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    Christmas gift guides, festive giveaways and seasonal activities from The Royal Exchange

    This Christmas, we bring the magic of The Royal Exchange to you. Whether you are looking for a unique present for the person who has everything, festive giveaways, seasonal activities to try at home or advice on wellbeing at Christmastime, we’ve got inspiration galore to ensure you have a wonderful time.


    When it comes to seeking out extra-special Christmas presents, or writing your own wish list, we’ve done the hard work for you. Our gift guides will spark your imagination with ideas for everyone on your list, from the style icon to the epicure­, with carefully curated products from our luxury boutiques. And while The Royal Exchange may have had to close its doors for the moment, you can still shop with our boutique retailers online, with many of them offering virtual appointments to provide you the same levels of personalised customer service you are used to experiencing in-store.


    We’re also giving you the opportunity to win exceptional gifts from our coveted brands in our 12 Days of Christmas competition, launching on Instagram on 1 December. Recognising the value of relationships, and celebrating the positive impact of acts of kindness, we’re asking our followers to nominate the amazing people in their lives who deserve to receive an extra-special gift this year. We’ll be giving away 12 prizes in the countdown to Christmas. To enter, follow @theroyalexchange on Instagram and check the giveaway posts for terms and conditions.


    What’s on the style connoisseurs’ wish lists this year? Editor of GQ Style, Luke Day, and interior designer and influencer, Sophie Stanbury, select their favourite things from The Royal Exchange’s boutiques, and tell us about their Christmas traditions and rituals.


    More time at home calls for creativity and this is the perfect time of year to embrace a do-it-yourself approach. Our how-to guides are designed to get you feeling festive, with expert tips for a top-notch Christmas and some hands-on activities to try at home, from expert tips for mixing Christmas cocktails, to Fortnum’s guide to successful food and drink pairings.


    We hope you are all gearing up for a merry Christmas, however we know that the festive season brings with it a flurry of emotions, from excitement and celebrations to busy preparations and time to reflect. With this in mind, and in partnership with the mental health charity Mind in the City, we asked some of our friends from across the City to share their thoughts about what this time of year means to them, and how they look after the wellbeing of themselves and others at Christmastime.

    Seek And Ye Shall Find The Royal Exchange’s guide to Christmas here