Advent is under way, the season of joy is upon us, and we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure we’re on Santa’s ‘nice’ list. But, much as we love Christmas, we also realise that it can be a stressful time for many people; with mile-long ‘to do’ lists, a trillion commitments, and limited time.

So you’ll be glad to know that The Royal Exchange Manchester brings glad tidings! We’ve ensured you can purchase all your Christmas presents in one place. Plus you can get your partywear while you’re there!  Call it our Christmas gift to you.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to festive season shopping at The Royal Exchange Manchester.  The Grade II listed building is home to many independent boutique stores and premium high street favourites, stocked full of gifts and treats for him, her, them . . . and you!  We’ve listed a few favourites below:


Twelve gifts of Christmas from The Royal Exchange Manchester:


9ct gold black and white diamond bee necklace (£345) from Mays Jewellers

Stunning yellow gold and diamond necklace. The 18 inch chain is made from 9ct gold, and the beautiful bee pendant features a raft of brilliant cut diamonds.


Kanken Classic bag (£80) from Fjallraven

Available in a huge range of colours, this backpack is stylish and practical. Made from hard-wearing Vinylon fabric, the bag includes a removable seat cushion and a zip that opens the entire main compartment.


Affirmators: 50 Affirmation Cards (£8.95) from Scribbler

Created by comedian Suzi Barrett, theses inspirational – but fun – affirmation cards provide a daily dose of positivity and smiles!


The Winter Puddings Luxe (£39.95) from Hotel Chocolat

Talk about a treat for the taste buds!  This huge 540g box of chocolates reimagines all your favourite winter puddings, plus a few others for good measure!


Bizarre Brandy Bath and Shower gel (£14) from Molton Brown

Limited edition, and uber indulgent, this heady bath and shower gel has notes of all things festive, and will leave you – and your skin – feeling divine.


Emille Sparkle Short Dress (£165) from French Connection

This gold sequin mini dress really is the ultimate head turner and perfect partywear.


Cambridge Satchel Company Modern Briefcase in Oxblood (£225) from Lanigan & Hulme

British made, and 100% leather, the large briefcase is a re-working of The Cambridge Satchel Company’s Slim Document Case. And it’s divine!


Chlobo Star Bracelet (£80) from Jenny Jones Jewellery

Bring wishes to life with this delicate bracelet, featuring silver balls and mini stars.


The Kringles bag (£65) from Irregular Choice

Clutches don’t come much cuter than this reversable number, featuring Santa and Mrs Claus on either side.  Think sequins, velvet, glitter and lots of festive cheer.


Christmas bauble (£2.24) from Sostrene Grene

Nowhere does homeware quite life Sostrene Grene, so it stands to reason that they have Christmas well and truly wrapped up too.  We challenge you to go in there and only buy baubles though!


Reversible mat (£68) from Lululemon

This 5mm thick mat from the yoga specialists, comes in a range of colours and was designed to give extra cushion to your hips and knees during floor poses.


12 Drams of Christmas (£79-£89) from The Whiskey Shop

This luxury whiskey box set includes twelve 3cl bottles of Scotch whiskies; one for every day of the season.


Have a happy shopping experience and a very merry Christmas from The Royal Exchange Manchester!

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