Thursday, 14 December 2017

Close your eyes and count to 10

Ten Magical Gift ideas to make Christmas dreams come true.


1.  I love Unicorns Mini Bag £36.50
2.  Enamel Rainbow Key Ring £21.00
3.  Fantasy Unicorn Mug and star stirrer £16.95
4.  Unicorn Magical Scented Pencils £9.50
5.  Unicorn Liquid Pencil Case £7.95
6.  Colour changing Light £43.50
7.  When it rains look for Rainbows Mug £9.95
8.  Unicorn Trinket Dish £9.95
9.  Enamel Heart Stud Earrings £12.00
10.This Jar Contains Magic Ceramic Storage Jar £16.95

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

It's Political

Polls, power struggles,  sexual misconduct, Brexit shenanigans  - it's been a hellava year in politics!

1. Little Feminist Jigsaw Puzzle £13.95
2. Donald Trump Hates You - Greeting Card £2.50
3. Five Escape Brexit Island £7.99
4. Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2018 £9.99

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas Tree Competition 2017

With the first Sunday of advent behind us.....it's now well and truly time to deck the halls.   More importantly it's time for us to launch our Christmas Tree Competition 2017. There's a £50 voucher up for grabs!

Let's take a look at our winners from 2016.



As you can see we were feeling traditional (and generous...we gave 1 first prize of £50 and 2 runners up £25 each) last year and we were more than a little swayed by the sheer volume of baubles and decorations bought from us over many years.  

This year we are awarding extra points for innovation and creativity....We know not everyone has space for a large tree - so send us pics of your alternative Christmas Creations too.
We can't wait to see what you all get up this year, please send in your pictures & we will announce the winner/s on Saturday 23rd December 

Just fill in your entrey form here:
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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Warning: This Post Contains Language That May Offend

Bad language yes!  But also very, very funny.  We think this edit of fun products would make great Secret Santa Gifts.

1.  Nice Mug £9.95
2.  For Fox Sake Mug £9.95
3.  This is f**king delicious Oven Glove £12.95
4.  F**king Brilliant Pencils £9.99
5.  F**king Brilliant Journal £7.99
6.  Busy making a F**king Difference Socks £10.50
7.  "Have you tried shoving it up your Arse" Mug £6.95
8. Plucker Mug £9.95

For our full listing of Secret Santa Gifts click here.


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

#ShopSmallUK

We're in! #ShopSmallUK is back! Shop Small is dedicated to supporting small businesses who do big things for their local communities.

Whether you’re looking for a Cosy CafĂ©, a Sunday Roast, a new Hairdo or the Perfect Present, Amex Cardmembers can enjoy a £5 statement credit each time they spend £10 or more at participating small businesses in Archway.







Monday, 27 November 2017

Joining up the dots - New Jewellery From Dansk Smykkekunst

1.  Dot to Dot Necklace £28.00 Silver 
2.  Spinning Ball Necklace £28.00 Silver
3.  Spinning Ball Necklace £28.00 Gold
4.  Dot to Dot Necklace £28.00 Gold
5.  Dot Earring £18.00 Silver
6.  Asymmetric Gold Plated 'Circles' Earrings £28.00 Gold
7.  Dot Earring £18.00 Hematite 
8.  Dot Earring £18.00 Gold
9.  Asymmetric Silver Plated 'Circle & Disc' "28.00 Silver
10. 'O' Stud Earring £18.00 Silver
11. 'Circles' Bracelet £28.00 Gold
12. 'Circles' Bracelet £28.00 Silver

We love this new collection from Dansk Smykkekunst here at Map Gift Shop.  It's a development of the SS17 collection with its focus on circles, spheres and discs.  This winter collection has a subtle and understated simplicity with clever contrasts of the circular theme, presented in brushed gold, silver and hematite plated copper.  Each piece has a tactile quality and an affordable price tag.  Easy to wear, stylish and sophisticated Contemporary Fashion Jewellery at it's finest.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Archway My Way - A guided walk with Jen Pedlar

Jen Pedlar 'Queen of Archway' and dear friend of map gift shop is back leading a series of guided walks titled 'Archway my Way'  and the next walk is on Saturday 25th November at 1pm tickets available here.


"I’ve lived in Archway for over thirty years. Let me show you my manor!" 
Archway's regeneration is nearly complete; its brutalist tower has been clad and turned into flats, the controversial gyratory system has finally gone and the amazing new space (and as yet un-named) space has been created.


left.  archway tower in full brutalist glory, centre.  archway tower shrouded during cladding, right. archway tower of today.

On this walk you will, see the place where Dick Whittington famously turned again.  Learn why a bridge was built where there should have been a tunnel.  Hear why priests disguised themselves to buy a pub.  Stand on a point that's at the same level as the top of the dome of St Paul's & get fabulous panoramic views from some of the highest points in London.


Left.  map gift shop in 1904 and 2014 right top Whittington's cat right centre. views from Archway Bridge, right bottom Archway Bridge (also known as suicide bridge)

And what's more..... if you fancy a bit of retail therapy, this is possibly the only guided walk that exits through the gift shop

This circular walk starts at Archway tube station (meet in the ticket hall) and lasts about two hours - you can book tickets through Eventbrite!  We'll post more information about future dates soon!