Southport Christmas Gift Guide

Are you Christmas shopping for those unique gifts your loved ones will love most? 

You can find some amazing things right here in Southport!
This year, more than ever, it’s important to shop local. Please support our local shops, restaurants, attractions and other businesses and keep money in the Southport economy. 

Here are ideas of some of the amazing things you can buy locally. We’d love to hear your great ideas too! 

 

Southport Gift Card

Flannels manager Grant Tindell (right) and staff members welcome the arrival of the brand new Southport Gift Card

Flannels manager Grant Tindell (right) and staff members welcome the arrival of the brand new Southport Gift Card

More than 70 local businesses now accept the new Southport Gift Card, which was launched by Southport BID earlier this year. They include shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions, and Morrisons supermarket.

The card is ready to be spent in high street favourites such as M&S, The Entertainer, Flannels and Sports Direct plus dozens of popular independent favourites such as Volare, Reputation, Tap & Bottles and The Cheshire Lines.

Southport Gift Card | Town & City Gift Cards UK (townandcitygiftcards.com)

 

Forgan Distillery Gin

Philip Robbins, owner of Forgan Distillery in Banks, Lancashire

Philip Robbins, owner of Forgan Distillery in Banks, Lancashire

This distillery, based in Banks near Southport, uses freshly grown produce to create top quality gins, whiskeys, and dark rums. Forgan Distillery distils its products from crop to glass for a sought after, unique finish. 

Forgan Distillery

 

Winter at Southport Pleasureland

Families can enjoy Winter at Southport Pleasureland

Families can enjoy Winter at Southport Pleasureland

Winter At Southport Pleasurerland will see the park reopen on Saturday 12 December and Sunday 13 December, and then every day from Saturday 19 December until Sunday 3 January (with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day). 

Father Christmas will be in his Covid-safe grotto residence. The elves have also been hard at work building a brand-new indoor ride around Santa’s workshop to give you an experience to remember, before you go on to pay a visit to Santa himself, and receive a lovely gift to take away. 

Welcome To Southport Pleasureland

 

Southport Flower Show 

Hairy Bikers Si King (left) and Dave Myers (right) will star at Southport Flower Show 2021

Hairy Bikers Si King (left) and Dave Myers (right) will star at Southport Flower Show 2021

The Hairy Bikers are among guests who will be appearing at the 2021 Southport Flower Show.

The event takes place at Victoria Park in Southport 19-22 August, with a Life In Bloom theme. 

Early Bird tickets are currently on sale allowing people to make a saving on entry price, while people can also buy Brunch Club and Show Entry, Afternoon Tea and Show Entry, and 4 Day Pass. 

 Southport Flower Show | UK Garden Show

 

Southport Foodbank Calendar 

David Jones winning entry of Swans at Sunset beat over 180 other entries in the Compassion Acts photo competition, in association with Stand Up for Southport

David Jones winning entry of Swans at Sunset beat over 180 other entries in the Compassion Acts photo competition, in association with Stand Up for Southport

This stunning selection of photos showcases everything that’s good about Southport. 

The pictures were selected by renowned local photographer Gareth Jones following a competition held by Southport Foodbank and Stand Up For Southport. 

www.compassionacts.uk/shop

 

Gin lovers paradise from Remedy Southport

Remedy has earned a superb reputation for its great choice of gins at its venues on Lord Street in Southport town centre and Botanic Road in Churchtown Remedy. 

Gin lovers will love this present for Christmas . 

30 x 25ml bottles of gin £95. Packaged and posted, complete with tasting notes.

Choose from categories: dry. floral, citrus, spicy, aromatic, sweet, savoury, unusual, overproof and fruit – to customise for the recipient

https://www.southportwhisky.co.uk/product-category/remedy/

Southport Air Show or British Musical Fireworks 2021 tickets 

Southport Air Show

Southport Air Show

Tickets are set to go on sale this week ahead of the return of a series of spectacular events in Southport in 2021.

Work is well underway behind the scenes as Sefton Council’s Tourism team and partners prepare to put on a fantastic and safe calendar of family fun with the planned return of the Southport Food & Drink Festival, Air Show and British Musical Fireworks Championships.

Tickets for both the 2021 Southport Air Show and British Musical Fireworks Championships will go on sale from Friday (December 11) and are expected to sell out fast.

To celebrate the return of the incredible Southport Air Show, which will take place the weekend of July 3, general admission entry will now be completely free for Under 16s. 

A brand new exclusive Pier Viewing ticket will also go on sale with limited availability for those who want to guarantee the very best views of the upcoming Southport Air Show.

Dates for the three events are:

Southport Food & Drink Festival: June 4-6

Southport Air Show: July 3-4

British Musical Fireworks Championship: September 24-26

www.visitsouthport.com.

Christmas Hampers from Churchtown Deli 

 

Christmas Hampers from Churchtown Deli in Southport

Who doesn’t love a Christmas Hamper?

Now Churchtown Deli, on Botanic Road in Churchtown Village in Southport has introduced all its Deli Elves, here are the hampers they are working on.

