Receiving a gift that’s been embossed, embroidered or engraved with our names allows us to experience a unique feeling of recognition that something bought straight off-the-shelf can’t recreate. A personalised present instantly adds more heart to the simplest of gifts, so if you’re on the hunt for something with a heartfelt touch then look no further because intu Trafford Centre has you covered.
Think everything from bespoke KitKat chocolate bars and dazzling jewellery with engraved initials to a Quality Street tin filled with your special someone’s favourite chocolates – we’re looking at the purple ones… And the best part? You can find everything under one roof at intu Trafford Centre!
Read on to find out where you can get the best personalised gifts from brands like John Lewis & Partners, Selfridges and more…
John Lewis & Partners
Got a G&T lover in your life? Choose from eight ‘perfect pairing’ cracker combinations all from a handful of iconic gin brands like Edinburgh Gin and Tanqueray, which you can team with Fever Tree’s six tonic flavours including the Clementine Winter limited edition, so you can create the perfect gin-inspired gift.
Get a personalised Quality Street tin with a name of your choice on the lid (up to nine characters long), and choose a minimum of three chocolate varieties to fill it up.
Chocolates, in our humble opinion, have to be one of the greatest things in existence. So imagine our excitement when we found out that you can design your very own eight-finger KitKat bar. Oh, yeah.
Available exclusively at John Lewis & Partners, online and instore, chocoholics can choose from milk, white, dark or ruby chocolate and add a whole range of topping ingredients. Think everything from rose petals to salted caramel chunks and coconut flakes and yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.
Get them the gift of anything
Give the most difficult-to-buy-for-person on your list the gift of anything this Christmas with a £50 Gift Card and add a unique experience. Choose from personal styling service, home design, beauty tips or even an advice session for new parents.
Visit the fragrance department
Transform a simple gift into a perfect (and thoughtful) present with personal engraving from brands such as YSL, Giorgio Armani and Estee Lauder to name a few. Check out Selfridges’ fragrance department for more brands that offer exclusive and complementary engraving services on selected perfume bottles.
Names, initials, birthdays, special dates or words of inspiration, you can have absolutely anything you want engraved on an elegant Littlesmith necklace for the perfect personal touch.
Not Another Bill
With a passion for the finer details when it comes to gifting, you can’t go wrong with Not Another Bill. Have everything from bespoke phone cases, leather card holders, note books, keyrings and more all personalised just how you imagined. You can even bring in your own presents, and as long as it fits under their special machine, you can have it made bespoke for a small £15 fee.
Whether it’s for your mother, sister, wife, best friend or lover there’s a keep-forever piece for everyone at Thomas Sabo. From stunning bracelets and love coins to beautiful bangles and enchanting necklaces, you can even get selected charms engraved too. Plus, who doesn’t want something sparkly from Santa?
From friendship bracelets to statements pendants, you can personalise selected rings and necklaces from Monica Vinader and make your gift (either for a friend or yourself) extra special.
Aspinal of London
Have initials embossed on all small leather goods and sterling silver gifts, which can be either in gold or silver, for a fee of £15 for three initials. Should you opt for blind (embossing without ink) on leather goods, ensure that the surface is flat and smooth for a flawless finish.
Exclusive to Selfridges this Christmas, Veuve Clicquot’s destination gift boxes can be customised with a city or town of your choice. Bearing the famous yellow label, the arrow-shaped tin will make a great addition to any wine rack and will guarantee a smile from every bubbly lover.
My 1st Years
Whether you’re looking for a classic teddy bear that the family’s newest addition will cherish for years to come or their first pair of shoes, My 1st Years will stitch customise everything from blankets, soft toys, dressing gowns and clothing pieces – have you ever seen anything so adorable?!
Make-up obsessives will looove getting bespoke treatments from the experts at Selfridge’s dedicated Beauty Insiders team. You can steal the best tips and tricks while getting a full makeover, learn about which products will work best for your skin type and there’s even a complimentary 20 minute fast-track service too. Sold, sold and sold.
Icing since 1922, make a Thornton’s gift a little sweeter this Christmas by adding a personalised message straight onto their goodies. From chocolate plaques to alphabet truffles, this year, let the present do all the talking.
Cath Kidston will be hosting an exclusive personalisation event with embroidery specialists, Hand & Lock, who are offering free customisation with every pyjama purchase during the event on 8 December, from 1-5pm. With a maximum of three initials, it only takes 10-15 minutes before the embroidery is done.