Looking for the perfect presents for everyone on your nice list? From this season’s toys, books and beauty to stocking fillers and forever gifting, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide at Fort Kinnaird to make sure they find something truly special under the tree this Christmas morning.
With over 70 stores, you can find everything you need for festive food and drink and beautiful decorations. We’ve also got free parking and brilliant access via bus and train and are open until 9pm making your Christmas gift shopping even easier. Buy online and collect in many of our stores to ensure you won’t miss out on that present of a lifetime.
Find something they’ll truly value this Christmas.
What are the most wanted fashion gifts for Christmas? Timeless cashmere jumpers, scarfs, hats and gloves from Marks & Spencer and Next are always welcome surprises on Christmas morning while Ugg’s Classic Ultra Mini Boots are topping the most-wanted lists at Office and schuh along with Veja’s sustainable trainers. Find the newly madeover adidas Y-3 Gazelles, Nike Air Max Dawn and New Balance 725 at JD Sports and SportsDirect.com.
Head to Tessuti for designer finds from Vivienne Westwood, LoveShackFancy, Tommy Hilfiger and Valentino alongside gorgeous handbags, shoes, sunglasses and card cases. For this season’s elevated party dresses and pussybow blouses, try H&M, River Island, New Look, Primark and TK Maxx (they’re also perfect places to find this season’s buckled accessories and boots). Don’t miss Claire’s for inspired finds for the teenagers in your life.
For him, discover classic knits, stylish T-shirts and tailored finds at Next, Primark and Tessuti with brands including Paul Smith and Barbour; Clarks footwear for men remains a perennial go-to and there’s also brilliant finds at Fat Face. Outdoorsy type? Trespass, Mountain Warehouse and Nevisport have weatherproof jackets, workout wear, walking boots and stylish backpacks.
Thinking of something truly luxurious for them to find under the tree? Don’t miss gorgeous keepsakes at Swarovski – traffic-stopping designs include stud earrings, layered crystal necklaces and seasonal figurines including their iconic cute reindeer set while Beaverbrooks are known for everything from timeless diamond classics to brands including Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Olivia Burton.
For timeless fine jewellery, Goldsmiths has collections from Vera Wang, Mappin & Webb and Gucci while H Samuel has watches from Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and Garmin; eternity rings and their Zodiac collection. The newly opened Pandora has personalised charm bracelets, lab-created diamonds and more.
Step in store and discover tactile, fragranced and gorgeously packed presents for friends, family and teens. Top of wishlists this year are fragrances from Chanel and Dior (head to The Perfume Shop) plus make-up sets from Benefit, No17 and Maybelline (head to Boots and Superdrug).
For men, this year’s grooming essentials include Philips’ Series 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer, leather wash bags, skincare gift sets and grooming advent calendars at Boots and Argos. Holland & Barrett also have a range of special gift sets from CBD to self-care and sustainable heroes featuring calming tea bags, vegan snacks and naturally soothing beauty.
Alongside this season’s must-buy recipe and food writing books (Jamie Oliver’s One, Stanley Tucci’s Taste and Nadiya’s Everyday Baking) at Waterstones and WH Smith, Fort Kinnaird is a great place to find covetable finds for foodies. Whether it’s artisan gin from Henrick’s or Sipsmith, chocolate boxes and beautiful panettone from Marks & Spencer or colourful cookware, juicers and blenders, air fryers or coffee machines, there are host of homeware shops to have a good wander for inspiration. Head to currys, ProCook, Wilko and HomeSense.
Don’t forget Hotel Chocolat’s most-wanted gift for 2022: the Velvetiser which serves up barista-grade hot chocolate – head in store to buy one along with delicious sachets of their chocolate. With luxury boxes of chocolates for the family and dinky chocolate drops for £2.25, they’re a must-visit for gifting.
This year’s most wanted gifts include V-Tech designs, Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse, Star Wars and Marvel finds, Jurassic World Real FX Baby Blue, Little Live Pets Mama Surprise, Sylvanian Families, Squishmallows, Funko dolls and a big soft Bluey. Head in store and you can ask the teams about stocking fillers such as crafting, sticker books and LOL Surprises for nieces, nephews and friends’ children, too.
Looking for babies and parents-to-be? Mamas & Papas has everything you need from toys to soft, comforting clothes, blankets and accessories. Plus, vouchers are perfect for parents planning a new nursery. Marks & Spencer, Primark, TK Maxx and Next are also brilliant places to find cute kidswear presents.
Need some gifts that are £10 and under? H&M, Superdrug, Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx, Claire’s, Argos and Smyths Toys all have fun gifts for kids and teens from stationery to collectible toys. Waterstones is a great place to find fun books, games, puzzles and this year’s obsession: squishy stress balls. For Secret Santa office gifts, be inspired by Hobbycraft, Typo and, of course, Boots’ three-for-two gift boxes. It’s Christmas all sorted.
Fort Kinnaird is home to independent stores including Born In Scotland which specialises in Scottish cards, gifts and crafts – perfect for Christmas. For sustainable and thoughtful gifts, The Leith Collective has beautiful clothes, homewares and gifts recycled, remade and repurposed by local crafts people.
Really not sure what to buy someone? A gift card is the ultimate way to show some love and avoid any disappointed faces – just ask in store. You can also treat friends and family to pampering treats from Elegance and Guy & Beard or tickets to Odeon. Or maybe something for yourself after all that shopping… Merry Christmas one and all.
With free parking and brilliant access via bus and train, Fort Kinnaird is set to open until 9pm until Christmas making your gift shopping even easier. Visit fortkinnaird.com for the latest news and events and have yourself a very Merry Christmas