With less than three weeks to go until Santa makes his way to Royal Windsor, if you haven’t made a start on your Christmas shopping then now’s the time to get organised. It can be difficult knowing what to buy for all your loved ones, and when you haven’t left yourself much time to get the shopping done you might be wondering where to start. Windsor and the surrounding areas are packed full of unique and exciting places for you to buy the perfect presents for the whole family. We’ve created this guide of the best spots and ideas to help you with your Christmas shopping in Berkshire this year:
Windsor High Street Shopping
Windsor is home to many high street shops that are ideal for getting Christmas gifts for your loved ones. You can head to Windsor Royal Shopping Centre, where you will find upmarket brands including Mint Velvet, Le Creuset and Hobbs. On Saturday 8th December between 1pm and 5pm, the Molton Brown Windsor store will be hosting a Christmas Gifting Event, where you can sample their bespoke gifting service and customise your Christmas gifts with delightful festive messages.
From the Windsor Royal Shopping Centre, you can head on to Windsor Yards for a collection of classic high street stores such as Zara, Goldsmiths and Daniels of Windsor department store. Daniels of Windsor will be open later every day in December, and on Thursday 20th December will be open until 7pm so you can get in some last minute Christmas shopping. Peascod Street offers even more high-quality high street brands including Karen Millen and Superdry, so you are sure to find something for everyone.
National Trust Christmas Shopping
If bustling high street shops or online shopping aren’t really your thing, then head to one of the many National Trust properties for some laidback Christmas shopping in Berkshire. They offer hundreds of unique gift items in their Christmas range and winter collections, with many exclusive products inspired by their beautiful historic sites. As well as getting some last minute Christmas shopping in Berkshire, you get to spend a festive day out at one of their beautiful properties, which are all beautifully dressed for the festive season.
One of the most anticipated and raved about Christmas events in the country, Lapland UK is not only a fabulous festive day out for the family, but a great place to get some Christmas shopping in Berkshire done. Tickets are now sold out for 2018, so if you aren’t lucky enough to have pre-booked then you won’t be able to visit the Elven Shop in person, but you can still shop online. You can buy everything from books and home accessories, to Lapland elves and soft toys, so you are sure to find a gift to suit everyone.
Christmas at Windsor Castle
The most regal place for your Christmas shopping in Berkshire, Windsor Castle offers a range of royal gifts for every Prince, Princess, Queen and King. You can treat someone to a fabulous day out with a limited-edition ticket to Windsor Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The castle shops offer limited edition and commemorative chinaware, cuddly corgi dogs and diamante and pearl jewellery. There is also A Royal Christmas book which is brand new for 2018 and the first official publication to explore the fascinating Christmas traditions of past and present royals.
Gift Vouchers at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa
Treat someone special to a fabulous gift experience at Windsor’s only hotel on the river’s edge. Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway, spa day or dinner in Windsor with a view. Gift vouchers are available for everything from spa treatments and overnight stays, to Afternoon Tea and Sunday lunch in The Brasserie. If you can’t decide what to choose, then monetary vouchers are available and can be spent in any area of the hotel including the spa, bedrooms, restaurant and bar. To buy a Christmas gift voucher, pop in to reception or buy them online for either email or post delivery.
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