December is upon us and you know what that means, Christmas shopping!
We all leave a few presents to the last minute or have that certain someone who is difficult to buy for. So, to make things easier we have scouted out some of the best gifts you can buy around Aberdeen. From fool-safe winter accessories to more specific gifts such as jewellery and baby’s first Christmas hampers, we hope to make the rush of finding the right gift for the right person a little less stressful.
If you know someone who has a new baby boy or girl, the Baby’s First Christmas Hamper is the perfect all-rounded gift. With a wide variety of luxurious, soft and snuggly surprises such as mittens and a snowman comforter, you can’t go wrong. To find out what’s included in the hamper, head to www.belovedcreations.co.uk
The Leaves Necklace at Masie Jane is a beautifully delicate accessory that would make the perfect gift for a friend, mother or sister. Available in gold or silver plating, the simplicity of the design makes it an elegant and wearable piece. See more online at www.masiejane.com
Nova has a great range of gifts this Christmas that will make perfect stocking fillers or last minute buys. We love the Ted Baker Touch Screen Stylus (Rose Gold), Ted Baker A5 Sticky Note Diary, Shoeshine Kit and Heart Pouches. Head to their shop on Chapel Street or visit www.novagifts.co.uk
For those who prefer something a little more luxurious, we have chosen a few beautiful gifts from @hamishmunro. The S’well Bottles are a great gift for men or women – we particularly like the Opal Marble design. The Miss Dee Multi Heart Rose Gold Bracelet is a timeless piece, and we love the Oui Faux Fur Stole and Part Two Leather Gloves that would be great for the New Year. Take a look in store on Thistle Street or buy online at www.something-for-me.co.uk
If you’re stuck for ideas, buy a gift that has something special about it. The hand thrown Textured Bowls by Fiona Duckett would make a great gift for someone who adores different decorative pieces. We especially love the copper detailing! These are currently on display and available to buy at Junction Arts on Holburn Street. Visit www.junction-arts.co.uk to find out more.
We all love to unwrap a special box on Christmas day. Take a look at the matching Sterling Silver with Cubic Zirconia Round Swirl Studs and Necklace or Stainless Steel & Lava Rock Rectangular Bar Cufflinks to buy for that special someone. Head to Finnies on George Street or visit online at www.finniesjewellers.co.uk
Wrapping up warm is essential and if you know someone in need of one or two winter accessories, the RJR.John Rocha Grey Scarf would make the perfect gift. The soft cashmere presented in a festive red gift box will be a winner for sure. Head to Debenhams in Trinity Centre or go online at www.debenhams.com
Located on Rosemount Place, Cloudy Blue has a wide range of treats perfect for putting under the tree or in stockings. Wrap up delicate Tea Light Houses for those who love simple decoration with an unusual twist. Or choose a bundle of little goodies such as Pocket Mirrors and Face Masks by ‘Oh K!’ to make the perfect stocking for Christmas morning.
Some can be quite particular about the woolly hat they wear, so take a look at Fernweh as they have a great selection of on-trend beanies. Not only are they stylish, they are handmade with 100% high quality merino wool, making them the perfect luxury winter accessory. Find out more online at www.fernwehuk.com
Linton & Mac
If you know someone who loves to be pampered, the Linton & Mac gift card is the perfect present. They provide a luxurious sanctuary at their style bar and newly launched men’s grooming and barbering services, ideal for the ultimate makeover or fresh cut. Gift cards are available to buy in the salon. Find more information online at www.lintonandmac.com
The first gin to be distilled in Aberdeen in over 100 years, the award-winning, premium gin is the ideal present for any gin enthusiast who fancies trying out something a little different. Visit www.portersgin.com for more information. Porter’s Gin is also available in-store and online at Harvey Nichols, as well as numerous local bottle shops.
Fierce boasts a core range of 10 brews with numerous limited edition beers added into the mix. With flavours including Granadilla Guerlilla, a refreshing passion fruit IPA, Eskimo Joe, a delicious coffee and vanilla pale ale, and the sweet, toasted oat pale ale, Cranachan Killer – the perfect pairing for Christmas dessert – there is something to suit all tastes when it comes to Fierce. Visit www.fiercebeer.com for more information. Aberdeen stockists currently include; Fountainhall Wines, Borsalino Bottle shop, BrewDog Castlegate, Deeside Drinks Emporium, and Costcutter – Dyce.