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The Teesside Park

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 and independent gems, tech, stocking fillers, toys from Santa and more, head to Teesside Park 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, Teesside Park’s shops are full of this year’s most-wanted fashion.

For gorgeously soft cashmere knits, party-season dresses and stylish loungewear head to Marks & Spencer and Next. Topping Santa’s biggest style requests in 2023 are cross-body bags, oversize metallic totes and handbags with chains; combat boots from Clarks; Adidas Gazelles and Sambas, Uggs and Crocs from schuh and JD Sports; for warm cover-ups, think puffy down jackets and ‘dad’ coats.

Adidas Gazelle Schuh

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Barbiecore is going nowhere with her signature pink splashed across accessories, dresses, underwear and heels at River Island and Victoria’s Secret.

Snuggle up together in elegant pyjamas and robes and soft socks from Victoria’s Secret and Marks & Spencer. For him, it’s all about athleisure, outdoor wear, Zodiac chains, silk ties and blazers (discover ideas at Next, JD Sports and Moss).

Luxe jewellery and watches

Pandora jewellery

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Who can resist a carefully wrapped box under the tree? Selena Gomezesque gold hoops, gold chains mixed with black jewels, pearls or a designer watch are the perfect way to make Christmas morning special. Head to Market Cross Jewellers and Pandora.

Beauty, skincare and make-up gifts

Boots mens beauty

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It’s a bumper beauty season this Christmas: give the gift of scented candles; beauty and skincare gifts sets including Soap & Glory and Gillette at Boots with three-for-two mix and match special offers; designer perfumes from Gucci, Burberry and Dior at Superdrug plus lifting and firming masks, eyeshadow palettes and at-home nail kits.

Indulge them with fabulous sustainable vegan bath bombs and self-care essentials from Holland & Barrett and TK Maxx. Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Mermaid Collection at Boots is great for kids and 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.

Tech gifts they’ll love

Dyson Airwrap Boots

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Bluetooth speakers, Nintendo Switch, Apple Airpods Max Over-Ear headphones and AirTag luggage finders are this Christmas’s biggest tech gifts. Find massagers, beard trimmers, smart watches, USB record players for vinyl and Dyson Airwraps at currys, Menkind and Asda Living. They’re all perfect finds for friends and family who have been very, very nice this year.

Stocking fillers for all ages

Percy Pig Boots

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Star Wars chopsticks anyone? Menkind has you covered plus mini gadgets, games, pre-filled stockings, disco bath lights and wall-climbing cars. Discover chocolate coins and cute characters from Hotel Chocolat and find other thoughtful and unexpected ideas at Hobbycraft and Poundland. Don’t forget cute cat, dog and other pet toys at Pets at Home too.

The biggest toys for Christmas 2023

Stitch The Works

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Stop by TK Maxx and The Works for everything on their wishlists…  books, crafting, quizzes, Sylvanian Families, Barbie, Aquabeads, Paw Patrol, Hot Wheels and Disney. Plus, there’s lots of genius finds at Hobbycraft including modelling, painting, sewing and baking sets to keep them busy over the Christmas holidays. For babies, comforters and soft Christmas blankets are thoughtful gifts from Mamas & Papas (it’s also ideal for vouchers if you know someone who’s expecting).

For 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) from WH Smith and The Works.

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

Hotel Chocolat

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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 and, for those who love their kitchen, think Hotel Chocolat Velvitizer, bread makers, tableware and coffee machines. Be inspired at Asda Living, Morrisons, currys, ProCook and TK Maxx.

Gift them gorgeous cook books by Nadiya Hussain, Jamie Oliver, Tom Kerridge and Diana Henry from WH Smith or 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.

Merry Christmas gifting!

Open until 8pm weekdays, selected stores open until 9pm in December with student and Blue Light discounts across Teesside Park. It’s super easy for families to get here via bus, bike and train (a 25-minute walk). With free car parking spaces and plenty of dedicated disabled and parent-and-child parking.