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10 great gift ideas from SHOPS this Christmas

Time to prepare your gifts as the festive season is fast approaching! Spread some Christmas magic with gifts that exceed expectations and create wonder! Set yourself down with a nice warm drink and get ready to be wowed by the unique offerings from SHOPS this Christmas.

For your Foodie Friend

SHOPS is a haven for all things culinary. Looking for something unique and unusual to wow that foodie in your life? You truly have come to the right place. Browse the food cupboard for a large range of handmade jams, sauces and spice kits. These retailers surely know how to make unique products with loving care.

Why not try Bim’s Kitchen’s famous African Baobab Peanut butter, sent directly to you from a small family run business in rural Wales.

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Or truly spice up someone’s festive meal with Morello Cherry & Brandy Jam by Luxury Fine Foods, the unique range brought to you by the man behind the famous company ‘The Chocolatier’.

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 For the lady you love

Every year the same old gift suggestions reappear, perfume, flowers, jewellery? It’s been done time and time again. Think about the things that make her smile, is it wine, a great meal for two, maybe some luxury pampering products? Maybe all 3!

We’ve got you covered with the Ladies Delight gift by Clearwater Hampers

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Get your romantic meal together with the Cena Romantica Hamper by Vorrei, the family run retailer specializing in great tasting authentic Italian Foods.

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And spoil her with the luxurious Argan Beauty Collection from Greenwich Pantry

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For the man in your life

Beer, sports, socks? Cliché gifts are not to be found here on SHOPS. Keep your gifting unique with these one of a kind suggestions hand-picked by our SHOPS Team.

Relive those classic Top Gear moments and take a break from the party season with this boys night in box…featuring a Top Gear DVD, popcorn, chocolate, Pringles & Pick n Mix, those geniuses at Funky Hampers have made sure that you are on to a winner!

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According to our friends over at the Snaffling Pig Co, some things just work amazingly together, this dynamic duo of crackling and beer has been created to tantalise those taste buds this December.

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And yes, we know everyone over indulges in chocolate over the festive season. Well that chocolate has to come from somewhere, and if chocolate is on the agenda, let’s keep it unique with this chocolate fudge brownie pizza, handmade using the finest ingredients by Hamiltons Chocolates in Alcester.

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For the little ones

Making sure the little ones in your life are getting the best of the best this Christmas can be a stressful experience for anyone. Break out of the box and wow them with something unexpected like these perfect stocking fillers from SugarSin.

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Keep the smiles coming when they open those stockings with a box of mix & match cake pops from Pop Kakery. They can wow their friends with the coolest cakes, with options like Chocco Pop, Krumbles & Kream and Dazzle to name but a few, this really is taking unique to another level.

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But if you truly want to think outside the box for your little gems, how about getting something actually in a box? Like a DIY Baking kit! Bake at Home have a great range of award winning baking mixes to choose from, keep your budding junior baker busy with their kids fun baking gift sets and baking mixes, available on SHOPS now.

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For your fitness loving pals

Those members of your #fitfam won’t want to take a full on break and release their inner indulgent friend. Show them you know them and that you’ve taken the time to think of something they’ll truly love.

Make that xmas breakfast special but with a side order of extra protein with these Protein Pancakes from JBC Nutrition.

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JBC also have 6 different varieties of Quest Bar’s, perfect to fill up those stockings with.

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However, if all they truly want is a sweet treat that isn’t totally full of sin, head over to the Ludlow Nut Company for a wide range of dark chocolate coated fruit and nuts. A little bit of sweetness, paired with a whole lot of goodness.

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For beauty junkies

With a carefully curated range of beauty items that you won’t find on your local high street, head over to our beauty department, where this unique and gorgeous angel cloth has been on the SHOPS Teams wish list for a while.

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Scrub away the winter blues and feel fresh for the Christmas party glow with this body scrub by Living Naturally.

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Barefaced Beauty want you to enjoy free delivery for purchases over £10 and with standard delivery at just £2, hook your friend up with a renewed make up bag in time for the New Years Eve party!

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For your gluten free needs

Gluten free gifting has never been easier thanks to SHOPS, especially with this beautiful gift basket by our friends Highland Fayre Hampers.

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For a sweet, yet scrumptiously gluten free Christmas Treat, have a look at these handmade treats by The Sweet Reason Co

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Best of British Beer are on hand to look after those who want to remove gluten from their diet, but not compromise on taste. These certified gluten free beers are packed full of flavour and packaged for you and your friends to enjoy this winter.

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For the budget shopper

Want to provide a show stopping gift with a bank busting budget? SHOPS has a range of options from stocking fillers up to larger boutique gifts, often found for under £15 AND with free delivery to boot!

One of our favourites for free deliveries this gift giving season is The Sweetie Jar. Find nostalgic tuck shop treats, small Victorian jars of goodness or reach for the Father Christmas Stocking filler here:

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With a range of artisan and often unusual foods, Urbangrains offers Free Delivery on all of their items, many of which can be found for under £10, perfect for a foodie loving friend.

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Want to go truly one of a kind? Spice Kitchen’s Moroccan Spices are available for just £10 and with free delivery too, you really can’t go wrong!

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And if you want to keep is small and simple, Hadleigh Maid have you covered with their beautiful Christmas milk chocolate mallow & holly leaf whirls

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…And for the one that loves a good old drink

Tis the season to be jolly and with the help of our SHOPS Team picks, jolly is what you’ll be!

Visit 31Dover on SHOPS for a gigantic range of unique alcohol based products, we guarantee you’ll see something here that you have never seen before!

Start off by checking this out!

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If you want to give your friend the gift of a cocktail party, for just £30 this beautifully hand tied gift box by Poison Cocktails is just the answer.

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A true high quality British Vodka selection by small independent distillery 55 Above is right up there in our Unique Gift Picks.55-above-favourites-pack-3x200ml_1000

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This selection pack will put a smile on the face of any drink connoisseur this Christmas!

 

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