If you’re looking for a great day out shopping to pick up all the gifts on your list, then you can’t go wrong with Chester. Full of charm and character, with its cobbled streets and buildings dating back more than 700 years, there’s something a bit magical about Chester at Christmas. And, with its wealth of high-end boutiques, high street stores and vast number of independent shops, Chester really does have something for everyone.
For retro and vintage lovers
Talking of retro, if you’re on the look out for something really unique, check out The 2nd Floor which is close to the heart of Chester City centre. Founded by locals Carrie Hyndman & Kimberley Anderson, it’s a hub of creativity and you never know what you might find – the shop has a fantastic collection of independent brands and work from local artists and musicians.
For something gorgeous to gaze at
Clubbing together for something a bit special? The Watergate Street Gallery has a huge array of art, ranging from pop-art to classic landscapes, so there really is something for everyone.
Did you know, Chester boasts one of the country’s leading glassware retailers? If you’re stuck for ideas (and the person you’re buying for doesn’t have small children), then check out Pyramid Glass on St Werburgh Street. With an outstanding selection of quality Art glass and crystal tableware, designer glassware and glass sculptures, it’s clear you’ll find something in this treasure trove.
For music maestros
Looking to pick up a record for a vinyl loving member of your family? Then don’t miss Grey n Pink Records on Brook Street. Still going strong after more than 30 years in Chester, it’s not hard to see why it’s become a go-to for music lovers from across Cheshire, boasting the largest collection of new and second-hand records in the county.
For the kids
Weasel and the Bug on Watergate Street is a must-visit if you’re looking for something for the little ones. It has a great selection of gorgeous clothes for babies, boys and girls, as well as more traditional toys and gifts that are bound to excite and inspire.