The Glasgow Fort gift guide for 2022

Looking for the perfect presents for everyone on your nice list? From this season’s toys, books and beauty to stocking fillers and forever gifting, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide at Glasgow Fort to make sure they find something truly special under the tree this Christmas morning. Buy online and collect in many of our stores to ensure you won’t miss out on that present of a lifetime. 

Find something they’ll truly value this Christmas. 

 

What are the most wanted fashion gifts for Christmas? Timeless cashmere jumpers, scarfs, hats and gloves from Marks & Spencer, Mango and Next are always welcome surprises on Christmas morning while Ugg’s Classic Ultra Mini Boots are topping the most-wanted lists at Office and schuh along with Veja’s sustainable trainers. Find the newly madeover adidas Y-3 Gazelles, Nike Air Max Dawn and New Balance 725 at Foot Locker and Footasylum

Head to Tessuti for designer finds from Vivienne Westwood, LoveShackFancy, Tommy Hilfger and Valentino alongside gorgeous handbags, shoes, sunglasses and card cases. For this season’s elevated party dresses and pussybow blouses, try River Island, Zara, H&M, Quiz, TK Maxx and New Look (they’re also perfect places to find this season’s buckled accessories and boots). Don’t miss Claire’s and H&M for inspired finds for the teenagers in your life. 

For him, discover classic knits, stylish T-shirts and tailored finds at Scotts who feature Lacoste, Pretty Green and Fred Perry, Zara, Marks & Spencer, Superdry and Jack and Jones. Tessuti has more gift inspiration with brands including Paul Smith and Barbour and Clarks footwear for men remains a perennial go-to. Outdoorsy type? Trespass and JD Sports have weatherproof jackets, workout wear, walking boots and stylish backpacks. 

Thinking of something truly luxurious for them to find under the tree? Warren James’ jewellery selection of necklaces, earring, bracelets and ring look gorgeous while H Samuel showcases watches from Michael Kors, Garmin, Guess and Armani. Beaverbrooks are known for everything from timeless diamond classics to brands including Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Olivia Burton. 

The family-owned Chisholm Hunter specialise in diamonds with brands including Longines, Hamilton, Casio, Oris, Raymond Weil, Seiko, Ingersoll and Jean Pierre. Don’t miss gorgeous keepsakes at Swarovski – traffic-stopping designs include stud earrings, layered crystal necklaces and seasonal figurines including their iconic cute reindeer set. Finally, S&S Argento’s bracelet designs and Pandora’s charms make for truly tailored gifts all beautifully wrapped up. 

Step in store and discover tactile, fragranced and gorgeously packed presents for friends, family and teens. Top of wishlists this year are fragrances from Chanel and Dior (head to The Perfume Shop and The Fragrance Shop) plus make-up sets from Benefit, No17 and Maybelline (head to Boots and Superdrug) and rejuvenating and relaxing Rituals gifts including luxury home fragrance. For men, this year’s grooming essentials include Philips’ Series 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer, leather wash bags, skincare gift sets and grooming advent calendars at Boots and Argos. For beauty gadgets, the innovative Dyson Airwrap Styler is leading beauty most-wanted list this year with attachments to curl, wave and smooth hair.

Alongside this season’s must-buy recipe and food writing books (Jamie Oliver’s One, Stanley Tucci’s Taste and Nadiya’s Everyday Baking) at Waterstones, Glasgow Fort is <the> place to find covetable finds for foodies. Whether it’s artisan gin from Henrick’s or Sipsmith, chocolate boxes and beautiful panettone from Marks & Spencer or colourful cookware, juicers and blenders, air fryers or coffee machines, there are host of homeware shops to have a good wander for inspiration. Head to Argos, Menkind, ProCook, Asda Living and TK Maxx.   

With Smyths Toys, Smiggle, Hobbycraft and Menkind (perfect for teenagers and big kids), Christmas shopping for little ones is made infinitely more fun. 

This year’s most wanted gifts include V-Tech designs, Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse, Star Wars and Marvel finds, Jurassic World Real FX Baby Blue, Little Live Pets Mama Surprise, Sylvanian Families, Squishmallows, Funko dolls and a big soft Bluey. Head in store and you can ask the teams about stocking fillers such as crafting, sticker books and LOL Surprises for nieces, nephews and friends’ children, too. 

Looking for babies and parents-to-be? Mamas & Papas has everything you need from toys to soft, comforting clothes, blankets and accessories. Plus, vouchers are perfect for parents planning a new nursery. Marks & Spencer and Next are brilliant places to find cute kidswear presents but don’t miss independent store Lollipop which specialises in gorgeous finds from Kenzo, Hugo Boss Baby and DKNY. 

The Body Shop is the perfect spot to find thoughtful, sustainable gifts this year. Their new Edelweiss skincare range works for all ages with gorgeous gift sets while their pampering kits of face masks, body yoghurt and balms will bring comfort and joy into 2023. Lush has fun festive bath bombs (perfect for stocking fillers), Snow Fairy treats and candles. Holland and Barrett also have a range of special gift sets from CBD to self-care and sustainable heroes featuring calming tea bags, vegan snacks and naturally soothing beauty. 

Need some gifts that are £10 and under? H&M, Poundland, Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx, Claire’s, Argos, Smiggle, Card Factory and Smyths Toys all have fun gifts for kids and teens from stationery to collectible toys. Waterstones is a great place to find fun books, games, puzzles and this year’s obsession: squishy stress balls. For Secret Santa office gifts, be inspired by Hobbycraft, Menkind and, of course, Boots’ three-for-two gift boxes. It’s Christmas all sorted. 

Gift cards and experiences

Really not sure what to buy someone? A gift card is the ultimate way to show some love and avoid any disappointed faces – just ask in store. You can also treat friends and family to pampering treats from Guy & Beard or tickets to Vue. Or maybe something for yourself after all that shopping… Merry Christmas one and all.

Enjoy free parking and a brilliant bus service at Glasgow Fort with weekday opening hours until 10pm (with many stores staying open until midnight on 19th-23rd December). Head to glasgowfort.com for all the latest events and news and have a very Merry Christmas