After a year of uncertainty, there is only one thing for sure. Liverpool will be its usual, beautiful self, giving locals and visitors alike a very special festive feeling as always. Christmas is just around the corner and this year it’s important to get those Santa gifts sorted early to avoid long queues or postal delays! Shopping trips in Liverpool are extra special over the Christmas season with so many local and independent retailers both on our high street and online. If you’re planning a festive trip to our gorgeous city, book your stay in PREMIER SUITES Serviced Apartments in Liverpool as soon as possible to avoid disappointment over this busy period.
This year, more than ever, it is so important to shop local this Christmas to give our local and independent retailers a chance to recover after a very tough year. Supporting UK businesses means keeping local people in jobs, keeping food on the table and giving a place for excellent UK products on our high street and in our homes. Luckily, Liverpool has some fantastic local designers, producers and suppliers, many of which are on our doorstep, making us ideal for a weekend of Christmas Shopping! Here are some of our absolute favourites.
Lark & Stone
If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything, Lark & Stone are a one stop shop. The business is very new, having been set up this year during lockdown and owned by a lovely creator called Karen. They specialise in the most beautiful handmade jewellery, featuring the birthstone of your loved one. It’s a very personal, thoughtful gift and a lot of care and attention goes into each of their gorgeous pieces. Their large selection of jewellery, from dainty rings to colourful stone pendants, are very reasonably priced and locally made with love.
Karen McGrath Flowers
Flowers are a great way to show someone you are thinking of them when you can’t be with them, which has unfortunately been the case for a lot of this year! If you’re sending flowers over the festive season, avoid multinational websites and large chain stores. Instead send a bouquet full of love and care from Karen McGrath Flowers, an artisan florist based out of Liverpool with over 15 years in the business. She specialises in bridal flowers and her passion and talent are obvious in her colourful portfolio.
Home Sweet Homes Bedding
During the winter months we all crave warmth and comfort and we tend to spend more time cuddled up under the duvet. A great gift idea for a friend or family member is some top quality bed linen that will last for years. Visit Home Sweet Homes Bedding to discover the very best high-quality bedding at discounted prices. They are the longest established linen retailer in Liverpool with over 50 years of experience and their quality is guaranteed. It’s an ideal gift for the colder months.
If you have a friend that is always on top of the latest trends, Auntie Fran has the perfect gift. A small online business, Aunty Fran specialises in unique, vintage, retro, handmade gifts with something for everyone, young and old. They stock a huge range of textile products, from eco-friendly face cleansing pads to colourful, outrageously patterned turbans and scrunchies. Everything she sells is expertly made by hand and beautifully packaged. You certainly won’t find anything like this on the high street.
New age rituals, smudging with sage and charging crystals in the moonlight; All are very new concepts but are growing in popularity, especially in this year of uncertainty. If you have a friend or family member (or yourself!) who wants to learn more about the magic of the moon, or add to your collection, Baltic Moon has everything you need. A small business run by two sisters who create and sell moon boxes, crystals & spells, zodiac sets, witch gifts and much more. They are based out of Liverpool and their products are curated with so much care and attention; they make beautiful gifts.
Christmas is a celebration and there is no better way to mark a celebration than with balloons! HollieDollie creates bespoke and personalised balloon creations that are ideal for celebrations like Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, New Years, the arrival of Elf on the Shelf, and anything else you can dream of! This small business is new on the balloon scene and based out of Liverpool. If you’d like to arrange a balloon delivery to our serviced apartments in Liverpool, speak to our staff and we can make sure everything is in place before you arrive for that perfect festive surprise.
The Red Button Press
Do you want to bring a little piece of Liverpool into your home? Visit the website for the gorgeous Red Button Press and find a print that perfectly suits you. Whether you want to remind a friend of a wonderful holiday together, drop a hint to your other half or celebrate a recent wedding with a couple, The Red Button Press has some beautiful hand-cranked prints, posters, cards, stationery and so much more. You could also give the creative person in your life the gift of a printmaking course to inspire them to create their own. Visit their website to check out the great range of gift ideas.
Free State Kitchen
One of our favourite local restaurants to refuel while on a Christmas shopping spree is Free State Kitchen. They have an extensive menu filled with their version of American classics like cheeseburgers, chowder, loaded fries, hot dogs and so much more! If you know someone who is visiting or lives in Liverpool, a gift voucher for this delicious restaurant is an ideal stocking filler and give them something to look forward to in 2021.
There are so many more local and independent businesses in Liverpool, you’ll have to book a trip to explore them for yourself! If you’d like to take advantage of our festive special offers, contact our friendly staff or visit our official website today. The staff and management at PREMIER SUITES Liverpool wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a safe and peaceful start to 2021.