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Looking for the ultimate Christmas Gift Guide? Look no further. The Restoration Yard Christmas Gift Guide 2021 has something for everyone. That's because The Store at Restoration Yard is not just a shop, especially when bursting with festive sparkle and delight, it’s a place of joy and inspiration. It's a genuine treasure trove of unique Christmas gifts for all ages.

Pick one of our exquisite gift hampers or create your own, choose under the tree worthy gifts for everyone, big and small, and find those all important stocking fillers. You’ll find divine homeware for the festive table, alongside beauty, inspiring books, must-have stationary, and oh, the Foodhall ~ simply foodie heaven. The Restoration Yard Christmas Gift Guide 2021 makes Christmas shopping soooo easy.

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The Best Gifts for Her

Tell her just how amazing she is with a selection of luxurious little pick-me-ups, splash out on statement jewellery or perhaps treat her to a little fashion accessory she would never buy for herself - cashmere wrist warmers anyone? There are so many surprising gifts big and small for she/her in The Store that you won't go wrong.

Pick up little treats to make her happy...

The Most Desirable of Gifts for Him

Is he a sartorial sophisticate, an outdoor kind of fellow or a bearded beaut? Whatever, in our Christmas Gift Guide 2021 we have gifts for him that will cover all bases. From little grooming treats, books for all interests and suave fashion accessories to quirky gadgets for all occassions, there will be something for that special 'he/him' in The Store.

Shop classic gifts to quirky treats...

The Beauty & Grooming Gifts for All

Let them soak, soap and soothe in a wonderful array of pampering beauty and wellness gifts. The Beauty Department in The Store is awash (ahem) with gorgeous smellies for the best of bathtimes. Just don't forget the addition of a scented candle or two to top off your gift recipient's indulgence. Aaahhh.

Select some seriously luxurious pampering for all...

The Best Gifts for Kids

Well isn't Christmas all about the kids? We think so. That's why the Children's Department in The Store is jam-packed with treasures to fill stockings with by midnight on December 24th. From the cuddliest of toys to snuggle up with to quirky games and puzzles, you'll make their day super special with any one of our kids' treats.

Cuteness and curiosity is all ticked off...

The Books Kids will Adore

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Broaden the minds of the littles in your life this Christmas with some beautiful books. The shelves in The Store are stacked with books that will enlighten, enhance and educate however, more than anything, they will enjoy. Old classics reworked, pop-ups to intrigue and just some wonderful stories to engage come bedtime.

Which ones will you choose...

The Gift of Light

Candles for your Christmas table or candles for your friends and family. There is something about a candle at Christmas isn't there? Therefore we have stocked The Store with an array of beauties that will bring your home and others that special festive glow. Shop the lot in The Store or head online for a curated selection.

Choose a little light up your life moment...

The Delights for the Drinks Devotees

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So you need a shiny bottle of something delightful to engage the most sophisticated of palates? We've got some top tipples to gift those whose nose prefers a wine of note. Also, we have beers and ales galore for those who are more devoted to the grain than the grape. Oh and if you know a stickler for the perfect gin - well we have that covered too in our drinks department in The Foodhall. Find a selection of our drinky gifts online and more in The Store including board games to enjoy those drinks with. Oh and perhaps pop some of our favourite hangover drops in their stocking too.

Delightful drinky gifts for those in the know...

Dancing Crow Zinfandel, £26.75
Secret Garden Christmas Gift Set, £29.95
The Wine Game, £21.95
Secret Garden Christmas Gin 50cl, £35.00

The Greatest Gifts for Games Enthusiasts

No festive gathering with family or friends is ever complete without a little quiz action therefore bring the gift of knowledge to the table. The Store is packed with quirky quizzes to get everyone's brain cells working, at every age. Perhaps someone you know is a little too competitive for a quiz without warlike outcomes? Give them some me-time with a soothing jigsaw instead.

Give these little gifts of knowledge this Christmas...

