Wednesday 1 December 2021
Christmas 2021 – Sorted!
Making a list, checking it twice – for those naughty or nice?
Christmas 2021 is here, and the pandemic is still causing a few headaches, with shipping and delivery delays – why not make Christmas fun again by shopping local!
It’s not about the click – it’s about the tangibles – the feel, smell, fit of that perfect gift and that’s what shopping local is all about, the friendly smile, the expert help and not having to wait for a courier and a gift that really didn’t ‘fit’ that special person.
Napier has over 200 stores – from national to specialties such as Adore, OOMA, Beja Flor, and Acquisitions that source from limited suppliers from around the world so you don’t have to.
Two Lippy Ladies, Degas, Dandan, OSOU, and Kilt will have the perfect designer women’s ‘you won’t find anywhere else. Don’t forget that special man who likes to stand out at Chris Wiig, Jeffreys, or Alexanders on Tennyson. Top the perfect look with some designer shades from Spex Eyewear, Swain & Matthews or OPSM.
Want to ensure your gift is sustainable or gives back? Check out Blackbird Goods, Chantal, The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things, Milton Books, Full Circle Eco Store, Trade Aid, or the Cranford Hospice Shop – there’s a back story in everyone.
Speaking of your naughty list – that could be where a few teenagers fall – check out Stirling Sports, Backdoor, Boardzone, Hallensteins, EB Games, maybe grab a Time Out gaming or Escape Room at Archies gift voucher – that will keep them entertained!
Art wise Napier has it all – Tennyson Gallery, Creative Arts Napier, Boyd Dunlop Gallery, The Rabbit Room, Sp_ace, Morganmade, Sai Pottery, and our latest just opened – the Pottery Studio where you can book a class – get them making their own present! There is something for everyone on your list and a price range to match your budget.
We have welcomed some great new stores into Napier for you to experience – Magazine, Garment, and Shadow Cat both specialise in designer and repurposed clothing, stop at That Sandwich Place for a bite to eat, check out their original 1950 furniture, pop into Corbin Road and Real World for stunning handmade beauty products and even think of a refreshing gift for 2022 from the Cosmetic Clinic.
Okay, you’re nearly through your list. Time for a coffee and a bite at Kolachi, Hapi, Salt, or Urban Deli – there’s pretty much a cafe on every corner. For a successful
day’s shopping, maintain your energy by keeping your fluids up and your bellies full. Maybe work that off with a bit of fun at Par 2 mini-golf before finishing off that list!
Who doesn’t want to smell nice – find a signature scent with the girls at Elaine’s on Emerson, Unichem, or Life Pharmacies.
Of course, the most important ones can’t be left off – the kids – CoolToys, ToyWorld, Music Machine, and Wardini Books can tick those gifts off nicely.
And you’re finished – time to celebrate a job well done with a catch-up with friends at Market Street Bar, Matisse, Monica Loves, Rogue Hop, or the Emporium. Sit back, sup, and enjoy our seaside city.
Xmas 2021 sorted!