Southgate Bath's Christmas Gift Guide

Holidays are coming and however you approach your Christmas shopping – whether you’re an early starter or save it ‘til December – your Christmas gifts inspiration starts here.

Whether it’s Christmas present ideas for your nearest and dearest or gifts for colleagues at work, our ultimate Christmas gifts guide is here to help. From stocking fillers to beauty, booze, books and more, here are our tips for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list at SouthGate Bath.


For the fashionistas

If you know a stylish someone who keeps up with all of the latest fashion trends, update their wardrobe with some of this season’s must-haves.

A chunky knit jumper is always a great gift (Image provided by River Island).

Shackets, striped jumpers, chunky boots and leather leggings are annual stapes. With gilets, sweater vests and quilted jackets on trend this winter. Head to AllSaints, Tommy Hilfiger and H&M to see what’s new.

You also can’t go wrong with a pair of fresh kicks. From high heels to trending trainers, head to JD Sports, to browse the full range of shoes from popular brands including Nike, Adidas and Vans as well as more luxury options from Steve Madden, Dr Marten’s, UGG and Birkenstock at OFFICE.

Hats, gloves and scarves are always a welcome gift too, and you’ll find some fab sets and separates in Accessorize.

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For beauty lovers

Every festive season beauty brands bundle their most popular make-up, skincare and fragrances into Christmas gift sets – and the best part is that they’re all available at Boots.

Brands including Benefit, Too Faced and Dior all have a range of eye-shadow palettes, blushes and lipsticks that would make the perfect Christmas gift this year.

For skincare, brands such as Clinque, Ole Henriksen and Drunk Elephant are great for stocking up on those daily essentials such as moisturisers, make-up removers and face masks.

You can’t go wrong with a popular fragrance set. From classics like YSL’s ‘Black Opium’ and Paco Rabanne’s ‘One Million’, there’s lots of different scents to choose from. Or for more luxury options, try scents from Dior, Chanel and Paco Rabanne. The team at Boots will be more than happy to help, and will of course let you try before you buy.


If you’re looking for stocking filler ideas, you can also find a range of sets and miniatures, including hand lotions, bath bombs and oils, body lotions, shower gels and lip balms.

Don’t forget those beauty electricals too for hair grooming and styling including beard trimmers, hairdryers, straighteners and curlers.


For a gift that lasts

A piece of jewellery is a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them.

Pandora and Swarovski have a wide range of jewellery from watches, bracelets and bangles, to necklaces and rings, the teams will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect piece.

Two friends laughing, they are wearing pandora jewellery and it is a festive styled backdrop.
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Gifts for gym-goers and fitness fanatics

Whether your loved one is an avid gym-goer, an at-home-yogi, or a weekend walker, there’s something for everyone when it comes to fitness, no matter what type of exercise they’re into.

For keen runners, gym-goers or weightlifters, you can find all types of gym wear from tops, shorts, sports bras, trainers and leggings from stores such as Lululemon and JD Sports. A half-zip to layer and some gloves and a hat are also great options for those who exercise outdoors in the winter too.


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From Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands to Cornish hiking trails, if your loved one has been making the most of what the UK has to offer over the past year, find a gift to help fuel their next adventure.

You’ll find a variety of specialist outdoor and hiking wear, from waterproofs to backpacks, at The North Face. And not forgetting a reusable water bottle, a must-have for long days out exploring.

And for fitness accessories, consider a foam roller, yoga mat, resistance bands, or some protein bars for something a bit different.


For the foodies

A personalised food hamper for Christmas is sure to be popular with the foodies in your life. Pack it full of their favourite treats, from festive classics such as chocolate coins, mince pies and Tunnock’s Tea Cakes, to sweets, cheese and crisps. Don’t forget their favourite tipple too – whether it’s beer, gin, wine, or prosecco – to keep the celebrations flowing over the Christmas break.

Eat out at Cosy Club (image provided by Cosy Club).

If eating out is more their thing, pick a date and book a table to enjoy a meal at Comptoir Libanaise, Cosy Club or Graze at SouthGate Bath for something to look forward to and help beat those January blues.


For the house proud

As the evenings get colder and darker, a luxury candle is the perfect present for making your home feel nice and cosy. Boots has a brilliant range of scents to choose from, including festive fragrances such as cinnamon, gingerbread and pine. If you’re looking for something that lasts a little longer, a fresh-scented reed diffuser that can be used all year round is a great option too.

A picture frame is a lovely, simple and affordable Christmas gift, that is always appreciated. Why not go the extra mile and print a photograph of a special memory for your loved ones to treasure? Find a collection of photo frames to suit any home-décor style at Boots or Urban Outfitters and print out your chosen photo at Jessops or Boots.


For the little ones

Whether you’re looking for Christmas toys for your own children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, we’ve got you covered.

Art and crafts are a great way of keeping children occupied while also encouraging their creativity. Head to Smiggle to browse its wide range of bright and bold stationery. You’ll also be able to find new school and homework essentials, such as bags, lunchboxes, notepads and more.

Two kids wearing marvel smiggle bags and accessories.

Image provided by Smiggle.

For younger children, the independent toy store, My Small World, is renowned for its fabulous mix of wooden toys and games.


For your furry friends

Christmas is not just for humans but for our furry family members too.

Head to Typo and Urban Outfitters to check out their range of accessories for your beloved pets including beds, bandanas and blankets.

And for the pets that already have it all, you can’t go wrong with tasty treats or new toys for them to enjoy.


Something for everyone

If you’re still stuck for Christmas present ideas after reading this guide, then look no further. Treat your friends, family or colleagues to any present they’d like with a gift card for one of their favourite retailers.

To browse the full range of retailers at SouthGate Bath visit our Eat, Drink, Shop page, or play your festive day out with us.

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