The Royal Exchange Gift Guide 2023

Unwrap the magic of gifting at The Royal Exchange.

Christmas shopping can be a challenge, especially when faced with the dilemma of choosing the ideal gift for those who seem to have it all. Fear not! We have an exquisite collection of handpicked treasures from distinguished brands here at The Royal Exchange, Manchester. Whether your loved ones are foodies, fashionistas, or precious little ones, our guide has the inspiration to help you find a gift for that special person!

Keep scrolling for inspiration.

For Him

Ever struggled to find the man in your life the perfect gift? They can be tricky to buy for, especially at Christmas! So, we’re here to give you a little helping hand.

For practical and stylish options, Fjällräven offers a range of foolproof choices including bags, socks, hats, and reusable bottles – a versatile selection bound to please.

As well as the finest whisky sourced from around the globe, The Whisky Shop also offers stylish accessories like this sophisticated hip flask!

Aspinals hip cognac

If you’re shopping for a trainer-lover, Origin Kicks is the go-to destination. Talk about the perfect pairing!

Jordans, Essentials hoodie

For Her

Elevate the gift given to your leading lady by adding a touch of indulgence. She’ll be smiling from ear to ear when unwrapping one of the below on Christmas Day.
A cashmere scarf from Mulberry is a wonderful option. What makes this gift truly exceptional? The opportunity to personalise with her initials, thanks to Mulberry’s complimentary monogramming service.

Cashmere scarf 

For the bag lover in your life, explore a stunning collection of designer bags, including renowned brands like Chanel, Gucci and Dior at Designer Exchange. They specialise in selling pre-loved designer handbags. Plus, the inventory is constantly refreshed with new arrivals every day, ensuring that there’s always something exciting to discover

Why not consider gifting her an indulgent experience with a voucher for a facial or hair treatment at James Roberts?

For Your Little Elves

Christmas is all about the kids! Everyone loves treating little ones over the festive period to watch their eyes light up with joy.

Head to Paper kisses to browse their festive Jelly Cats. Festive, soft, and so huggable. Just look how cute they are!

Jelly Cats

For Beauty Enthusiasts

Beauty and grooming products always make good gifts whether as the main event or a stocking filler. At The Royal Exchange, we’ve discovered an exquisite array of gift sets that are bound to captivate the hearts of beauty lovers!

Molton Brown has gift sets for both men and women. One standout choice is their Eau de Parfum & Bath and Shower Gel set.  Eau de Parfum & Bath and Shower Gel set

Seeking to gift the serenity of a good night’s sleep? The Body Shop’s sleep collection is an oasis of tranquillity packaged in a beautiful gift set.

Sleep Collection gift set

The Almond body care collection from L’occitane is another great option! Vibrant colours, gorgeous textures and delicious fragrances.

The Almond Body Care Collection

For Foodies

Whether you want to gift a favourite tipple, luxury chocolate or divine tea, we’ve got the tasty treats you need.

Dive into the festive spirit with Hotel Chocolat’s extensive Christmas chocolate sets, catering to various budgets. Know a hot chocolate fanatic? Their chocolate Velvetiser and wide range of hot chocolate flavours will go down a storm.


Whittard of Chelsea has an enticing offering, including a hot chocolate calendar featuring 48 sachets behind 24 twinkling drawers. It’s a delightful way to count down to the big day.

Hot Cholate Advent Clander

For a more local touch, explore the diverse collection of gin and rum at Aston’s of Manchester, featuring gems from Manchester, Salford and Macclesfield.

Consider a voucher for Afternoon Tea at Annies as a delightful and versatile gift. Your special someone can savour a classic afternoon tea or indulge in a champagne-infused experience.

For The Environmentally Conscious

We are all trying to do our bit to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable to help our beautiful planet. For the eco-conscious person in your life, consider gifting a token of sustainability with Lululemon’s reusable bottle! They come in a range of colours.

Back to life sport bottle 24oz

Lush not only crafts products that pamper and delight but do so with a strong commitment to ethical practices. The Snow Fairy Collection is a delightful array of bath and body treats, and what makes it even more special is Lushs’ dedication to being cruelty-free and using recycled materials in its packaging.

For Fashion Lovers

Share the joy of fashion this festive season! The change of season welcomes back trending seasonal items like the puffer jacket, sparkle partywear and faux fur. All of which can be found at The Royal Exchange.

The Yard Store has some amazing pieces for the stylish man in your life from t-shirts and hoodies, to hats and sunglasses. Our top pick was the And Wander Technical Winter Jacket.

And Wander diamond stitch down hoodie

Meanwhile, Mint Velvet has the trendiest autumn / winter must-haves, featuring essential bomber jackets, cosy winter boots, and perfect stocking fillers like beanies, gloves, hot water bottles, and slippers.

Moda in Pelle has everything you need to add a touch of glamour and sparkle to the celebrations. In need of a matching bag and pair of heels? They’ve got your covered.

For Jewellery Lovers

At The Royal Exchange, we pride ourselves on being your one-stop destination for an exquisite array of jewellers, featuring renowned names such as Diamond Heaven, Mays Jewellers, Arthurs Kays and Bros, Watches of Switzerland, Jenny Jones and the Swiss Watch Shop.

Watches of Switzerland offers exceptional timeless pieces, featuring the everlasting charm of OMEGA.

Shop OMEGA collection in store

Jenny Jones has collections that sparkle with sophistication and will delight any diamond lover.

Gift Cards

Still stuck on what to get your loved one? Make gifting as easy as possible by getting a gift card. Here at The Royal Exchange, you can pick up a gift card from our brands, so give the gift of letting them treat themselves! See all the stores here.

While you’re out and about shopping, make sure to recharge. Delight in a festive vegan meal at Pastan or savour the flavours at TGI Fridays. If you’re in the mood for coffee, indulge in one of Micheals Coffee Houses’ new festive drinks, and to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out on Insomnia Cookies!

Christmas Opening times

Individual brand opening times may vary throughout November and December.

Visit the individual brands website for latest opening times during the festive season, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve (not all brands are open on these dates). View all brands here.

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