Holidays are coming and however you approach your Christmas shopping – whether you’re an early starter or save it ‘til December – your Christmas gifts inspiration starts here.
Whether it’s Christmas present ideas for your nearest and dearest or gifts for colleagues in work, our ultimate Christmas gifts guide is here to help. From stocking fillers to beauty, booze, books and more, here’s our tips for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list at Surrey Quays.
For the fashionistas
If you know a stylish someone who keeps up with all of the latest fashion trends, update their wardrobe with some of this season’s must-haves.
Shackets, striped jumpers, chunky boots and leather leggings are annual stapes. With gilets, sweater vests and quilted jackets on trend this winter. Head to Next to see what’s new in.
You also can’t go wrong with a pair of fresh kicks. From high heels to trending trainers, head to Clarks, to browse the full range of shoes from popular brands
Hats, gloves and scarves are always a welcome gift too, and you’ll find some fab sets and separates in River Island.
Image provided by River Island
For beauty lovers
Every festive season beauty brands bundle their most popular make-up, skincare and fragrances into Christmas gift sets – and the best part is they come beautifully packaged too.
And this year, Christmas parties are back and they’re the perfect excuse for getting glammed up.
For skincare, brands such as The Body Shop are great for stocking up on those daily essentials such as moisturisers, make-up removers and face masks.
The Body Shop Drops of Youth gift set (image provided by The Body Shop)
You can’t go wrong with a popular fragrance set. From classics like YSL’s ‘Black Opium’ and Paco Rabanne’s ‘One Million’, there’s lots of different scents to choose from. The team at The Perfume Shop will be more than happy to help, and will of course let you try before you buy.
Mugler Angel Nova fragrance available at The Perfume Shop (image provided by The Perfume Shop)
If you’re looking for stocking filler ideas, Superdrug is your go-to with a range of sets and miniatures, including hand lotions, bath bombs and oils, body lotions, shower gels and lip balms.
Don’t forget those beauty electricals too for hair grooming and styling with a range of beard trimmers, hair dryers, straighteners and curlers also available at Boots.
For a gift that lasts
If you’re looking for a gift that will last a lifetime, a piece of jewellery is a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them.
H. Samuel has a wide range of jewellery from watches, bracelets and bangles, to necklaces and rings, the team will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect piece.
Gifts for gym-goers and fitness fanatics
Whether your loved one is an avid gym-goer, an at-home-yogi, or a weekend walker, there’s something for everyone when it comes to fitness, no matter what type of exercise they’re into.
EE has a range of the latest smart watches to help track your steps and sleep, calories burned and heartrate throughout the day, as well as during workout activities.
For keen runners, gym-goers or weightlifters, you can find all types of gym wear from tops, shorts, sports bras, trainers and leggings from stores such as JD Sports. A half-zip to layer and some gloves and a hat are also great options for those who exercise outdoors in the winter too.
From Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands to Cornish hiking trails, if your loved one has been making the most of what the UK has to offer over the past year, find a gift to help fuel their next adventure.
You’ll find a variety of gear and fitness accessories at The Range, from water bottles to backpacks, as well as foam rollers, yoga mats, resistance bands, or some protein bars for something a bit different.
Gifts for gamers and gadget-lovers
The Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch are once again the hottest consoles for Christmas.
If you know someone that’s been lucky enough to get their hands on one already or will be receiving one for Christmas – level up their gaming with the newest games and latest accessories.
Gaming chairs, keyboards, special edition controllers, and headsets are popular choices. Or some of the big game launches this winter include FIFA 22, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Grand Theft Auto V. Head to Game to browse the full range of games and find out more about their launch dates.
For gifts for the gadget lovers in your life, must-have pieces of tech include wireless earphones, Bluetooth speakers or a smart technology home device such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Make sure you check out the range of features and latest festive promotions before choosing your gift.
For the little ones
Whether you’re looking for Christmas toys for your own children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, we’ve got a few ideas to help you get started.
Art and crafts are a great way of keeping children occupied while also encouraging their creativity. From playdough sets to paint by numbers, there’s something to suit every age at Poundland. Pop fidget toys are also set to be a highly asked for present for children this Christmas.
For younger children, toys or anything else fun that’s branded with their favourite characters – from the Grinch, to Disney, Peppa Pig, Star Wars and Barbie – is a great idea. Head to The Range to see what’s on offer.
For older children, why not introduce them to traditional and classic boardgames which can be enjoyed by all of the family over the Christmas period. Find games such as Monopoly, Cluedo, and Articulate.
To browse the full range of retailers at Surrey Quays visit our Eat, Drink, Shop page, or plan your festive day out with us.