrods 

Harrods' new Salon de Parfums is home to scents that include Tom Ford, Dior and Chanel. Exclusive brands to the store include Thomas Kosmala and Dolce & Gabbana’s Velvet Collection. If none of the existing fragrances catch your fancy, why not make your own with the bespoke perfume creation service? 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

Harrod's department store, London, UK
The famous department store Harrods in Knightsbridge (Courtesy Harrods)

Jewellery: Alfie's and Gray Antiques Markets 

One way to make sure you really do get a one-off gift for that special someone, then head to the famous Alfie’s and Grays Antique Markets, which includes expert dealers specializing in everything from a 1930s diamond solitaire ring to a Bakelite bangle. There are engravers on site, who are ready to personalise presents. 13-25 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8DT

Jewellery at Alfie's Antiques Market, London, UK
Art deco jewellery at Alfie's Antiques Market (©Alfie's Antiques Market)

Luxury Stationery: Anya Hindmarch 

British designer, Anya Hindmarch has a whole shop devoted to customising. ‘Personalised pieces are the only pieces that really deserve the overused label of “luxury,”’ says Hindmarch. Notebooks and stationary are just some of the items that can be bought, and personalised with messages. 15-17 Pont St, London SW1X 9EH 

Anya Hindmarch for luxury stationery, London, UK
Luxury stationery, as well as Anya Hindmarch's trademark accessories (©Anya Hindmarch)

Cashmere Poncho: Burberry 

British brand Burberry is famous for its iconic trenches, but the cashmere ponchos and heritage scarves are just as fashionable. Get your loved ones initials emblazoned onto the scarfes for an extra £75. 121 Regent St, London W1B 4TB

Wallets and Purses: Personalise with Initials at Launer 

British accessories and royal warrant holder Launer London has created luxury leather wallets, which come in a range of colours. They exude style, from the gold-plated corners to the calfskin—why not add embossed initials for that extra special touch. 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB

Leather purses and bags at Launer store, London, UK
Elegant purses and bags with luxury touches, at Launer (©Launer)


Bags: Louis Vuitton Monogramming 

Louis Vuitton offers the ultimate statement travel bags. The latest collection includes the Lock Me Bag, which comes in supple calfskin. To add some va-va-voom to them, you don’t need to just have LV repeated on the print, but get your own initials on them though the monogramming service. 17-20 New Bond St, London W1S 2RB