10 top Christmas gift ideas from Southbank Centre

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 15:31

You don’t need us to tell you that it’s that time of year again; everyone around you has begun counting down in shopping days and you’ve still no idea what on earth to buy for your second cousin who’s suddenly announced they’re coming to stay. Or their kids. No need to worry, the Southbank Centre Shop is full of gift ideas to suit anyone and everyone; here’s just a small selection of some of our favourites.

Gift membership, starts from £75

For the culture lover

Not sure what to give? How about the gift of endless possibilities, with membership to Southbank Centre? All our Members get priority booking for massive gigs and talks from the movers and shakers of politics, free entry for critically acclaimed exhibitions at Hayward Gallery, and a Members-only Cafe-Bar on the top floor of Royal Festival Hall, with breathtaking views of London. 

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Southbank Centre Keep Cup, £18

For the environmentally minded one

Do your bit for the environment without forgoing your caffeine fix with this exclusive reusable 12oz Southbank Centre Keep Cup. The sustainable glass container features our logo in a smart yellow and black detail.

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Colour changing umbrella, £25

For the fashionable person about town

Stay dry and make a statement as you do with this foldable London Skyline Squidrella colour changing umbrella. Initially black and white, the capital cityscape bursts into an array of vibrant colours once rain hits the panels.

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Dino colouring poster, £10

For keeping the children happy (and busy)

Keep the kids occupied, or enjoy some quiet time to yourself, with this giant Dino colouring poster from OMY. Measuring 100 x 70cm the humorous design is packed full of prehistoric fun with the joy in the detail. 

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Lucetta magnetic bike lights, £35

For the budding Geraint Thomas

It might stay light for the Tour de France, but here on the wintry UK streets it’s important to stay visible. Palomar’s stylish Lucetta magnetic bike lights (one white, one red) are easy to attach to any bike and stay secure no matter how many speed bumps you rattle over.

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Tatty Devine jewellery, from £15

For the distinctively stylish one

We’ve a great selection of uniquely crafted jewellery in our shop, including a fantastic set of designs by celebrated East End jewellers Tatty Devine; featuring necklaces, earrings and brooches, such as this acrylic Red Squirrel from their autumn/winter 2018 range.

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London City Skyline bookmarks, £7.50

For the metropolitan bookworm

Keep your page, and your sense of place with these iconic London City Skyline bookmarks; each one produced to (a very small) scale. Choose from the day set of The Shard, London Eye, BT Tower and Battersea Power Station, or the night time foursome of Tate Modern, The Leadenhall Building, Walkie Talkie and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Instax Mini 9 Camera, £75

For the one who likes to capture the moment

Yes you could live in the moment, but you could also document it too with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera, a fun compact camera which delivers instant photos. With a close-up lens and selfie mirror, get the perfect shot whether in front or behind the lens.

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Amuseable Avocado Bag, £22

For the person who likes to stand out

Add a distinctive touch to your look, and never forget where you’ve put your essentials, with this cheeky Amuseables Avocado Bag. Comfortingly furry in two-tone green with a matching strap, it’s as adorable as it is handy. Look at its little face!

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How to Love Brutalism, £12.99

For the person who wants to broaden their horizons

Never quite understood the fuss about the architecture of our Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery? It’s OK, many haven’t. But brutalism is enjoying something of renaissance, so stay ahead of the curve by reading John Grindrod’s passionate championing of its cause, How to Love Brutalism.

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southbank centre shop

From homeware to jewellery, posters to games, you’ll find a huge array of distinctive and stylish gift ideas in the Southbank Centre Shop. We have three stores across our site, on Festival Terrace, in the Royal Festival Hall, and at Hayward Gallery. Or if you can’t make it to us, try our updated online shop.

Southbank Centre Shop opening hours

Festival Terrace

Weekdays: 10am - 9pm
Saturdays: 10am - 8pm
Sundays: 12noon - 8pm

Royal Festival Hall

Daily: 12noon - 8pm

Hayward Gallery

Tuesdays: closed
Thursdays: 11am - 9pm
All other days: 11am - 7pm