The manchester Christmas gift guide 2023


Manchester, the vibrant heart of the North, is a treasure trove of unique finds and experiences perfect for gifting this Christmas. Ditch the generic and surprise your loved ones with something that truly reflects the spirit of this amazing city. Here are some ideas to get you started:

For the Foodie:

  • Manchester Gin or Craft Beer gift sets: Manchester’s booming craft scene boasts delicious gins like Manchester Three Rivers and gin-infused chocolates from Cocoa Cabana. For beer lovers, check out Cloudwater Brew Co. or ShinDigger for artisanal IPAs and stouts.Opens in a new window www.creativetourist.comManchester Three Rivers Gin 
  • Foodie Tour: Treat them to a culinary adventure through Manchester’s diverse neighbourhoods, from the trendy Northern Quarter to the historic Curry Mile.Opens in a new window www.visitmanchester.comManchester Northern Quarter 

For the Culture Vulture:

  • Tickets to a show at The Lowry or HOME: From world-class theatre productions to cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions, Manchester’s cultural scene is always buzzing.Opens in a new window en.wikipedia.orgLowry Manchester 
  • Independent record store gift card: Browse for vinyl treasures at Vinyl Revival or Piccadilly Records, and let them discover their next musical obsession.Opens in a new window www.alberthallmanchester.comPiccadilly Records Manchester 

For the Fashionista:

  • Northern Quarter finds: Uncover unique vintage gems at Affleck’s Palace or trendy threads at independent boutiques like Oi Polloi and Magma.Opens in a new window en.wikipedia.orgAffleck’s Palace Manchester 
  • Manchester-themed clothing or accessories: Show your city pride with a sweatshirt from Proper Good Supply or a tote bag from Twenty Twenty Two.

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Twenty Twenty Two Manchester 

For the Homebody:

  • Cosy gifts from local makers: Wrap them in a luxurious cashmere scarf from Cashmere Manchester or hand-poured soy candles from Manchester Soy.Opens in a new window blightys.ukManchester Soy candles 
  • Art prints from local artists: Add a touch of Mancunian character to their home with prints from The Whitworth or Salford Arts Centre.Opens in a new window Arts Centre Manchester 

For the Thrill Seeker:

Bonus Tip:

  • Manchester Christmas Markets: Immerse yourselves in the festive atmosphere at the Manchester Christmas Markets, browsing for handcrafted gifts and indulging in seasonal treats.
  • Choosing the perfect Christmas gift for someone in the UK can be tricky, especially with such a diverse range of preferences and interests. But fear not, fellow gift-giver! Here are some ideas to inspire you, categorized by recipient:
  • For the Foodie:
  • Gourmet hamper: Filled with artisanal cheeses, locally sourced cured meats,chutneys, and sweet treats, a hamper celebrates the best of British produce.Check out Fortnum & Mason or Paxton & Whitfield for luxurious options.Opens in a new window & Whitfield hamper 
  • Gin-making experience: Craft their own personalized gin at a distillery like Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray, choosing botanicals to create a unique flavour profile.Opens in a new window www.theginguild.comBombay Sapphire distillery 
  • Afternoon tea: Indulge in a classic British tradition with a luxurious afternoon tea at The Ritz or Claridge’s, complete with scones, delicate pastries, and endless pots of tea.Opens in a new window’s London 
  • For the Culture Vulture:
  • Theatre tickets: Experience the magic of London’s West End with tickets to a popular show like Hamilton or The Lion King. For a unique experience, try The Globe Theatre for an open-air Shakespearean performance.Opens in a new window in London 
  • Museum membership: Grant them year-round access to world-class art and historical treasures with a membership to the British Museum, Tate Modern,or V&A.Opens in a new window www.britannica.comBritish Museum London 
  • Independent bookshop gift card: Let them explore the hidden gems and passionate recommendations of an independent bookstore like Daunt Books in Marylebone or Blackwell’s in Oxford.Opens in a new window en.wikipedia.orgDaunt Books London 
  • For the Outdoor Enthusiast:
  • National Trust membership: Unlock a year of adventures with access to over 500 historic houses, gardens, and coastlines managed by the National Trust.Opens in a new window en.wikipedia.orgNational Trust UK 
  • Hiking gear: Equip them for their next outdoor adventure with a new backpack, walking boots, or a waterproof jacket from brands like Berghaus or Osprey.Opens in a new window www.drapersonline.comBerghaus hiking gear 
  • Weekend getaway to the countryside: Book a cozy cottage in the Lake District, Cotswolds, or Peak District for a relaxing escape amidst stunning scenery.
  • For the Homebody:
  • Luxury scented candles: Fill their home with the cozy aroma of winter spices with candles from Jo Malone or Diptyque.Opens in a new window www.sephora.comJo Malone candles 
  • Subscription box: Cater to their interests with a curated box, whether it’s beauty products from Birchbox, books from Bookishly, or craft beer from Beer Hawk.Opens in a new window subscription box 
  • Comfy pajamas and slippers: Ensure their ultimate relaxation with a silky PJ set and fluffy slippers from brands like Christy or Joules.

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