Buchanan Street is Glasgow's main pedestrianised shopping street. The whole area is fully pedestrianised, except for the streets that cross it. It is part of the 'Golden Z', a set of three main shopping streets in the centre of Glasgow. The name comes from the alignment of the three streets, Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street. The 'golden' part comes from the millions made each year by all of these streets! Buchanan Street stands proudly steeped in Victorian architecture and features many memorable names from British high streets including House of Fraser, which actually started in Glasgow, Levi's and John Lewis. There is more than enough shops here for you to find those perfect Christmas gifts in! Once you've finished the Christmas shopping, have a break and unwind in one of the 300 restaurants nearby! Maybe you'll have to decide which one you're going to while you're shopping.
One of Europe's oldest covered shopping arcades and was Scotland's first ever indoor shopping mall. Argyll Arcade is right in the heart of Buchanan Street, and offers the largest and finest selection of diamond rings, diamond jewellery, wedding rings and watches in Scotland! If you're looking to treat or surprise that special someone this Christmas, then this is where you need to head to secure that all important gift! There's more than 30 retailers specialising in jewellery under the one roof, so whether you're wanting to treat yourself this Christmas or someone else, you'll find what you need here.
Royal Exchange Square
Royal Exchange Square is well known for its array of pretty lights that people get that all important photo for Instagram under! It is home to a small selection of boutique stores such as Sweaty Betty and Glasgow's very own fashion brand Forty Clothing. If you're after some Christmas gifts for fashion loving friends, then this is the place to do your Christmas shopping. The area has clothes, beauty and shoe shops, so get ready to treat yourself or a loved one! Once you've had enough of shopping, relax and refuel in one of the nearby cafes, go on it's Christmas!
Buchanan Galleries sits at the top of Buchanan Street and is packed with your favourite high street names and designer brands, this one is definitely a must if you're a fashion lover or are buying gifts for one! In this centre you'll find more than 90 fashion, electrical and gift outlets spread out over four floors, making it an ideal place to start your Christmas shopping. You're bound to find what you need here, and once you're done with the shopping, have a relax in one of the unique quirky food outlets in the centre!
St Enoch Centre
St Enoch Centre is a shopping centre that is conveniently located right in the heart of Glasgow city centre. The centre is known as being home to the ultimate shopping, dining and cinema experience. Whether you're looking for gifts for your mum, your grandparents or partner, you're sure to find something here with shops like H.Samuel, H&M, Hotel Chocolat and Swarovski offering some brilliant options! Once you've finished shopping, go ahead and sample their dining experience in one of their restaurants or cafes!
Princes Square Shopping Centre
This shopping centre holds over 25 of the best shops in Glasgow, and was voted as Scotland's best building, a perfect place for Christmas shopping if you ask us! In this centre you'll find some big designer names including Ted Baker, Kurt Geiger and French Connection. If you're looking to treat that special someone this Christmas, then you'll find exactly what you need here! Stop by one of the 12 restaurants once you've finished and sample some Scottish delicacies.
The Hidden Lane
If you're after somewhere a bit different to get your Christmas shopping done this year, then we've got just the place for you! The Hidden Lane is an amazing community of artists, designers, musicians and others working in more than 100 studios. This is a great place to go if you're looking for something specific for a loved one or something that's perhaps more personal to the recipient. Once you've browsed their offerings, sit back and relax in the tearoom!
De Courcy's Arcade
De Courcy's Arcade is a longstanding independent shopping complex in Glasgow. This is a great option if you find the main shopping streets and shopping centres overwhelming and very busy, as this one is more quaint, quiet and relaxed! At the arcade you will find crafts shops, boutiques offering vintage art, clothing and homewares. Whoever you're buying a gift for, you're bound to find something to suit their tastes here!
The Italian Centre
The Italian Centre is a great place to start your Christmas shopping with plenty of luxury brands here for you browse! It was actually home to the UK's first Versace store and Emporio Armani. Today, you'll find plenty of big names here like Jaeger as well as smaller independent stores. There's more than enough here for you to treat those special people in your life this Christmas!