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Christmas Gift Guide - Shopping at Wapping Wharf

Christmas is coming! And luckily for you, Wapping Wharf has a fabulous selection of retailers stocking gifts, goodies and garments for your nearest and dearest, making it the go-to destination for seasonal shopping. With a focus on independent, local and sustainable businesses, you’re sure to find plenty of beautiful and unique gifts at Wapping Wharf this Christmas.


Bringing together small, independent brands from across the world, every product you will discover in Frankly works hard to give back and support causes across various charitable endeavours. Frankly’s aim is to make ethical shopping accessible to all, stocking a frequently changing range of clothing, accessories, gifts and homewares, and each brand has a unique story to tell; when you visit Frankly you will find jewellery that is empowering women in Uganda, children’s books that support wildlife charities, men’s gifts made from recycled bicycle inner tubes in Malawi, bath and body products made by a Bristol charity and so much more!


This botanical boutique sells a diverse range of large and small house plants as well as fresh and dried flowers, gorgeous pots, specialist soils and various accessories for your plants. In fact, you’ll be amazed at how much they can fit into their compact shipping container! Find the perfect plant for your green-fingered friend at Bush this Christmas.


Give the gift of calm this Christmas with an Elevate yoga gift voucher or workshop. Elevate offers over 28 weekly classes from yoga and dance to barre and pilates, plus workshops and events throughout the year, including LGBTQIA+ meetups, poetry nights, sound baths, acroyoga, spoken word events, handstand workshops and their infamous bootylicious masterclasses! The studio is open to everybody so it’s the perfect gift for established or budding yogis alike.


With a variety of home and lifestyle brands all under one roof - including the fair trade company Nkuku, Bristol ceramics designer Hannah Turner and Danish interior design brands Bloomingville, House Doctor and Rice - Fig1 is a one stop shop for unique and beautiful homewares this Christmas season. Their collection boasts a huge array of unusual finds, kitchenware, lighting, books, prints, jewellery and more, so you’re sure to find something the ambitious interior designer in your life will love.


Bookhaus is a vibrant independent bookshop that encourages everyone to browse and find books that speak to and for them. With books of every genre from contemporary fiction to culture and childrens, Bookhaus also prides itself on representing Bristol’s tradition of being a centre of cultural radicalism and environmental awareness - encouraging readers to expand their horizons and shop from books outside of the obvious. Pick up a copy of the latest bestseller or cult classic for the bookworm in your life, or if there’s simply too much to choose from, get them a gift voucher and let them pick their own next read!


An oasis of calm in the centre of Bristol, Loop offers a range of bespoke treatments including deep tissue, pregnancy and sports massages, facials and reflexology. Treat that special someone to a Loop gift voucher and they can forget about the stresses of the world for a while. Loop’s practitioners know just how to encourage the body to release tension, and strive to leave you feeling soothed, stretched and uncrumpled - just what the doctor ordered after a busy Christmas season!

Beer Necessities

An independent bottle shop with speciality, quality and affordability at their core, Beer Necessities brings you the best craft beer from here, there and everywhere. Providing a careful balance of accessible favourites alongside more rare and eclectic cans and growlers, this bottle shop has it all, so whether you’re looking for your significant other’s favourite beverage, or something new and exciting to tantalise their taste buds, look no further than Beer Necessities!

Something Elsie

Something Elsie started as a stall at the Tobacco Factory Market in 2013, offering a carefully curated collection of high quality 80’s and 90’s vintage clothing; they stock beautiful dresses, skirts, denim, accessories and more! With an eye for colourful and bold prints, there are pieces for all occasions to be found at Something Elsie, offering a fun and sustainable alternative to fast fashion - making it the perfect place to shop for the fashionistas in your life.


Eat & drink at Wapping Wharf




Wapping Wharf in the evening




Serving a cocktail at Seven Lucky Gods


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