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Christmas shopping

Wrap up your Christmas shopping with us

When it’s the thought that counts, think Premier Inn. If you’re planning to trek the malls in search of the very best prezzies for your nearest and dearest, we know all the best places to bag them – in over 750 locations around the UK. So why not turn your Christmas shopping trip into a festive city break with us?

Team Member - David Donnelly

David Donnelly, Operations Manager at Premier Inn St Andrews shares his tips on top gifts for friends and family…

Gifts for him
- Craft Beers have been a huge craze this year and there is nothing better than giving that Gent for cool beers to try this festive season. Pop the beers in the craft and wrap it in some clear cellophane and a nice bow!

Gifts for her
 - Make it personal with a Girls’ night-in hamper - perfect for January when the dancing shoes have been put to rest. Get a nice basket and fill it with those girls’ night-in essentials. Think PJs, fluffy socks, bottle of bubbly, manicure sets and of course chocolate. 

Gifts for the little ones - Kids get so many toys over Christmas so why not break the trend and buy them an experience instead? Come January when all the pressies have been played with, whip out those tickets and take the kids out for a fun filled day. Memories will be made and the kids will get a break from their latest gadgets. Think local attractions like aquariums, interactive museums, cinemas, theatres, soft play areas ice skating or rock climbing. Something to WOW all the family. There are always great deals out there!

City guides

Manchester city guide

As capital of the north-west, Manchester is suitably brimming with things to do and places to see. Whether it’s art or sport, culture or comedy, music or shops, Manchester has it all. Plus, not one but ten Christmas markets to visit over the festive period. Check out our guide to things to do in Manchester. 

York city guide

Fascinating museums, archaeological wonders, shopping for all tastes and hunting for ghosts - no matter what side of the City Walls you’re on, finding things to do in York won’t be a problem!
Come November, don’t forget to visit York’s famous Victorian style Christmas markets, too. 

Edinburgh city guide

If you’ve got the energy, Edinburgh’s got the goods. We’re talking castle, palace, zoo, parks, gardens and vaults, plus museums, galleries and theatres galore. Or, is it all about the shops? Homage to the whisky? A festive visit to their traditional Christmas markets? Whatever your metaphoric tipple, you’ll find a host of things to do in Edinburgh.

Things to do in Birmingham

Birmingham might be the UK’s second city but there’s nothing second rate about it. You'll find chic shops, fascinating heritage, a buzzing nightlife and contemporary culture. Come stay at one of our Birmingham hotels, and we bet you’ll be charmed by Brum’s big-city culture faster than you can say Cadbury Bourneville.