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2023 festive gift guide

’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 fashion and winter cosies to sustainable gems, stocking fillers with imagination, toys from Santa and more, head to Ealing Broadway 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

Marks & Spencer fashion

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

For gorgeously soft knit accessories, party-season dresses and stylish loungewear head to Marks & Spencer and H&M. And, of course, Barbiecore is going nowhere with her signature pink splashed across accessories at Accessorize, Primark and River Island.

Adidas Gazelles JD Sports

Topping Santa’s biggest style requests in 2023 are cross-body bags, oversize metallic totes and handbags with chains; chunky boots from Clarks; Adidas Gazelles and Sambas, Uggs and Crocs from Foot Locker and JD Sports and, for warm cover-ups, think puffy down jackets at River Island and ‘dad’ coats at H&M.

Snuggle up together in matching pyjamas and robes, soft socks and Oodies from Primark. For him, it’s all about athleisure, Zodiac chains, silk ties and blazers (discover ideas at Marks & Spencer, Decathlon and H&M).

Independent finds from local stores

Leonidas Chocolates

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Give them something truly original thanks to Ealing Broadway’s array of independent stores. Gift them time and space with vouchers to The Massage Company for relaxing treatments or bring beauty to their workspace with gorgeous plants and pots from Greenka while Jasmin Bloom is home to beautiful flowers and displays that will make the Christmas table look amazing.

Belgian chocolatier Leonidas has fine chocolates which source ingredients from across Europe to create bespoke boxes that are totally original. They’ve also got cute kids’ characters, marzipan and fruit pastes.

Luxe jewellery

Pandora gifting

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Who can resist a carefully wrapped box under the tree? Selena Gomezesque gold hoops, gold chains mixed with black jewels and pearls are the perfect way to make Christmas morning special. Head to Accessorize, Marks & Spencer and Pandora.

Beauty, skincare and make-up gifts

Boots perfumes

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It’s a bumper beauty season this Christmas: give the gift of scented candles from Marks & Spencer with notes of mandarin, clove and cinnamon; beauty and skin-cycling skincare gift sets from Soap & Glory, Gillette and Ted Baker at Boots (with three-for-two mix and match special offers); designer perfumes from Dior, Gucci and Burberry at Superdrug plus lifting and firming masks, eyeshadow palettes, lip gloss and at-home nail kits.

Indulge them with fabulous sustainable vegan bath bombs and self-care essentials. Holland & Barrett is the perfect destination for comforting finds that’ll soothe them through the winter months while The Body Shop has ‘create your own’ grooming, vegan, skincare and beauty gift bags in-store. Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Mermaid Collection at Boots is also full of fun for kids 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 biggest toys for Christmas 2023

Lilo and Stitch Primark

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Disney is all over Primark while Jellycat soft toys and fun fidgets are leading the way at Waterstones this Christmas with 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) at WH Smith. Smiggle is full of bright and fun stationery, backpacks and five-piece bundles for £35.

Go for small for stocking filler fun at Flying Tiger and Minoso this Christmas with pocket games, crafting, soft toys, stationery and after-dinner novelties. Stock up on chocolate coins and cute characters from Poundland and don’t forget your cat, dog and other pet toys there too!

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

Marks & Spencer food hamper

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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 – be inspired at Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

Or gift them gorgeous cook books by Nadiya Hussain, Jamie Oliver, Tom Kerridge and Diana Henry from Waterstones and WH Smith while 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!

Merry Christmas gifting!

From 27th November, Ealing Broadway will be open Monday to Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm with student and Blue Light discounts in store.