Christmas shopping might be a little different this year. With the UK being in national lockdown until 2nd December and shops and restaurants being closed until then, we will have to adapt how we tick off our Christmas shopping list. 

Luckily, Liverpool has so many local businesses you can order from online until they open again in December. From gift shops to book shops, beauty products to food & drink hampers, gift vouchers for Liverpool experiences and photography to proudly display on your wall, Christmas shopping in Liverpool this year will be easy. 

We've made a list of some Liverpool themed gifts for a bit of inspiration on what to buy your loved ones this Christmas and we’ll regularly be updating it so keep checking back to see what else has been added. 

As of 5th November, all restaurants, bars, attractions and non-essential retail will be closed until 2nd December. For more information on the restrictions in place in the Liverpool City Region please see our Frequently Asked Questions.



The Nest at the Royal Albert Dock is the perfect place to pick up a Christmas gift this year. They specialise in all things design and showcase work from a whole host of local artists, designers, photographers and makers. Have a look at their online shop if you’re unable to make it down once they open. 


Merseymade is a must for picking up some Liverpool themed Christmas presents this year. Their store stocks a whole range of local makers from textiles to prints, jewelry and photography that you can buy online too. If you get the chance to pop in there is also a beautiful cafe and artist studios upstairs you can explore as well.  


Utility’s gift selection will make Christmas shopping this year a breeze. They have everything from cards to stocking fillers, secret santa ideas and loads more unique and quirky gifts. Have a look at their online store or give them a visit once they reopen in December. 


If you’re after a Liverpool themed gift for someone special this year then you’ll definitely find one at Scouse Bird Shop. Their physical store is in Crosby Village but you can also shop with them online for a whole host of scouse items


If you’ve got a book lover in your life then have a look at News From Nowhere on Bold Street. They’ll be able to help you find all sorts of books and will go above and beyond to make sure you find your next favourite read. They have a brilliant online shop you can also have a look at if you're unable to visit when they reopen in December. 


If you’re looking for a gift that’s a bit different this year, or just want to treat yourself, subscribe to the Independent Liverpool App or order their membership card. For £2 a month you can get access to fantastic discounts and deals at over 110 of Liverpool’s independent cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and loads more! Find out more about their app on their website here


Did you know that Lush in Liverpool is the biggest in the world? Their Christmas collection is always something special with a whole host of festive bath bombs and other products to enjoy. Until their store reopens after lockdown in December you can still order their products online! 


If you’re looking for something a bit unique to buy someone this Christmas then Pin Head is the perfect solution! She makes all sorts of Liverpool themed enamel pins featuring scouse slang, Liverpool landmarks, famous football faces and pop culture favorites. Visit their website to see what’s on offer.  


If you’re looking for some unique Christmas cards to send out this year, Strawberry Field have the perfect selection for you to give to your friends and family. They also have a whole host of Strawberry Field gifts on their online shop too.


If you’re buying for someone who’s a bit fussy when it comes to gifts then why not get them some Liverpool ONE gift vouchers? They’ll be able to spend them in over 160 stores, restaurants and bars however they like! Purchase them from their website here. 



Geoff Drake’s photographs of Liverpool are incredible and will make for the perfect gift for any fan of the city this Christmas. He recently caught a brilliant shot of Batman on top of the Royal Liver Building that will look great on your wall! Have a look at his website to pick up your latest print.


Dave Wood, or Liverpool Vista as he is known as on Twitter shares the most incredible photos of Liverpool and now you can purchase them as prints for yourself or as a perfect Christmas present. Have a look at his website for more information


Lens Liverpool’s photographs of the Liverpool City Region are stunning and will make the perfect gift for someone special this Christmas. Have a look at their website to see a selection of prints and make sure to give them a follow on social media for more amazing photos. 



Love Lane’s collection of beer will make for a great gift for someone who loves their local beer this Christmas. Visit their online store to see their selection. 


Lunya’s hampers will make for the perfect Christmas gift for a foodie this year. They come full of luxury Spanish produce alongside beautiful items from the UK and Europe so there will be a great selection of gifts to treat someone to. Have a look at their website for lots of inspiration. 


