A cheats guide to Christmas gifts!

One of my favourite things about Christmas is finding gifts for my friends & family! I know that most people would probably say this is the worst part about Christmas, but I’ve always found buying presents quite easy. (My ideal job would definitely be a personal gift buyer). I always try to plan presents that are both thoughtful & seem expensive, even though I’m always working on a budget.  

So, I thought I would share my 6 ‘go-to’ stores, which always help me complete all my Christmas shopping! I’ve included links to all who have online shopping pages & if your local, I’ve included all the locations around Manchester city centre!

 The White Company  – King Street

 If you have someone in your life who appreciates quality above everything else, this is the shop for them.

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From clothing to interior decor, The White Company is especially great at Christmas. 

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If your on a budget, stick to the candles & smellies. For £30-£40 you can pick up a couple of items, which anyone who loves finer things would appreciate! Add a bottle of wine or their favourite chocolates & you have ticked them off your list.

Oklahoma– High Street

This is the shop for that friend or family member who has a unique/modern sense of style & humour. 

From hand crafted jewellery, ceramics & candles. To neon lighting, David Bowie baubles & 1950’s style robots, Oaklahoma offers them all. 

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Oliver Bonas – St Marys Gate

If you have seen my posts over that past year, you will know that this place is one of my favourites!

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With a modern design aesthetic & simple style interiors, clothing & beauty products, this is the perfect place for those who love current trends. 

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You can easily pick up a cute vase, Korean face mask & photo frame for around £35.  If you want to splash out on a bit more, the artwork, books & homeware are definitely worth a look! 

 

Notonthehighstreet.com

Ok, this one isn’t a shop. But every year, I will get at least 5 gifts from this website! This is the perfect place to look for a gift, for the person who has everything.

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Not on the high street is similar to Etsy, except all the sellers, are of a very high standard. One of the reasons I love the site, is because of how easy it is to use! You can refine your searches by the type of person your buying for & the price you want to spend! Best of all, most gifts can be personalised, so it’s perfect for sentimental family members or partners too!

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Afflecks Palace – Church Street

This is the perfect destination for anyone in your life who likes to go against the crowds.

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Vintage clothing, artwork, music memorabilia, tattoos American food & harijuku costumes. Afflecks is an icon of Manchester & with its 4 floors of shops, you’ll definitely find something here for a vintage loving goth, a sportswear enthusiast or art loving rebel.

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Boots – Market Street

Let’s face it, everyone loves a good Boots gift set for Christmas.

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With the home, food, candles, make up & smellies ranges all being 3 for 2, this place is a must at Christmas! It’s perfect for grabbing everyone a little gift or even secret santa! 

Hopefully I have given you some inspiration from my favourite places to shop for gifts, happy shopping! x

 

 


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