The Drake Circus Christmas Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect presents for everyone on your nice list? From this season’s toys, books, tech and beauty to stocking fillers and forever gifting, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide at Drake Circus to make sure they find something truly special under the tree this Christmas morning. The magic of Christmas starts here…  

Open late, discover high street and designer stores alongside quirky independent brands helping you to shop local (some of which will be offering gift wrap services to make your life even easier). Plus, buy online and collect from our stories to ensure you won’t miss out on that present of a lifetime. 

Find something they’ll truly value this Christmas. 

What are the most wanted fashion gifts for Christmas? Timeless cashmere jumpers, scarfs, hats and gloves from Marks & Spencer and Next never disappoint while Ugg’s Classic Ultra Mini Boots are topping the most-wanted lists at schuh along with Veja’s sustainable trainers. For this season’s sneakers (the newly madeover adidas Y-3 Gazelles, Nike Air Max Dawn and New Balance 725) and smart athleisure, stop by Foot Locker, Footasylum and JD Sports

Gorgeous underwear comes courtesy of Boux Avenue and Ann Summers or invest in fun matching pyjamas on Christmas Eve for the whole family at Primark and H&M alongside sheepskin slippers. For designer accessories that will wow, Tommy Hilfiger is filled with handbags, shoes, sunglasses and card cases. 

Head to New Look, Monsoon and River Island for partywear (they’re also perfect places to find this season’s buckled accessories and boots) while Accessorize, Lovisa, Claire’s and Jack Wills have inspired finds for the teenagers in your life: from mini bags to stackable jewellery. 

For him, discover classic knits, stylish T-shirts and tailored looks at BOSS, Tommy Hilfiger and Superdry. Outdoorsy type? Cotswold Outdoors, Fat Face, Joules, Mountain Warehouse and White Stuff have weatherproof jackets, walking boots and stylish backpacks. 

Step in store and discover tactile, fragranced and gorgeously packed presents for friends, family and teens. Top of wishlists this year are fragrances by Chanel and Dior (head to The Fragrance Shop and The Perfume Shop); Lush gift sets plus make-up sets from No 17, Maybelline and Benefit (Boots and the new Superdrug). For men, this year’s grooming essentials include Philips’ Series 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer, leather wash bags, skincare gift sets and grooming advent calendars at Boots

Thinking of something truly luxurious? Breitling, TAG Heuer and Omega boxes are exactly what we’d like to find wrapped up under the tree this year – find the perfect buy for someone who means everything to you by heading in store and talking to their knowledgeable teams.

For gorgeous jewellery, Drakes has designs from Thomas Sabo, Links of London, Lily & Lotty, Bulova, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and more – it’s a Christmas wishlist come to life. You’ll also discover vintage-inspired fine jewellery at Ernest Jones, the exclusive Tamsin Diamond Collection at Fraser Hart and Swarovski crystals, necklaces and rings at Warren James. For a tailored gift, head to Pandora for a bracelet filled with carefully chosen charms. 

Alongside this season’s must-buy recipe and food writing books (Jamie Oliver’s One, Stanley Tucci’s Taste and Nadiya’s Everyday Baking) at Waterstones, Drake Circus is <the> place to find covetable finds for foodies. Whether it’s artisan gin from Hendrick’s or Sipsmith, chocolate boxes and beautiful panettone from Marks & Spencer or The Velvitiser at Hotel Chocolat with sachets of intense drinking chocolate, you’ve got them covered. 

With Tiger, The Entertainer, Paperchase and Smiggle filled with fresh ideas for children’s presents, Christmas shopping for little ones is made infinitely more fun. This year’s most wanted gifts include V-Tech designs, Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse, Jurassic World Real FX Baby Blue, Little Live Pets Mama Surprise, Sylvanian Families, Squishmallows, Funko dolls and a big soft Bluey. 

Head in store and you can ask the teams about stocking fillers such as crafting, sticker books and LOL Surprises for nieces, nephews and friends’ children, too. For eco-conscious gift ideas for teens, go for reusable water bottles, coffee cups and chopsticks from Paperchase and solid shampoos and refillable buys at Lush

Want to spoil your furry friends this Christmas? From comfy cat beds to doggy blankets, clothes, collars, leads, treats and toys, Drake Circus is a wonderland of pet finds. Marks & Spencer, Tiger, Joules, Fat Face and Next all have novelties and treats galore while Pandora has a gorgeous collection of leather-free fabric collars and personalised pet tags. Who’s been a very good boy/girl? 

Need some gifts that are £10 and under? Tiger, The Entertainer, Superdrug and Paperchase have lots of fun gifts for kids and teens from beauty buys to collectible toys. Hotel Chocolat has jolly penguin and enchanted forest boxes; Waterstones is a great place to find fun books, games, puzzles and this year’s obsession: squishy stress balls. For Secret Santa office gifts, be inspired by Boots’ three-for-two gift boxes; it’s Christmas all sorted. 


Gift cards and experiences

Really not sure what to buy someone? Most of Drake Circus’ stores offer gift cards or treat them to an unforgettable experience or day out. From Cineworld vouchers to treatments at the Laser Clinic via Boom Battle Bar and Paradise Island Adventure Golf, there is definitely something for everyone. Merry Christmas one and all!

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