You can choose from any of the hampers above, lovingly selected and curated by the deli team.

Get in contact if you would like to order your Christmas hamper – Home – Churchtown Deli

Unwritten Letters To Spring Street 

A must read book, written by Southport author Jacquelyn Frith. 

Following extensive research, the book looks into the shocking and remarkable story of Jack Frith, who fought in World War Two before becoming a Prisoner Of War where he was held in brutal conditions by his Japanese captors. 

Available in Broadhurst’s bookshop in Southport and online
www.unwrittenletterstospringstreet.co.uk

 

Christmas Caramel Spiced Trees

RS Fine Chocolate produces an incredible choice of chocolates including Christmas Pudding Truffles – flavoured with Christmas spices, raisins, rum and brandy or Christmas Caramel Spiced Trees – available as part of the Christmas flavours along with vanilla sprouts, Christmas pudding truffles, passion fruit and gin truffles, pomegranate and lime truffles and a few more coming this week.

Or try Chocolate Stiletto Shoes. 

Or Chocolate Sprouts! 

The family run business was based in Ainsdale in Southport before opening a second shop in Churchtown this month. 

RS Fine Chocolate 

 

Southport FC merchandise 

Southport FC manager Liam Watson

Southport FC manager Liam Watson

Latest Home or Away kit? Or season tickets now fans are allowed back into grounds?
You can even buy snoods or face masks with a Southport FC crest
Ticket Home | Southport FC Web (ktckts.com)

Doorstep Photography with Gareth Jones Photographer 

Award winning Southport photographer Gareth Jones has been winning rave reviews for his innovative photos of families on their doorsteps.

Taken in a Covid safe way, they help families to remember these most remarkable of times. 

Photo vouchers for betters times in 2021 also available.

Liverpool Photographer PR Press Commercial Professional :: Gareth Jones Photographer

 

Fresh Fish from Peets Plaice

The new Chapman’s Freezer Pack available at Peets Plaice in Southport

Why not buy your family or friends the gift of fresh or frozen seafood? 

Peets Plaice is based in Churchtown with owner, local fisherman Kevin Peet, landing catches regularly including fresh cod and the famous Southport shrimps. 

Try the Chapman’s Freezer pack, which includes delicious home made fish cakes, fish wellingtons and deluxe jumbo fish fingers. 

Peets Plaice – Southport Fresh Fish

 

Become a Lottery Winner 

Vapable, a retail company that supplies vapours for e-cigs, has donated £10,000 to the Community Link Foundation to help support good causes in the local area. Pictured are (from left):Enda Rylands, from CLF, Helen Leary and Tim Holland from Vapable

Vapable, a retail company that supplies vapours for e-cigs, has donated £10,000 to the Community Link Foundation to help support good causes in the local area. Pictured are (from left):Enda Rylands, from CLF, Helen Leary and Tim Holland from Vapable

You could be in with a chance of winning the Lottery this Christmas – with all proceeds going towards good causes in Southport. 

Southport Community Lottery is the new name for the Community Link Foundation’s 600 Club. You can become part of this exclusive lottery for a small donation of only £5 per month. By supporting the lottery you are helping the CLF to make grants to people and organisations in your local community who are experiencing poverty, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantages.

Join Southport Community Lottery | Making a positive difference! (clfoundation.co.uk)

The Fair Trade Store

The Fair Trade Store

The Fair Trade Store

Join the Fair Trade community by doing your Christmas shopping in an ethical way. Together we can make a difference.

The store, based in Southport, stocks a wide variety of  Fair Trade products – including jewellery, bags, fashion accessories, homeware and Fairtrade gifts. Many of their environmentally-friendly products are handmade from recycled materials.

Fair Trade Products, Fairtrade Gifts & Shopping (thefairtradestore.co.uk)

 

Portland Wine Cellars

Great news down here at Portland Wine Cellars which has taken on a bespoke range of natural wood glass and bottle holders plus a few more wooden products. 

This is the place to come for wine and craft ale lovers, with owners keen to help you choose the perfect gift. Based on Portland Street in Southport

Portland Wines

The Atkinson Gift Shop 

The Atkinson gift shop on Lord Street in Southport has something for all tastes and ages from jewellery and craft, to Southport souvenirs, cards and a collection inspired by our Egyptology Gallery.

Visit for that unique, not on the high street gift, with an exhibition of contemporary jewellery and craft which reflects the ongoing commitment to showcasing this type of quality work, particularly by artists who are based on our doorstep and have international reputations for their work.

Other handmade crafts including beautiful silver Jewellery made with Real Flowers, Beach Art Glass, Ruby Cupid, Gina B glass and Philippa Dutton Jewellery.

The Atkinson Gift Shop – Visit Southport

Blackhurst Butchers

Owner Tony Blackhurst at Blackhurst Butchers in Southport Market

Owner Tony Blackhurst at Blackhurst Butchers in Southport Market

Blackhurst Butchers is a family run quality butchers located in Southport Market. The family run business owners pride themselves on their local British produce.

