This Christmas may not look like what we typically expect from the festive season, with restrictions constantly changing it can be hard to get out and about and do your friends and family gift shop. Luckily, there are loads of options available online to treat your loved ones this festive season. Take a look at some of our top picks for Christmas below.
Mancunian Art from CAPE Corn Exchange
Take your pick from this wonderful modern gallery located at the Corn Exchange, each piece uniquely produced by Mancunian artists. For an idea of what to expect check out CAPE Gallery’s website.
Various prices, open Mon-Sat 11am-6pm
The Edith Pot
The design philosophy behind this elegant concrete creation was to provide adequate drainage in a sturdy chic pot. With so many of us paying more attention to our indoor spaces this year the Edith Pot could be the perfect gift for a green thumbed friend.
26L Kiwi Rolltop Backpack by Craghoppers
Manchester based Craghoppers have recently pledged to create 70% of their products from recycled materials, including this stylish and functional Rolltop Bucket-Bag which is made using 15 recycled bottles.
Escape Hunt Gift Card
One of our favourite city centre activities are now offering gift vouchers and 2 new at home experiences – The Murder on Christmas Eve and The Bletchley Park Papers. Play at home for some Christmas day fun or visit the brilliantly curated venue, all available on Escape Hunt’s website.
Home experience from £7.99
Venue experience from £20
A refined whiskey now available in the form of smooth Original 10 and the layered sweet Smokey 10. Benriach themselves offer some incredible cocktail suggestions and gift ideas on their website.
Distillery tours available from next year, check website for updates
Core Range from £45
City Break at Roomzzz
Ideally situated in the Corn Exchange, a city break in the spacious and modern Roomzzz aparthotel is the perfect way to unwind after what has been a nightmare year for most. Vouchers are valid for 18 months after purchase so there’s no need to worry about future covid restrictions getting in the way of this one. Click here to get yours.
Rooms for emergency services £50
Gift vouchers start at £50
Salvi’s Deli D&G Christmas Produce
Salvi’s original deli describe themselves as providing a slice of Neapolitan life in central Manchester and for Christmas have partnered with luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana for some one of a kind holiday produce. Pick up a ready made Christmas hamper or hand pick your own items while stocks last.
Limited edition items only available in store
Dishoom Masala Dabba and Cocktail Collection
The Dishoom store is chock full of excellent gift ideas year round (including their highly recommended cook book). However this Christmas you will find 2 new additions; the ready mixed permit room cocktail collection and the limited Masala Dabba.
Cocktail collection/individual £38/14
Masala Dabba £33