Christmas shopping in Southampton

Last year we missed the joy that comes from wrapping up warm and heading into Southampton for Christmas shopping fun! We were forced to shop online, meaning the joy of perusing the shops, hand-selecting gifts, and absorbing the festive atmosphere was taken away.

We don’t know about you, but this year we’ll be making up for it! (Safely of course.)

Southampton has more than 400 shops, from gift-filled department stores, high street brands, independent boutiques for unique gifts, two shopping centres, and a retail park, all right in the heart of the city! You’ll be able to spend a day or two exploring the shops and finding those perfect gifts for your loved ones.

Fuelling yourself for some hardcore Christmas shopping couldn’t be easier either, with cafes and restaurants throughout the city providing everything you need from light refreshments to delicious cuisine to fill you up after a hard day shopping.

Christmas shopping in Southampton

Christmas German Market in Southampton (Photo credit: Visit Southampton) 

What’s more, this year welcomes back the return of Southampton’s traditional German Christmas market. Find stalls with a range of hand-made, authentic gifts and Christmas decorations, and delicious treats, from bratwurst and waffles to gingerbread hearts and candied fruit. There are also two bars with live music, so you can enjoy a German beer, mulled wine, or hot chocolate amongst the festive vibes.

Why not make your Christmas shopping in Southampton a weekend event or a mid-week break? Our hotels provide the perfect place to rest your head with something for all budgets. Take a look.