Manchester Christmas Market
Christmas markets are a great place to pick up gifts for loved ones during the festive season. The markets are known as the Christmas hub in Manchester. While you shop and browse along the market's stalls for those unique handmade gifts, there's plenty of tasty options like dutch frites, hand pulled pizzas, yorkshire pudding wraps and plenty of Christmas cocktails to help you refuel! You could even pick up some special Christmas decorations!
Manchester Arndale Centre
Manchester's main shopping centre is full of a variety of shops where you will find gifts for your loved ones! Whether you're after a new toy for your cat or dog, a pair of cosy slippers for your Grandmother, a new t-shirt for your boyfriend or a special treat for yourself! You will find well known high street names in the centre and a couple of luzury brands as well as plenty of restaurants for you to relax in after hitting the stores!
The Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange is a collection of luxury retailers and premium high street brands with some amazing independent boutiques in a popular part of Manchester! As you browse the stores of Swarovski, French Connection and more, you're bound to find an extra special gift for a loved one here! It's also in easy reach of the local train stations, so whether you're local or looking for a break away in Manchester, you'll have no problem getting there! If you need to duck indoors for some rest then you'll be spoiled for choice with restaurants and tearooms nearby!
The Trafford Centre
Another shopping centre to visit in Manchester is the Trafford Centre. Here you'll find your favourite brands and high street names like Primark and Victoria's Secret, and some more luxury stores like Selfridges! Whatever kind of gift you're after, you're sure to find something really special here. Of course, when your arms are being weighed down with all the bags, it's time to hit the restaurants and cafes! You could even make a day of it and visit the Odeon IMAX with the family or head into the Sealife for an underwater experience!
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Although this one technically isn't in Manchester, it's not far away! Cheshire Oaks was actually the first and still remains the largest designer outlet in the UK, so you definitely want to get yourselves down there! There's more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafes to explore here! If you're after fitness gifts, then you'll need to head to Nike and Adidas, or for a more classic Christmas gift, you'll find many options like Marks & Spencer and Next. If you're looking for a more luxurious gift this Christmas, then drop by Michael Kors and Hugo Boss!
If you're more into independent stores and handmade gifts, then head to Manchester's creative and alternative area in the Northern Quarter. You'll find lots of vintage stores here as well as record shops and cafe, bars and restaurants to relax in once the shopping is done! This seems the perfect area for music lovers and to find the perfect music gifts too!