Best Shops for Holiday Supplies: London

Living in London, there are times when I just want to run out to Target and pick up some inexpensive Christmas lights, pick up stylish gift wrap at Paper Source, and find endless crafting needs at Michaels. With this being my second holiday season in London, I have a whole list of places for great holiday supplies.

Liberty: The high-end and stylish Christmas Shoppe is a must see and you won't want to leave without one of their trademark purple ornaments especially if you are visiting as a tourist. Also, don't miss the Wild at Heart pop up shop at the entrance that has gorgeous wreaths and holiday foliage.

Paper Chase: The name states the obvious and they do carry all of your paper needs. Their multi-level flagship store on Tottenham Court Road is worth a visit for their funky Christmas decorations and a wide range of gifts.

Heals: A one-stop shop for holiday decorations, gifts, and a wide selection of gourmet holiday items.

Harrods: Over the top and overpriced, but with an early opening in July, their Christmas shop is a great way to get into the holiday season.

John Lewis: A department store similar to Macy's that you can find almost anything imaginable inside of.

Selfridges: A large department store that has a number of fun pop up shops this season including Pedlars and Anthropologie. Don't miss their white room filled with decorations and gifts solely in shades of white.

DZD: For when you want your Christmas display to be larger than life you need to stop by this store in central London specializing in large scale holiday decor for retail shops.

Fortnum and Mason: The ultimate shop for gourmet food gifts and holiday gift baskets as well as a fun selection of holiday decor.

Of course no home would be complete at Christmas without a fresh cut Christmas tree and there are a ton of great options in London.

Columbia Road Flower Market and Borough Market have fresh trees from local farmers and you will see tons of locals lugging their trees over their shoulder home on weekend mornings.
B & Q and Homebase are the Home Depot alternatives in the UK
The Camden Garden Centre offers a large selection of trees and delivery is available.

Images: Claire Bock

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Claire is a California native living in London who loves discovering the city with her husband and French bulldog Watson. With a background in photography and interior design, her current creative obsessions include sewing, printmaking, and anything neon.

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