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The Meadowhall 2023

Christmas Gift Guide

Everything you need for the whole family under one roof

’Tis the season of giving… And we’ve got everything you need to tick off festive gifting all in one place.

From luxury-wrapped beauty, partywear looks and winter cosies to sustainable and independent gems, cutting-edge tech, stocking fillers with imagination, toys from Santa and more, head to Meadowhall for a twinkling winter wonderland of shopping, celebrations and unexpected Christmas finds they’ll love.

(With incredible bars, cafes and restaurants, special Christmas pop-ups, movies and surprises – don’t miss our joyful day and evening out guides this year…)

The best fashion gifts for Christmas

(Images: Ted Baker, OFFICE, North Face and JD Sports)

A cosy comfy Christmas or glam luxe? Whatever your mood for the festive season, Meadowhall’s shops are full of this year’s most-wanted fashion.

For labels, Vivienne Westwood, Gucci, Canada Goose and Louboutin are at Flannels with gorgeously soft cashmere knits from Marks & Spencer, Next and The White Company (which has everything from loose hoodies to joggers in its winter collection). For sparkling partywear head to Ted Baker or Superdry.

Topping Santa’s style requests in 2023 are cross-body bags, oversize metallic totes and handbags with chains; chunky boots from Dr Martens and Adidas Gazelles and Sambas, Uggs and Crocs from Dune London, schuh and Office.

For warm cover-ups, think puffy down jackets at Hollister and ‘dad’ coats at Seasalt. And, of course, Barbiecore is going nowhere with her signature pink splashed across accessories, dresses, underwear and heels at H&M, River Island and Victoria’s Secret.

Snuggle up together in matching pyjamas and robes, soft socks and Oodies from Primark or Boux Avenue and Typo. For him, it’s all about athleisure, Zodiac chains, silk ties and blazers (discover ideas at Pretty Green, Boss, Zara and Tommy Hilfiger).

Luxe jewellery and watches

(Images: Ted Baker, Pandora, Ernest Jones and Tag Heuer)

Who can resist a carefully wrapped box under the tree? Selena Gomez-esque gold hoops, gold chains mixed with black jewels, pearls or a designer watch are the perfect way to make Christmas morning special. Head to Breitling, Gucci Boutique, Pandora, Tag Heuer, Ted Baker, Goldsmiths, Omega Boutique and Thomas Sabo.

Beauty, skincare, fragrance and make-up gifts

(Images: Rituals,  Lush, Bath & Bodyworks, M&S)

It’s a bumper beauty season this Christmas. Bath & Body Works, L’Occitane and The Fragrance Shop are essential destinations for self-care finds that’ll soothe them through the winter months. Indulge them with fabulous sustainable vegan bath bombs and self-care essentials from Lush (including their new eco-friendly bath bot and limited edition Snow Fairy collection) and enveloping body oils and diffusers from Rituals.

The big trend is for filled Christmas crackers and beauty sets. Boots have Drunk Elephant, Kiehl’s, Elemis, Soap & Glory and Gillette with three-for-two mix and match special offers. For kids, Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Mermaid Collection is lots of fun while Superdrug has e.l.f cosmetics, Disney 100 and Maybelline with gifts starting from under £5 (perfect for Secret Santa). Fill up beauty bags they can unwrap all Christmas day long.

The Body Shop has ‘create your own’ grooming, vegan, skincare and beauty gift bags in-store or pop into Next Beauty for a DIY box of their pick’n’mix featuring Liz Earle, Benefit and lots, lots more.

Give the gift of scented candles (go for the Jo Malone Christmas collection at Flannels which features notes of orange bitters and pine or discover Bath and Body Works in-demand 3 wick candles with beautiful candle holders); designer perfumes from Le Labo, Tom Ford and Dior; lifting and firming masks; eyeshadow palettes from newly arrived Pat McGrath Labs plus lip gloss and magic foundation from Charlotte Tilbury. The White Company’s luxurious home fragrance sets are always a popular gift for mums and girlfriends

Tech gifts they’ll love

(Images: Jessops and Boots)

Bluetooth speakers, Nintendo Switch, Apple Airpods Max Over-Ear headphones and AirTag luggage finders are this Christmas’s biggest tech gifts. Polaroid Instax cameras and the new Polaroid Go cameras will keep teens happy this Christmas- find them at Jessops. Find massagers, beard trimmers, smart watches, portable projectors, USB record players for vinyl and Dyson Airwraps at Argos, Boots, currys and Game. Plus some fun stocking filler tech like the vlogging kit and playstation clock at Boots too. They’re all perfect finds for friends and family who have been very, very nice this year.

