Last minute gift buying can be really stressful. It always feels like there’s an abundance of opportunities when you’re window shopping, but when it comes to buying with purpose; there’s nothing. So we’ve rounded up a few of our tried and tested ideas, available in and around the city, or even easier, online.
Give the gift of luxury beauty services at home. With gift cards available to purchase online from £50, this is the perfect luxury treat for friends or family to enjoy whenever they want it. The UK’s leader in beauty services on demand, your loved one can experience expert beauty services at home from a professional mobile beauty therapist.
Available in Manchester.
Are your loved ones taking some time off across Christmas and New Year? We’ve found some exquisite new ways to help them sleep beautifully this season.
We’ve selected Kiss The Moon as one of our top gifts this Christmas. As an award-winning beauty & wellness brand, the products tap into nature’s most soothing essential oils to help you relax at bedtime and nourish your skin while you are sleeping.
We tried the ‘Bath Before Bed Box Set’… and we can promise that treating your loved one (or yourself) to this wholesome routine will aid a wonderful, rested night’s sleep.
RRP: £30 (worth £32)
This luxurious hand cream from Green Stem’s CBD skincare collection is fortified with nourishing essential oils to leave your skin smooth, soft and sensationally supple. With key ingredients, such as CBD , Lavender Essential Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil and Sandalwood Oil; we tried and tested this product to find the scent positively sublime.
Yet another wonderful vegan and cruelty free product, Rosalique has released their Miracle Box Set, where you not only receive a full sized tube of Miracle Cream, but you also unbox a luxury application brush, made from the softest bristles, bound deep into the handle to give a firm Kabuki style brush, perfect to glide Rosalique primer gently across the skin.
The UK’s first multi-brand candle subscription company, Iggy Box was founded by partners Gemma and Doug, from a love of natural candles and the impact they can have on health and wellbeing. A monthly candle subscription, you can choose from either floral, fruity or a ‘surprise’ candle scent – delivered directly to your door every month. Based on the belief that fragrance can really help to create a relaxed and calming atmosphere, to help you unwind, de-stress and relax.
With two subscription package sizes starting from £12.95 per month, Iggy Box also offer a gifting service where you can gift a subscription of either 1, 3, 6 or 12 months with a one-off payment.
For the Christmas season, Iggy Box is delighted to announce that it will be partnering with mental health charity Mind, to donate profits from the sale of each box up to 25th December 2019.
Treat your loved ones to Manchester’s finest export, Manchester Gin. And if you really want our recommendation, we’d go for the Manchester Gin Overboard – which is available at manchestergin.co.uk or at Harvey Nichols.
We love the Navy Strength because it’s a delicious, vibrant gin that’s full of flavour and character. With a higher ABV, the citrus and aromatic juniper is amplified.
Gin lovers rejoice, the perfect gift is here with the amazing Zymurgorium Gin Experience Pack. Allow your taste buds to explode in flavour with five different gin based liqueurs; Cherry Bakewell, Sweet Violet, Strawberry Mint, Quince and Ginger and Turkish Delight.
An epic gift for your gin loving best friend, work colleague or simply yourself.
The new Zymurgorium mini gin experience gift set is available from Selfridges for £22.99.
A ‘super healthy’ and tres chic treat indeed, if your loved one is hoping to try Veganuary in 2020, Prestat’s Vegan Friendly Mini Bars Gift Set is the perfect hop-over from chocolate. Beautifully wrapped, these dark chocolate packages of luxury are sure to go down well.
Pawfect Italian treats for your best mate, because we know just how much dogs mean to their owners. They’re part of the family, so a treat for their favourite furry could be just the thing. Made by the award-winning pastry chef, Salvatore de Riso, these luxury dog biscuits are available gift-wrapped in the shape of a bone or paw. There’s a great story too, as when Sal first opened the doors of his bakery on the seafront of Minori in 2000, it attracted people from all along the Amalfi Coast. People queued around the block – and they brought their dogs too! Obviously a dog person, Sal set about making a treat for the patient dogs waiting with their owners, and almost 20 years later; they’re available to buy.
For loads more Manchester gift inspiration, take a look at our shopping and offers page.