Magical Events, Shopping and Festive Fun in the Heart of the City
Glasgow is the perfect shopping city – the Style Mile boasts over 1,500 shops, making it the ideal place to head for gifts and all the essential items to make this time of year special.
Extended opening hours, as well as convenient click and collect options make it easy to get organised in the run up to the big day.
Not sure where to start? Take a look at our gift inspiration guide to get the ideas flowing.
With plenty of places to head for a coffee break, rejuvenating drink or well-earned post shopping meal, Christmas shopping in Glasgow is also a treat.
Make a full day of it and take in a panto or festive show at one of our renowned theatres and venues.
Glasgow has the best shopping in the whole of the UK outside of London. From quirky and vintage boutiques to high street favourites and designer names you’ll always find what you’re looking for. Every area of the city has its own unique character and a wealth of choice.
The Style Mile has a great selection of outlets from independent boutiques, designer stores, one off-speciality shops and malls.
Merchant City was once the home to the city’s wealthy merchants during the city’s trading heyday and as such has some of Glasgow’s most remarkable architecture as well as some of the city’s finest boutiques, bars, restaurants and the Gallery of Modern Art.
With a variety of colourful stalls offering a selection of gifts, artisan products and global cuisine set in a festive village of rustic cabins and stalls, this truly is a seasonal experience for all the family.
Scotland’s most popular shopping destination for diamond engagement rings, luxury watches and designer jewellery. The Argyll Arcade is home to 30 jewellers boasting brands such as Cartier, Hublot, Rolex and Tag Heuer. It's also the home to Glasgow's oldest pub, Sloans.
There’s no better (or easier) place to get the perfect presents for your Christmas list than Buchanan Galleries. The centre is packed with all the big High Street names, with over 80 stores.
Glasgow’s premium department store is located on Buchanan Street in the heart of Glasgow’s Style Mile. The iconic department store offers five floors of temptation, with an array of designer and high street brands.
John Lewis Glasgow is located within Buchanan Galleries where you’ll find inspiring must-have gifts for the whole family and everything you need to prepare your home for the festive season.
Offering an outstanding selection of stores, restaurants and cafes – showcased over 5 levels under a stunning glass ceiling and built around a central courtyard space, Princes Square offers a truly unique shopping and dining experience.
As Glasgow’s largest and most iconic shopping destination, St. Enoch Centre is home to an unrivalled range of department stores, leading high street brands and boutique retailers including Hamleys, Disney, Debenhams and Hotel Chocolat.
For something a bit different, pay a visit to one of our museum's shops. Each shop is unique and six are in the city centre including the GoMA, People's Palace and The Lighthouse.
The Glasgow Gift Card is THE perfect festive present – valid at a fantastic selection of over 80 shops, restaurants, attractions and more – your recipient can plan a bespoke day or night out – far more fun that a pair of socks or bottle of perfume!