Believe it or not, Christmas is fast approaching, where has the time gone! This is the perfect time of year to get all of your Christmas shopping done so that you’re not panicking at the last minute! So we thought we’d put some ideas together to make your life easier when it comes to this sometimes stressful annual task. All of the items listed below are priced between £20-£500, and can all be found in our beloved Jewellery Quarter…
Mondaine Stop2Go Backlight Men’s Watch
Where: Creative Watch Company
Description: “Housed beneath scratch resistant Sapphire glass lies the crisp white Railway dial complete with black hour markers, stick hands and the traditional red lollipop second hand. This watch also features luminous BackLight technology, a luminous coating has been applied to the back of the watch hands allowing for legibility in low light conditions without affecting the overall aesthetic of this watch. Powered by the stop2go Swiss Quartz movement, the red second hand ticks around the dial and stops at 58seconds before jumping ahead. This much loved feature is a nod to the clocks found within the railway stations of Switzerland.”
Workshop Experience Voucher
Where: Gemport Jewellery
Price: £150 per person, or £390 for couples wedding ring voucher
Description: “Running every weekend and in small groups of less than five, you can have the personal opportunity to design and make your own piece of jewellery: such as pendants, keyrings or bracelets. Also, couples can hand-craft their own wedding rings!”
Hand Made Silver Plated Tea Pot Teas Infuser
Where: Artfull Expression
Description: “The perfect gift for the tea lover in your life. Artfull Expression are proud to present our tea pot shaped tea infuser. Originally designed in 1950 and a popular item in the decade the tooling for this item fell out of use and out of sight for decades. Enter our Silver smith Dan who rediscovered the tooling in his workshop and had a go at making the beautifully hand crafted tea pot shaped tea infuser. Simply put the amount of tea leaves you like into the tea infuser, dip it into the cup of boiling water and create a unique delicious cup of tea.”
Mortlach Single Malt Scotch Whisky (25 Years Old)
Where: Hard To Find Whisky
Description: “Rich sherry aromas and punctuated by rum soaked fruits and beeswax polish. Stewed summer berry flavours are complemented by cinnamon, clove and zesty orange peel. The Finish is delightfully long and fruity.”
9ct Yellow & 9ct White Gold Dropper Earrings
Where: Regency Jewellers
Description: These gorgeous earrings are a completely brand new design for 2018, so they would be sure to make a fabulously unique gift for anyone special this Christmas.
Where: Vee’s Delicatessen
Description: There are all sorts of treats to be found at this beautifully quaint delicatessen, including chutneys, curds, cheeses and more. You can grab one of the pre-made hampers for £20, a thoughtful gift which would go down well at the festive time of the year. You can even create a custom hamper, the price will then depend on what you choose and how big the hamper is.
Private Chocolate Truffle Masterclass
Where: The Chocolate Quarter
Price: £50 per person (minimum £150 charge per event)
Description: “We are the only chocolatier outside of London to offer full chocolate experiences in a working chocolaterie for groups as small as 1 to 15. Unlike other experiences we use only our high quality ingredients for your experience. You will experience a range of skills from piping, rolling, filling and dipping ganache as well as tempering your own chocolate by hand all in a relaxed and casual environment. All topped of with an indulgent chocolate fondu feast and prosecco.”
Port and Cheese Hamper
Where: Connolly’s Wine Merchants
Description: You can choose a wooden box, or a traditional wicker hamper. As well as the bottle of Kopke (Port), you’ll also find three artisan British cheeses (Shorrocks Bomb, Oxford Isis and Burts Blue), along with Miller and Damsels Buttermilk Biscuits and a Jar of Preserve!
So there it is, our recommendations for Christmas gifts in the Jewellery Quarter this year. As you can see, there’s something for everyone, so hit the high street and fill your boots! We hope you (and your loved ones) like our suggestions!