Know someone who has a love affair with London? Themed, novelty gifts don’t need to be tacky. You can forget about any ‘I <3 London’ t-shirts. These prezzies are pretty lovely.
1. Tube Line Chocolate
For a sweeter taste of commuter life. We always thought the Victoria line was pretty zesty… Available on the London Transport Museum’s online shop from £3.99.
2. London Skyline Chessboard
For the logic-loving Londoner. And, yes, there are four Gherkins and London Eyes on the board. Costing £80, it’s perhaps not really a stocking-filler. Unless you buy the pieces individually?
3. Typography Map of London
If you haven’t already noticed, we like maps at SL. So we can only assume other people do too? These lovely illustrations available from £18.75 at Great Little Prints.
4. Routemaster Bus Bookend
Keep your books standing with this nifty design by Susan Bradley. Available on Not on the Highstreet for £18.
5. Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II
What’s not to love about a compilation of the Queen being sassy? £6.99 from John Lewis.
6. Umbrella of London
Practical and pretty. Available for £9.99 on Not On The Highstreet.