The Royal Exchange is celebrating the acts of giving and receiving this December with seasonal pop-ups, complimentary gifts and special personalisation services that will add an extra flourish to a range of carefully chosen presents.
From fabulously gift-wrapped high-fashion footwear and accessories at Christian Louboutin (pictured above) to British-made leather goods, silk scarves and fragrance at Bucklesbury & More and luxe winter sun essentials at Melissa Odabash, The Royal Exchange welcomes an array of exciting guests to its historic London home this December.
The latest to join the party is the award-winning M Wine Store, which will be in residence until Friday 21 December. The pop-up is fully stocked with a wide range of fine wines, accompanied by expert guidance to ensure you’re all set for Christmas, whether you’re looking for a special gift or to fill your own cellar. With the option to curate your own case of wines, complimentary bottle engraving and free UK delivery on six or more bottles, you can select and send your purchase in one visit, which leaves you with time to stop and savour a glass before you head home and put your feet up.
For further details on The Royal Exchange’s seasonal pop-up shops click here.
When it comes to selecting something a little more personal, The Royal Exchange really excels, with many of the boutiques offering embossing and engraving services that allow you to add an extra-special touch to items such as watches, jewellery, leather goods and stationery. Fortnum & Mason will even add a message of your choice to a bottle of Champagne (pictured above), whisky or gin. Bremont has a special festive offer of free embossing on leather straps and wallets with the purchase of any watch this month, Links of London will engrave purchases for free, Montblanc will personalise any leather goods purchases, and many of the boutiques are offering complimentary gift-wrapping, which means your special gift is ready to pop straight under the tree.
With all the effort that goes into seeking out those perfect presents, it only seems right that you should enjoy a little reward for all your hard work and the L’Occitan Voyage gift (pictured above), is an appropriate treat, free with purchases of £40 or more from the L’Occitane boutique. Watches of Switzerland is also offering complimentary gifts with every purchase over £2,000. Depending on how much you spend, you will receive a watch roll, jewellery travel case or watch winder in addition to your main purchase. And Leica is also feeling generous this Christmas, gifting a beautifully crafted Billingham binocular bag to accompany any full sized binoculars purchased.
The gift of sight is an exceptional present indeed, and eye specialist Tom Davies has launched a new Bespoke Experience Gift Voucher, which is sure to go down a treat with anyone in your life who wears glasses. As an aid and accessory worn every day, the right lenses and frames have the power to transform someone’s physical sight as well as their appearance. The lucky recipient will receive an in-depth eye examination at the state-of-the-art Tom Davies Vision Clinic, a bespoke design consultation and a pair of handmade bespoke frames. Prices start from £495 and you can engrave the stylish acetate gift voucher (pictured above) with your loved one’s name, or a personal message.
The Leica Akademie hosts regular workshops and events at The Royal Exchange Leica boutique and offer £100 gift vouchers that can be redeemed against a range of workshops and tutorials to suit both beginners and more experienced photographers alike. Sure to prove a hit with photographers looking to improve their skills and learn more about Leica’s legendary equipment, the recipient can choose a session that best fits their personal interests. The gift vouchers are available to purchase in-store, or click here to buy online.
Ultimately though, one of the most generous gifts you can give is your time. Treat a friend to a pre-Christmas catch-up over a festive tipple (or two) at the M Wine Store pop-up, which is offering a one-hour tasting experience for two at a special rate of £80. With more than 120 fine wines to try, you’ll be oenophiles, and putting the world to rights, in no time. Call +44 (0)20 3327 7775 or email email@example.com to book a session during M Wine Store’s residency at The Royal Exchange, which lasts until until Friday 21 December.
With special promotions and surprises a plenty throughout December, keep an eye on The Royal Exchange events page for the latest offers, news and events.