If you’ve recently visited Oxford but didn’t get a chance to find the perfect gift, or you want to share your love of the city with someone else, here are some ideas. These Oxford gifts are inspired by this place’s unique history, the University, and the different works of art inspired by its beautiful spires, such as Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Narnia.
Guides and Books About Oxford
Harry Potter on Location: An Unofficial Review and Guide$17.60 Get it from Amazon
The Oxford Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien and Their Circle$18.86 Get it from Amazon
Tolkien: How an Obscure Oxford Professor Wrote The Hobbit$7.36 Get it from Amazon
The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary$22.83 Get it from Amazon
Museum Secrets: Hidden Stories from the Ashmolean$15.40 Get it from Amazon
City of Oxford Through Time$17.50 Get it from Amazon
Eccentric Oxford Travel Guide$18.00 Get it from Amazon
Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum: A Brief History$19.67 Get it from Amazon
Oxford College GardensGet it from Amazon
Oxford University: Stories from the Archives$23.99 Get it from Amazon
Harry Potter Places Book Two -OWLs: Oxford Wizarding Locations$12.99 Get it from Amazon
Oxford Film Locations: A Walking Guide to Harry Potter and Others$9.74 Get it from Amazon
Insight Guides Great Breaks Oxford$11.29 Get it from Amazon
Oxford Posters, Prints, and Maps
Other Oxford Gifts
Oxford Museums & Art Galleries
Antiques on High
Antiques on High is an antiques and art shop from Oxford founded in 1997 and open seven days a week. It has won several awards.
Aidan Meller Gallery
Aidan Meller Gallery is one of Oxford’s longest-established specialist art galleries. They showcase modern, contemporary and old masters.
Christ Church Picture Gallery
Christ Church Picture Gallery is an art museum holding an important collection of about 300 Old Master paintings and almost 2,000 drawings and is one of the most important private
Oxford Historical Places
Carfax Tower, in Oxford, is a 23-meter-high bell tower that used to belong to a 12th-century church. Here’s how to visit it (and why!).
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
University Church of St Mary the Virgin is actually from where Oxford University grew, and an un-missable spot if you’re visiting the city.
24-26 Cornmarket Street, Oxford
24-26 Cornmarket Street, in Oxford, is a timber-framed building built in the late 14th century. It belonged to a wine merchant who ran it as an inn, the “New Inn”.
Things to Do in Oxford
Barefoot offers homemade cakes, pastries and bread, delicious coffee for eat-in or takeaway in the neighbourhood of Jericho, in Oxford.
The Cake Shop
The Cake Shop offers ready-made designs and bespoke masterpieces and has been trading since 1986 in Oxford’s Covered Market.
The Autumn Fours Rowing Races
The Autumn Fours Rowing Races is a side-by-side rowing regatta that takes place in Oxford during November.
The Isis Winter League Oxford Row Head Race
The Isis Winter League is a series of races in Oxford running through the Michaelmas and Hilary terms. Here’s everything you need to know about them.
Rowing in Oxford – Oxford Row Courses and Private Lessons
Oxford is the perfect place to learn how to row. Here are the best options for private or group rowing classes, events, and activities.