Need a Secret Santa gift for the office? Don’t panic! Birmingham city centre has more than the Bullring, Selfridges and the Mailbox. While these shopping areas are some of the best in the country, Birmingham is also home to some interesting shops in tucked away city centre alleys and arcades. Here are the top 5 places to shop for Office Secret Santa gifts in Birmingham City Centre. Watch out, though; once you buy one of these gifts, you will be the hit of the entire company party. You might just get that raise you’ve been hoping for!
Swordfish Records sells new and used CDs and vinyl, perfect for the music lover or collector on your list. The shop has stood the test of time through the digital music takeover and remains the best place to buy collectible music. Over the years, The Kooks, Lenny Kravitz, Duran Duran and more music big wigs have visited the shop, so you never know whom you might run into.
Location: 66 Dalton Street, B4 7LX
Tucked away in the Jewellery Quarter is this hidden gem, from designer/maker Gosia Weber. Using discarded or scrap and off-cut leather and fabrics, Gosia Weber creates functional accessories like cardholders, shoulder bags, clutches, wristlets, satchels and more. These bespoke pieces will delight any person on your list with their bright colours and modern designs.
Location: 53A Frederick St, B1 3HS
Thought to be the second oldest comic book shop in the UK, Nostalgia Comics has been in business since 1977. Their merchandise includes a huge range of comics and nostalgic memorabilia like t-shirts, posters, action figures and toys. You may be tempted to spend all day here just browsing, making it the perfect place to treat yourself as well as the comic collector on your list. It is the city centre’s go-to place for comics and nostalgia, with a friendly, knowledgeable staff that is glad to help you find the perfect gift.
Location: 14-16 Smallbrook Queensway, B5 4EN
Vincent Van Doodle began in 2012 as an art business bringing together modern design and pop culture, music and film. No matter whom you are shopping for, something will speak to you from their selection of unique, bespoke art, design, framing and photography. If you cannot find something in their shop, they will make an original piece just for you. Their collection includes movie posters, Peaky Blinders art and posters, cocktail recipe prints and more.
Location: Linkstreet, Bullring, B5 4BU
From 15 November to 23 December, thousands of people from Brum and beyond will shop, eat and drink their way through Birmingham’s Frankfurt-style Christmas Market. The Christmas Market is full of hundreds of holiday themed gifts that are perfect for tucking into a stocking. Handcrafted jewellery, carved wooden toys and Christmas decorations are all on offer at the market. Include a visit to the open-air ice rink and big wheel to make it a weekend away!
Location: Victoria Square along New Street
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