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Christmas Gift Guide 2023

’Tis the season of giving… And we’ve got everything you need to tick off festive gifting all in one welcoming spot.

From luxury-wrapped beauty, partywear fashion and winter cosies to sustainable and independent gems, tech, stocking fillers with imagination, toys from Santa and more, head to SouthGate Bath for a twinkling winter wonderland of shopping, celebrations and unexpected Christmas finds they’ll love.

(With incredible bars, cafes and restaurants, special Christmas pop-ups, movies and surprises – don’t miss our joyful day and evening out guides this year…)

The best fashion gifts for Christmas

Oliver Bonas fashion

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A cosy comfy Christmas or glam luxe? Whatever your mood for the festive season, SouthGate Bath’s shops are full of this year’s most-wanted fashion.

For gorgeously soft knit accessories, party-season dresses and stylish loungewear head to Oliver Bonas, Accessorize, Tommy Hilfiger and Urban Outfitters. Barbiecore is going nowhere with her signature pink splashed across accessories, dresses, underwear and heels at H&M while workout bunnies will be thrilled to receive luxe buys from Castore and Lulelemon (their Align high-rise pants remain their bestselling beloved item).

Adidas Office

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Topping Santa’s biggest style requests in 2023 are cross-body bags, oversize metallic totes and handbags with chains; chunky boots, Adidas Gazelles and Sambas, Uggs and Crocs from JD Sports and Office; for warm cover-ups, think puffy down jackets at The North Face and vegan leather crop biker jackets at Hollister.

Fat Face pyjamas

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Snuggle up together in matching pyjamas and robes, soft socks and Oodies from H&M, Hollister and Accessorize. For him, it’s all about athleisure, Zodiac chains, silk ties and blazers (discover them at Castore, Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger).

Luxe jewellery and watches

Pandora jewellery

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Who can resist a carefully wrapped box under the tree? Selena Gomezesque gold hoops, gold chains mixed with black jewels, pearls or a designer watch are the perfect way to make Christmas morning special. Head to Oliver Bonas, Breitling, Kiko Milano, Swarovski, Pandora and Tag Heuer.

Beauty, skincare and make-up gifts

Boots mens beauty

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It’s a bumper beauty season this Christmas: give the gift of scented candles; beauty and skin-cycling skincare gift sets from Soap & Glory, Gillette, Drunk Elephant and Ted Baker at Boots (with three-for-two mix and match special offers) with designer perfumes from Dior, Gucci and Burberry; lifting and firming masks; eyeshadow palettes, lip gloss and foundation plus at-home nail kits.

Urban Outfitters is an essential destination for stocking fillers from Carmex, sundae, Mario Badescu, Monday and Oh K!. Compacts, oversized bows, faces masks and Tangle Teezers are also excellent gifts. Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Mermaid Collection at Boots is full of fun bath bubbles for kids while e.l.f Cosmetics, No 7 Beauty and PIXI delight all ages. Fill up Oliver Bonas’ signature beauty bags they can unwrap all Christmas day long.

Tech gifts they’ll love

Dyson Airwrap Boots

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Bluetooth speakers, Airpods Max Over-Ear headphones and AirTag luggage finders from Apple are this Christmas’s biggest tech gifts. Also find massagers, beard trimmers, smart watches and Dyson Airwraps at Boots. They’re all perfect finds for friends and family who have been very, very nice this year.

The biggest toys for Christmas 2023

Stop by My Small World for everything on their wishlists…  Cute Dinkum dolls, Djeco puzzles and music instruments, Maileg mice, pretty DIY crafting sets, dinosaur building sets and STEM play are great for the under-10s or get pens, pencil cases and a set of five for £35 at Smiggle. Tweens will love anything Accessorize, Urban Outfitters and Typo.

And then a little Christmas gin, cheese, wine, hampers and hot chocolate…

Hotel Chocolat chocolates

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Love their food and drink? Hampers full of gin (Hendrick’s and Sipmith), wine, whisky, cheese and crackers, artisan coffee, hot sauces and chocolate from Sainsbury’s always bring festive cheer and, for those who love their kitchen, go for a Hotel Chocolat  Velvitizer.

Stocking fillers for all ages

Typo Christmas essentials

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Discover original ideas at Mooch plus chocolate coins and cute characters from Hotel Chocolat. Find other cute and practical ideas at Accessorize, Typo and Urban Outfitters and don’t forget cat, dog and other pet toys too.

Merry Christmas gifting!

Open until 7pm on Thursdays from 16th November, there are in-store discounts for students and Blue Light card holders. It’s super easy to get here. If you’re travelling by train, you’ll find us just opposite Bath Spa train station.

If you’d prefer to drive to us then we have more than 800 spaces at the SouthGate Bath car park, with dedicated bays for parents with children and 12 electric car charging points.