The Ultimate Local Christmas Gift Guide

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The Ultimate Local Christmas Gift Guide

What to buy for who and when to get started?! Christmas shopping can be a bit of a minefield. If you’re not one of those super-duper highly organised people, that’s already purchased and wrapped all their Christmas presents, you’re not alone.

Despite Christmas creeping in earlier year on year (hello October Christmas decorations), more people won’t start Christmas shopping until at least mid-December. Then of course you have those last-minute panic buyers who somehow get everything done on Christmas eve…

Regardless, of which Christmas gift buyer you identify as, we’ve put together the ultimate Christmas gift guide. From local Bicester crafts and Bicester experiences to meals out at the Lion, stocking fillers, and of course the ‘big’ gift.


Top Picks from Bicester Village

We absolutely adore the classic Smythson notebooks, with their cheeky little slogans. They are such giftable items, and brilliant value for money when you purchase them in the Bicester Village boutique.

Le Creuset – for all the foodies of course! No dining or cooking set is ever fully complete without a Le Creuset dish or pot. There are plenty of treats in the Bicester Village store for under £50 too.

The White Company – what could be cosier than a cashmere or wool blanket? The White Company boutique was the busiest store at Bicester Village, why? It’s perfect for Christmas gifting!


All Things Local to Bicester

S&H Coffee Shop & Gifts – Nestled in the heart of Bicester Market Square, S&H is the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee whilst browsing a handful of homemade gifts and thrifted items.

A book from Coles Book Shop with many thousands of titles in stock, Coles book shop is perfect for browsing, seeking recommendations from Booksellers, and generally finding inspiration.


Experiences at the Lion

Why not promise a loved one a long weekend in one of our boutique bedrooms? All of our 13 unique and charming bedrooms are brimming with classic country charisma. We have a slumbersome selection of three fantastic room types available ranging from comfortable Classics, sensational Superiors, and divine Deluxes.  We would recommend setting an alarm if you plan on snatching a quick forty winks – many a fine fellow has lost hours bewitched beneath the sheets in our irresistible beds.

Or if you can’t pin down some dates for a stay, why not a dining experience? Perfect for couples, family, and friends. Our premium pub is a prime go-to destination for delicious dishes and hearty British cuisine. Wine and dine in decadence in our charming country restaurant with its cool flagstone floors, rustic wooden furnishings, and enchanting timber beams trimmed with dried lavender bunches overhead.

To book a table or a room, click here. Or if you would like to make your stay extra special, give us a call on 01869 388228. From a bottle of bubbly upon arrival to scattered rose petals, we know how to spoil your loved ones rotten.

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