Tuesday 12 November 2019

Alternative Christmas Wish List from Royal Albert Dock | Guest Post

AD | Hello my lovelies! The festive season is nearly upon us and what better way to kick off Christmas shopping than with a trip to Liverpool's iconic Royal Albert Dock. In addition to the extensive drinking and dining options, the dockside retail scene is a great place to find unique and thoughtful gifts available nowhere else in Liverpool. With a range of independent retailers, visitors will be able to purchase something a little different for loved ones this year.

For The Mini Fashionista | Bella Diosa

Bella Diosa is a luxury fashion brand catering to babies and children of up to twelve years old, taking inspiration from the latest trends around the world. Stocking a handpicked selection of exclusive luxury worldwide brands, with the majority not available anywhere else in the UK, Bella Diosa is a great pick for any mini fashionista this Christmas. 

For The Quirky Art-Lover | The Nest
Known for its arty memorabilia, the Nest pays homage to the city by selling work from local artists and makers, providing customers with a unique opportunity to purchase something that is seen as "a little bit special", without having to be exclusive or expensive. Shoppers can expect Liver Bird cufflinks, Sparkly Liver Bird necklaces and other hand made jewels as well as candles by local makers Owen Drew. 

For The Trendsetter | Lost Soles

Leading designers of Liverpool streetwear, Lost Soles, is the ideal store for any fashion enthusiast. Just in time for Christmas, their new collection is sure to impress any Christmas shopper. With a selection of hoodies, trainers and graphic tees, the dockside hotspot caters to all price ranges...but be quick, once a design is gone, it's gone!

For The Foodie | Lunyalita

For those buying presents for cheese, wine and cured meat lovers, Lunyalita's deli provides the perfect spot to pick up some delicious festive treats. With a selection of Catalonian inspired delicacies, shoppers can indulge in whole hams, Embutidos and a variety of cheeses as well as Spanish cured vegetables such as Piquillo peppers and Sicilian sun-dried tomatoes, gifts sure to impress any foodie!

For Those With A Sweet-Tooth | Roly's Fudge

Winner of 58 awards including Best Confectionery South West UK, this quaint little dockside fudge shop has a mouth-watering selection of handmade treats perfect for any stockings that need to be filled. Flavours differ with delightful variation from salted Maple and Pecan to decadent Vanilla clotted cream. Dairy-Free and Vegan options are also available, making it a perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.

For The Music Lover | Dig at the Dock

One of Liverpool’s favourite independent record stores, Dig Vinyl, has launched a little sister six-month pop-up at the Dock just in time for Christmas. This effortlessly cool hotspot adds something completely new to the growing mix of independent retailers at the Dock with a collection of new and vintage stock for music fans of all ages.

With love, Alisha Valerie. x