If you and your loved ones have set a budget for Christmas gifts this year, there’s no need to scrimp on fabulousness – Selfridges Birmingham is the perfect destination for affordable presents and stocking fillers.
With kids’ items from just £2, women’s clothing from a fiver and men’s accessories for well under a tenner, Christmas can be sorted in one easy shopping trip.
Sam Watts, general manager of Selfridges Birmingham, said: “Not everyone can splash the cash at Christmas and we know it is a very expensive time of year. It’s why Selfridges prides itself on stocking brands and products for everyone, whatever their budget. We’ve got hundreds of items in store that are really special gifts, yet don’t break the bank.”
Calvin Klein’s glitter socks (£10) are the perfect addition to any outfit – peeping out of jeans, setting off a pair of cooler trainers or for just keeping those toes warm when lounging around the house. Or how about these cute stripe ribbon ruffle ankle socks from Tommy Hilfiger (£10)?
A small purse for a night out is the just the thing – this Alice Tait London-print purse (£9) is a fabulous stocking filler, made from faux leather and lined with striped cotton. The Michael Kors Money Pieces Saffiano leather card holder (£45), fitted with four slots and a central note pocket, is also ideal for credit cards.
Add glamour to the festive season party outfit with some false eyelashes. The Caro Lashes from Sweed Lashes is just £12.50 and will add drama to any look.
Make-up lovers are spoiled for choice – with Nyx products costing from just £4 for a lip liner up to a budget-friendly £25 for a professional palette of gorgeous eyeshadows. Zoeva’s brushes are ideal for everyday applications and cost from £7.99- £9. Push the boat and you can get Mac’s Look in a Box, with two eyeshadows, a lipstick, a blusher, a liner and mascara, and get 50p change out of £50.
Earrings are another lovely gift – Ted Baker’s petite Harly mini-heart earrings in rose gold are classy and understated (£19), while this grunge-inspired fleur-de-lys ring from The Kooples (£25) is the perfect accent to any outfit. You can’t go wrong with Astrid & Miyu’s Hold On studs in rose gold-plated brass and a sleek bar encrusted with diamanté crystals (£40).
The classic Levi’s t-shirt and this plain white tee from Reiss are both bargains at just £20 and you can keep their heads warm in style and select this Herschel Supply Co Elemer id beanie, which is £18.
Accessories are just as hot for men as women – pocket squares add panache to any suit, so why not place on of these Reiss pieces for just £15?
Head to the beauty hall and grab a Kiehl’s x Andrew Bannecker Man on a Mission set and he’ll be treated to Facial Fuel Energising Face Wash, Age Defender Power Serum, Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men and Body Fuel all-in-one energising wash – all for £31.
Santa has plenty of room to hide a stack of stocking fillers and there’s loads to choose from for the mini-mes.
You’ll never hear a complaint when you add a few sweet treats and Selfridges Birmingham has a huge range of mini packs to satiate their appetite: this chocolate penguin trio is £7.99, while this chocolate bauble filled with chocolate coins is £5.99. Hello Kitty lovers can also open a cute tin filled with chocolate circles (£5.49).
Older kids with a smartphone will love this retro Paladone Sega Saturn smartphone controller (£38), which will transform an Android phone into the classic console.
Champagne lovers can head to the Foodhall on Level 1, where the Moët & Chandon station can add a personalised label to every mini bottle for £19.99.
Thanks to Selfridges Birmingham’s renowned foodhall, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to tantalising stocking fillers. Delicious Cantucci biscuits are just £4.99 – perfect for that cup of morning Joe (how about Selfridges Selection Italian Cafetiere Coffee Bold & Strong at just £7.99?).
Customise a jar of limited edition Reese peanut butter (£6.99) – a delicious chocolate peanut butter spread – by adding the recipient’s name, ensuring no one else can touch it.
For the true lovers of Reese, how about this Selfridges exclusive: Perbellini chocolate peanut butter panettone (£27.99), made with Reese’s peanut butter chocolate and peanut butter cups. Mouthwatering!
Gift sets are a delightful stocking filler for foodies. Tiptree’s preserve gift box is £6.49 for three mini jars, while the Selfridges Selection British mini preserve trio is £11.99. If your loved one admires the former Blur bassist-turned cheesemaker Alex James, give them the gift of cheese: the Big Cheese Making Kit contains everything you need to make fresh mozzarella and ricotta in under an hour (£22.50).
Whether they love gin, whisky, rum or tequila, Selfridges Birmingham also has an enviable selection of spirits and liqueurs, including exclusive lines. Mini 50ml bottles cost from £5.
Love port? This limited edition Taylors reserve tawny Port (£46.99 for 1l) has been created to mark its 325th anniversary and is a unique blend of 10-40 year-old lots, hand-selected by head winemaker David Guimaraens, and syphoned into an early 18th century-style bottle.