Christmas Shopping in Nottinghamshire

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It’s the time of year when that creeping sense of dread arrives, and the realisation dawns that it’s less than three weeks until Christmas day.

Whether you’re sitting back safe in the knowledge that your Christmas shopping has been wrapped up nice and early, or are preparing to enjoy an annual panic as Christmas creeps up on you – there’s no need to fear. You can pick up some unique pressies and gifts from shops and attractions across Nottinghamshire!

You might not realise it, but the Nottingham’s Tourism Centre is a fantastic place to grab some unique gifts and stocking fillers this Christmas, and is conveniently located in the city centre by Old Market Square.

The popular Nottingham Cook Book is on sale instore. With recipes contributed by award winning restaurants like Restaurant Sat Bains, MemSaab and Hart’s, it offers a delicious taste of the area.

You can also pick up specially presented beer gift packs from some of Nottinghamshire’s most recognisable brewers, including Blue Monkey, Castle Rock, Shipstone’s, Springhead, Lincoln Green and Nottingham Brewery – perfect for Dad!

The Dukki Designs range that can be found instore are always popular, with cushions, coasters, magnets, tea towels or cards available.

I Believe in Miracles merchandise is also for sale – including the DVD and official book – and the quirky mugs and wall prints are the perfect present for any football fans in your life, and will give them the perfect excuse to relive one of sports’ greatest fairy tales.

Brian Clough is also featured on some of the brand new t-shirts that have just come into stock at the Nottingham Tourism Centre. Cloughie, the Left Lion, Robin Hood and D.H. Lawrence have all been immortalised in a new series of stylish t-shirts, which make a fabulous gift for the fashion-conscious.


For a simple, but highly effective, Christmas gift, why not put together a good old fashioned Christmas Hamper? Fill yours with honey, preserves, porridge and muesli from the Nottingham Tourism Centre.

Elsewhere in Notts, you could add traditionally milled flour from Greens’ Windmill to the hamper, along with delicacies from Delilah’s Fine Foods. Farm shops like Welbeck, Harker’s, Gonalston and Spring Lane are also ideal. Find more inspiration here.

Located just outside the Tourism Centre – and you certainly won’t miss it – is this year’s Winter Wonderland, a festive market filled with all the mulled wine, German sausages and Christmas stalls.

There’s no quicker way to get into the Christmas spirit than by wandering through the snow-dusted stalls picking up gifts – if you need a break, stop off for some ice skating!

There’s also a real variety of fantastic independent shops dotted around Nottinghamshire. Check out this blog from Small Business Saturday, which lists some of the best boutiques and quirky stores.

Or, intu’s Broadmarsh and Victoria Centre are home to the high-street’s biggest names, and allow you to shop undercover, even if the weather’s against you.

So don’t despair just yet, there’s still plenty of time to get out and about and pick up some perfect presents from around Nottinghamshire, ahead of the big day.

Posted on 09 December 2015
Featured author: Alistair

Originally from Preston - but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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