Teesside Park's Christmas Gift Guide

Holidays are coming and however you approach your Christmas shopping – whether you’re an early starter or save it ‘til December – your Christmas gifts inspiration starts here.

Whether it’s Christmas present ideas for your nearest and dearest or gifts for colleagues in work, our ultimate Christmas gifts guide is here to help. From stocking fillers to beauty, booze, books and more, here’s our tips for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list at Teesside Park.


For the fashionistas

If you know a stylish someone who keeps up with all of the latest fashion trends, update their wardrobe with some of this season’s must-haves.

A woman wearing a roll next white chunky knit jumper with tassled parts.

Chunky knit jumper from River Island (image provided by River Island).

Shackets, striped jumpers, chunky boots and leather leggings are annual stapes. With gilets, sweater vests and quilted jackets on trend this winter. Head to H&M or River Island to see what’s new in.

You also can’t go wrong with a pair of fresh kicks. From high heels to trending trainers, head to schuh, to browse the full range of shoes from popular brands including Dr Martens and Converse, as well as more luxury options from Barbour at Charles Clinkard.

A shot of a person wearing burgandy Dr Martens boots.

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Hats, gloves and scarves are always a welcome gift too, and you’ll find some fab sets and separates in Marks & Spencer.


For beauty lovers

Every festive season beauty brands bundle their most popular make-up, skincare and fragrances into Christmas gift sets – and the best part is they come beautifully packaged too.

MAC Holiday gift sets available in Boots

And this year, Christmas parties are back and they’re the perfect excuse for getting glammed up. Brands including MAC, NYX and No 7 available at Boots, all have a range of eye-shadow palettes, blushes and lipsticks that would make the perfect Christmas gift this year. For skincare, brands such as Liz Earle, Clinique and Elizabeth Arden, are great for stocking up on those daily essentials such as moisturisers, make-up removers and face masks.

You can’t go wrong with a popular fragrance set. From classics like YSL’s ‘Black Opium’ and Paco Rabanne’s ‘One Million’, there’s lots of different scents to choose from. The team at Boots will be more than happy to help, and will of course let you try before you buy.


If you’re looking for stocking filler ideas, Superdrug is your go-to with a range of sets and miniatures, including hand lotions, bath bombs and oils, body lotions, shower gels and lip balms.

Don’t forget those beauty electricals too for hair grooming and styling with a range of beard trimmers, hairdryers, straighteners and curlers also available at Boots.


For a gift that lasts

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If you’re looking for a gift that will last a lifetime, a piece of jewellery is a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them.

Pandora has a wide range of jewellery from watches, bracelets and bangles, to necklaces and rings, the teams will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect piece.


Gifts for gym-goers and fitness fanatics

Whether your loved one is an avid gym-goer, an at-home-yogi, or a weekend walker, there’s something for everyone when it comes to fitness, no matter what type of exercise they’re into.


For keen runners, gym-goers or weightlifters, you can find all types of gym wear from tops, shorts, sports bras, trainers and leggings from stores such as JD Sports. A half-zip to layer and some gloves and a hat are also great options for those who exercise outdoors in the winter too.

From Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands to Cornish hiking trails, if your loved one has been making the most of what the UK has to offer over the past year, find a gift to help fuel their next adventure.

You’ll find a variety of specialist outdoor and hiking wear, from waterproofs to backpacks, at Sports Direct. And not forgetting a reusable water bottle, a must-have for long days out exploring.

And for fitness accessories, consider a foam roller, yoga mat, resistance bands, or some protein bars for something a bit different.


For the foodies

A personalised food hamper for Christmas is sure to be popular with the foodies in your life. Pack it full of their favourite treats, from festive classics such as chocolate coins, mince pies and Tunnock’s Tea Cakes, to sweets, cheese and crisps. Don’t forget their favourite tipple too – whether it’s beer, gin, wine, or prosecco – to keep the celebrations flowing over the Christmas break.

Or if you don’t have time to pick and pack a hamper, why not check out the range at Marks & Spencer, to save you time on wrapping too.

If eating out is more their thing, pick a date and book a table to enjoy a meal at TGI Fridays, at Teesside Park for something to look forward to and help beat those January blues.

You could also consider treating them to a new kitchen gadget. A blender or air fryer from currys are great ideas or help them chop, dice and slice in style with a new knife set, and spice up their life with a spice rack from ProCook.

Knife block from ProCook

Knife block from ProCook (image provided by ProCook).

For coffee-lovers, a coffee machine or some replacement coffee pods could be a great gift idea. You’ll find a whole host of options at Asda that will offer barista-grade brews from iced-lattes to cappuccinos at home. For something a little smaller, why not pick up a beautiful mug or coaster from Next, or a reusable coffee cup from TK Maxx to help them enjoy their winter morning brew in-style.


For the bookworms

Books are one of the best Christmas present ideas as there’s endless options to choose from. You’ll be sure to find something to suit every literary taste.

If you’re not sure on which genre to go for, you can play it safe by choosing one of the books tipped by publishers to be a best-seller for Christmas 2021.


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This year’s top picks include John le Carré’s ‘Silverview’, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen’s joint book ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’, and Sally Rooney’s ‘Beautiful World Where Are You’.

Head to WHSmith to take your pick.


Gifts for gamers and gadget-lovers

The Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch are once again the hottest consoles for Christmas.


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If you know someone that’s been lucky enough to get their hands on one already or will be receiving one for Christmas – level up their gaming with the newest games and latest accessories.

Gaming chairs, keyboards, special edition controllers, and headsets are popular choices. Or some of the big game launches this winter include FIFA 22, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Grand Theft Auto V. Head to GAME to browse the full range of games and find out more about their launch dates.

For gifts for the gadget lovers in your life, must-have pieces of tech include wireless earphones, Bluetooth speakers or a smart technology home device such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Make sure you check out the range of features and latest festive promotions before choosing your gift.



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Game On light available at Menkind.

Visit Menkind to see what other techy presents are on offer.


For the house proud

A gold patterned christmas candle.

Christmas candle from M&S (image provided by M&S).

As the evenings get colder and darker, a luxury candle is the perfect present for making your home feel nice and cosy. Clinton’s have a brilliant range of Yankee Candle scents to choose from, including festive fragrances such as cinnamon, gingerbread and pine. If you’re looking for something that lasts a little longer, a fresh-scented reed diffuser that can be used all year round is a great option too.

A picture frame is a lovely, simple and affordable Christmas gift, that is always appreciated. Why not go the extra mile and print a photograph of a special memory for your loved ones to treasure? Find a collection of photo frames to suit any home-décor style at TK Maxx and print out your chosen photo at Boots.

Gin and champagne glasses next to a bottle in an ice bucket.

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For those who love to entertain, new champagne flutes or gin balloon glasses from Next are a great idea. Or if they’re into cocktails, treat them to a new cocktail shaker or a recipe book.


Something for everyone

Get the whole family snuggled up with festive pyjamas from M&S (image provided by M&S).

If you’re still stuck for Christmas present ideas after reading this guide, then look no further. Treat your friends, family or colleagues to any present they’d like with a gift card for one of their favourite retailers including River Island, Footasylum, and New Look.

To browse the full range of retailers at Teesside Park visit our Eat, Drink, Shop page, or plan your festive day out with us.

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