December 1, 2018

The Ultimate Gift Guide

Hands up if you don’t know where to start with the Christmas shopping this year?! Do not panic, we have put together the ultimate gift guide to take away some of the stress, and the best thing is that everything is right here in Kings Heath.

Gifts for Her:


Xover Nutrition has a beautiful collection of handmade bath bombs to enjoy, we are particular fans of the Dead Sea bath salts! This is the perfect gift for someone whose life can be so busy that they forget to take a rest and pamper themselves.


If you’re not entirely sure what you’re looking for when it comes to buying the perfect gift, making a trip to the People shop will get you sorted and Christmas ready!

There is plenty of variety, from an abundance of beautifully handmade clothes and accessories to lovely scented candles, pots and even some great home decor pieces!


Honest have a whole heap of handmade products to cleanse, nourish and revive your body. Try their Balancing Cleansing Cream, which is designed to remove all traces of makeup and leave your skin soft, balanced and refined!

The Jewellery Stop

If you’re looking for a stunning piece of jewellery, you’ve come to the right place, the Jewellery Stop handmakes unique jewellery using natural materials. They have a wide range of bright coloured jewellery including; necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and more – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

The Ginger Tree

The Ginger Tree is full of fashionable clothes at great prices! In this shop, you’ll be able to find clothing for people of all ages and styles, and budget – definitely worth a visit!

Mirrorstone Crystals

Looking for something a bit different this year? Look no further, Mirrorstone Crystals have some outstanding products to offer you!

They stock a wide and eclectic range of products, from Salt Lamps to crystal jewellery and decorations for the home.

Gifts for Him:


This respected brand is a great choice for high-quality clothing, they have something for every occasion and budget! Plus it doesn’t stop at clothing, their range of men’s accessories are perfect for stocking fillers!

Polar Bear Records

For those music enthusiasts, there is nothing better than a vinyl record. Lucky for you we have a great record shop right here in Kings Heath, Polar Bear Records has a HUGE collection of music from all eras and genres!

Maurice Robinson Sports

If you’re buying for a sporty type, Maurice Robinson Sports should be top of your list. With a huge variety of sporting goods including racquets, trainers, and accessories, Christmas is sorted! Game, set and match!

SeeSaw & Spectacle Emporium

A new pair of glasses is a great, and practical gift! You know they’re going to be used, and with the fun and quirky opticians we have in Kings heath, you’ll be able to find some great specs to make the perfect gift!

WH Smiths

Who doesn’t love a good solid notebook or planner? To find yourself a superb little stocking filler get yourself down to WH Smiths to peruse the fantastic array of stationary and gift sets.

Gift for Grandparents:


This little gem in Kings Court has some great finds! With a real mix of products and wares on offer, from beautifully handcrafted wooden bowls and decorative candle holders, to delicate jewellery and hand sponged mugs, head to Enki to pick something bespoke and thoughtful.

Oxfam Book Shop

This well-known charity shop has a range of gift ideas for bookworms and music lovers, with new products coming through the doors regularly you never know what little gem you might pick up!

Holland and Barrett

Holland and Barrett have a great range of health and wellness products, with free from products, vitamins and supplements, hair care, male grooming, bathing, they cater for it all!


There is an obvious choice when shopping for grandma and grandpa, Armadillo is a knitting specialist that stock quality products, including, sweet little gifts and craft materials to put a smile on someone’s face!


If you’re looking for all things Health and Beauty, Boots is the place for you. They have a range of products to cater for all budgets, including perfumes, aftershaves, and luxury makeup, or why not treat your loved one to a hot water bottle to snuggle up with over the winter nights? There are plenty of lovely gift ideas here for you to choose from, and don’t forget to take your Boots card!

Gifts for Friends:

New Look

Whether you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful or something a bit fancier, New Look’s got you covered! From cute key rings and flasks to cosy coats and a great range of shoes for both men and women, so no matter who you’re shopping for, you’re guaranteed to find something special in New Look.

Top Banana

If you’re looking for something a little different this year, Top Banana is your one-stop-shop this Christmas! This eclectic vintage store has a great range of vintage clothing for men and women, and a delightful selection of bags and shoes for the fashionista in your life. Let’s play dress up!

Precision imaging

Want to get personal? Precision Imaging create photo blocks, canvases and photo books with images of you and your loved ones – just give them the pictures you want to use and they’ll do the rest. They also have a Christmas offer available of 3 x A3 canvases reduced to £50! It’s the gift that will last a lifetime!


From perfumes and aftershave to beauty products and male grooming, Bodycare has everything you need to put together the ideal pamper set, and their unbeatable prices mean you don’t have to break the bank to find the perfect gift this Christmas!

Secret Santa Specials:


For gifts under £10, Savers has everything to suit your Secret Santa needs. They’ve got great deals on a range of fabulous products and brands, such as St Moriz and Rimmel London. Pop in and see what they’ve got to offer!


A great secret Santa gift can simply be chocolates and sweets, especially if you have a friend who may not be the easiest to buy for this Christmas. It’s something you know anyone will enjoy, and there’s plenty to choose from at Sainsbury’s!


What a lifesaver this store is! Wilko’s range of homeware includes everything from luxury toiletries to amazing ornaments and wall art with styles to fit every house! Not to forget their fun and quirky stationery collection that would be a great way to brighten up someone’s desk or office!


Where could you go wrong with Poundland? They stock all sorts of unique gift ideas for an outstanding price, like their garden ornaments which would make a lovely gift for that green-fingered friend, and their range of stationery and arts and crafts would make perfect gifts for the artist in your life!

The Works

If you’re looking for a fun little gift, then you’ll be spoilt for choice at The Works! It’s about time we took a break from our computers and screens with an intriguing book or an exciting board game. The Works have games and entertainment for all ages!

Gifts for Kids:


Cooshoo have a range of sweet and stylish styles in all sizes for first-time walkers through to the little experts – these children’s shoes are adorable and are a must-have present this Christmas.


The toy collection at Argos is second to none! Whether it’s video games you’re after or a traditional gift like Lego or Barbie, you’re guaranteed to find it here. With fast service and quality products, Argos is the classic Christmas go-to.

Game Master

Gaming is becoming increasingly popular, and Game Master stocks an array of games for all ages! Their wonderful staff are available for you to get expert advice about all games both old and current, and will ensure the gamer in your life has a very happy Christmas!

I Had One of Those

Give your loved one the gift of a sugar rush this Christmas with some old school, classic sweets from I Had One Of Those. It’s a local favourite of the children in Kings Heath due to the huge variety of goodies to indulge in, and they are all delicious!

Gifts for teachers:

Card Factory

Here you can purchase a lovely heartfelt ‘Thank You’ plus pick up little gifts such as mugs, sweet candles, and awesome notebooks!

Dorothy Perkins

Looking for a little gift of appreciation for the teachers in your lives? Dorothy Perkins have some lovely little gifts and accessories that won’t break the bank, such as some fluffy socks, statement belts, and beautiful scarfs!

Early Bird Bakery

More cake! This new addition to the High Street is a great place to get some baked goods! The hardest decision is sweet or savory?!

Winspers florists

You can’t go wrong with flowers, they are a lovely way to brighten up someone’s day and show your appreciation, lucky for you there’s a lovely florist right on your doorstep.

What are you waiting for? Grab your shopping bags and wrap up warm! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!