Regardless of age, the excitement of opening presents on Christmas morning never fades. As Christmas is as much about giving as it is about receiving, a visit to The Royal Exchange will ensure you discover an assortment of covetable stocking fillers that will not only delight your nearest and dearest, but will inspire your own Christmas wish list, too.
FOR THE FOODIE
There is no better time to justify indulging in fine food and drink than during the festive season. A sweet treat such as Italian-style Florentine biscuits or a delectable Christmas-themed chocolate is always well received, and for those who prefer a caffeine fix to a sugar rush, quality coffee is a delicious alternative.
Salted Caramel Nut & Date Florentines, £9.95, Fortnum & Mason; Grind coffee tin, £10 for 227g of ground or whole bean coffee, Grind; Brandy Butter Ball Bomb, £5.50, Paul A Young; all available at The Royal Exchange
FOR THE PARTY-GOER
With Christmas and New Year come ample opportunities to dress up, and it’s the details of the outfit that make the difference. An exquisite pair of earrings or a timeless pair of cufflinks are refined gifts for loved ones and, for an extra-special gesture, a watch is the ultimate statement that will be treasured for years to come.
Petersite Doppione Cushion Cufflinks, £395, Tateossian; Jaguar MKII watch, £5,195, Bremont; Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf Climber earrings in 18k gold £585, Tiffany & Co.; all available at The Royal Exchange
FOR THE STYLE-CONSCIOUS
A carefully selected new accessory that can elevate an outfit will delight lovers of style. A handcrafted leather belt in rich burgundy is a versatile piece for adding flair to a man’s wardrobe, and for women, a colourful silk scarf or a pair of sparkly ballet pumps are sure to impress even the most discerning follower of fashion.
FOR THE HOUSE-PROUD
Gifts for the home can be enjoyed all year round, so particular thought should go into choosing them. Bar accessories such as corkscrews are a fun present for those who like entertaining, and a beautiful scented candle is ideal for creating a relaxing ambience, while an elegant trinket tray is a stylish and functional addition to any abode.
FOR THE TRAVELLER
Travel accessories are a perfect way to bring the excitement of adventure on Christmas morning, without needing to leave your home. A luggage tag is a great way to add a personal touch to an otherwise ordinary bag or case, a beautifully crafted leather passport holder is a stylish essential item for any frequent traveller, and a stylish wash bag is a must for transporting all your necessities.
For all of the above products and more, visit The Royal Exchange boutiques and discover an exquisite variety of stylish stocking fillers, along with expert advice from our friendly staff to help you choose the perfect gift.