Abditory’s bottled cocktails make for the perfect stocking filler for a loved one this Christmas. The beautifully presented cocktails come in all sorts of flavors including Banana Bread Old Fashioned, Negroni, Strawberry Smash, Lisbon Iced Tea and Thyme After Time. Visit their website for more information. 


If you know someone who can’t start their day without a cup of coffee then why not treat them to a selection of specially brewed coffee beans from Liverpool coffee shops. Have a look at Crosby Coffee, Bold Street Coffee, 92 Degrees Coffee and Ropes and Twines for some beautiful brews. 


This Christmas, treat yourself or a loved one to something special from the Art School. From food and drink hampers to gin hampers, caviar hampers, wines and beers, there’s loads to pick from this festive season on their website


You can’t go wrong with treating your friends and family to gift vouchers to their favourite restaurant for Christmas. We’ve put together a list of restaurants in Liverpool that are offering gift vouchers so you can pick out your favorites


Treat someone you love this Christmas with a hamper from Cuthberts Bakehouse. You can order one of their Festive Gift Hampers or Afternoon Tea which features a selection of their finest baked goods.



From 5 to 24 December Playhouse Theatre will be hosting A Christmas Carol. The social distancing production will be perfect for your household or support bubble to enjoy a little bit of festive cheer this Christmas.


For a bit of festive cheer this Christmas, treat your household or support bubble to a trip to the panto with Jack and the Beanstalk at the M&S Bank Arena. The socially distanced panto will definitely make Christmas special this year.


From 3 to 30 December, Knowsley Safari will once again turn into a winter wonderland for their Christmas light trail, Enchanted. Exploring the safari after dark,  guided by magical lights, music and amazing illuminated animals will make for the perfect gift for the little ones this Christmas. For more information and to book tickets for your household or support bubble please visit their website.


If you know someone who is into the spooky things in life then tickets for a tour of Liverpool with Shiverpool will be the perfect Christmas treat. 


Linda McCartney Retrospective at the Walker Art Gallery has been extended until 10th January which gives us a bit more time to enjoy her incredible photography. If you know someone who is a fan of Linda’s work or photography then tickets to this exhibition will make for a great gift.


From 22 January 2021, The World Museum will be welcoming their new exhibition AI: More Than Human. Bursting with interactivity through immersive artworks and scientific developments tickets for this exhibition will make for the perfect Christmas present.


If you know someone who is a big fan of the reds then treat them to a day out at the LFC Stadium Tour with some gift vouchers. They’ll be able to see all the trophies, stand pitch side and explore the Liverpool FC Story Museum with plenty of social distancing measures in place.


A trip to the Royal Liver Building for the RLB 360 tour will make the perfect gift for someone special this Christmas, it’s one of Liverpool’s most loved attractions! You can purchase gift vouchers from their website here. 


Enter into a world where nothing is as it seems at Quirky Quarter! Purchase some gift vouchers for someone special for this exciting emporium of experiences that will leave your mind boggled.


If you know someone who is a fan of The Beatles then treat them to some gift vouchers to spend at the Hard Days Night Hotel. You can get vouchers for a monetary value, for cream tea, afternoon tea, high tea and various overnight stay packages. Visit their website for more information.



If you know someone that is into music, especially the Liverpool music scene then why not treat them to Bido Lito!’s annual journal. The beautifully created journal features a collection of articles, illustrations, features and interviews from the 2020 editions of their monthly magazines. You can order your copy here. 


You can’t go wrong with a classic vinyl as a gift for Christmas and Dig Vinyl on Bold Street is the place to go. Until they reopen you can shop with them online and have your record delivered to your door or click and collect


Sound City 2020 was unfortunately postponed due to Covid-19 but it will be back in 2021 with a huge line up of great artists. Have a look at their website for the current line up and to buy tickets for yourself or as a treat for someone this Christmas.


If you know someone who is really into the Liverpool music scene then why not have a look at Mellowtone Records online store for everything from albums to prints.

Due to venues having different guidelines, booking systems and opening hours we would always recommend checking ahead with each one before your visit. 

Please be mindful and only visit venues that are Covid-safe. If you would like to share with us your experience of visiting a venue in Liverpool in regards to their Covid-19 safety measures, positive or negative, fill in our anonymous feedback form

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