Where to Shop for Luxury Christmas Gifts This Year
The festive season will soon be upon us, bringing with it the familiar tunes, twinkly lights, and decorations. However, along with Christmas cheer comes the pressure of buying gifts for our loved-ones, a daunting task for even the most organised among us.
As we know, Christmas should be a time to cherish, a break from the humdrum of daily life, and a chance to connect with friends and family. However, it’s easy for those feelings of warmth and festive cheer to give way to fretting over finances and wishing we had more time to prepare.
This year, instead of waiting until December to begin your shopping, get started early and allow yourself more time to relax and get ready for the big day. Rather than worrying about what you will buy, relish in the opportunity to explore a different city. That way, you can visit new shops and find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Here are some ideas about where to shop for luxury gifts this year.
High Street Shops
Kent has a diverse array of high street shops to explore, and what better time of year to acquaint yourself with the town than during the festive season? Instead of rushing around on your lunch hour or leaving your gift-buying until the last few weeks in December, allow yourself a full day of shopping so you can relax and cherish the experience.
If your regular town or city doesn’t have the shops or products you want, you could take a wander to the market square in Dover, or the boutiques of historic Canterbury. Read this full shopping guide for more inspiration about where to plan your trip.
Internet shopping has revolutionised the art of gift giving. This year, if you’d rather avoid the Christmas queues and don’t fancy rifling through bargain bins, put your feet up on the sofa and do it online instead. There are many unusual gifts out there, as well as some handmaid treasures. Just be sure to check the delivery dates and order well in advance to make sure your items get delivered in time to wrap them!
Organise a Shopping Trip
There’s nothing more festive than a Christmas shopping trip with friends, particularly as the weather gets colder and the festive season draws closer. If you live in Kent, the most obvious place to visit is London. Take some of the pressure off planning out what you need and where you’ll shop beforehand. Make a list of recipients and brainstorm some ideas before you go. Men can be notoriously tricky to buy for, so why not check out some local fashion boutiques to find a stylish addition to his wardrobe? There are some great men’s hats at Christys’ Hats at the moment, such as Trilbys and bowler hats that will add to any man’s style.
Christmas shopping doesn’t need to be a laborious task. With the right amount of planning and a little exploration, you can make it an enjoyable venture. If you’re shopping on the high street, remember to research the quieter times of day, and be sure to make regular stops for coffee.