Christmas is a time for giving, and a small yet thoughtful gift can be just as meaningful as a grand gesture to show you care. From exquisite fashion accessories to delicious treats, The Royal Exchange is home to an array of presents that are the perfect size to fit inside a Christmas stocking, and sure to delight everyone come Christmas morning. Our curated collection of gifts, pictured above, is just a small selection of what you can expect to discover with a visit to our luxury boutiques.
PERFUME FROM PENHALIGON’S
Penhaligon’s distinctive Cairo fragrance captures the essence of the Egyptian city, and is sure to enchant those captivated by foreign lands. Notes of Damascan rose are softened with an abundance of woods and spices, while saffron, incense and base notes of patchouli and vanilla complete the evocative composition.
Cairo eau de parfum, £173 for 100ml, Penhaligon’s
A BELT BY CROCKETT & JONES
Beautifully crafted fashion accessories not only make treasured gifts, they can add extra flair and detail to any ensemble. Northampton shoemaker Crockett & Jones has an exquisite collection of leather belts, designed to complement its footwear. Made from skins selected from the best tanneries in Europe, the tan Scotch Country Grain belt is fully lined, expertly stitched and features hand-finished buckles, making it a sophisticated addition to any ensemble.
Tan Scotch Country Grain Belt, £95, Crockett & Jones
BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM BAMFORD GROOMING DEPARTMENT
Bath and body products are an indulgent gift for both friends and family, and Bamford Grooming Department’s nourishing range of creams and washes for the body use active botanicals to revitalise, heal and protect skin. For men who like to treat themselves to a little masculine luxury every day, the Edition 1 conditioning shampoo includes keratin and barley protein to cleanse and refresh hair, with invigorating fragrance notes of fresh vetiver, bergamot and cassis, combined with wood smoke, dark amber and leather.
Edition 1 Shampoo, £25, Bamford Grooming Department
A SWEET TREAT FROM FORTNUM & MASON
No stocking would be complete without a sweet treat to enjoy on Christmas Day. Fortnum & Mason has a wonderfully varied range of delicious chocolates and biscuits to please all tastes. Its dark chocolate raspberry filled bar is a particularly rich and decadent choice, filled with a tangy raspberry ganache.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Filled Bar, £6.95 for 120g, Fortnum & Mason
AN EYE-CATCHING ACCESSORY FROM HALCYON DAYS
Jewellery is a timeless and thoughtful gift that is sure to be treasured by its owner forever. Halcyon Days’ Parterre cream and gold-hinged bangle is subtle and elegant and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Available in a variety of colour options, the repeating geometric design of the bracelet makes it a modern classic piece that can be worn individually or stacked together for added effect. Choose from black, cream, red, orange, deep cobalt and turquoise.
Parterre cream and gold Bangle, £150, Halcyon Days
A PERSONALISED PURSE FROM SAGEBROWN
For a gift that’s made to last, a handmade wallet or purse is a stylish and practical option. Handmade in full-grain or croc calf leather in an extensive choice of colours, SageBrown’s Anita purse is compact from the outside but expansive on the inside with a total of 15 credit-card slots, a mesh window and four slip pockets. There is a deep suede-lined pocket for notes at the back and a handy coin section secured with a press-stud so you don’t have to open the rest of your purse to access it. Add a personal touch with monogrammed initials.
Yellow Anita Purse, £75, SageBrown
Visit The Royal Exchange to discover all of the above products and many, many more.