The Large Christmas Hamper is a beautiful gift, enough for 8 people, and includes the following: 4lb Boneless Turkey Breast 3lb Gammon or Pork Joint 3lb Beef Joint 2lb Chipolata Sausage 1lb Streaky Bacon *Weights are all minimum
Blackhurst Butchers (preoday.com)

 

Chocolate Whirled 

Chocolate Whirled

Chocolate Whirled

This chocolate emporium on Manchester Road is inviting people to pop in to buy if you are interested or want to know about prices – everything is priced individually on the shelves.

They are continuing to make sure that they have a selection of new and different Chocolate Whirled gifts made by them on site to buy every single week in November and December, so, even if you’ve been in, there may be new things for you to check out!

Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am-4pm.

Home – Chocolate Whirled

 

Southport Calendar 2021

Enjoy 13 stunning shots from around Southport with this beautiful calendar from Southport photographer Roger Green. 

Greeting cards and postcards also available

Roger Green (rogergreenphotography.co.uk)

Little Lamb Tales

That's Our Home by Jude Lennon

That’s Our Home by Jude Lennon

Southport author and storyteller Jude Lennon has a fantastic range of titles available for children, including her new book: That’s Our Home. 

Jude is the current Disney Winnie the Pooh Laureate for the North  West, a proud member of Team Author UK, a learning destination for the Children’s University, a Patron of Reading and a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

She is currently working with Hal’s Books on a series of books which feature an autistic main character. This series is part of the Awesome About Autism range and aims to raise awareness about Autism but also give autistic readers a character they can relate to.

Jude Lennon, author and Storyteller with Little Lamb Tales (littlelambpublishing.co.uk)

Restaurant Vouchers

It’s been a tough year for our hospitality businesses! Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in Southport have spent much of this year closed, and much of it under Tier restrictions.

Many local people, meanwhile, have missed the chance to go out and enjoy a good meal out.

Buying restaurant vouchers from venues in Southport is a great way of supporting local businesses while treating the ones you love to a meal out.

Restaurants locally include Trattoria 51, which has sites on the Promenade in Southport and Old Hall Street in Liverpool City Centre.

(20+) Trattoria 51 | Facebook

Cocktails To Your Door 

Cocktail deliveries Freshly made cocktails at your door! Perfect for BBQs, parties and more! Covering Southport and the surrounding areas. 

Mixed specially by award winning flair barman Paul ‘Spender’ Drewery, owner of Spender’s Bar in Southport. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/686571322143611/

 

Broadhurst’s bookshop

Broadhurst's bookshop in Southport

Broadhurst’s bookshop in Southport

Broadhurst’s Bookshop on Market Street is an Aladdin’s Cave of fascinating books for people of all ages. This indie bookshop sells new, secondhand, and antiquarian books

These books, famously wrapped in brown paper and tied up with string, look fabulous as gifts underneath the Christmas tree

Home – Broadhurst Bookshop southport (ckbroadhurst.co.uk)

 

Paintings by Sefton Artists 

Are you looking for some new artwork to hang on your wall? 

Sefton Artists are selling their works at The Atkinson in Southport. 

Call in and see Caverna Della Arlene Candide, Hanging Round, Rape Field, Blaze of Gold and more and see what you think.

(20) Sefton Artists (@seftonartists) / Twitter

 

Reputation Menswear 

Reputation Menswear Ltd is Southport’s exclusive designer menswear shop. 

The shop is based on Market Street but will also deliver to homes in the Southport area. 

The proprietor, Southport born and bred Malcolm Sykes, has been in the menswear business for 28 years. They sell a wide range of labels including Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Paul Shark, Lacoste and we also hire wedding and formal wear. 

Reputation Menswear Ltd

Zoom Comedy Bingo 

Comedy Bingo host and owner Brendan Riley

Comedy Bingo host and owner Brendan Riley

Not been able to get together with friends or family this Christmas? Looking to organise a Covid safe staff night out? Or keen to organise a charity fundraiser?

Zoom Comedy Bingo is run by Brendan Riley and Val Brady, who organise Sourthport Comedy Festival every year.

They can organise a night specially for the people you invite to get together and have a real laugh.

Big Comedy UK

Virtual Santa

Virtual Santa At Home

Virtual Santa At Home

Buy an early Christmas gift of a recorded message from Santa, or a live video chat with Santa himself, through Virtual Santa At Home.

This Southport firm is keen to bring the magic of Christmas into people’s homes this year.

(20+) Virtual Santa At Home | Facebook

Fine Italian food at Deli Volare

Food on sale at Volare Deli on Lord Street in Southport

Stuck for what to buy the food lover in your life?

There are lots of authentic Italian foods on display at Deli Volare on Lord Street in Southport.

(20+) DELI Volare | Facebook

Relax and Unwind this Christmas

The Dairy Holistic Hub in Southport offers people the chance to relax and unwind after all the stresses of 2020.

A sanctuary within Southport, they We offer a wide range of yoga and meditation classes plus reiki sessions and lots of different workshops.

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