Hands up if you’ve finished your Christmas shopping? If like many you haven’t managed to get very far or even started, get yourself down to Leicester City Centre to find the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest. You’ll find the perfect assortment of shops from well- known high street retailers to smaller boutiques and independents for that unique one-off gift you won’t find anywhere else. Take a stroll down the charming and picturesque streets of St. Martin’s Square and The Lanes which sit alongside pretty tea-shops or head over to the High Cross and Haymarket Shopping Centre to experience the vast selection of high street stores.

High Cross

You’ll find an unrivalled selection of retailers at every step including brand names like John Lewis, Apple, Debenhams, Pandora and the newly opened Zara. High Cross boasts over 40 delicious cafes and eateries too, so when the shopping bags have started wearing you down, you can take a break and recharge your batteries.

Haymarket Shopping Centre

Just a few steps away from High Cross you’ll find the Haymarket Shopping Centre featuring big names like TK Maxx, The Entertainer and H&M.  Choice is one thing you won’t be short of so there’s no excuse to come back empty handed!

The Lanes

Once you’ve experienced the hustle and bustle of High Cross and Haymarket Shopping Centre you might want to take things a little easier.  Make your way down to the quaint old-world of The Lanes and St. Martin’s Square.   You’ll find quirky independent shops for unique one-off gifts you won’t find on the High Street and business owners who have a real passion for what they do. Unique shops like Pomponette whose classic and contemporary rustic interiors create a homely and warm atmosphere to shop in, as well as a varied selection of eclectic and timeless pieces perfect for any home.

If you’re looking for a statement piece of jewellery for that special someone in your life then why not visit the official jewellers to Leicester City Football Club. Lanes Fine Jewellery is run by husband and wife duo Carli & Ercan Onguc where you’ll not only experience exquisite jewellery, but a first class and personalised service.

St Martin’s Square

St Martin’s Square boasts a whole range of boutique shops set in a pretty and elegant courtyard. If you’re looking for a unique one off gift for someone who takes pride in their home get down to Harriman & Co for products they state are ‘beautiful, practical and honest’.

Another little treasure you’ll discover is Just Fairtrade. You’ll not only find distinctive gifts for loved ones but being a social enterprise you’ll be helping to improve the lives of others less fortunate than yourself.

Who doesn’t adore chocolate at Christmas? Actually rephrase that…who doesn’t adore chocolate – at any time of the year. Step into the immersive world of chocolate at Cocoa Amore. The ideal stop off if you’re looking for a perfect chocolaty Christmas gift. For quality affordable handmade treats plus a hands on chocolate making workshop head down to Cocoa Amore, Silver Street.

So what are you waiting for? Make your way down to Leicester City Centre where the shopping experience will be as diverse as the city itself.

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