Christmas shopping – have you got yours all planned out? (and maybe even started buying?) or are you more of a mid-December dash kind of person? Whichever type of festive shopper you are, you can find something for everyone on Park Street and Queens Road. Here are just a few Bristol favourites for that special gift…
The Guild has been a place for local artists and makers to come and sell their wares since 1908, and there’s still an exhibition space and gallery here for local creators to showcase and sell their work. The ground floor of The Guild is an enticing emporium of designer gifts like kitchenware, toys, toiletries, jewellery, ceramics and food.
Vinegar Hill on Queens Road is a family-run, independent retailer offering a range of carefully curated homeware, lifestyle products, clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories from around the world. Their focus on stylish and eclectic products means you’re guaranteed to find something beautiful and unique to gift this festive season.
If you’re looking to find a Christmas gift for the budding interior designer in your life, look no further than Biggie Best. Their store on Queens Road is full of gorgeous furnishings for every room in the house, including vintage pieces and gift ideas. Their Christmas decorations are beautiful too.
The festive period can be a stressful time, so why not give the gift of relaxation this year? L’Occitane is renowned for luxurious beauty products, and their Christmas collections are a fantastic way to treat someone to a little pampering. They have strong commitments to making organic and bio-diverse products, as well as supporting their producers and a number of charities, so you can feel good while making your friends and family feel good.
There’s only one place to shop for the gamer in your life this Christmas – Forbidden Planet on the Triangle. This megastore is a one-stop shop for comics, graphic novels, toys, collectibles and games with gifts to suit all budgets and tastes.
With a Pure Spa and Beauty gift card you can treat your someone special to a tranquil, pampering treatment, whether it’s quick and convenient or deservedly indulgent. From waxes to manicures, massages to facials, this Park Street spa has everything you could ever want to make someone feel truly spoilt this Christmas.
Cass Art celebrates Christmas in a big, bold, colourful way, so why not give the gift of creativity this year? Whether it’s for a professional creative, a budding painter or a little artist’s first Christmas, Cass Art has something for all, from luxury oil painting sets to sketchbooks and craft paper.
A gorgeous piece of handcrafted jewellery is sure to please your loved ones this festive season. Diana Porter makes some of the most beautiful accessories out there. Choose from their curated collection in store or make an appointment for a one-off commission if you’re really going all out this Christmas.
The UK’s number one shop for design-led stationary, Paperchase is the go-to place for stocking fillers, Secret Santa gifts, little surprises and Christmas decorations. If all of that is just too much to choose from, a simple gift voucher is the perfect option.