To our lovely customers, 

Due to government restrictions, we are still unable to open our doors once again However, we are still offering our online browsing and collections!

In our product gallery, you can explore & discover all of our lovely items

To place an order, please either telephone us at:

020 8441 6400

Or email us at:

We are offering local delivery to Whetstone, Barnet and Potters Bar, or contact free pick-up at the shop.

Please note our opening hours, as this is when we will be able to respond to your orders and allow collections in store.

They are the following:

Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-3pm

Sunday-Monday: Closed

Stay safe everyone.

The Team at The Present

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My Story

Back in 2000 I was at a bit of a crossroad in life work wise. I thought about my passions which were buying beautiful things for the home and fashion. Having lived in Barnet my whole life I felt that there was a huge gap on our High Street for a shop like The Present. Browsing through the local paper, I came across a tiny little advert advertising this beautiful building. I came to view it, fell in love with it straight away and that was the start of my Present journey!
Lots of planning, meetings with the bank, learning about retail, knocking down of walls, dust, painting and hard work later I opened my doors for the first time on Easter weekend 2001.
The Present has evolved and changed over the years to keep up with current trends. We buy things that we love and hope that you do too.
Customer service is hugely important to my team and we strive to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. I am genuinely thrilled when people come into the shop and love it and the things we've bought. We have a loyal customer following in Barnet but also have customers who travel in from further afield to shop with us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who have supported me on my adventure so far.


What's in store at The Present?

Whether you are looking for a thoughtful thank you gift, something for a special occasion or just treating yourself, we are confident you will find it here. From 'must have' socks to scarves, bags, jewellery, candles, bath bombs, toiletries, photo frames, homeware, stationery - our eclectic selection of gifts always means you'll find something for that someone special.

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Organic Candles

Handmade exclusively for The Present in Wiltshire, our candles are 100% organic and paraben free. Using natural plant waxes which include soy, rapeseed and high quality essential oils, they don't contain any harsh chemicals or colours. Made with cotton only wicks, all ingredients are as natural as possible and of course smell amazing!

Children & Baby

We have a beautiful range of gifts for Baby Showers, New Babies and Christenings including cotton sleepsuits, pram coats, blankets, baby socks, birth certificate boxes and melamine beaker and bowl sets - everything you need to build the perfect gift!

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Some of the brands we stock...

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We can deliver out to  EN4, EN5, EN6 and N20 postcodes and post out to other remaining areas in the UK.


To make your gift extra special, we offer a unique gift wrapping service in store.



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