Jig Time Leaping Leopards Jigsaw Puzzle, £22.00
Games Room Pop Culture Quiz,
Talking Tables Murder Mystery On The Night Train, £32.95
Games Room Sing It Back Quiz,
Jig Time Stay Gold Jigsaw Puzzle, £22.00
Games Room Classic Quiz Compendium, £18.50

The Top Presents for Dogs & Doggy Lovers

Well, wasn't it so that 2020/21 saw the rise of dog? For so many this will be the first Christmas with their best lockdown purchase, their four-legged fur-baby. Make it one to remember with some of the most excellent dog treats for canines and their loving humans. Bake them biscuits, pamper them with beauty treats or pick up a cute toy - The Store at Restoration Yard is packed with gifting ideas for dogs and dog lovers.

Show them the love with these cute ideas...

The Best Gifts for Gardeners

If you're looking for the perfect gift for that green-fingered loved one - look no further. The Store is packed with garden lovers' lust-haves. From beauty treats for those hardworking hands to growing gifts that keep on giving season after season, there's a little gardening themed treat that will make the gardener in your life smile come Christmas Day.

Get inspired, here are some of gardening gifts picks for Christmas...

Glenstocken Grow Your Own Kitchen Herbs Kit, £22.50
Fikkerts Gardeners Survival Kit,
William Morris White Iris & Amber Gardening Glove Gift Set, £24.00.
Glenstocken Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden, £30.25
Glenstocken GRow Your Own Gin Lover's Garden, £22.50
Glenstocken Gardener's Essential Kit, £19.50

The Ultimate Christmas Hampers

Say Merry Christmas with the best of gifts. A Restoration Yard hamper, of any size, is the perfect treat. Check out our off-the-shelf baskets for wine, cheese, tea and coffee lovers. Or perhaps you would like to create your own? We can do this as big or as small as you like. These 'create your own' Christmas treats are a great way to say 'thank you' for your team at work or to say 'I love you' to that special someone.

Say hello to hamper heaven with our baskets of delights...

The Festive Foodie Treats

The Foodhall in The Store is a treasure chest of Christmassy treats for all. What Christmas Gift Guide would be complete without a make your own gingerbread house? Or indeed a jolly gingerbread man! Kids will adore. Oh and the grown-ups will be equally delighted with our offer of gorgeous festive foodie treats. Pass us the Amaretti biscuits please.

Just a few of our festive foodie treats to enjoy...

White Chocolate Bomb Snowman, £4.20
Gingerbread House, £10.95
Amaretti Biscuits, £7.90
Cole's Christmas Pudding, £12.20
Rita Farhi Almond Gift Box, £31.25
Decorate Your Own Tree, £10.95

The Most Fabulous Failsafe Present

OK so you've got that tricky recipient to buy a gift for. Give them the best of gift cards. Our Restoration Yard Gift Cards can be used in The Store and in our beautiful restaurant The Kitchen. It is, therefore, a pretty darn good all-rounder when it comes to gifting.

The Best Christmas Baubles Around

OK so not technically Christmas gifts but Christmas baubles are just one of our favourite things in The Store at Restoration Yard. When they arrive in store we know Christmas is coming. Of course we don't like to blow our own trumpet (too much) but we don't believe anywhere else offers the same bounty of beautiful Christmas baubles. These beauts will make your tree the talk of the town for all the right reasons. Get them before they go.

Here are just a few of our bestest...

The Perfect Christmas Advent Calendars

The countdown to Christmas only really commences when you open that first door on the advent calendar. Or, in the case of our pretty 3D advent calendars, when you slot in that first character or detail to a traditional nativity scene or a Christmassy woodland landscape. Yes, we prefer creativity over chocolate treats in an advent calendar.

Start the countdown with own of these...

So are you inspired for Christmas shopping now after perusing our Christmas Gift Guide 2021? Well, we hope so. Shop online and in The Store to make everyone you love have a most merry Christmas. Want to hear all the news from Restoration Yard first? Sign up to our newsletters to get 10% off your first online purchase*. Yay. You can also follow us over on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.