Eat Work Art Guide to Christmas Shopping
There is a wide variety of gifts available from the Eat Work Art community for those looking to shop locally and independently.
Whether you’re looking for something practical, design-led, fashionable or just some fun, we’ve got you covered. Happy Shopping!
For food & drink lovers
All craft beer & natural wine bar and bottle shop based at Hackney Downs Studios. This year they are taking the complexity out of picking a present for your beer or wine loving friend! Choose from the selection of gift collections.
Father & daughter culinary duo have been vegan for over 30 years, bring you fresh, handmade, eco-conscious, low impact goods to food-lovers across London. Order one of their vegan Christmas hampers now before they go!
Small vegan hamper - £25.50
East London's go-to for fresh pasta @stuffed.ravioli made our day when they decided to relaunch their intimate supper clubs this year. Serving up family-style menus on their cosy new Netil Market roof terrace, @stuffed.ravioli have been using the supper clubs to give their new chefs a chance to get creative with their antipasti. DM them for bookings.
Prices start at £40
Bright is a wine bar and restaurant from the team behind P.Franco and Noble Fine Liquor. They have curated a menu focussing on the best, fresh and seasonal ingredients available. Pick up a gift voucher to be used at Bright Restaurant of Peg Restaurant here.
Vouchers start at £25
For self-care lovers
Yoga, natural skincare, and saunas - all with the city's skyline as your backdrop. Book a Winter Wellness Sessions at @netil360 for your loved one and help them find their zen! Check availability and booking here.
Prices start from £18 per person
The Ho Ho House of Lady Muck (HOLM) is an East London beauty & lifestyle brand born out of the need to create the ultimate retail experience. They are spreading the love with so many beautiful products, including this gift set:
‘Chill Out Babes’ Gift Set - £28.00
The Well Garden is a calm sanctuary of wellness in Hackney Downs Studios, home to a collective of therapists and teachers who all share the same purpose; to nurture deep and lasting health in both the individual and in the community. You can check out the availability of treatments and classes here, book a voucher through: email@example.com
Classes start at £11 per person
Unfabled is a beautifully curated online shop where you can find products for your period, your period symptoms, and for your self-care at any time of the month. They have a huge selection of self-care kits suitable for gifting, including:
Destress Self-Care Kit - £36.00
For art & design lovers
Partnership Editions aims to make remarkable art more accessible. They work with emerging artists, selling their limited edition prints and original artworks online. Pick-up one of their unique pieces to stun your loved one, for example:
Art on a Postcard (AOAP) raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust towards its campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2030. In 2014 Art on a Postcard was intended to be a one off secret postcard auction, but it went so well it has spawned a small industry. Artists and photographers who have taken part in their auctions include Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry CBE, RA, and Marina Abramoviç. You can get one of the amazing prints or boxsets and support the cause:
Alma Yard based printmaker has got you covered for something both beautiful and affordable. They are selling their exclusive prints via Etsy, including:
Inspired by the belief that music, language and art all have a mutual effect on one another, multi-award-winning painter Ed Burkes aims to find the peculiar pockets of the everyday. Based in at Alma Yard, Plymouth, Ed is selling his prints online for those looking for something truly unique.
The Dam Mad Stars - £350
For fashion lovers
Brother believes in a universal style for universal people. They take the time to carefully select every wardrobe item with focus on minimal, comfortable and quality pieces as well as wardrobe essentials that will be with you for a very long time. Check out their selection of homewares, vintage clothes and one-off gifts.
**Open Doors Charity Print w/ Juliana Futte**r - £30
Alec Doherty is an illustrator and artist - luckily for us he has turned his hand to jewellery. Now available to buy his hand carved jewellery is cast and finished in Hatton Garden, London.
Good Day Bad Day pendant - £95
JOAN is an independent online store based in London. Showcasing emerging and established brands including By Far Shoes, Alighieri, Maryam Nassir Zadeh and more. Their shop is carefully curated and ethical.
Eyland Carole Ring- £30
For someone who has everything
The Do Book Company is an independent book publisher launched in 2013, in association with the Do Lectures. Their concise guides are designed to help creative entrepreneurs, makers and doers work smarter and create positive change. Inspire someone with their pocket guides and bundles.
The Doer's Paperback - £14.95
The Fabled Thread offers luxury embroidery kits that combine expert design, high-quality materials and beautiful colour combinations, resulting in an heirloom piece well worthy of a place on the wall for years to come.
The Fisherman - £75
Guest Editions is a publisher, design studio and book shop. Working closely with artists to make photography books, art books and printed series. Buy one of their beautiful books to become the perfect addition to someones coffee table (they also offer vouchers so you can't get it wrong!).