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The Ultimate Preston Christmas Gift Guide

17 November 2022

Christmas presents

Looking for some truly special and unique gifts for loved ones this Christmas? Why not opt for some fantastic Preston-themed goodies that will have them jumping for joy.

The Visit Preston elves have done the searching for you and picked out some tempting Christmas gift ideas to suit all your family, friends, and everyone in-between.

The Preston Gift Card

The Preston Gift Card is a fantastic way to support local businesses in the city, whilst also giving a loved one the opportunity to spend in their favourite café, restaurant, bar, or store.

For details on where the Preston Gift Card can be spent, and to make a purchase, visit Town and City Gift Card - Preston Gift Card.

Preston gift experiences

What better way to treat someone special than with a voucher for a special day out together. These gift experiences are a great way to support Preston businesses whilst truly spoiling those close to you.

Bee Experience


Treat someone to an award-winning bee experience day at The Bee Centre. The session gives an insight into what it's like to be a beekeeper, including hands-on experience with the bees! The recipient will also get to have a sit-down honey tasting session with one of the resident beekeepers and photos will be taken throughout the experience so the memories are captured.

For more details visit The Bee Centre - Bee Experience.

Cuckoo Gin Workshops and Tours

Cuckoo Gin Distillery voucher

Cuckoo Gin Distillery has some tempting offers for gin fans. You can purchase vouchers for the distillery's gin workshop, distillery tour, or gift vouchers for their store, from their online shop.

The Cuckoo Gin Workshop is a 2-3 hour experience for gin fans. The experience includes a talk, a full tour, cocktails, and nibbles. The main event sees you pick your own botanicals and creating your very own gin recipe to distil and take home with you.

For more details visit Brindle Distillery - Vouchers

Afternoon Tea at Samlesbury Hall

Afternoon tea close up

Relax and share a traditional and seasonal afternoon tea amongst the historical setting of Samlesbury Hall. Vouchers can be purchased for any number of adults and children to experience the Hall's delicious afternoon tea. Gift vouchers can also be purchased for something particularly sweet and tasty from Samlesbury Hall's Dottie's Wafflery.

For more details visit Samlesbury Hall - Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon Tea and Tour for Two with Prosecco at Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower

The perfect gift for two, this experience day includes a guided tour exploring the majestic 16th century Hoghton Tower and its gardens. Wrapped up with an afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco, this is the ideal gift and experience for lovers of architecture, history, or culture.

For more details visit Experience Days - Afternoon Tea for Two with Prosecco at Hoghton Tower.

Preston themed gifts

Whether you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift or some stocking fillers, treat someone to something spectacular and Preston-themed. Or, who doesn't love a nice cold beer or gin? You can support local businesses by gifting some fantastic locally brewed craft beers and distilled gins.

Preston travel mugs

Preston skyline travel mug

For lovers of Preston and the environment, Preston travel mugs are a great way to use less plastic in style. The mugs feature iconic Preston buildings and monuments in a contemporary design, perfect for a general gift or a stocking filler.

Mugs are available to buy from Preston Markets - Harris Pop up Shop and The Harris Museum & Art Gallery online shop as well as a pack of 4 matching coasters to complete the set.

The Harris Pop up shop

Harris Pop up shop

The Harris Pop up shop located at Preston Markets Box Market is jam-packed with locally made and/or Preston-themed gifts. From historical books and to mugs, socks, stationary, and tea-towels - The Harris shop has it all.

For more details visit Preston Markets Harris Pop up shop.

Priest Town Brewing

Priest Town Brewing local beer sign

Priest Town Brewing have an array of tasty Preston brewed beers. On top of their six signature craft beers brewed in their microbrewery, the store also stock an abundance of other local beers from around the North West. You can browse and pick up these local and unique beers from their Preston Box Market store - the perfect way to create a tailor-made gift for the beer lover in your life.

For more details visit Priest Town Brewing.

Pickles of Preston

Cheese wheel

If you're looking for the perfect gift for the enthusiastic foodie in your life then head to Pickles of Preston in Preston Markets for a mouth-watering selection of local gins, cheeses, and other food and drink gifts.

For details visit Preston Markets - Pickles of Preston.

Cuckoo Gin

Sunshine Gin

Brindle Distillery, creators of Cuckoo Gin, have a mouth-watering selection of gins all created in their Preston distillery. Their store sells signature bottles of gins, gift sets, and memorabilia. You can buy their products, including their award-winning Sunshine Gin, from their online store.

For more details and their online shop visit Brindle Distillery.

The Spirit of Garstang Gin

Spirit of Garstang Gin

The Spirit of Garstang Gin produce all-natural, artisan spirits with truly unique flavours. Not only can you purchase these in their online store, they also offer gift vouchers and a variety of fun merchandise.

Rum lovers aren't left our either. The Spirit of Garstang also stock their Swift Nick Mango and Passion fruit Rum and Swift Nick classic rums. What more could you ask for?

For more details and their online shop visit The Spirit of Garstang.

Goosnargh Gin

Gin hot chocolate gift pack

The Goosnargh Gin store has more than just mouth-watering gins to choose from. The distillery's online shop also features a cocktail gift pack and a gin hot chocolate gift pack. On top of this, you can gift a 'Create your own Gin' half-day experience to the special gin-lover in your life.

For more details and their online shop visit Goosnargh Gin.

Gifts at The Bee Centre

Bee tea towel

The Bee Centre sell a range of products in their store and online, sourced ethically from their busy bees. Gifts include candles, delicious honey products, hampers, and wax products. The store also sells bee memorabilia for those buzzing about bees. 

To find out more, or to shop online, visit The Bee Centre.

Christmas Markets and Fairs in Preston

Make Christmas 2022 extra special by enjoying a mug of hot mulled wine and some festive food, alongside local craft and artisan stalls. These markets and fairs are the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit whilst picking up special gifts or delicious food and treats for the big day.

For details see Christmas Markets and Fairs in Preston 2022.

Christmas shopping in Preston 

Preston City Centre makes a great place for Christmas shopping. From a range of well known High Street shops and a bustling Preston Markets with a host of traders selling quality local produce, through to a treasure trove of independents pocketed away down quaint side streets, the city has an extensive retail offer for finding the perfect gifts this festive season.

To find out more see our shopping section. For free Christmas parking dates and times this festive season see Free Christmas parking in Preston City Centre.

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