Christmas Gift Guide: Local Delights for the Perfect Holiday Presents!

red Christmas present surrounded by gold baubles and smaller red presents stuck onto a tree

This Christmas, let’s explore the local delights of Ealing Broadway’s bustling high street and discover the perfect gifts for your loved ones. In our Christmas Gift Guide, we’ll take you on a tour of some fantastic local businesses and their unique offerings. From winter essentials to delightful experiences, you’ll find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

1. Tech Gadgets:
For the tech-savvy people in your life, consider high-tech gifts like a new sound system, or a vintage record player from places like Audio Venue, or Bang & Olufsen. If that doesn’t sound like the person you’re buying for, why not try head down to GAME or the newly opened Menkind in the shopping centre to find gadgets and gizmos for all ages!

2. Cozy Winter Essentials:
Keep your loved ones warm and snug this winter with cozy gifts like warm woollen scarves, heated blankets, or plush slippers from big shop retailers like Primark, H&M, and TK Maxx. If you’re looking for something a little more artisan, stop by Stuff on The Green, or The Store Collective on Dicken’s Yard. Either way these items are perfect for snuggling up by the fireplace or enjoying a hot cup of cocoa as the days get colder and shorter.

3. Culinary Delights:
Food and drink always bring people together during the holidays. Gift gourmet chocolates from Leonidas Ealing, a subscription to Rayuela’s wine club, or a pack of fresh Turkish delights from Nuts n Stuff on Oak Road. You can also purchase vouchers or reserve a spot to one of our many local restaurants this Christmas. Check out our full restaurant & pub guide for more!

4. Books and Journals:
For the avid readers and writers on your list, a selection of bestselling books or a beautifully bound journal is a thoughtful choice. With places like Waterstones and The Works you’re sure to find something that catches their eye. They can even pair it with a cozy blanket and some artisanal coffee or tea from one our many local cafes, for the ultimate reading experience.

5. Wellness and Self-Care:
Encourage relaxation and self-care by gifting vouchers for massage therapy from places like The Massage Centre and The Soma Room, or a relaxing yoga session from TriYoga. You can also kick-start their new year’s resolutions with a gift voucher to one of our many fantastic gyms like Gymbox, F45, or Nuffield Health!

6. Outdoor Adventure Gear:
If you have an adventurous spirit on your shopping list, consider outdoor gear like hiking boots, camping equipment, or a cozy down jacket from Decathlon or Sports Direct for their next expedition into the great outdoors.

7. Entertainment:
For the cinephiles in your life, why not get them memberships to our two fantastic local cinemas: Ealing Project, an independent community space, and the newly opened Ealing Picturehouse. If you’re looking for something a bit more interactive, Navrtar has all of your bases covered with the UK’s only 60 minute free-roam VR experience!

8. Kids’ Gifts:
Don’t forget the little ones! Delight the children with age-appropriate gifts like toys and games from places like Toy Galaxy or FARA Kids! While you’re at it, why not foster their education and creativity by taking a look at our many fantastic learning centres like Explore Learning, KIDZ#1, Kumon, and Mathnasium.

9. Gift Cards:
When in doubt, gift cards are always a versatile and convenient option. Let your loved ones choose their own gifts and enjoy a shopping spree at their favourite big box retailers– check out our directory for a full listing of all of our fantastic businesses both big and small.

By shopping in your neighbourhood, you’re not only supporting local businesses, but also giving your loved ones gifts with a touch of local charm. Happy shopping and a very Merry Christmas from the team at Make It Ealing!