Original finds from independent stores

(Images: Curated Makers, The Shop Under the Stairs, Baytree Interiors, Makers Store)

Meadowhall is home to some of Sheffield’s most inspired boutiques. With local makers featured in both Curated Makers (find prints, jewellery, home fragrance and more) and the Makers Store (for pure wool Yorkshire Blankets, craft beers from Abbeydale Brewery and luxe Bullion Chocolate). To find beautiful Christmas decorations and homeware, visit Baytree Interiors and Jasmine Tree Gifts. You’ll also find more unexpected finds in The Lanes which has film, TV and comic collectibles at Avalon, old-fashioned stocking fillers at Sweet Tradition and Harry Potter goodies at The Shop Under the Stairs to name a few.

The biggest toys for Christmas 2023

(Images: LEGO store, Build-A-Bear, The Entertainer)

Stop by Argos, The Entertainer and Waterstones for everything on their wishlists…

Inflatable Biggies, Sylvanian Family baby mermaid castle, Bluey houses, Baby Paws’ cute interactive toys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Playmobil Space Mars Mission Station, Hot Wheels, Jellycat soft toys, Smashers Dino Island T-Rex Battles and Live Little Pets and Pets Alive are great for the under-10s. You can’t go wrong with a pre-Christmas trip to Build-A-Bear too (with special Yuletide outfits).

Tweens will love the all-new Tamagotchi, the new Furby,  Harry Potter Lego, Mad Beauty face masks and Style Bae dolls with crafting ideas such as Aquabeads, Edurino coding starter set and the Pen Creator Studio keeping them busy over the Christmas holidays.

For games the whole family can play together, don’t miss the very fun Bop It!, Exploding Kittens (Zombie edition), Throw Throw Burrito and What Do You Meme (adult and family edition).


And then a little Christmas gin, cheese, wine, hampers and hot chocolate…

(Images: Hotel Chocolat, Lindt, M&S, Hotel Chocolat)

 Love their food and drink? Hampers full of gin (Hendrick’s and Sipmith), wine, whisky, cheese and crackers, artisan coffee, hot sauces and chocolate always bring festive cheer and, for those who love their kitchen, think Hotel Chocolat Velvitizer, bread makers, tableware and coffee machines. Be inspired by Marks & Spencer, Nespresso and TK Maxx.

Find the best cookbooks by Nadiya Hussain, Jamie Oliver, Tom Kerridge and Diana Henry at Waterstones or Marks & Spencer’s joy-filled Christmas range includes Snowmen Steamed Bao Buns, Christmas Jumper Colin the Caterpillar Cake and the ever-popular £10 Marks & Sparkle Fizz. Cheers!

Stocking fillers for all ages

(Images: M&S, Boots, Typo, FatFace)

Star Wars chopsticks anyone? Menkind has you covered. Think small for stocking filler fun this Christmas with Mega Gross Minis and Mini Brands; Miraculous Chibi Playsets; Disney Doorables; go retro with Slinkies plus chocolate coins and cute characters from Lindt. Find other cute and practical ideas at Flying Tiger and Urban Outfitters and don’t forget cute cat, dog and other pet toys too at Kenji, Boots, M&S and Poundland. To please the teens, drop by Typo or find fun Percy Pig gifts at M&S. Finally, Boots 3 for 2 offers is always a great place for small gifts.


Merry Christmas gifting!

There’s late-night shopping from 10pm on weekdays from 24th November with offers across the stores available and in-store discounts for students and Blue Light card holders; there are 12,000 free parking spaces and easy access via train, tram and bike.